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‘Everyone saw what happened’

Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza has decided to stay away from making the questionable no-ball call by the umpires during the World Cup quarterfinal against India more controversial. “Well, everyone saw what happened. I don’t want to say anything about this,” he told a press conference after the match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on […]

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    “Well, everyone saw what happened. I don’t want to say anything about this,” he told a press conference after the match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Thursday. The Tigers ended their most successful World Cup campaign so far, finally going down to India by 109 runs. During their innings, Rohit Sharma and […]

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The garment sector is set to brace uncertainties marked by a sharp drop in orders and switching of more buyers to India, Vietnam and Cambodia. The ongoing blockade has changed the industry perspective from a steadily rise in business to a fast falling one hit by buyers fear to come to Bangladesh and place new […]

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Mohammad Ali Sattar This scribe was rather perturbed after he heard the speech Begum Zia delivered to the media last week. This was her second such media briefings in the last three months. Like it or not, Begum Zia , though out of power of any sorts, is still hogging headlines and has kept herself […]

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The Rana Plaza building collapse has been a “game changer” for Bangladesh, the Danish minister for trade and development cooperation says. Morgen Jensen extolled the progress made by the Bangladesh garment sector after the worst-ever building collapse. “Nowhere in the world have we seen multi-stakeholder collaboration on a scale like this in order to improve […]

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Nagarik Oikya convener Mahmudur Rahman Manna’s wife Meher Nigar on Thursday expressed concern about his health as he was taken back to jail from Dhaka Medical College Hospital and called for no more mental torture on him. Fearing that the health of ‘ailing’ Manna might deteriorate in jail, Meher Nigar at a press conference urged […]

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AHM Mustafa Kamal, president of International Cricket Council (ICC), speaks to journalists in Melbourne in Australia on Thursday. Photo: TV Grab AHM Mustafa Kamal, president of International Cricket Council (ICC), said Bangladesh will appeal against “controversial” umpiring decisions during Bangladesh’s quarterfinal game against India in Melbourne today. Kamal, also planning minister of Bangladesh, said if […]

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Minar Rashid নারীস্থানের অসহায় নারী বেগম রোকেয়ার স্বপ্ন ছিল একটি আদর্শ নারীস্তান প্রতিষ্ঠা করা । যতদূর মনে পড়ে, তিনি ‘নারীস্থান’ শব্দটি না লিখে সচেতনভাবেই ‘নারীস্তান’ শব্দটি লিখেছিলেন। এদেশের সংখ্যা গরিষ্ঠ মানুষের বোধ বিশ্বাসকে টিটকারি মেরে যারা ‘বাংলাস্তান’ বলে বিমলানন্দ পান, তারা এই শব্দ চয়নটি লক্ষ করলে একটু ভালো হয়। অর্থাৎ নিজের সমাজের অবহেলিত নারীদেরকে কোন […]

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Melbourne, March 19: Umpires at ICC World Cup 2015 have been under fire for making few errors and now another blunder was witnessed during the India-Bangladesh quarter-final at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) today. Indian opener Rohit Sharma benefitted from a poor decision by Pakistan’s experienced and award-winning umpire Aleem Dar and Bangladesh were robbed of […]

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Hundreds of Bangladesh cricket supporters on Thursday burnt an effigy of Pakistani cricket umpire Aleem Dar and marched in the capital Dhaka after the country was knocked out of the World Cup. They chanted “Shame, Shame. No to ICC conspiracy,” as they shouted slogans against the umpires and the International Cricket Council after Bangladesh’s best […]

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By Rohan Joshi Countries around India are undergoing significant political transformations. Will New Delhi be a beacon of regional stability? India’s neighborhood is in the midst of significant change. In Sri Lanka, an unlikely coalition with former Minister of Health Maithripala Sirisena defeated Mahinda Rajapaksa in the country’s presidential election in January.  In the Maldives, […]

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India’s batsman Rohit Sharma (R) takes more runs from Bangladesh bowler Mashrafe Mortaza (L) during their 2015 Cricket World Cup quarter-final match in Melbourne on March 19, 2015. Photo: AFP Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza has been suspended for one ODI and fined 40 percent of his match fee for maintaining a slow over-rate during the […]

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