Archive for February 6th, 2016

Keep univ students away from militant acts: President

President Abdul Hamid on Saturday urged all concerned to remain alert so that university students do not get involved in militant activities…

February 6, 2016 · 0 comments · National
A site where buildings collapsed is seen in this aerial picture taken after a powerful earthquake hit Tainan, southern Taiwan, February 6, 2016. – Reuters photo

Taiwan quake kills at least 11

A powerful earthquake struck Taiwan early on Saturday killing at least 11 people, most in a 17-storey apartment building that collapsed, with at least five people missing…

February 6, 2016 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International

India U-19 reach semis beating Namibia by 197 runs

Rishabh Pant’s century of 111 runs helped India to confirm the semifinal berth in the 11th ICC Under-19 World Cup with a big 197-run victory over Namibia…

February 6, 2016 · 0 comments · Cricket, Sports
Work out master plan for each UZ, PM to engineers

Work out master plan for each UZ, PM to engineers

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Saturday asked engineers to work out a standard master plan for each upazila so that local people could avail themselves of all public services…

February 6, 2016 · 0 comments · National

Malaysia to legalise illegal foreign workers from Feb 15

Malaysian government will begin a programme to legalise illegal foreign workers from February 15 onwards allowing the employers to complete necessary documentation…

February 6, 2016 · 0 comments · National

North Korea advances ‘satellite’ launch

North Korea has brought forward the possible date of a controversial ‘satellite’ launch to as early as Sunday…

February 6, 2016 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International

Ex-BCL men keep IU VC confined for job

A group of jobseekers, also former activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League, student wing of ruling Awami League, of Islamic University unit in Kushtia on Saturday kept its vice-chancellor…

February 6, 2016 · 0 comments · National, Politics
Bangladesh’s Mustafizur Rahman, right, celebrates with his teammate Litton Das, the dismissal of India’s Ravindra Jadeja during their second one-day international cricket match in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Sunday, June 21, 2015. — AP file photo

Sunrisers Hyderabad bags Mustafiz for $208,000

Bangladesh’s pacer Mustafizur Rahman will play for Sunrisers Hyderabad franchise for the next edition of the Indian Premier League Twenty20 tournament 2016 as he attracted $208,000 in an auction on Saturday…

February 6, 2016 · 0 comments · Cricket, Sports
March towards Khaleda’s home faces police obstruction

March towards Khaleda’s home faces police obstruction

Police on Saturday foiled an attempt to lay a siege to the house of Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia in Gulshan by Muktijoddha Sangsad Santan Command…

February 6, 2016 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Nat’l Committee to march towards Sunderbans

The National Committee to Protect Oil, Gas, Mineral Resources, Power and Ports begin another five-day Dhaka-Sunderbans, long-march form March 10 to 15, demanding scrap of Rampal coal-based thermal power plant at in Bagerhat…

February 6, 2016 · 0 comments · National, Politics

BNP standing committee meeting on Feb 10

Bangladesh Nationalist Party’s national standing committee would sit at a meeting on February 10 to discuss the latest political situation and the party’s national council set for March 19…

February 6, 2016 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Mirza Abbas at hospital

Detained Bangladesh Nationalist Party standing committee member Mirza Abbas has been taken to Dhaka Medical College Hospital from Dhaka Central Jail…

February 6, 2016 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Fire burns 12 houses at Khilgaon

At least 12 houses burnt as a fire broke out at a corrugated-sheet roofed two-storey building at Sipahibagh of Khilgaon in Dhaka on Saturday…

February 6, 2016 · 0 comments · National

Woman, son killed ‘by husband’ in Noakhali

A woman and her two-year-old son were stabbed to death allegedly by her ‘husband’ over a family feud at Pashchim Charbata in Subarnachar of Noakhali on Friday night…

February 6, 2016 · 0 comments · National
Twitter suspends 125,000 ‘terrorism’ accounts

Twitter suspends 125,000 ‘terrorism’ accounts

Twitter says it has suspended more than 125,000 accounts since mid-2015 ‘for threatening or promoting terrorist acts’. In a blog, the US-based firm said the accounts ‘primarily related to ISIS’ (the so-called Islamic State group)…

February 6, 2016 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International

Elderly woman crushed under wheels of truck

An unidentified elderly woman aged about 60 was crushed under the wheels of a speeding truck at Madartek crossing on Saturday morning…

February 6, 2016 · 0 comments · National

Drastic fall of Teesta flow worries Dhaka

Dhaka has once again expressed its concern to New Delhi over drastic fall in the Teesta flow due to ‘unilateral withdrawal of water’ from the common river upstream in India…

February 6, 2016 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Bangladesh Under-19 batsman Zakir Hasan celebrates after hitting the winning runs against Nepal during their ICC Under-19 World Cup match at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Friday. — Sourav Losker

Jr Tigers storm into semis

Wicketkeeper-batsman Zakir Hasan blazed his way into a sparkling unbeaten half-century and skipper Mehedi Hasan added a fifty as Bangladesh cantered to a six-wicket win over Nepal to make their maiden semi-final appearance in the ICC Under-19 World Cup on Friday…

Prosecution of cops for tea vendor’s death demanded

National Human Rights Commission, academics and civil society representatives on Friday demanded prosecution of policemen concerned for the death of a tea vendor, who succumbed to burn injuries as he was pushed down to his burning kerosene stove at Shah Ali in the city on Wednesday night…

February 6, 2016 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

TPP, slowdown in EU may impact Bangladesh, says IMF

Bangladesh’s external trade risks face formidable challenges in 2016, as slowdown in European economies and Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement may weigh on its prospects, said the International Monetary Fund…

February 6, 2016 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

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