Archive for February, 2016

Council to register nurses; cabinet clears bill

The cabinet on Monday gave the final approval to the draft of the ‘Bangladesh Nursing and Midwifery Council Bill, 2016’ with a provision to form a council for the registration…

February 29, 2016 · 0 comments · National

Piotr, 3 City Bank staff remanded afresh

A Dhaka metropolitan magistrate court on Monday placed German national Piotr Szczepan Mazurek alias Thomas Piotr and three City Bank card division…

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Abandoned cylinder found near CJ’s village home

Abandoned cylinder found near CJ’s village home

The police recovered a cylinder filled with liquid petroleum gas from near the chief justice’s village home at Tilakpur in Kamalganj of Moulvibazar on Monday…

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DMP asks house owners to submit info on tenants by Mar 15

Dhaka Metropolitan Police on Monday called on house owners to submit information to submit information on their tenants by…

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10 children stabbed outside school in China

A knife-wielding attacker stabbed ten school children in southern China on Monday, severely injuring two, before killing himself…

February 29, 2016 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International

Narayanganj 7-murder trial: Newsmen ousted from courtroom

The police drove out newsmen from a Narayanganj courtroom where trial of sensitive seven-murder case was held…

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ACC to summon ex-BASIC Bank chairman

ACC to summon ex-BASIC Bank chairman

The Anti-Corruption Commission on Monday said it would summon former BASIC Bank chairman Abdul Hye Bachchu to quiz him for his involvement in granting loans in violation of banking rules…

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SC asks Fakhrul to surrender to lower court in 15 days

The Appellate Division on Monday directed Bangladesh Nationalist Party acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir to surrender before the lower court within 15 days…

February 29, 2016 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Separate land commission for plain-land nat’l minorities demanded

National minority people in Rajshahi city on Monday demanded formation of a separate commission for plain-land national…

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BNP announces schedule of polls to top posts

BNP announces schedule of polls to top posts

Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Monday announced election schedule for the party’s chairman and senior vice-chairman…

February 29, 2016 · 0 comments · National, Politics

N Korea says detained US student stole political slogan

An American student held in North Korea since early January was detained for trying to steal a propaganda slogan from his Pyongyang hotel and has…

February 29, 2016 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International
AL men block road failing to get nomination in Munshiganj

AL men block road failing to get nomination in Munshiganj

Followers of Bhagyakul union unit Awami League leader Monir Hossain Mitul blocked Dhaka-Dohar road for an hour on Monday after the party did not…

February 29, 2016 · 0 comments · National, Politics
Oscar winners for Best Supporting Actor Mark Rylance, Best Actress Brie Larson, Best Actor Leonardo DiCaprio and Best Supporting Actress Alicia Vikander (L-R) pose backstage at the 88th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California February 28, 2016. — Reuters photo

‘Spotlight’ wins top Oscar prize on night of racial critique

Catholic Church abuse movie ‘Spotlight’ was named best picture, the top award at Sunday’s Oscar ceremony, after an evening peppered with pointed punchlines from…

February 29, 2016 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
SC extends stay on Shakila’s bail

SC extends stay on Shakila’s bail

The Appellate Division on Monday extended until March 20 its stay on High Court order that granted bail to lawyer Shakila Farzana in two cases relating to terror financing…

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One killed in Patuakhali ‘gunfight’

An alleged top terrorist was killed in a reported gunfight with the members of Rapid Action Battalion in Patuakhali town early Monday…

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Teenager killed in city road accident

A teenage boy was killed in a road accident at Uttara in the capital early Monday. Identity of the victim, 15, could not be known…

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Pakistan hangs man who killed governor over call to reform blasphemy law

Pakistan hangs man who killed governor over call to reform blasphemy law

Pakistan on Monday executed a man who killed the governor of Punjab province over his call to reform the country’s strict blasphemy laws…

February 29, 2016 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
Residents work on fixing a damaged shop in the town of Darat Izza, province of Aleppo, Syria February 28, 2016. – Reuters photo

UN to expand Syria aid amid partial truce

The UN says it plans to deliver aid to about 150,000 Syrians in besieged areas over the next five days amid a partial truce in the country’s civil war…

February 29, 2016 · 0 comments · International, Middle East
Oscar host Chris Rock confronts Hollywood racial furor

Oscar host Chris Rock confronts Hollywood racial furor

Comedian Chris Rock launched his return stint as Oscar host on Sunday by immediately, directly confronting the racially charged…

February 29, 2016 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International

10 killed as bus crashes on mountain road in Mexico

Authorities in northwestern Mexico say eight adults and two children were killed when a bus carrying a group of evangelical Christians went off a mountain road and crashed down about 45 meters (about 150 feet) into a ravine. All but three of the other 29 people on board suffered injuries. Civil protection director Alonso Gomez in the Durango state town […]

February 29, 2016 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International

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