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Tag Archives: Bangladesh

Bangladeshi professor held for Facebook comments on PM

CHITTAGONG: A Bangladeshi university lecturer has been suspended and detained for making allegedly derogatory remarks on Facebook about the prime minister, his lawyer said. A ruling-party activist filed a case against Maidul Islam under Bangladesh’s notorious internet laws, which critics say are aimed at stifling dissent. The assistant sociology professor ...

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Afghanistan, India tie Asia Cup thrilling match

DUBAI: Afghanistan pulled off a sensational tie off the penultimate ball against India in the Super Four stage match of the Asia Cup in Dubai on Tuesday. Mohammad Shahzad’s 124 lifted Afghanistan to 252-8 in 50 overs while India were all out in 49.5 overs with the scores level. Title ...

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Asia Cup: Bangladesh beat Afghanistan in last ball finish

ABU DHABI: Bangladesh paceman Mustafizur Rahman held his nerves to bowl a final dot ball in the 50th over to give his team a nerve-wracking three-run win over Afghanistan in Abu Dhabi on Sunday. Needing eight to win off the 50th over Afghanistan lost Rashid Khan for five off the ...

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Tamim out of Asia Cup after injury heroics

DHAKA: Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal has been ruled out of the rest of the Asia Cup with a broken hand after batting despite his injury in the opening match, an official said. “He got two fractures in his hand. He would not be able to continue here and also for ...

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Bangladesh overpowered Sri Lanka by 137 runs

DUBAI: Bangladesh overpowered five-time champions Sri Lanka by 137 runs to provide a dramatic opening to the 14th edition of the Unimoni Asia Cup at the Dubai International stadium. The action began with the packed stadium witnessing one of the world’s finest pacers, Lasith Malinga, taking two wickets in the ...

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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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