Archive for August 11th, 2015

Court dismisses case against Khaleda’s birthday celebration

Barisal district judge court, on Tuesday dismissed the a case seeking an order on celebration of ‘fake birthday’ on 15 August by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia…

August 11, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Legal action against writers who hurt religion: home minister

The minister for home affairs Asaduzzaman Khan on Tuesday warned that legal actions would be underway if anyone hurts religion by write-ups…

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Law-enforcers cross line of failure over blogger murders: Suranjit

Awami League senior leader Suranjit Sengupta on Tuesday said law-enforcing agencies have crossed the line marking failure, over arresting the killers…

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RUET students go on strike over changed promotion rule

Students of 2013-14 session of Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology on Tuesday went on strike…

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8 BNP men including ex-MP sent to jail in Barisal

Barisal district and session judges’ court on Tuesday sent to jail eight leaders and activists Bangladesh Nationalist Party of Bakerganj unit…

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AD asks Channel 71 to produce report on conversation between CJ, SC judge

The Appellate Division on Tuesday directed the channel 71 authorities to submit by August 16, the report on conversation between the Chief Justice SK Sinha and Justice Shamsuddin Choudhury it has telecasted as…

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ICT to hold in absentia trial against six absconding Jamalpur Jamaat men

The International Crimes Tribunal-2 on Tuesday decided to hold trial of six absconding Jamalpur Jamaat-e-Islami activists, out of eight in a war crimes case, in absentia and appointed two lawyers at the cost of…

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Two war crimes suspects arrested after ICT issues arrest warrant

Two war crimes suspects were arrested from their respective houses in two separate villages under Phulbaria in Mymensingh in a war crimes case within half an hour of the International Crimes Tribunal -1 issued warrants of…

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Ansar BD issues threat to six people in Barisal

Ansar BD issues threat to six people in Barisal

Six literary and progressive activists in Barisal received threats from an ultra-Islamist group Ansar BD on facebook. The organisation through a facebook page on Monday announced its functioning in Barisal division but in the afternoon it was not available on…

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20 dredgers to be procured for BIWTA

The executive committee of the National Economic Council on Tuesday approved the procurement of 20 dredgers with other necessary machineries…

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Khaleda sits with alliance partners tomorrow

Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia would sit in a meeting with top leaders of the BNP-led alliance on Wednesday to review overall situation of the country…

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US excludes Bangladesh in GSP renewal

As indicated earlier in January this year’s review, Bangladesh has been excluded in the renewal of Generalized System of Preferences of…

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PM for exploring Bangladesh-Slovenia untapped potentials

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Tuesday underscored the need for more institutional arrangements between Bangladesh and Slovenia like exchange of trade…

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No shortage of cattle during Eid, says Tofail

The minister for commerce, Tofail Ahmed, on Tuesday said there would be no shortage of sacrificial animals especially cows during the upcoming Eid ul-Azha…

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Prosecution happy, defence opts for appeal

The prosecution team on Tuesday expressed their satisfaction over the International Crimes Tribunal’s verdict that awarded death penalty to Sirajul Haque alias Siraj Master and imprisonment till death to Khan Akram Hossain of…

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No mid-term election: Syed Ashraf

The minister for public administration, Syed Ashraful Islam, on Tuesday ruled out the possibility of holding mid-term polls as demanded by Bangladesh Nationalist Party…

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Do not pay advances for job in Malaysia, minister tells workers

The expatriates’ welfare and overseas employment minister, Nurul Islam, on Tuesday urged the international job-seekers not to pay money in advance to any agent for a job in Malaysia…

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WAR CRIMES: Siraj to die, Akram gets imprisonment till death

The International Crimes Tribunal-1 on Tuesday handed down death sentence to Sirajul Haque alias Siraj Master and awarded imprisonment till death to Khan Akram Hossain…

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A farmer holds rice saplings as she walks in the rice paddy field in Khokana, Lalitpur, Nepal. — Reuters file photo

Nepal may lose 25 billion rupees from paddy

Nepal fears to lose an estimated 25 billion rupees in revenue from paddy crop this year if eight Tarai (plains) districts in the eastern and central regions continue to suffer from poor rainfall for two more weeks…

August 11, 2015 · 0 comments · International, South Asia

India gives up porn ban, says can’t do moral policing

The Indian government on Monday cleared its stand on banning porn websites, telling the Supreme Court that it didn’t want to do moral policing…

August 11, 2015 · 1 comment · International, South Asia

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