Archive for January 20th, 2015

Khaleda to stand for trial as a ‘killer’: Hasina

Prime minister and Leader of the House Sheikh Hasina today said BNP chief Begum Khaleda Zia would have to stand for trial as a ‘killer’ for killing innocent people for her personal interest, reports Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha…

January 20, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Raushon backs PM in stemming violence

Terming the on-going blockade enforced by Bangladesh Nationalist Party as ‘terrorism and violence’, opposition leader in parliament…

January 20, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

National Broadcasting Law to be finalised in six months: Inu

The minister for information, Hasanul Haq Inu, on Tuesday informed parliament that the National Broadcasting Law would be finalised within the next six months…

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HC asks govt to explain why Hindu woman won’t be allowed to divorce

The High Court on Tuesday issued a rule on the government asking it to explain why a Hindu woman would not be allowed to divorce her husband…

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Egypt’s el-Sissi says right to protest is exaggerated

Egypt’s president Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi says those questioning his government about human rights are ignoring the fact that his country of 90 million lacks…

January 20, 2015 · 0 comments · International, Middle East

Juba League man stabbed dead in Jessore

A local activist of Awami Juba League was stabbed to death by unidentified miscreants at Kathaltala in Manirampur of Jessore…

January 20, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics
A New Age file photo shows, pickets start fire to enforce hartal in Dhaka.

48-hr hartal in Dhaka, Khulna divisions

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party-led alliance is set to enforce a 48-hour general strike in Dhaka and Khulna divisions from Wednesday alongside its ongoing blockade programme, protesting the incidents of…

January 20, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Minister demands Khaleda’s arrest

The minister for relief and disaster management, Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya, on Tuesday demanded arrest of Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia for creating anarchy across…

January 20, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics
India counts more tigers, credits conservation

India counts more tigers, credits conservation

India’s latest tiger census shows a sharp increase in the number of the endangered cats in the wild, raising hopes that conservation efforts are working…

January 20, 2015 · 0 comments · International, South Asia

Opposition turns violent inside Nepal parliament, on streets

Opposition politicians threw chairs and attacked the parliamentary speaker during a violent general strike in Nepal on Tuesday that was aimed at blocking the government from…

January 20, 2015 · 0 comments · International, South Asia

Japanese PM vows to save Islamic State group hostages

The Islamic State group threatened to kill two Japanese hostages Tuesday unless they receive $200 million in 72 hours, directly demanding the ransom from Japan’s premier during his visit to the…

January 20, 2015 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International

DLA protests BERC hearing for energy price hike

Democratic Left Alliance, a combine of eight left leaning political parties, on Tuesday went out on demonstrations outside the Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission Kawran Bazar in the city when the commission was holding mass hearing to rise electricity price…

January 20, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Another Mithapukur arson attack victim dies at Dhaka CMH

A woman, who suffered burn injuries in a petrol bomb attack on a bus by pickets in Mithapukur of Rangpur on January 14, died at Dhaka Combined Military Hospital early Tuesday…

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Govt declares bounty to catch arson attackers: Asad

State Minister for Home Affairs, Asaduzzaman Khan, on Tuesday said the government will offer bounties for any information leading to identifying arson and bomb attackers, so that police can arrest…

January 20, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

BSF detains Bangladeshi at Thakurgaon

Border Security Force of India had detained a Bangladeshi citizen from Paria frontier pillar 386 of Baliadanghi in Thakurgaon at Monday night about 11:30pm…

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Crude bomb blast at DU

A crude bomb went off and another one remained unexploded inside the arts faculty building of Dhaka University on Tuesday during the non-stop…

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Five to walk gallows for killing school boy in Jamalpur

Additional District and Sessions court on Tuesday sentenced five people to death for killing a school boy in the district town in…

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Pope announces first African trip

Pope Francis announced Monday he will make his first visit to Africa later this year with stops in Uganda and the restive Central African…

January 20, 2015 · 0 comments · International, Other World News

Political impasses not unusual in Bangladesh: Hanif

Mahabub-Ul-Alam Hanif on Tuesday said his party Awami League does not deem the current political impasse as a crisis and that the situation should not…

January 20, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Arrest warrant issued for Tarique, Fakhrul for ‘slanderous comments’

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Court on Tuesday issued arrest of warrants for Tarique Rahman, senior vice-president of Bangladesh Nationalist Party and its…

January 20, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

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