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WI vs Bangladesh T20 rained out

WI vs Bangladesh T20 rained out

The one-off Twenty20 cricket international between the West Indies and Bangladesh was abandoned with no result Wednesday after a lengthy, heavy shower rendered conditions unfit for play at Warner Park. Bangladesh, after winning the toss, reached 31-0 off 4.4 overs when rain and strong winds caused ground staff problems as covers were blown around...

Ctg mayor faces contempt rule

Ctg mayor faces contempt rule

The High Court today issued a contempt of court rule against Chittagong City Corporation (CCC) Mayor M Manjur Alam and three others for continuing the construction of a market building in the city ignoring the court’s order. In response to a petition, the HC asked the four to explain why contempt of court proceedings should not be brought against them for defying its order. The three others are: Ali Ahmed, CCC chief executive officer; Yusuf Ali, president of Bahaddarhat Pauro Market; and Anwar Hossain, a contractor and proprietor of Four Star Syndicate. The bench of Justice Sheikh Hassan Arif and Justice Abu Taher Md Saifur Rahman also summoned Ali Ahmed to appear...

HC okays foreign TV channels

The High Court yesterday cleared the way for the authorised cable television service providers to continue operating foreign channels in Bangladesh. The court rejected a writ petition, which challenged the legality of these channels, and sought directives on the government to ban three Indian TV channels -- Star Jalsa, Star Plus, and Zee Bangla. The HC bench of Justice Sheikh Hasan Arif and Justice Abu Taher Md Saifur Rahman passed the order, saying that the petition was not moved properly. Deputy Attorney...

Man held with 1.3kgs gold at Dhaka airport

Man held with 1.3kgs gold at Dhaka airport

Customs intelligence officials detained a man with 1.373 kilogrammes of gold worth Tk 65 lakh from Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka early today. Arrestee Ziaur Rahman, 40, of Munshiganj landed the airport from Malaysia by a Malaysian Airlines flight, MH 196, around 12:15am, said Umme Nahida Akter, assistant director of Customs Intelligence. A team of...

3 held for killing AL leader in Dhaka

3 held for killing AL leader in Dhaka

Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) members detained three people for their alleged involvement with the killing of ward-level Awami League leader Jahangir Alam in Dhaka 17 days back. Rab nabbed the trio, whose identities could not be known immediately, from different parts of the capital. Jahangir Alam, 45, one of the president candidates of ward no-28 unit of AL, was shot dead in front of his West Agargaon house while he was getting down from his car on August 9. Among the detainees, Rab identified Naeem as the main killer who shot Alam in his chest, Mufti Mahmud Khan, director of the legal and media wing of Rab, told The Daily Star. The victim...

WI seal 91-run win to whitewash Bangladesh

WI seal 91-run win to whitewash Bangladesh

Tigers conceded a 91-run defeat as hosts whitewashed the visitors in the final match of the three-match one day international (ODI) series at St Kitts in West Indies this morning. Chasing the target of 339, Bangladesh had difficulty crossing the 250-milestone and only managed to score 247 losing eight wickets.   Winning the toss, the Caribbeans...

MONEY LAUNDERING CASE

ACC quizzes ex-BNP minister Morshed

ACC quizzes ex-BNP minister Morshed

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) today interrogated former foreign minister M Morshed Khan and his son Faisal Morshed Khan in a money-laundering case. ACC Deputy Director Mir Zainul Abedin Shibly, also the investigation officer of the case, started the interrogation around 10:30am and continued for over two hours, sources at the anti-graft watchdog headquarters said. After the interrogation, Morshed, also a BNP leader, told reporters that he provided some information to the ACC officials which they had asked for. ACC Chairman M Bodiuzzaman said they will also grill Nasrin Khan, wife of Morshed, in connection with the case. Bodiuzzaman however expressed his hope that the ACC will not take a long time to complete...

HC clears way for foreign TV channels in Bangladesh

HC clears way for foreign TV channels in Bangladesh

The High Court today cleared the way for government-permitted cable channel distributors to continue broadcasting foreign television channels in the country. The court came up with the order after rejecting a writ petition seeking directives upon the government to stop broadcasting three Indian TV channels -- Star Jalsa, Star Plus and Zee Bangla --...

Shakib’s suspension reduced

Shakib’s suspension reduced

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has reduced the suspension of ace all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan by over three and a half months, allowing him to return to the cricket from September 15. In a BCB board meeting at Mirpur today, it was decided that Shakib will be available for selection from September 15 onwards. However, the...

IMPEACHMENT OF JUDGES

20-party announces nationwide demo

20-party announces nationwide demo

BNP-led 20-party alliance today announced a three-day countrywide programme to protest against the government’s move to restore parliament's authority to impeach Supreme Court judges. As per the programme, the leaders and activists of the alliance will stage demonstrations across the country, excluding Dhaka city, tomorrow.   The alliance will hold demonstrations at 18 points in...

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