Friday, 28 February 2020

Tag Archives: DHAKA

Bangladesh eye rare Test series win

DHAKA: Bangladesh will be looking for a rare Test series win when they take on the West Indies in the second and final Test at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka on Friday. The home side lead the two-match series 1-0 thanks to their 64-run win the first Test in ...

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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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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 PM vows to end ‘drug menace’

DHAKA: Nine suspected traffickers were killed in Bangladesh on Monday in an intensifying crackdown against a “drug menace” that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has likened to the country’s war on homegrown militants. The latest shootings take to 22 the number of alleged traffickers killed since Dhaka last week announced a ...

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

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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BPL: Gayle’s record 146 carries Rangpur to maiden title

DHAKA: Chris Gayle created a new world record of most sixes in a T20 innings as he hit 18 massive sixes, helping his side Rangpur Riders win the final of Bangladesh Premier League in Dhaka. Gayle smashed 18 sixes during his unbeaten innings of 146 off 69 deliveries to break ...

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Bangladesh police question New York bomber’s wife

DHAKA: Bangladeshi counter terrorism officers on Tuesday questioned the wife of New York subway bomber Akayed Ullah and said he had visited the family in Dhaka in September. Police said Ullah, an immigrant from Bangladesh who set off a crude bomb strapped to his body in a crowded New York ...

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BPL Qualifier-1: Comilla Victorians vs Dhaka Dynamites today

DHAKA: The first qualifier of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) is between Comilla Victorians and Dhaka Dynamites today (Friday) at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka. The head-on clash between the Comilla Victorians and the Dhaka Dynamites will reveal the first finalist of the tournament. Friday’s clash will be an imperative one ...

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Pope enjoys a rickshaw ride in Bangladesh

DHAKA: Pope Francis at the Apostolic Nunciature enjoyed a rickshaw ride during a visit to St Mary’s Cathedral in Dhaka, Bangladesh on Friday. Around 100,000 Bangladeshi Catholics crammed into a park in central Dhaka, cheering and chanting “viva il papa” (“long live the pope”) as Francis was driven through the ...

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