Archive for January, 2016

PM wants S Asia parliaments to allocate budgets for SDGs

PM wants S Asia parliaments to allocate budgets for SDGs

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday urged the Speakers and parliamentarians of South Asia for allocating budgets enabling the countries to fully implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as it is a collective journey…

January 31, 2016 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Arrested DU ‘sex offender’ sent to jail

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrates’ court on Sunday sent Mohammad Kamal, arrested in connection with the sexual harassment of several women during Pahela Baishakh celebrations on the Dhaka University campus last year, to jail…

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65 people killed in attack in Nigeria’s Maiduguri city

At least 65 people were killed on Saturday during an attack by Islamist militant group Boko Haram near Nigeria’s northeastern city of Maiduguri, a Reuters reporter said after counting bodies at a hospital morgue…

January 31, 2016 · 0 comments · International, Other World News

5 SUST students suspended over ‘ragging’

The authorities of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology have suspended five of its students for ‘ragging’ a female student…

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PM changes Cabinet meeting venue for SSC examinees

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, has changed the venue of Monday’s cabinet meeting for the convenience of the SSC and equivalent examinees…

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Country’s voters now around 10 crore

Country’s voters now around 10 crore

The Election Commission on Sunday said there are around 10 crore voters in the country after the latest update of electoral roll…

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Map locating the Sayyida Zeinab Shiite shrine just south of Damascus, the target of deadly bomb attacks Sunday. -- AFP photo

Blasts close to Damascus’ main Shiite shrine kill 45

At least 45 people were killed and 110 wounded on Sunday by a car bomb and two suicide bombers in the Sayeda Zeinab district of Damascus, where Syria’s holiest Shiite shrine is located, the interior ministry said…

January 31, 2016 · 0 comments · International, Middle East

Govt extends deadline for make opinion on draft road transport act

The road transport and bridges ministry on Sunday extended the deadline for giving opinions on the draft of Road Transport Act, 2016 on ministry’s website…

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A microbus and a bus collided head-on at Kewatkhali in Srinagar of Munshiganj on Dhaka-Mawa highway on Sunday leaving three dead on the spot. — New Age photo

Four killed, 9 injured in road accident on Dhaka-Mawa highway

At least four people were killed and nine others wounded as a bus and a micro-bus collided head on in the Dhaka-Mawa Highway at Keutkhali of Srinagar in Munshiganj on Sunday afternoon…

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2 bodies found 4 days after Chandpur trawler capsize

The bodies of two children, who had gone missing following a trawler capsize in the Meghna River on Tuesday, were recovered from the river of Haimchar in Chandpur on Sunday…

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2 killed in clash over playing music in Brahmanbaria

Two people were killed and 15 others injured in a clash between two groups of villagers over playing music loudly at Kalikapur in…

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Bangladesh make road to quarter finals in U19 world cup

Bangladesh on Sunday won against Scotland by 114 runs ensuring their elevation to the quarter-finals of ICC U19 World Cup. After winning the toss at…

January 31, 2016 · 0 comments · Cricket, Sports

Suu Kyi allies to form Myanmar ruling party

After decades of struggle, hundreds of lawmakers from Aung San Suu Kyi’s camp will form Myanmar’s ruling party on Monday, with enough seats in parliament to choose the first democratically elected government since…

January 31, 2016 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International

UK happy over Banglade’s aviation security measures

British high commissioner to Bangladesh Alison Blake has expressed satisfaction over the various steps taken by the government on aviation security issues…

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2 to die for killing minor girl in Pirojpur

Pirojpur Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal on Sunday sentenced two people to death for killing a minor girl after rape at Mothbaria in 2014…

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JP presidium prefers quitting cabinet

Members of the HM Ershad-led Jatiya Party’s presidium on Sunday preferred quitting the cabinet but vested the authority in Ershad to take the decision. Party secretary general Ruhul Amin Howledar told…

January 31, 2016 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Court rejects bail pleas by Mirza Abbas

A Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge’s Court on Sunday rejected bail petitions of Bangladesh Nationalist Party leader Mirza Abbas in two arson cases. Judge Kamrul Hossain passed the order after hearing the bail petitions placed by Abbas, reports Untied News of Bangladesh. Lawyer Sanaullah Maih stood for the BNP leader while additional public prosecutor Tapas Kumar Pal argued for the state. […]

January 31, 2016 · 0 comments · National, Politics
Slum dwellers clash with police at Kalyanpur when National Housing Authority attempted to remove the slum on January 21. — Focusbangla file photo

SC upholds HC stay on evicting Kalyanpur slum dwellers

The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Sunday upheld a High Court order that stayed for three months the drive to evict slum dwellers from Pora Basti at…

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JESSORE WAR CRIMES : Trial begins against former MP Shakhawat, 8 others

The International Crimes Tribunal on Sunday began trial against former MP Shakhawat Hossain and his eight accomplices on five counts of…

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Int’l poets conf begins in Dhaka

Literary organisation Kathak in partnership with Bangla Academy and Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy has organised a four-day International Poets Summit 2016 beginning Sunday at…

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