Archive for May, 2015

Newsman files GD against Ghulam’s son

Journalist Anjan Roy on Sunday filed a general diary with Shahbag police against Abdullahil Amaan al Azami, a sacked brigadier general and son of late war-crimes convict Ghulam Azam, for threatening him on a facebook post…

May 31, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

HC grants bail to Rajshahi mayor Bulbul

The High Court on Sunday granted six weeks anticipatory bail to Rajshahi mayor Mosaddek Hossain Bulbul after he had surrendered in the court seeking bail in four cases relating to…

May 31, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

HC asks govt to report action to rescue captive citizens in Thailand, Malaysia

The High Court on Sunday directed the government to report in four weeks about its action taken so for to rescue fortune seekers stranded in boats in the sea and remained captivity in different detention camps in…

May 31, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Textile mill in Gazipur catches fire

A fierce fire broke out in a five-storey textile mill at Batjuri in Sreepur of Gazipur on Sunday. Fire service sources said the fire broke out on the second floor of…

May 31, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Convicted former Khilgaon OC lands in jail for torturing student

A metropolitan magistrate court in Dhaka on Sunday sent former Khilgaon police officer-in-charge Helal Uddin to jail two weeks after he was awarded three-year imprisonment for torturing…

May 31, 2015 · 0 comments · National
Khaleda inaugurates photo exhibition on Zia

Khaleda inaugurates photo exhibition on Zia

Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia on Sunday inaugurated a photography exhibition on the life and works of late president Ziaur Rahman. Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal organised the event at the…

May 31, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics
US Secretary of State John Kerry. — Reuters file photo

Kerry ‘stable’ after cycling accident

US secretary of state John Kerry is in a stable condition in a Geneva hospital after being injured in an accident while cycling near Scionzier, France…

Maintain professionalism, dedication in peacekeeping operations: PM

Maintain professionalism, dedication in peacekeeping operations: PM

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Sunday made a clarion call on the members of the Armed Forces and Bangladesh Police and other peacekeepers to maintain…

May 31, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics
Ansarullah leader held over Ashulia bank robbery

Ansarullah leader held over Ashulia bank robbery

Police arrested a suspected leader of the banned Islamist outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team from the city’s Badda area on Sunday in connection with Ashulia bank heist…

May 31, 2015 · 0 comments · National
Suspected Rohingya migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh rest at Rattaphum district hall in Thailand's southern Songkhla province May 9, 2015. — Reuters file photo

51 human traffickers held in Thailand; 30 still being sought

Arrest warrants have been issued for four more suspects allegedly involved in trafficking of migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh…

May 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International

ISIS member held in city

Detectives arrested a suspected member of Middle East-based militant outfit Islamic State in Iraq and Syria from the city on Sunday…

May 31, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Myanmar rejects ‘unbalanced’ Rohingya remarks in Oslo

Myanmar rejected as unbalanced comments made by several Nobel Peace Prize winners calling for an end to the persecution of Rohingya Muslims…

May 31, 2015 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
US vice-president Biden’s son Beau dies of brain cancer

US vice-president Biden’s son Beau dies of brain cancer

Former Delaware attorney general Beau Biden, son of US vice-president Joe Biden, died on Saturday after battling brain cancer…

Solo flight in solar plane sets off on longest leg to Hawaii

Solo flight in solar plane sets off on longest leg to Hawaii

A Swiss pilot of a solar plane on Sunday embarked on the longest leg of the first attempt to fly around the world without a drop of fuel. André Borschberg took off from Nanjing, China, at 2:39am Sunday (1839 GMT Saturday) in the Solar Impulse 2 for a flight across the Pacific Ocean expected to last six days and five […]

May 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International

Suicide bomber, rocket grenades kill 30 in Nigerian city

A suicide bomb blast outside a mosque and rocket-propelled grenades that exploded into homes as people slept killed at least 30 people in the Nigerian city…

Mamata confirms Dhaka visit, arrives Jun 5

The chief minister of the Indian state of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee, on Saturday said she would visit Bangladesh on June 5 and return home on June 6 after the signing of the Land Boundary Agreement…

May 31, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Rural-urban disparity in edn persists

Only five secondary schools located in rural areas found their places in the list of top 80 schools consisting of 10 each from the eight general education boards, according to the SSC results published on Saturday while 77 per cent of the country’s secondary schools are situated in villages…

May 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

Power, energy ADP projects miss targets

The implementation of power and energy ministry projects under the current Annual Development Programme 2014-2015 fiscal has fallen behind heavily…

May 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

ADP allocation for power sector doubles

The government has decided to double the allocation for power sector projects to be implemented in the 2016 financial year under the Annual Development Programme, officials said…

May 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

UNHCR against ‘forced relocation’ of Rohingyas

The head of United Nation’s refugee agency in Bangladesh has told New Age that any relocation of the ‘registered’ Rohingya refugees to an island off the coast of the Bay of Bengal which was done without the consent of the refugees would not be acceptable…

May 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

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