Archive for December 13th, 2015

Gibson meets Khaleda

Outgoing British High Commissioner in Dhaka Robert Gibson met Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia on Sunday night…

December 13, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Pro-AL panel sweeps Duta election

Pro-Awami League teachers’ platform, known as Blue Panel, swept the Dhaka University Teachers’ Association election held on Sunday…

December 13, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Saudis elect 17 women in landmark local council polls

Saudi Arabians voted 17 women into public office in municipal elections in the conservative Islamic kingdom on Saturday, the first to allow female participation, a state-aligned news site reported on Sunday before all official results were announced…

December 13, 2015 · 0 comments · International, Middle East

Writ seeks compensation for Nirob’s death

A writ petition was filed with the High Court on Sunday seeking its directives for providing Tk 30 lakh as compensation for the death of minor boy Ismail Hossain Nirob after he fell into a manhole in the city’s Shyampur area…

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Heavy clashes break out during Central African Republic referendum

Heavy fighting broke out in a Muslim enclave of Central African Republic’s capital Bangui on Sunday as voters went to the polls to cast their ballots in a constitutional referendum seen as crucial to restoring stability, witnesses said…

December 13, 2015 · 0 comments · International, Other World News
Khaleda calls current govt an ‘evil force’

Khaleda calls current govt an ‘evil force’

Terming the current government an ‘evil force’, Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia on Sunday alleged that it is gradually weakening the country’s security and its sovereignty…

December 13, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

12 hurt in BCL infighting at KUET

At least 12 students were injured in a clash between two factions of Bangladesh Chhatra League ruling party backed student organisation at Khulna University for Engineering and Technology on Saturday midnight…

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Blast in northwestern Pakistan kills 10, injures 50

Ten people were killed and at least 50 injured in a blast in the northwestern Pakistani city of Parachinar on Sunday, officials said, but it was unclear which militant group was responsible…

December 13, 2015 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International

Japan to provide Tk 8660cr loan for 6 projects

The government of Japan will provide Japanese yen 133265 million or Tk 8660 crore under the 36th Official Development Assistance loan package to Bangladesh against six projects to help the country’s development endeavors…

December 13, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Govt, ADB sign deals to expand water resources management project

The government and the Asian Development Bank on Sunday signed a number of agreements for a loan of $45 million to expand a water resources management project in southwest part of Bangladesh for improving agriculture and fisheries production and livelihoods of residents…

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Fire at Russian mental health kills 23

A fire swept through a psychiatric clinic in a village in the Voronezh region south of Moscow late on Saturday killing 23 people, Russia’s Investigative Committee said on Sunday…

December 13, 2015 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International

Saudi-led air strikes kill 19 Yemeni

Saudi-led air strikes killed 19 Yemeni civilians in bombings of homes and a market on Sunday, residents said, a day before a UN-brokered ceasefire is set to start ahead of peace talks to end eight months of war…

December 13, 2015 · 0 comments · International, Middle East

6pc growth along 5 years rare, WB chief economist tells PM

World Bank’s chief economist Kaushik Basu praised Bangladesh’s economic growth over the last few years and said Bangladesh’s constant economic growth over six percent is rare in the world…

December 13, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics
AL men attack BNP candidate in Munshiganj

AL men attack BNP candidate in Munshiganj

A group of ruling Awami League men on Sunday attacked the Bangladesh Nationalist Party backed mayor candidate AKM Ebadur Manur and his campaigners during his electioneering at Kacharighat in Munshiganj…

December 13, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

North Korean pop band cancels Beijing concert, leaves for home

An all-female North Korean pop group formed by leader Kim Jong Un abruptly cancelled a Beijing concert due to ‘communication issues’ and headed…

December 13, 2015 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International
Lalmonirhat priest files GD following death threat

Lalmonirhat priest files GD following death threat

The administrator and priest of Lalmonirhat Church of God, Tapan Kumar Barman, filed a general diary with police after receiving death threat through a…

December 13, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Man kills wife, self in Gazipur

A man killed his wife first and then himself by stabbing at Safipur in Kaliakoir of Gazipur on Saturday night. The couple was identified as Raihan Hossain,38, son of Aftab Hossain, a resident of Chilapara…

December 13, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Paturia-Daulatdia ferry service after four hours

Ferry service on the Paturia-Daulatdia route was suspended early morning on Saturday due to dense fog…

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Journalist Abdullah Al Faruq dies in accident

Journalist Abdullah Al Faruq dies in accident

Former deputy editor of the daily Kaler Kantha Abdullah Al Faruq died at Square Hospital on Sunday morning after being hit by a truck in the city’s Kakrail area early Sunday…

December 13, 2015 · 0 comments · National
Suspected fighters are paraded before the media by Burundian police near a recovered cache of weapons after clashes in the capital Bujumbura onSaturday.--Reuters photo

Death toll from clashes in Burundi capital rises to 90

Nearly 90 people were killed during Friday’s clashes in the Burundian capital, the army said on Saturday, the worst outbreak of violence in Burundi since a failed coup in May. Blasts and gunfire echoed around Bujumbura for most of Friday and residents said officials spent the day collecting bullet-riddled bodies from city streets…

December 13, 2015 · 0 comments · International, Other World News

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