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10 facts about India-Bangladesh World Cup quarter-final

On March 19 (Thursday), defending champions India face Bangladesh in the second quarter-final of ICC World Cup 2015. Unbeaten India start favourites in this clash at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). World Cup Special; Quarter-final schedule; Reserve day rules India cruised into the knockout stage with a clean sheet in Pool B – winning all six […]

Former chief justice ABM Khairul Haque has blasted the police for their ‘numerous failures’ in preventing the Feb 26 murder of writer-blogger Avijit Roy inside their security cover at the Ekushey Book Fair in Dhaka University. The Law Commission chairman said on Monday that the way the ‘general’ and ‘helpless’ people are being burnt could […]

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Sheikh Mujibur Rahman The 95th anniversary of birth of the country’s founding president, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, will be observed today in a befitting manner. The day will also be celebrated as National Children’s Day. The day is a public holiday. On this day in 1920, Sheikh Mujib was born at Tungipara in Gopalganj district. Mujib […]

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Forget about Sakib al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal. The two cricketers that left Indian media more curious before Thursday’s quarter-final are not even Mashrafee bin Murtaza or Mahmudullah. Mushfiqur Rahim, one of the three half-centurions in 2007 who took the winning run and later played a key hand in Asia Cup win, is also a common […]

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 Reiterating its demand for the safe return of its joint secretary general Salahuddin Ahmed to his family, BNP on Monday urged the country’s democracy-loving people to be vocal about it. In a statement, BNP joint secretary general Barkatullah Bulu said, “The country’s people are stunned and angry over the unguarded remarks and cruel mockery by […]

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They have been shot, burnt, slaughtered, maimed, arrested and beaten This photo of a mob beating of a young boy, falsely suspected of being a bomber, taken in Suhrawardy Udyan on Valentine’s Day, shows the vulnerability of children during this time of unrest Photo- Rajib Dhar Children have not been spared of the ongoing political […]

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The police department has requested the Election Commission to hold elections to the two city corporations of the capital by 30 April. The inspector general of police, AKM Shahidul Haque, on Monday called on the chief election commissioner, Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad, and made this request. Emerging from the meeting, the IGP told journalists that the […]

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The collapse of a lock-gate at India’s Farakka Barrage, located just 17 kilometres from the border, has led to a diversion of excess water into Bangladesh. A Bangladeshi member of the Joint Rivers Commission, Mir Sajjad Hossain, told the Dhaka Tribune: “The excess water diverted to Bangladesh is not necessarily a bad thing. At any […]

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A court here on Monday summoned BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia, now on bail, and other accused in the Barapukuria coalmine graft case to appear before it on April 13. Responding to a time petition, Judge Hosna Ara Begum of Dhaka Special Judge’s Court-2 passed the order. Zainul Abedin Misbah, the counsel for Khaleda, moved the […]

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Police recovered the decomposed body of a schoolboy from a police constable’s house in Sylhet city on Saturday night, three days after he was kidnapped for ransom. The deceased, Abu Sayeed, 9, son of Matin Miah, was a class IV student of Roynagar government primary school. He was abducted on his way home on Wednesday. […]

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Road communications between Dighinala of Khagrachari and other parts remain snapped as the Dighinala Bhumi Raksha Commitee enforced a blockade of the upazila for Monday protesting at police-army attack on Sunday’s march towards Babuchara. The hill people under the banner of Dighinala Bhumi Raksha Committee have been demanding over the past few months that the […]

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The High Court has issued a rule upon the authorities of Dhaka University and UGC chairman asking why the system of baring candidates from appearing twice at the university’s entrance exam should not be declared illegal. An HC bench comprising of Justice Farah Mahbub and Justice Kazi Md. Ejarul Haque Akondo issued the rule on […]

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