Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Heatstroke continues to take toll: 3 more die: Diarrhoea turns endemic City water system contaminated

Diarrhoea outbreak in the city has become phenomenal as the inhabitants have no other way except for drinking muddy and stinking water. Scorching heat continues all over the country, our correspondents from Bhola, Rangpur and Gopalganj have reported that one person in each place has died of heatstroke. The deceased are Yasen Patwari (65) of ... Read more

Military and military-backed govts put brakes on desired development: PM

Asks government officials to act as friend, not master of masses Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday observed that Bangladesh could not attain its desired development yet as military and military-backed forces ruled the country frequently in the past with disregard for people’s welfare. Not only in Bangladesh but in many other countries of the ... Read more

Power struggle throws local admin in disarray

MPs find UNOs on their side in row with upazila chairmen Conflicts between the elected representatives and local administration at the grassroots have intensified with upazila nirbahi officers siding with members of parliament in respective areas throwing local administration into disarray. The grassroots administrations are suffering from a kind of inertia as the newly elected ... Read more

Trial of War Criminals maintaining International Standards

BDR massacre trial in accordance with law Law Minister Barrister Shafique Ahmed on Tuesday said the government is proceeding cautiously to hold the trial of war criminals impeccably by international standards. Addressing the press, he said, “We are not hesitating to hold the trial of war criminals which is a national demand. We want to ... Read more

Khoka-Abbas rivalry prompts Khaleda to intervene

Rivalry between Sadek Hossain Khoka and Mirza Abbas, two aspirants for the top position of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party in the capital, reflects intense grouping at different tiers of the party across the country. The party chairperson, Khaleda Zia, however, has taken a move to have the two influential leaders of the Dhaka city to ... Read more

Textbook crisis forces many schools to defer exams

Many secondary schools have been forced to defer the beginning of first term examinations as the government failed to make the textbooks available in the markets at the beginning of the academic year on January 1. The academic calendar prepared by the Ministry of Education scheduled the start of the first term examinations in all ... Read more

WHO’s worldwide warning: Too late to contain swine flu

The swine flu virus first detected in Mexico can no longer be contained and countries should focus on mitigating its effects, a top UN official said. World Health Organization deputy chief Keiji Fukuda was speaking as the WHO raised its alert level to four, or two steps short of a full pandemic. UN food inspectors ... Read more

Bangladesh to host two quarterfinals

2011 Cricket WC Bangladesh to host two quarterfinals Bangladesh will host eight matches including two quarterfinals of the 2011 World Cup after the tournament’s organising committee relocated Pakistan’s matches in Mumbai yesterday. Apart from the matches, Bangladesh have been confirmed to host the opening ceremony on February 18, 2011 after it was revealed that Sri ... Read more

Bangladesh gets 3 more WC matches

Bangladesh has been awarded eight matches of the World Cup 2011 including two quarter-finals at a meeting of the Central Organising Committee in Mumbai on Tuesday. It was the first meeting of the COC since the ICC Board resolved earlier this month that, given the current uncertainty over the security situation in Pakistan, the country ... Read more

PCL gets foreign flair

PCL Chittagong 2009 PCL gets foreign flair Jeehan, Chamara sign on Preparation for the country’s first-ever Twenty20 tournament, “Habib Group-Port city Cricket League (PCL), to start on Saturday next at Chittagong’s MA Aziz Stadium, is now at its finishing stage. The eight participating teams and organisers are equally caught up in an enthusiastic mood to ... Read more

Super-sub breaks local hearts

AFC Challenge Cup Super-sub breaks local hearts Myanmar midfielder Pai Soe came off the bench to score a late brace to break Bangladesh hearts in their crucial AFC Challenge Cup qualifier at the Bangabandhu National Stadium yesterday. The super-sub produced two goals in the span of eight minutes as Myanmar cancelled out Enamul Haque’s early ... Read more

Cambodia beat Macau 2-1 to taste first win

Cambodia beat Macau by 2-1 goals to taste the first win in group A match of the AFC Challenge Cup Qualifier at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on Tuesday. Strikers Teag Vathanak and Keo Songorn scored one goal each for the winners, who led the first half 1-0. Medio Chan Man Hei netted the goal for ... Read more

India takes World Cup charge after Pakistan exit

India will organise a major part of cricket’s World Cup in 2011 after Pakistan was stripped of co-hosting rights, the International Cricket Council said on Tuesday. The showpiece event awarded to South Asia was thrown into turmoil earlier this month after the ICC removed Pakistan as a host nation due to security concerns, following the ... Read more

Clarke leads Australia to beat Pakistan

Michael Clarke’s all-round performance helped his team give Pakistan a dose of their own medicine as Australia won the third day-night international by 27 runs at Abu Dhabi Stadium here on Monday. The 28-year-old hit a fighting 66 to anchor an otherwise struggling Australian innings which helped them reach 198-7 in their allotted 50 overs ... Read more

Pathan powers Rajasthan

Yusuf Pathan hammered an unconquered 30-ball 62 as Graeme Smith anchored the Rajasthan Royals chase with an unbeaten 44 to romp to a five-wicket win over the Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League (IPL) in Pretoria on Tuesday. The brutal innings from Pathan, sedate but no less important knock by Smith and another typically ... Read more

‘Anyone can be captain’

Ray Jennings, the Bangalore Royal Challengers coach, says he has yet to decide who will captain the embattled franchise once Kevin Pietersen departs for England after Wednesday’s match against Kolkata. Jennings’s comments come as a major surprise, given Bangalore had previously nominated South African Jacques Kallis to take over from Pietersen when the England batsman ... Read more

Tendulkar, Jayasuriya win it for Mumbai

Senior pros Sachin Tendulkar and Sanath Jayasuriya produced vintage strokeplay to give Mumbai Indians a key victory in the Indian Premier League here on Monday. The ageing duo hammered 127 for the first wicket from just 12.2 overs as Mumbai scored 187-6 in 20 overs after electing to take first strike and then bowled out ... Read more

Wasa water poses danger

It fails to treat polluted river water; over 10,000 ended up in diarrhoea hospital In the broiling midday sun, Rashida Khatun was standing in the queue in front of the Sabujbagh Buddha Temple with two big plastic jars and a steel pitcher in her hands. The temple authorities were providing drinking water from their own ... Read more

50 hurt as CNG drivers, police clash in Ctg

100 vehicles damaged The agitated drivers of CNG-run autorickshaws vandalised more than hundred vehicles in the port city today. At least 50 people including eight policemen were injured in clashes between the agitated drivers and police and owners of the car centres. Police arrested a total of 15 people for damaging vehicles from different spots ... Read more

Law must check unnatural death

574 workers killed, 713 injured at workplaces last year As many as 547 workers met tragic end of lives and 713 received injuries at different workplaces including garment factories, due to lack of adequate preventive measures and frequent clashes between workers and owners of the factories last year. This was revealed at a press conference ... Read more