Archive for March 22nd, 2015

Khaleda Zia. — New Age file photo

Khaleda warns dire consequence if Salah Uddin not returned

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson, Khaleda Zia, on Sunday asked the government to return the party’s joint secretary general Salah Uddin Ahmed immediately to his family or…

March 22, 2015 · 1 comment · National, Politics

Ershad axes Bobby Hajjaj

Jatiya Party chairman HM Ershad on Sunday relieved his special adviser Bobby Hajjaj of the post as it does not come within the purview of organisational framework as…

March 22, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

IO testifies against Mahidur, Chutu

Two Chapainawabganj war crimes accused Md Mahidur Rahman and Md Afsar Hossain alias Chutu joined the Razakar force during the Liberation war and committed crimes against humanity at different places of Shibganj in the then Chapainawabganj sub-division, war crimes investigator ZM Altafur Rahman told the International Crimes Tribunal-2 on Sunday…

March 22, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Three killed in arson amid blockade, hartal

Two persons were killed in arson attack in Magura and another one arson victim died from his wounds at hospital on Sunday, the 76th day of transport blockade sponsored by…

March 22, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics
IMF welcomes Beijing’s efforts to boost regional investment

IMF welcomes Beijing’s efforts to boost regional investment

International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde said Sunday that China’s economic slowdown is legitimate and that Beijing can contribute to global prosperity.

March 22, 2015 · 0 comments · Business, International

City polls an exit route for BNP

The minister for commerce, Tofail Ahmed, said Bangladesh Nationalist Party should utilise the city corporation polls to make an exit from the destructive political activities it had been…

March 22, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics
Khaleda Zia. — New Age file photo

Court summons Khaleda, others in loan-default case

A money loan court in Dhaka on Sunday summoned Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson and former prime minister Khaleda Zia…

March 22, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Youth kills parents in Panchagarh, two stabbed in Jhenaidah

A drug-addict son hacked to his parents death in puratan camp area in Panchagarh on Sunday…

March 22, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics
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Confiscate lands of those torching land offices: PM

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Sunday asked the law enforcement agencies to confiscate all the land property of those to be found guilty of torching land offices across the country…

March 22, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Ex-AL lawmaker Amzad Hossain dies

Former Awami League lawmaker Amzad Hossain from Pabna-5 constituency passed away at a private hospital in Bogra early Sunday…

March 22, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Begum Rokeya varsity reopens after 4 months

Begum Rokeya University of Rangpur reopened on Sunday after four months of closure amid unrealized demand for job regularization of contractual employees…

March 22, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Pakistan says 80 militants killed in heavy Khyber clashes

Pakistani troops killed 80 militants in heavy clashes in the lawless northwest, near the mountainous border with Afghanistan…

March 22, 2015 · 0 comments · International, South Asia

Suspected killer of Sumi Akter killed in city ‘gunfight’

An accused in Sumi Akter murder case was killed in a ‘gunfight’ with members of Rapid Action Battalion at TT Para in the city’s Shahjahanpur area early Sunday…

March 22, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Obama says it is now ‘hard to find a path’ on Israeli-Palestinian peace

In a fresh rebuke to Benjamin Netanyahu, US president Barack Obama said the Israeli leader’s pre-election disavowal of a two-state solution…

Highway traffic grows as blockade loses steam

Transport services were getting back to normal as the prolonged blockade called by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party-led alliance seemed to be fizzling out…

March 22, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
City corporation workers remove posters of early electioneering by aspirants to the elections to two Dhaka city corporations on Saturday after the deadline set by the Election Commission to remove them was over. — Sanaul Haque

Posters linger in city streets

Many electioneering posters were still visible in the city on Saturday, a day after the 48 hours stipulated by the Election Commission to pull them down expired…

March 22, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

Release politicians for election atmosphere: CGG

Citizens for Good Governance on Saturday called on the government to release the detained politicians to create an atmosphere conducive to free, fair and participatory elections to Dhaka and Chittagong city corporations scheduled for April 28…

March 22, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

Fresh 72-hr hartal from today

Bangladesh Nationalist Party-led alliance announced a fresh spell of 72-hour hartal starting this morning as the ongoing indefinite blockade passed its 75th day on Saturday…

March 22, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
New Zealand batsman Martin Guptill celebrates his double hundred during their World Cup quarter-final match against West Indies at the Wellington Regional Stadium in Wellington on Saturday.  — AFP photo

Record-breaking Guptill propels Kiwis to semis

Martin Guptill’s record-shattering double century and Trent Boult’s four-wicket haul sent New Zealand sailing into the World Cup semi-finals as they trounced the West Indies by 143 runs on Saturday…

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