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Trailer operators continue indefinite strike

Chittagong Port, the premier sea port of the country, on Thursday experienced the largest ever container congestion in its history due to the indefinite strike enforced by Chittagong prime mover trailer operators…

September 30, 2016 · 0 comments · Back Page, National

US Congress rejects Obama’s veto of Saudi 9/11 bill

The US Congress voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to override Barack Obama’s veto of a bill allowing 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia, the first such rebuke during his eight-year presidency…

Woman’s body found in Ctg hotel room

Police recovered a hanging body of a young woman from a residential hotel at Chawkbazar in Chittagong on Wednesday night…

September 30, 2016 · 0 comments · Back Page, National

Ex-Coast Guard DG Shafiq, army corporal arrested

The Anti-Corruption Commission arrested former Bangladesh Coast Guard director general Shafiq-ur-Rahman and suspended Bangladesh Army corporal Abul Kalam on Thursday…

September 30, 2016 · 0 comments · Back Page, National, Politics

Two electrocuted in Gaibandha

A school headmaster and his younger brother died from electrocution at Kochashohor village in Gobindaganj upazila on Thursday morning…

September 30, 2016 · 0 comments · Back Page, National

1.5 tonnes of banned polythene seized

The Department of Environment on Thursday seized 1.5 tonnes of banned polythene and realized Tk 50,000 as fine from a factory in the capital’s Tejgaon industrial area…

September 30, 2016 · 0 comments · Back Page, National

BR east zone limps with rundown coaches

More than half of the metre gauge passenger carriages of the east zone of the Bangladesh Railway are operating beyond their economic life, leading to recurrent disruptions in service due to maintenance backlog…

September 29, 2016 · 0 comments · Back Page, National

Govt power company allowed to import diesel bypassing BPC

The government for the first time has allowed a public sector power generation company to import diesel to run its power plant bypassing the state-run Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation…

September 29, 2016 · 0 comments · Back Page, National

Kalyanpur extremists buried unidentified

The bodies of nine extremists, who got killed during a raid by Dhaka Metropolitan Police on July 26 at Kalyanpur in the capital, were buried as unidentified on Wednesday by charity organisation Anjuman-e-Mufidul Islam…

September 29, 2016 · 0 comments · Back Page, National

Modi greets Hasina on her birthday

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi has highly appreciated prime minister Sheikh Hasina’s leadership saying her resolute leadership has provided the people of Bangladesh a beacon of hope during a difficult period…

September 29, 2016 · 0 comments · Back Page, National, Politics
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Israeli ex-president, Nobel laureate Shimon Peres dies

Israeli ex-president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres died on Wednesday, some two weeks after suffering a major stroke, triggering an outpouring of grief for the historic figure and beloved statesman…

September 29, 2016 · 0 comments · Back Page, International, Middle East

ACC seeks action against absentee Noakhali physicians

Commissioner of the Anti-Corruption Commission AFM Aminul Islam asked the authorities concerned to take departmental action against the physicians who were absent at Kabirhat Upazila Health Complex, Noakhali on Wednesday…

September 29, 2016 · 0 comments · Back Page, National

One million women in UK suffer violence, abuse

One million women living in poverty in Britain have experienced extensive violence and abuse, a report said on Wednesday, which makes them more likely to attempt suicide, face homelessness and have mental health disorders…

ZILLA PARISHAD POLLS: Draft rules propose banning PA system in campaigns

The draft rules for the country’s first district council elections prepared the Election Commission proposed banning the use of public address system in campaigns…

September 28, 2016 · 0 comments · Back Page, National

Pakistan warns of ‘water war’ with India if decades-old treaty violated

Pakistan would treat it as ‘an act of war’ if India revoked the Indus Water Treaty regulating river flows between the two nations, Pakistan’s top foreign official said on Tuesday…

September 28, 2016 · 0 comments · Back Page, International, South Asia

Around 4,000 containers stuck at Ctg port

Container carrying to and from the Chittagong port on roads was disrupted for the second consecutive day on Tuesday as the trailer operators went on an indefinite strike on Monday morning demanding suspension of the activities of two axle load control centres on Dhaka-Chittagong Highway…

September 28, 2016 · 0 comments · Back Page, National

Violent crime rises in US: FBI

Violent crime in the United States rose last year, the FBI said Monday.
The FBI said that in 2015 there were 1,197,704 violent crimes, an increase of 3.9 per cent compared with the previous year…

Afroza Abbas made Mahila Dal president

Afroza Abbas has been made president and Sultana Ahmed general secretary of the central committee of Jatiyatabadi Mahila Dal, the women front of Bangladesh Nationalist Party…

September 28, 2016 · 0 comments · Back Page, National

Two Bangladeshi, Germans held with ‘firearms’ at Dhaka airport

Two Bangladeshi-Germans were held while carrying nine foreign made ‘firearms’ at Hazrat Shahjajal International Airport on Tuesday on their arrival from Dubai on a flight of Emirates Airways, the customs and Rapid Action Battalion officials said…

September 28, 2016 · 0 comments · Back Page, National

Major rivers across country swell afresh

The heavy rains in upstream India Monday swelled all the major rivers in Bangladesh, according to the Water Development Board.
The major rivers were expected to recede rapidly, said WDB officials…

September 27, 2016 · 0 comments · Back Page, National

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