Despite frequent reminders, it is as though the country has chosen to continue the avoidable sleepwalk, dragging itself in the irreversible path of abysmal oblivion. The Chawkbazar fire has been the latest of those reminders, and yet again, has exposed our unfortunate social protection, inadequate preparedness, and dilapidated infrastructure. The Chawkbazar incident is almost a repeat of the 2010 Nimtoli inferno, where more than 100 innocent people died. The onus is on everyone’s shoulder to ensure that we do not go back and start sleepwalking again, and assuming the problem does not exist. God forbid, it could be any of us or our family members who are the next victims of our collective ignorance.
Photo: MAHMUD HOSSAIN OPUWhy do we lack any form of safety regulations in these warehouses? Why do we lack any form of safety regulations in these warehouses? How did they not learn anything in the near decade it’s been since the Nimtoli fire destroyed so many lives and livelihoods? There is still time for the government to work together with these industries and avoid another repeat of this exact same incident in the future. To that end, implementing the 17 recommendations and enforcing proper safety regulations in these warehouses is absolutely essential.
Citizenship in Bangladesh is governed by the following laws: Citizenship Act, 1951; Citizenship Rules, 1952; Bangladesh Citizenship (Temporary Provisions) Order 1972; and Bangladesh Citizenship (Temporary Provisions) Rules 1978. The 1972 Order refers to the power of the Government to “grant” citizenship upon an application. Thus, dual citizenship or citizenship by descent is not an automatic right, it needs to be granted by the government of Bangladesh based on an application from the person seeking Bangladeshi citizenship by descent. Shamima Begum, never having travelled to Bangladesh and never having applied for a Bangladeshi citizenship cannot be considered a Bangladeshi citizen. It is arguable that granting her Bangladeshi citizenship would put the country’s national security at risk.
Action from the BCL in Dhaka Saturday BFFAgrani Bank Sporting Club beat Farashganj Sporting Club 2-1 with Sagor and Helal scoring for the winning sideAgrani Bank Sporting Club and Victoria SC won their respective matches in the second tier Bangladesh Championship League at Bir Sreshtha Shaheed Sipahi Mohammad Mostafa Kamal Stadium in Kamalapur, Dhaka Saturday. Agrani Bank beat Farashganj Sporting Club 2-1 with Sagor and Helal scoring for the winning side. In the other match of the day, Victoria defeated Soccer Club Feni 3-1 with Tony bagging a brace and Rana scoring an own goal for the winning side. Saddam notched the consolation goal for Soccer Club. RESULTSFarashganj 1 (Saif 18) 2 Agrani Bank (Sagor 70, Helal 79)Victoria 3 (Tony 8, 73, Rana 42-OG) 1 Soccer Club (Saddam 63)
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The incidents took place on Friday and SaturdayAs many as 10 people have died and 26 others injured in seven separate road accidents in four districts of the country. The incidents took place in Dhaka, Habiganj, Tangail and Chittagong on Friday and Saturday. In Dhaka, two passengers were killed and 20 others injured in a head-on collision between two buses on the Dhaka-Aricha Highway in Dhamrai upazila around 2:45pm on Saturday. The incidents took place on Friday night and early Saturday. Double Mooring police station SI Md Jahir Hossain said that the accident took place in front of Dhonialapara mosque, killing both father and son on the spot.
He delivers his dialogues in a quiet manner and his gait shouts quiet-Wyoming-fishing values, characteristic of the real Cheney. All in all, Bale’s performance is certainly worthy of full marksAdam Mackay’s “Vice” is a good film. He delivers his dialogues in a quiet manner and his gait shouts quiet-Wyoming-fishing values, characteristic of the real Cheney. While political satire may exaggerate incidents to drive home a point, this part seems lacking in subtlety. A political satire such as “Vice,” has no right to shift the questioning from few politicians to an entire nation of people, in which many are still good.
In spite of being reluctant towards acting in serials, Sabnam Faria signed up for two dramas after one whole year | FacebookThe new serials are titled 'Family Crisis' and 'Family Album,' directed by Muhammad Mustafa Kamal and Imraul Rafat, respectivelyThe last daily soap starring Sabnam Faria was one year ago, titled “Hingtingchhot” and directed by Razibul Islam. The new serials are titled “Family Crisis” and “Family Album,” directed by Muhammad Mustafa Kamal and Imraul Rafat, respectively. Although initially uninterested in acting in the serials, Sabnam agreed to work on them as she had a good relationship with the directors. As a result, I have less interest in acting in serials than I used to.”The shooting for “Family Crisis” began one month ago, and the show is set to air on NTV. The shooting for “Family Album” began last Wednesday, and the serial is to air on RTV.
Kuddus Boyati with his daughter, Ferdous | FacebookBoyati became seriously ill due to issues with his oesophagus and was admitted to the National Institute of Diseases of the Chest and Hospital (NIDCH) in Mohakhali on February 17Acclaimed folk singer Abdul Kuddus Boyati's daughter Ferdous recently requested assistance from the government and public regarding the financial burden of treatment for her father’s illness, through a post on social media. Boyati became seriously ill due to issues with his oesophagus and was admitted to the National Institute of Diseases of the Chest and Hospital (NIDCH) in Mohakhali on February 17. He is currently passing his days in bed 12 of Ward 13 of the hospital. Dr Manabendra Biswas is overseeing his treatment.
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Saif Sporting players pose for photographs prior to their BPL match against Chittagong Abahani in Mymensingh Saturday BFFSaif Sporting Club now have 14 points from seven matches while Chittagong Abahani Limited are seventh with 10 points from eight gamesFourth placed Saif Sporting Club were held to a goalless draw by Chittagong Abahani Limited in the Bangladesh Premier League at Rafique Uddin Bhuiyan Stadium in Mymensingh Saturday. Newcomer Nofel Sporting Club, a combination of Noakhali, Feni and Lakshmipur districts, registered their first win in the Bangladesh Premier League 2018-19 season as they defeated Brothers Union 2-0 at Shaheed Bhulu Stadium in Noakhali Saturdayhttps://t.co/SdUtEFwOB7#BFF #NOFEL — Dhaka Tribune Sports (@Sport_DT) February 23, 2019Saif Sporting now have 14 points from seven matches while the port city outfit are seventh with 10 points from eight games. RESULTSaif Sporting 0 0 Ctg Abahani
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'Musicality in Woods' began at the Gallery Cosmoson Friday | UNBThe 12-day exhibition is the outcome of a workshop on woodblock prints held at Cosmos-Atelier 71. It was conducted by artist Professor Anisuzzaman Anis, member of the Faculty of Fine Arts at Dhaka UniversityA group exhibition titled “Musicality in Woods” began at the Gallery Cosmos in Dhaka on Friday. Woodblock prints produced by 30 talented artists are being showcased at the exhibition. The 12-day exhibition is the outcome of a workshop on woodblock prints held at Cosmos-Atelier 71. Tehmina Enayet, director of Gallery Cosmos, was also present on the occasion.
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The opening duo Zazai and Ghani created a T20I record for the highest partnership for any wicket (236) as they went past Australia duo Aaron Finch and D’Arcy Short’s previous record of 223. Afghanistan, meanwhile, also surpassed Australia (263) to become the team with most number of runs (276) in a T20I innings. Afghanistan also set a record for most number of sixes (22) in a T20I innings, going past West Indies’ 21. Afghanistan set a massive target of 279 runs for @Irelandcricket to chase in the second T20I . The Opening pair of Hazratullah Zazai and Usman Ghani put on Afghanistan's highest partnership in T20Is as Afghanistan ended scoring the highest Team Total in T20Is #AFGvIRE pic.twitter.com/GUz5TbMGkc — Afghanistan Cricket Board (@ACBofficials) February 23, 2019
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Two Chhatra League groups fought on Chittagong University campus over the alleged abduction of Golam Rasul Nishan (inset) on Friday night, February 22, 2019 UNBThe fight has taken place over the alleged abduction of a Chhatra League leaderAt least 10 people were injured in a clash between two factions of Bangladesh Chhatra League on Chittagong University (CU) campus over the alleged abduction of a leader on Friday night. Supporters of two groups — Ulka and 69, both shuttle-train based Chhatra League groups — attacked each other and blasted handmade bombs on the campus leaving at least 10 students injured. The Ulka group activists claimed 69 group’s vice-president Mansur Alam, publications affairs secretary Iqbal Tipu and joint secretary Abu Torab had picked up Nishan around 10:30pm and released him around 12:30am Saturday. However, Mansur denied the allegation and said: "We do not know about the abduction incident and learned it from Facebook posts. If anyone blame us, I must say it was done out of vengeance."
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Action from the BPL match between Nofel and Brothers in Noakhali Saturday BFFLanguishing at the bottom of the 13-team points table prior to Saturday's clash, Nofel Sporting Club are now ninth with five points from seven matchesNewcomer Nofel Sporting Club, a combination of Noakhali, Feni and Lakshmipur districts, registered their first win in the Bangladesh Premier League 2018-19 season as they defeated Brothers Union 2-0 at Shaheed Bhulu Stadium in Noakhali Saturday. Languishing at the bottom of the 13-team points table prior to Saturday's clash, Nofel are now ninth with five points from seven matches. Syed Nayeemuddin’s Brothers on the other hand are bottom with three points from seven games, including as many as six defeats. Farhad Mona doubled the lead at the half hour mark. RESULTNofel 2 (Bangoura 4, Mona 30) 0 Brothers
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Batting first, all the top-order batsmen got some runs to boost their confidence prior to the three–game Test series. Bangladesh lost all three ODIs before the Test series and their top-order debacles were the major reasons behind the ignominious results, but in the two-day practice match, the top-order showed resilience. Short Highlights of Day 1 of two-day practice match against New Zealand XI. pic.twitter.com/36j8htjPVH — Bangladesh Cricket (@BCBtigers) February 23, 2019“We have tried to do that during our practice sessions, and we have batted well in the practice game. Shadman Islam speaks after the first day of practice match against New Zealand XI.
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The Trump administration has pressed North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons programme, which threatens the United States, before it can expect any concessions. Kim left the North Korean capital of Pyongyang at around 5 pm (0800 GMT) in an armoured train, Russia's TASS news agency said, citing a North Korean diplomatic source. North Korea's state media has yet to confirm either Kim's trip to Vietnam or his summit with Trump. It could take Kim at least two and a half days to travel the thousands of kilometres through China by train to Vietnam. Travel by train has been a favourite mode of transport for Kim Jong Un, and his father, Kim Jong Il, and grandfather, Kim Il Sung.
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