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Booters eyeing 2nd round

Booters eyeing 2nd round

After Bangladesh's brilliant victory against Afghanistan in the group opener followed by the draw between favourites Uzbekistan and Hong Kong, the players are dreaming of making it to the 16-team second round of the Asian Games for the first time. With the initial target of beating Afghanistan achieved, the players are resolute about qualifying...

Hockey World League

Niloy treble helps BD into Rd 2

Niloy treble helps BD into Rd 2

Forward Hasan Jubair Niloy slotted a hattrick as Bangladesh beat Hong Kong 3-1 in their last match of the first round of Hockey World League (HWL) at the Maulana Bhasani Hockey Stadium yesterday to move into the second round as champions. Bangladesh, who took this tournament as part of their preparation for the upcoming...

Hockey World League

Hosts eye Round 2

Fresh from a hard-fought 3-2 win over Sri Lanka in their first match, Bangladesh will be looking forward to sealing their qualification for the second round of the World Hockey League when they take on Hong Kong in the last match of the first round at the Maulana Bhasani Hockey Stadium yesterday. Even a draw against Hong Kong, who suffered a 1-6 goal defeat against Sri Lanka yesterday, will be good enough for the hosts to qualify for the next...

Hong Kong police use pepper spray to disperse protesters

Hong Kong police use pepper spray to disperse protesters

Hong Kong police on Monday used pepper spray to disperse pro-democracy activists who stormed a security check-point at a venue where a senior Chinese official was explaining Beijing's decision not to grant the former British colony full democracy. Scuffles had broken out at the entrance to the center where Li Fei, deputy secretary general...

Jackie Chan responds to son's drug bust: 'I'm extremely furious'

Jackie Chan responds to son's drug bust: 'I'm extremely furious'

Kung fu movie star Jackie Chan says he "takes responsibility" for the drug charges laid against his son, 32-year-old Jaycee Chan, in Beijing. Police detained the junior Chan, who is originally from Hong Kong and also an actor, as well as Kai Ko, a 23-year-old Taiwanese actor, during a raid on August 14 in...

Jackie Chan's son Jaycee in drug arrest

Jackie Chan's son Jaycee in drug arrest

The son of Hollywood actor Jackie Chan has been arrested on drug-related charges, Chinese state media say. Jaycee Chan, 31, and Taiwanese movie star Kai Ko, 23, were detained last Thursday, Beijing police said in a statement on their official microblog. Police said both men tested positive for marijuana, with more than 100 grams of...

Bangladeshis being smuggled into HK via Shenzhen

Bangladeshis being smuggled into HK via Shenzhen

Hundreds of illegal jobseekers, mostly from Bangladesh and Pakistan are allegedly being smuggled into Hong Kong (HK) through Shenzhen of China, a HK-based English daily reported today. The South China Morning Post report claimed that illegal immigrants from Bangladesh or Pakistan had entered HK by boat in the past years. Migrants fly into cities across...

Intertek lab aims to fast-track exports

Intertek lab aims to fast-track exports

The task of obtaining product certification for exporters just became quicker, cheaper and simpler thanks to the June opening of a modern testing laboratory in Dhaka by Intertek, the world's biggest tester of consumer goods. Before, exporters had to go through the time-consuming and expensive process of shipping their samples to Hong Kong, China...

HK cops arrest 500 sit-in protesters

HK cops arrest 500 sit-in protesters

Hong Kong police have arrested over 500 protesters who staged a pro-democracy sit-in at the city's business district. The demonstrators were arrested for illegal assembly and obstructing police officers, police said. The sit-in came after tens of thousands of protesters marched on Tuesday in what was described as the city's largest democracy rally in a...

Yunus, followers vow to combat unemployment

Yunus, followers vow to combat unemployment

Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus and his ardent followers yesterday pledged to wipe out unemployment from the world. “We vision a world where there will be no unemployed people. The word 'unemployment' will be obsolete,” Prof Yunus said at the opening ceremony of the 5th Social Business Day at Radisson Hotel. He spoke to more than...

  

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