Archive for December 22nd, 2015

Bangladesh to move ahead overcoming all obstacles, says PM

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday expressed the firm resolve that Bangladesh would continue to move ahead overcoming all obstacles with the united efforts of people of all religions…

December 22, 2015 · 0 comments · National
Peruvian tourist robbed off, beaten up in Barisal

Peruvian tourist robbed off, beaten up in Barisal

A Peruvian tourist was admitted to Barisal Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital on Tuesday after goons looted his belongings beating up severely…

December 22, 2015 · 0 comments · National

SC clears way for AL-backed candidate’s unopposed win

The Appellate Division on Tuesday stayed for six weeks a High Court order that had directed the returning officer to accept nomination paper of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party-backed mayoral candidate…

December 22, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

7 accused plead not guilty in Rajib murder case

The seven accused, out of eight, in the blogger Rajib Haider murder case, pleaded innocent before a Dhaka Court on Tuesday…

December 22, 2015 · 0 comments · National

BGB-BSF DG-level meet postponed

The director general-level meeting of Border Guard Bangladesh and Indian Border Security Force has been postponed for ‘unavoidable reasons’…

December 22, 2015 · 0 comments · National
Wreckage of a Super King aircraft chartered by Indian Border Security Force that crashed New Delhi’s outskirts on Tuesday.— NDTV photo

Plane crashes near Delhi, 10 dead

An aircraft crashed into a wall and burst into flames on the outskirts of the Indian capital, New Delhi, on Tuesday, killing all 10 people…

December 22, 2015 · 0 comments · International, South Asia

BSF kills youth on Thakurgaon frontier

A young Bangladeshi cattle trader was gunned down by members of Indian Border Security Force on Bashalgaon border in Haripur of…

December 22, 2015 · 0 comments · National

BNP vice-chairman Altaf’s motorcade attacked in Kalapara

At least 26 injured as the motorcade of Bangladesh Nationalist Party vice-chairman Altaf Hossain Chowdhury came under attack at Rahmatpur on his way to Kalapara from Patuakhali to conduct electioneering for the party nominated candidates on Tuesday morning…

December 22, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics
Indian professor sacked for sexual abuse of Bangladeshi student

Indian professor sacked for sexual abuse of Bangladeshi student

Jawaharlal Nehru University in India has terminated services of an assistant professor after an inquiry committee found him guilty in a case of alleged sexual harassment filed by a Bangladeshi pursuing research under him…

December 22, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics
Al Shabab militants often carry out attacks in Somalia and Kenia.--AP photo

Kenyan Muslims shield Christians in Mandera bus attack

A group of Kenyan Muslims travelling on a bus ambushed by Islamist gunmen protected Christian passengers by refusing to be split into groups, according to eyewitnesses. They told the militants ‘to kill them together or leave them alone’, a local governor told Kenyan media. At least two people were killed in the attack, near the north-eastern village of El Wak […]

December 22, 2015 · 0 comments · International, Other World News
Talibans close to take Helmand town

Talibans close to take Helmand town

Reports from the southern Afghan province of Helmand suggest Taliban militants are close to overrunning the strategically important town of Sangin…

December 22, 2015 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
Minimum age for domestic helps 14 years

Minimum age for domestic helps 14 years

The cabinet on Monday approved a policy for the protection and welfare of domestic helps across the country setting 14 years as the minimum age for domestic workers…

December 22, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

RANA PLAZA TRAGEDY : Court accepts murder charges against Sohel Rana, 40 others

A Dhaka court on Monday issued a warrant for the arrest of 24 people after accepting a charge sheet in the murder case filed over the Rana Plaza collapse that killed 1,135 people in 2013…

December 22, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

Border killings continue

The Border Security Force of India keeps killing unarmed Bangladeshi civilians by shooting and in other ways despite repeated assurances that such serious rights violation in the border would be stopped, rights activists have said…

December 22, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

Exclusive breastfeeding rates fall

The recent years’ countrywide sharp fall in the rates of exclusive breast was attributed to systematic failure to educate new mothers about breastfeeding procedure…

December 22, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

Police begin countrywide drives

The police have started special drives against ‘listed criminals’ across the country ahead of first ever partisan elections to 234 municipal councils slated for December 30…

December 22, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

100MW power import from Tripura turns uncertain over pricing issue

Power import from India’s north-eastern province of Tripura has been uncertain due to disagreement on price of electricity although the trans-border grid is ready for trade…

December 22, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Dalia Khatun Rikta, a councillor candidate for reserve seat in Bogra Municipality, conducts electioneering in the area on Monday. — New Age photo

MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS : EC asks ROs to explain as minister, AL whip, MPs flouts polls code

The Election Commission on Monday asked 12 returning officers to explain what action they had taken against a minister, a ruling Awami League whip and four lawmakers and some mayoral candidates who allegedly flouted electoral code of conduct in the elections to 234 municipal councils slated for December 30…

December 22, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, Politics

MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS : Khaleda for troops deployment

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson, Khaleda Zia, on Monday demanded deployment of army to ensure fair and neutral elections to 234 municipal councils slated for December 30…

December 22, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, Politics

50 injured as party candidates, rebels fight during campaigns

On their campaign trails in the forthcoming municipal elections, activists of party nominated candidates of both Awami League and Bangladesh Nationalist Party and their respective rebel candidates engaged in clashes on Monday, leaving 50 injured across the country…

December 22, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, Politics

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