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Ready to make amends

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Ready to make amends

Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim (L) and all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan play a game of football as part of their training at the Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong yesterday.

Almost every aspect of Bangladesh’s training yesterday, at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong, represented the hosts’ desperate effort for a turnaround in the series. Read the rest of this entry »

Ulfa’s Barua now in China

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Ulfa's Barua now in China

Chief of United Liberation Front of Assom (Ulfa), Paresh Barua, who was faces death penalty in Bangladesh in connection with 10-truck arms smuggling, is now living in China, an Indian newspaper reported today.

The Times of India quoting intelligence sources reported that Barua is now living in Rui Li town of China.

According to sources, Read the rest of this entry »

Popular Indian cars fail crash tests

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Popular Indian cars fail crash tests

India’s best-selling car Suzuki-Maruti Alto received a zero-star safety rating for adult occupant protection.

Five of India’s most popular small cars have failed crash tests conducted by a UK-based car safety watchdog.

The tests by Global NCAP showed that if involved in a crash, fatalities or serious injuries could result.

Among the cars tested was India’s talismanic Tata Nano, Read the rest of this entry »

Jamaat leader ran over by bus in flee attempt

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A Jamaat-e-Islami leader was run over by a bus in Pallabi area of the capital this morning while he was trying to escape arrest during a demonstration against the death penalty of party chief Motiur Rahman Nizami.

A Chittagong court on Thursday awarded death penalty to 14 people including Nizami in a 10-truck arms haul case.

Belal Hossain, 45, Jamaat ameer of Darussalam thana unit, Read the rest of this entry »

Python pizza!

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Python pizza!

Ingredients: The python (left) must be marinated to remove the gamey flavor, frog legs (top) offer a more elegant flavor, and alligator sausage (top right) adds some local flair. The swamp cabbage (circles at right) are like hearts of palm and tomatoes finish off the pie.

A Florida pizzeria has an answer to the state’s growing wild Myanmarese python problem: eat them. Read the rest of this entry »

Cops, BCL men attack RU students, 100 hurt

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Cops, BCL men attack RU students, 100 hurt

An armed attacker points his gun at the demonstrating students (not seen in the photo) of Rajshahi University on Sunday. Over 100 students of the university were injured as police charged batons and fired rubber bullets on the demonstrating students today.

Over 100 students of Rajshahi University were injured as police charged batons and fired rubber bullets on the demonstrating students today.

Of them, 18 people including eight journalists sustained rubber bullet wounds, reports our RU correspondent quoting witnesses. Read the rest of this entry »

Tomalika Kormokar For the Love of Acting

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You have won the hearts of millions of Bangladeshis with your acting on television and films, not to mention the National Film award you won for your performance in “Kittonkhola”. So, in the face of that fame, let’s start with a word of concern – if one spends some time on the internet searching with your name, a lot of sites appear with rubbish and derogatory comments about you.

Tomalika Kormokar For the Love of Acting

Are you aware of this fact?
I’m just learning about this now from you! Thank you for informing me. I will have to see it for myself. Although, I’m not the curious kind. This is both a good and a bad side of me. With due respect to all journalists, I don’t like giving many interviews. There are many newspapers, magazines and online portals; I don’t really keep myself updated about what’s written in all these. Since I’m publicity-shy, I believe there are few bad comments about me, since there is no news about me. Read the rest of this entry »

Tigers mull changes

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Tigers mull changes

Bangladesh cricketers Imrul Kayes (R) and Shamsur Rahman arrive at the team hotel yesterday, ahead of Tuesday’s second Test against Sri Lanka in Chittagong. The two openers will fight for the same spot as Shamsur failed to impress in the first Test. Photo: Star

The Bangladesh and Sri Lanka cricket teams reached Chittagong yesterday amid tight security to play the second Test of the two-match series, which will be followed by two T20 Internationals, at the Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium. Read the rest of this entry »

Ex-JP minister Qaiser indicted

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Tribunal frames 16 charges including genocide, torture

Ex-JP minister Qaiser indicted

A Dhaka tribunal today indicted Syed Mohammad Qaisar, a former state minister for agriculture from Jatiya Party, on 16 charges, including genocide, torture, murder and rape during the Liberation War in 1971.

Qaisar, now 73, formed a group named “Qaisar Bahini” with 500 to 700 men, who committed crimes against humanity in Habiganj and Brahmanbaria during the War of Independence of the country, according to prosecution. Read the rest of this entry »

Divided Thailand heads to polls

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Divided Thailand heads to polls

There were queues to vote at this Bangkok polling station

Millions of Thais are voting in a general election boycotted by the opposition and blighted by protests.

Anti-government protesters say they will disrupt voting across Thailand and continue their campaign to force Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to quit. Read the rest of this entry »