US President Donald Trump acknowledged that Khashoggi was likely dead even as his fate remained unclear 17 days after he vanished. The forest, a vast area and sufficiently remote for even locals to regularly get lost there, is nearly 15 kilometres (over nine miles) away from the Saudi consulate. Investigators already conducted two searches of the consulate and a nine-hour search of the consul's residence this week. Earlier Trump said he now believed Khashoggi was dead and warned of "very severe" consequences should Saudi Arabia be proven responsible. But four prominent human rights and press freedom groups urged Turkey to demand a United Nations investigation to prevent a "whitewash" of the alleged crime.
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I want to set this example for the other clubs,” said Maruful to Dhaka Tribune Wednesday. Clubs complete transfer formalities https://t.co/JHfNSzbMUWAll the top-flight clubs of #Bangladesh finished their formalities of #transfer ahead of another domestic #season on the last day of the deadline yesterday at the #BFF House. — Dhaka Tribune Sports (@Sport_DT) October 15, 2018There were not enough changes in the squad members in between the two seasons. This season, among the 13 clubs, seven-time professional league champion Abahani have the highest number of players  from the previous squad. The Nigerian coach told Dhaka Tribune, “I understand Bangladesh standard very well.
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A spokesman for the Delhi city government was not available for comment. Last year, the Supreme Court temporarily banned the sale of firecrackers in and around the capital city, an area with a population of about 20 million. "You cannot have something monitored solely by the Supreme Court whose ruling last year can be seen only as a stop-gap arrangement." In its affidavit to the Supreme Court, the environment ministry has rather asked for the introduction of firecrackers that emit less harmful chemicals. Hypocrisy ClaimShopkeepers in the trade say setting off firecrackers on Diwali is part of an ancient Hindu tradition and the Supreme Court must respect the sentiments of Hindus.
October 19, 2018 16:52 UTC
The centre-left Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT), which was only formed in 2013, won 30 of the 47 national assembly seats, according to the provisional results released by Bhutan's election commission. Both parties had vowed to boost the economy with Tshering's party using the slogan "Narrowing The Gap." During the 2013 campaign, fearing that Bhutan was moving too close to China, India withdrew subsidies for kerosene and cooking gas imports, in what was seen as an attempt to coerce a change of government. At least five candidates and activists were fined up to two month's wages for sending instant messenger statements to groups on relations with India, the Bhutan election commission said. India, which has a military presence in Bhutan, stepped in to prevent Chinese border guards from building a road there.
October 19, 2018 16:52 UTC
Tributes to rock legend Ayub BachchuThousands of fans from all ages and walks of life paid their last tributes to the legendary singer-guitarist Ayub Bachchu, a member of the rock band LRB who died of heart attack on Thursday, at the Central Shaheed Minar in Dhaka on Friday. Photo: Asif Mahmud OvePolitical, social and cultural organisations paying their last tributes to singer-guitarist Ayub Bachchu at the Central Shaheed Minar on Friday. Photo: Asif Mahmud OvePolitical, social and cultural organisations paying their last tributes to singer-guitarist Ayub Bachchu at the Central Shaheed Minar on Friday. Photo: Asif Mahmud OvePolitical, social and cultural organisations paying their last tributes to singer-guitarist Ayub Bachchu at the Central Shaheed Minar on Friday. Photo: Asif Mahmud OveThe Namaz-e-Janaza for rock legend Ayub Bachchu being held at the National Eidgah ground on Friday.
October 19, 2018 15:33 UTC
Thousands of people marched alongside spectacular truck in procession that carried idols, and thronged the Patenga Beach to bid farewell to Goddess Durga on the occasion of Dashami, the last day of Durga Puja. The parting ceremony was filled with unbridled dancing, beating of drums and chanting of the Goddess Durga's name. Anupam Biswas, a devotee who came to bid adieu to goddess at the Patenga Sea Beach, said: “Durga Puja is the worship of ‘Shakti’ or divine power embodied in her. I hope that she will come back next year with more joy and peace.”Like Anupam, it was a bitter-sweet experience for all Hindu devotees, who came to bid farewell to the Goddess Durga after days of enthusiasm, excitement and joy. The Chittagong Metropolitan Police tightened security in different immersion points across the city, including Patenga Beach.
October 19, 2018 15:33 UTC
The accident occurred at Dhobi Ghat near Jaura Phatak level-crossing around 6:45pm on Friday, according to the Hindustan Times newspaper. A crowd of around 300 people was watching and shooting videos of a Ravana effigy burn when the train came, it quoted a senior police officer as saying. They could not hear the train coming as the whole area resonated with the sound of crackers at the time. NDTV reported that two trains from opposite directions ran over the revellers. The crossing was unmanned, local media reported.
October 19, 2018 15:29 UTC
“Exact figure is not known but it is definitely more than 50 to 60,” Amritsar Police Commissioner SS Srivastava told ANI. Officials said as the effigy was lit and fireworks went off, the crowd started moving towards the railway tracks. Union Railways Minister Piyush Goyal said he has cancelled all engagements in the United States and is immediately returning back to India. “Extremely saddened by the train accident in Amritsar,” he said on Twitter. “I spoke to home secretary of Punjab and DGP of the state regarding the train accident in Amritsar,” Singh said on Twitter.
October 19, 2018 15:22 UTC
The plane carrying the prime minister took off for Dhaka from King Abdualaziz International Airport in Jeddah at 4:30pm local time on Friday. On Thursday night, she performed Umrah in Makkah and offered prayers at Prophet Muhammad’s grave in Madinah. Hasina met King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud on Wednesday. The king emphasised continuity of development in Bangladesh while the prince said Saudi Arabia wanted to partner with Bangladesh in development, according to officials. On Thursday, she laid the foundation stone of the chancery building for the Consulate General of Bangladesh in Jeddah.
October 19, 2018 14:37 UTC
Martin GuptillGuptill, 32, is a mainstay of New Zealand's limited overs line-up, averaging 42.99 runs in ODIs and 34.40 in T20sNew Zealand's limited overs opening batsman Martin Guptill will miss the upcoming series against Pakistan after straining his calf playing domestic cricket, officials said Friday. Selector Gavin Larsen said Guptill had no choice but to withdraw from the one-day international and Twenty20 squads to face Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates. #PakvNZNew Zealand's mainstay in limited overs cricket Martin Guptill injured his calf and will now miss the Pakistan seriesRead: https://t.co/2yvhA8lYk7 pic.twitter.com/S2404vnC0A — The Field (@thefield_in) October 19, 2018Larsen said selectors had not yet decided on a replacement. Guptill, 32, is a mainstay of New Zealand's limited overs line-up, averaging 42.99 runs in ODIs and 34.40 in T20s. No trip to the UAE for Martin Guptill, who hopes to shrug off his calf injury before Sri Lanka's visit in December.
October 19, 2018 14:26 UTC
"My son is going to speak about it (the run out) for a long time and in a funny way," said Azhar of his 10-year-old son Ibtisam, who luckily for him arrived at the ground after his father's dismissalSenior Pakistan batsman Azhar Ali anticipated some teasing from his 10-year-old son after his bizarre run out in the second Test against Australia on Thursday. "My son is going to speak about it (the run out) for a long time and in a funny way," said Azhar of his 10-year-old son Ibtisam, who luckily for him arrived at the ground after his father's dismissal. “My son is going to speak about it (the run out) for a long time and in a funny way." - Azhar Ali https://t.co/M1Ei9GjUh4 pic.twitter.com/LxsF1jZT53 — The Field (@thefield_in) October 19, 2018"We were just discussing that the ball was swinging a bit late. Pakistani batsman Azhar Ali addressed the media at the end of Day 3 and spoke about his bizarre run-out, his return to form and more.
October 19, 2018 14:03 UTC