Archive for March 9th, 2015

BNP-led alliance relaxes hartal for 12 hours

Bangladesh Nationalist Party-led alliance on Monday relaxed its ongoing general strike for 12 hours from 6:00am to 6:00pm on Tuesday for the celebrations…

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M Serajul Akbar MP passes away

Bangladesh Red Crescent Society chairman Dr Muhammad Serajul Akbar, also an MP from Magura-1 constituency, died of cardiac arrest on Monday…

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Disgraced North Korean diplomat leaves Dhaka

North Korean diplomat Son Young Nam, who was caught with 27 kilograms of gold at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in the capital on Friday, left Dhaka…

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Bangladesh captain and bowler Masrafe bin Mortaza (R) reacts with team mate Taskin Ahmed after England Batsman Joe Root was caught behind by wicket keeper Mushfiqur Rahim during their Cricket World Cup match in Adelaide, March 9, 2015. — Reuters photo

Tigers roar over England

England were knocked out of the World Cup by a spirited Bangladesh who grabbed a quarter-final spot following a dramatic 15-run victory…

9 killed in separate road accidents

At least 9 people were killed and 65 others injured in separate road accidents in five districts across the country on Monday…

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Witness says Hachhen shot her brother-in-law to death

Prosecution witness Gouri Rani Chakrabarty, 75, on Monday told the International Crimes Tribunal-1 that her brother-in-law Jiban Krishna Chakrabarty and another villager Kamini Ghosh…

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Rebels under Libyan rebel leader Ibrahim Jathran guard the entrance of the al-Ghani oil field, which is currently under the group"s control, south of Ras Lanuf March 18, 2014. — Reuters file photo

Bangladesh national taken hostage by ISIS in Libya

One Bangladeshi national along with 8 other foreign nationals were taken hostage by the Islamic group ISIS from Al-Ghani oil field south of the city Sirte in Libya on Friday…

March 9, 2015 · 0 comments · Middle East, National
Netanyahu says Israel will not cede land to Palestinians

Netanyahu says Israel will not cede land to Palestinians

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that Israel will not cede any territory due to the current climate in the Middle East, appearing to rule out…

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2nd day of shutdown underway peacefully

The second day of another 72-hour spell of nationwide shutdown, enforced by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party-led alliance, to push for its demands…

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Egypt temporarily opens Gaza crossing after 2-month closure

Egypt has temporarily opened a crossing with the Gaza Strip for the first time in nearly two months…

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Shibir leader drowns during gunfight with police in Mithapukur

Police recovered body of a former Islami Chhatra Shibir leader at Baldipukur in Mithapukur of Rangpur on Monday…

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Kamaruzzaman’s review hearing deferred to 1st April

The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Monday deferred the death row convict Muhammad Kamaruzzaman’s review petition hearing until 1st of April…

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Air strike on Islamic State-run refinery in Syria kills 30

A US-led coalition air strike in Syria hit an oil refinery run by the Islamic State militant group near the border with Turkey on Sunday, killing 30 people…

March 9, 2015 · 0 comments · International, Middle East
Wisconsin capital marked by 3rd day of protests after police shooting

Wisconsin capital marked by 3rd day of protests after police shooting

Activists protested for a third day in Madison, Wisconsin, on Sunday over the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white policeman…

Hard-pressed middle class spending less

A cash-strapped tenant of the city Century Orchid has let the flat owner know that he is planning to move to a smaller house to save on house rent because of his falling income amid a protracted blockade…

March 9, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

Two more arson victims die

Two more victims of transport arson died in hospitals on Sunday as flash processions, crude bomb attacks and sporadic violence in the capital and elsewhere marked the 62th day of the nonstop blockade enforced by on the Bangladesh Nationalist Party-led alliance…

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Khaleda burning people to death to acheive her high political ambition: PM

Accusing Khaleda Zia of burning people to death to fulfil her high political ambition, the prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Sunday called upon the womenfolk of the country to be vocal and resist the heinous act of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson…

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PM’s statement exposes judiciary is controlled by executive: BNP

The opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party has alleged that prime minister Sheikh Hasina’s declaration to punish the BNP chief Khaleda Zia raised questions about the effectiveness of the country’s judiciary…

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Bank borrowing to go up

The government’s borrowing from the banks is set to leap abnormally in the rest of the fiscal year as mismatch between resource inflow and expenditure forced the finance ministry to go beyond its budget estimation…

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Oppositional views must in a democracy, says US ambassador

US ambassador in Dhaka Marcia Stephens Bloom Bernicat on Sunday said democracy flourishes when oppositions can express their views adequately and freely…

March 9, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National

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