CID gets 46 more days to probe Ctg arms haul case

March 30, 2011

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) on Wednesday got time till May 15 to complete the investigation into the sensational Chittagong arms haul case.
Metropolitan Sessions Judge AKM Shamsul Islam extended the time upon a time prayer submitted by CID on Sunday, two days before the expiry of previously extended time, reports Read more

9 JCD men hurt in BCL attack in RU

March 30, 2011

Nine students including three leaders of Jatiyatabadi Chhata Dal (JCD) of Rajshahi University (RU) unit were injured as Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) activists on Wednesday attacked a JCD procession.
Of the injured, the condition of JCD convener Arafat Reza Ashiq is critical, reports our RU correspondent.
Sources said over one hundred BCL leaders and activists along with police attacked Read more

SL bid bye to Murali

March 30, 2011

Sri Lankan bade an emotional farewell to Muttiah Muralitharan who played his last international match on home soil with the first World Cup semi-final against New Zealand at the Premadasa Stadium on Tuesday.
A journey that began 18 years ago at this very ground against India, came to a fitting end with Muralitharan striking with his last ball at home when he had Scott Styris out for Read more

Clarke named Australian captain

March 30, 2011

New Australian Test skipper Michael Clarke has promised a return to ”old-fashioned basics” and rubbished concerns Ricky Ponting could cramp his captaincy style.
On the day of his coronation as Ponting’s successor, Clarke rejected the notion that the 152-Test former leader would be an ”elephant in the dressing room”, making it more difficult for him to Read more

Shakira confirms romance with Gerard Piqué on Twitter

March 30, 2011

Shakira has publicly confirmed her romance with Spanish footballer Gerard Piqué on Twitter, calling him “my sunshine”. The 34-year-old Colombian songstress and the FC Barcelona star made their relationship official – as she posted a photograph on her Twitter page of them with their arms around each other. “Les presento a mi sol… Shak,” she wrote about her 24-year-old beau. Shakira announced at the start of the year that her 11-year Read more

‘Raped’ woman charged with slander

March 30, 2011

The Libyan woman who claimed she was gangraped, defecated and urinated on by 15 of Gaddafi’s men over two days, has been charged with slander.
Libyan authorities labelled her a drunk, a prostitute and a thief, reported The Daily Mail.
The men accused by Iman al-Obeidi are now suing her. A son of a high ranking Libyan official was among those Read more

Robi Bangladesh Mela at Suhrawardy Udyan

March 30, 2011

One of the leading mobile operators in the country, Robi, marked the first anniversary of its re-branding. Robi, earlier known as AKTEL, arranged ‘Bangladesh Mela’ for the second time. Showcasing Bangladesh’s opulent culture and heritage, the daylong fair was held at Suhrawardy Udyan in Dhaka on March 28. Robi also arranged cultural programmes countrywide on the day.
Pop star Mila performed her Read more

Moushumi Bhowmik performs in Gana Sangeet fest

March 30, 2011

Celebrated Indian singer and lyricist Moushumi Bhowmik performed some of her popular songs on the concluding day of a two-day programme marking the 103rd birth anniversary of Satyen Sen.
Organised by Bangladesh Udichi Shilpigoshthi with the slogan ‘Esho gana sangeeter aynai dekhi swadesher mukh’, the annual peoples’ song competition and festival ‘Satyan Sen Gana Sangeet Utsab Read more

SL set all-Asia final

March 30, 2011

The Colombo sky was ablaze with fireworks last night as Sri Lanka fought their way over murky waters and into the World Cup final, giving their legend Muttiah Muralidaran a fitting farewell from international cricket. The five-wicket win was not an easy ride, thanks to a late rally by New Zealand at the flashbulb-laden R Premadasa Stadium, but it was closer than imagined after Sri Lanka’s dominance for the Read more

More than a semi

March 30, 2011

The World Cup 2011 will reach its zenith as the two fiercest rivals of world cricket, India and Pakistan, square off against each other in a semifinal match in Mohali today. The excitement has already reached fever pitch, with Indian police leaving no stone unturned to ensure peaceful progress of a match where both the prime ministers of the two countries, Manmohan Singh of India and Yousuf Raza Gilani of Read more

JS body asks Fakruddin, Moeen to appear April 18

March 29, 2011

A parliamentary body probing violence on the Dhaka University campus during the last caretaker government on Tuesday asked the then chief adviser Fakhruddin Ahmed and former army chief Moeen U Ahmed to appear before it.
On behalf of the parliamentary body, the parliament secretariat sent two separate letters asking Read more

Yunus’ plea hearing adjourned till Apr 4

March 29, 2011

The Supreme Court on Tuesday adjourned till April 4 the hearing on the appeals filed against the High Court verdict that upheld a Bangladesh Bank order removing Muhammad Yunus from the office of Grameen Bank managing director.
The seven-member bench of the Appellate Division headed by Chief Justice ABM Khairul Haque Read more

Ricky Ponting resigns as Australia captain

March 29, 2011

Ricky Ponting has resigned as Australia captain but wants to carry on playing for the team.
The 36-year-old made the announcement in Sydney after arriving home following his side’s World Cup quarter-final defeat by co-hosts India.
“I have decided to stand down as captain of the Test and one-day teams as of now,” he told Read more

Kiwis clinch semi-final place

March 25, 2011

New Zealand sealed their place in the March 29 semi-finals in Colombo, Sri Lanka, after stunning South Africa by 49 runs in the third quarter-final match at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur, Dhaka on Friday.
The protease were bowled out for 172 runs in 43.2 overs as a gritty Jacob Oram captured four wickets followed by NL McCullum three and Luke Woodcock and Tim Southee took one wicket Read more

Elizabeth Taylor The Biggest Star Ever

March 25, 2011

It could be said of the death of Elizabeth Taylor: Now she belongs to the ages. But the truth is, Taylor has always belonged to the ages — it’s why her absence is so significant to millions. How can it be that Dame Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor won’t be around to admire and gawk over, ever again?
Taylor, who died Wednesday at age 79 of congestive heart failure after weeks in a hospital in Los Angeles, Read more

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