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Shakib to the fore

Shakib Al Hasan produced a Man of the Match performance as Bangladesh knocked Zimbabwe down by 34 runs to draw the two-match Twenty20 series at the Queens Sports Club ground in Bulawayo on Sunday. Winning the toss Bangladesh chose to bat first. Tamim Iqbal and Shakib lifted the side to a modest total of 168 […]

৫-৬ মে হেফাজত ফ্লাশআউট অপারেশনের ২৪ ঘণ্টা : আলেমদের লক্ষ্য করে ১ লাখ ৬৫ হাজার : বুলেট গ্রেনেড টিয়ারশেল ছোড়ে র্যাব-পুলিশ ৫ মে সকাল ১১টা থেকে ৬ মে সকাল ১১টা। পাক্কা ২৪ ঘণ্টা। হেফাজতে ইসলামের ব্যানারে রাজধানী ঢাকায় জড়ো হওয়া নিরস্ত্র আলেম-ওলামাদের ওপর আওয়ামী সরকারের লেলিয়ে দেয়া সরকারি যৌথবাহিনীর নির্বিচার বুলেট টিয়ারশেল ও গুলি বর্ষণ […]

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Police say at least 18 people injured in “act of street violence” during Mother’s Day parade in southern US city. Police in New Orleans city in the US state of Louisiana say at least 17 people have been injured in a shooting during a Mother’s Day parade. FBI spokeswoman Mary Beth Romig said federal investigators had no indication […]

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The Speaker of Parliament has expressed hope dialogue between the two main political parties would help ‘ease the current deadlock’. “Both the parties are positive about a dialogue. Just the place, time and topic of their discussion are yet to be decided. The deadlock will end when the dialogues begin,” Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury said. She […]

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Nobel laureate and social activist Muhammad Yunus has asked western consumers and businesses to help reform Bangladesh’s booming but unregulated garment industry after the deaths of more than 1,000 people last month in the collapse of a factory on the outskirts of its capital Dhaka. Writing in the Guardian in his first major intervention since […]

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Rescue reaches final stage The possibility of finding more bodies under the wreckage of the ill-fated Rana Plaza narrows, as the rescue operation enters the final stage. Brig Gen Azmal Kabir, commander of 14 independent engineer brigade at Dhaka cantonment, told The Daily Star yesterday that the rescue operation had entered the final stage with […]

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M. Inamul Haque THE Savar disaster on April 24 has engulfed the people of this country with both grief and panic. We are very much together with those who have lost their beloved ones in the disaster. We are panicked that this is not the end. There may be more forthcoming, and might be with […]

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Bangladesh offers the global garment industry something unique: Millions of workers who quickly churn out huge amounts of well-made underwear, jeans and T-shirts for the lowest wages in the world. But since a building collapse April 24 killed at least 1,100 garment workers in Bangladesh in one of the deadliest industrial tragedies in history, the […]

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Bangladesh beat hosts Zimbabwe by 34 runs in the 2nd and final T20 match at the Queens Sports Club ground in Bulawyo on Sunday to level the series 1-1. Winning the toss, Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim decided to strike first and scored a competitive 168 for 7 wickets in 20 overs. In reply, Zimbabwe scored […]

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Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami on Sunday called another daylong countrywide hartal for Tuesday protesting the arrest of its leader AKM Yusuf on charges of crimes against humanity committed during  the Liberation War in 1971. In a statement, Jamaat acting secretary general Rafiqul Islam Khan said, “We announce a countrywide dawn-to-dusk shutdown programme for Tuesday in protest against […]

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The International Crimes Tribunal-1 on Sunday sent war crimes accused nayeb-e-ameer of Jamaat-e-Islami AKM Yusuf, founder of notorious Razakar outfit, to Dhaka Central Jail keeping his bail petition pending. The tribunal passed the order at its chamber after the accused was produced before it in the afternoon. The hearing on the bail petition will be […]

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Rights activists at a citizens’ rally here on Sunday demanded steps to ensure the workplace safety and due wages for the RMG workers to remove what they said ‘slavery’ from the country’s vital sector. They said the workers as well the country’s economy will be hit hard if the garment factory owners do not give […]

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