Rare goose spotted

February 26, 2011

A rare species of goose was spotted for the first time in the country in Hakaluki Haor of Moulvibazar district last Saturday.
A group of bird watchers led by eminent bird specialists Dr Enam al Haque and Paul Thompson have found the ‘lesser white-fronted goose’ on the concluding day of the two-day bird enumeration session at the haor.
“This species of goose has been detected for the first Read more

We always believed in us: Sakib

February 26, 2011

Bangla-desh skipper Sakib al Hasan said he always believed that they would win the match against Ireland despite putting only 205 runs on board after batting first at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Friday.
Bangladesh made the meagre score a winning total after a four-wicket blast by paceman Read more

Tigers cross Irish hurdle

February 26, 2011

Shafiul steers first win in World Cup
The celebration continued unabated at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur yesterday as the bowlers led by pacer Shafiul Islam salvaged the party for Bangladesh in a match where anything other than a victory would have been a huge upset for the jubilant fans.The sell-out crowd, who were the main inspiration for Shakib Al Hasan’s men in the nail-biting contest, erupted into joy once Shafiul Read more

Celebrations all around

February 26, 2011

Thousands of cricket fans of all ages came out of their homes and the Mirpur stadium and gathered on the streets of the capital last night cheering.
Wearing Bangladesh Cricket team’s jersey, blowing whistles, playing the drams, weaving flags or whatever they could find, they expressed their joy of Bangladesh’s victory over Ireland in Read more

WB okays $1.2b for Padma bridge

February 26, 2011

The World Bank has approved $1.2 billion concessional credit for the Padma Multipurpose Bridge Project.
The much-expected approval was given at a board meeting of the bank, held Thursday at its headquarters in Washington DC, says a WB press release.
The project, with an estimated cost of $2.9 billion, is expected to unlock the economic Read more

Addl secretary killed by bus in city

February 26, 2011

An additional secretary was killed in a road accident at Dhanmondi in the capital on Friday morning.
The deceased Abu Taher, was an officer on special duty attached to the established ministry, and a resident of 16/8, Primary School Road, Kalayanpur.
Quoting witnesses, police said that a speedy Mirpur-bound bus of Bikalpa Paribahan knocked Read more

Dhaka seeks IOM help for evacuation

February 26, 2011

Bangladeshis in Libya
Dhaka seeks IOM help for evacuation
Amid reports of deteriorating conditions of Bangladeshis in Libya, Bangladesh yesterday formally requested the International Organization for Migration to relocate them and arrange food for them.
“In light of the latest prevailing situation the government has made a formal request to IOM for assisting the temporary relocation of Bangladeshis and arrange shelter, food and water Read more

Over 100 guest birds killed

February 26, 2011

3 poachers held
Only three days after bird enumeration ended at Hakaluki Haor, more than a hundred guest birds fell victim to poison traps set by poachers.
Police has arrested three poachers in connection with the killing of birds at Sonapur village of Juri upazila in Moulvibazar district on Wednesday Read more

Family now fears social exclusion

February 26, 2011

Serafina Suicide
Family now fears social exclusion
Serafina Mardi’s family is not willing to take fresh legal action against the rapists fearing social exclusion.
The indigenous girl was gang raped and then set herself on fire succumbing to utter humiliation through her wedding to one of the rapists followed by an out-of-court settlement.
With no response from the victim family, police are too remaining silent about the nine Read more

1.51 lakh hens culled since January

February 26, 2011

The livestock department said it culled 1,51,222 hens affected by avian flu since January.
It said 17,723 of the hens were culled at four poultry farms in Januray and 1,33,499 others at 41 farms in February.
Livestock officials said that they have been culling hens since an outbreak was detected in four poultry farms in January and 1,69,640 eggs were destroyed during the Read more

Nipah claims 2 more

February 26, 2011

Nipah encephalitis claimed two more lives in Rangpur yesterday, raising the death toll to 35.
Maloti Rani, 38, died at Rangpur Medical College Hospital (RMCH) around 6:00am while five-year-old Rakib Hossain at about 9:00am, Dr Zakir Hossain, head of RMCH Medicine Department, told The Daily Star.
Maloti, wife of Monoranjon of Kaharul upazila in Dinajpur, and Rakib, son of Shahabuddin Read more

HSC exams start Apr 5

February 26, 2011

Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and its equivalent examinations will begin on April 5 instead of earlier announced date of April 1.
Eight education boards, the Technical Education Board and Madrasa Education Board will conduct the nearly two-month-long examinations for Read more

Fortunes swing for inspired Shafiul

February 26, 2011

When Shafiul Islam flung his arms in pure delight after Junaed Siddiqui gulped down Ireland No 11 Boyd Rankin’s miscued chip, the mind flew back to Wednesday mid-morning when he fell badly on his right shoulder during training, now a thousand miles away from the euphoria of the Tigers’ 27-run win.
He didn’t move much then, lying on his stomach and contemplating a disaster-in-waiting. Read more

Sakib pins hopes on condition

February 25, 2011

Bangladesh hope to use the home condition in their favour to outfox Ireland in what skipper Sakib al Hasan described as a must-win contest for them to stay in contention for a place in the World Cup quarter-finals.
Bangladesh are expected to win today’s day-night fixture having already lost their opening game to India by 87 runs Read more

Bangladesh v Ireland

February 25, 2011

l    The match between the giant slayers of the 2007 World Cup promises to be riveting. Bangladesh have won comfortably each time they have played Ireland in Dhaka (thee times). With the home crowd hopefully getting more to cheer about than in their World Cup opening defeat by India, the odds must be on Bangladesh to deliver the goods. However, Ireland will feel they have the capability to Read more

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