Archive for December 2nd, 2015

48 more Bangladeshi boat people returns from Myanmar

More 48 Bangladeshi boat people returns home today afternoon after a battalion commander level bilateral flag meeting between border guards of Bangladesh and…

December 2, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Moves on to impose higher interest rates on Bangladesh: Muhith

The minister for finance, AMA Muhith, on Wednesday said Bangladesh strongly needs to resist some of the development partners’ bid to raise their interest rates and other charges against their loans to…

December 2, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Nizami confesses to his guilt, seeks lesser punishment: AG

The attorney general, Mahbubey Alam, on Wednesday said condemned war crimes convict Jamaat-e-Islami amir Matiur Rahman Nizami appealed for reducing…

December 2, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics
Bangladesh values Dhaka-London ties: PM

Bangladesh values Dhaka-London ties: PM

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Wednesday said her government attaches great importance to the relations between Dhaka and London as the United Kingdom is Bangladesh’s time-tested friend…

December 2, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Pakistan hangs 4 convicts of Peshawar school attack

Pakistan executed four men on Wednesday for involvement in the massacre of 134 children at an army-run school in the northwestern city of Peshawar last year, media and security sources said…

December 2, 2015 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
Parbatya Chattagram Jana Sanghati Samiti president Jyotirindra Bodhipirya Larma.--New Age photo

Santu issues deadline for implementing CHT deal

Parbatya Chattagram Jana Sanghati Samiti president Jyotirindra Bodhipirya Larma on Wednesday issued a deadline for the government to implement the Chittagong Hill Tracts Accord of 1997 till January 1 and threatened to all out programmes to force the government to implement the deal…

December 2, 2015 · 0 comments · National
Mobile court to punish stalkers using mobile phone: Tarana

Mobile court to punish stalkers using mobile phone: Tarana

The state minister for post, telecommunications and information technology, Tarana Halim, on Wednesday said that the by mobile courts would be introduced to people who harass women over cell phones…

December 2, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Bangladeshi killed by Indian Khasi people on Sylhet border

A young man was gunned down by Indian Khasi community people in Jaintapur border area in Sylhet on Wednesday morning…

December 2, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Throat-slit body of polytech staff found in Dinajpur

Dinajpur police recovered slaughtered body of a man from a students’ mess in the district town on Tuesday night…

December 2, 2015 · 0 comments · National
Save voices of free thinkers in Bangladesh: Avijit’s wife

Save voices of free thinkers in Bangladesh: Avijit’s wife

Rafida Bonya Ahmed, the widow of Bangladeshi-American blogger Avijit Roy, has urged the international community to come forward to help save the voices of Bangladeshi journalists, writers, bloggers, and publishers and help them maintain a healthy secular society…

December 2, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Suu Kyi discusses transfer of power with president

Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi discussed the smooth transfer of power to her party with president Thein Sein on Wednesday, the first time the two have met since her National League for Democracy swept a November election…

December 2, 2015 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International

2 killed in ‘gunfights’ in Jessore, Chapainawabganj

A suspected robber and an alleged terrorist were killed in separate incidents of ‘gunfight’ with the law enforcers in Jessore and Chapainawabganj early Wednesday…

December 2, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Australia blames China for ‘massive’ cyber-attack

A major cyber-attack against Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology that may have compromised potentially sensitive national security information is being blamed on China, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation reported on Wednesday…

December 2, 2015 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International

Extremist killed in gunfight with rivals in Jessore

An activist of underground outfit Purba Banglar Communist Party was killed in a gunfight with his rivals at Ranigati village of Abhaynagar in Jessore early Wednesday…

December 2, 2015 · 0 comments · National

RMG factory fire burns 5 in Savar

Five workers sustained burn injuries as a fire broke out at readymade garments factory at Najimnagar on the Hemayetpur-Singair road in Savar upazila on Wednesday morning…

December 2, 2015 · 0 comments · National
In Chennai of India staffs and visitors move from a flooded Government hospital after heavy rains in Chennai on Tuesday.-- AP Photo

Heavy flooding causes chaos in southern India

The heaviest rainfall in over a century caused widespread flooding across the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, driving thousands of people from their homes, shutting down factories and paralysing the airport in the state capital Chennai…

December 2, 2015 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
Mario Bravo said he suspected from an early age that he was not being brought up by his biological parents.--Reuters photo

Former Argentine political prisoner reunited with son after 39 years

A former Argentine political prisoner and her son have met for the first time since she gave birth in the cell of a clandestine detention centre in 1976…

December 2, 2015 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International
Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla are seen with their daughter named Max in this image released on Tuesday.— Reuters photo

Zucherberg to give away 99pc Facebook shares

Mark Zuckerberg will put 99 per cent of his Facebook Inc shares, currently worth about $45 billion, into a new philanthropy project focusing on human potential and equality, he and his wife said Tuesday in a letter to their newborn daughter…

December 2, 2015 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
The Russian plane crashed near the Syria-Turkish border after being hit by a missile from a Turkish fighter jet last week.--BBC photo

US urges Turkey and Russia to end row over downed plane

US president Barack Obama has urged Turkey and Russia to reduce tensions, a week after Turkish jets shot down a Russian warplane. After talks with Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Paris, Obama reaffirmed US support for ‘Turkey’s right to defend itself and its airspace’…

December 2, 2015 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International

School teaching riddled with mediocrity

People with good academic record appear to shy away from the teaching profession as 83 per cent of HSC and 61 per cent of SSC graduate teachers teaching at secondary level educational institutions have secured either second division or third division marks…

December 2, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

Advertisement