Late night drama breaks Kings’ hearts

February 29, 2012

The entire Bangladesh Premier League was made into a farce on Tuesday when the tournament’s governing body, in a late night meeting, ruled Barisal Burners as the fourth semi-finalist instead of Chittagong Kings.
The decision was a complete reverse from the governing council’s previous clarification that said the Kings qualified as semi-finalist by virtue of a better head-to-head Read more

Shehzad steers Barisal to final

February 29, 2012

Ahmed Shehzad made the most of two drop catches to score an unbeaten century leading Barisal Burners into the final of Bangladesh Premier League with an eight-wicket win over Duronto Rajshahi on Tuesday.
Barisal, who were controversially given an entry in the semi-final, rode on Shehzad’s 113 off 49 balls to reach 189-2 in just 16 overs after they restricted Rajshahi to 184 for Read more

Gladiators move into final

February 29, 2012

Khulna Royal Bengals skipper Sakib al Hasan’s valiant 41-ball 86 could not prevent his side’s 9-run defeat to Dhaka Gladiators in the second semi-final of the Bangladesh Premier League as the latter booked their place in today’s final on Tuesday.
Dhaka was pumped up with the presence of Shahid Afridi, the most expensive player of the Read more

‘A big shame’

February 29, 2012

Mushfiqur Rahim yesterday blasted the organising capacity of the BPL after the fiasco over the semifinal opponents of Duronto Rajshahi emerged only few hours before the game.
The captain of the franchise that lost the first semifinal against Barisal Burners by eight wickets was understandably miffed but boldly criticised the overall mishap that has become the Read more

HSC exams schedule revised

February 28, 2012

In the face of protests by HSC examinees of the science group, the government yesterday deferred the mathematics examinations by nearly a month.
According to the revised routine, examinations of two papers of mathematics will be held on May 17 and 20, instead of April 22 and Read more

Drama over BPL semi-final line-up

February 28, 2012

Heartbreak for Barisal, Chittagong sneak through
The Bangladesh Premier League stoked up a major controversy on Monday when the semi-final line up was announced devoid of Barisal Burners, who thought to be qualified a day earlier.
Duronto Rajshahi, Khulna Royal Bengals, Dhaka Gladiators and Chittagong Kings have completed the semi-final line up despite the last two teams finishing on equal points with Read more

Fixing arrest takes BPL by storm

February 28, 2012

The arrest of a suspected Pakistani bookie took the Bangladesh Premier League Twenty20 tournament by a storm on Monday as players, officials were seen busy discussing the issue.
The Bangladesh Cricket Board captured Karachi resident Sajid Khan during a match on Sunday and took him to the visiting Anti-Corruption and Security Unit official before Read more

Rajshahi finish top in group phase

February 28, 2012

Dhaka Gladiators are through to the semi-final in the Bangladesh Premier League despite a three-wicket loss to Duronto Rajshahi in their last round robin league match in Dhaka on Monday.
Mohammad Sami became the first bowler to claim five wickets in BPL when he finished with a figure of 5-6 helping Rajshahi dismiss Gladiators for 116 runs in Read more

Ton-up Smith leads Khulna to big win

February 28, 2012

Dwayne Smith smashed an unbeaten century to lead Khulna Royal Bengals to a 69-run win over Sylhet Royals in the last round robin match of the Bangladesh Premier League on Monday.
With the semi-final line-up already decided, the match bore little significance as Khulna had secured their berth in the knockout phase before taking the field while Sylhet had been eliminated Read more

Afridi to join Gladiators today

February 28, 2012

Pakistani cricketers Shahid Afridi and Saeed Ajmal are set to join Dhaka Gladiators today for their semi-final match in the Bangladesh Premier League, said the franchise on Monday.
The duo are expected to land at 8:00am at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, hours before Dhaka Gladiators are scheduled to take on Khulna Royal Bengals in the second semi-final at Read more

17,000 phone subscribers quit BTCL despite improved service

February 27, 2012

Everything is not hunky-dory for the country’s land phone operators, experts say.
The state-owned Bangladesh Telecommunication Company Limited (BTCL) has been struggling for some time now to retain its subscriber base, sources in the company said. Despite BTCL’s attempts at improving the quality of its services (QoS) by bringing the nationwide call switching Read more

20,000 websites for people by 2015

February 27, 2012

Govt moves to take e-services to rural areas
The government will launch 20,000 websites by 2015 to take e-service to the masses in efforts to materialise its vision of Digital Bangladesh.
The websites will be developed under the National Portal Framework (NPF) in districts, upazilas, divisions, ministries and directorates with a free web-hosting by the government, Read more

An insult the boy couldn’t accept

February 27, 2012

Takes his life after picked up for theft by cops
A 14-year-old boy, apparently unable to bear the disgrace of being picked up by police in connection with theft, yesterday took his own life.
The family of the deceased, Khondker Shafiqul Islam Dipraj, 14, a class VIII student of Shaheed Zia Bashabo High School in the capital, said Dipraj locked himself in his room and hanged Read more

Rajshahi first to reach semis

February 27, 2012

Duronto Rajshahi became the first team to qualify for the semi-finals in the Bangladesh Premier League T20 with a resounding eight-wicket win over Khulna Royal Bengals in Dhaka on Sunday.
The win, Rajshahi’s sixth in nine matches, gave them 12 points which means they cannot be eliminated from the group phase, though a few matches are still Read more

Patients in peril as drug prices shoot up

February 27, 2012

Costlier dollar blamed
The prices of life-saving drugs are increasing seemingly due to costlier imports of raw materials and the depreciation of the taka vis-à-vis foreign currencies. Poor patients are the worst sufferers of this pricing disorder. Prices for most of the pharmaceutical products are on an upward trajectory, while drug traders blame manufacturing companies for the rise in the retail prices of almost all the Read more

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