Archive for November, 2015

BNP’s polls preparation afoot; starts sending nomination letters Tuesday

In its catch-up drive, Bangladesh Nationalist Party is going to start sending nomination letters on Tuesday to its selected mayoral aspirants to contest the December-30 municipal polls as the party has completed over 80 percent of its candidate selection job as of Monday, party insiders said…

November 30, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Pakistan summons BD high commissioner, denies war atrocities

Apparently rejecting the facts on executed war criminals, Pakistan on Monday summoned Bangladesh acting High Commissioner in Islamabad and conveyed that it is important to move forward in the spirit of goodwill, friendship and harmony for the collective good of the people of Bangladesh and Pakistan…

November 30, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Tejgaon troublemakers to be held: Annisul

Mayor of Dhaka North City Corporation Annisul Huq on Monday said law enforcers have been asked to arrest the troublemakers involved in Sunday’s Tejgaon truck stand violence…

November 30, 2015 · 0 comments · National
State minister for foreign affairs Shahriar Alam.

State minister Shahriar Alam among 8 get death threat

State minister for foreign affairs Shahriar Alam and seven others on Monday received death threats through a letter sent out by an unidentified sender to a Rajshahi newspaper claiming to be militant group Ansar-al-Islam…

November 30, 2015 · 0 comments · National

23 to die for murders in Gazipur, Sylhet, Narayanganj, Chittagong

A total of 23 people were awarded death sentences by different courts in Gazipur, Sylhet Narayanganj, Chittagong on Monday for four murder cases…

November 30, 2015 · 0 comments · National
Committees to be formed to settle disputes among govt bodies

Committees to be formed to settle disputes among govt bodies

The government on Monday approved a proposal to constitute two committees to settle disputes among government bodies through negotiations avoiding civil legal suits…

November 30, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Runaway policeman held again

Police on Monday arrested the sacked policeman who fled custody at a Dhaka court on Sunday was held again on Monday from Roysaheb Bazar, adjacent to the court, in Old Dhaka…

November 30, 2015 · 0 comments · National
Managing committees of schools realising extra fees to be dissolved: HC

Managing committees of schools realising extra fees to be dissolved: HC

The High Court on Monday ruled that managing committees of schools those realise fees higher than the government fixed rate for appearing in secondary school certificate examinations would…

November 30, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Thai fishing industry run trafficking racket

A three-year investigation into slavery on Thailand’s fishing boats has uncovered a well-oiled system of trafficking, abuse and exploitation in the southern port of Kantang, leading to…

November 30, 2015 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International

Israel convicts two Jews for killing Palestinian teen

An Israeli court on Monday found two Jewish defendants guilty of the 2014 murder of a Palestinian teenager in Jerusalem, but held off on formally convicting a…

November 30, 2015 · 0 comments · International, Middle East

7 hacked to death in Congo hospital, dozens killed in clashes with Ugandan rebels

At least 30 people including one UN peacekeeper were killed in clashes pitting the army and UN troops against Ugandan Islamist rebels in…

November 30, 2015 · 0 comments · International, Other World News
Election Commission

EC turns down demands for deferral of polls, MPs in campaign

The Election Commission on Monday rejected the demands of Awami League and Jatiya Party to let lawmakers take part in electioneering in municipal polls and the Bangladesh Nationalist Party’s demand of…

November 30, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics
BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia appears before the Dhaka Special Judge’s Court-9 at Bakshibazar on Monday. — Focusbangla photo

Khaleda gets bail in Niko graft case

Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia is expected to surrender before a Dhaka court today in connection with the…

November 30, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics
4 ‘JMB men’ held in city

4 ‘JMB men’ held in city

Detectives arrested four suspected members of banned Islamist militant outfit Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh from the city’s Uttara area…

November 30, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics
A file photo shpws police escorts Bangladesh Nationalist Party’s acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir to jail after a Dhaka court rejected his bail prayer.

SC upholds bail for Fakhrul

The Supreme Court on Monday upheld the High Court’s rule granting Bangladesh Nationalist Party acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir three-month bail in three cases of vandalism and arson…

November 30, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Energy secy Abu Bakar Siddique dies

The secretary to energy, power and mineral resources division, Md Abu Bakar Siddique, died of cancer in city’s Square Hospital in the early Monday…

November 30, 2015 · 0 comments · National
The Eiffel Tower was lit up on Sunday evening in support of the climate conference.--Reuters photo

Poor left behind in climate talks

A critical UN conference aimed at agreeing a new global approach to climate change is set to open in Paris. The meeting, known as COP21, will see negotiators from 195 countries attempt to finalise a new treaty over the next two weeks…

November 30, 2015 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
US president Barack Obama was joined by French president Francois Hollande and Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo in paying respect to Paris victims.--BBC photo

Obama lays rose for Paris victims

US president Barack Obama has visited the scene of the Bataclan theatre attack in Paris, after arriving in the city for the UN climate change summit…

November 30, 2015 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
Fellows carry a man injured in police firing during a clash between truckers and law enforcers at Tejgaon in Dhaka on Sunday. — Ali Hossain Mintu

TEJGAON TRUCK TERMINAL : Truckers confine mayor, foil evection drive

Transport workers confined Dhaka north city mayor Annisul Huq in an office at Tejgaon truck terminal for
three hours as a worker sustained bullet injury when they clashed with police during eviction of the reportedly illegal truck terminal on Sunday…

November 30, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

JAMAAT-LINKED BUSINESS ENTITIES : Central bank to get revised list

The ministry of finance will revise the list of Jamaat-linked banks and commercial establishments it sent to Bangladesh Bank last week for regulatory actions, as the planned list will comprise only banks and financial institutions…

November 30, 2015 · 1 comment · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

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