Archive for January 17th, 2015

3 killed as boat capsizes in Narsingdi

Two women and a minor girl were killed as an engine boat capsized on the river Old Brahmaputra near Bipin Saha Ghat in Narsingdi town on Saturday.

January 17, 2015 · 0 comments · National
Govinda Halder passes away

Govinda Halder passes away

Lyricist Govinda Halder, who penned timeless patriotic songs during the war of independence in 1971, died on Saturday morning at a Kolkata hospital after suffering from old age complications. He was 85…

January 17, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Life nearly normal, 2 buses burnt as blockades go on

The countrywide indefinite transport blockade, enforced by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party-led alliance, runs through 12th day on Saturday…

January 17, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Mosharraf flies to KSA to resolve migration standoff

The minister for expatriates welfare and overseas employment, Khandker Mosharraf Hossain, flew to Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in his bid to melt down ice that was frozen over export of manpower

January 17, 2015 · 0 comments · Business, National
Dhaka needs more labor rights to regain trade benefits in US

Dhaka needs more labor rights to regain trade benefits in US

Bangladesh must do more to support workers’ rights and fight unfair labor practices before officials consider restoring U.S. trade benefits, the U.S. Trade Representative’s office said on Friday…

January 17, 2015 · 0 comments · Business, National

Two buses set afire in city

Two buses were set afire by miscreants in separate places in the capital on Saturday, 12th day of the countrywide non-stop blockade enforced by the BNP-led alliance, reports United News of Bangladesh…

January 17, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

2nd phase Ijtema continues Saturday

The 2nd-phase of Biswa Ijtema, the second largest Muslim congregation after the hajj, continued on Saturday with delivery of sermons at Tongi, amid the countrywide non-stop transport blockade…

January 17, 2015 · 0 comments · National
New CJ sworn office

New CJ sworn office

The newly appointed Chief Justice, Surendra Kumar Sinha, was sworn into office on Saturday.
The president, Abdul Hamid, administered the sworn in a ceremony at the Bangabhaban about 11: 05am this morning…

January 17, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Canadian held in Nepal on child sex abuse charges

Police in Nepal say a Canadian tourist has been arrested on charges that he lured a 9-year-old boy to his hotel room and had sex with…

January 17, 2015 · 0 comments · International, South Asia

NSI official killed in road accident

A junior officer of National Security Intelligent, MA Sattar, was hit by a local bus in front of the National Press Club and subsequently died on Saturday morning.

January 17, 2015 · 0 comments · National
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Splash of rain makes city air cleaner

It was a splash of rain, much awaited though, that made the city cleaner early Saturday.
Leaves look greener; dusts are gone turning city air breathable…

January 17, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Pope Francis visits typhoon-hit Philippine city

Pope Francis arrived in the typhoon-hit Philippine city of Tacloban on Saturday, where he was met by a huge crowd drenched from waiting for hours in the rain…

January 17, 2015 · 0 comments · International, South Asia

Transports fear-struck

Haunted by the fear of arson and vandalism, inter-district transports have been plying the highways in lesser numbers since the non-stop blockade called by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party-led alliance began on January 6, which has already dealt a severe blow to the sector…

January 17, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

2 JCD men killed, 450 arrested as joint drives launched

Two local leaders of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal, the Bangladesh Nationalist Party-backed student organisation, were killed on Thursday night and Friday and over 450 people, presumably activists of the BNP-led alliance, were arrested on Friday as law enforcers launched countrywide drive to nab ‘troublemakers.’…

January 17, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

IGP vows to protect govt, eliminate terror

Inspector general of police AKM Shahidul Hoque on Friday said the police ‘with the last drops of their blood’ would protect the elected government and eliminate the terror unleashed by the ‘anti-liberation elements’ in the name of movement…

January 17, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

Show restraint, end violence immediately: UN rights body

The United Nations Human Rights Commission on Friday urged all political parties in Bangladesh to show restraint and bring an immediate end to the violence…

January 17, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, TOP STORIES

PDB caught in rental power plant trap

Rental power plants have sent the state-owned Power Development Board to near-bankruptcy and are also causing it problems in wooing foreign loans for implementation of big power plant projects…

January 17, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

Khaleda spends 14th day in confinement

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia spent the 14th straight day in police confinement at her Gulshan office on Friday.
Riot-police, including policewomen, as usual stood guard in front of the main gate of her office…

January 17, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

Take immediate step for effective dialogue: BNP

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Friday urged the government to take step forthwith for an effective dialogue to resolve the ongoing political crisis through holding a meaningful election…

January 17, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, Politics

US, UN warn Myanmar over growing religious tensions

A top American diplomat Friday decried growing religious intolerance in Myanmar and warned the use of faith for political ends was ‘playing with fire’ in a crunch election year for the former junta-run country…

January 17, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, International, South Asia

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