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Shakib’s foreign league ban to go ‘soon’

Shakib’s foreign league ban to go ‘soon’

Happy with the behaviour of Shakib Al Hasan, Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) said today it will lift the embargo on his playing overseas cricket leagues - valid till December 31, 2015 – on appeal. “The cricket board is happy with Shakib’s behaviour,” BCB President Nazmul Hassan Papon told reporters after returning to Bangladesh from...

Why 3 Indian channels’ telecast won’t be stopped: HC

Why 3 Indian channels’ telecast won’t be stopped: HC

The High Court today asked the government to explain in four weeks as to why it should not be directed to stop telecast of three Indian television channels--Star Jalsha, Star Plus and Zee Bangla--in Bangladesh. The division bench of Justice Moyeenul Islam Chowdhury and Justice Md Ashraful Kamal came up with the rule after...

Ashraful's ban reduced by 3 yrs

Ashraful's ban reduced by 3 yrs

Former captain Mohammad Ashraful has had his eight-year ban for involvement in corruption reduced to a five-year penalty, with two years suspended, by the BCB's disciplinary panel chairman. Ashraful had appealed to the disciplinary panel chief, Justice Mohammad Abdur Rashid, in July, asking that the ban he received a month earlier, for his involvement...

If banned, Jamaat to go underground: Muhith

If banned, Jamaat to go underground: Muhith

Finance Minister AMA Muhith today said if Jamaat-e-Islami is banned through enacting a law, the fundamentalist party would go underground. “They (Jamaat) are expert in killing,” Muhith told reporters after a meeting with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) managing board team at his secretariat office in Dhaka. On the Jamaat enforced ongoing hartal to protest...

E-Cigarettes must be regulated: WHO

E-Cigarettes must be regulated: WHO

The UN health agency recommended Tuesday that nations regulate electronic cigarettes and ban them from use indoors until the exhaled vapor is proven not to harm bystanders. In a report to its 194 member nations, the World Health Organization also called for a ban on sales to minors of the popular nicotine-vapor products, and...

Nigeria football federation voted out as Fifa ban looms

Nigeria football federation voted out as Fifa ban looms

Nigeria’s football federation were voted out of office on Saturday after being accused of botching up the country’s World Cup campaign but it is unlikely Fifa will recognise the hastily-arranged elections as anything more than a coup d’état, Reuters reports. An extraordinary general assembly of the federation went ahead in Abuja on Saturday despite...

Court upholds French full veil ban

Court upholds French full veil ban

The European Court of Human Rights has upheld a ban by France on wearing the Muslim full-face veil - the niqab. A case was brought by a 24-year-old French woman, who argued that the ban on wearing the veil in public violated her freedom of religion and expression. French law says nobody can wear in...

Suarez ban excessive: Chiellini

Suarez ban excessive: Chiellini

Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini says the four-month ban given to Luis Suarez for biting him is excessive. Suarez, 27, bit the Juventus player during Uruguay's 1-0 win over Italy and has been banned from all football-related activity until the end of October by world governing body Fifa. Chiellini, said he has "no feelings of joy,...

Ukraine bans entry to Russian male citizens

Ukraine bans entry to Russian male citizens

Ukraine today said it will impose stricter border controls on Russian men trying to enter the country, where pro-Moscow rebellions have broken out. "From today the Ukrainian border control service has significantly increased checks at the border with Russia, not only at the airport," a spokesman for the service, Oleh Slobodian, said. "This applies to...

Turkey officials lift ban on Twitter

Turkey officials lift ban on Twitter

The Turkish authorities have lifted a ban on Twitter following Wednesday's constitutional court ruling, officials and media reports say. The court had told the country's telecommunication authorities the two-week-old ban must be lifted as it was a breach of freedom of expression. It may take a couple of hours for full access to Twitter to...

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