59 BGB soldiers jailed for mutiny in Sylhet

December 31, 2010

A special Border Guard Bangladesh court on Thursday sentenced 59 soldiers of 38 Border Guards Battalion to different terms and fined them Tk 100 each on charge of mutiny at the battalion headquarters in Sylhet in February 2009.
The Special Court-14 set up at the Sylhet sector headquarters in the city’s Akhalia, acquitted Read more

Ship runs short of water, fuel

December 31, 2010

The Somali pirates, who have hijacked Bangladeshi ship MV Jahan Moni, remained out of contact for five days until yesterday amidst concern that the stock of drinking water and fuel in the ship might be exhausted.
Officials of the ship’s operating firm Brave Royal Ship Management Limited said this yesterday at a view-exchange meeting with the family members of 25 crewmen of the Read more

DoE fines brick kiln

December 31, 2010

The department of environment (DoE) yesterday fined an illegal brick kiln Tk 4 lakh at Bhaluka of Mymensingh for destroying agricultural lands and environment.
A special team of DoE led by Md Munir Chowdhury, director of monitoring and enforcement wing, also dismantled the 32 feet chimney of the kiln during the Read more

Superb Shahriar shocks MSC

December 31, 2010

Shahriar Nafees smashed his second successive century to help Gazi Tank Cricketers climb a mountain as they shocked reigning champions Mohammedan SC in a high-scoring fifth round match of the Dhaka Premier League by seven wickets in Bogra on Thursday.
Nazimuddin and Shamsur Rahman hit two centuries to lead Mohammedan to a formidable Read more

WC tickets from Jan 2

December 31, 2010

Tickets sale for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 matches in Bangladesh have been delayed by a day and will now start from January 2, 2011 across the country.
It was a belated realization from the authority concerned that Saturday is a weekly holiday and all the banks will be closed on the Read more

ICC Cricket World Cup History

December 31, 2010

‘Milestone in our cricket’
Khaled Mahmud Sujon, the former national captain and all-rounder, was one of the star performers in the 1999 World Cup. Though he wants to forget the memories of the 2003 edition, Sujon spoke to The Daily Star Sport about his experiences of the premier one-day tournament.
Daily Star Sport (DSS): How excited were you before the 1999 World Cup Read more

Russell edge Farashganj

December 31, 2010

A second-half strike by Moroccan forward Samir Omari guided Sheikh Russell KC to a 1-0 win over Farashganj SC in the Grameenphone Bangladesh League at the Kamalapur Stadium on Thursday.
Sheikh Russell, who finished third last season with 50 points, were the favourites against Farashganj, who they defeated 2-1 and 2-0 in the last year’s professional league. But this time the Read more

V-Day hockey

December 31, 2010

Muktobihango and Dinaj-pur DSA won their respective matches in the Dhaka Bank Victory Day Hockey tournament at Maulana Bhasani Hockey Stadium yesterday.
Muktobihango handed a 4-0 defeat to Bangladesh Police with Tuhin, Habul, Chandan and Niloy scoring one goal apiece Read more

School Football final round from Jan 7

December 31, 2010

The final round of the Bangabandhu Gold Cup National Primary School Football tournament will begin on January 7 at the Bangabandhu National Stadium with the participation of seven schools from the seven divisions. This was announced at a press conference at the Sheraton Hotel on Thursday. The participating school are Isdair Govt Primary School of Narayanganj from Dhaka division, Read more

Everton passes Beep Test

December 31, 2010

Brothers Union’s Brazilian striker Everton Souza Santos confirmed his participation in the ongoing Bangladesh League after he passed in the 5th round of Beep Test held at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on Thursday. He will appear in his club’s opening match against Muktijoddha Sangsad KC at Kamalapur stadium today, confirmed Brothers Union manager Amer Khan. Two other players also Read more

DAP hangs in balance as Rajuk waits for govt advice

December 30, 2010

The future of Dhaka’s Detailed Area Plan, gazetted six months ago, hangs in the balance as Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha refuses to take any steps to implement it until it receives recommendations from an inter-ministerial committee set up to review it.
The committee has however only met once in six Read more

TIB provides survey docs, welcomes SC’s move

December 30, 2010

The Transparency International, Bangladesh on Wednesday sent its household survey on corruption index in the service sectors to the office of the Supreme Court’s registrar.
The TIB also sent a letter, along with its report, welcoming the authorities’ move to appraise the survey which found the judiciary to be the most corrupt sector in the country, Read more

Rab arrest reveals horror

December 30, 2010

Children abducted, maimed, forced to begging
Rapid Action Battalion on Tuesday night arrested an alleged member of a gang that abducts and maims children, and then forces them into begging on streets or prostitution, just to take away the money from them.
Shariful Islam alias Korban was arrested from Uttara of the capital.
Earlier, he was accused in a case in connection with chopping off a young boy’s penis on Read more

JSC results today

December 30, 2010

The results of Junior School Certificate (JSC) and Junior Dakhil Certificate (JDC) exams will be simultaneously published today instead of December 31 as was announced earlier.
Some 15,05,391 students of class-VIII from 27,221 educational institutions sat for the exams. Of them, 12,33,391 were from eight education boards and 2,72,000 from the Read more

2 Bangladeshis and crewmates released by Somali pirates

December 30, 2010

The two Bangladeshi crewmen of MT Marida Marguerite, a German chemical tanker which was hijacked by Somali pirates on May 8, were released along with 20 others on Tuesday. The Bangladeshis are chief officer of the tanker Mohammad Zafar Iqbal and second engineer ABM Giasuddin Azam Khan. Family members of both of them are residents of the port city of Read more

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