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Five-for Taijul skittles out Zimbabwe again

Five-for Taijul skittles out Zimbabwe again
Left-arm spinner Taijul Islam ruined Zimbabwe’s hope to leave the second and final Test in parity, claiming his third straight five-for that kept Bangladesh in commanding position at the end of day three  at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium yesterday. Taijul’s five for 107, his sixth career five-for was instrumental in forcing Zimbabwe end the day on 304 for nine, still trailing by 218 runs, despite a superb ton from Brendan Taylor.  Zimbabwe fast bowler Tendai Chatara was out of the Test after straining his left quad muscle on Monday, meaning Zimbabwe declared them all out. With Zimbabwe still 19 runs short of avoiding the follow-on, Bangladesh may yet not enforce it when play resumes today. His effort was complemented…

BNP submits another list of 1,002 ‘fictitious cases’ to PMO

BNP submits another list of 1,002 ‘fictitious cases’ to PMO

BNP yesterday submitted another list of 1002 'fictitious cases' filed against its leaders and activists to the Prime Ministers' Office (PMO). BNP assistant office secretary Taiful Islam Tipu told UNB that the fresh list of 'fictitious cases' was submitted to the PMO at 4:50pm and…
JU pro-AL teachers protest 
‘autocratic activities’ of  VC

JU pro-AL teachers protest ‘autocratic activities’ of VC

A faction of Awami League (AL) backed teachers of Jahangirnagar University (JU) protested the alleged autocratic activities by Vice Chancellor Professor Farzana Islam including recruitments of teachers in different departments. They came up such protest at a press conference at the seminar room of Mathematical…
Sexual harassment: Breaking the taboo

Sexual harassment: Breaking the taboo

It is encouraging to note that women in Bangladesh are becoming more vocal against sexual harassment. Many are coming up and revealing the identity of the harassers. For too long the issue of sexual harassment has not been taken seriously enough. Reports from human rights and women’s rights organisations…
Europe stands firm in the Syrian conflict

Europe stands firm in the Syrian conflict

The situation in Syria has suddenly exposed the growing wedge between the United States and its European allies on major global flsashpoints. The Istanbul Summit on October 27, which was attended by Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron along…
Muhith expresses wonder as only 1cr people pay taxes

Muhith expresses wonder as only 1cr people pay taxes

Finance Minister AMA Muhith yesterday wondered why only one crore people pay taxes as the number could easily be four crore. "About one crore people are paying taxes by various means... we've many types of taxes...this is of course a matter of pride the way we're making progress. We aren't…
Deadly Gaza flare-up threatens peace efforts

Deadly Gaza flare-up threatens peace efforts

Renewed violence in Gaza threatened to thwart efforts to end months of unrest as Israeli air strikes killed four Palestinians and destroyed a Hamas TV building while a barrage of rocket fire from the enclave left one dead yesterday. The flare-up came after a deadly Israeli special forces operation in…
Mr Bangladesh: Tale of a vigilante

Mr Bangladesh: Tale of a vigilante

After a long wait, the much-talked-about film ‘Mr Bangladesh’ is finally set to hit more than 50 movie theatres across the country on November 16. Based on a story about anti-extremism and terrorism, the film visualizes the tale of a vigilante called Mr Bangladesh, who serves self-perceived…
Taijul happy to perform his role

Taijul happy to perform his role

Left-arm spinner Taijul Islam said that they are in good position so far against Zimbabwe in the second Test. Zimbabwe needed 323 to avert the follow-on but they finally managed to score 304 in reply to Bangladesh's mammoth 522-7 declared.   "It seems to me that we are in good stead,"…
BINA-7 paddy variety gains popularity

BINA-7 paddy variety gains popularity

A short-duration paddy variety, BINA-7, has become popular among the growers. Farmers have started harvesting the crop in Noakhali. A pilot project undertaken by the NSTU agricultural department has made this paddy variety popular among farmers of Sadar and Subarnachar upazilas in Noakhali. Atikur Rahman…
Rohingyas flee
camps fearing forcible return

Rohingyas flee camps fearing forcible return

Rohingya Muslims are fleeing Bangladeshi refugee camps to avoid a controversial drive to repatriate them to Myanmar later this week, where the UN says conditions are still not conducive to their return. Authorities plan to begin returning Rohingya refugees, who have fled what the UN has called ethnic…
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