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Bangladesh beat Scotland, brighten semi-finals berth prospect

World Cup Pool A, Nelson, New Zealand: Scotland 318-8 (50 overs): Coetzer 156, Taskin 3-43 Bangladesh 322-4 (48.1 overs): Tamim 95, Mahmudullah 62, Mushfiqur 60 Bangladesh won by six wickets Kyle Coetzer scored Scotland’s first World Cup century but their tournament hopes were ended with a six-wicket loss to Bangladesh in Nelson. Scotland can no longer qualify for the knockout ... Read More »

Tigers reject speculation as ex-coach Jurgensen with Scotland

Bangladesh refused to be sidetracked Wednesday by news that former coach Shane Jurgensen was mentoring Scotland on the eve of their crunch World Cup clash in Nelson. The focus was purely on beating Scotland and then facing England in a likely showdown for a quarter-final spot, captain Mushrafe Mortaza said. Jurgensen linked up with the Scottish camp this week and ... Read More »

Suspect Farabi placed under 10-day remand

Alleged Hizb-ut-Tahrir man, Shafiur Rahman Farabi, who has been marked as the prime suspect in the blogger Avijit Roy murder case, was placed on a 10-day remand on Tuesday for interrogation. Magistrate Md Rezaul Islam of the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) Court of Dhaka passed the order after Inspector Fazlur Rahman of the Detective Branch (DB) of police, produced him ... Read More »

Rab arrests blogger Farabi in Avijit murder case

Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) on Monday blogger Shafiur Rahman Farabi, the prime suspect in the popular blogger Avijit Roy murder case, and claimed he was involved in the killing of popular blogger Avijit Roy. “After examining different issues, it appears to us that blogger Farabi was directly involved in the killing of Avijit Roy,” said Mufti Mahmood Khan, director at ... Read More »

Diplomats of 18 foreign missions urge end to pol conflict

Diplomats of 17 countries and the European Union (EU) based in Dhaka on Sunday reiterated their call to end violence in the interest of stability, human rights and democracy. The diplomats stationed in Dhaka on Sunday called for an end to the current violence recalling their previous statements on events in Bangladesh, and those by the UN. The diplomats, including ... Read More »

Pro-Bnp panel sweep Dhaka Bar election taking 20 out of 25 posts

Pro- BNP Jatiyatabadi Oikya Panel (JOP) has swept the Dhaka Bar Association (DBA) election for 2015-16 defeating the the Pro-AL Sammilita Ainjibi Samannay Parishad (SASP). The election was held on Wednesday and Thursday and the final results were announced on Saturday. Pro-Bnp candidates Masud Ahmed Talukder and Omar Faruq Faruquee were elected DBA president and secretary respectively defeating SASP contestants ... Read More »

New Zealand beat Australia by one wicket

New Zealand reached the World Cup quarter-finals with a nail-bitingone-wicket win over Australia in Auckland on Saturday while, 5,500km away in Perth. New Zealand carved out a fourth win in four games in Pool A but, in pursuit of just 152 and sitting comfortably at 78 for one, the Black Caps were crippled by sudden stage-fright as their next eight ... Read More »

4 killed 5 hurt as autorickshaw crashed under truck in N’ganj

Four persons including a child were killed and five others injured following head-on collision between a truck and a baby taxi at Kornogop area on Dhaka-Sylhet highway in Rupganj upazila this morning. The accident occurred when a Dhaka-bound truck (Chuadanga Ta- 11-524) carrying stones from Sylhet collided head-on with a baby taxi (Dhaka Metro tha 12-2950) coming from opposite direction ... Read More »

Blogger Avijit Roy stabbed to death, wife injured near DU TSC

A blogger was stabbed to death and his wife also was critically injured in teachers and Students center area on Dhaka University campus on Thursday night. The victim identified as Abhijit Roy (37) was the son of DU physics department professor Ajoy Roy. Abhijit also worked in the USA and a regular columnist of online news portal and founder of ... Read More »

Warrant of arrest issued against Khaleda in orphanage trust case

A special court in Dhaka on Wednesday issued a warrant of arrest against Bnp chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia in the orphanage trust corruption case. Wednesday was the date fixed for hearing witnesses in the case. Khaleda Zia’s counsels prayed for time as she could not attend the court on security grounds. The court of Judge Abu Mohammed Joardar, set up ... Read More »

Political leaders want govt to clarify situation over Manna

Leaders of different political parties in separate statements to the press expressed their concern over the personal security of Nagorik Oikya convener Mahmudur Rahman and demanded of the government to clarify its position on his Monday night arrest by plainclothes men. Mahmudur Rahman Manna was picked up by some plainclothesmen from the residence of his niece at Banani area of ... Read More »