Archive for December 25th, 2015

President Abdul Hamid cuts a cake at a reception he arranged for the Christian community marking the Christmas at Bangabhaban on Friday.  ––Focusbangla Photo.

Christmas celebrated

The Christian community in Bangladesh on Friday celebrated the holy Christmas, marking the emergence of their prophet Jesus Christ amid festivity and religious fervour…

December 25, 2015 · 0 comments · National
Devotes bring brought out in the capital marking the Eid-e-Miladunnabi on Friday. ––BSS Photo.

Eid-e-Miladunnabi observed

Eid-e-Miladunnabi was observed in the country on Friday commemorating the birth of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) 1,443 years ago on this day of the month of Rabiul Awal with divine blessings for the mankind…

December 25, 2015 · 0 comments · National
Nuclear power plant contract inked

Nuclear power plant contract inked

Dhaka and Moscow on Friday evening inked the general contract for the implementation of the proposed Rooppur Nuclear Power Project, the biggest project in terms of investment, in Pabna at a cost of $12.65 billion…

December 25, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Indian PM Modi makes surprise visit to Pakistan

The Indian prime minister, Narendra Modi, made a surprise stopover in Lahore in Pakistan on Friday to meet his counterpart, Nawaz Sharif, the first visit to Pakistan by an Indian prime minister in more than a decade…

December 25, 2015 · 0 comments · International, South Asia

Petrol bombs found at Bangshal rooftop, one held

The Rapid Action Battalion on early Friday recovered six petrol bombs and 12 bottles of chemicals and arrested one person in this connection at the rooftop of a house near Bangshal crossing in Old Dhaka…

December 25, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Militant den bust: 3 remanded in custody

Three militancy suspects arrested with hand-made grenades and explosives in a 14-hour operation at a Mirpur house on Thursday were remanded in police custody for interrogation for six days on Friday…

December 25, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Bangladesh face Maldives in must-win contest

Bangladesh coach Maruful Haque is trying his best to restore the confidence of his charges before their must-win contest against Maldives in the SAFF Suzuki Cup on Saturday…

December 25, 2015 · 0 comments · Football, Sports

Kushtia clash leaves 1 dead

A man was killed and nine others injured in a clash between two rival groups at Takimara village in Kustia on Friday noon…

December 25, 2015 · 0 comments · National
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Blast in Rajshahi Ahmadiyya mosque kills one

A blast on Friday in a mosque of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community at Rajshahi’s Baghmara upazila killed at least one person and injured several others…

December 25, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Pakistan says allegations against female diplomat ‘baseless’

Pakistan termed the allegations brought against one of its female diplomats, who has been withdrawn from Dhaka this week, as ‘baseless’ and…

December 25, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics
Eid-e-Miladunnabi being observed

Eid-e-Miladunnabi being observed

The holy Eid-e-Miladunnabi, marking the birth and demise of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (pbuh), is being observed in the country with due religious solemnity…

December 25, 2015 · 0 comments · National
Christmas being celebrated

Christmas being celebrated

The Christian community of the country is celebrating Christmas as elsewhere across the world, commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ…

December 25, 2015 · 0 comments · National

RAB detain United Hospital male nurse for patient abuse

Rapid Action Battalion early Friday detained the staff of United Hospital, who is accused of molesting a female patient at the hospital’s intensive care unit…

December 25, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Over 100 killed in gas tanker fire in Nigeria

A gas tanker truck ignited an inferno at a crowded industrial gas plant in Nigeria, killing scores of people lining up to refill their cooking gas cylinders…

December 25, 2015 · 0 comments · International, Other World News
World intoxicated by consumerism: Pope

World intoxicated by consumerism: Pope

Pope Francis has warned the world’s 1.2 billion Roman Catholics not to be ‘intoxicated’ by possessions in his annual Christmas homily…

December 25, 2015 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
Police seize locally made hand grenades at a house in Shah Ali area of Mirpur Section-1 in the capital on Thursday. 
— Ali Hossain Mintu

JMB suspects held, explosives seized

Seven militancy suspects were held and 17 grenades, huge explosives and suicide vests were seized in a 14-hour-long operation in a building at Mirpur in the city that ended on Thursday without any casualties though sounds of explosions and several gunshots were heard…

December 25, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS : Attacks on rivals continue

Attacks on rival candidates and their campaigners by ruling Awami League activists continued as incidents of violence reported from at least four municipalities on Thursday…

December 25, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

Breast milk substitutes sold flouting law

Global food giants market breast-milk substitutes in Bangladesh flouting the International Code of Marketing of Breast milk Substitutes. The international code aims to shield breastfeeding from commercial promotion…

December 25, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

25 dead in Saudi Arabia hospital fire

A fire ripped through a hospital in Saudi Arabia on Thursday, killing at least 25 people and injuring 123, the authorities said. The blaze broke out in the intensive care unit and the maternity department of the Jazan General Hospital…

Police bar the procession of Prokrichi-BCS Samannay Committee in Farmgate are in the city on Thursday when they went to submit a memorandum to prime minister Sheikh Hasina. — New Age photo

Aggrieved officers take to streets demanding pay restructuring

Aggrieved officers’ march on way to the Prime Minister’s Office on Thursday morning to hand in a memorandum seeking removal of various disparities from the new pay structure brought traffic to a halt on the busy Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue at Farmgate…

December 25, 2015 · 0 comments · Back Page, National, TOP STORIES

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