Archive for March 2nd, 2015

Female overseas job seekers’ registration begins Thursday

The government would on Thursday begin division-wise registration of female workers aspiring to get overseas jobs, Bureau of Manpower, Employment and Training…

March 2, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Dhaka, Delhi to expand regional, sub-regional cooperation

Bangladesh and India on Monday agreed to expand cooperation in regional, sub-regional and international areas taking the bilateral ties to a…

March 2, 2015 · 0 comments · National

7 buses vandalised for extortion in Munshiganj

Miscreants vandalised seven buses and confined a bus along with the driver for refusing to pay them money in extortion on…

March 2, 2015 · 0 comments · National

We want more cooperation from Bangladesh: S Jaishankar

Newly appointed Indian foreign secretary S Jaishankar has said his country seeks more cooperation from neighbouring Bangladesh. ‘We want more cooperation from…

March 2, 2015 · 1 comment · National, Politics

2 Maheskhali war crimes suspect sent to jail

International Crimes Tribunal-2 on Monday sent two Maheskhali war crimes suspects, Salamat Ullah Khan, 80, and Md Rashid Mia, 83, to jail…

March 2, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Qatar to recruit 50,000 workers in 2 months: Minister

Expatriates welfare and overseas employment minister, Khandker Mosharraf Hossain, on Monday said that Qatar approved 50,000 work permits for Bangladeshi workers who will be recruited in two months…

March 2, 2015 · 0 comments · National
Why blockade not ‘unconstitutional’, HC asks govt

Why blockade not ‘unconstitutional’, HC asks govt

The High Court on Monday directed the government to explain in four weeks why blockade would not be declared ‘unconstitutional’ and that its lack of concern to…

March 2, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics
Farabi Shafiur Rahman. — Sony Ramany

Farabi arrested in Avijit murder case

Members of Rapid Action Battalion arrested Shafiur Rahman Farabi on suspicion of his involvement in killing writer and blogger…

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WAR CRIMES TRIAL: Two Netrakona ‘Razakars’ indicted

The International Crimes Tribunal-1 on Monday indicted two Netrakona war crimes suspects – Md Obaidul Huq alias Taher and Ataur Rahman Nani on…

March 2, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Dhaka-Sylhet-Chittagong train services resume after five hours

Train services of Dhaka and Chittagong with Sylhet resumed after a suspension for about five and half hours due to the derailment of an oil tanker at Rashidpur in Shayestaganj of…

March 2, 2015 · 0 comments · National
Chinese relatives of passengers aboard missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 pray at the Thean Hou temple in Kuala Lumpur, March 1, 2015. — Reuters photo

Hunt for missing MH370 jet may be called off soon: Australia

The search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 cannot go on forever, Australia’s deputy prime minister said, and discussions are already under way…

March 2, 2015 · 0 comments · International

Stray incidents mark hartal, blockade

The second day of the latest round of 72-hour general strike and the 56th day of non-stop transport blockade across the country sponsored by Bangladesh Nationalist Party-led alliance were underway amid scattered incidents…

March 2, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

More than 30 arrested as Hong Kong anti-China protesters scuffle with police

More than 30 people were arrested as a group of about 400 demonstrators in Hong Kong clashed with police in the latest sign of tensions caused by China’s influence in the city…

March 2, 2015 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International
Kerry to defend Israel as Netanyahu readies critique of Iran talks

Kerry to defend Israel as Netanyahu readies critique of Iran talks

US Secretary of State John Kerry will defend Israel at a UN human rights body on Monday as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu prepares to criticise…

March 2, 2015 · 0 comments · International

Islamic State releases 19 Syrian Christians

The Islamic State group released at least 19 Christians on Sunday who were among the more than 220 people the militants took captive in northeastern Syria last week…

March 2, 2015 · 0 comments · International

Knifemen on the prowl

Trials in the cases filed after the killing of blogger Ahmed Rajib Haidar Shovon and attack on his fellow Asif Mohiuddin in 2013 are yet to start two years into the incidents that had triggered huge protests…

March 2, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Unidentified people set fire to two parked buses at Gulistan in Dhaka on Sunday during Bangladesh Nationalist Party-led alliance enforced strike. — Ali Hossain Mintu

Blockade-hartal turns violent after evening

The ongoing blockade, coupled with hartal, suddenly turned violent after evening in the capital and elsewhere, with a spate of arson attack on vehicles and crude bomb blasts, which left a television reporter with burn injuries, on Sunday…

March 2, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
People in Kolkata protest against the brutal killing of Bangladeshi- American blogger Avijit Roy in Dhaka on Sunday. — AP/PTI Photo

Dhaka agrees to engage FBI

The government has responded positively to the US offer to engage Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to find out the killers of the writer and blogger Avijit Roy…

March 2, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

Court allows police to search Khaleda’s office

A Dhaka metropolitan magistrate on Sunday allowed the police to search Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia’s Gulshan officer, where she was staying since January 3…

March 2, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

Pakistan survive big scare

Shahid Afridi gave his fans very little chance to wish him on his 35th birthday, falling to a second ball duck to a Sean Williams delivery that left him completely perplexed…

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