Archive for February 14th, 2016

EC shrugs off BNP’s UP polls argument

EC shrugs off BNP’s UP polls argument

Turning down Bangladesh Nationalist Party’s request not to hold the Union council polls along party line, Election Commissioner Shah Nawaz…

February 14, 2016 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Truck smashes auto-rickshaw killing 7 in Mymensingh

At least seven people were killed as a truck crashed into a CNG-run auto-rickshaw on Mymensingh-Netrakona road of Tarakanda in Mymensingh on Sunday…

February 14, 2016 · 0 comments · National

Domestic help rescued from employer’s torture

Locals rescued a teenage domestic help on Sunday while her employer was torturing her in an apartment at Dhanmondi in the capital…

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Zika virus may hide in organs protected from immune system

The Zika virus may be particularly adept at entrenching itself in parts of the body that are shielded from the immune system, making it harder to fight off…

February 14, 2016 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International

Dis-collegiate RU law students rally for exam permission

About eighty students of Rajshahi University law department, who low attendance rate in classes, on Sunday went on a sit-in programme…

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ICT chief prosecutor for action against prosecutor Ali

ICT chief prosecutor for action against prosecutor Ali

The chief prosecutor of the International Crimes Tribunal on Sunday sent letters to the law minister and the law secretary recommending to take action…

February 14, 2016 · 0 comments · National
BNP yet to get venue for council

BNP yet to get venue for council

Bangladesh Nationalist Party acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Sunday said that the venue of its upcoming national council session…

February 14, 2016 · 0 comments · National, Politics

PSA issues 10-day ultimatum to probe Hafizur’s death

Progressive students’ Alliance, an alliance of left leaning students’ organisations, on Sunday gave a 10-day ultimatum to conduct a neutral probe into the death of Hafizur…

February 14, 2016 · 0 comments · National, Politics
Windies stun India to lift maiden U-19 World Cup title

Windies stun India to lift maiden U-19 World Cup title

Keacy Carty struck an unbeaten 52 as the West Indies defeated three-time champions India by five wickets on Sunday to clinch their first ICC Under-19 World Cup…

February 14, 2016 · 0 comments · Cricket, Sports
Autocracy resistance day observed

Autocracy resistance day observed

The left leaning students’ organisations on Monday observed the Autocracy Resistance Day at Dhaka University paying rich tributes to the martyrs…

February 14, 2016 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Banglalink closes offices amid worker unrest

Mobile phone operation Banglalink on Sunday closed down its headquarters and all regional offices in the face of workers unrest…

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Students block Dhaka-Chittagong highway protesting fellow’s death

The students of Hasanpur Shaheed Nazrul Government Degree College blocked the Dhaka-Chittagong highway in front of the institution at Hasanpur in Daudkandi of Comilla…

February 14, 2016 · 0 comments · National
Help pry schools have multimedia, laptops: PM

Help pry schools have multimedia, laptops: PM

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Sunday urged the affluent section of society to come up with support like providing multimedia projectors and laptops to primary schools…

February 14, 2016 · 0 comments · National
More defamation cases filed against Mahfuz Anam

More defamation cases filed against Mahfuz Anam

Three more defamation cases were filed against the Daily Star editor, Mahfuz Anam, in Patuakhali and Sylhet on Sunday…

February 14, 2016 · 0 comments · National, Politics
Republican US presidential candidates former governor Jeb Bush (L) and businessman Donald Trump (R) debate each other directly as senator Ted Cruz (C) looks on at the Republican US presidential candidates debate sponsored by CBS News and the Republican National Committee in Greenville, South Carolina February 13, 2016.  – Reuters photo

Trump, Bush engage in bitter clashes at Republican debate

Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and Jeb Bush clashed angrily over the Iraq war, the Bush family and Trump’s business dealings at an acrimonious debate…

February 14, 2016 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International

Policing should have regional approach: home minister

The minister for home affairs, Asaduzzaman Khan, on Sunday said that regional policing under SAARC should be equipped with dynamic knowledge for facing challenges…

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Youths torture schoolboy on theft charge in Rajshahi

A schoolboy has been tortured mercilessly by a group of young men over a theft at Chowbari in Paba of Rajshahi. The torturers also filmed the incident…

February 14, 2016 · 0 comments · National

Burn Institute to be named after Hasina

The minister for health, Mohammad Nasim, on Sunday said the government will set up a Burn and Plastic Surgery Institute at Chankharpool in the city which will be named after prime minister Sheikh Hasina…

February 14, 2016 · 0 comments · National, Politics
SC upholds Mahmudur’s bail in Skype conversation case

SC upholds Mahmudur’s bail in Skype conversation case

The Appellate Division on Sunday upheld the High Court order that had earlier granted bail to acting editor of vernacular Daily Amardesh Mahmudur Rahman in a case…

February 14, 2016 · 0 comments · National, Politics
Supreme Court of Bangladesh

Zia Trust graft case: SC upholds HC order rejecting Khaleda’s plea

The Appellate Division on Sunday upheld a High Court order that had earlier rejected a petition filed by Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia seeking a directive…

February 14, 2016 · 0 comments · National, Politics

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