Archive for October, 2014

28 more Indian fishermen held in bay

The Bangladesh Navy on Friday evening handed 28 Indian fishermen to the Mongla police station in Bagerhat after nabbing them from the Bangladesh territory…

October 31, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Thousands flood streets in Burkina Faso to press Compaore to go

Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Burkina Faso on Friday to press President Blaise Compaore to step down, a day after the army dissolved parliament and announced a transitional government…

October 31, 2014 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International

Muslims aged above 50 allowed to pray at Al Aqsa

Muslim worshippers over the age of 50 returned to pray at Al Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem’s Old City on Friday, a day after Israeli authorities shut down all access to the sacred compound following…

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

AL leader killed in infighting at Bogra

A local leader of Awami League was shot and hacked to death by miscreants during a violence cenring establishing supremacy between two groups of the ruling party at…

October 31, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Politics
Rapid Action Battalion presents five leaders of Jamaatul Mujahideen Bangladesh before media after arresting them from Sirajganj on Friday. -- Sony Ramany

5 JMB leaders, including co-ordinator, held with bomb making equipment

The Rapid Action Battalion on Friday arrested five members of banned islamist outfit Jamaatul Mujahideen Bangladesh including its main coordinator Abdun Nur from Sirajganj with huge amount of…

October 31, 2014 · 0 comments · National
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BSEC Bhaban fire under control

The devastating fire which broke out at Bangladesh Steel and Engineering Corporation Bhaban in Kawran Bazar area of Dhaka was brought under…

October 31, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Mir Quasem Ali shifted to Dhaka central jail

The Kashimpur central jail authorities on Friday sent detained Jamaat-e-Islami leader Mir Quasem Ali to Dhaka Central jail ahead of the judgement in the…

October 31, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Mother, daughter killed in N’ganj road accident

A woman and her one daughter died on the spot while another daughter got injured when a truck rammed a rickshaw at Salimullah Road of Missionpara in…

October 31, 2014 · 0 comments · National

BNP says Azmi’s opinion ‘personal’

Bangladesh Nationalist Party does not take cognizance of the recent remarks of Abdullahil Amaan Azmi, son of late former Jamaat chief Ghulam Azam, terming them as…

October 31, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Politics
BNP has capacity to win poll anytime: Fakhrul

BNP has capacity to win poll anytime: Fakhrul

Bangladesh Nationalist Party’s acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Friday said that his party is ready to take part in election anytime if it is an acceptable one and has…

October 31, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Politics
Ukraine, Moscow clinch deal on Russian gas supply

Ukraine, Moscow clinch deal on Russian gas supply

Moscow and Kiev on Thursday clinched a multi-billion dollar deal that will guarantee that Russian gas exports flow into Ukraine and beyond to the European Union throughout the winter despite their intense rivalry over the fighting in eastern Ukraine…

October 31, 2014 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International

Huge waqf property illegally transferred

The waqf administration has cancelled all the orders it had issued for transfer or sale of waqf property amid reports of illegal sale of such property by estate managers or inheritors misusing the orders or making fake ones…

October 31, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Mir Quasem Ali

Mir Quasem verdict on Sunday

The International Crimes Tribunal-2 on Thursday announced that the verdict in the war crimes case of Jamaat leader Mir Quasem Ali waiting since May 4 would be delivered Sunday…

October 31, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Locals rescue an injured passenger after Jamaat-e-Islami activists vandalise and set ablaze a bus during strike hours at Shyampur on the outskirts of Dhaka on Thursday. — New Age photo

Hartal hardly affects life

The first phase of the 72-hour countrywide general strike called by Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami passed off loosely in the capital while pro-hartal pickets clashed with law enforcers and vandalised vehicles in some outlying districts…

October 31, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Prime minister Sheikh Hasina addresses a news conference on the outcome of her recent tour of the United Arab Emirates at Ganabhaban on Thursday. 
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Polls to be held in time: PM

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, has ruled out holding of an early election and said that the present government would stay in office for five years as per the constitution and the next polls would be held in time…

October 31, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, Politics, TOP STORIES

Govt pursues subservient foreign policy: BNP

Bangladesh Nationalist Party joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi on Thursday said the government would not be allowed to stay in power any longer as it was illegally sworn in by scraping the caretaker government provision from the constitution…

October 31, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, Politics, TOP STORIES

Dhaka, Washington to counter terrorist financing, fight cybercrime

The US embassy in Dhaka and the state department will host a South Asia regional workshop, in collaboration with the Bangladesh government, to focus on best practices to counter violent extremism and terrorist financing…

October 31, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, TOP STORIES

Another arrest warrant for Latif Siddique

A metropolitan magistrate court in Dhaka on Thursday issued another arrest warrant on recently fired minister Abdul Latif Siddique in a case filed for hurting religious sentiments, through his remarks against Islam, prophet (SM) and Hajj…

October 31, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, Politics

Pak province to rewrite textbooks on Bangladesh independence

A Pakistani province is rewriting school books to change material on recent history and make them more Islamic through inserting verses on jihad and removing pictures of unveiled women, officials said on Thursday…

October 31, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, International, South Asia

Sweden recognises Palestinian state

Sweden on Thursday officially recognised the state of Palestine, Stockholm’s foreign minister said, less than a month after the government announced its intention to make the controversial move…

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