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Tigers build on Tamim, Riyad

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Tigers build on Tamim, Riyad

After the early loss of Soumya Sarker, Tamim Iqbal and Mahmudullah Riad demonstrated exemplary stroke play to build Bangladesh’s innings in chase of 317 against Scotland. Bangladesh are one batsman short with opener Anamul Haque suffering a dislocated shoulder joint. Commentators say he is at a local hospital attending treatments.

Khaleda wants to be in prison: PM

Khaleda wants to be in prison: PM

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia wants to be in jail to avoid the public wrath following the recent violence and to get coverage in international media and sympathy from foreigners, said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in parliament yesterday. Alleging that Khaleda does not abide by court orders, law, rules and the constitution, Hasina yesterday said...

Hindustan Times Editorial

Call for trial of Star editor criticised

Leading Indian newspaper The Hindustan Times yesterday editorially criticised the call made by Sajeeb Wajed Joy for the arrest and trial of eminent civil society activists, a renowned jurist and the editor of The Daily Star for alleged treason. The paper called on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to firmly eschew such moves. The comments appeared in the lead editorial under the headline “Avijit Roy Murder: The fallout of Bangladesh's broken politics”, condemning the murder of blogger Avijit Roy and current volatile...

GRAFT CASES

Court upholds Khaleda’s arrest warrant

Court upholds Khaleda’s arrest warrant

A Dhaka court today upheld the arrest warrants issued against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in Zia Orphanage Trust and Zia Charitable graft cases. After refusing to entertain the petitions filed seeking withdrawal of Khaleda’s arrest warrants, Judge Abu Ahmed Jamadar of the special judge's court-3 said the February 25 order on the BNP chief’s arrest will remain effective. As per law, none can file such petition on behalf of any fugitive accused, Judge Jamadar said after hearing the petitions. The court also fixed April 5 for further hearing in the cases. It also allowed defence counsel Sanaullah Mia to represent another accused Tarique Rahman at the court in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft...

8 named for Independence Award

8 named for Independence Award

The government today announced the names of eight eminent personalities for Independence Award-2015 in recognition of their glorious and outstanding contributions at the national level. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will hand over the awards at a function in city's Osmany Memorial Auditorium on March 25, said an official release. The nominees are: commandant Manik Chowdhury...

Editorial

Unabated violence

SO far BNP's political programme has cost 113 lives. Sixty of them were victims of arson attacks on buses and public transport. More than 1,200 vehicles have been destroyed by fire or damaged by miscreants. One hundred thirty people are writhing in agony in the burn units. And on Sunday only, 43 vehicles were damaged or put on fire. To compound matters, political clashes and traffic accidents, including bullet riddled bodies, number 17. The crossfire deaths and public beatings,...

Turning population into resource is the key

Bangladesh must equip its huge population with vocational skills to help industries, a leading academic said yesterday. “If we can do that, we will become a labour supply nation. Then foreign countries would recruit our people paying all the expenses, visa fees and air fares,” said Syed Saad Andaleeb, vice-chancellor of Brac University.  “If we can't develop their skills we will not be have the negotiation power,” he said at a workshop styled “Labour Markets and Growth” at Brac Centre Inn...

PETROL BOMB ATTACK

Driver killed, helper burnt in Chapainawabganj

Driver killed, helper burnt in Chapainawabganj

A covered van driver was burnt alive and his helper suffered injuries as pickets allegedly firebombed the vehicle in Shibganj upazila of Chapainawabganj early today. The deceased was identified as Shipon, 35, who hailed from Barisal, our Chapainwabganj correspondent reports quoting Bashir Ahmed, superintendent of police (SP) in the district. The incident took place around...

Kerry asked to act on Avijit murder

Kerry asked to act on Avijit murder

A bipartisan group of six US Congressmen has asked Secretary of State John Kerry to ensure that those behind the brutal murder of American-Bangladeshi blogger Avijit Roy is brought to justice, according to the Press Trust of India. "We must stand strong for freedom of speech and freedom of thought," said the letter signed...

FBI likely to be in Dhaka this week: Police

FBI likely to be in Dhaka this week: Police

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is likely to come to Dhaka later this week to help with the investigations of the murder of writer-blogger Avijit Roy, according to police. Monirul Islam, joint commissioner of the Dhaka Metropolitan Police made this remark while talking to reporters at his office this afternoon. Responding to Washington's offer, Dhaka has decided to seek FBI's assistance in the Avijit murder probe. Unknown assailants hacked writer-blogger Avijit Roy to death and seriously injured his wife Rafida Ahmed Bonya on Dhaka University campus on Thursday night. The next day, US Department of State Spokesperson Jen Psaki in a statement said Washington was ready to assist the investigation into the...

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