Friday, 16 April 2021

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Thousands protest in Bangladesh after deadly clashes

DHAKA – Thousands of people demonstrated in Bangladesh, a day after clashes between police and hardline Islamist protestors against a visit by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi left five dead. The violence, which began Friday at the main mosque in the capital Dhaka, rocked several key districts in the Muslim-majority ...

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Conway, Mitchell guide New Zealand to Bangladesh ODI series sweep

WELLINGTON – Maiden centuries for Devon Conway and Daryl Mitchell set up a crushing 164-run win for New Zealand in the third One-day International at the Basin Reserve in Wellington on Friday, giving the hosts a series clean sweep. Conway blasted 126 from 110 balls and Mitchell finished on 100 ...

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14 sentenced to death over plot to kill Bangladesh PM

DHAKA – Fourteen ‘jihadists’ were sentenced to death in Bangladesh for attempting to assassinate Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina more than two decades ago, a prosecutor said. The 2000 bomb plot was one of several attempts on Hasina’s life in a wave of violence by Islamic extremists who were angry at her ...

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Sri Lanka revives virus-hit Bangladesh Test tour

COLOMBO – Sri Lanka’s cricket board announced that it will host Bangladesh next month and revive a Test series that was postponed last year due to the coronavirus pandemic. “The series was originally scheduled to be played during October – November 2020 but was postponed due to Covid-19,” the board ...

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Bangladesh call off Sri Lanka Test series

DHAKA: Bangladesh called off the forthcoming Test series in Sri Lanka because of coronavirus restrictions imposed by the hosts they say make preparing impossible. The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) took the decision after Sri Lanka refused to ease stringent quarantine measures – which included players being confined to their rooms ...

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Craig McMillan quits as Bangladesh batting consultant

DHAKA: The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has announced that the former New Zealand batsman Craig McMillan has stepped down as the team’s batting consultant for their tour of Sri Lanka after the death of his father. “Craig has communicated to us that his father has passed away recently and therefore ...

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Bangladesh: Floods death toll up as conditions worsen

DHAKA: At least 111 people have now died in Bangladesh due to floods that have ravaged the country’s northern parts for almost a month, authorities said on Saturday. Eleven more fatalities were reported in various flood-hit areas as the situation continues to deteriorate since the onset of monsoon rains at the ...

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Bangladesh allows phase-3 trial of Chinese vaccine

DHAKA: For the second day in a row, the World Health organisation reported a record spike in global covid-19 cases, with 259,848 new cases in the last 24 hours. Most of the new cases were reported from the US, India, Brazil and South Africa. Bangladesh’s medical regulatory body on Sunday approved the final ...

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Bangladesh Police force faces brunt of coronavirus

DHAKA: Coronavirus fatalities among Bangladesh’s police force hit 50 with one more death in the capital Dhaka. “A total of 50 colleagues have made the supreme sacrifice in the fight against the lethal virus,” Sohel Rana, spokesman of the police headquarters, told reporters. Nearly 13,000 others in the police force have ...

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Bangladeshi coronavirus sufferers shun hospitals

DHAKA: Thousands of beds for coronavirus patients in Bangladesh are lying empty despite the country struggling with a rising caseload as people are too scared to enter hospitals, officials and sufferers say. Some patients have bluntly told health workers they would “rather die at home than die in a hospital”, ...

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