Archive for October 19th, 2015

BD female worker recruitment by KSA hits snag

The refusal by many Saudi companies to hire Bangladeshi female workers has complicated the recruitment of housemaids, leading to a black market and a sharp rise in recruitment costs…

October 19, 2015 · 0 comments · National

21,316 people killed in BD road crashes in 2012: WHO

Observing that half of all road traffic deaths are among pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists; the World Health Organisation reveals that around 21,316 people were killed in road accidents across Bangladesh in 2012 alone…

October 19, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Aussie tourists harassed in India for Hindu goddess tattoo

An Australian couple has said they were harassed at a restaurant in southern India by people who objected to a tattoo of a Hindu goddess on the man’s leg…

October 19, 2015 · 0 comments · International, South Asia

2 siblings, their cousin killed in Rangpur accident

Two siblings and one of their cousins were killed as a bus crashed into their bicycle at Darshana intersection of the city on Monday afternoon…

October 19, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Murder mystery to be unwrapped soon, Menon tells envoys

Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister Rashed Khan Menon on Monday said unfolding the mystery behind the killing of two foreign nationals is now a matter of time…

October 19, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

SQ Chy seeks depositions by 5 Pakistanis

Death-row war crimes convict Salauddin Quader Chowdhury has filed a petition with the Supreme Court seeking depositions by eight people, including five Pakistanis, as defence witnesses during hearing on his review petition…

October 19, 2015 · 1 comment · National, Politics

Ex-minister’s nephew stabs weaver to death

The nephew of former minster for fisheries and livestock, Abdul Latif Biswas, is on the run after he allegedly stabbed a weaver to death over a family dispute in Sirajganj on Sunday…

October 19, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Follow fare chart, Quader to transport workers

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Monday said the BRTA drive will continue to force the transport workers to stop charging extra fares from passengers…

October 19, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

JU BCL leaders sacked from job, teaches withdraw strike

The authorities of Jahangirnagar University on Monday sacked a leader of Bangladesh Chhatra League from his job at the university’s registrar’s office after the university teachers association went…

October 19, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Govt extremely responsive to foreigners’ security requests: Bernicat

United States ambassador in Dhaka Marcia Bernicat on Monday said the government of Bangladesh has been extremely responsive to their requests to help ensure foreigners’ safety in the face of the current threat…

October 19, 2015 · 0 comments · National

17-member people’s probe body to probe medical admission question paper leak

A 17-member committee led by economist Anu Muhammad was formed on Monday to investigate into the allegation of leak out of question paper admission test to medical and dental colleges…

October 19, 2015 · 0 comments · National
Cabinet ---BSS photo

Salaries and perks of constitutional positions almost doubled

The cabinet on Monday approved a proposal raising the salaries and perks of all those who hold constitutional positions from the president to members of parliament by almost 91 per cent…

October 19, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics
4 Adamya Bangladesh volunteers get bail

4 Adamya Bangladesh volunteers get bail

A Dhaka metropolitan magistrate’s court has granted bail to four members of voluntary organisation Adamya Bangladesh, who were arrested on…

October 19, 2015 · 0 comments · National

GP files defamation case against Jugantor, Jamuna TV

Mobile phone operation Grameen Phone on Monday filed a defamation case against vernacular daily Jugantor and television channel Jamuna TV seeking Tk 200 crore compensation for…

October 19, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Churches torn down in Indonesia’s Aceh after religious violence

Authorities in Indonesia’s conservative Aceh province on Monday began tearing down several small Christian churches after hard-line Muslims demanded their closure, citing a lack of…

October 19, 2015 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International
A July 6, 2015 file photo shows an investor holds onto prayer beads as he watches a board showing stock prices at a brokerage office in Beijing.--Reuters photo

China’s economic growth falls to 6.9pc

China’s economy grew 6.9 per cent in the third quarter, the weakest rate since the global financial crisis.
The growth rate is below the government’s seven per cent target…

October 19, 2015 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, Business, International
Artisans giving final touch on Durga idols on Sunday as the puja begins Monday.--Focusbangla photo

Dugra Puja begins

Durga puja, the biggest religious festival of the Hindus, begun today through the celebration of Mahashashthi puja…

October 19, 2015 · 0 comments · National
JU teachers on strike for indefinite period

JU teachers on strike for indefinite period

The Jahangirnagar University Teacher’s Association started an indefinite all out strike on Monday as their demand of canceling appointment of Bangladesh Chhatra League leader was not met by Sunday. The association on Sunday decided to go on such movement at an executive meeting as their demand was not met by the deadline they had issued. Most of the teachers have […]

October 19, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Hindu group for ‘buddhi shuddhi’ of protesting Indian authors

An ultra-rightist Hindu group Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha performed a ‘Buddhi Shuddhi’ (cleansing the intellect) yajna, so that some ‘sense’ would prevail among the literatures who are returning back prestigious awards protesting at growing intolerance in India…

October 19, 2015 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
An image from Twitter of Sanafi al-Nasr, a top Khorasan Group leader.--CNN photo

Pentagon claims killing Khorasan Group leader in Syria

The leader of an al Qaeda-linked group allegedly bent on attacking the West has been killed in an airstrike by the US-led coalition in Syria, US officials said Sunday…

October 19, 2015 · 0 comments · International, Middle East

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