Archive for September 14th, 2015

SC staff withdrawn for beating lawyer’s clerk

A Supreme Court official was withdrawn from his duty on Monday immediately after he had beaten up a lawyer’s clerk for paying fewer bribes than what he had demanded…

September 14, 2015 · 0 comments · National

TCB starts Eid-ul-Azha OMS Tuesday

The Trading Corporation of Bangladesh will start its open market sale programme across the country on Tuesday ahead of Eid-ul Azha…

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Eid-ul-Azha on September 25

Eid-ul-Azha on September 25

The moon sighting committee of National Islamic Foundation on Monday decided that Eid-ul-Azha will be observed on September 25…

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Trial run for passenger transportation among 4 countries in Oct

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Monday said the trial run for passenger transportation among Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal…

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JCD leader beaten for criticizing PM at JU

A group leaders and activists of ruling Awami League-backed student organisation, Bangladesh Chhatra League Jahangirnagar University unit, on Monday allegedly beaten up a leader of rival party over a facebook on prime minister Sheikh Hasina…

September 14, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Death penalty for mutiny in coast guard too

The cabinet on Monday gave the final approval to a draft of the Bangladesh Coast Guard Bill, 2015 stipulating a provision for capital punishment for mutiny in the force operating under the home ministry…

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A file photo of drying up Teesta.

Pankaj claims silent behind scene progress over Teesta issue

Indian high commissioner in Dhaka Pankaj Saran on Monday said there has been a silent progress over the long-pending Teesta water-sharing issue behind the scene and this will happen soon like the settlement of…

September 14, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics
Mymensingh emerges as 8th division

Mymensingh emerges as 8th division

National implementation committee on administrative reorganization on Monday approved the proposal of declaring Mymensingh as a separate division…

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HC asks BNP leader Mosharraf to surrender in Barapukuria graft case

The High Court on Monday directed former state minister for energy and mineral resources AKM Mosharraf Hossain to surrender before the lower court in 50 days to face Barapukuria coal mine graft case…

September 14, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

BBIN cross-country motor rally defers by a month

The proposed cross- country motor rally under the Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal Motor Vehicle Agreement has been deferred by a month. The minister for…

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BSMMU to open emergency department soon

The Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University will open a general emergency department within a very short period at any cost for the sake of the patients, said the university vice-chancellor Kamrul Hasan Khan…

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Two Bangladeshi workers return from Iraq captivity

Two Bangladeshi workers, who were allegedly sold into forced labour in Iraq by a recruiting agency in Bangladesh, returned home on Monday…

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UN to issue Sri Lanka war crimes report on Wednesday

The United Nations will release a major report on Wednesday on war crimes committed during Sri Lanka’s civil war that ended in 2009, the UN high commissioner for…

September 14, 2015 · 0 comments · International, South Asia

Bangladesh, Malaysia to sign MoU Tuesday allowing pvt recruiters of workers

Expatriates’ welfare and overseas employment minister Nurul Islam said that memorandum of understanding might be signed with Malaysia on Tuesday to allow…

September 14, 2015 · 1 comment · National

Titumir College students attack pvt univ students at Banani

A group of students of Titumir College have attacked demonstrating students of private universities at Banani on Monday immediate after the cabinet’s decision of…

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Pvt univ students want written statement on VAT withdrawal

Pvt univ students want written statement on VAT withdrawal

Students of private universities, who have taken to the streets again on Monday on the sixth straight day of their demonstration, said they would continue agitation till written statement on…

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Prime minister Sheikh Hasina chairs the weekly cabinet meeting at Bangladesh Secretariat. — Focusbangla photo

Govt withdraws VAT on pvt univs, engineering, medical colleges

The cabinet on Monday decided to withdraw value-added tax on tuition fees of private university students…

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A firefighter watches a tree burn as the Butte fire rages near San Andreas, California September 12, 2015. — Reuters photo

Thousands flee California wildfire as homes go up in flames

A swiftly spreading wildfire destroyed hundreds of homes and forced thousands of residents to flee as it roared unchecked through the northern California village of Middletown and…

September 14, 2015 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
PM wins top UN Environmental Prize for policy leadership

PM wins top UN Environmental Prize for policy leadership

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, has been announced as one of the winners of the United Nations’ highest environmental accolade in recognition of Bangladesh’s far-reaching initiatives to address climate change…

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2 killed in Tangail road accident

At least two people were killed and three others injured in a head-on collision between two trucks on Dhaka-Tangail-Bangabandu Bridge highway in…

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