Bangladeshi all rounder Shakib Al Hasan is all set to get married and tie a wedding knot on Wednesday 12-12-12 with Umme Ahmed Shishir, a computer science student studying in United States. According to Shakib’s family sources, Shakib will walk down the aisle with Umme Ahmed Shishir, who originally belonged to a district in Narayanganj, a city in central Bangladesh.
Umme Ahmed Shishir is doing software engineering from Minnesota University in United States and her family also lives in America.
The friend said: ”They want to make the occasion memorable by marrying on 12/12/12. But only a few people are invited in the ceremony”.
A spokesman for the upmarket Ruposhi Bangla hotel in Dhaka said the couple would hold a small family party at the hotel. “To the best of my knowledge, it’s a wedding party”.
Shakib Al Hasan introduced his future wife, Umme Ahmed Shishir, to fellow cricketers on Monday during the Bangladesh-West Indies T20 cricket match in the capital Dhaka. According to Bengali daily Samakal, the left-arm spinner met Shishir, aMinnesota University graduate, in London in 2010 when he was playing for English county side Worcestershire.
Social media was flooded with photos of the couple. Comments from some heartbroken girls questioned the cricketer’s choice in marrying an allegedly hard-partying expatriate.
BANDA ACEH: A massive earthquake off Indonesia’s western coast triggered a tsunami watch for countries across the Indian Ocean on Wednesday, clogging streets with traffic as residents fled to high ground in cars and on the backs of motorcycles.
Two hours after the quake hit, however, there was no sign of the feared wave. Damage also appeared to be minimal.
The U.S. Geological Survey said the 8.6-magnitude quake was centered 20 miles (33 kilometers) beneath the ocean floor around 269 miles (434 kilometers) from Aceh province. “It wasn’t the strongest quake I’ve felt,” said 22-year-old Tuti Rahmi, while trying to reach her brother by phone from Banda Aceh, people around her crying and screaming as they poured from their homes.
“But it seemed to last forever,” she said, adding the ground shook for nearly four minutes.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii said a tsunami watch was in effect for Indonesia, India, Sri Lanka, Australia, Myanmar, Thailand, the Maldives and other Indian Ocean islands, Malaysia, Pakistan, Somalia, Oman, Iran, Bangladesh, Kenya, South Africa and Singapore.
But hours later, the threat appeared to have passed.
Roger Musson, seismologist at the British geological survey who has studied Sumatra’s fault lines, says the temblor was a strike-slip quake, not a thrust quake, which causes the sea bed to flip up.
“When I first saw this was an 8.7 near Sumatra, I was fearing the worst,” he said, noting one of the initial reported magnitudes for the quake. “But as soon as I discovered what type of earthquake it was, then I felt a lot better.”
The tremor was felt in Malaysia, where it caused high-rise buildings to shake for about a minute, and in Singapore, Thailand, Bangladesh and India.
There was chaos in the streets of Aceh, where memories of a 2004 tsunami that killed 170,000 people in the province alone, are still raw.
Patients poured out of hospitals, some with drips still attached to their arms. In some places, electricity was briefly cut.
Hours after the temblor, people were still standing outside their homes and offices, afraid to go back inside.
There were several strong aftershocks.
“I was in the shower on the fifth floor of my hotel,” Timbang Pangaribuan told El Shinta radio from the city of Medan. “We all ran out. … We’re all standing outside now.”
He said one guest was injured when he jumped from the window of his room.
Thailand’s National Disaster Warning Center issued an evacuation order to residents in six provinces along the country’s west coast, including the popular tourist destinations of Phuket, Krabi and Phang-Nga.
India’s Tsunami Warning Center issued a warning for parts of the eastern Andaman and Nicobar islands. In Tamil Nadu in southern India, police cordoned off the beach and used loudspeakers to warn people to leave the area.
Satheesh Shenoi, director of the Indian National Center for Ocean information Services, said the chance of a tsunami was diminishing.
“There are no indications of tsunami wave; the instruments are not showing any sea level change,” he said.
The quake was felt in Dhaka, Bangladesh, where many people in the city’s commercial Motijheel district left their offices and homes in panic and ran into the streets. No damage or causalities were reported.
In Male, the capital of the Maldives, buildings were evacuated.
Indonesia straddles a series of fault lines that makes the vast island nation prone to volcanic and seismic activity.
A giant 9.1-magnitude quake off the country on Dec. 26, 2004, triggered a tsunami in the Indian Ocean that killed 230,000 people, most of them in Aceh. (AP)
KARACHI: To the utter disappointment of the whole nation, the great “Boom Boom Shahid Afridi” Friday night punched a fan in the face who was only begging him for an autograph, Geo News reported.
Reportedly, Afridi, who was coming out of the airport after arriving here from Bangladesh, flew off the handle, after cohorts thronged him for autographs.
It seemed he was not happy with this fan following and was seen almost running out of the airport with a swarm of his admirers in tow.
After repeated gestures of annoyance, which failed to deter the crowd, he swung a mighty right hand at one of the buffs knocking him out then and there, which proved he could be a “Bang Bang Boxer Afridi” as well.
Later talking to Geo News, Shahid Afridi’s brother said that Afridi lost temper when the crowd almost trampled his (Afridi’s) daughter.
He said that the reckless fans did not ever care about the three-year old girl, who could have been seriously injured in this stampede like situation.