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Zafrullah cleared of contempt charge

The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court yesterday scrapped the conviction and fine handed down by the International Crimes Tribunal-2 to Gonoshsthaya Kendra founder Zafrullah Chowdhury in connection with contempt of the court case. The apex court came up with the order after accepting an unconditional apology tendered by Zafrullah for the joint statement he signed about the tribunal and ...

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SC upholds death penalty of BNP leader SQ Chy

Bangladesh’s top court today upheld the death penalty for BNP leader Salauddin Quader Chowdhury for the crimes against humanity committed during the Liberation War of 1971. Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha pronounced the verdict within a short span of time after 9:00am this morning. Grounds of the judgment could not be known since the full text was not released yet. ...

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Schoolboy electrocuted in Sylhet

A schoolboy was electrocuted at Kadamtali in the city on Tuesday night. The deceased was identified as Rasel Ahmed, 10, son of Fazlu Miah, a resident of the area. He was a class IV student of Kadamtali Government Primary School. Witnesses said Rasel came in contact with a live electric wire while scaling the gate, decorated with electric lights for ...

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1 held with Indian liquor in Sunamganj

Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) members in a drive arrested a person and recovered 310 bottles of Indian liquor from his possession at Boithakhali jetty in the town early Wednesday. The arrestee was identified as Osman,60, son of late Anwar Ali, a resident of Haluargaon village. RAB sources said a team of RAB-9 camp, led by Major Abdullah Al Mamun, conducted ...

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17 shops gutted in Sylhet

17 shops have been gutted in a fire that broke out in anando bazar under South Surma upazila of Sylhet. South Surma Fire Service Station told that the fire originated at Joinal Ferniture at anando bazar around 6 am on Wednesday. “The fire soon engulfed to seven adjacent shops and damaged valuables worth Tk10 lakh,” he added. Fire Fighters’ units ...

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Dhaka Test not a do or die for SA

World’s top-ranked Test side South Africa did not think their reputation is at stake ahead of the Dhaka Test after they conceded the one-day international series and drawn the rain-effected first Test match in Chittagong against Bangladesh. Fresh from another World Cup semi-final exit, which for many a perpetual omen in their cricket history, the Proteas arrived Bangladesh to revive ...

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Rain wins as Chittagong Test ends in draw

Just like the fourth day, incessant rain in the port-city washed out the fifth and final day’s play as the first of two Test matches between Bangladesh and South Africa at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium ended in a disappointing draw yesterday. Not a single ball was bowled on the penultimate day and the theme was repeated yesterday with persistent rain ...

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Indian sprinter cleared after ‘gender test’ suspension

Dutee Chand was suspended by the IAAF due to high testosterone levels Indian sprinter Dutee Chand has been allowed to compete again after being cleared following the Court of Arbitration for Sport’s (CAS) ruling on gender testing guidelines. The Lausanne-based court suspended the governing International Association of Athletics Federations’ (IAAF) regulations regarding hyperandrogenism, a condition which produces high testosterone levels, ...

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Putin: FIFA’s Blatter deserves Nobel Prize

Russian president backs FIFA chief amid corruption scandal engulfing football’s governing body FIFA chief Sepp Blatter deserves a Nobel Prize for his stewardship of the football governing body, according to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Football’s governing body was thrown into further turmoil in May when 14 sports marketing executives and officials, including several from FIFA, were indicted in the US ...

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Bangladesh on right track: Mushfiq

Bangladesh’s rain-hit first Test against South Africa that ended in a tame draw is considered as the country’s giant stride towards a high point in the longer version cricket, a format in which they often found them in wanting. The Chittagong Test was delicately poised before the rain washed out the last two days to bring a tame end of ...

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