Saturday, 19 January 2019

Tag Archives: Bangladesh

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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Jailed Bangladesh ex-PM ‘can’t use left hand’

DHAKA: Bangladesh opposition leader Khaleda Zia, transferred to hospital last weekend from the 19th-century jail where she is the only prisoner, can no longer use her left hand, her doctor told AFP. Zia, 73, was jailed in February for corruption and has been on trial in a special room in ...

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Bangladesh must overcome ‘mental block’ in finals: Mortaza

DHAKA: Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza says his team must overcome a “mental block” in order to secure victory in crucial games after the Tigers lost their third international final this year. The national side were praised for their spirited showing in the Asia Cup final on Friday against India, who ...

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Bangladesh look to shock India in Asia Cup final

DUBAI: Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza called on his players to ignore the absence of veteran stars Tamim Iqbal and Shakib al Hasan when they face defending champions India in today’s (Friday) Asia Cup final. Bangladesh upset Pakistan by 37 runs in the last Super Four match in Abu Dhabi to ...

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Mushfiqur, Mustafizur lead Bangladesh to Asia Cup final

ABU DHABI: Mushfiqur Rahim scored a fighting 99 to guide Bangladesh into the Asia Cup final with a convincing 37-run win over Pakistan in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. The former skipper missed out a deserving century but still lifted Bangladesh from a precarious 12-3 to 239 all out in 49.5 ...

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