Archive for March 1st, 2015

Irfan bounces Zimbabwe out as Pakistan claim first win

Irfan bounces Zimbabwe out as Pakistan claim first win

Mohammad Irfan extracted steep bounce from the Gabba pitch to pick up four wickets as Pakistan secured their first victory at the World Cup by beating Zimbabwe by…

Two war crimes suspects arrested in Maheshkhali

Two war crimes suspects of Maheskhali in Cox’s Bazar were arrested Sunday afternoon, hours after the International Crimes Tribunal-2 on Sunday issued warrant of arrest against…

March 1, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Remain alert to protect constitution, maintain democracy, PM tells army

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Sunday asked the armed forces to always remain alert like other forces of the country to protect the sacred constitution and maintain the…

March 1, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics
Netanyahu heads to Washington for Congress speech

Netanyahu heads to Washington for Congress speech

Israel’s prime minister says he is delivering a contentious speech to the U.S. Congress out of a “deep and genuine concern” for Israel’s security.

March 1, 2015 · 0 comments · International, Middle East

Khaleda may not appear in trial court on March 4

Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia will not appear in the trial court which had issued arrest warrant for her in two graft cases until the High Court disposes of her petition that sought transfer of…

March 1, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Dohar man to die for killing sister-in-law

The Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal-5 on Sunday sentenced a man to death for killing his sister-in-law after…

March 1, 2015 · 0 comments · National
Shell shocked Ajay Roy touches the coffin of his slain son Avijit Roy after it was taken to Aparajeya Bangla at Dhaka University on Sunday to pave way people to show their last respect. — Sony Ramany

Avijit’s body handed over to DMC

The body of Avijit Roy, founder of Mukto-Mona blog, was handed over to Dhaka Medical College for study after people paid their last respect to…

March 1, 2015 · 0 comments · National
India’s ruling party forms coalition government in Kashmir

India’s ruling party forms coalition government in Kashmir

India’s ruling party on Sunday formed a coalition government in Kashmir, marking the first time the Hindu nationalist party will hold a leadership position in…

March 1, 2015 · 0 comments · International, South Asia

UGC for continuing classes, exams in all universities

University Grants Commission on Sunday urged all the public and private universities to continue their classes and examinations immediately amid nationwide general strike and non-stop blockade, enforced by…

March 1, 2015 · 0 comments · National
India hikes grant to Nepal

India hikes grant to Nepal

India has increased grant aid to Nepal by 40 percent to Indian Rupees 4.2 billion (Rs 6.72 billion) in the annual budget for 2015-16 presented on Saturday, reports Nepal’s web news portal ekantipur.com.

March 1, 2015 · 0 comments · International, South Asia

Thirimanne, Sangakkara score tons to thrash England

Lahiru Thirimanne and Kumar Sangakkara both scored centuries as Sri Lanka posted the highest successful run chase at Wellington Regional Stadium for a nine-wicket victory…

Stray incidents mark 1st day hartal, 55th day blockade

The first day of 72-hour intermittent general strike and the 55th day of non-stop blockade across the country sponsored by Bangladesh Nationalist Party-led alliance were underway…

March 1, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Obama, Netanyahu on collision course 6 years in the making

For six years, President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have been on a collision course over how to halt Iran’s nuclear ambitions…

Unidentified people set fire to a number of vehicles at Mouchak crossing in Dhaka on Saturday evening on the eve of another 
72-hour strike enforced by Bangladesh Nationalist Party-led alliance. — New Age photo

Spate of arson attacks on transports

At least seven vehicles were burnt in a spate of arson attacks in Dhaka and Narayanganj as two more arson victims died in hospital on Saturday, the 54th day of the opposition alliance’s nonstop blockade…

March 1, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Ganajagaran Mancha holds sit-in Shahbagh in Dhaka on Saturday, protesting at the killing of writer Avijit Roy. — New Age photo

Police yet to identify Avijit’s killers

The police have yet to find any clues to establish the identities of the killers of writer and blogger Avijit Roy and the investigation into the grisly murder has hardly made any progress although the nature of the crime and its target suggests militant links…

March 1, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

New Delhi seeks extension on trade agreement for 5 years

New Delhi has proposed Dhaka renew the existing Indo-Bangla bilateral trade agreement for five years keeping the contents in the deal unchanged, a senior trade official in the commerce ministry said…

March 1, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

Khaleda asks leaders to communicate with activists

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson, Khaleda Zia, has asked her party leaders to keep in touch with the leaders and activists repressed by the government during the ongoing anti-government movement…

March 1, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

Paks seek inspiration from 1992

Hotel Sofitel in Brisbane central has become famous in Bangladesh thanks to paceman Al-Amin Hossain, who left it late night to meet a man and was caught by the ICC’s anti-corruption body ACSU to be thrown out of the World Cup…

Apparel leaders pressing govt to meet demands

Associations of the country’s apparel sector are pressing the government to address around two and a half dozen issues which they say have been hampering their business, officials said…

March 1, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
RAB seizes explosives from port city, 3 nabbed

RAB seizes explosives from port city, 3 nabbed

Rapid Action Battalion on Saturday morning seized 150 kg of explosives, half kg of gunpowder, 76 handmade bombs, 30 bomb making tools, and 24 bullets from a flat at Basudhara Residential Area under Halishahar police station in the port city…

March 1, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National

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