Barisal Eid market still dull

July 31, 2013

Shoppers and businessmen in Barisal are not yet happy about the Eid market, with the shoppers blaming higher prices and the businessmen putting it to inclement weather.
Traffic on city commercial areas is still normal owing to the absences of shoppers’ rush this year, even after more than two thirds into the month of Read more

Outsiders driven out of DU Jagannath Hall

July 31, 2013

Some 100 people illegally residing at Dhaka University’s Jagannath Hall were ousted Monday midnight.
The university authorities, led by the hall provost Ashim Sarkar, also sealed a total of 13 rooms in the hall during the drive at Govinda Chandra Bhaban.
The drive began at around 10:30pm and continued till Read more

JU teachers announce fresh agitation

July 31, 2013

Jahangirnagar University teachers under the banner of General Teachers Forum on Tuesday announced demonstrations demanding resignation of vice-chancellor Professor Anwar Hossain.
Teachers announced the fresh programme including protest programme today and on August 1 from 12:00 to 2:00pm in front of administrative building. The agitation programme also Read more

Tigers drawn with co-hosts

July 31, 2013

ICC WORLD CUP 2015
Tigers drawn with co-hosts
Bangladesh were placed in pool A alongside co-hosts Australia and New Zealand, as the official fixture list of the ICC World Cup 2015 was formally announced in Melbourne on Tuesday.
The Tigers, who were denied a second-round berth in the last edition of the competition on home soil by virtue of their run-rate, will also tackle former champions Sri Lanka, Test Read more

Mushfiq, Jurgensen relish WC challenge

July 31, 2013

Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim expects a tough competition but is looking forward to the challenge of tackling the likes of Australia, New Zealand, England and Sri Lanka in the ICC World Cup 2015.
Mushfiq’s comments came after the pools and itinerary of the World Cup were announced in Wellington on Tuesday, with the Tigers drawn in pool A with co-hosts Australia and Read more

BHF hands out bans for camp chaos

July 31, 2013

The Bangladesh Hockey Federation came down strongly on rebel leaders, handing Hockey Players’ Welfare Association chief Russell Khan Bappi a lifetime ban on Tuesday for creating a disturbance in national camp, engaging in undisciplined behaviour and assaulting national coach Naveed Alam.
The BHF also suspended HPWA secretary Ariful Haque Prince for 10 years and senior Read more

Forum places demands for independent BCB body

July 31, 2013

The District and Divisional Sports Organisers’ Forum have formally placed their demand that the National Sports Council form an interim committee for the impending Bangladesh Cricket Board elections, said the organisation’s leader on Tuesday.
The organisation, popularly known as Forum, insisted that the sports regulatory body should Read more

Bangladesh 3rd at SAFF U-16 Championship

July 31, 2013

The Bangladesh Under-16 national football team claimed third place in the 2nd SAFF U-16 Football Championship after pipping Afghanistan 1-0 in the third-place
deciding match at the Dasharath Stadium in Kathmandu on Tuesday.
Al-Amin Tushar bagged the all-important goal in the 55th minute. Earlier, hosts Nepal Read more

BJMC suffer second defeat in King’s Cup

July 31, 2013

Bangladeshi football club Team BJMC suffered their second loss in their third match of the King’s Cup at the Changlimithang Stadium in Thimphu on Tuesday after going down by 1-0 against Laxmi Bank Three Star Club. Pukar Gahatraj grabbed the winning goal for his side in the 67th minute.
Earlier in their opening game, BJMC fell to a 2-1 defeat against local side Thimphu City before Read more

Bangladesh in tricky group after draw

July 31, 2013

Bangladesh were handed a potentially tough assignment after the draw ceremony of the 10th SAFF Football Championship in Kathmandu on Tuesday as they were grouped together with hosts Nepal, defending champions India and Pakistan.
Bangladesh will face Nepal in group A’s first game on September 1 followed by matches Read more

DCs asked to free rivers from encroachment in a month

July 31, 2013

River grabbers to face stern action: task force
The government on Tuesday asked the deputy commissioners and superintendents of police in all districts, including Dhaka, to take action against river grabbers in a month and free the waterways from encroachments. The task force responsible for ensuring navigability and natural flow of the rivers Buriganga, Shitalakkhya, Balu, Turag and other rivers across the country Read more

Juba League leader shot dead in city

July 31, 2013

A Juba League leader of the Dhaka city unit was shot dead at Gulshan Circle 1 in the capital early Tuesday.
The deceased, Reazul Haque Khan Milky, 42, was organising secretary of the Awami Juba League’s of Dhaka metropolitan (south) unit.
Milky was shot in front of the Shoppers World on Road 123 at Gulshan about Read more

MPO of 300 teachers cancelled

July 31, 2013

Graft Charges
MPO of 300 teachers cancelled
The Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education on Tuesday cancelled the monthly pay of order of 273 non-government teachers after corruption had been
spotted in the enlistment process, officials told New Age Tuesday.
Officials said that all these teachers with the connivance of some officers and employees Read more

CEC defends curtailing of EC’s authority to cancel candidature

July 31, 2013

The chief election commissioner, Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad, on Tuesday termed the RPO Article 91E ‘self-contradictory’ and ‘inapplicable’ to defend Election Commission’s decision to repeal the Article that empowers EC to cancel candidature.
The Article 91E of the Representation of the People Order 1972 empowers the commission Read more

Court opts to see scientific documents

July 31, 2013

Modified Brinjal
Court opts to see scientific documents
The High Court yesterday directed the government and the petitioners to submit by September 19 scientific documents, if there are any, on whether Bt brinjal is harmful to public health and the environment.
It gave the directive while hearing two writ petitions challenging a government move to release the genetically modified (GM) crop — Bt brinjal — for the first time in the Read more

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