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Bangladesh

Malaysia Second Home Programme

Bangladesh among top 3 countries

Bangladesh is among the top three countries after China and Japan to avail itself of the "Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H)" programme with 2,923 Bangladeshis so far taking the offer. This year 285 more Bangladeshis have applied for enrolment in the programme to get five years' residence permit by making minimum investment of US $100,000. Disclosing the figure at a "Meet-the-Press" programme at the Jatiya Press Club yesterday, Malaysian High Commissioner in Dhaka Norlin Othman said mostly business people from Bangladesh...

Deals signed to build mega power plant

Deals signed to build mega power plant

Bangladesh yesterday signed two memorandums of understanding with Malaysia to set up a 1,320-megawatt coal-based power plant in Maheshkhali at an initially estimated cost of around $2 billion. The final cost of the thermal power plant in the country's future energy hub in Cox's Bazar will be known after a feasibility study.  The plant on...

17th Asian Games

Looking for a miracle

Looking for a miracle

Bangladesh will be looking forward to creating a small piece of history when they face Hong Kong in their last Group B match of the Asian Games at the Hwaseong Sports Complex in Incheon today. The match will start at 2pm Bangladesh time. Having never qualified for the second round in the Asian Games,...

'For your country it has to come from within'

'For your country it has to come from within'

Bangladesh's debacle in the West Indies can be attributed to a number of reasons. The lack of longer version games, dead wickets in the first-class circuit and the low morale created due to the series of defeats this year are just a few. However, according to Bangladesh bowling coach Heath Streak, it's the lack of 'physical preparation' that tends to hurt players the most. While a poor first-class system does contribute to that aspect, the former Zimbabwe all-rounder reckons that it also comes down to individual training.   “It all comes down to being a real professional. Your training; your diet; your rehab; improving your physical conditions when you're off cricket; the...

FIRST 20-PARTY HARTAL AFTER JAN 5 POLLS

1 picket hurt as cops open fire in Sabujbagh

1 picket hurt as cops open fire in Sabujbagh

A youth was shot this morning when police, after coming under attack by pickets, opened fire on them at Sabujbagh in Dhaka as the BNP-led 20-party alliance enforced its first hartal (shutdown) after the January 5 general election. According to police, the pickets hurled homemade bombs on them, leaving a police constable injured, prompting...

Writ seeks health test of sacrificial cattle

Writ seeks health test of sacrificial cattle

A lawyer today appealed with the High Court seeking order for appointment of veterinary doctors for all the cattle markets in Dhaka ahead of Eid-ul-Azha to examine health of the sacrificial animals. The team will find out the presence steroid (one kind of hormone group medicine) such as Dexamithason, Cortisol, Bitamithason, Hydrocortison as well...

FF certificates of 4 secretaries revoked

FF certificates of 4 secretaries revoked

The government has revoked the freedom fighter certificates of four secretaries and stayed the certification of one other. The liberation war affairs ministry today issued a gazette notification in this regard. Earlier this month, the Anti-Corruption Commission found them guilty of forgery in obtaining the certification and recommended for revoking their certificates. The four secretaries who...

War crimes trial and transparency of justice

War crimes trial and transparency of justice

It has been said that war crimes trials arise from high expectations that cannot possibly be met. Perhaps the Bangladesh war crimes trials have also raised such expectations…. We do know that in a self-respecting nation it is imperative that criminals who aided and abetted atrocities and crimes against humanity cannot, are not,...

Relaxed hartal in Dhaka

Relaxed hartal in Dhaka

Despite a 24-hour countrywide hartal enforced by Jamaat-e-Islami across the country, Dhaka city dwellers came out in streets and performed their daily jobs as usual today. No unexpected incident was reported from any part of Dhaka or somewhere else till filing this report around 11:00am.  On Wednesday, Jamaat-e-Islami called 48-hour hartals for Thursday and Sunday...

‘Addict’ kills 3 of his family in Sunamganj

‘Addict’ kills 3 of his family in Sunamganj

An alleged drug addict stabbed his father, wife and two-year-old daughter to death in Dakhkhin Sunamganj upazila of Sunamganj last night. Police arrested the killer, Alfu Mia, 45, hailed from Brahmangaon village in the upazila, reports our Sunamganj correspondent. The deceased were identified as Alfu’s father Alauddin, 70, wife Beauty Begum, 32, and daughter Amina...

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