Sakib and Hero Alam may be questioned: DB chief
Cricketer Sakib al Hasan and content creator Hero Alam who participated in the inauguration of Arav Jewellers in Dubai may be questioned for the sake of investigation, said a senior Detective Branch official on Thursday. “Shakib was informed by police about the murder involving gold shop owner Arav Khan. But why did he go to Dubai? It's sad”, said the Chief of the Detective Branch of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Mohammad Harun-Or-Rashid. The chief made the statement while responding to a question from a journalist at his office on Thursday. “Arav Khan alias Rabiul Islam is a murderer. He killed an intelligent police officer. Despite information from the media and others, Sakib and other celebrities went to Dubai in response to a call of a murder accused”, said Harun-Or-Rashid. The DB chief also said that they would take legal steps to bring Rabiul back home after discussion with the senior officials with the help of Interpol. There are 12 warrants against the accused so far, he added.
Hero Alam's crusade goes on
So this guy Hero Alam, a bad singer, an even worse actor with a scruffy look is riling up the establishment like few have done before. They call him “uncouth, uncultured, lower class, uneducated “and the rest but his admirers don’t seem to care. He has become a hate figure to many particularly of the shushil class of Bangladesh’s urban elite who see everything wrong with what he represents or his persona does. But they can't stop him in any way. That’s what hurts. The closest they came to was when he was taken in and told by the police not to sing those songs which offend shushil sensitivities particularly of the Tagore variety. Apparently, several top notch shushils and singers had complained about his music to the police. He was released but after he had to promise to follow musical rules framed by the police of all forces of law and order of the state. One is lucky that it was not RAB which took him in. Luckily US sanctions were in place. A thorn in the flesh That arrest turned into a mishap for the establishment as social media lit up and Hero Alam himself went on various social media chat shows and described his situation and experience. It was ludicrous to say the least to get the police involved in the matter by the government. If bad music is a law and order problem, speeches and jokes often used by many political leaders should keep the police busy for many hours everyday. Sadly, worse followed for the establishment. The singing matter ended there but the next thing one hears is that Hero Alam was trying to stand in the parliamentary by-elections. Lot of jokes later, when the results came out, it showed that Hero Alam was beaten but narrowly, by less than a 1000 votes. The candidate who won, was a non-entity at the national level but Hero’s loss became bigger news than JSD’ candidate Tansen’s victory. Since Tansen was an AL supported candidate, people did the usual electoral math and concluded that Hero Alam was forcibly defeated to keep him out of the parliament. Of course manipulation was denied by the EC who also tried to sound a touch dismissive but worse for everyone concerned, Hero Alam came out looking better than ever. And people believed Alam’s words rather than the EC’s. Read more: Hero Alam: Making shushils and politicians uneasy It seems something bigger is going on around the person and his ‘antics’ than singing and voting. This ‘uppity ' man from somewhere outside Dhaka and the rural backwoods , with an uncertain profession, a slightly sleazy love life, and headline grabbing skills has made the establishment look rather silly and downright cloddy. As if that isn’t enough, someone gifts him a microbus and Alam donates it which no one does. And all this before he even makes it to the House. The establishment hits back UNB reports says that the Highway Police fined Ashraful Hossain Alam aka Hero Alam for speeding on his way to Chunarughat upazila from Bogura in Habiganj on Tuesday. He was fined Taka 2500. He had gone to Narporti village in Chunarughat to receive a microbus from the Abdul Jabbar Gaucchia Academy Principal M Mokhlichhur Rahman who announced it on FB as a token of his esteem and standing in the election. In response Hero Alam received the car and then announced it would be used as an ambulance or to ferry dead bodies to graves. The police move was one of the worst examples of taking an action which smells of vindictiveness. In a country where ministers think nothing of going the wrong way in their official flag flying car in high traffic of Dhaka, bikes use the pavement as a sub-road and cars park on pavements making it impossible to use, the concept of traffic rules violation doesn’t even exist. And in that ecology, a speeding ticket doesn’t even qualify as a joke. So why is the establishment so worried about him? The rise of the under class Hero Alam signifies the rise of the underclass, both as individuals and through cultural idioms. The monopoly which the shushils enjoy in terms of deciding what qualifies as proper particularly in culture was first threatened by the rise of the rural religious cultures. Apart from politics, Hefaozot’s Dhaka siege showed that they were rising and could travel down both physically and socially. However, It’s easy to dismiss the waz crowd or the Hefazot and Tabligh culture because they occupy a religious hence alien space to the “modern and secular” shushil culture which includes political parties and clusters too. But this is where the Hero Alam threat is pushing them. He is not alien in terms of cultural form to the urban elite or shushils all over Bangladesh. Hero Alam may do it badly but he does whatever they all do in their common space. He sings their songs, mimics their heroes and icons and even womanizes like them. One may dislike him and most shushils do but one can’t dismiss his cultural form because it’s the same as that of the shushil elite. Hero Alam and his tribe are coming and may soon overrun the shushil monopoly which is why so much anxiety pervades their camp. But his horde is probably unstoppable going by the way history has gone. The underclass may prevail over the fancier sounding and looking class. And that is what it's all about.
Upcoming 150cc Motorbikes in Bangladesh in 2021
Bikes symbolize youth. Most young males possess a dream to rule the road riding a bike. Over the years, the craze has touched the young female group, too. So, the demand has risen to its highest. However, a new sense of style and modernism have got blended into it. Bike manufacturers are restless in introducing new bikes with better design and more attractive looks. From the same effort, manufacturers are to add some new models to their profiles. Here are some of the most exciting upcoming 150cc bikes in Bangladesh in 2021. Best Coming Soon 150cc Bikes in Bangladesh in 2021 Yamaha FZ-X The Japanese motorbike maker company Yamaha has introduced another 150cc motorcycle recently in India. It is expected to officially enter the Bangladeshi market this year. The bike will come in three different color variations- Matt Black, Matt Copper, and Metallic Blue. Yamaha FZ-X is powered by a 4-stroke, air-cooled, SOHC 149cc engine and has a retro style. The engine hasn't fallen far from the other FZ series bikes. The Blue Core 2-valve FI engine is powerful enough to provide around 12.4PS power only at 7,250rpm and a maximum of 13.3 Nm torque at 5,500rpm. A five-speed gearbox has been used to transmit the power to the rear wheel. Read Motorcycle Categories: Different Types of Motorbikes Explained The Yamaha FZ-X has a length of 2,020mm, a width of 785mm, and a height of 1,115mm. The motorbike features a 1,330mm wheelbase, which is comparable to the previous FZ15. The motorbike also has a 165mm minimum-ground clearance and weighs 139kg full tank. For tires, it uses dual-purpose block pattern tubeless tires that size 100/80-17 for the front and 140/60-17 for the rear. Among other features, a bi-functional head LED Lamp, DRL, Led tail-light. 220mm rear and 282mm front disc brakes, motocross 7-phase adjustable rear suspension, etc., are the prime ones. There are two variants of the Yamaha FZ-X- one with Bluetooth connectivity and the other without. The official expected price for both bikes would range between BDT 2,60,000 to 2,70,000. In the Indian market, the price for the Bluetooth version is INR 1,21,800, and for the non-Bluetooth version, it's INR 1,16,800. Read Motorbike Buyer Guide: Some popular models with price in Bangladesh in 2021 Hero X-Blade ABS Honda Motorcycle and Scooter Pvt. Ltd has brought the ABS version of its previously released Hero X-Blade in India. The ABS version is now on talk to be officially launched in Bangladesh. Despite being the same version, the bike will come with some tweaks in its features for the Bangladeshi market. The X-Blade ABS, equipped with multi-category first innovations, guarantees improved braking performance. The under-cowl, cover of front forks, and rim stripes of the Hero X-Blade have got standard fitment, further stylizing its appearance. In the design segment of the X-Blade, consumers will get a dominating front stance and LED headlight. The Honda X-Blade is supported by the 162.71cc Honda HET engine, which offers a perfect mix of performance and efficacy. The X-Blade, which produces 13.93 horsepower at 8,500rpm and a max torque of 13.9 Nm at exactly 6,000 rpm, also boasts quicker acceleration. Read Best Motorbikes in the World in 2021 The engine of X-Blade has been particularly engineered to provide excellent lower and mid-range performance. The sleek X-Blade, as an all-rounder, also prioritizes comfort and security with a long seat, danger switch, and seal chain. Honda X Blade ABS will come in five distinct color variants- Matte Marvel Blue Metallic, Pearl Spartan Red, Matte Frozen Silver Metallic, Pearl Igneous Black, and Matte Marshal-green Metallic. The Honda X-Blade (without ABS) is already officially available in Bangladesh at BDT 1,72,900. The ABS version will definitely cost a little more. Enthusiasts are expecting the bike to cost around BDT 2,00,000 to BDT 2,10,000. It has already been available in India at INR 87,776. Read Walton bringing electric bikes Honda CB 150 R Another Honda motorcycle, Honda CB 150R Streetfighter, is about to enter the Bangladeshi market any time now. The bike is an upgrade to its previous version and has come with some latest tweaks. The sleek design and revised bodywork, which added strong radiator shrouds, make the 2021 CB150R look attractive and very elegant. The bike have two versions: a standard edition and a special edition. The former is available in two colorways: Macho Black and Stinger Red Black. The latter is available in Raptor Matte Black, Furry Matte Red, and Armoured Matte Grey. A dynamic engine cowl, a burned titanium finish on the handlebars, and stylish 3D logos all over the fuel tank round out the special edition. Honda has enhanced the ergonomics of the CB150R for 2021. Its handlebar is significantly tapered to provide a livelier riding triangle. The design is completed with a slant single-piece seat that appears to be roomy for two people. Read Motorcycle Loans in Bangladesh: Turning Your Two-wheeler Dream into Reality The CB150R has full-LED lighting, an upgraded instrument e-cluster, as well as a Showa 37mm USD fork. The latest LCD displays the gear position indication, speedometer, rev counter, odometer, and fuel level bar. The CB150R comes with a 149cc single-cylinder engine with 16.9PS as well as 13.8Nm of torque with a 6-speed transmission. Its power statistics are nearly identical to the 17.2PS of the Indian version of Honda Hornet 2.0, despite the Hornet's larger 184cc engine. While the engine hasn't changed significantly for 2021, Honda has increased the 150R's fuel tank capacity to 12-liters, improving its total range. Read Bangla Car: The First Car Made in Bangladesh The Honda CB 150R will get unofficially released soon. The official release might take place in 2022. The bike has already appeared in the Indian market. There the price starts from INR 1,51,000. However, the expected price for the CB 150R is around BDT 2,50,000 in Bangladesh. Verdict Few more famous names among the motorcycle manufacturing brands like Bajaj, TVS, etc., are expected to launch their latest products in Bangladesh this year. Different brands focus on different aspects relating to a bike's look, design, performance, safety. Consumers should figure which aspects of a bike they should give more emphasis before buying one. Among all the upcoming 150cc motorcycles in Bangladesh, these mentioned three are the most countable ones. If you want to purchase one, make sure it delivers what you are looking for. Read Best Car Loans in Bangladesh to Grab Your Dream Car
Bicycle Price in Bangladesh with Buyers' Guide
Bicycles are one of the most important parts of our lives today because it is a very simple means of communication. Especially young people in modern times like bicycles very much and there is no special reason for it, but the flexibility and ability to walk on the bike has made it different which is the reason why bicycles are so popular among the youth. When you are planning to get a bicycle, many questions may thistle in your mind. Because we all know that the design and quality of a bicycle are related to the rider's age, location, road, and economic condition. Read this article to know how to buy a bicycle and the price range of bicycles in Bangladesh. Things to Look at Before Buying a Bicycle If someone takes the wrong decision while choosing a bicycle, it may lead to distress. So before buying a cycle, you must think carefully and make the right decision. There are some things to keep in mind when buying a bicycle, such as: Budget First of all, you have to decide exactly how much money you are willing to spend to buy the bicycle. Not everyone can afford it, but you may not want to spend more than you can afford. So, you have to decide exactly how much your budget is. Bicycles worth five thousand to one lakh rupees are available in the market. So, decide which bike to buy after determining your budget. Brand In Bangladesh, you will find many renowned brands of bicycles. When it comes to buying a bicycle, you should buy a bicycle from a reputed brand. This is because the brand's bicycles are usually made according to the correct frame geometry, which increases the comfort of riding many times over the non-brand. However, the brand cannot be absolutely fascinated. If the budget is low, you should not look at the brand but buy the bike according to your choice and specification. Don’t forget, you are choosing a bicycle, not the brand. Read Barbells vs. Dumbbells: Which is better for Workout, Strength, and Muscle Growth? Frame material Bicycle frames are made of many types of materials, such as iron frames, alloy frames, titanium frames, carbon fiber frames, and more. Considering the weight, price and availability, alloy frame bicycles are the most convenient. However, if your budget is much (like a lakh), you can buy a carbon fiber frame bicycle. Frame Size This is a very important issue when buying a bike that most people avoid, and it hurts in different parts of the body after the ride if you buy the wrong frame size bike. The frame size depends on the height of the rider. If the rider is tall, the large size frame is comfortable. On the other hand, if the rider is short, he should buy a small frame bike. Read: Bodybuilding Vs Powerlifting: Similarities, Differences, Pros, Cons Top Bicycles in Bangladesh Duranta CB Rider 20 Inch Duranta bicycles have been getting popular. The Duranta CB Rider comes framed with 20'x11," and the tig is welded. Besides, the rigid steel form gives a robust structure. It offers a steel career on the tail. The single alloy rim is protected by the steel MTB mudguard. Nevertheless, the V brake set provides the safest journey with the alloy 2.5 fingers. The 86 links chain comes with 36 teeth and a 140 mm crank length. Furthermore, the steel gear bell BCP can get you a safe ride. Duranta CB Rider 20 Inch costs Tk. 6,585. Hero Neon DX Lady 26T This bicycle is specially made for women, and it weighs 18.1 Kg. Hero Neon DX Lady 26T is a rigid type bike that comes in two colors, red and blue. However, this bike is not beginner-friendly, and intermediate-level riders can ride it easily. The rigid steel frame weighs 3 Kg. The 1730x590x1090 mm size is perfect for any woman to ride. You can buy it for Tk. 7,150. Read TRX vs. Other Gym Equipments: A Detailed Comparison Phoenix Hurricane This bicycle is best for the time-to-time ride and for the occasional trips. Being a mountain bike can get you quite comfortable riding. It came in black and sky-blue color and was sized at 26". The aluminum alloy frame gives an elegant, stylish, fast, and durable look. Besides, the fork is 100mm, and the transmission is 3 x 8 speed. However, some riders may feel the headset is weak and listen to some cracking sound while riding. With all these astonishing features, you can buy this cycle for Tk. 10,000. Atlas Upland Atlas is a popular bicycle brand in Bangladesh, which is known for its robust build. Atlas Upland is made with a Carbon fiber frame and offers stylish graphics. Sized at 26" comes with 24-speed gear. The brake disk has an amazing Aluminum alloy lever. Further, the pedals are made with aluminum alloy and come with a reflector. Saddle PU top cushioned gives you comfort while riding. Atlas Upland's wheels are sized at 26x2.1. Buy this robust bicycle for Tk. 9,500. Camp XC206 Camp might not have a wide range of bicycles in their collection, but they have few strong bikes that are good enough to go camping on the mountain. The 17" alloy frame is actually a good size to ride in any environment. The 63mm forks also help the Camp XC206 to get a strong build. Shimano EF-51 shifters get you easy control of your cycle. However, the NECO alloy handle stem can give you a versatile riding experience. Camp XC206 will cost Tk. 11,500. Read: Effectiveness of Compound Exercises for Muscle Definition Falcon Legend 900 One of the oldest bike companies that started in 1930. Over the years, they have brought a range of bicycles on different bicycles. Falcon Legend 900 will cost Tk. 10,000, and you will certainly be happy after using it. It is sturdy and well-balanced, which comes with a heavy build. It offers 24-speed changes. The good suspension and the sturdy tire will let you ride in any weather condition. Bianchi KUMA 5300 If you want a high-range bike, you may check out the Bianchi KUMA 5300. It is sized at 38cm made with high-quality products. The accessories are cables under TT and KUMA Alu TT curved frame, SunTour XCM RL 26 fork, Shimano Acera shifters, Mach 1 Sub-Zero Disc 26", alloy 6063, 32H rims. Due to its high-quality build, KUMA 5300 will cost you Tk. 51,500. Read Cycling Benefits: How Indoor and Outdoor Cycling Strengthens Your Immune System