Archive for December 16th, 2015

Former enclave people celebrate Victory Day for first time

The residents of former enclaves celebrated the Victory Day for the first time on Wednesday amid much enthusiasm.
Several hundred people of Dasiarchara, former enclave merged with Bangladesh, in Kurigram celebrated the 45th Victory Day chanting ‘Joy Bangla’ slogan, reported United News of Bangladesh…

December 16, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics
President Abdul Hamid and prime minister Sheikh Hasina pay homage to the martyrs of the Liberation War by placing floral wreaths at the National Memorial in Savar on Wednesday marking the 45th Victory Day. – Indrajit Ghosh

Nation celebrates 45th Victory Day

The nation celebrated the 45th Victory Day paying tribute to the freedom fighters who made the supreme sacrifice in the War for Independence to free the nation from marauding Pakistani forces…

December 16, 2015 · 0 comments · National, TOP STORIES
Awami League brings out a procession in the city marking the Victory Day on Wednesday. –– Focusbangla photo

AL brings out colourful Victory Day procession

The ruling Awami League brought out a colourful procession in the capital on Wednesday celebrating marking the Victory Day with a vow to complete the trial of war crimes…

December 16, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics
BNP brings out a procession in the city marking the Victory Day on Wednesday. –– Focusbangla photo

BNP celebrates Victory Day taking out procession

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Wednesday celebrated the 45th Victory Day with holding various programmes, including a Victory Day Procession in the city…

December 16, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Confusion clouds Saudi Arabia’s coalition against militancy

Western nations welcomed Saudi Arabia’s new Islamic coalition against terrorism, but confusion over its role, even among its own members, might undermine its ambitions of tackling militancy and deflecting international criticism of Riyadh…

December 16, 2015 · 0 comments · International, Middle East

Pakistan surprised by its inclusion in Saudi-led military alliance

Pakistan found itself in the crosshairs of Middle Eastern politics on Tuesday as Saudi Arabia named it as part of its newly formed 34-nation military alliance of Muslim countries meant to combat terrorism, without first getting its consent, reports Pakistani newspaper Dawn on Wednesday. Talking to journalists, Pakistani foreign secretary Aizaz Chaudhry said that he was surprised to read the […]

December 16, 2015 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
Chittagong Govt College halls closed after BCL, Shibir clash

Chittagong Govt College halls closed after BCL, Shibir clash

Chittagong Government College authorities closed all the residential halls of the college after five people were injured in a clash between ruling Awami League-backed student organisation Bangladesh Chhatra League and Jamaat-e-Islami- backed student organisation Islami Chhatra Shibir over placing wreaths at Shaheed Minar at Chittagong Government College on Wednesday…

December 16, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Reports on female diplomat baseless, claims Pakistan high commission

The Pakistan high commission in Dhaka on Wednesday claimed that reports published in the media in Dhaka on allegations against one of its female diplomats of having link with militancy were ‘baseless.’…

December 16, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Balloon-gas cylinder blast kills one in Chittagong

A man was killed and five others injured in an explosion of a balloon-gas cylinder at a Victory Day fair in Boalkhali in Chittagong on Wednesday afternoon…

December 16, 2015 · 0 comments · National

CU Shibir leader arrested from jail gate

Hathajari police on Wednesday arrested the general secretary of Bangladesh Islami Chhatra Shibir, Jamaat-e-Islami backed student organisation of Chittagong University unit from jail gate in Chittagong…

December 16, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

War crimes suspect held in Jaipurhat

Police in a drive arrested an alleged war criminal from Koroi village in Jaipurhat on Tuesday night…

December 16, 2015 · 0 comments · National
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Construction worker dies as InterContinental Dhaka ceiling collapses

A construction worker died and 10 others injured early Wednesday as a ceiling of under-construction structure of InterContinental Dhaka collapsed on them at Shahbagh in the city…

December 16, 2015 · 0 comments · National

2 crushed under train in Tangail

Two teenage boys were crushed under the wheels of a train at Analia Bari of Kalihati in Tangail on Wednesday…

December 16, 2015 · 0 comments · National
No IS in the country, reiterates home minister

No IS in the country, reiterates home minister

Home minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Wednesday reiterated there is no existence of militant group Islamic State in the country and the government is trying to clamp down on extremism…

December 16, 2015 · 0 comments · National

‘Robber’ killed in Brahmanbaria ‘gunfight’

A suspected robber was killed in a reported gunfight between his cohorts and police at village Dharanti in Sarail of Brahmanbaria early Wednesday…

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Trump a ‘chaos candidate,’ Jeb Bush says, citing Muslim ban

Trump a ‘chaos candidate,’ Jeb Bush says, citing Muslim ban

Republican presidential contender Jeb Bush sharply criticised front-runner Donald Trump in a debate on Tuesday for proposing to ban Muslims from entering the United States, calling him a ‘chaos candidate’ adept at delivering one-liners…

December 16, 2015 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International

19 bodies found in Mexico mass grave

Mexican authorities on Tuesday said they found 19 bodies buried in a mass grave in the southwestern state of Guerrero…

December 16, 2015 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
Important establishments in the capital have been illuminated on the occasion of Victory Day today. The photo was taken at Motijheel on Tuesday. — Sourav Lasker

Victory Day today

Bangladesh celebrates the 45th Victory Day today recalling the heroic freedom fighters who made the supreme sacrifice in the War for Independence to free the nation from Pakistani occupation forces…

December 16, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National

No one can say how many decorated FFs are alive

No government office could say exactly how many of the 676 decorated freedom fighters are living.
The association of Gallantry Award Holding Freedom Fighters and other non government bodies dealing with freedom fighters’ issues also could not provide the information…

December 16, 2015 · 1 comment · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

N-POWER PROJECT : Dhaka, Moscow initial final contract

Dhaka and Moscow on Tuesday initialled general contract for the construction, commission and operation of the proposed Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant in Pabna at a cost of $11 billion…

December 16, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

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