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Govt not mulling permanent ban on Shela river route

Govt not mulling permanent ban on Shela river route

The government is not considering a permanent ban to the plying of riverine vessels through Shela river in the Sundarbans, Shipping Minister Shahjahan Khan said today. His comments came hours after suggestion by an inter-ministerial meeting for ban on use of the route through world’s largest mangrove forest in wake of oil spill through...

Kuwait reopens entry of Bangladeshi workers in Feb

Kuwait reopens entry of Bangladeshi workers in Feb

Following a seven-year ban on most Bangladeshi workers, it has been decided to reopen the entry of Bangladeshi workers coming to Kuwait in February. Kuwait Times published a reports quoting Bangladeshi Ambassador to Kuwait Major General Mohammed Ashhabuddin. Ashahbuddin said that Bangladesh’s foreign minister recently met his Kuwaiti counterpart Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Sabah in Abu...

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,...

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