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Bail denied to cricketer Arafat Sunny in ICT case

A Dhaka court has turned down the bail petition by cricketer Arafat Sunny in an ICT case filed by a woman claiming to be his wife, reports  The spinner, who had played for the national team, stands accused of posting offensive pictures of the woman on social media. On Tuesday, police produced him before the court of Metropolitan Magistrate ... Read More »

50 arrested in Satkhira

Satkhira Correspondent Police arrested 50 people conducting special drives in different places across the district from Monday evening to Tuesday morning.   All the arrestees are accused in different cases including sabotage incident, according to police. Mizanur Rahman, Inspector of Special Branch (SP) of the district police, confirmed the news.   Read More »

Historic Mass Upsurge Day today The mass upsurge of 1969 is a significant milestone in the history of the country’s independence. The Mass Upsurge Day is set to be observed today to commemorate the historic uprising against the Pakistani military dictatorship in 1969.   On this day in 1969, student-led protesters laid siege to the then Dhaka Secretariat and at one point broke into ... Read More »

2 Bangladeshis held in Malaysia for alleged IS links

International Desk Two Bangladesh nationals were held in Malaysia for their suspected links to Islamic State (IS), according to New Straits Times. The local English daily reported on Monday that Malaysian Special Branch’s Counter-Terrorism Division detained four people, including the two Bangladeshis, in separate raids between January 13 and 19 in Kuala Lumpur and Sabah. The suspects included a 31-year-old ... Read More »

Bangladesh likely to face Hyderabad in warm-up clash

Sport Desk Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) secretary K John Manoj on Monday (January 23) said he was happy with the Indian Cricket Board’s decision to entrust Ratnakar Shetty, BCCI’s general manager (game development), with the responsibility of ensuring the smooth conduct of the historical one-off Test between India and Bangladesh to be held in Hyderabad from February 9. “I got ... Read More »

Trump dumps TPP trade deal

International Desk US President Donald Trump has fulfilled a key campaign pledge by withdrawing the United States from the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Trump signed an executive order on Monday pulling the US out of the trade deal. Trump called the TPP order a ‘‘great thing for the American worker.’‘ In an Oval Office ceremony, Trump also signed another order ... Read More »

One killed during SRK’s Raees promotion

Entertainment Desk One person was killed and two policemen were injured as crowd went berserk after Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan arrived at the railway station by August Kranti Rajdhani Express for promotion of his upcoming film ‘Raees’.   Officials at the railway police control room here said, “At around 10.30 pm, the train arrived at platform number six of ... Read More »