Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Tag Archives: Bangladesh

Bangladesh marks 5 years after garment factory collapse

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DHAMRAI: A few hundred workers, activists and relatives of victims of a 2013 garment factory collapse in Bangladesh that killed 1,134 people and left thousands injured held a rally Tuesday as the country marked the fifth anniversary of the disaster. Protesters placed flowers at a makeshift monument near the abandoned ...

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Anti-Rohingya Myanmar monk’s Facebook page removed

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MYANMAR: Facebook has removed the page of a Myanmar monk once dubbed the “Buddhist Bin Laden” for his incendiary posts about Muslims, the company confirmed, as it faces pressure to clamp down on hate speech. Wirathu, a prominent face of Myanmar’s Buddhist ultra-nationalist movement, had amassed hundreds of thousands of ...

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Mendis drives Sri Lanka to Twenty20 series sweep

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SYLHET: Opener Kusal Mendis hit a blazing half-century as Sri Lanka thrashed Bangladesh by 75 runs in the second Twenty20 to complete a 2-0 series sweep. Sri Lanka rode on Mendis ‘ 70 off 42 deliveries to post 210-4 and then bowled out the hosts for 135 in Sylhet. Skipper ...

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After Dhaka now Mirpur pitch rated below average by ICC

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MIRPUR: For the second time in as many Tests, pitch preparation in Bangladesh has come under the microscope after another ‘below average’ rating from the International Cricket Council. Dhaka’s Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium has received a ‘below average’ rating from the ICC for the pitch used in the second Test between ...

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China, India battle for Bangladesh bourse

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DHAKA: China and India have launched rival bids for a large stake in Bangladesh’s stock exchange, officials said Thursday, as the Asian powers jostle for strategic influence in the region. Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) chief executive Majedur Rahman confirmed India ‘s National Stock Exchange had offered 15 taka ($0.18) per share ...

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Violent protests in Bangladesh after Khaleda Zia verdict

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DHAKA: Violent protests have taken place across Bangladesh after former prime minister and opposition leader Khaleda Zia was sentenced to five years in jail. She was found guilty of embezzling money meant for an orphanage, a charge she had consistently dismissed as politically motivated. The Bangladesh Police have detained at ...

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Verdict in Bangladesh Former PM Graft Case: Dhaka to be Delinked

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DHAKA: Law enforcers have taken a series of measures to prevent BNP supporters from entering the capital so they cannot gather on the streets centring on tomorrow’s expected verdict in a corruption case against Khaleda Zia. Bangladesh braced for possible unrest ahead of a court verdict in the corruption trial ...

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ICC criticises Bangladesh Test pitch

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DUBAI: The International Cricket Council (ICC) penalised the “below average” pitch in Chittagong after batsmen plundered more than 1,500 runs during last week´s Test between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Five centuries and six half-centuries were smashed over five days at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium before the teams accepted a ...

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Salman Butt to play in Bangladesh

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DHAKA: The disgraced former Pakistan captain Salman Butt has arrived in Bangladesh to play his first full-fledged competition outside his homeland since serving a five-year ban for spot fixing, an official said. He was cleared by the Pakistan Cricket Board to play in the latest edition of the Dhaka Premier ...

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Mominul guides Bangladesh to draw Chittagong Test

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CHITTAGONG: Mominul Haque became the first player from Bangladesh to score a century in both innings of a Test as he steered his side to a draw in the opening match against Sri Lanka on Sunday. Mominul , who made 176 in the first innings, hit 105 off 174 balls ...

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