According to the former India cricketer, the change has come under the guidance of Bangladesh coach Anju Jain. The Tigresses recently made headlines by first winning the ACC Women’s Asia Cup 2018 followed by a series win against Ireland and recently finished as champions in the ICC Women’s World T20I qualifiers in Netherlands. The Bangladesh women’s cricketers have currently started their training camp at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium for the ICC Women’s World T20I, which happens in Novermber this year. The fielding of the players is a worry, informed Bangladesh assistant coach Devika who sees no other option than hard work to make it right. We are working with the fielding as it makes a difference in the smallest format of the game,” said Devika.
August 07, 2018 15:45 UTC
It will enable us to export more products to India,” Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association Senior Vice-President Faruque Hassan told bdnews24.com on Tuesday. “We will be able to take the Indian market from China as the tax will curb Indian imports from China,” he added. Bangladesh’s RMG exports rose 10 percent year-on-year in 2017-18 fiscal year, said Faruque who believes India’s decision will help Bangladesh post more growth in apparel export this fiscal. India's imports of textile products from Bangladesh, Vietnam and Cambodia also jumped in the last few years as they are not subject to any duty under free trade agreements (FTA) signed by India with these countries. The 20 percent duty India imposed on textile products on Tuesday will not be applicable to products sourced from those countries due to the FTA.
August 07, 2018 15:33 UTC
The students are Tariqul Islam of the mathematics department, Mashiur Rahman Sadik of Information and Communication Technology Institute, and Zobaidul Haque Rony of the physics department. Sadik, who was one of the coordinators of a demonstration demanding cancellation of the affiliation of seven colleges with Dhaka University, was arrested in January. Several Chhatra League activists, loyal to Fazlul Huq hall unit President Shahariar Siddique Shishim, reportedly beat them up early on Tuesday and handed them over to police for “spreading rumours” on Facebook regarding the student protests for safer roads. The students brought out a procession under the banner of “Students against Repression,” and took position in front of the proctor’s office. The students, both of whom are activists of Bangladesh Student Union, are currently undergoing treatment at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH).
August 07, 2018 15:22 UTC
The injury has put the availability of Nazmul for the ACC Asia Cup 2018 in doubt. Meanwhile a long sustained dislocation on little finger of Shakib Al Hasan will need surgery informed Dr Debashish. The challenge with Shakib is the recovery time, of two to three months, which he will need after the surgery. He will need a surgery to recover from this but that will put him in off for around two months. Surgery will not give him a 100 percent recovery but better a percentage of being able to fold the finger,” the BCB doctor explained.
August 07, 2018 15:22 UTC
Students clash with unidentified men, who many claimed were activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League, in Jigatola, Dhaka on August 4, 2018 Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka TribuneThey allegedly spread rumours regarding the student movement for safer roads on social mediaPolice in Chittagong on Tuesday arrested four people over their alleged attempts to deteriorate the law and order situation by spreading rumours on Facebook regarding the recent student movement for safer roads. The arrestees were identified as Maruf Hossain, 23, Aziur Rahman Asaf, 20, Imdadul Haque alias Ashiq, 24, and Abdullah Al Sahed, 20. Acting on a tip-off, a Kotwali police team had arrested the four from the Chittagong Press Club situated in the port city's Jamalkhan area. Kotwali police Officer-in-Charge Md Mohsin said that the youths had been charged with inciting violence by spreading rumours on social media during the peaceful student demonstrations for safe roads. The movement later spread across the country, including in Chittagong.
August 07, 2018 15:11 UTC
The recovered dollar at Benapole Customs authorities possession on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 Dhaka TribuneThe arrested was identified as SK Jishan, 30, son of SK Moshraf Hossain of Iqbalpur in KolkataCustoms officials have arrested an Indian national with $40,000 from the international check post at Benapole. The arrested was identified as SK Jishan, 30, son of SK Moshraf Hossain of Iqbalpur in Kolkata, West Bengal. Tipped off, a Customs department team conducted a drive around noon on Tuesday at the passenger terminal of the check post and arrested SK Jishan with the American currencyhidden away in his shoes,confirmed Customs official Chhobi Rani Dutta. The seized US dollars were deposited with the Customs House, and a case was filed with Benapole Port police station.
August 07, 2018 15:11 UTC
WASHINGTON – The Defense Department is concerned that enemies could use data from American soldiers’ GPS-empowered fitness trackers to track U.S. military operations. Because of this concern, Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan has issued an order prohibiting the use of GPS functions in deployed locations. This includes physical fitness aids, applications in phones that track locations, and other devices and apps that pinpoint and track the location of individuals. These Global Positioning System capabilities can expose personal information, locations, routines and numbers of DoD personnel. Manning said the department will continue to study the risk associated with these devices and change the policy as needed.
August 07, 2018 15:07 UTC
Around 200 countries agreed in 2015 to limit temperature rise to "well below" 2°C above pre-industrial levels, a threshold believed to be a tipping point for the climate. Currently, global average temperatures are just over 1°C above the pre-industrial period and rising at 0.17°C each decade. Places on Earth will become uninhabitable if 'Hothouse Earth' becomes the reality," he said. Maximising the chances of avoiding such a "hothouse" state requires more than just reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the report said. Commenting on the research, some experts said uncontrolled warming is still uncertain but not implausible.
August 07, 2018 14:48 UTC
Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali after the bilateral meeting with his Japanese counterpart Taro Kono said Bangladesh is “grateful” to Japan for the support and understanding shown after the terror attack in Dhaka’s Gulshan. “I hope Japan will stand in solidarity with Bangladesh in our fight against terrorism and review its travel alert,” Ali added. This is his second visit to Bangladesh within a year. “We confirm the further deepening of bilateral relations under comprehensive partnership,” the Japanese foreign minister said. He said he would work together with his Bangladesh counterpart for further reinforcement of the bilateral relations and cooperation “to realise free and open Indo-Pacific based on rule of law”.
August 07, 2018 14:48 UTC
Some of the illegally imported birds that were seized at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka on Monday, August 6, 2018 CourtesyThe recovered birds and animals are worth around Tk44 lakhOfficials of the Customs Intelligence and Investigation Directorate (CIID) and the Dhaka Customs House have recovered 202 pairs of endangered birds and animals from the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport. The joint drive was conducted on a tip-off on Monday night, according to press release issued by CIID on Tuesday. One of the illegally imported blue-and-yellow macaws seized at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on August 6, 2018 | CourtesyThe seized birds included 170 pairs of lovebirds, three pairs of baby parrots, three pairs of cockatoos, 10 pairs of conures, five pairs of green wing parakeets, three pairs of peacocks, three pairs of blue-and-yellow macaws,and two pairs of budgerigars. The animals included two lemur monkeys and four common marmosets. One of the illegally imported lemurs seized at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on August 6, 2018 | CourtesyShahidul on Tuesday also said that the recovered birds and animals, worth around Tk44 lakh, were sent to the Forest Department around 11:30am on Monday, and would be released at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Safari Park in Gazipur for preservation.
August 07, 2018 14:44 UTC
The protests held by the Students in Bangladesh demanding better road safety finally came to an end after 9 days. The death of two teenage students - a boy and a girl - by a speeding bus on July 29 brought thousands of schools, colleges and universities students on the streets of the Bangladesh capital, demanding strict implementation of road safety rules. Bangladesh Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid will chair the meeting, it said. At the height of the protests, students were seen managing Dhaka's notorious traffic and checking whether drivers of the cars and buses had valid licences and proof of roadworthiness of their vehicles. In a bid to calm down the protesting students, the Bangladesh government also promised to consider the death penalty for deliberately causing road deaths and approved a new road safety law.
August 07, 2018 14:26 UTC
The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council or ECNEC cleared a project to acquire 491 acres of land for the economic zone in March last year. After Japan sought more land, the ECNEC passed a revised proposal approving another 500 acres of land for the economic zone on Tuesday. Now the estimated cost of the revised land acquisition project is around Tk 32 billion, according to Planning Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal. The ECNEC approved a total of 11 projects at an estimated cost of around Tk 64.5 billion on Tuesday. The other projects included dredging of the Padma River and saving its left bank in Dhaka’s Dohar Upazila at an estimated cost of around Tk 15 billion.
August 07, 2018 14:26 UTC
The Election Commission will act going by the rules if irregularities take place, he says. “It can’t be said with certainty that there won’t be any irregularities in major public elections,” he said. He also said they would put necessary remedial measures in case of irregularities like they did during Barishal City polls. The commission was preparing for the next general elections and the ongoing student movement for safe roads would not affect the preparations, the CEC said. The protesters have not said anything about elections,” Huda observed.
August 07, 2018 13:41 UTC
Fareast University captain Mainul Abedin Sujoy (R) and South East University skipper Mohammad Tuhin pose with the Faraaz Gold Cup in Dhaka Saturday BFFThe pre-final press conference was held at BNS Saturday where Fareast University captain Mainul Abedin Sujoy and South East University skipper Mohammad Tuhin were presentLast year’s runners-up Fareast University will be looking forward to turning around their fortunes this time when they take on South East University Sunday in the final of the 2nd Shahjalal Islami Bank Faraaz Gold Cup Inter University Football Tournament at Bangabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka at 4pm. The pre-final press conference was held at BNS Saturday where Fareast University captain Mainul Abedin Sujoy and South East University skipper Mohammad Tuhin were present. Tuhin also scored in the last four in the 3-0 win over Brac University. The champion will receive Tk2 lakhs while the runners-up will get Tk1 lakh as prize money. There will also be awards for the best player of the tournament, the top-scorer and the best goalkeeper.
August 04, 2018 17:14 UTC
Bangladesh U-15 football team players and officials pose for photographs in Dhaka Saturday BFFA total of 18 players from last year's inaugural edition have been retained in the current squad, along with the inclusion of five new facesBangladesh U-15 women's football team are confident of retaining the Saff U-15 Championship title as the 23-member squad will leave Dhaka for Bhutan Monday. Akhi pledged to keep the defence solid with an eye on scoring goals from set-pieces, like she did in Dhaka last year. The confidence grew from the last Saff, after which we overcame the scoring problem and proved it during the title-winning campaign in Hong Kong. We are fully prepared.”BFF's technical and strategical director Paul Smalley is eagerly looking forward to “entertaining” the crowd in Bhutan. Walton Group continued their support for women's football by sponsoring the tour.
August 04, 2018 17:03 UTC