Archive for December 25th, 2013

March to Dhaka on Sunday

Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia on Tuesday called upon the people irrespective of political belief and opinion to march to Dhaka on December 29 to say ‘no’ to ‘farcical’ election and to say ‘yes’ to democracy. She termed the programme as ‘march for democracy’ and urged all to converge in front of the BNP central office at Naya Paltan […]

December 25, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

Khaleda tells all lies: Amu

Awami League leader Amir Hossain Amu termed the statement the leader of the opposition in the parliament, Khaleda Zia, made at a press conference on Tuesday afternoon ‘utterly false, irrelevant and unrealistic.’ He said that she had tried to pass her failures and the blame of violent activities on to the government. ‘She [Khaleda] is carrying out anarchy and killing […]

December 25, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

Christmas today

The Christian community in Bangladesh and elsewhere across the world celebrates Christmas today commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ. Christmas, the biggest religious festival of the Christians, is also a celebration of rebirth, new beginning, forgiveness and peace, and renewing relationship with God and humans. According to Christian belief, Virgin Mary gave birth to Jesus Christ in the city of […]

December 25, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

Man killed in clash with joint forces

A man was shot dead in a clash between the joint forces and the Jamaat-e-Islami in Satkhira and blockaders continued to clash with law enforcers, explode bombs and and carry out arson attacks in places on Tuesday, the last day of the fifth spell of blockade of road, railway and waterways enforced by the opposition alliance. The alliance enforced the […]

December 25, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

7 cows, shops burnt in petrol bomb attack

Seven cows were roasted alive and 10 furniture shops were gutted as a burning cattle-laden truck rammed into a furniture market at Faujdarhat of Sitakunda in Chittagong following a petrol bomb attack on early Tuesday. Fire broke out on the truck as the petrol bomb was hurled on the running truck at about 4:15am and the trucker losing control drove […]

December 25, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

UN seeks more troops

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday requested Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to send another battalion of troops for its peacekeeping missions. PM’s press secretary Abul Kalam Azad told the news agency that Ban Ki-moon made a phone call to the Prime Minister in the evening and sought the troops. The UN Secretary General also requested the Prime Minister to […]

December 25, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

Private arms surrendering begins

The owners of licensed firearms on Tuesday started surrendering their weapons and ammunition to the nearby police stations and dealers based on media report in this regard ahead of controversial 10th parliamentary election scheduled on January 5. The police stations and many dealers started receiving firearms since morning although they were yet to receive any written instruction from home ministry, […]

December 25, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

Rise in wealth of ministers, MPs usual: Muhith

Finance minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith on Tuesday termed ‘usual’ the rise in incomes and assets of treasury bench members in the last five years. ‘History suggests that the ruling classes used to fatten their purses,’ he told reporters after submitting his income tax documents on line at the secretariat. ‘This is a usual practice,’ he said, amid severe criticism […]

December 25, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

Govt firm to thwart threat to security of state: FM

Foreign minister AH Mahmood Ali told diplomats on Monday the current election-time government led by prime minister Sheikh Hasina was determined to thwart any threat to the security and stability of the state and the people of Bangladesh. The all-party government, he told two groups of diplomats in separate briefings, was also pledge-bound to foil any attempts to deprive electorates […]

December 25, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

Govt injects fund to Sonali, Rupali banks

The finance ministry on Tuesday injected Tk 2,205 crore to state-owned Sonali Bank and Rupali Bank to shore up the struggling commercial banks from capital crunch and keep them afloat. Another Tk 1,895 crore would be given to Agrani and Janata banks tomorrow, a senior finance ministry official told New Age. Earlier, the ministry had decided to pump in Tk […]

December 25, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

JP starts polls campaign without manifesto

A faction of Jatiya Party candidates has started formal campaign for January 5 polls without making public their election manifesto, according to party insiders. The ‘detained’ JP chairman HM Ershad on December 3 announced polls boycott because of lack of favourable environment and for it being a non-inclusive one. In early November Ershad had announced that the election manifesto would […]

December 25, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

Two shot dead by police in Sirajganj

Two men were shot dead allegedly by the police on Dhaka-Sirajganj-Rajshahi highway in Sirajganj early Tuesday. The victims were Al Mamun, 25, son of Sujabot Ali, and Monsur Ahmed, 23, son of Aher Ali, of village Baniagati, and they were cousins. The police said the victims were shot dead by the police while they were preparing commit robbery on the […]

December 25, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

Security for January 5 polls: Lawmen asked to avoid ‘excesses’ in keeping order

A home ministry meeting on Tuesday asked law enforcement agencies to perform their duties ‘judiciously’ during the January 5 national polls so that the situation does not go beyond their control. Chaired by home ministry’s senior secretary CQK Mustaq Ahmed, the meeting discussed possible resistances from the Bangladesh Nationalist Party-led opposition alliance against holding of the national polls. The home […]

December 25, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

Explosions in front of court room in city

Three crude bombs were blasted in the building of the Dhaka district administration in the Old Dhaka on Tuesday leaving a court employee injured. Witnesses said that three crude bombs were exploded at around noon on the ground floor of the administration building. Two bombs were blasted at the door of two courtrooms of executive magistrates while another was exploded […]

December 25, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

37 foreigners on remand

A Dhaka court on Tuesday remanded 43 people, including 37 foreigners, in custody for two days each for interrogation over their illegal VoIP business in Bangladesh. Rapid Action Battalion is yet to track down the local members of the VoIP gang who had allegedly invited the foreigners to Bangladesh offering them handsome amount of money. Metropolitan magistrate Rezaul Karim issued […]

December 25, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

Nigeria says 70 killed in battle with Islamist group

Nigeria’s military said on Tuesday it had killed at least 50 Islamist rebels fleeing towards Cameroon in a battle in which 15 of its own soldiers and five civilians also died. Nigerian forces have stepped up an offensive in the volatile northeast in the past few days, after Boko Haram fighters armed with grenade launchers and anti-aircraft guns attacked an […]

December 25, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

Gopibagh murders: No progress in investigation, security guard missing

None has been arrested even three days after the sensational killings of six people in the city’s Gopibagh as the investigators are yet to identify any clue to the murder. The guard of the building Ayna, where the six people were killed on Saturday, however, has been missing since the incident. Although the motive of the murder was yet to […]

December 25, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

ICT CONTEMPT MOTION: Mahfuz Ullah’s plea to exempt him from further appearance rejected

The International Crimes Tribunal-1 on Tuesday cited inappropriate conduct and rejected journalist Mahfuz Ullah’s plea to exempt him from personal appearance at contempt hearings. He is among eight respondents to a contempt notice issued by the ICT for the remarks allegedly made at a TV talk show on the night of September 18 on the war crimes trial of Salauddin […]

December 25, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

PIL challenges Shirin’s appointment as speaker

A Supreme Court lawyer on Tuesday filed a public interest writ petition challenging the constitutionality of the appointment of an MP from a seat reserved for women as the speaker. Petitioner Eunus Ali Akond sought a court directive on the government to cancel Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury’s appointment as the speaker notified in the official gazette on April 30, 2013. The […]

December 25, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Moni Singh fair opens Thursday

Weeklong Moni Singha Mela will start on Thursday at his birthplace Susang Durgapur in Netrokona to mark the 23rd anniversary of death of the veteran communist leader. Comrade Moni Singh Mela Udjapan Committee member-secretary MM Akash announced the details of the programme at a press conference at the Communist Party of Bangladesh central office on Tuesday. The fair will be […]

December 25, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

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