Archive for March 5th, 2015

FBI team arrives

FBI team arrives

A four-member team of US Federal Bureau of Investigation on Thursday reached Dhaka to help the investigations into the murder of writer-blogger Avijit Roy…

March 5, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Two Germans to be caned, jailed for Singapore train graffiti

A Singapore court sentenced two Germans to nine months in prison and three strokes of the cane on Thursday after they pleaded guilty to breaking into a depot and spray-painting graffiti on…

March 5, 2015 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International

Witness says he knew Mahidur, Chutu in 1971, not now

A 70-year-old prosecution witness, who claimed that he knew war crimes accused Md Mahidur Rahman and Afsar Hossain Chutu in 1971, on Thursday said he would not be able to…

March 5, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Derailment snaps rail communications in Dhaka-Ctg-Sylhet route

Train communications between Dhaka-Chittagong and Dhaka-Sylhet routes remained partly suspended for more than four hours as an intercity train…

March 5, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Kamaruzzaman files review petition seeking stay on his execution

Death row war crimes convict Jamaat leader Muhammad Kamaruzzaman on Thursday filed a petition with the Appellate Division seeking review of the Supreme Court verdict…

March 5, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics
Myanmar police drag away protesting factory workers

Myanmar police drag away protesting factory workers

Police say they have detained more than a dozen factory workers, who were demanding higher wages and better working conditions, in a protest that follows a crackdown on students outside Myanmar’s biggest city.

March 5, 2015 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
Hearing on Khaleda’s plea over arrest order deferred to March 12

Hearing on Khaleda’s plea over arrest order deferred to March 12

The High Court on Thursday adjourned till March 12 the hearing on a petition filed by Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia seeking stay on the warrant issued by a lower court to arrest her…

March 5, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Violence marks hartal, blockade

At least 15 people were burnt in arson attacks on vehicles during the countrywide general strike and non-stop transport blockade sponsored by Bangladesh Nationalist Party-led alliance…

March 5, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics
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Tigers beat Scotland by 6 wickets

Tamim Iqbal came agonisingly close to scoring Bangladesh’s first World Cup century as his side completed a six-wicket win over Scotland…

Modi to ramp up help for Indian Ocean nations to counter China influence

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi will offer island nations in the Indian Ocean a broad range of military and civilian assistance next week in a bid to…

March 5, 2015 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
Knife-wielding attacker slashes face of US ambassador in South Korea

Knife-wielding attacker slashes face of US ambassador in South Korea

US ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert was slashed in the face by a Korean nationalist but was not seriously hurt during an attack at a breakfast forum…

March 5, 2015 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International
New York City public schools to close on Muslim holidays

New York City public schools to close on Muslim holidays

New York City will add two Muslim holidays to its public school calendars, making it the largest school district in the United States to do so, Mayor Bill de Blasio…

Nepal tells Mount Everest litterbugs to take out the trash

Six decades after the first conquest of the world’s highest peak, tons of rubbish and human waste abandoned by hundreds of Mount Everest climbers is starting to raise a stink. Nepal is cracking down on the mountaineers who seek to emulate the 1953 feat of Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay, in the process giving the 8,850-metre (29,035-foot) peak […]

March 5, 2015 · 0 comments · International, South Asia

List for around 700 promotions finalised

Against a backdrop of nationwide political unrest, the government is warily finalising the list of some 700 officials, out of 1700 aspirants, to be promoted to the rank of deputy secretary, joint secretary and additional secretary…

March 5, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

Court upholds arrest warrent

A special court in Dhaka on Wednesday upheld the arrest order against Bangladesh Nationalist Party chief Khaleda Zia and deferred for a month the trials of two graft cases against her…

March 5, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

Revenue targets cut as unrest weighs on economy

Bleak economic outlook triggered by the ongoing political turmoil has forced the government to push its estimates on revenue earning downward and domestic borrowing upward, suggesting a slowing economy in the days ahead…

March 5, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

Confident Tigers face Scotland today

Bangladesh will go to their fourth match in the World Cup against Scotland today as a confident side knowing that a win in the match will give them two shots at quarter-finals…

Border Guard Bangladesh soldiers stand guard at Bangladesh Betar Bhaban at Agargaon in Dhaka on Wednesday after additional contingents of BGB were deployed in the capital on Tuesday on security concerns. — Ali Hossain Mintu

Arson, vandalism mark another day of blockade, hartal

An Awami League rally at Hazaribagh in the capital came under crude bomb attack leaving local lawmaker Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh and four others injured…

March 5, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

No leads from Farabi yet

The Detective Brach of Dhaka Metropolitan Police said that they were yet to get any leads from Shafiur Rahman Farabi in interrogation in the killing of Bangladesh-born US blogger Avijit Roy…

March 5, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

Khaleda wants to land in jail to avoid peoples’ wrath: Hasina

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Wednesday told parliament that the Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson, Khaleda Zia, being isolated from the people, now wanted to land in jail to save herself from the wrath of people…

March 5, 2015 · 1 comment · Front Page, National, Politics

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