Archive for January 2nd, 2015

Golam Moshi made new envoy to Saudi Arabia

The government has appointed Golam Moshi, political secretary to the Leader of the Opposition in parliament Raushan Ershad, as the new ambassador of Bangladesh to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia…

January 2, 2015 · 0 comments · National

BNP hits back at Ershad for remarks on Khaleda

In a scathing attack on Jatiya Party chairman HM Ershad for making ‘offensive’ remarks against their party chairperson Khaleda Zia, BNP on Friday branded the former military ruler as a ‘cruel Razakar’,

January 2, 2015 · 0 comments · Politics

Minor girl killed in Sirajganj

A minor girl was killed on Friday by unidentified miscreants at Belkuchi upazial in Sirajganj after an alleged failed rape attempt, police said

January 2, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Crude bomb hurled at Kamran’s car in Sylhet

A crude bomb was hurled targeting the vehicle of former Sylhet mayor and city Awami League president Badar Uddin Ahmed Kamran at Pathantula in Sylhet…

January 2, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Chinese president to inaugurate construction of Karnaphuli tunnel: Quader

The minister for road transport and bridges, Obaidul Quader, on Friday said that construction work of the much awaited tunnel under the Karnaphuli river would be…

January 2, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Pakistani explosives-laden boat blows up off Indian coast, says India

A Pakistani fishing boat laden with explosives bound for India blew up, killing all four people on board, after the Indian coast guard tried to stop and…

January 2, 2015 · 0 comments · International, South Asia

4 fishermen go missing as trawler sinks in Teknaf

Four fishermen went missing as a fishing trawler capsized in the Teknaf estuary near the St Martin Island after it was hit by a tourist vessel on…

January 2, 2015 · 0 comments · National
Cologne cathedral. — Reuters file photo

Cologne Cathedral to turn out the lights in protest at anti-Muslim march

One of Germany’s most famous landmarks, Cologne Cathedral, will be plunged into darkness on Monday evening in protest at a march by a growing grass-roots anti-Muslim movement through the…

January 2, 2015 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International

Delhi police mull DNA testing of beggars

Delhi Police is drawing up a plan to conduct DNA tests on people begging on the streets with children, to find out whether these kids were their own or had been abducted and trafficked, sources said. The idea was sent to the prime minister’s office by a citizen, who suggested that women were often found begging with children in their laps who did not resemble them. The PMO passed on the email to police commissioner BS Bassi, The Times of India reported.

January 2, 2015 · 0 comments · International, South Asia

Italy rescuing more migrants in Mediterranean

An Icelandic Coast Guard ship was towing a cargo vessel to Italy with about 450 migrants who were abandoned by smugglers. leaving the vessel navigating…

January 2, 2015 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International

Chinese president to inaugurate construction of Karnaphuli tunnel: Quader

The minister for road transport and bridges, Obaidul Quader, on Friday said that construction work of the much awaited tunnel under the Karnaphuli river would be…

January 2, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

BNP vows to hold rally on Jan 5

Bangladesh Nationalist Party would hold rally in Dhaka to observe its ‘Democracy Killing Day’ even the government declines to allow it to hold rally, said the party’s…

January 2, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Policemen suspended in India for gangraping teenager

Two policemen have been suspended in Indian state of Uttar Pradesh for gang-raping a 14-year-old girl. The girl’s family in Badaun alleges that two constables saw her when she left her house to use…

January 2, 2015 · 0 comments · International, South Asia

2 killed as truck skids off road in Shyampur

Two construction workers were killed as a truck skidded off the road at Shyampur in Dhaka on Friday morning.
The deceased were identified as…

January 2, 2015 · 0 comments · National

2 killed over previous enmity in Madaripur

Two people were killed by their rivals following previous enmity over establishing supremacy at Bachamara village in Shibchar upazila on Thursday night and…

January 2, 2015 · 0 comments · National

271 killed in Benapole last year: Survey

At least 271 people were killed in Benapole in the outgoing year 2014 giving a clear manifestation of the deterioration of law and order according to a survey conducted by Human Rights organisation, ‘Rights Jessore’…

January 2, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Jailed Australian journalist seeks presidential deportation from Egypt

The lawyer for jailed Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste, has formally applied to the Egyptian government for the Australian’s deportation, his family said on Friday, after Egypt’s highest court ordered a retrial for Greste and two colleagues…

January 2, 2015 · 0 comments · International, Middle East
Investigators to use acoustic equipment to search for AirAsia black boxes

Investigators to use acoustic equipment to search for AirAsia black boxes

A specialist multinational team armed with acoustic equipment will arrive at the suspected crash site of a sunken AirAsia jet off Borneo on Friday, bolstering the search for the plane’s black box flight recorders…

January 2, 2015 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International

Govt primary schools perform dismally

None of the 37,000 government primary schools could secure any place among 20 top schools in the country in terms of results of their students in three consecutive years since 2012…

January 2, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

Dialogue only way to settle disputes, say political parties

Leaders of different political parties and forums, other than the allies of Awami League and BNP, have viewed the ruling party’s refusal time and again to accept the proposal of a major political party for dialogue as ‘ominous’ for democracy…

January 2, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

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