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Day: August 12, 2014

Shakib set for early return
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Shakib set for early return

Sports Report: Ace all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan is all set to make a comeback to competitive cricket with the Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League starting from October 10. Shakib is serving a six-month ban for breaching the players' code of conduct and was not considered for the upcoming West Indies tour, but the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is set to reduce his punishment in its executive committee meeting on August 25. “We called a board meeting on August 25. I talked with everybody and it's now almost confirmed that Shakib will play the Zimbabwe series. I took the opinions from the technical people, and they thought that if we don't allow him (Shakib Al Hasan) to play the domestic league, then on what basis would he be considered for the Zimbabwe series?” said BCB president Naz...
Shady houses along highway
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Shady houses along highway

Shady houses along highway Touts, unscrupulous land officials out to make most of acquisition money for Dhaka-Tangail road widening project Mirza Shakil, Tangail: People have built rows of corrugated iron sheet houses on the edge of the Dhaka-Tangail highway in the hope of getting compensation before work on the expansion of the highway begins. Some have even rented land to build such structures. The photo was taken at Dherua of Mirzapur. Photo: Mirza Shakil The undulating views along the Dhaka-Tangail highway are usually blocked by various small factories. But the recently added tin-sheds here and there prove to be no less damaging to a landscape of soothing green. Long but crammed rows of small tin-sheds have sprung up, mushroom-like, erratically on croplands and water bodies along ...