Archive for May, 2014

PM defends law minister’s Jamaat trial remark

PM defends law minister’s Jamaat trial remark

Defending her law minister for his comment over the trial of Jamaat-e-Islami as an organisation for its anti-Liberation War role, prime minister Sheikh Hasina Saturday said the law minister described the fact taking the law and the reality into the consideration…

May 31, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Syria tunnel bombing kills 20 soldiers

At least 20 Syrian soldiers and militia were killed Saturday in a fresh attack by Islamist rebels, who planted explosives in a tunnel under an army position in Aleppo, a monitor said…

May 31, 2014 · 0 comments · International, Middle East

Myanmar returns BGB man’s body

Myanmar Border Guard Police (BGP) Saturday handed over the body of a Bangladesh Border Guard (BGB) member killed in a BGP firing along the Bangladesh-Myanmar border at Naikhyangchari Wednesday…

May 31, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Lightning kills 7 in 4 dists

Lightning kills 7 in 4 dists

Seven people were killed and 29 others injured in separate incidents of thunderbolt strikes in Chuadanga, Chapainawabganj, Bagerhat and Gopalganj districts on Saturday.

May 31, 2014 · 0 comments · National
548 people killed in May: BHRC

548 people killed in May: BHRC

The current month of May saw at least 17 murders on average every day as 548 people were killed across the country during the period, said a Bangladesh Human Rights Commission (BHRC) report

May 31, 2014 · 0 comments · National

China slams US defence chief for ‘threats’: state TV

A Chinese military official on Saturday blasted the United States for making “threats” after the US defence chief accused Beijing of inflaming tensions in the disputed South China Sea, state television reported.

May 31, 2014 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
BD asks Myanmar to cease fire, identify victim’s body

BD asks Myanmar to cease fire, identify victim’s body

As tension escalated along the Bangladesh-Myanmar border following the firing of gunshots by Myanmar border guards, Bangladesh Saturday asked Myanmar side to stop the gunfire and take immediate measures to identify the dead body that could be of missing Naik M Mizanur Rahman

May 31, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Hand over power to non-party government: Fakhrul

Hand over power to non-party government: Fakhrul

BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Saturday urged what he said the ‘immoral government’ to hold an inclusive election by handing over power to a non-party government as soon as possible.

May 31, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Myanmar ambassador summoned again

As tension escalated along the Bangladesh-Myanmar border following indiscriminate firing by the neighbour’s border guards and missing of a Bangladesh border security man, Dhaka on Saturday summoned again Naypyidaw diplomat in Dhaka to register its protest.

May 31, 2014 · 0 comments · National

4 killed, 48 injured in road mishaps in three districts

At least four people including a policeman were killed while 48 others injured in separate road crashes in three districts across the country late Friday and Saturday morning.

May 31, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Mother, daughter stabbed dead in N’ganj

Mother, daughter stabbed dead in N’ganj

A man allegedly stabbed his wife and daughter to death following a family feud at Hirajheel Muktanagar area in Siddhirganj of Narayanganj city early Saturday

May 31, 2014 · 0 comments · National
US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel (L), South Korean Defense Minister Kim Kwan-jin (R) and Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera shake hands prior to the start of their meeting in Singapore on May 31, 2014. Hagel accused China on May 31 of "destabilising actions" in the South China Sea and warned that Washington will not remain passive if the international order is threatened. - AFP Photo

US accuses China of ‘destabilising’ acts in South China Sea

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel accused China Saturday of “destabilising actions” in the South China Sea and warned that Washington would not “look the other way” if international order is threatened.

This file picture taken on November 14, 2013 outside Lilongwe's High Court shows Malawi's Democratic Progressive Party President and winner of the presidential election Peter Mutharika (C), as he waves to his supporters. Mutharika, the brother of Malawi's ex autocratic leader was Friday declared winner of the country's disputed presidential election after garnering 36,4 percent of the votes cast. The electoral commission said he took the vote with 1,9 million votes cast in last week's crisis-marred election. - AFP photo

Mutharika wins Malawi’s disputed presidential vote

Democratic Progressive Party leader Peter Mutharika was declared the winner of Malawi’s disputed presidential election on Friday after defeating President Joyce Banda.

Obama to meet Ukraine leader amid reports of missing monitors

Obama to meet Ukraine leader amid reports of missing monitors

US President Barack Obama will meet Ukraine’s president-elect next week during a European tour aimed at shoring up regional security amid reports that a second team of European monitors went missing in the country’s restive east.

US’s Hagel urges Thai junta to release detainees, call elections

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Saturday urged Thailand’s coup leaders to release detainees and call for elections immediately. “We urge the Royal Thai Armed Forces to release those who have been detained, end restrictions on free expression, and move immediately to restore power to the people of Thailand, through free and fair elections,” Hagel said at a top Asian security conference in Singapore.

Thai junta chief rules out elections for at least a year

Thailand’s junta chief on Friday ruled out elections for at least a year to allow time for political “reforms”, and defended the recent military coup in the face of rising international alarm.

May 31, 2014 · 0 comments · International, South Asia

Fresh fire fight between BGB, Myanmar force

Tension mounted in the Bandarban frontiers on Friday afternoon as a fresh fire fight broke out between border guards of Bangladesh and Myanmar over the reported death of BGB nayek Mizanur Rahman…

May 31, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

Authorities up tuition fees as HC restricts readmission fees

Some English-medium schools have increased monthly tuition fees ‘abnormally’ after the High Court in April asked them not to take readmission fees from students…

May 31, 2014 · 1 comment · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

Education ADP spending declines

The spending of ADP fund for the education and the primary and mass education ministry declined by 10 and 7 percentage points in July–March this 2013–2014 financial year compared with the corresponding period spending in the past financial year…

May 31, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

Violation of anti-tobacco law rampant

Violation of anti-tobacco law is rampant in the country in absence of effective government steps to enforce the law prohibiting smoking in public places and selling of cigarettes and other tobacco products to people below 18 years of age….

May 31, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

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