Archive for December 12th, 2015

Blasts near hospital in Syria’s Homs city kill 16

Twin explosions in a government-controlled neighbourhood of Syria’s Homs city killed at least 16 people and wounded scores more on Saturday…

December 12, 2015 · 0 comments · International, Middle East

Changed global situation led BNP to contest polls: Fakhrul

Acting Bangladesh Nationalist Party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Saturday said the party had no alternative but to contest…

December 12, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics
Bhashani’s 135th birth anniversary observed in Tangail

Bhashani’s 135th birth anniversary observed in Tangail

The 135th birth anniversary of Maulana Abdul Hamid Khan Bhashani was observed at Maulana Bhashani Science and Technology University campus at Santosh in Tangail with various programmes on Saturday…

December 12, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics
Saudi women vote at a polling center during the country's municipal elections in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Saturday, December 12, 2015.  -- AP photo

Saudi women vote for the first time in landmark election

Saudi women are heading to polling stations across the kingdom on Saturday, both as voters and candidates for the first time in this landmark election…

December 12, 2015 · 0 comments · International, Middle East

10 missing as vessel hits boat at Narayanganj

At least 10 people went missing as a ferry boat sunk after being hit by a vessel at Decreer Char in Narayanganj on Saturday…

December 12, 2015 · 0 comments · National
Prime minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurates river training works of Padma Bridge by unveiling a plaque at Janzira on Saturday. – Focusbangla photo

PM launches main piling works of Padma bridge

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Saturday inaugurated construction works of main piling of the much-expected Padma Bridge and river training works…

December 12, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Woman burnt at beauty parlour dies at DMCH

A young woman succumbed to her burns at Dhaka Medical College Hospital on Saturday morning four days after she was burnt at a beauty parlour in South Keraniganj on the outskirts of the capital…

December 12, 2015 · 0 comments · National

4 of a family hurt in gas pipeline blast in Khulna

Four members of a family, including a policeman, suffered burn injuries as a gas pipeline exploded at
Mojgani in Khulna city on Saturday morning…

December 12, 2015 · 0 comments · National
Climate deal text ‘agreed’ in Paris

Climate deal text ‘agreed’ in Paris

Organisers of the climate talks in Paris say a final text has been agreed after nearly two weeks of intensive negotiations…

December 12, 2015 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
Ferries remain stranded at pontoons at Shimulia ferry point due to dense fog.--New Age photo

Dense fog disrupt ferry services at Paturia, Shimulia

Dense fog disrupted ferry services on Shimulia-Kawrakandi and Paturia-Daulatdia routes on river Padma since Friday night…

December 12, 2015 · 0 comments · National
Manholes on many footpaths in the capital remain open, posing a threat of fatal accidents. The photo was taken near AGB Colony of Motijheel on Friday. — Sanaul Haque

Open manholes turns city roads into death traps

Several thousand open manholes and sewerages without slab have turned many roads and pavements in the capital into death traps.
City planners blame lack of coordination among the agencies concerned for the death traps…

December 12, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

ADP IMPLEMENTATION : Planning ministry to go hard

The planning ministry, on the back of the slowest ADP implementation rate in nearly a decade, has taken a hard line to speed up public spending by major government agencies, a high level meeting decided…

December 12, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

MUNICIPAL POLLS : EC seeks 1,204 executive magistrates

The Election Commission on Thursday sought 1,204 executive magistrates to operate mobile courts for preventing violation of electoral code conduct in elections to 234 municipal councils slated for December 30…

December 12, 2015 · 0 comments · National, TOP STORIES
A picture taken on Friday shows banners with messages related to global warming attached to an Eiffel Tower made of bistro chairs at the venue of the United Nations conference on climate change COP21 in Le Bourget, on the outskirts of Paris. — AFP photo

Climate talks run overtime amid disputes

Sleep-starved envoys tasked with staving off catastrophic climate change are on track to seal a historic accord, the French hosts of UN talks said Friday although the biggest pitfalls were yet to be cleared…

Country’s independence is at stake: Khaleda

Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia on Friday said presently the country’s independence and sovereignty was extremely ‘at stake’…

December 12, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

Bangladeshi tortured to death by BSF

A Bangladeshi national was tortured to death by members of Indian Border Security Force in Jahurpur border area in Sadar upazila early Friday…

December 12, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Bhashani’s 135th birth anniv today

Bhashani’s 135th birth anniv today

Today is the 135th anniversary of birth of Maulana Abdul Hamid Khan Bhashani.
Different political parties and socio-cultural organisations in Dhaka and elsewhere in the country have taken elaborate programmes marking the day…

December 12, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National

BNP thinks govt keeps 47 Jamaat men in mayoral race

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party thinks that the government is trying to keep 47 leaders of BNP-led alliance partner Jamaat-e-Islami in mayoral race against BNP candidates in the first-ever partisan elections to 234 municipal councils…

December 12, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, Politics

RUET BCL leader picked up

Rapid Action Battalion picked up a leader of Bangladesh Chhatra Leauge, the ruling Awami League-backed student organisation, on early Thursday, claimed the family…

December 12, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, Politics

Nepal’s fuel crisis will push almost a million people into poverty

With a large cone-shaped bamboo basket strapped to her back, Nirmala Bhandari treks two hours every day from her village to a protected forest in the hills, heaving it back filled with enough firewood to cook food for her three children…

December 12, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, International, South Asia

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