Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Tag Archives: Bangladesh

EU blasts Myanmar’s jailing of reporters

STRASBOURG: The EU’s diplomatic chief condemned Myanmar’s jailing of two Reuters journalists, hours after the country’s tarnished democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi strongly defended the men’s treatment. A court in Myanmar jailed Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo for seven years last week for breaching the country’s hardline Official ...

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Infamous Dhaka jail used for trial of Khaleda Zia

AFP DHAKA: The Bangladesh government on Wednesday turned a notorious jail into a courtroom to try ailing opposition leader Khaleda Zia on corruption charges. The 73-year-old former prime minister, already serving a five-year term in Dhaka Central Jail, was brought into the temporary courtroom in a wheelchair insisting she would ...

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Bangladesh axe Sabbir, Anamul from Asia Cup squad

DHAKA: Bangladesh have dropped batsmen Sabbir Rahman and Anamul Haque from their 15-man squad for the Asia Cup in the United Arab Emirates next month, a cricket official said. Middle-order Sabbir and opener Anamul paid the price for poor performances during Bangladesh’s win over the West Indies in a three-match ...

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Ashraful eyes Bangladesh comeback as ban ends

DHAKA (AFP): Former Bangladesh captain Mohammad Ashraful said that has set his sights on a comeback with the national side after his five-year ban for match-fixing ended. “I am feeling really nice as I was waiting for this day for the last five years. (I told myself) when August 13, ...

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Protests In India As Bangladesh Court Hears Case Of Arrested Photographer

DHAKA: Bangladesh is under international scanner for the arrest of award-winning photographer and social activist Shahidul Alam for critical remarks about the Awami League government over the recent student protests. Mr Alam, 63, arrested under law often called draconian, has claimed that he was tortured in police custody. His case ...

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Bangladesh shuts down mobile internet to tackle teen protests

DHAKA: Bangladesh authorities have shut down mobile internet across swathes of the country, officials and local media said Sunday, as the authorities try to quell massive student protests that have spiralled into violence. For the last week students have brought parts of the capital Dhaka to a standstill with a ...

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Bangladesh Level T20I Series Over West Indies

FLORIDA: Shakib al Hasan lifted Bangladesh to a series-levelling 12-run win over the West Indies in the second fixture of a three-match T20 International series at the Central Broward Stadium in Florida on Saturday. Shakib belted 60 and senior opener Tamim Iqbal top-scored with 74 as the Bangladeshis posted a ...

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Bangladeshi Students blockade Dhaka roads after bus deaths

DHAKA : Thousands of school students brought parts of the Bangladesh capital to a near-standstill Wednesday, blockading roads to demand action after two teenagers were killed by a speeding bus. Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan appealed to the students to end their protests to avoid a repeat of police baton charges ...

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Williams, Russell power West Indies over Bangladesh

BASSETERRE: Kesrick Williams’ career-best bowling figures and a hurricane batting cameo by Andre Russell highlighted an efficient effort by the West Indies in defeating Bangladesh by seven wickets in the rain-affected opener of the three-match T20 International series at Warner Park in St Kitts on Tuesday. After off-spinner Ashley Nurse ...

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Tamim leads Bangladesh to series triumph against West Indies

BASSETERRE: Bangladesh held off a late charge from the West Indies to claim a series-clinching 18-run win in the decisive third and final match of their one-day international duel at Warner Park in St Kitts. After Tamim Iqbal’s second hundred of the series and a quickfire unbeaten half-century by Mahmudullah ...

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