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Bangladesh

Hasina goes for Khaleda-bashing

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday branded her political archrival Khaleda Zia "a killer" and "a person with a sick mind", and said the BNP chairperson had better go to Pakistan. "There are many people in Bangladesh who still wish to be slaves of Pakistan and they do not believe in the country's independence. Khaleda Zia is one of them and she still is with the defeated forces [of the Liberation War]. People, who want to be Pakistan's slaves, may leave...

Dhaka Bank Cup 2014
West Indies vs Bangladesh

Top order stumbles

Top order stumbles

Bangladesh's top order collapsed on the first day of their three-day practice match against St Kitts and Nevis at St Kitts yesterday. At the time this report was filed, the Tigers were stuttering at 63 for three with openers Tamim Iqbal and Shamsur Rahman sent back to the pavilion. Tamim scored 20, while...

Leading editors discuss challenges before mass media

Leading editors discuss challenges before mass media

Editors of leading national dailies met in the capital, Dhaka, today to share their views on the challenges the mass media is facing at the moment. Titled 'Challenges before mass media', the discussion, organised by Editors' Council, began at 3:30pm at Cirdap auditorium. The discussants focused on the issues arising out of the formulation of policies and laws and other government moves concerning the mass media. Editor of Bangla daily Samakal Golam Sarwar, also the president of Editors' Council, presided over the event. Mahfuz Anam, general secretary of teh Council and editor and publisher of The Daily Star, delivered the introductory speech titled 'A Retrogressive Policy'. Click here to read Mahfuz Anam's note in...

3 BCL men suspended for assaulting RU staff

3 BCL men suspended for assaulting RU staff

The Rajshahi University authorities today suspended three BCL men for beating up the acting chief engineer and two employees of the university. The three are: SM Touhid-Al-Hossain Tuhin, the recently removed general secretary; Tanmoy Ananda Avi, vice-president, and Mamun-Ur-Rashid Mamun, an activist, of the university unit of Bangladesh Chhatra League, student wing of the...

Chhatra Sena calls half-day hartal for tomorrow

Chhatra Sena calls half-day hartal for tomorrow

Islami Chhatra Sena, student wing of Bangladesh Islami Front, has called a countrywide half-day hartal for tomorrow demanding arrest of the killers of Supreme Court mosque imam Sheikh Nurul Islam Faruqi. Nurul Haque Chisty, president of the organisation, announced that they would enforce the general strike from 6:00am to 2:00pm on Sunday.   The Chhatra...

Zia involved in Bangabandhu killing, PM reiterates

Zia involved in Bangabandhu killing, PM reiterates

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today reiterated that BNP founder Ziaur Rahman was involved in the assassination of Bangabandhu on August 15, 1975. "Mushtaq (Khandaker Mushtaq Ahmed) appointed Ziaur Rahman as army chief after August 15," the premier said posing a question how did he get such a big post if he had no relation...

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Economic Nirvana

Economic <i>Nirvana</i>

WHEN the Board of Investment (BoI) invited me to a dialogue on the State of the Economy, it used a trump card of a huge sell-point we have acquired by virtue of a sizeable success through the recent maritime boundary delimitation along the Bay. It was an irresistible invitation for many in spite...

2 Bangladeshis killed in UAE

Two Bangladeshi workers died after falling from an under construction building at Sharjah city of United Arab Emirates on Wednesday, reported The Gulf News. The details of the victims, however, were not available in the report.  One of them was identified as MHA, 40, who died on the spot while the second unidentified worker succumbed to his injuries at Al Qassimi hospital. Contacted, AKM Mizanur Rahman, first secretary (labour) at Bangladesh Consulate in Dubai, could not confirm the incident today. A case has...

Shohag to miss Test series against WI

Shohag to miss Test series against WI

Bangladesh off-spinner Shohag Gazi will not be able to play the upcoming Test series against West Indies as he is being brought back home to undergo testing for his suspected bowling action. Gazi has been reported for a suspected bowling action during the second ODI against West Indies in Grenada on August 22. The off-spinner is required to undergo testing within 21 days from August 22. So he is being brought back home from West Indies for taking preparation to go to Cardiff in UK where he would have to go through checks, says Faruque Ahmed, chief selector of Bangladesh Cricket Board. Gazi would miss the Test series against West Indies scheduled...

20-party refused permission for Saturday’s human chain

20-party refused permission for Saturday’s human chain

The BNP-led 20-party alliance did not get permission to form a human chain in the capital tomorrow protesting forced disappearances of people including its leaders and activists across the country. Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) officials said they did not give permission to the alliance for the programme “considering public security”. "Police did not give permission...

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