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Strict Covid restrictions spark panic buying of rice in Bangladesh

Rice export prices from top Asian hubs fell this week as Vietnamese and Thai traders tried to compete with relatively low Indian offers, while a virus-led lockdown in Bangladesh boosted domestic rates. Amid a record spike in coronavirus cases this week, the Bangladeshi government tightened lockdown measures, prompting panic buying of the staple. The country's state grains buyer has issued an international tender to purchase 50,000 tonnes of rice by railway. In India, rates of 5 per cent broken parboiled variety fell to $367-$371 per tonne, their lowest since November 2020, versus last week's $369-$373. "Rupee is allowing us to lower prices. Local rice prices have also been going down due to government's decision to release stocks," said an exporter based at Kakinada in the sou...

No plan to change anything, says Bangladesh batting consultant

New Bangladesh batting consultant Ashwell Prince said his role would be to support head coach Russell Domingo during next month’s tour of Zimbabwe, and that he would not be looking at “changing anything in a batsman”. Former Sri Lanka left-arm spinner Rangana Herath has been appointed the Bangladesh team’s spin-bowling consultant until the T20 World Cup, while South Africa’s former left-handed middle-order batsman Prince will be their batting consultant during the Zimbabwe tour. The Bangladesh tour will commence with a one-off Test (7-11 July) followed by three ODIs, which are part of the World Cup Super League. The three-match T20I series will commence from 23 July. The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) cricket operations chairman, Akram Khan, has said that both Herath and Prince c...

UAE to host ICC T20 World Cup from 17 October

The T20 World Cup will commence on 17 October and run till 14 November in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), according to a report. Some of the initial matches will be played in Oman. While the remainder of the suspended 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL) ends on 15 October, the T20 World Cup will begin two days later with eight teams -- Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Ireland, Netherlands, Scotland, Namibia, Oman, Papua New Guinea -- fighting for four spots in Super 12s, according to a report in The Round 1 elimination matches will be held at a venue in the UAE as well as Oman. When contacted on Friday evening, an International Cricket Council (ICC) spokesperson said “no announcement [was] imminent”. The ICC and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), to which t...
The legal struggle of defining male rape in Bangladesh
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The legal struggle of defining male rape in Bangladesh

There is a dilemma in Bangladesh’s existing legal system in ensuring justice for male rape victims Amir (not his real name) trembled with fear every time he saw his 18-year-old madrasa teacher Kefayet. Parents of the eight-year-old had no clue why their son reacted in that “particular way” every time Kefayet was around. They found it quite difficult to process the unwillingness of their son to not go back to the madrasa after returning home due to sickness. Despite all the obvious warning signs, all they heard were “excuses” and failed to realize Amir’s desperate cry for help. The sight of Kefayet standing there to welcome Amir and his parents as they dropped him off to his madrasa only brought sheer horror and helplessness to the eight-year-old. This time, Amir’s parents coul...