Archive for January, 2015

13 die in fire at Mirpur market

A fire broke out in a market at Mirpur-1 of the city on Saturday afternoon.
Sources at the Fire Service Central Control Room said the fire originated on the 1st floor of the three-storey ‘Nasim Plaza’ near Sony Cinema Hall around 5:25pm.

January 31, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Khaleda finds snapping off utility govt’s worst, cruel behaviour

Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia on Saturday termed the government’s snapping utility services to her office in Gulshan office as the government’s ‘worst and cruel behaviour’.

January 31, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Mirza Fakhrul taken to DB HQ for interrogation

Acting Bangladesh Nationalist Party secretary general, Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, was on Saturday taken to the Detective Branch’s headquarter in the capital from the Kashimpur Central Jail for interrogating him for instigating 20-30 unidentified leaders in setting a bus on fire.

January 31, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Egyptian court bans Hamas’ armed wing, lists as terrorist organisation

An Egyptian court on Saturday banned the armed wing of the Palestinian group Hamas and listed it as a terrorist organisation.

January 31, 2015 · 0 comments · International, Middle East

Crude bomb attack on PDB offices in Ctg, Sirajganj

Miscreants hurled crude bombs targeting two local offices of Power Development Board in Chittagong and Sirajganj on Saturday after the power supply to Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson’s office was snapped.

January 31, 2015 · 0 comments · National
Serena wins her 19th Grand Slam title

Serena wins her 19th Grand Slam title

Serena Williams won her 19th Grand Slam title, continued her unbeaten run in six Australian Open finals and extended her decade-long domination of Maria Sharapova with a commanding 6-3, 7-6 (5) win on Saturday night…

January 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Sports

‘Dead’ infant found alive after 3 hours

A newborn baby, declared dead by the doctors at Dhaka Medical College and Hospital, was found alive after three hours.

January 31, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Civil aviation staff held with 4.2 kg gold at airport

Customs official arrested an employee of the Civil Aviation Authority along with gold bars weighing 4.2 kg at Shahjalal International Airport here on Saturday…

January 31, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Students form human chain near Khaleda’s office against hartal, blockade

A group of school students and their guardians formed a human chain near Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson’s office at Gulshan in Dhaka on Saturday demanding the withdrawal of hartal and blockade programmes as Secondary School Certificate examinations begin on Monday…

January 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Politics

Officials say bombings kill 9 people around Iraq’s capital

Authorities in Iraq say bombings targeting public places and security forces have killed nine people in and around the capital, Baghdad…

January 31, 2015 · 0 comments · International, Middle East
DESCO unaware of severing power line to BNP Gulshan office

DESCO unaware of severing power line to BNP Gulshan office

Dhaka Electric Supply Company on Saturday denies its involvement in snapping the power supply line to Khaleda Zia’s Gulshan office…

January 31, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics
Bangladesh Nationalist Party joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi.-- New Age file photo

Rizvi detained, power to Khaleda’s office cut

The Rapid Action Battalion members detained Bangladesh Nationalist Party joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi on Saturday early hours from a Baridhara house…

January 31, 2015 · 1 comment · National, Politics

53 BNP-Jamaat men detained in Khulna

Khulna Metropolitan Police detained at least 53 leaders and activists of Bangladesh Nationalist Party and Jamaat in drives in the city from midnight Friday through Saturday morning…

January 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Politics
National Human Rights Commission chairman, Mizanur Rahman- New Age file photo

Mizan tells police to act under legal framework when fighting violence

The National Human Rights Commission chairman, Mizanur Rahman, on Saturday warned the law enforcers to do their work within the legal framework while ensuring security and fight violence during blockade and general strike…

January 31, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Maximum security to SSC examinees, says IGP

The Inspector General of Police, A K M Shahidul Hoque, said on Saturday that police will adopt maximum security measures for the safety of the Secondary School Certificate examinees and deploy additional forces…

January 31, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

10 workers killed as effluent tank collapses in Vellore

Ten labourers, including nine hailing from West Bengal, were killed when an effluent tank at a tannery collapsed near Vellore in Tamil Nadu on Saturday, Hindustan Times reported.

January 31, 2015 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
Aviation leaders seek new safety mandate after deadly 2014

Aviation leaders seek new safety mandate after deadly 2014

Aviation leaders will try to secure a mandate to implement new safety standards when they meet next week after a string of high-profile accidents around the world made 2014 the deadliest year for commercial airlines in almost a decade…

January 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International

Beijing trying to guage India’s response on South China Sea

Indian External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj arrives in Beijing on Saturday along with the new foreign secretary S Jaishankar who served as Indian ambassador to China until a year back to deal with a new set of issues…

January 31, 2015 · 0 comments · International, South Asia

BNP-led alliance’s blockade steps into 26th day

The countrywide indefinite transport blockade, sponsored by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party-led alliance, entered the 26th day marking with some stray incidents on Saturday…

January 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Politics
Africans open new front in war on terror to fight Boko Haram

Africans open new front in war on terror to fight Boko Haram

Schoolgirls torn from their families in a mass kidnapping and forced into sexual slavery. Bombs that ripped through bus stations. The slaughter of hundreds of villagers, many with their throats cut…

January 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International

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