But when England is playing against Pakistan, the English boys become my favourite. It’s said that most of the young population support Pakistan, as they (the youth) don’t know much about what Pakistan, as a nation-state, did to us in 1971. Supporting Pakistan’s team in a game cannot be tantamount to supporting what Pakistan did during our war of independence. Then again, when India and Pakistan are playing, a Bangladeshi Bengali who’s not supporting India is automatically considered a Pakistani supporter. A person who doesn’t want India to win is not necessarily supporting Pakistan.
June 23, 2017 11:37 UTC
A rural Indian settlement with little electricity or running water renamed itself “Trump Village” on Friday in an unusual gesture to the American president ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s trip to Washington. A huge billboard declaring “Welcome to Trump Village” in Hindi and English, accompanied with a beaming portrait of the US president, was unveiled in the tiny hamlet officially known as Marora, in the largely agriculture northern state of Haryana. Large posters of Trump adorned with marigold flowers were placed throughout the village of mainly mud-brick houses for a renaming ceremony, which was presided over by village heads and an Indian charity. “They will only call it Trump Village. Children at the village waved placards of Modi and Trump and a huge banner of the US president describing his Indian counterpart as “very energetic”.
June 23, 2017 11:15 UTC
Senior BNP leader Amir Khosru Mahmud Chowdhury, who had accompanied Fakhrul, blamed Awami League's local MP Hasan Mahmud for the attack. Four days after the incident, an auto-rickshaw driver, Mohsin, started a case against BNP leaders and activists alleging that the motorcade of Fakhrul hit two drivers in Rangunia. This is seen as a counter-case as a pro-BNP lawyer sued local leaders and activists of the Awami League for the attack. Plaintiff Mohsin is a supporter of Hasan Mahmud, according to Rizvi, BNP’s senior joint secretary general. “They are showing him as an auto-rickshaw driver just to stack false cases against BNP leaders.”
June 23, 2017 11:03 UTC
In a letter to ACA chief executive Alistair Nicholson, CA executive general manager Kevin Roberts made the new offer. "The ACA has advised players not to sign," the players' body said in a statement. "The letter provided to players today from CA does not accurately reflect how far apart the parties remain with a week to go. We are motivated by a sense of duty to the game and its players and frustration at the current process." "The players are completely united behind the ACA in these negotiation terms," Australia captain Steve Smith said on Friday in a video posted by the ACA on Twitter.
Two people have died in the past one month in mugging incidents. Some police officials, asking not to be named, said while the number of mugging incidents involving weapons dropped in the city, this group of snatchers became active. Six days later, the woman, named Shirin Aktar, died undergoing treatment at Chittagong Medical College Hospital on Monday night. CMP’s Deputy Commissioner (South) SM Mostain Hossain told bdnews24.com that many of the muggers were found to be old convicts. Mostain Hossain, however, tried to allay the concerns saying they were working round the clock to tackle mugging incidents.
Greens Senator @larissawaters just became the first woman in Australian parliament to give a speech while breast feeding. pic.twitter.com/lvmZ8C32GN — BuzzFeedOz Politics (@BuzzFeedOzPol) June 22, 2017There’s a lot of social stigma attached to mothers breastfeeding their child in public spaces. The MP created history by breastfeeding her three-and-half-month-old baby while moving a motion in Parliament. “First time I’ve had to move a Senate motion while breastfeeding! First time I’ve had to move a Senate motion while breastfeeding!
June 23, 2017 10:30 UTC
Many primary schoolteachers have failed to withdraw their salary for June before the Eid-ul-Fitr holidays, as errors were made in the advice when the pay cheques were written. Sources at Sonali Bank told the Bangla Tribune that even those teachers who were able to collect their salaries with the flawed cheques by Thursday had already been instructed to return the amount to the bank. The errors took place while the cheques were being written. The cheques have bounced over the last three to four days because many of them had incorrect advice,” he said. The current basic pay scale of a primary teacher is from Tk4,900-6400.
June 23, 2017 10:17 UTC
Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has detained two suspected members of Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) from Gazipur city early Friday. The arrestees are Md Motasim Billah, 21, and Md Morslin Sheikh, 25. Assistant Superintendent of Police Firoz Kauser, also operation officer of RAB 2, told the Dhaka Tribune: “Acting on a tip-off, a team from RAB 2 conducted a drive in Gazipur Chowrasta area around 1:10am and nabbed the two militants.”The elite force officer said the duo were arrested on the basis of information from JMB leader Mofijul Islam, who was arrested from Dhaka’s Tejgaon area on May 31. “The militants had planned to conduct subversive activities in different important establishments in Gazipur, Tongi and adjacent areas,” the ASP added. Legislative measures against the two suspected militants are under process, he said.
June 23, 2017 09:45 UTC
A police officer was beaten to death by an angry mob outside a mosque in Indian-administered Kashmir, police said Friday, as tensions in the volatile disputed region ran high. Violence between government forces and civilians has spiked in recent months in the Himalayan region, where many oppose Indian rule. A police statement said Pandith, a deputy superintendent with the security wing of the state police, had been “attacked and beaten to death by a mob”. The incident came a week after suspected rebels in Indian Kashmir ambushed a police patrol, killing five officers. Rebel groups have for decades fought roughly 500,000 Indian soldiers deployed in the disputed territory, demanding independence or a merger of the region with Pakistan.
June 23, 2017 09:45 UTC
Detective Superintendent Fiona McCormack said that in view of the heavy death toll, police were considering manslaughter charges over the disaster. She said the Hotpoint model, FF175BP, involved was not subject to recall and the manufacturer was doing further tests. "We now have expert evidence that the fire was not started deliberately," McCormack told reporters in London. Police said both the insulation and tiles used in cladding at the 24-storey Grenfell Tower block failed all post-fire safety tests. "Preliminary tests show the insulation samples collected from Grenfell tower combusted soon after the test started," McCormack said.
June 23, 2017 09:45 UTC
“People shouldn't forget that the Awami League brought all the achievements the country boasts of today. Bangladesh and Awami League complement each other.”“To keep the pace of progress steady, please let Awami League serve you again,” Hasina said. Awami League, one of Bangladesh's oldest political parties, returned to power for a second consecutive term following the 2014 election. She was accompanied by Awami League advisory council members Amir Hossain Amu and Tofail Ahmed, presidium members Matia Chowdhury, Sahara Khatun, Mosharraf Hossain and General Secretary Obaidul Quader. Hasina urged leaders and activists of the ruling party to follow the ideology of Bangabandhu and not bother only about personal gains.
June 23, 2017 09:22 UTC
The film is an adaptation of the 2015 released American war film "Little Boy". In "Tubelight", Salman Khan does not play the dynamic hero that he used to portray with gusto. The only person who steals the show in the film is Matin Rey Tangu as the young Guo, who Laxman befriends. The Chinese actress Zhu Zhu plays his mother Liling with flair. Overall, "Tubelight" has the tempered magic of cinema but it fails to ignite the emotional quotient.
June 23, 2017 09:22 UTC