Archive for September 16th, 2015

Farabi remanded over blogger Avijit killing

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrates court on Wednesday put Saifur Rahman Farabi on a three-day remand in a case filed over the murder of blogger Avijit Roy…

September 16, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Iran seeks greater cooperation with Bangladesh

Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Wednesday sketched out ways and means how Bangladesh and Iran can move ahead together through a greater collaboration in a number of areas, including energy and trade areas, ensuring mutual economic gains…

September 16, 2015 · 0 comments · National
Hungarian police fire water cannon, tear gas at migrants

Hungarian police fire water cannon, tear gas at migrants

Hungarian police fired tear gas and water cannon at protesting migrants demanding they be allowed to enter from Serbia on Wednesday on the second day of a border crackdown…

September 16, 2015 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International

4 BCL men detained for violating female passengers in launch

Four activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League were handed over to police on Wednesday after they allegedly tried to violate two female passengers in triple-decker launch ‘MV Kirtankhola-2’ of Dhaka-Barisal route…

September 16, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Dhaka-Sylhet Highway to get 4-lane flyover at Bhulta point

A 1.238-kilomiter long four-lane flyover is likely to be constructed at Bhulta point on Dhaka-Sylhet Highway, aiming to make journeys towards the districts in the country’s northeastern division hazard-free ones…

September 16, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Hizb ut-Tahrir Rajshahi regional commander held

Police Bureau of Investigation in a drive on Wednesday arrested the Rajshahi regional commander of banned militant outfit Hizb ut-Tahrir…

September 16, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Shamsuddin’s allegation against CJ to create fear among justice seekers: BNP

Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Wednesday said that recent allegation brought by the appellate division judge, Shamsuddin Ahmed Chowdhury, against chief justice SK Sinha would create fear among the justice seekers…

September 16, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Khaleda reaches London, Tarique receives her

Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia reached London on Wednesday morning as Tarique Rahman, her elder son and also BNP senior-vice chairman, received her at Heathrow airport…

September 16, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Bangladesh an excellent example of religious harmony: PM

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Wednesday termed Bangladesh an excellent example of religious harmony saying that the people of all faiths here can perform their religious rituals freely and independently…

September 16, 2015 · 1 comment · National, Politics

ICT decision on indicting two siblings, their cousin on Sept 29

The International Crimes Tribunal – 1 said on Wednesday that on September 29 it would give the decision on whether or not detained two siblings and their cousin from Baniachang, Habiganj…

September 16, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Police attack CPB, BSD sit-in demanding withdrawal of power, gas price hike

The law enforcers and ruling party men on Wednesday attacked and foiled sit-in programme of Communist Party of Bangladesh and Bangladesher Samajtatrik Dal demanding cancellation of recent power hike at different parts of the country…

September 16, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Cabinet committee over removing salary discrimination reconstituted

Amid the ongoing movement by public university teachers seeking a separate pay scale, the government has reconstituted the cabinet committee over eliminating salary discriminations…

September 16, 2015 · 0 comments · National

5 put on 7-day remand over blogger Ananta murder

A court in Sylhet on Wednesday placed five accused on a seven-day remand each in a case filed over the killing of blogger Ananta Bijoy Das…

September 16, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Nasim assures adequate fund allocation for enclave dev

The minister for health and family welfare, Mohammed Nasim, said on Wednesday sufficient allocation of funds would be provided for the development of the now-defunct enclaves’ people gradually…

September 16, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics
Thousands of people are attending a rally in Malaysia’s capital, Kuala Lumpur, in support of the government on Wednesday. — Reuters photo

Malaysia government supporters march in Kuala Lumpur

Thousands of people are attending a rally in Malaysia’s capital, Kuala Lumpur, in support of the government. The organisers, members of the ruling United Malays National Organisation, say they…

September 16, 2015 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International

4 held in city over medical entrance question paper leak

Members of Rapid Action Battalion arrested four people, including a doctor and a mastermind of the medical entrance test question papers leakage from

September 16, 2015 · 0 comments · National
Hundreds have been waiting at the newly closed border fence.--AP photo

Migrants reach Croatia as Hungary border sealed

The first group of migrants has reached Croatia – a new route to northern European Union countries, a day after Hungary sealed its border with Serbia. The migrants had travelled by bus from southern Serbia. Hundreds spent the night in the open. Many of them are hoping to reach Germany….

September 16, 2015 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
A screenshot of Sajeeb Wazed's article on Washington Times.

Sajeeb asks US to declare Jamaat ‘foreign terrorist organisation’

The prime minister’s adviser for information technology, Sajeeb Wazed, in an article published on lesser known US daily newspaper Washington Times, has called on the US government to declare Jamaat-e-Islami a foreign terrorist organisation and make Bangladesh the centre of its South Asia foreign policy as it enhances national security and economic interests…

September 16, 2015 · 0 comments · National
Janaza of Syed Mohsin Ali held in city

Janaza of Syed Mohsin Ali held in city

The namaz-e-janaza of social welfare minister Syed Mohsin Ali was held at the South Plaza of Jatiya Sangsad Complex in the capital on Wednesday morning…

September 16, 2015 · 2 comments · National

2 foreigner Tabligh members assaulted in city

Miscreants assaulted two foreigners, who are in Bangladesh on a religious programme, at a hotel in the capital’s Gulistan area on Wednesday morning…

September 16, 2015 · 0 comments · National

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