Archive for January 18th, 2015

Man killed in fire at Kazipara furniture shop

A man was killed in fire at a furniture shop at Kazipara area in the city on Monday night.
Bhajan Sarkar, an on duty officer of fire service control room, told New Age that the dead body of a young man aged…

January 18, 2015 · 0 comments · National
Miss Lebanon in hot water after selfie with Miss Israel

Miss Lebanon in hot water after selfie with Miss Israel

A Israeli beauty queen’s selfie has caused a stir in Lebanon, with some Lebanese saying their country’s contestant at the Miss Universe pageant should be stripped of her title for consorting with the enemy, reports Reuters…

January 18, 2015 · 0 comments · Entertainment
AB de Villiers smashes fastest ODI hundred in 31 balls

AB de Villiers smashes fastest ODI hundred in 31 balls

South African AB de Villiers smashed the fastest ever one-day century in 31 balls against the West Indies at The Wanderers on…

January 18, 2015 · 0 comments · Cricket, Sports
Prime minister Sheikh Hasina. – New Age file photo

PM orders hunting down petrol bomb makers, throwers

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Sunday directed the police administration to hunt down the petrol bomb makers and throwers, and those responsible for…

January 18, 2015 · 0 comments · National

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January 18, 2015 · 0 comments · National
Home minister Asaduzzaman Khan

Situation still not ripe to call in troops: home minister

The state minister for home affairs, Asaduzzaman Khan, on Sunday said the law enforcers under his ministry like the Police, Rapid Action Battalion, Border Guard Bangladesh and Ansar were enough to…

January 18, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics
Hockey legend Jummon Lusai dies

Hockey legend Jummon Lusai dies

Local hockey legend Jummon Lusai died at the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University this afternoon. Lusai, 55, had been under life support since Friday when…

January 18, 2015 · 0 comments · Other Games, Sports
Poultry sector face loss of Tk 600 crore for blockade in 14 days

Poultry sector face loss of Tk 600 crore for blockade in 14 days

The country’s poultry sector experienced a gross loss of Tk 500 to 600 crore due to countrywide blockade during the last 14 days…

January 18, 2015 · 0 comments · Business
Tk 1 and Tk 2 bills and coins to be discarded

Tk 1 and Tk 2 bills and coins to be discarded

The government would discard notes and coins of Tk 1 and Tk 2 denominations, said finance minister AMA Muhith…

January 18, 2015 · 0 comments · Business

NU admission test results announced

About two lakh students were selected to get enrolled in the first year of different honours programmes at various colleges under National University, according to…

January 18, 2015 · 0 comments · National
Listen to women more, don’t be macho, Pope tells men

Listen to women more, don’t be macho, Pope tells men

Pope Francis said on Sunday men should listen to women’s ideas more and not be male chauvinists as he made impromptu remarks during a youth rally at a co-ed Catholic university…

January 18, 2015 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International
The entrance of the International Criminal Court. — Reuters file photo

Israel lobbies foreign powers to cut ICC funding

Israel is lobbying member-states of the International Criminal Court to cut funding for the tribunal in response to its launch of an inquiry into possible war crimes in the…

January 18, 2015 · 0 comments · International, Middle East
Unidentified people set fire to a bus near Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban in Dhaka on Sunday on the 13th day of Bangladesh Nationalist Party enforced blockade that left three Eden College students injured. — Sanaul Haque

One killed as blockade runs thru 13th day

A truck driver’s assistant was killed in Barisal early Sunday, the 13th straight day of non-stop nationwide blockade enforced by Bangladesh Nationalist Party-led alliance…

January 18, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

5 including cop injured in Comilla AL-BNP clash

At least five people including a policeman were injured during a clash between the activists of ruling Awami League and Bangladesh Nationalist Party at Liberty intersection…

January 18, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Court denies bail again to suspended SCC mayor Arif Chy

A District and Sessions Judge’s Court in Habiganj on Sunday again turned down the bail plea of suspended Sylhet mayor Ariful Haque Chowdhury, now in custody, in the former…

January 18, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics
Nepal cuts fuel prices

Nepal cuts fuel prices

Nepal Oil Corporation has slashed on Sunday the prices of petroleum products as global prices fell. The new prices will be effective from…

January 18, 2015 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
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Biswa Ijtema concludes with Akheri Munajat

The second phase of Biswa Ijtema, the second largest congregation of the Muslims after hajj pilgrimage, concluded today (Sunday) with Akheri Munajat (final prayers) attended by millions of people at…

January 18, 2015 · 0 comments · National
India asks PIA to dispose of its Delhi office

India asks PIA to dispose of its Delhi office

The authorities in India asked Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) to “dispose of” its properties in Delhi as their purchase was…

January 18, 2015 · 0 comments · Business

Fog disrupts flight operation at Shahjalal airport

Dense fog disrupted flight operations at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in the capital on Sunday. A flight of Turkish Airlines (TK 713) was diverted to Kolkata of India after…

January 18, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Brazil, Netherlands recall Indonesia ambassadors after executions

Brazil and the Netherlands recalled their ambassadors in Indonesia after the Southeast Asian nation ignored their pleas for clemency and executed six prisoners for drug offences…

January 18, 2015 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International

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