Archive for December, 2015

98.52pc pass PSC, 92.33pc JSC

The results of this year’s Primary School Certificate and Junior School Certificate and their equivalent examinations were published on Thursday showing 98.52 and 92.33 pass percentages respectively…

December 31, 2015 · 0 comments · National

BNP rejects municipal polls results

Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Thursday rejected the results of just concluded municipal polls saying the Election Commission failed to carry out its constitutional responsibilities…

December 31, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

SC releases full verdict commuting Sayedee’s death sentence

The Appellate Division on Thursday released its full verdict in the appeal of war crimes convict Delwar Hossain Sayedee commuting the death sentence to life term jail for his crimes against humanity…

December 31, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics
Bill Cosby arrives at court to face a felony charge of aggravated indecent assault Wednesday, December 30, 2015, in Elkins Park, Pa. Cosby was charged Wednesday with drugging and sexually assaulting a woman at his home 12 years ago. -- AP photo

Bill Cosby charged with 2004 drugging, sex assault of woman

Bill Cosby was arrested in the twilight of his life and career Wednesday and charged with a decade-old sex crime after a barrage of accusations from dozens of women made a mockery of his image as TV’s wise and understanding Cliff Huxtable…

December 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
Floodwater from the Meramec River surrounds the bridge deck of I-44 and Highway 141 in southwest St Louis County, Wednesday, December 30, 2015. A rare winter flood threatened nearly two dozen federal levees in Missouri and Illinois on Wednesday as rivers rose, prompting evacuations in several places. – AP photo

Record flooding hits US Midwest, threatens South

Swollen rivers in the US Midwest and other regions brought flood warnings for over 12 million Americans on Wednesday as scores of buildings were submerged after days of intense rain in which 24 people have died…

December 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
An armed police man patrols at the Grand Place in Brussels on Tuesday. Authorities in Brussels on Wednesday called off the city’s traditional New Year’s Eve fireworks display, citing fears of a militant attack.  — AP photo

Brussels New Year fireworks cancelled over attack fears

Authorities in the Belgian capital Brussels on Wednesday called off the city’s traditional New Year’s Eve fireworks display, citing fears of a militant attack…

December 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
From left, stamping ballots openly continues at a polling centre at Tarabo Ruposhi New Model School and College in Narayanganj; at a primary school in Manikganj; at Panthisila High School under Sitakundu in Chittaong; a man carries firearm at PTI centre in Munshiganj and a ballot box lies damaged after a clash at Pandupara of Kuakata in Patuakhali during municipal polls on Wednesday. — New Age/Focusbangla photos

Rigging, violence mar polls

The capturing of polling stations, widespread ballot stuffing, snatching of ballot papers and intimidation of rivals by ruling Awami League activists marked the first-ever partisan elections to 234 municipalities on Wednesday when a man was killed and 150 were wounded in violence…

December 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

Ballot boxes stuffed before voting in several districts

Hours before the voting for municipality elections began at 8am Wednesday across the country, ballot paper had been snatched and ballot boxes stuffed at various centres in several districts…

December 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

AL wins most municipalities

Unofficial results reached New Age till 1:00am on Thursday showed that the ruling Awami League was wining most of the municipalities that went to the polls on Wednesday…

December 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

Elections completed peacefully, except stray incidents: CEC

Chief election commissioner Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad on Wednesday said the polls to 234 municipalities were completed peacefully, except some stray incidents…

December 31, 2015 · 2 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

LOOKING BACK 2015 : Violence, no space for opposition mark politics

Bangladesh witnessed the worst ever political violence of recent times in the outgoing year with the space for opposition parties in and outside the parliament coming to be restricted because of government high-handedness…

December 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

UNREGISTERED MOTORCYCLES : Finance Div refuses to reduce fee for registration

The finance division has rejected a proposal to reduce the registration fees of unregistered motorcycles saying it would cause loss of revenue to the tune of Tk 150 crore per year…

December 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

Huge presence of law men fails to ensure free, fair polls: Brotee

Election monitoring group Brotee on Wednesday said polling centre capturing, ousting polling agents and casting forged votes could not be resisted in the municipality elections despite presence of huge number of law enforcers…

December 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Inner Pages, National

AL men enjoy field day in Tarabo municipal polls

At least 15 young ruling Awami League men were found stuffing ballots in one booth of the Ruposi New Model High School polling centre in Tabao, Narayangaj on the midday of Wednesday…

December 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, Politics, TOP STORIES

BNP rejects poll results

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Wednesday night decided to reject the results of the municipal polls for what they said ‘widespread vote rigging across the country.’…

December 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, Politics

AL satisfied, says Hanif

The ruling Awami League on Wednesday expressed its satisfaction over the municipality polls saying it was held peacefully across the country except ‘some stray incidents.’…

December 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, Politics

Over 1m reach Europe by sea in 2015: UN

Over one million migrants and refugees crossed the Mediterranean Sea to Europe in 2015, nearly half of them Syrians, the UN refugee agency said Wednesday…

GOLD SMUGGLING AT DHAKA AIRPORT : Customs, CAAB at loggerheads over aircraft search

The customs department and Civil Aviation Authority Bangladesh are at loggerheads over searching aircrafts at the airports upon specific information of carrying smuggled gold…

December 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Back Page, National
Police chase people after supporters of Awami League-backed and rebel candidates in municipal poll engage in a fight at PTI centre in Munshiganj on Wednesday. — Indrajit Ghosh

Stamping, stuffing in absence of BNP agents

Local ruling party men and leaders of its associate bodies at most of the polling centres of Munshiganj municipality were found instructing the activists to force the voters to cast votes for ‘boat’ or stamp on the party symbol in the ballot papers…

December 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Back Page, National, Politics

Smog-choked Delhi gears up for car ban

Millions of Delhi residents will have to find alternative ways to work from Friday, when authorities launch a trial of draconian traffic restrictions to try to clean up the world’s most polluted capital…

December 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Back Page, International, South Asia

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