Both the sides have won one and drew as many, against Uzbekistan and Thailand respectively, in their opening two matches. Uzbekistan already ensured top place from Group B against whom Bangladesh conceded three goals and Qatar six. Bangladesh were more busy in dealing with the Uzbekistan attacks in their first game. Both Day and team manager Satyajit Das Rupu hinted that there would unlikely be any changes in the starting XI. If we keep our shape like the last games, we have a real chance.”The midfielder concluded, “We have never qualified for the knockout stage of the Asian Games before.
August 18, 2018 17:03 UTC
File PhotoTwo ferry terminals in Munshiganj have seen service disruptions, while Paturia port in Manikganj has seen several policies being implemented in order to alleviate the pressure created by Eid holidaymakersFerry services on two routes to and from Munshiganj have been disrupted. The recently inaugurated Munshiganj-Gazaria route has seen very little traffic due to very poor roads on both sides of the route. Fazlu Rahman, the master of this ferry, said the roads need to be repaired quickly in order to justify the construction of the Tk9.5 crore ferry port. Meanwhile, on the Shimulia-Kathalbari route, 13 ferries are now operational after low water levels prevented any movement on the route earlier in the week. However, in Manikganj’s Paturia, authorities have taken a number of actions in order to ensure smooth operations during the Eid rush.
August 18, 2018 16:52 UTC
"Even after sweeping to power, Ziaur Rahman would not scrap the law that remained in effect until Awami League came to power in 1996.”Awami League presidium member Col (retd) Faruk Khan, Awami League lawmaker Barrister Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh and Awami League International Affairs Secretary Dr Shammi Ahmed addressed the function. Anisul Huq said although the killers of Bangabandhu, and most of his family members were brought to justice, the perpetrators that devised the plan are yet to be punished. The minister, also the chief prosecutor of the Bangabandhu murder case, said they had to face difficulties while collecting necessary information and documents for the court procedures to prove the assassination. "We were able to bring the killers of Bangabandhu to justice after overcoming various difficulties,” he said. The Awami League lawmaker said no educational institutions wanted to admit him, fearing that the then government would punish them.
August 18, 2018 16:30 UTC
File photo of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina AFPA press release of Awami League, signed by its Office Secretary Dr Abdus Sobhan Golap, made the announcement yesterdayThere are no official or personal accounts of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, her sister Sheikh Rehana and the prime minister’s daughter Saima Wazed in social media particularly on Facebook and Twitter. A press release of Awami League, signed by its Office Secretary Dr Abdus Sobhan Golap, made the announcement yesterday, reports BSS. The only family members to have an account according to the release are the verified Facebook account (www.facebook.com/sajeeb.a.wazed) and a verified Twitter account account (www.twitter.com/sajeebwazed) of Bangabandhu’s grandson and Prime Minister’s Information and Communication Technology Affairs Adviser Sajeeb Wazed. The other accounts or pages in the name of Bangabandhu’s daughters Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Sheikh Rehana and the prime minister’s daughter Saima Wazed are not verified. If any member of Bangabandhu’s family operates a Facebook or other social media account in future, it will be announced, the press release added.
August 18, 2018 16:30 UTC
Pen International Bangladesh yesterday organized the roundtable on “Proposed Digital Security Law: Further Thoughts” at the National Press Club. "The draft digital act will work as a bureaucratic process and will stop the freedom of expression. This draft will not serve the purpose to stop the reckless use of social media and online media. Pen International Bangladesh chapter Chief Advisor Poet Mohammad Nurul Huda said: “Creative writers may face challenges in many ways as there is a conflict of reality with the creative imagination. That's why the authors must be protected.”Brotee CEO Sharmeen Murshid said:"The government has a responsibility to protect the freedom of expression for the prosperity of the society.
August 18, 2018 16:18 UTC
The two teams locked horns for the trophy in the final at the Changlimithang Stadium in Thimphu Saturday. Bangladesh beat India 1-0 in the final at home last year after defeating the visitors 3-0 in the first round. Bangladesh qualified for the final of the championship after beating Bhutan 5-0 in the semifinals at the same stadium on Thursday. India reached the final by beating Nepal 2-1. Earlier, Bangladesh became group champions by defeating newcomer Pakistan 14-0 and Nepal 3-0.
August 18, 2018 16:07 UTC
The RAB DG said not only those who spread rumours’ but also those who were behind inciting violence from the back will be brought to justice. RAB arrested Faria Mahjabin, 28, was arrested at her home on Haji Afsar Uddin Road in west Dhanmondi on Thursday night. RAB DG Benazir presented a phone call record of Faria before the media. The RAB DG said “She [Faria] is a computer science graduate and knows how to use it. “The wing will constantly monitor the cyber world.”These wings work in all 14 battalion of RAB, apart from the headquarters, the RAB DG said.
August 18, 2018 15:45 UTC
File photo of Khulna Jute Mills workersOn August 8, the labour leaders had a meeting with state minister of Jute and BJMC chairman in DhakaWorkers from 9 state-owned jute mills in Khulna and Jessore division will take to the streets once again for implementation of wage commission, due wages and six other demands. On the 10th, there will be discussions and meetings of the union leaders at Bangladesh Jute Mills Corporation (BJMC)’s temporary office. On September 13, a protest rally will take palce on the streets. On September 23, meeting of jute mill labour leaders from all over the country will take place at Hafiz Jute Mill. On October 5, workers’ rally will take place at the Peoples’ Circle and from there the announcement of next schedule will be given.
August 18, 2018 15:11 UTC
Patients who arrived at the hospital from far away are facing immense suffering as they had to turn back due to unavailability of healthcare services at this facility. Only then they promised to perform a c-section on my wife.”Commenting on the matter, Satkhira Civil Surgeon Dr Touhidur Rahman said: “The transformer of Satkhira Sadar Hospital was damaged beyond repair last week, forcing the hospital staff to shut down medical services for around 300 patients. “The hospital needs another 150KV transformer, however the authorities concerned could not provide it to us, despite repeated requests. Healthcare services offered in this hospital will resume fully after the new transformer is installed.”Responding to a query, Satkhira Deputy Commissioner Md Iftekhar Hossain said: “A 150KV transformer will be available for the hospital within the next two days. The 50KV transformer was initially installed to support the suffering patients.”
August 18, 2018 15:00 UTC
The arrestees are a truck helper, Hitler, 30, son of Kismot Ali, and trolley driver Jahid, 32, son of Asad Urfe Achar from Chorpara Barai village in TangailTwo men have been arrested for the rape of an inter-first year student of Fazil Madrasah, in Pukhuria Sailkol area, Tangail. The arrestees are a truck helper, Hitler, 30, son of Kismot Ali, and trolley driver Jahid, 32, son of Asad Urfe Achar from Chorpara Barai village in Tangail. The victim suspected the situation and headed towards Sailkol area by foot. The victim was attacked near a brick-kiln in Pukhuria Sailkol area and was taken to an isolated place by the rapists. Regarding this matter, Bhuapur police station's Officer-in-Charge Abdus Salam Mia said: “The two rapists were arrested on the same night of the incident.
August 18, 2018 14:48 UTC
Minhajul stated that a fitness camp involving the BCB-paid first-class cricketers will start in the first week of September. We discussed criterion, system and fitness of the players and this will begin from the first week of September. We have the NCL starting from the first week of October so we will have around a month to get the first-class cricketers in shape. If we want to establish ourselves in Tests, there is no way than to have a standard domestic first-class tournament. Hope we will be able to start a good thing from the forthcoming season and that will begin with the NCL,” he concluded.
August 18, 2018 14:48 UTC
File photo of Shahidul Alam Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka TribuneIn a statement published on August 16, National Geographic expressed their deep concern regarding the health and well-being of Shahidul AlamInternational media continues to call for the release of internationally acclaimed photographer, academic and activist Shahidul Alam, who has been under detention since August 5. In a statement published on August 16, National Geographic expressed their deep concern regarding the health and well-being of Shahidul Alam. Emphasizing Shahidul's importance in the photographers' community, the statement said: "We join together with others across the world that are troubled by Alam's arrest, and support his immediate and safe release." James Estrin, co-editor of the New York Times also mentioned Shahidul Alam in an article published on August 16. "He [Shahidul] also confronted the Western media outlets that he believes hold a virtual monopoly on how countries like Bangladesh are portrayed- or, more to the point, how they are inaccurately portrayed," Estrin said in the article.
August 18, 2018 14:37 UTC
Bangladesh A however, clinched the three-match T20 series 2-1. Al Amin caught the attention with his performance,’’ Minhajul informed. “Overall we got the feedback, which we were looking forward to, and I hope we will be able to provide cricketers for the national team from here. All players in Bangladesh A have the opportunity to make it into the national team, but this will depend on what is needed by the senior side. Continuous programmes of Bangladesh A will help us to recover the lack of back-up players for the national team,” he said.
August 18, 2018 14:26 UTC
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kofi Annan died in GenevaPresident M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina have expressed condolences over the death of former United Nations (UN) secretary general Kofi Annan. Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kofi Annan died at the age of 80 in Geneva, Switzerland, his foundation said on Saturday. In a condolence message, the president expressed profound shock at the death of Kofi Annan, a Ghanaian diplomat who served as UN secretary general from 1997 to 2006. “People of the world will remember Kofi Annan for his outstanding contribution to establishing democracy and human rights,” he said. Kofi Annan and the UN were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2001.
August 18, 2018 13:41 UTC