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Tag Archives: Bangladesh

Bangladesh to set election date as opposition cries foul

DHAKA: Bangladeshi authorities were set to announce later on Thursday a date for general elections despite the opposition crying foul and threatening protests. Chief Election Commissioner Nurul Huda will address the nation live at 7pm local time to announce the date, spokesman S.M. Asaduzzaman told AFP. The vote in the ...

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Zimbabwe storm to first away Test win in 17 years

SYLHET: Zimbabwe stormed to first away Test win in 17 years on the fourth afternoon of the Test matxh against Bangladesh Tuesday. Ariful Haque swung hard at Wellington Masakadza, but suffered a fate that most Bangladesh batsmen have off late, his top-edge being caught by a jubilant Regis Chakabva. Zimbabwe ...

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Bangladesh PM to have unprecedented talks with opposition before poll

DHAKA: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will sit down to unprecedented talks with the opposition to discuss installing a caretaker government ahead of December’s election, a key demand of the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party. The BNP, in disarray after the jailing of its chief, former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia, on ...

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Bangladesh court doubles jail term for Khaleda Zia

DHAKA: A Bangladesh court Tuesday doubled a jail term for imprisoned opposition leader Khaleda Zia from five to 10 years for what her supporters say are trumped-up corruption charges. The decision came a day after Zia, arch-rival of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, was handed a separate seven-year term for other ...

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48-hour transport strike cripples Bangladesh

DHAKA: A 48-hour strike by transport workers demanding amendments to the recently passed “Road Transport Act 2018” threw normal life out of gear across Bangladesh. No buses were in the streets in capital city Dhaka, leaving hundreds of thousands of travelers, especially commuters, patients and students stranded. Man-peddled rickshaws, auto-rickshaws ...

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Bangladesh arrests prominent government critic Moinul Hosein

DHAKA: Bangladesh police arrested a prominent critic of the government who recently helped the country’s embattled opposition parties forge an alliance amid fears that dissent is being stifled in the South Asian nation. Police said Moinul Hosein, a top lawyer and a publisher of an English daily, was detained from ...

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Masakadza hopes to end losing streak in Bangladesh

DHAKA: Zimbabwe captain Hamilton Masakadza expressed confidence Wednesday about their upcoming tour of Bangladesh, despite his side losing their last 13 one-day international matches against the Tigers on home soil. The visitors will play three ODIs starting October 21 in Bangladesh, where Zimbabwe has not recorded a win against the ...

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Bangladesh call up Rabbi and Saifuddin for Zimbabwe series

DHAKA: Bangladesh have called up batsman Fazle Rabbi and recalled allrounder Mohammad Saifuddin to cover for the injured Shakib al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal in three one day internationals against Zimbabwe starting October 21. Rabbi, 30, has never played for the full international side but has been rewarded for strong ...

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Bangladesh enacts digital law despite protests

DHAKA: Bangladesh’s president signed on Monday a digital security act into law on Monday despite protests by journalists and rights groups that it will severely curb media freedom. “The digital security bill has been signed by the president today,” President Abdul Hamid’s spokesman Joynal Abedin told AFP. Top editors and ...

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Shakib Al Hasan fears infected finger will never fully recover

DHAKA: Injured Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan fears his finger will never fully recover from an infection despite a planned second surgery in Australia this month. Shakib underwent an emergency operation on his finger on September 27 in Dhaka after it became affected by a bacterial infection while he was ...

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