Sakib can’t wait to join MCC meeting

NewsWorld365 - January 4, 2018

  Bangladesh all-rounder Sakib al Hasan said on Thursday that he was excited to get a chance to attend the prestigious MCC World Cricket Committee meeting, scheduled to be held on January 9 and 10 at Sydney in Australia. Sakib, who has been appointed as a member of World Cricket Committee of Marylebone Cricket Club effective October 1 last year, was expected to leave Dhaka on Sunday to attend the first meeting of the newly-announced committee. The 30-year old all-rounder is the first player from Bangladesh to be part of the esteemed committee and he is the only current player […]

Partners not consulted for cabinet reshuffle

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Moloy Saha Partners of ruling Awami League-led alliance were not consulted before sudden reshuffle in the cabinet of Sheikh Hasina, said alliance leaders. Prime minister Sheikh Hasina did not even inform the ministers concerned from the alliance partners before bringing about the changes in her cabinet announced on Wednesday, several ministers confirmed while talking to New Age. ‘It is the prerogative of the prime minister to change her cabinet as per the constitution…None of the ministers, so far I know, was informed about the reshuffle,’ said new water resources minister Anwar Hosain, who was earlier given the portfolio of environment and […]

PM accords reception to girls’ football team

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Describing football as a popular game of Bangladesh, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said it should be given proper attention. She urged the boys and girls to give more attention to the sports and games side by side with pursuing study. The prime minister on Thursday accorded a reception to Bangladesh girls’ football team for clinching the title of the inaugural edition of the SAFF Under-15 Women’s Championship, saying that they’ve brought huge honour for the country. “Becoming unbeaten champions in the SAFF Under-15 tournament by defeating India twice was not an easy task for our girls’ soccer team … it’s […]

Khaleda Zia’s lawyer prayed for her acquittal the defence argument

NewsWorld365 - December 28, 2017

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s lawyer prayed for her acquittal after concluding the defence argument for the 2nd day on Wednesday in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case. Khaleda Zia’s defence lawyer Advocate Abdur Rezzak Khan said “Hope Khaleda Zia will be acquitted from all charges as the state counsel had failed to prove any allegation against her.” “This is a political case, which aims to harass Khaleda Zia and oust her from the ground of politics,” he added. He placed the closing arguments before the Dhaka Special Court-5 in Bakshibazar since morning. Judge Md Akhtaruzzaman of the makeshift court adjourned […]

Bangladesh disappearances ‘a matter of grave concern’

NewsWorld365 - December 26, 2017

by Faisal Mahmud 25 Dec 2017 Dhaka, Bangladesh – An academic who went missing for over a month has returned home, saying “unidentified abductors” scooped him up in the middle of a busy road in Dhaka last month. Mubashar Hasan, an assistant professor of political science at North South University in Dhaka, was abducted on November 7. “If you look back, we will kill you,” Hasan cited his kidnappers as telling him when they released him last Friday, dropping him off from a microbus on a highway near Bangladesh‘s capital. Hasan had been dragged onto the bus, blindfolded, after spending 44 days […]

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BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s defence lawyer is placing his closing arguments before the court on Tuesday for the fourth day in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case. Advocate Abdur Rezzak Khan is placing the arguments in the Zia Orphanage Trust case in the court of Judge Md Akhtaruzzaman of Dhaka Special Court-5. On December 21, the court fixed December 26, 27 and 28 for the defence to place further arguments in the Zia Orphanage Trust and Zia Charitable graft cases against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia. Earlier on December 5, after Khaleda’s deposition, the court fixed December 19, 20 and 21 […]

U-19s embark in positive mood

NewsWorld365 - December 25, 2017

After a few disappointments, such as losing to Afghanistan and Nepal, the Bangladesh Under-19 team recovered well by reaching the final of the tournament in the Asia Cup in Malaysia and that will be the confidence booster for Saif Hasan and his troops, who left for New Zealand to take part in the ICC Under-19 World Cup at midnight yesterday. The team will reach Christchurch tomorrow and will travel to Dunedin on the same day. Skipper Saif and Pinak Ghosh are the only two players who were part of the previous Under-19 World Cup at home in 2016, when they […]

Skill development is a must to attain SDGs: analysts

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Although 2 million people enter Bangladesh labour market every year the number of skilled workers is much less than the required, posing a challenge for the country to attain the Sustainable Development Goals, said analysts. They said workers’ skill development is a must to counter the challenge. Besides, freedom of expression, fair wages, decent workplace, job safety and protection of basic rights of the workers are also imperative. The analysts made the observations at a roundtable titled “Increasing productivity through decent work and favourable working condition” organised by Brac’s Skill Development Programme in the capital on Sunday. The government, recruiters […]

Dhaka city witnesses massive hailstorm

NewsWorld365 - February 24, 2016
Hail larger than golf balls pelted Bozeman Wednesday.

Newsworld desk: As a retreating winter makes room for the summer to take over soon, Dhaka city witnessed massive hailstorm with light to heavy rainfall this morning, an official of Met Office told BSS. “We have been reported that different areas in the Dhaka city have received a burst of hailstorm with rainfall…. But we are yet to get detailed reports on hailstorm,” he added. Alongside capital, different regions including Munshiganj experienced hailstorm with heavy downpour, the meteorologist added.

Market fire kills 1 in Dhaka     

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Newsworld desk: A young man died from suffocation and three others fell sick as a fire broke out at a room beside the vegetable market in Dhaka’s New Market area early Wednesday, reports news agency UNB. Atiqul Haque Chowdhury, inspector of Fire Service Control Room, said the fire originated from a burning mosquito coil at the room beside the vegetable market around 1:42 am when the four people were asleep. On information, two fire-fighting units rushed in and doused the blaze around 2:30 am. The fire service men rescued the four from the room. Later, they were rushed to Dhaka […]

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