Archive for February, 2015

Iraq to track down antiquities after IS museum rampage

Islamic State militants who destroyed priceless antiquities from the northern Iraqi city of Mosul have kept some artefacts to sell, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Saturday, vowing to prevent the radical Islamists from smuggling them to market…

February 28, 2015 · 0 comments · International, Middle East
India's batsmen Rohit Sharma (L) and Virat Kohli embrace after defeating United Arab Emirates at their Cricket World Cup match in Perth on Saturday.--  Reuters photo

India cruise to easy win over UAE in Perth

Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin claimed four wickets to lead a strong Indian bowling performance as the defending champions eased to a nine-wicket victory over the United Arab Emirates in a World Cup Pool B encounter in Perth on Saturday…

February 28, 2015 · 0 comments · ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

2 more firebomb victims die

Two more firebomb victims lost their fight for survival at the burn unit of Dhaka Medical College Hospital on Sunday…

February 28, 2015 · 0 comments · National
SSC exams shifted again

SSC exams shifted again

The education ministry on Saturday deferred the Sunday’s Secondary School Certificate and equivalent examinations to March 14 and suspended the examination…

February 28, 2015 · 0 comments · National
Cargo train completes first trip between China, Europe

Cargo train completes first trip between China, Europe

Shoppers in Yiwu in China will be able to buy Spanish products such as olive oil at affordable prices this Monday after a cargo train linking the city…

February 28, 2015 · 0 comments · National

US ready to assist BD to probe Avijit killing

The United States has said it stands ready to assist Bangladesh to investigate blogger Avijit Roy killing case if Bangladesh government wants…

February 28, 2015 · 0 comments · National
Abdul Latif Siddique

Latif Siddiqui suffers heart attack, shifted to BSMMU CCU

Former minister for telecommunications Abdul Latif Siddiqui has been shifted to the coronary care unit of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University on Sunday morning…

February 28, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Pro-BNP panel bags majority 20 posts in Dhaka Bar election

Bangladesh Nationalist Party-backed panel lawyers bagged 20 out of 25 executive posts in the Dhaka Bar association election…

February 28, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

BNP-led alliance’s blockade enters 54th day

The countrywide indefinite transport blockade, enforced by the BNP-led alliance entered the 54th day on Saturday…

February 28, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Huge explosive ingredients, bombs recovered in Chittagong

Members of Rapid Action Battalion recovered a huge cache of firearms, explosive making materials and hand bombs from a building at Halishahar in the port city…

February 28, 2015 · 0 comments · National
Family members meet Kamaruzzaman

Family members meet Kamaruzzaman

Family members of death row convict Jamaat leader Kamaruzzaman visited him inside the Dhaka Central Jail in the capital on Saturday morning….

February 28, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Man dies of suffocation in Purana Paltan building fire

A man died of suffocation as a fire broke out at a multi-storeyed building at Purana Paltan in the city on early Saturday…

February 28, 2015 · 0 comments · National
Russian opposition leader Nemtsov shot dead in Moscow

Russian opposition leader Nemtsov shot dead in Moscow

Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, an outspoken critic of President Vladimir Putin and Russia’s involvement in the war in Ukraine, was shot dead…

February 28, 2015 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
New Zealand's Trent Boult (C) celebrates with his team mates after taking six wickets against Australia in their Cricket World Cup match in Auckland, February 28, 2015- REUTERS photo

Williamson six gives Kiwis one wicket victory

New Zealand pace bowler Trent Boult destroyed a powerful Australia batting lineup with an astonishing display of left-arm swing bowling in the cricket World Cup…

Ganajagaran Mancha brings out a procession carrying torches in Dhaka  Friday evening protesting at the gruesome killing of 
writer Avijit Roy. — New Age photo

Avijit murder bears extremist hallmark

People from different walks of life condemned the killing of writer and blogger Avijit Roy and said that communal forces and extremists had made free-thinking activists their targets time and again but the government had failed to bring the perpetrators to justice…

February 28, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

Fresh spell of 72hrs hartal from Sunday

Two more victims of blockade-hartal violence died while an opposition activist was killed in clashes with police on Friday as stray incidents of bomb attack marked the 53rd day of the transport blockade which is apparently dying down…

February 28, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

Govt likely to sign new deal to build third seaport

The government plans to sign a memo with a Chinese state firm soon to develop Payra sea port in Patuakhali.
The Prime Minister’s Office recently asked finance and shipping ministries to go ahead with the plan as at least three Chinese state-owned companies…

February 28, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
South African captain AB de Villiers hits a six during their ICC World Cup match against West Indies at the Sydney Cricket Ground on 
Friday. — AFP photo

De Villiers carnage drives SA to record win

South Africa captain AB de Villiers hammered the second-fastest century in World Cup history as he led his side to a crushing 257-run victory over the West Indies at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday…

Govt creates awards for civil servants

The government has created annual Public Administration Awards for officers posted at national and district levels to encourage creative drive and speedy implementation of development plans…

February 28, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

US calls for due process to deal with Khaleda

The United States hopes due process will be followed after a special court in Dhaka issued arrest warrant for Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia, a top U.S. diplomat for South Asia said on Thursday…

February 28, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

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