Archive for February 13th, 2016

BNP seeks names of UP candidates

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Saturday asked its field level units to send their recommended names of the Union Council polls candidates…

February 13, 2016 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Police not any party force: Kamal Hossain

Stating that the police cannot be a force of any particular political party, Gana Forum president Kamal Hossain…

February 13, 2016 · 0 comments · National, Politics
Bangladesh secure 3rd place in ICC U19 CWC beating Sri Lanka

Bangladesh secure 3rd place in ICC U19 CWC beating Sri Lanka

Bangladesh secured 3rd place for the first time in the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup beating Sri Lanka…

February 13, 2016 · 0 comments · Cricket, Sports

PM urges officials to help female public representatives

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday called upon the field level government officials to extend all out cooperation to the elected female public representatives…

February 13, 2016 · 0 comments · National, Politics
RAB man held on extortion charge in Narayanganj

RAB man held on extortion charge in Narayanganj

A member of Rapid Action Battalion and his four accomplices were arrested from Sonargaon in Narayanganj on Saturday on charge of extortion…

February 13, 2016 · 0 comments · National
Terrorism thrives on smuggling: Muhith

Terrorism thrives on smuggling: Muhith

The minister for finance, AMA Muhith, on Saturday said terrorism is thriving on smuggling as there is a strong connection between the two offences…

February 13, 2016 · 0 comments · National, Politics

BNP castigates govt for Rampal power plant

Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Saturday alleged that the government is forcibly setting up Rampal Thermal Power Plant near the Sunderbans…

February 13, 2016 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Trained dog to provide specialist sniffing service

The Detective Branch of Dhaka Metropolitan Police has formed a new unit, ‘K-9’, that features trained dogs to carry out

February 13, 2016 · 0 comments · National
115 bodies pulled out from Taiwan quake rubble

115 bodies pulled out from Taiwan quake rubble

Rescuers have pulled out 115 dead a week since a powerful earthquake struck Taiwan’s oldest city of Tainan, leaving only two missing in the rubble of a collapsed 17-story residential complex, authorities said Saturday…

February 13, 2016 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International
Basanta Utshab being held at Dhaka University faculty of fine art on Saturday. — Focusbangla photo

Pahela Phalgun delight paints the city colourful

Thousands are celebrating the Pahela Phalgun, kicking off the first quarter of festivities in 2016, on the Dhaka University premises on Saturday…

February 13, 2016 · 0 comments · National

2 Indian soldiers, 4 rebels killed in Kashmir

The Indian army says four suspected rebels and two soldiers have been killed in a fierce gunbattle in the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir. Army spokesman Colonel Nitin Joshi says…

February 13, 2016 · 0 comments · International, South Asia

2 bKash agents shot at city, Tk 13 lakh robbed

Robbers looted Tk 13 lakh shooting at two agents of bKash at Kafrul in the capital on Saturday morning…

February 13, 2016 · 0 comments · National

Schoolteacher held for derogatory remarks against Natore MP

The police arrested a schoolteacher on Friday night at Kanaikhali in Natore town on charge of making derogatory comments against Shafiqul Islam Shimul, lawmaker from Natore-2 constituency, and his wife on social networking site Facebook…

February 13, 2016 · 0 comments · National

Lawyer Khan Saifur Rahman dies

Senior Supreme Court lawyer and criminal law expert Khan Saifur Rahman died at a city hospital on Saturday morning. He was 82. Family members said Saifur Rahman had been…

February 13, 2016 · 0 comments · National
A man wearing a protective mask sits in a bus during a polluted day in Shanghai, China, January 19, 2016. – Reuters photo

Polluted air causes 5.5m deaths a year

More than 5.5 million people worldwide are dying prematurely every year as a result of air pollution, according to new research…

February 13, 2016 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International

3 ‘robbers’ lynched in Narayanganj

Three suspected robbers of a gang were beaten to death by a mob while they were fleeing after committing robbery at Zinda Uttarpara in Rupganj of Narayanganj early Saturday…

February 13, 2016 · 0 comments · National
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US scientists warn on ‘dustbowl’ risk

US scientists have modelled how a 1930s-like ‘dustbowl’ drought might impact American agriculture today, and found it to be just as damaging…

February 13, 2016 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
Pope Francis (L) and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill address the audience in Havana, February 12, 2016. – Reuters photo

After 1,000-year split, pope and Russian patriarch embrace in Cuba

Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill embraced and kissed on Friday in a historic meeting, uniting to issue a global appeal for the protection of Christians under assault in the Middle East…

February 13, 2016 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International

Rail link with north resumes after more than eight hrs

Railway communications among Dhaka, Khulna and other northern districts resumed after more than eight hours of suspension following derailment of a passenger train…

February 13, 2016 · 0 comments · National

UP elections: AL, BNP in mire over single candidates

Grassroots leaders of two major political parties — the ruling Awami League and the Bangladesh Nationalist Party — find it tough to pick single candidate for the chairman position at each union in the upcoming maiden partisan elections to union parishads…

February 13, 2016 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

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