Archive for March 26th, 2015

Country robbed of democracy: Emajuddin

Former Dhaka University vice-chancellor Emajuddin Ahamed on Thursday said that the country had been robbed of democracy….

March 26, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Police allegedly refuse to allow hoisting national flag atop BNP office: Khaleda skips National Memorial

The police denied the Bangladesh Nationalist Party to hoist national flag atop the party’s central office at Naya Paltan on the Independence and National Day on Thursday, alleged a staff of the office…

March 26, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Nigeria’s presidential candidates sign second peace accord

Nigeria’s main presidential candidates signed a second peace accord ahead of general elections on Saturday, the government said on Thursday, promising to hold peaceful polls and not incite religious or ethnic tensions…

March 26, 2015 · 0 comments · International, Other World News

Action to be taken against city polls aspirants without getting bail: DB

The Dhaka Metropolitan Police is set to take legal action against people who would contest the upcoming elections to three city corporations in Dhaka and Chittagong without obtaining bail in cases, if any, they were facing…

March 26, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Recording shows pilot locked out of crashed Airbus cockpit

Cockpit voice recordings from the German jet that crashed in the Alps showed one of the pilots left the cockpit and could not get back in before the plane went down…

UK Supreme Court rules Prince Charles letters to ministers can be disclosed

Britain’s Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that 27 letters written by Prince Charles to ministers in 2004-2005 can be disclosed to the media, a step that could cast doubt over the political neutrality of the future king…

Sri Lanka’s Sirisena meets China’s Xi amid new look at ties

Sri Lanka’s Sirisena meets China’s Xi amid new look at ties

Sri Lanka’s new president held talks Thursday with Chinese leader Xi Jinping amid a push to recalibrate his predecessor’s strongly pro-China policies and a review of major Chinese projects in the island nation…

March 26, 2015 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International

Political impasse impedes progress of Bangladesh: US

The United States said the violent political impasse in Bangladesh is unfortunately impeding the economic progress that will be needed to lift more than 60 million people out of…

March 26, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics
Australia's batsman Steve Smith acknowledges the crowd after scoring his century during his Cricket World Cup semi-final match against India in Sydney, March 26, 2015. — Reuters photo

Australia thrash India to join New Zealand in World Cup final

Australia won the toss and chose to bat against India in the second semi-final of World Cup 2015. Both teams field unchanged sides…

March 26, 2015 · 0 comments · ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

Say ‘no’ to militancy, terrorism: PM

Asserting that those involved in militant acts will never be forgiven, prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday urged all to say ‘no’ to militancy and terrorism as the country’s people do not…

March 26, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics
Saudi Arabia, allies launch air strikes in Yemen against Houthi fighters

Saudi Arabia, allies launch air strikes in Yemen against Houthi fighters

Saudi Arabia and Gulf region allies launched military operations including air strikes in Yemen on Thursday, officials said, to counter Iran-allied forces besieging the southern city of Aden where the…

Fire breaks out at Priyangan shopping mall in city

A fire broke out in a closed shopping mall near New Market in the capital on Thursday morning…

March 26, 2015 · 0 comments · National

US, UN press Europe to make strong return to peacekeeping

Russia is aggressive in the east. The Islamic State group suddenly rose in the south. As Europe finds new threats close to home, it’s now being asked by…

Heavy rains in northern Chile leave two dead, 20 missing

Heavy rains in northern Chile leave two dead, 20 missing

The heaviest rains to hit Chile’s northern desert regions in 20 year have left at least two people dead and 24 missing as the torrential downpours caused mudslides and rivers to…

BSF breach int’l law, pick 4 DB men, hand them over, later

The Indian Border Security Force breached international laws and entered into Bangladesh territory before picking up 4 Detective Branch men whom…

March 26, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

War sites stay uncared for

Most of the sites linked to the history of the 1971 liberation war, including major battlefields, places of guerilla operations and many torture cells and camps run by Pakistani military and their collaborators are yet to be officially…

March 26, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Ekattorer Ghatak Dalal Nirmul Committee activists hold aloft torches at the altar of Central Shaheed Minar in Dhaka on Wednesday, recalling the horror of the night of March 25, 1971. — New Age photo

Nation salutes independence heroes today

The nation will celebrate its 45th Independence Day and pay homage to the war martyrs today by placing flowers at the national memorial at Savar and other monuments across the country at daybreak…

March 26, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National
Leaders of Shata Nagarik Committee talk to the media after a meeting with the chief election commissioner at the Election Commission in the capital on Wednesday. — New Age photo

CEC turns down Shata Nagarik proposal

The chief election commissioner has turned down a suggestion of pro-BNP professionals to extend the deadline by two or three days for submission of nomination papers in the upcoming city polls…

March 26, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

Favourites fray for spot in final frontier

The thrilling first semi-final in Auckland has left all sunken for hours after it ended but India and Australia will be aware that they cannot afford a similar cliffhanger in Sydney today…

British MPs raise Salah Uddin disappearance in parliament

Ten British members of parliament, from the Labour Party, Conservative Party, Social Democratic and Labour Party, Liberal Democrats and Democratic Unionist Party expressed concern over ‘disappearances’ in Bangladesh, in particular the recent disappearance…

March 26, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

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