Archive for January 13th, 2015

BNP calls dawn-to-dusk strike for Thursday

Bangladesh Nationalist Party has called countrywide dawn-to-dusk strike for Thursday, protesting the attack on Reaz Rahman, an adviser to its chairperson Khaleda Zia…

January 13, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Reaz Rahman shot in the capital

Miscreants shot Reaz Rahman, an adviser of Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia, at Gulshan in the capital on Tuesday night…

January 13, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Prime suspect of cop murder killed in ‘gunfight’

The prime suspect of a policeman murder was killed in a ‘gunfight’ with police at Taimbazar in Maheshkhali of Cox’s Bazar Tuesday evening…

January 13, 2015 · 0 comments · National

7-member judges’ committee to oversee SC security

The outgoing chief justice, Md Muzammel Hossain, on Tuesday formed a seven-member judges’ committee to oversee the Supreme Court’s security…

January 13, 2015 · 0 comments · National
Drivers fill the tanks of their cars at a petrol station in Minsk, January 13, 2015. — Reuters photo

Oil prices down again

Crude oil prices hit their lowest in almost six years on Tuesday in a market readying for further falls, as a big OPEC producer stood by the group’s decision not to…

Pakistan cleric offers prayers for Charlie Hebdo attackers

A hard-line cleric in northwest Pakistan has led a memorial service for the two brothers who attacked the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in…

January 13, 2015 · 0 comments · International, South Asia

Egyptian court overturns conviction against Mubarak, orders retrial

Egypt’s high court on Tuesday overturned the only remaining conviction against Hosni Mubarak, ordering a retrial in the embezzlement case and opening the way for the…

January 13, 2015 · 0 comments · International, Middle East

China sacks senior lawmaker after corruption probe

China’s ruling Communist Party sacked a senior lawmaker who was under investigation for graft, China’s anti-corruption commission said on Tuesday, the latest in a series of corruption cases against…

January 13, 2015 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International

Bangladesh submits ‘worrying’ report on Trinamool MP, says Indian minister

Indian union minister of state for human resources development Upendra Kushwaha on Tuesday said Bangladesh government has submitted a ‘worrying’ report to the Indian home ministry about Trinamool Congress’ Rajya Sabha MP Ahmed Hassan Imran, says Zee news. However, he did not elaborate about the content of the report. As per rule, the central government would send the report to […]

January 13, 2015 · 0 comments · International, South Asia

70 Saraswati idols vandalised in Faridpur

Miscreants vandalised some 70 idols of Hindu goddess Saraswati at Palpara in Faridpur early Tuesday…

January 13, 2015 · 0 comments · National

President hurt by absence of ideology in student politics

Observing that student politics in the country has made a retreat from its ideology ground, the president, Abdul Hamid, on Tuesday urged all to shun personal and group interest and make student…

January 13, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Arrest warrant against Tuhin Malik

A Dhaka metropolitan magistrate court on Tuesday issued a warrant of arrest against Supreme Court lawyer Tuhin Malik in a defamation case filed by…

January 13, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Court rejects Abdus Salam’s bail, remand prayers

A Dhaka metropolitan magistrate court on Tuesday directed police to interrogate Ekushey Television (ETV) Chairman Abdus Salam at the jail gate within five working days in connection to…

January 13, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Time up to think to outlaw BNP, says Imam

The prime minister’s political adviser, HT Imam, on Tuesday said time has come to think about whether the Bangladesh Nationalist Party should be declared illegal or not…

January 13, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

FM for early implementation of Bimstec FTA

Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali on Tuesday stressed early finalisation of Bimstec Free Trade Agreement (FTA) to enhance trade and investment among its…

January 13, 2015 · 0 comments · Business, National

Crude bombs go off at Nasim’s programme at SSMC

Four crude bombs went off behind the stage of a programme Sir Salimullah Medical College in Old Dhaka when the minister for health and…

January 13, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Blockade enters in second week

The countrywide indefinite transport blockade enforced by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party-led alliance entered in the second week on Tuesday…

January 13, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics
People gather to pay to pay tribute to victims of the terrorist attack against the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, at JFK Plaza, commonly known as Love Park, in Philadelphia. On Wednesday, masked gunmen stormed the Paris offices  of the weekly newspaper that caricatured the Prophet Muhammad, killing at least 12 people, including the editor. — AP photo

Charlie Hebdo publishing prophet cartoon on new cover

The French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo is publishing a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad on the cover of its first issue since Islamic extremists killed…

January 13, 2015 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
5 crude bombs recovered during DU convocation

5 crude bombs recovered during DU convocation

Five crude bombs were recovered from Dhaka University campus as the varsity was holding its 49th convocation…

January 13, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Obama, Netanyahu discuss Iran, Palestinian issues

President Barack Obama spoke by phone on Monday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about ongoing nuclear talks with Iran and about the Palestinian move to become a member of…

January 13, 2015 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International

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