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  • B1 | Business

    The just announced national budget is expected to o er a good business opportunity for the commercial banks operating in the country, after having a hard time in last couple of years.

    3 | NewsThe Cabinet Division has instructed all public o ces under di erent ministries and divisions to hold mass hearings every week to record public complaints and resolve the issues through appropriate measures.

    6 | Nation

    Residents of six villages under Sodullahpur union in Gaibandha have remained without power for the last two days since 10 electric poles were uprooted during a storm that swept over the distrcit on Monday night.

    8 | WorldThe Iraqi prime minister has called for a national state of emergency after the city of Mosul and the northern province of Nineveh fell to al-Qaeda-inspired ghters.

    12 | Entertainment

    Actor who are avid football fans, will be watching all the action of the upcoming World Cup closely and will be supporting their favourite teams.

    13 | SportWith the 2015 ICC World Cup in Australia and New Zealand less than a year away, new head coach of the Bangladesh cricket team Chandika Hathurusingha targeted a spot in the second round of the mega event while talking with the media at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium yesterday.


    20 pages plus 8-page Treehouse childrens supplement | Price: Tk12WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11, 2014 | www.dhakatribune.com | SECOND EDITION

    Joishthya 28, 1421Shaaban 12, 1435Regd. No. DA 6238Vol 2, No 72



    Big brother gave nodto get rid of Nazruln Our Correspondent, NarayanganjThe authority of Narayanganj Press Club has received a letter which was allegedly sent by Nur Hossain, the prime accused in the Narayanganj sev-en-murder case.

    A letter typed in Bangla font and al-legedly signed by Nur Hossain arrived by post yesterday.

    Halim Azad, the president of the press club, con rmed the news to the Dhaka Tribune, adding that he had in-formed the o ce of the district police superintendent about the letter, imme-diately after receiving it.

    In the letter, Nur apprehended that he might be killed any time.

    Addressing the people of Narayan-ganj, the letter stated: I never want-ed that seven people will be killed. They [Nur did not mention who] did it against my will. This is why I told big brother [Shamim Osman] that I did not do this. Why, and by whose order, RAB did such a monstrous thing, I do not know.

    I ed to India as per big brothers order, the letter also read.

    Anticipating the possible su erings of Narayanganj residents, the author

    of the letter said: I have considered it very necessary to inform the people of the Siddhirganj as well as Naryanganj about the fact.

    In the letter, the author mentioned that the current situation resulted from my arrogance and ignorance.

    The letter also included an elabo-rate narration of the whole context of the abduction and killing, where the

    author allegedly Nur said he had a long standing enmity with Nazrul over establishing supremacy in the area.

    The letter also claimed that Nazrul tried to kill Nur several times. Nazrul even hired professional killers.

    The letters author also claimed that he was abducted as per Nazruls plot, and was freed on ransom.

    The letter further stated: In recent time, when the rivalry reached its peak, Nazrul managed to get the favours of Mayor Ivy and MP Nazrul Islam Babu. Then I contacted big brother and he


    BGMEA seals $1.2 billion deal with Chinese companyn Sheikh Shahariar Zaman The BGMEA and Oriental Internation-al Holding, a Chinese company, have signed a billion dollar agreement to de-velop a new garment industrial park in Munshiganj.

    A memorandum of understanding has been signed today [Tuesday] with the Chinese company in the presence of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang, BGMEA VicePresident Reaz Bin Mahmood told the Dhaka Tribune.

    Sheikh Hasina went to China on June 6 on an o cial visit and she is scheduled to return home today.

    Reaz said the industrial park will be built on 470 acres of land in Gazaria at an approximate cost of $1.2 billion.

    Under the MoU, the Chinese com-pany will conduct a complete feasibil-ity study within three months and a framework agreement will be signed between the two parties.

    Oriental will also pay money tothe government to procure the land, he said.

    The company will develop land, roads, power plant and necessary


    Sultan, 15, performs a dribbling trick in front of a Brazilian ag at Haridash Lane in Old Dhaka yesterday. Sultan, like all others, is getting ready to welcome a month when football will be the center of attention across the globe MAHMUD HOSSAIN OPU

    Delay in xing project site jeopardises $5m in World Bank fundsn Abu Bakar SiddiqueThe governments failure to select a site for a proposed wildlife centre in the last three years has prompted the World Bank to consider whether it should withdraw around $5m worth of funds from a $36m project.

    Former forest minister Hasan Mahmud reportedly wanted to set up the wildlife centre near his hometown

    in Chittagongs Rangunia; the forest o cials wanted the location to be Dha-kas Botanical Garden; while the World Bank demanded that the centre be set up in Gazipurs Sal forest as per the pro-ject outline.

    After the disagreements had con-tinued for three years running, a vis-iting World Bank mission reportedly decided to pull the $5m earmarked for the wildlife centre, as the government

    could not utilise the money timely. However, Forest Minister Anwar

    Hussain Manju told the Dhaka Tribune that discussion was going on to change the mind of the global lender as there was still two years left in the project deadline. The di erence of opinion on selecting the location had been an im-pediment to the project, the minister said, adding that the World Bank was


    Flawed Acsu probe makes evidence lightICCs anti-graft o cials persuaded Dhaka Gladiators coach to playn Minhaz Uddin KhanThe three-member Bangladesh Pre-mier League tribunal headed by Justice Khademul Islam Chowdhury has found that ICCs Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (Acsu) maintained no guidelines or protocols while investigating the match- and spot- xing allegations that ravaged the second edition of Bangla-desh Premier League last year.

    According to the tribunals complete judgement report, this was the main reason why the evidence placed by Acsu against the charged individuals lost its weight and was confusing to a certain extent.

    The report pointed out that Ian Pont, the coach of Dhaka Gladiators was the rst individual to inform Acsu of the

    corrupted games in last years BPL. Ian informed Acsu o cial Peter OShea of being approached by Dhaka Gladiators managing director Shihab Chowdhury to x the match against Chittagong Kings on February 2, 2013. He also in-formed Peter of his intention to leave Bangladesh right away. But the Acsu o cial persuaded Ian to play according to Shihabs plans and told him that the xed match should take place.

    According to the plan, Dhaka Glad-iators regular captain Mashrafe Mor-taza should be rested and Mohammad Ashraful would captain in his place. Plan of who else might be interested in getting involved with xing was raised and this brought in the name of English batsman Owais Shah. With Ian, Shihab shared the details of the plan regarding who would do what and what would they do if they batted rst or bowled rst in the game against Chittagong. Ian was informed of the inclusion of Dhaka team pacer Mahbubul Alam in the playing XI along with the inclusion of leg spinner Kaushal Lokurachchi in-stead of another player.


    The tribunal found it di cult to rely on Ian Ponts evidence as the English coach cooperated as instructed by Acsu

    Letter arrives from Kolkata signed allegedly by Nur Hossain

    They hate Neymar!n Raihan Mahmood from Sao Paulo

    It may appear unbelieva-ble to millions of football fans across the globe but it is true that there are many Brazilians who are not admirers of the Se-lecao and hate Neymar.

    While talking with me at the grand ave-nue of Paulista, the hub of all Brazilian festivals, Erika and Kate Suarez assured that they belong to a di erent species.

    What was interesting was that both of them could speak English, a rare phenomenon in Brazil, and they ap-proached me upon hearing that I could speak English. Little did they know that they were speaking to a reporter who had arrived from Bangladesh to cover the Fifa World Cup. When the identi-ty was revealed to them, they did not panic, instead they wanted to transmit their feelings.

    Erika was white and Kate was black, please do not take it as a subject of rac-ism as it is just to describe the situa-tion. The Brazilian government used all the policies to stop the anti-World Cup demonstration of the people and we believe that the World Cup is be-ing hosted with the peoples money. I do not believe that Brazil will win the World Cup as team spirit is not very high, said Erika.

    When asked whether the anti-World Cup spirit is higher than the pro-World Cup sentiment, Kate answered diplo-matically. The anti-World Cup feelings are not very low. I believe millions of Brazilians have already demonstrated it. I can gather a lot of people around



  • n Mohammad ZakariaIn violation of the election code of con-duct, Jatiya Party-backed candidate Selim Osman launched his election-eering in the upcoming Narayanganj 5 by-election with post