။ Bengal boy Ratan and his buddies collect Krishnachura to sell to the flower lovers visiting the Dhanmondi Lake in the city. Photo was taken on Friday.
Andal, 15 May : An 11-year-old girl died here after her class teacher allegedly hit her on the head with a duster when she failed to write the national anthem in Anadal, police said on Friday.
Babli Ghosh, a class V student of Andal Girls' High School, fell unconscious after the teacher, Rekha Bhagat, allegedly hit her with a duster in class on Thursday, the sources said. She died on the way to hospital, they said. "Following demands by guardians that the class teacher be arrested, the managing committee has decided to keep the school closed till the teacher is arrested, head mistress Tapati Bhattacharya said.
"We will keep the school closed till the teacher is arrested. She did not come to school today," Bhattacharya said. Babli, a resident of Barasat, was staying with her uncle. The victim's family has lodged a complaint with the Andal police.
Dhaka, 15 May : Bengaluru-based Kingfisher Airlines launched Dhaka-Kolkata route on Friday, a top official said. The airliner will operate one flight each day, vice president, global sales, Shiva Ramachandran told reporters.
Charge for each return flight has been fixed at Tk 10,518 until 15 June, and Tk 12,600 onward. "We've researched that this route will be financially profitable," Ramachandran said. The Kingfisher, which mainly operates domestic flights, earlier launched Mumbai-London and Chennai-Bengaluru-Colombo flights.
Biman Bangladesh Airlines, GMG Airlines and United Airlines, Air India and Jet Airways are already operating flights on Dhaka-Kolkata route.
Bangladesh RAB busts another JMB den in capital
Dhaka, 15 May : RAB this morning busted a Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh den in the capital's Monipur area hours after the capture of JMB's explosives expert 'Boma Mizan' from the city last night. The discovery was followed by a confession by Mizan during primary interrogations, said official sources of the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB).
The elite forces recovered 35 kinds of bomb-making materials including a huge amount of plastic explosives, batteries, detonators and grenade bodies from the house. The law enforcers also recovered a pistol from the militant den.
"Mizan was working as an explosives expert. He and other JMB members were making bomb and other explosives at the house to conduct militant activities. Mizan was also giving training to the militants there," RAB Director General Khandaker Hasan Mahmud said this while talking to reporter today.
The elite forces earlier last night captured Mizanat Taltola in the city's Mirpur area. Around 100 law enforcers including some top-ranking Rab officers participated in the raid. They recovered a pistol, two bombs, two grenades, several rounds of ammunition, and bomb-making materials. ။ Photo : Nashirul Islam
Cricket to be played at 2010 Guangzhou Asian games
Kolkata, 15 May : And cricket takes that one step forward to be deemed an Olympic sport. On Friday, an announcement was made to the effect of including the sport for the next year’s Asian Games, as announced by the Olympic Council of Asia. The Asian games will be held next year in Guangzhou in China. There had been speculation rife that cricket could be included in the 2020 Olympics, but the ICC has been cautious about it so far.
The OCA President, Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah said that India and Pakistan were the main drivers to this regard. There will be eight teams in the competition, with direct qualification to India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, apart from the hosts, China. There will be three other Asian teams that will need to go through the qualification process to get through to the games, and this will include countries like Hong Kong and Afghanistan.
Cricket has made sporadic appearances in such events, but never become an Olympic game since it was first featured in the Paris games in 1900. Great Britain had beaten France to win the gold on that occasion.