Archive for October 29th, 2015

AL blasts TIB for ‘undermining’ parliament

The Awami League-led 14-party alliance on Thursday threatened to take legal action against Transparency International Bangladesh if it does not apologise for calling ‘Jatiya Sangsad a theatre of puppet show’…

October 29, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Shamsher Mobin questions present BNP’s political ideals

Hours after quitting Bangladesh Nationalist Party, Shamsher Mobin Chowdhury has said he doubts like many others how much the current BNP follows the ideals and thoughts of constructive politics based on which its late president Ziaur Rahman founded the party…

October 29, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Capital city to get underground railroads: Minister

Planning minister AHM Mustafa Kamal on Thursday said underground railroads will be constructed in the capital alongside the metro rail ones…

October 29, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Saudi blogger Raif wins Sakharov prize

Saudi blogger Raif Badawi, who has been sentenced to 1,000 lashes and 10 years in jail for insulting Islam and for cyber crime, was awarded the European Union’s prize for human rights and freedom of thought on Thursday…

October 29, 2015 · 0 comments · International, Middle East

Platini says he alone has vision to lead crisis-shaken FIFA

Suspended UEFA head Michel Platini said on Thursday he was the only person with the vision to lead soccer’s world governing body FIFA out of a corruption scandal but there were opponents who ‘don’t want to give football back to the players’…

October 29, 2015 · 0 comments · Football, Sports
A Chinese government's billboard promoting  the One Child Policy.--

China drops one-child policy

China’s ruling Communist Party said on Thursday it will ease family planning restrictions to allow two children for all couples.

October 29, 2015 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International

JSC, JDC exams begin on Nov 1

Junior School Certificate and Junior Dakhil Certificate examinations-2015 will begin across the country on November 1 with the participation of 23, 25,933 examinees.

October 29, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Identity of masterminds of foreigners’ killing to be made public: minister

The minister for home affairs, Asaduzzaman Khan, on Thursday iterated that the names of those who have the instigated the killings of the two foreign nationals in Dhaka and Rangpur will be disclosed very soon…

October 29, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Moulvibazar-3 by-polls on Dec 8

The by-polls in Moulvibazar-3 constituency that fell vacant with the death of social welfare minister Syed Mohsin Ali will be held on December 8…

October 29, 2015 · 0 comments · National
A September10, 2015 file photo shows BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia appears before the Dhaka Special Judge’s Court-3. — New Age file photo

Khaleda to return home before Nov 7, lawyer informs court

Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia, who is now in London for treatment, would return home before November 7, said her lawyer. Khaleda’s lawyer Masud Ahmed Chowdhury informed…

October 29, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

BSF returns body of Bangladeshi cattle trader thru’ Benapole

Indian Border Security Force on Wednesday returned the body of a Bangladeshi cattle trader who was shot dead by them along Putkhali border Jessore…

October 29, 2015 · 0 comments · National
‘Milestone’ prostate cancer drug

‘Milestone’ prostate cancer drug

The first drug that targets precise genetic mutations in prostate cancer has been shown to be effective in a ‘milestone’ trial by UK scientists. The study, at the Institute of Cancer Research…

October 29, 2015 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International

Nepal turns to China for fuel after India restricts supply

Fuel-starved Nepal has signed an agreement with China to provide gasoline, diesel and cooking gas, after India restricted its supplies as a result of ongoing political protests in…

October 29, 2015 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
Shamsher Mobin Chowdhury

Shamsher Mobin quits politics on health grounds

Bangladesh Nationalist Party vice-chairman Shamsher Mobin Chowdhury has withdrawn himself from all kinds of political activities on…

October 29, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics
German chancellor Angela Merkel and Chinese premier Li Keqiang smile after a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.--Reuters photo

China, Germany agree Syria needs political solution

Chinese premier Li Keqiang said on Thursday there must be a political solution to the crisis in Syria, following talks in Beijing with German chancellor Angela Merkel…

October 29, 2015 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International
Family members of Jamal Uddin, who was injured in October 26 bomb attack at Hussaini Dalan, wail after he succumbs to his injuries on Thursday morning. — Sony Ramany

Another Hussaini Dalan bomb victim dies

Another one victim of the recent bomb attack at Hussaini Dalan in Old Dhaka died from his injuries at Dhaka Medical College Hospital on Thursday morning raising the death toll to two…

October 29, 2015 · 0 comments · National
10 Indian filmmakers return national awards

10 Indian filmmakers return national awards

A group of 10 Indian filmmakers, including Dibakar Banerjee and Anand Patwardhan, announced that they would return their national awards to protest against the ‘threat to diversity and freedom of speech.’…

October 29, 2015 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
Google's Project Loon superpressure balloons have already flown millions of kilometres around the world

Google’s internet balloons to circle Earth

Google believes it is on course to have enough internet-beaming balloons in the stratosphere to form a ring over part of the world next year…

October 29, 2015 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International

Detained war crimes accused dies at hospital

Detained war crimes accused Ahmad Ali of Netrakona died at Dhaka Medical College Hospital while undergoing treatment early Thursday…

October 29, 2015 · 0 comments · National
Tens of thousands of migrants have poured into Slovenia in the past 10 days.--Reuters photo

Austria plans Slovenia border fence

Austria has said it is planning to construct a fence at the main border crossing used by migrants entering the country from Slovenia. Austrian chancellor Werner Faymann said the move would not shut the border, but would allow better control of arrivals…

October 29, 2015 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International

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