Archive for January, 2015

Overstretched field admin struggles to maintain order

The field administrations, including the police, seem to have been overstretched struggling to tackle political violence, which is adversely affecting their routine duties with the situation showing little signs of easing…

January 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

6 burnt in bus arsons in city

At least six people were badly burnt as miscreants hurled firebombs at two buses at Khilgaon and Mirpur in the capital on Friday as a spate of arson attacks across the country marked the 25th day of the nonstop blockade enforced by the BNP-led alliance since January 6…

January 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

Govt plans to slash export subsidy on RMG

The government is planning a 25 per cent slash in export incentives on readymade garments at a time the sector faces setback in retaining its global market share and struggles to cope with non-stop blockades and hartals…

January 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

Pakistan declines to write off penalty on default loan

Islamabad has declined to write-off penalty worth $30,99,825 Dhaka owes it for the failure of a state owned sugar mill to repay its founding loan…

Daughter of Ittefaq’s ex-editor killed in apartment

Daughter of former editor of daily Ittefaq Akhterul Alam was killed inside her apartment in the capital’s Rampura Mahanagar project area…

January 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

New law to block union rights in power sector

The government is planning to enact a law depriving workers of their right to trade union in the power sector, officials said…

January 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

Thai officials prosecuted for human trafficking

More than a dozen Thai government officials – including senior policemen and a navy officer – are being prosecuted for human trafficking, junta officials said Friday, as they vowed ‘zero tolerance’ of the trade…

Bomb attack at Pak mosque kills 60

A powerful bomb tore through a busy Shiite mosque in southern Pakistan on Friday, killing more than 60 people in the country’s deadliest sectarian attack in nearly two years…

January 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, International, South Asia

Eight more bodies recovered

Eight bodies out of more than two dozens of missing Malaysia-bound job seekers were recovered till Friday afternoon after a trawler sank in the Bay of Bengal near Kudiartek point of Kutubdia island of Cox’s Bazar district early morning Thursday…

January 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Back Page

Clashes in Egypt’s Sinai after jihadists kill 30

Egypt’s army clashed with jihadists in Sinai Friday, leaving two children dead as president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi flew home to deal with a wave of militant attacks that killed at least 30 people…

January 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Back Page

Withdraw blockade or face starvation

Staff Correspondent
The shipping minister, Shajahan Khan, on Friday threatened to cut off connections of al utility services to BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia’s Gulshan office unless she withdrew the ongoing blockade before the beginning of the Secondary School Certificate examinations on February 2…

January 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Back Page, National, Politics

13 petrol bombs recovered

Rapid Action Battalion members recovered 13 petrol bombs from a house in Lakshmipura area Gazipur on Friday.
Tipped off, a team of RAB-1 conducted a drive in the house of one Sagar and recovered the petrol bombs early Friday…

January 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Back Page, National

Two temples torched

Unidentified miscreants torched two Hindu temples at Kumarkhali in Nazirpur of Pirojpur early Friday.
Chinmay Majumdar said he saw fire coming out of the Kali Temple at his house around 2:00am and raised an alarm.
Later, locals rushed in and doused the blaze…

January 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Back Page, National

Two temples torched

Unidentified miscreants torched two Hindu temples at Kumarkhali in Nazirpur of Pirojpur early Friday.
Chinmay Majumdar said he saw fire coming out of the Kali Temple at his house around 2:00am and raised an alarm.
Later, locals rushed in and doused the blaze…

January 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Back Page, National

Man found dead in Barisal hotel

A man was found dead at a residential hotel in the city on Friday.
Police recovered the body of Nizamul Islam, 54, son of Adam Ali of Abakash in Kawnia road of the city, from Hotel Melody Agarpur road at noon…

January 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Back Page, National
Gana Forum president Kamal Hossain and Nagarik Oikya convener Mahmudur Rahman Manna meet BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia at her Gulshan office in Dhaka on Friday.— New Age photo

Kamal, Manna meet Khaleda

The Gana Forum president, Kamal Hossain, and the Nagarik Oikya convener, Mahmudur Rahman Manna, met the Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson, Khaleda Zia, at her Gulshan office on Friday evening to console her at her youngest son Arafat Rahman’s death…

January 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Back Page, National, Politics

Another youth found ‘shot dead’ in city

Another unidentified young man was found dead from a bullet wound in the capital’s Rupnagar area on Friday.
Police recovered the body, aged around 30, in yellow T-shirt and blue jeans, at Beribadh area under Rupnagar…

January 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Back Page, National

3 cops detained on extortion charge, released

Shahbagh police on Friday afternoon released three plainclothes cops detained on charge of extortion on early Friday from Shahbagh area…

January 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Back Page, National

11 killed in road accidents

At least 11 people were killed and 10 others were injured in separate road accidents in Jhenaidah, Munshiganj, Brahmanbaria and Sylhet on Friday…

January 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Inner Pages, National

3 JCD men arrested on charge of arson

Detectives of Dhaka district police said that they arrested three activists of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal, the Bangladesh Nationalist Party-backed student organisation, on early Firday on allegation of arson attack on a bus burned two people in the last week…

January 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Inner Pages, National

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