Archive for March 17th, 2015

Salah Uddin’s family meets Khaleda

The family of Bangladesh Nationalist Party joint secretary Salah Uddin Ahmed on Tuesday evening met the party’s chairperson Khaleda Zia…

March 17, 2015 · 0 comments · Politics

8 injured in AL factional clash in Barisal

At least 8 persons including three policemen were injured on Tuesday in a clash between factions of ruling Awami League over tenders at Mahilara of Gournadi in Barisal…

March 17, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

One more Sena Kalyan cement factory collapse victim dies

One more victim of Mongla factory collapse died at Jessore Combined Military Hospital on Monday night. The dead was identified as Shihab Hossain, 25, son of Moksed Ali of Gouranga of…

March 17, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Hartal extended once again

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party-led alliance on Tuesday once again has extended its 72-hour hartal till 6:00am on Friday amid the non-stop transport blockade across the country…

March 17, 2015 · 0 comments · Politics

Law enforcers not investigating properly, alleges Salah Uddin’s wife

Bangladesh Nationalist Party joint secretary general Slah Uddin Ahmed’s wife, Hasina Ahmed, on Tuesday alleged that the law enforcers were not investigating properly to…

March 17, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics
Modi deeply concerned about rape of nun; protests flare

Modi deeply concerned about rape of nun; protests flare

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday he was “deeply concerned” about the rape of an elderly nun and the demolition of a church as protests for the better protection of women and religious minorities erupted across the country. Modi has asked for an immediate report on the violence on the weekend, according to a statement. There were angry […]

March 17, 2015 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
Christians mourn over the coffin of Zahid Yousaf, one of the victims killed by a suicide attack on a church in Lahore March 16, 2015. Pakistan Tuesday executed 12 men convicted on various terror acts. -- Reuters photo

Pakistan hangs 12 in largest execution since moratorium lifted

Pakistan hanged 12 male convicts on Tuesday, an interior ministry spokesman said, the largest number of people executed on the same day since…

March 17, 2015 · 0 comments · International, South Asia

2 JCD activists held from Khaleda’s office gate

Police on Tuesday detained two activists of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal, student wing of Bangladesh Nationalist Party from the gate of BNP chairperson’s office in…

March 17, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics
As Israelis vote, Netanyahu rules out Palestinian state

As Israelis vote, Netanyahu rules out Palestinian state

Israelis were voting in parliament elections Tuesday, after a heated three-month campaign that focused on economic issues but ended with a dramatic last-minute pledge by…

March 17, 2015 · 0 comments · International, Middle East
Khandker Mahbub Hossain (Left), AM Mahbub Uddin Khokon (Right).

Mahbub, Khokon re-elected as BNP-backed panel wins SCBA polls

Jatiyatabadi Ainjibi Oikya Parishad, a lawyers’ platform backed by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party-led alliance, won election to the Supreme Court Bar Association bagging nine of the 14 executive posts including president and secretary.

March 17, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew’s condition worsens

The condition of Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s first prime minister, has worsened and doctors are closely monitoring his condition, the government said on Tuesday…

March 17, 2015 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International
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No more arson death: Hasina

Voicing her high hope that no more people will be burned to death in the name of hartal and blockade, the prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Tuesday vowed to turn Bangladesh into…

March 17, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics
Mt. Everest to speed up rescues, have more doctors at base camp

Mt. Everest to speed up rescues, have more doctors at base camp

Nepalese officials say they’re adding more medical staff at Mount Everest’s base camp and will speed up rescue efforts during the current climbing season…

March 17, 2015 · 0 comments · International, South Asia

‘Robber’ killed in Jessore ‘gunfight’

A suspected robber was killed in a gunfight with police at Panchbaria on the Jessore-Magura Highway in Jessore town early Tuesday…

March 17, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Policeman killed in city road accident

An assistant sub-inspector of Khilkhet police station was killed and a constable injured when a truck laden with sands hit them at Khilkhet in the capital early Tuesday…

March 17, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Madrassahs proliferate

The country has witnessed a proliferation of qoumi madrassahs the number of which more than doubled over the last eight years proving futile the government move to establish some control over such religious schools and thus keep the threat of militancy in check…

March 17, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

Police reports reflect no efforts to trace Salah Uddin

The High Court on Monday observed that there were no reflections in the reports the four law enforcement agencies had submitted that they had made efforts to find out BNP leader Salah Uddin Ahmed who was picked up by some people identifying…

March 17, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

‘An ominous sign’

The total ‘disappearance’ of Bangladesh Nationalist Party joint secretary general Salahuddin Ahmed was a sign that a ‘reign of terror’ was now prevailing in country, observed politicians…

March 17, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, Politics

AFAD urges govt to find out Salah Uddin

The Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances on Monday expressed deep concerns over the disappearance of BNP joint secretary general Salah Uddin Ahmed and urged The Bangladesh authorities to investigate the matter…

March 17, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

Tigers focusing on result not history

Bangladesh’s historic win over India in 2007 is a thing of past and the Tigers hardly talk about it among themselves, Chandika Hathurusinghe revealed the fact in Melbourne on Monday…

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