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15-year old boy cries for justice

15-year school boy Sabbir Shikdar on Tuesday broke down before a High Court Division bench while narrating the repeated tortures he was subjected to during three days of confinement..

September 28, 2016 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Hannan Shah dies

Hannan Shah dies

Bangladesh Nationalist Party standing committee member ASM Hannan Shah died at a hospital in Singapore early Tuesday.
He was 75.
His body would be brought to Dhaka from Singapore today, said a BNP release…

September 28, 2016 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, Politics, TOP STORIES
The Gulistan-Jatrabari flyover remains without traffic while vehicles, to avoid the high rate of toll slapped on the movement of vehicles on the flyover, get caught in a snarl-up just beneath. The photo was taken at Gulistan in Dhaka on Monday. — Indrajit Ghosh

No let-up in city traffic chaos

Successive costly but unrealistic initiatives failed to improve the capital’s chaotic traffic over the last 11 years.
In no other city of the world traffic management is as chaotic as in the Bangladesh capital….

September 27, 2016 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

Falling interest rate to hit girls’ stipend programme

Falling interest has poised to affect the stipend programme run by the ministry of education mainly for girls and female students…

September 27, 2016 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Tongi factory fire: Freeze bank accounts of Tampaco, owner: HC

Tongi factory fire: Freeze bank accounts of Tampaco, owner: HC

The High Court on Monday asked the Bangladesh Bank to freeze the bank accounts of Tampaco Foil Limited and its owner.
It also asked the central bank to allow the factory owner to withdraw money…

September 27, 2016 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

Tongi factory fire: Remains of three more workers found

The remains of three more people were recovered on Monday from the debris of Tampaco Foils Limited collapse following fire on September 10 at Tongi…

September 27, 2016 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

Moheshkhali power hub: Chinese firm for developing site, coal terminal sans bidding

China National Complete Engineering Corporation has proposed to develop land and construct a coal terminal for the government’s planned Moheshkhali power hub without any bidding…

September 27, 2016 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Bangladesh skipper Mashrafee bin Muratza makes an unsuccessful appeal during their first one-day international against Afghanistan at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Sunday. New Age photo

Mashrafee feels great relief

Bangladesh skipper Mashrafee bin Murtaza said on Monday that he was relieved to get over the opening match against Afghanistan as his team-mates could hold their nerves during the time of crisis…

September 27, 2016 · 0 comments · Cricket, Front Page, National, Sports, TOP STORIES

Chinese president’s advance team in city

An advance team of the Chinese government arrived in Dhaka on Monday to lay the groundwork for the visit of the president of the People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping, scheduled for October 14…

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

Indo-Bangla border: Both govts ‘sincerely trying’ to bring down killing of civilians: HM

Home affairs minister Asaduzzaman Khan said on Monday that both Bangladesh and India were working together ‘sincerely’ to bring down killing of unarmed civilians along the Indo-Bangla borders…

September 27, 2016 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, Politics

Lawyer shoots nine in Houston before being killed

A troubled lawyer opened fire on morning commuters in Houston on Monday, injuring at least nine people before being fatally shot by the police, authorities said…

6 JMB activists held in West Bengal, Assam

Six top Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh activists, including four wanted in 2014 Khagragarh blast case, were arrested in West Bengal and Assam states in India on Saturday and Sunday…

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

Graft, irregularities: ACC finds 13 of its staff involved

The Anti-Corruption Commission recently detected corruption and irregularities committed by five of its officers and eight employees…

September 26, 2016 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Bangladesh batsmen Tamim Iqbal (R) and Mahmudullah run between the wickets during their first one-day international match against Afghanistan at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Sunday. — Sourav Losker

Tigers clinch a cliffhanger

Bangladesh lacked penetration in their bowling and were about to be punished by Afghanistan before a dramatic comeback helped them pulled off heist in the first one-day international in Dhaka on Sunday…

September 26, 2016 · 0 comments · Cricket, Front Page, National, Sports, TOP STORIES

Chinese president’s visit: Four loan agreements, six MoUs likely to be signed

Ten deals including four loan agreements of about $1.25 billion are likely to be inked during the maiden visit of Chinese president Xi Jinping to Dhaka scheduled for October 14…

September 26, 2016 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

Secretariat security: Employees restricted to stay beyond office hours

The government has asked all ministries and divisions to ensure that none of their employees stay inside the Bangladesh Secretariat beyond office hours considering overall security of the country’s administrative hub…

September 26, 2016 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

Mymensingh DC in soup for joining ‘royal farewells’

The Anti Corruption Commission is going to ask the Public Administration Ministry to take action against the outgoing deputy commissioner of Mymensingh as he joined 35 ‘royal farewells’ and received gifts recently…

September 26, 2016 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

MP’s son Rumon remanded in extortion case

A court in Satkhira on Sunday placed Rashed Sarwar Rumon, son of Rifat Amin, MP of a reserved seat for woman in Satkhira, on a three-day remand in an extortion case…

September 26, 2016 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Enough political space in Bangladesh: Hasina

Enough political space in Bangladesh: Hasina

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, said that there was enough space for politics in Bangladesh and the opposition political parties were using it holding rallies and processions…

September 26, 2016 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, Politics

Jordan writer in anti-Islam case shot dead at court

A prominent Jordanian writer was shot dead Sunday on the steps of a court where he was facing charges for sharing an anti-Islam cartoon online, in an attack condemned as ‘heinous’…

September 26, 2016 · 0 comments · Front Page, International, Middle East

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