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Mashrafe draws first blood

ICC CRICKET WORLD CUP 2015

Mashrafe draws first blood

Mashrafe Mortaza led from the front and made the opening breakthrough in the third over for Bangladesh against Scotland in the ICC cricket World Cup 2015 at Nelson. Coming back from an expensive 11-run first over, Mashrafe struck Calum McLeod with a delivery that stopped halfway and the latter managed only a leading edge to cover.

ICC CRICKET WORLD CUP 2015

Published Date: March 4, 2015
Pakistan thrash UAE

Pakistan thrash UAE

The match is effectively a must-win encounter for the two teams propping up the Group B table. Pakistan have won only once in their first three fixtures and UAE remain winless

Published Date: March 4, 2015
Jubo League leader shot dead in Laxmipur

A union-level leader of Jubo League was shot dead by unidentified miscreants in Laxmipur Sadar upazila early today. The deceased was identified as Arifur Rahman Farhad, general secretary of Bangakhan union unit of the ruling Awami League’s youth wing. Unknown people shot Farhad to death when he went out of his Mirikpur house after receiving a phone call, said Farhad’s father Nurul Amin Master said. Then the miscreants left his body inside a saw mill at Mirikpur Bazar, the father added. On information,...

Published Date: March 4, 2015
Former UK marine 'killed in Syria'

Former UK marine 'killed in Syria'

A former Royal Marine has become the first Briton to be killed while fighting alongside Kurdish forces against Islamic State in Syria, the Kurdish militia has told the BBC. The Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) named him as Konstandinos Erik Scurfield, from Barnsley. A British pro-Kurdish activist said he had informed Scurfield's family of the...

Published Date: March 4, 2015
Militants ‘seize Libyan oil fields’

Militants ‘seize Libyan oil fields’

Islamist militants are reported to have seized two oil fields in central Libya, as rival groups fight for control of the country. Forces guarding the al-Bahi and al-Mabruk sites retreated after running out of ammunition. Libya's internationally recognised government in Tobruk is locked in a bitter battle with rivals Libya Dawn, who control the capital,...

Published Date: March 4, 2015
Australian drug gang pair moved for execution

Australian drug gang pair moved for execution

The ringleaders of the "Bali Nine" Australian drug gang are being transferred from Bali to another Indonesian island to be executed. Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran are among 11 foreigners expected to face a firing squad in the coming days. Australia has pressed Indonesia not to go ahead, with Prime Minister Tony Abbott saying he...

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Published Date: March 4, 2015
Court upholds Khaleda’s arrest warrant

Court upholds Khaleda’s arrest warrant

A Dhaka court today upheld the arrest warrants issued against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in Zia Orphanage Trust and Zia Charitable graft cases. After refusing to entertain the petitions filed seeking withdrawal of Khaleda’s arrest warrants, Judge Abu Ahmed Jamadar of the special judge's court-3 said the February 25 order on the BNP chief’s arrest will remain effective. As per law, none can file such petition on behalf of any fugitive accused, Judge Jamadar said after hearing the petitions. The court also fixed April 5 for further hearing in the cases. It also allowed defence counsel Sanaullah Mia to represent another accused Tarique Rahman at the court in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft...

Published Date: March 4, 2015
5 vehicles torched

5 vehicles torched

Miscreants set fire to at least five vehicles in Dhaka, Panchagarh and Moulvibazar today, the fourth consecutive day of the 120-hour countrywide hartal enforced by the BNP-led 20-party alliance. In Dhaka, miscreants torched a bus at Jurine around 6:40pm, while a private car was torched at Golapbagh near Jatrabari around 7pm. None was hurt...

Published Date: March 4, 2015
Myanmar students defy police

Myanmar students defy police

Hundreds of students protesting against an education bill in Myanmar have defied an order to disperse. Riot police in the town of Letpadan formed a human chain to prevent 300 students from continuing their march to Yangon, the country's main city. The students began their march in Mandalay in January, in protest of a bill...

Published Date: March 4, 2015
Kamaruzzaman to file review petition tomorrow

Kamaruzzaman to file review petition tomorrow

Condemned war criminal Muhammad Kamaruzzaman will file a review petition with the Supreme Court tomorrow against its verdict that upheld his death penalty for his crimes against humanity in 1971, one of his counsels said today. Advocate Shishir Manir told this to The Daily Star after he along with four other lawyers held a 30-minute meeting with Kamaruzzaman at Dhaka Central Jail in the morning that started at 11:10am. Kamaruzzaman, senior assistant secretary general of Jamaat-e-Islami, will decide whether he will seek presidential mercy after consulting his lawyer if his review petition is rejected, Shishir said quoting his client. During the meeting, Kamaruzzaman claimed himself to be innocent saying he was not...