Archive for January 28th, 2015

Khaleda expresses gratitude to all for offering condolences

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia on Wednesday expressed her deep gratitude to the people of all walks of life for offering their condolences to her following the death of her younger son Arafat Rahman Koko and joining his janaza, United News of Bangladesh…

January 28, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics
BNP calls 24-hr strike in Dhaka city for Thursday

BNP calls 24-hr strike in Dhaka city for Thursday

Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Wednesday called a 24-hour general strike in Dhaka metropolitan city for Thursday protesting filing cases against its chairperson Khaleda Zia, and…

January 28, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Defence lawyer seeks apology, Jamaat-Shibir leaders given time

Condemned war crimes convict and Jamaat-e-Islami leader ATM Azharul Islam’s defence lawyer M Tajul Islam on Wednesday sought unconditional apology to the International Crimes Tribunal-1 for his…

January 28, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Pro-BNP civil society members for national government to resolve impasse

A group of pro-Bangladesh Nationalist Party civil society members on Wednesday called upon all political parties to be united to form ‘a government of national unity’ in a bid to administer and take charge…

January 28, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Verdict in Zubair murder case on Feb 4

A Dhaka speedy trial tribunal is scheduled to deliver verdict in the murder case of Jahangirnagar University student Zubair Ahmed on February 4…

January 28, 2015 · 0 comments · National
Primie minister Sheikh Hasina addresses senior officials of Bangladesh Police at her office in Dhaka on Wednesday on the occasion of Police Week 2015. — BSS photo

Take any action required to maintain order, PM asks police

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Wednesday asked the police force to take any action to be deemed necessary to keep the country’s law and order situation under control…

January 28, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics
Israel violated rules of war in strikes on Gaza homes: Rights group

Israel violated rules of war in strikes on Gaza homes: Rights group

A majority of Palestinians killed in dozens of Israeli attacks on Gaza homes in the 2014 war with Hamas were women, minors or the elderly, and some of the strikes violated the rules of…

January 28, 2015 · 0 comments · International, Middle East
Daily Runner editor Manjurul Alam dies

Daily Runner editor Manjurul Alam dies

RM Manjurul Alam Tutul, editor of Jessore-based vernacular Daily Runner, died of cardiac arrest at around 9:30am on…

January 28, 2015 · 0 comments · National
Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid. New Age file photo

SSC exams as per schedule: Nahid

The minister for education, Nurul Islam Nahid, on Wednesday declared that the authorities are set to hold SSC exams as scheduled…

January 28, 2015 · 0 comments · Politics
Dhaka Central Jail moves to Keraniganj

Dhaka Central Jail moves to Keraniganj

Dhaka Central Jail, now housed at Lalbagh in the capital, will move to Keraniganj by June this year as the construction works of the new jail have already been…

January 28, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Textile worker gang raped in Narsingdi

A group of criminals gang raped a teenaged textile worker at Baghata in Narsingdi Tuesday night. The victim, 17, is a worker of a textile mill…

January 28, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Shamsuzzaman Dudu on 2-day remand

Dhaka Metropolitan magistrate court on Wednesday permits police to take Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson’s adviser Shamsuzzaman Dudu, on a 2-day remand…

January 28, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Rajshahi college teacher killed in ‘shootout’

A college teacher of Islamia Degree College was killed in a ‘shootout’ with Detective Branch of Rajshahi Metropolitan Police on early Wednesday…

January 28, 2015 · 1 comment · National
Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association and top chambers of the country organized a human chain protesting blockade and general strike programmes and urging all to resolve the standoff on Wednesday in front of BGMEA office in the city. — Sanaul Haque

BGMEA, top chambers urge govt, other parties to resolve standoff

Urging the major political parties to resolve the current impasse, Bangladesh’s apparel manufacturers and their allied industries expressed grave concerns over the standoff which they said is destroying national economy…

January 28, 2015 · 2 comments · Business, National

23rd day of blockade underway amid stray incidents

The countrywide indefinite blockade, enforced by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party-led alliance, is underway around the country on Wednesday with stray incidents…

January 28, 2015 · 0 comments · Politics

9 killed as gunmen storm luxury hotel in Libyan capital

Heavily armed gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in Tripoli favoured by Libyan officials and visiting delegations on Tuesday, killing at least nine people, including foreigners, before blowing themselves up with a grenade…

January 28, 2015 · 0 comments · International, Middle East

Suspected robber killed in ‘shootout’ at Satkhira

A suspected robber was killed in a ‘shootout’ at Avaytala of Patkelghata in Satkhira on early Wednesday…

January 28, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Japan’s Abe calls latest hostage deadline ‘despicable’

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed outrage and demanded Wednesday that Islamic State extremists release a Japanese journalist, as secret talks in Jordan sought the release of the Japanese and a Jordanian pilot also being held hostage…

January 28, 2015 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International

China’s yuan breaks into the world’s top five as payment currency

China’s yuan broke into the top five as a world payment currency in November, overtaking the Canadian dollar and the Australian dollar, global transaction services organisation SWIFT said on Wednesday…

January 28, 2015 · 0 comments · International, South Asia

2 more die as blockade rolls into 4th week

The countrywide indefinite blockade, enforced by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party-led alliance, rolled into its fourth week on Tuesday with two more burn victims losing their battle for lives in the capital and Rangpur and a pro-blockade activist killed allegedly by a truck…

January 28, 2015 · 1 comment · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

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