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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 »

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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 »

Devotees seek peace at Akheri Munajat

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Devotees seek peace at Akheri Munajat

People continue to swarm the bank of Turag river in Tongi to join Akheri Munajat. This photo is taken from Dhaka-Mymensingh highway in Gazipur in the morning.

Thousands of Muslims sought world peace, forgiveness and blessings for mankind and the Muslim Ummah as the second phase of Biswa Ijtema concluded today through the final supplication, Akheri Munajat. Read the rest of this entry »

Nokia Lumia 720: A pricey mid-ranger

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Nokia Lumia 720: A pricey mid-rangerNokia Lumia 720 is the second windows phone we are reviewing for Bytes. Though it was launched nearly 9 months ago, still in Bangladesh the set is fairly new. It came in the market as a high-end phone but now it’s considered a mid-range product. Some features of this phone are mesmerizing yet some are infuriating. So without further ado, let’s jump in to the review: Read the rest of this entry »

PRINTS ON PINS

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PRINTS ON PINSThe sidekick has now become the leading hero it seems, because pants have gained a lot of momentum in terms of variation in recent times. First came pants in every colour imaginable, changing the game completely. Then, as people started accepting coloured pants and became more adventurous with their outfits, in came the ultimate statement-maker: prints. Read the rest of this entry »

Spotlight on Internationalising Bangla Language

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Spotlight on Internationalising Bangla LanguagePrime minister Sheikh Hasina laid the foundation stone of International Mother Language Institute (IMLI) on March 15, 2001 while the premier inaugurated it on 21 February, 2010. IMLI is the institutional outcome of the International Mother Language Day, which is being celebrated on 21st February since November, 1999. The main purpose of the IMLI is to preserve and protect endangered languages of the world as well as to develop languages Read the rest of this entry »