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Dhaka Tribune

Morning brief

Update : 25 May 2014, 03:06 AM

Real secure La Decima

Real Madrid capped the 2013-14 season with a hard fought 4-1 win over city rivals Atletico Madrid in the final of the Uefa Champions League in Lisbon yesterday.

The decisive moment came in the sixth minute of the second half of the extra time Gareth Bale headed Real into the lead while Marcelo added the third two minutes later, the rout was completed by Ronaldo who converted a penalty in the last minute of extra time.

RAB: Jihad of AL masterminded Ekram’s killing

The Rapid Action Battalion yesterday claimed that local Awami League leader Jihad Chowdhury had masterminded the killing of Fulgazi Upazila Chairman Ekramul Haque.

Interrogating eight people, seven of whom were arrested from the capital and another from Feni, RAB found that internal feud between Jihad and Ekram over establishing supremacy led to the killing that took place four days back in broad daylight in Feni town.

Dhaka to seek assistance for six mega projects

During the visit of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to Japan, Bangladesh will seek assistance for six mega projects.

The projects are Ganges Barrage, multimodal tunnel under Januma Bridge, new nuclear power plant, new rail bridge parallel to Bangabandhu Bridge, Eastern bypass, restoration of four rivers around Dhaka city and improvement of Mawa-Kalna-Narail-Jessore road with the construction of a bridge over Kalna.

Feni murder: Financier, arms provider under scanner

Investigators of the Fulgazi upazila chairman murder incident are crosschecking the information that a local BNP leader had financed the killing.

A highly-placed source in the Feni police, seeking anonymity, said information extracted from the arrested revealed that the BNP leader had used local Awami League leader Jihad Chowdhury, who had longstanding feud with the slain chairman, Ekramul Haque Ekram, for the murder.

Khaleda warns of ‘out of control situation’ if election delayed

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia gave a warning yesterday that the situation might go beyond everyone’s control if the government does not hold an election under a non-partisan administration, before it is too late.

The party, which boycotted the January 5 election, asked the government not to indulge in excesses and to hold the parliamentary election immediately to resolve the political deadlock.

Thai coup leader cements grip, assumes law-making power

Thailand’s military junta said yesterday it had disbanded the Senate and placed all law-making authority in the army chief’s hands, dramatically tightening its grip after a coup that has sparked Bangkok protests and drawn international condemnation.

The regime also confirmed it had detained former premier Yingluck Shinawatra and scores of other ousted government leaders and would hold them for up to a week as it corralled potential opponents to its takeover.

Man submits fake letter to be in PM’s entourage

In a daring attempt, an imposter forged a document by Prime Minister’s Office to become a member of the entourage of Sheikh Hasina’s tour in Japan.

One Mohammad Khorshed Alam on Wednesday went to the protocol section of the Foreign Ministry and submitted a fake letter which stipulated that four journalists including him should be members of the premier’s entourage to Japan.

What anchors us to success

Some people know exactly what they want with their career – how they would like to close the quarter, and where they would like to be in five years. For the vast majority of people, however, their idea of what they want out of their career is a vague idea at best.

Traffic system breaks down in Rajshahi city

Traffic system has broken down in the absence of the functional Automatic Traffic Light Signal System in Rajshahi city.

Traffic jam is a common sight in most points of the city. Road crashes often take place because commuters and drivers do not go by manual signals.

Thousands of cases piling up under DMP

Over thousands of cases with different police stations in the capital have remained unresolved for years due to lack of coordination and manpower shortage.

Investigations into at least two hundreds sensational cases in 49 police stations in the capital are yet to see the light of the day while everyday some new cases are being added to the existing ones.

Cox’s Bazar to ‘have special economic zone’

Planning Minister AHM Mostafa Kamal yesterday said the government will develop a special economic zone in Cox’s Bazar considering its tourism and economic potentials.

“Cox’s Bazar will be developed as a special economic zone and a special tourist spot,” the minister said while visiting the marine drive project in the sea beach town.

Foreign minister unaware of Modi’s visit to Dhaka

Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali yesterday said they have no knowledge about the possible visit of Indian Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi to Bangladesh.

“We still don’t know about it. We want that he visits Bangladesh,” the foreign minister told a press briefing.

Gunman kills six in drive-by shooting in California college town

A lone gunman sprayed bullets from a car in a drive-by shooting in a southern California college town, killing at least six people before his car crashed and he was found dead inside, authorities said on Saturday.

Seven more people were wounded in what the Santa Barbara County Sheriff described as a premeditated atrocity late on Friday in the town of Isla Vista near the campus of the University of California at Santa Barbara.

Brazil hit by new pre-World Cup strikes, protests

Brazil faced new protests and strikes Friday as bus drivers continued their walkout in Sao Paulo’s suburbs and Rio de Janeiro braced for demonstrations 20 days from the World Cup.

The bus drivers’ strike stranded commuters in 10 towns in the greater Sao Paulo metropolitan area for a second day.

CNG-run auto-rickshaw owners threaten strike again

Owners of CNG-run auto-rickshaws have threatened again to go on a 36-hour strike from Tuesday if the lifespan of auto-rickshaws is not extended to 15 years.

Dhaka Metropolitan CNG Auto-rickshaw Owners’ Association issued the threat from a human chain in capital yesterday.

Suspected thief ‘dies in DB custody’

He was taken to the Gopalganj 250-bed General Hospital at around 10:30am when he was already dead

Police and doctors in the district gave different versions of the death of a suspected thief yesterday, a day after he had been picked up by the DB police personnel.

Ashraf Hawlader, 50, was taken to the Gopalganj 250-bed General Hospital at around 10:30am. He was already dead.

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