Archive for December 19th, 2015

2 held with 35 gold bars in Comilla

The police arrested two people along with 35 gold bars at Toll Plaza in Daudkandi of Comilla on Saturday afternoon…

December 19, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Juba Dal leader killed in Jhenaidah

Miscreants hacked a local leader of Jatiyatabadi Juba Dal, youth front of Bangladesh Nationalist Party, to death at Subarnasara in Kaliganj of Jhenaidah on Saturday afternoon…

December 19, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics
India’s main opposition Congress party president Sonia Gandhi and her son and the party’s vice-president Rahul Gandhi (2nd R) arrive at a court in New Delhi, India, December 19, 2015. – Reuters photo

Sonia, Rahul get bail in graft case

An Indian court granted bail to opposition leaders Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul Gandhi on Saturday in a case of involving the alleged misappropriation of party funds…

December 19, 2015 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
– New Age file photo

Situation doesn’t call for troops deployment: CEC

The chief election commissioner, Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad, on Saturday said the prevailing situation at grassroots level does not require deployment of military during the upcoming municipality polls…

December 19, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics
Machete-wielding activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League attack each other at Islamic University in Kushtia forcing authorities to close the university for indefinite period on Saturday. – New Age photo

IU closed for indefinite period after BCL factional clash

Islamic University in Kushtia has been closed for indefinite period following a clash between two factions of the ruling party’s student front Bangladesh Chhatra League…

December 19, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

18 migrants drown as boat sinks off Turkey’s coast

Eighteen people died and 14 were rescued late on Friday after a boat carrying migrants trying to sail to Greece sank off the southern Turkish town of Bodrum…

December 19, 2015 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International

Partners unhappy with role of a BNP-led alliance component 

Some partners of Bangladesh Nationalist Party-led alliance on Saturday expressed disappointment over recent activities of one of its partners…

December 19, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Obama meets San Bernardino victims’ families

US president Barack Obama met with the families of most of the San Bernardino shooting victims on Friday for nearly three hours, and said he was moved by their emphasis on tolerance following the December 2 attacks…

December 19, 2015 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
Actor Cromwell arrested at power plant protest

Actor Cromwell arrested at power plant protest

Actor James Cromwell was among six people arrested at an upstate New York power plant that is under construction…

December 19, 2015 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International

Ferry services resume at Paturia, Shimulia after disruption for fog

Ferry service on Paturia-Daulatdia and Shimulia-Kawrakandi routes resumed after several hours of disruption because of dense fog…

December 19, 2015 · 0 comments · National

1.5 lakh Yaba pills seized in Teknaf

Members of Border Guard Bangladesh in a drive seized 1.5 lakh pieces of Yaba tablet from the Naf River at Sabrang of Teknaf in Cox’s Bazar on Friday night…

December 19, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Drug overdose deaths in US set record

More than 47,000 Americans died from drug overdoses in 2014 – the most ever recorded in one year, US officials say. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report on Friday that showed overdose deaths jumped 7 per cent from just one year earlier. The spike in deaths has coincided with a rapid rise in the abuse of […]

December 19, 2015 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
A still pic of Star Wars movie features British duo John Boyega and Daisy Ridley take lead roles.--BBC photo

Star Wars breaks opening night box office record

The new Star Wars film has set a new opening night box office record in the US and Canada…

December 19, 2015 · 0 comments · Timeout
The UN Security Council votes for peace processin Syria hours of diplomatic negotiation in New York.--AFP photo

UN SC unanimously backs Syria peace plan

The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution outlining a peace process in Syria.The 15-member council reached rare agreement on the issue in a session in New York on Friday…

December 19, 2015 · 0 comments · International, Middle East

Nearly 1,200 condemned prisoners await SC verdict

About 1,200 condemned prisoners have been languishing in condemned cells, for five years or more in some cases, because of delay in disposal of death references and appeals by the Supreme Court…

December 19, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Onlookers gather outside the Isha Khan naval base where two small bombs exploded at mosques in Chittagong on Friday. — AFP photo

Many injured in twin blasts in navy mosques

Several bombs exploded in two mosques in Chittagong naval base during Juma prayers on Friday, leaving more than a dozen people injured.
Investigators detained two civilian staff in this connection…

December 19, 2015 · 0 comments · National, TOP STORIES
Citizen for Good Governance holds a press conference on disclosing information about candidates in the upcoming municipal polls at Dhaka Reporters Unity on Friday. — New Age photo

MUNICIPAL POLLS : Most AL, BNP candidates have criminal records

Most of the mayoral candidates nominated by ruling Awmai League and opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party in the elections to 234 municipal councils scheduled for December 30 are facing or have faced criminal cases…

December 19, 2015 · 0 comments · National, TOP STORIES

Two lakh from Myanmar living in Bangladesh in refugee-like situation: UNHCR

The number of people living in Bangladesh in a ‘refugee-like situation’ now stands at 200,000 who are originating from Myanmar, according to a new UNHCR report released on Friday…

December 19, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

AL leader shot dead in Jamalpur

A local leader of Awami League was shot dead at Sharishabari in Jamalpur on Friday evening.
The 50-year old Hanif Uddin was the president of Hatbari ward unit of Awami League…

December 19, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
People crowd shops of warm clothes as cold weather has started to be felt across the country. The photo was taken in the New Market area of the capital on Friday.   — Indrajit Ghosh

Cold pinches people

Temperature is likely to fall further today, with people already experiencing the pinch of bitter cold, said the Bangladesh Meteorological Department…

December 19, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

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