Bangladesh Presses Myanmar on Rohingya Issue

NewsWorld365 - November 23, 2016

Bangladesh has summoned the ambassador of Myanmar to express “deep concern” at a military operation that has forced thousands of minority Rohingya Muslims to flee border villages. The foreign ministry said “desperate people” were entering from its neighbour, seeking safety and shelter. Bangladesh has stepped up border patrols and sent many Rohingya back. Myanmar denies reports that its soldiers have burned down villages and killed those who return. In a statement, Bangladesh’s foreign ministry said it had asked Myanmar – formerly known as Burma – to “ensure the integrity of its border” and to stop the influx of people from […]

Nurjahan Begum no more

NewsWorld365 - May 23, 2016

Newsworld Desk: Nurjahan Begum, noted journalist and editor of the weekly Begum, passed away on Monday.She breathed her last in the capital’s Square Hospital. Her elder daughter Flora Nasreen Khan told Prothom Alo her body will be taken to her residence at Old Dhaka’s Sharat Gupta Road for the namaz-e- janaza. She will later be buried in the Mirpur intellectuals’ graveyard. She was admitted to the Square Hospital on 5 May and shifted to the hospital’s intensive care unit on 7 May as her condition deteriorated. Prime minister Sheikh Hasina expressed her condolences at the death of Nurjahan Begum. Vice […]

Atiur resigns over $100m heist 

NewsWorld365 - March 15, 2016

Newsworld Desk: Bangladesh Bank governor Atiur Rahman finally resigned on Tuesday following controversy over the cyber heist of US$100 million from the central bank’s account with New York’s Federal Reserve Bank. He tendered his resignation after meeting prime minister Sheikh Hasina at Ganabhaban in the morning. Atiur faced criticism not only for the hacking but more so for keeping the government machinery, including the finance minister, in the dark about the incident. The demand for his resignation came from political quarters including the ruling Awami League. He tried to meet the prime minister immediately after his return from India on […]

WT20: Bangladesh defeat Netherlands by 8 runs

NewsWorld365 - March 9, 2016

Newsworld Desk: Bangladesh have won their first qualifier match by beating Netherlands with help of Tamim Iqbal’s unbeaten 83 batting spell in World Cup T20. Earlier Bangladesh set a target of 154 runs ahead of Netherands. In the beginning, Netherlands won the toss and sent Bangladesh in to bat. Tamim Iqbal has been named the Man of the Match and rightfully so. He said, “After playing a few domestic T20 leagues, the confidence has come back. I’ve been talking to my coaches and been calm in the middle. They bowled a decent line and length, the wicket wasn’t the easiest.” […]

SC upholds death penalty for Mir Quasem Ali

NewsWorld365 - March 8, 2016

Newsworld Desk: Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the death penalty for Jamaat leader Mir Quasem Ali for his crimes against humanity during the Liberation War. A five-member Appellate Division bench, headed by chief justice Surendra Kumar Sinha, gave the verdict. On 2 November 2014, the International Crimes Tribunal-2 sentenced the Jamaat-e-Islami leader to death for his crimes against humanity in 1971. On 30 November 2014, Mir Quasem Ali filed the appeal with the SC challenging the death penalty.

Bangladesh reach Asia Cup final with breathtaking win against Pakistan

NewsWorld365 - March 3, 2016

Newsworld Desk: Those who watch cricket regularly will tell you that in a tight contest, the winning side will always show some signs of their impending triumph. Mahmudullah’s upright blast over extra cover at the start of the 17th over can only be described as the shot of the tournament so far. In a tight chase of 130 against Pakistan, it was only fair that Mahmudullah struck the blow that took Bangladesh to the Asia Cup final. Despite Shakib Al Hasan’s brain freeze to Mohammad Amir in the 18th over, Mashrafe Mortaza struck two heroic fours immediately after to ease […]

PM urges local people to help build economic zones

NewsWorld365 - February 28, 2016

Newsworld Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today laid the foundation stones of 10 economic zones, the first of its kind in the country, as she sought cooperation of the local people to set up those zones fast to build a prosperous Bangladesh. “I would like to urge local people to extend cooperation so that the investors could build the (economic) zones in a faster pace and ‘beautiful atmosphere’, and thus would help establish a hunger and poverty-free prosperous Bangladesh,” she said, reports the BSS. With the setting up of economic zones, she said, the ‘living standard’ of the people would […]

UAE batting collapse result in huge defeat

NewsWorld365 - February 27, 2016

Newsworld Desk: Bangladesh won by 51 runs in the third match of the 2016 Asia Cup at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka on Friday night. In chase of 134 runs, UAE have scored only 82 runs losing all wickets in 17.4 overs in the third match. Earlier, Bangladesh scored 133 runs losing 8 wickets in 20 overs against UAE at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium. Soumya Sarkar scored only 21 runs while Mohammad Mithun 47 for Bangladesh. In the last over, Mahmudullah cracked a few lusty blows to give the bowlers something to defend in Mirpur while he added 36 important […]

Neighbors eye supremacy in Asia’s ‘World T20’

NewsWorld365 - February 24, 2016

Newsworld Desk: The significance of Asia Cup has never been as high as the one that begins on Wednesday. The only reason for this is the scheduling of the battle for Asian supremacy– before the 2016 edition of World T20, said Vinay Siwach on the Indian Express. And to make it more significant than the past 12 editions is the change in format– from ODI to T20. It now serves as the World Cup of Asia before the teams head into big one, being played in similar conditions. While two teams will be decided by the qualifying tournament currently being […]

BD v SA, 2nd Test: South Africa on top after first day

NewsWorld365 - July 30, 2015

 Led by Dale Steyn, who became the second-quickest bowler to 400 Test wickets, South Africa chipped away at Bangladesh’s line-up reducing the hosts to 246 for 8 at the end of the first day. Losing 5 wickets tigers score only 92 runs in the final session, and Bangladesh have slumped to 246/8 at the end of day one. Bangladesh’s hopes for a big first innings total were dented when Dean Elgar sent back Mushfiqur Rahim in the last session of day one. After a solid fourth-wicket stand between Mahmudullah and Mushfiqur was broken, Bangladesh just kept on sliding. In fact, […]

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