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Update : 15 Nov 2014, 02:27 AM

Five-star Jubair inspires Tigers fightback

The Bangladesh spinners, spearheaded by 19-year old leggie Jubair Hossain, once again put in an impressive shift as Zimbabwe were all out for 374 in their first innings of the third and final Test at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium yesterday giving the hosts a lead of 129 runs. By the close of the third day’s play, Bangladesh scored 23 without loss and extended their lead to 152 runs with openers Tamim Iqbal (eight) and Imrul Kayes (11) unbeaten at the crease.

31 illegal foreigners arrested in capital

Detective Branch (DB) of police in a special drive in capital’s Uttara, Rampura and Gulshan areas early yesterday arrested 31 foreign nationals of 10 African countries for staying in the country without having any legal documents. 

It was the first drive conducted by DB police against the illegal foreigners in large scale.

Ex-MP son arrested for wife’s death

Son of former Jessore 5 constituency lawmaker Khan Tipu Sultan was arrested for his alleged involvement in the murder of his wife early yesterday.

Twenty-four-year-old Dr Shamaruf Mahzabin Kona, wife of Humayun Sultan, was found hanging in the bathroom of her in-law’s Dhanmondi house on Thursday afternoon.

7-murder motive still unknown in six months

Six months since the gruesome killings of seven people in Narayanganj, investigators say they still do not know the accused RAB members’ motive behind the murders despite having enough information and evidence to submit a charge sheet.

The police have so far found that the planning and execution of the murders involved at least 38 people, including 23 members of the Rapid Action Battalion. However, police sources said it would take more time to submit all their findings because of some “limitations” in the probe.

JERUSALEM TENSION

Israel ends age limit on holy site access

Israel says it will allow men of all ages into Jerusalem’s holy site complex, after months of restrictions.

The restrictions on Muslim male worshippers were imposed after tension and unrest in the city between Israel and the Palestinians.

BRTA generous in issuing fitness certificates

Officials concerned at Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) have been issuing fitness certificates to vehicles without properly following the inspection procedures set by the transport regulatory body itself.

Sources at the BRTA said there are at least 30 different tests that all vehicles have to pass in order to get certified for fitness. But most of the time the BRTA officials are only checking the colour of the vehicles’ bodies – and in case of some private cars, checking the engines – before issuing the certificates.

Robotics showdown at Buet

Picture this...two robots – one controlled remotely and another pre-programmed – are working together to solve the same problem. They are designed to follow directives and coordinate tasks between themselves. When one works, the other waits for its turn, and after finishing their tasks individually, the duo work together to solve the given task.

That was a small description of what was happening at the robotic competition held at Buet yesterday.

Lucrative offers make farmers opt for tobacco cultivation

Lucrative facilities offered by tobacco product manufacturers are pushing farmers across the country towards cultivating tobacco instead of winter crops, making the government’s initiative to cut the tobacco farming futile.

A rough estimation by the field offices of the Department of Agriculture Extension shows that the tobacco yield this season will be more than that in previous years, even though the government wants to reduce the volume gradually as it hampers the production of cereal crops such as Boro paddy and maize.

WATER LOGGING IN MUNSHIGANJ

Uncertainty looms over cultivation on 20,000 hectares of land

Farmers are in fear that water stagnation may hamper the cultivation of Rabi crops, including potato, on 20,000 hectares of land at Sirajdikhan and Louhajang upazilas in Munshiganj. 

They said the canals linked to agriculture lands have been filled up with sands or silt and so water cannot be removed from agriculture lands. 

Joy: No dialogue as long as Jamaat is involved in process

Sajeeb Wazed Joy yesterday said the Awami League is always  ready to talk with any party except Jamaat-e-Islami.

Apparently indicating the BNP, he said: “If a party wants to sit for a dialogue, we will not agree as long as they keep Jamaat involved in the process.”

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