Archive for February 1st, 2016

Teenager mother drops newborn in city

A teenager mother on Monday allegedly dropped her new-born baby boy from the sixth floor of a building at Baily Road in the city…

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Govt proposes ceiling for cars for each family

The government is going to set the ceiling of private cars for a single family with a view to easing the nagging traffic congestion in the capital…

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Meghna trawler capsize: 3 more bodies recovered

Police recovered bodies of three people, who went missing following a trawler capsize in the Meghna river in Haimchar in Chandpur on Tuesday, from different points of the river on Monday, raising the death toll from the incident to seven…

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6,828 absent on 1st day of SSC, equivalent exams

Some 6,828 students were absent on the first day of Secondary School Certificate and its equivalent examinations that began on Monday…

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PM for translating classical Bangla literature for world readers

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Monday asked the authorities concerned for the translation of classical and well-selected Bangla works into different international languages to introduce the world readers with the ocean of Bangla literature…

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RU students demand tracing missing alumnus

Some teachers and students of Rajshahi University on Monday formed a human chain on the campus demanding to trace out an ex-student of the university who was abducted on January 21…

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11 receive Bangla Academy Sahitya Purashkar

11 receive Bangla Academy Sahitya Purashkar

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Monday handed over the prestigious Bangla Academy Sahitya Purashkar to 11 personalities in recognition of their contributions to their respective fields…

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Scientists get ‘gene editing’ go-ahead

UK scientists have been given the go-ahead by the fertility regulator to genetically modify human embryos. The research will take place at the Francis Crick Institute in London and aims to…

February 1, 2016 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International

Afghan suicide bomb kills 10, wounds 20

Ten people were killed and 20 wounded, most of them civilians in Monday’s suicide bomb attack outside a police station in a busy area of western Kabul…

February 1, 2016 · 0 comments · International, Middle East
Five-year-old Murtaza Ahmadi and Barcelona star Lionel Messi. — AFP photo

Messi seeks to meet Afghan boy in plastic jersey

Barcelona star Lionel Messi is hoping to arrange a meeting with an Afghan boy who shot to fame after pictures of him dressed in a striped plastic bag jersey went…

February 1, 2016 · 0 comments · Football, Sports

Ershad assigns GM Quader, Hawlader to act as party spokespersons

Newly appointed Jatiya Party co-chairman GM Quader and secretary general ABM Ruhul Amin Hawlader have been made its spokespersons. The party chairman HM Ershad has given them the…

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WHO mulls global health emergency declaration on Zika

The World Health Organization’s emergency committee will on Monday debate whether a Zika virus outbreak suspected of causing a surge in serious birth defects in South America should be…

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Explosion near Afghan parliament

An explosion rocked an area of the Afghan capital Kabul on Monday in the Deh Mazang area of the city near the parliament building…

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Court orders judicial probe into molesting univ student by police

The Dhaka Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal-4 on Monday ordered to conduct a judicial inquiry into the molestation of a university student…

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Cabinet nods changes to citizenship law, widens scope

The cabinet on Monday gave final approval to the draft of the ‘Bangladesh Citizenship Bill, 2016’ expanding the existing scope of getting dual citizenship by the expatriate Bangladeshis…

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Stricken cargo ship Modern Express heading for French coast

Stricken cargo ship Modern Express heading for French coast

A stricken cargo ship is heading towards the French coast but there are hopes it can be towed to safety before it runs aground. The Panamanian-registered Modern Express began listing last…

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Female cyclists rally for hijabs

Female cyclists rally for hijabs

A group of female cyclists came under one banner on Sunday morning to ride their bicycles from Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban, all while donning hijabs to celebrate the…

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Nahid trashes question leak rumours

The minister for education, Nurul Islam Nahid, on Monday asked parents not to give any attention to rumours of question leak…

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RAB finds huge arms, ammo in Sherpur

Rapid Action Battalion members in a drive recovered a huge cache of firearms and ammunition at Kalapani in Bhurunga border area of Nalitabari in Sherpur on Tuesday…

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Woman dies after blanket catches fire in Jaipurhat

An elderly woman was killed as her blanket reportedly caught fire from a burning biri at Aima Rasulpur in Panchbibi of Jaipurhat on Sunday night…

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