Archive for January 21st, 2015

4 injured in crude bombs go off at TSC

At least four people were injured when unidentified people blasted four crude bombs opposite to Rokeya Hall near Teacher-Student Centre of Dhaka University on Wednesday evening…

January 21, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Pakistan arrests local IS commander

Pakistani security forces have arrested a man they believe is the commander of the Islamic State group in the country as well as two accomplices involved in recruiting and sending fighters to Syria, intelligence sources said on Wednesday…

January 21, 2015 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
Prime minister Sheikh Hasina. New Age photo

Police to investigate Khaleda’s link with subversive acts, PM tells JS

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Wednesday told parliament that law enforcing agencies would investigate the link of Khaleda Zia with the recent subversive activities and take step whether she would be charged in this connection…

January 21, 2015 · 1 comment · National, Politics

Filmmakers, artistes oppose import, screening of Hindi films

Different associations of Bangladesh film industry organised a rally in front of the National Press Club on Wednesday morning in protest of commercial release…

January 21, 2015 · 0 comments · National

DMP chief claim identifying ‘anarchists’, raids on

Dhaka Metropolitan Police commissioner Asaduzzaman Miah on Wednesday said they have already identified the bombers, their financers and patrons and raids have…

January 21, 2015 · 0 comments · National

3 injured in mysterious blast in Lalbagh house

A Youngman and his two minor nephew and niece were injured in a mysterious explosion at a house on 31 Dhakeshwari Road on Lalbagh in…

January 21, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Law enforcers given free hand to kill people, alleges BNP

BNP joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi on Wednesday alleged that the government has given law enforcers a free hand for committing crimes against humanity, such as, covert killings and…

January 21, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics
Teacher’s bus torched at Jagannath Univ

Teacher’s bus torched at Jagannath Univ

Unidentified people on Wednesday set a a teachers’ bus of Jagganath University on Old Dhaka…

January 21, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics
Muslim scholars urge UN to outlaw ‘contempt’ of religions

Muslim scholars urge UN to outlaw ‘contempt’ of religions

A leading Islamic organisation has called on the United Nations to make “contempt of religions” illegal and urged the West to protect Muslim communities following the attack on…

January 21, 2015 · 0 comments · International, Middle East

China says its gender imbalance ‘most serious’ in the world

Chinese health authorities on Wednesday described the gender imbalance among newborns as ‘the most serious and prolonged’ in the world, a direct ramification…

January 21, 2015 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International

Witness testifies against Hachhen Razakar

Prosecution witness, Badhan Chakrabarty, on Wednesday told the International Crimes Tribunal-1 that absconding Razakar bahini commander, Syed Md Hasan alias Hachhen gunned down his paternal uncle Jibon Thakur and another person, Kamini Ghosh, of neighbouring village, during the Liberation War in 1971…

January 21, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Over 7,000 arrested since Jan 6: Amu

The minister for industries, Amir Hossain Amu, on Wednesday said a number of 7,015 people mostly activists of Bangladesh Nationalist Party and Jamaat-e-Islami have been arrested…

January 21, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

US committed to resettling refugees: Anne C Richard

The visiting US assistant secretary of state for population, refugees, and migration, Anne C Richard, on Wednesday said her country is committed to resettling refugees who cannot return home saying it wants to expand partnership with Bangladesh. ‘We look forward to expanding our partnership with Bangladesh in the years to come,’ she said adding the current situation regarding refugee issue […]

January 21, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Myanmar monk’s UN whore rant ‘could hurt Buddhism’

A Myanmar Buddhist monk who called a UN human rights envoy a ‘whore’ has violated his monastic code and could damage his religion, another prominent monk said on Tuesday…

January 21, 2015 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International
US president Barack Obama.-  Reuters file photo

Obama says US, not China, must write trade rules

The US president, Barack Obama, said on Tuesday the United States and not China must write trade rules for Asia and called on Congress to give the White House a…

January 21, 2015 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International

Court issues arrest warrant for Prothom Alo editor

A Jhalakati court on Wednesday issued warrants for the arrest of Prothom Alo editor Matiur Rahman and its photographer for skipping its order thrice to appear before it in a case of hurting…

January 21, 2015 · 0 comments · National

BSF shoot two Bangladeshi along Lalmonirhat border

Indian Border Security Force shot two Bangladeshi cattle traders at Khengti Dangapara along Burimari border in Patgram of Lalmonirhat early Wednesday…

January 21, 2015 · 0 comments · National

CEOs say US more attractive to investors than China

Amid growing concerns over the global economy, the United States has overtaken China as the No. 1 investment destination among chief executives around the world, a survey found Tuesday. That’s the first time the U.S. has topped the list since accounting and consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers, or PwC, first started asking the question five years ago. Global investors appear encouraged by […]

January 21, 2015 · 0 comments · International
Toyota remains top in global vehicle sales, beats VW, GM

Toyota remains top in global vehicle sales, beats VW, GM

Toyota Motor Corp stayed at the top in global vehicle sales in 2014, but is pessimistic about this year…

January 21, 2015 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International
Miscreants set fire to a pickup van in Gazipur during a 48-hour general strike sponsored by BNP-led coalition in Dhaka and Khulna divisions on Wednesday. — New Age photo

Arson attack marks blockade; hartal underway in Dhaka, Khulna

At least one person received burn injury and five others were injured in bus arson in Barisal early Wednesday during the countrywide non-stop blockade enforced by…

January 21, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

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