Archive for February 15th, 2016

SQ Chy’s son, wife indicted in verdict leak case

A court in Dhaka on Monday framed charges against seven people, including the wife, one son and a counsel of executed war criminal Salauddin Quader Chowdhury, in a case filed…

February 15, 2016 · 0 comments · National
Haor-Bangla bags 32MW solar project without tender

Haor-Bangla bags 32MW solar project without tender

A private joint venture on Monday signed a 20-year deal with state-run Power Development Board to sell electricity from its 32MW solar energy-based power plant to…

February 15, 2016 · 0 comments · National
Another stall closed at Ekushey book fair

Another stall closed at Ekushey book fair

Yet another book stall at Amar Ekushey Book Fair on Suhrawardy Udyan was closed down on Monday afternoon, hours after the fair opened…

February 15, 2016 · 0 comments · National

3 RU law students fell sick as hunger strike continues

At least three students of law department at Rajshahi University fell sick as they continued their fast unto-death programme on Monday on…

February 15, 2016 · 0 comments · National
Cases filed against Mahfuz Anam

Cases filed against Mahfuz Anam

A number of defamation cases were filed against the Daily Star editor, Mahfuz Anam, at places across the country on Monday…

February 15, 2016 · 0 comments · National, Politics

JnU suspends student for sexual harassment

The Jagannath University authorities on Monday suspended a student on a charge of sexual harassment. The university proctor, Noor Muhammad, made…

February 15, 2016 · 0 comments · National
Francesca Casadio, Mellon senior conservation scientist at The Art Institute Chicago, holds visualisations of Vincent van-Gogh's famous artwork ‘Bedroom in Arles’. — BBC photo

Van Gogh’s bedroom gets digital makeover

Scientists in Chicago have produced a visualisation of van Gogh’s Bedroom in Arles, showing what it would have looked like before…

February 15, 2016 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
Pope John Paul II with Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka at the Vatican. — BBC photo

Pope Paul’s letters reveal ‘intense’ friendship with woman

Hundreds of letters and photographs that tell the story of Pope John Paul II’s close relationship with a married woman, which lasted more than 30 years, have been shown to the BBC. The letters to Polish-born American philosopher Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka had been kept away from public view in the National Library of Poland for years. The documents reveal a rarely […]

February 15, 2016 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
Draft law on labour organisations at EPZ gets cabinet nod

Draft law on labour organisations at EPZ gets cabinet nod

The cabinet on Monday gave the final approval to the draft of the ‘The Bangladesh EPZ Labour Law, 2016′ keeping a provision for constituting labour organisations in…

February 15, 2016 · 0 comments · National, Politics

BNP seeks CJ’s intervention for Mahmudur’s release

Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Monday sought intervention of the Chief Justice for immediate release of vernacular Daily Amardesh acting editor Mahmudur Rahman…

February 15, 2016 · 0 comments · National, Politics

One killed as trawler hits fishing boat in Bhola

A fisherman was killed and four others injured as a fishing boat capsized in the Meghna River in Basandanga of Bhola early Monday. The police said a Hatia-bound passenger trawler from…

February 15, 2016 · 0 comments · National

Intercity train derails in Natore again

Four compartments, including the locomotive and three bogies, of Dinajpur-bound ‘Drutajan Express’ from Dhaka were derailed at…

February 15, 2016 · 0 comments · National

2 killed in Jessore road accident

Two people, including a woman, were killed and 10 others injured in a head-on collision between a bus and a truck at Batar Amtala on Jessore-Magura road in…

February 15, 2016 · 0 comments · National

Former SC judge Nazrul quits Mir Quasem’s case

Retired Supreme Court judge Nazrul Islam Chowdhury on Monday withdrew himself as counsel of war crimes convict Mir Quasem Ali in his appeal against…

February 15, 2016 · 0 comments · National, Politics
Comilla univ students block Dhaka-Ctg highway

Comilla univ students block Dhaka-Ctg highway

The students of Comilla University on Monday went on demonstrations and blocked Dhaka-Chittagong highway protesting against the attack on their bus by…

February 15, 2016 · 0 comments · National

‘Robber’ lynched in Narayanganj

Yet another suspected robber was beaten to death by a mob at Araihazar in Narayanganj early Monday…

February 15, 2016 · 0 comments · National
Best director Alejandro Inarritu and best leading actor Leonardo DiCaprio hold their awards at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards at the Royal Opera House in London.--Reuters photo

‘The Revenant’ rules at BAFTAs

Survival drama ‘The Revenant’ was the top winner at Britain’s biggest movie awards on Sunday, taking the best film prize and honours for leading actor Leonardo DiCaprio and director Alejandro G Inarritu.
The movie earned five British Academy of Film and Television Arts awards, including for cinematography and sound, at a ceremony in London, two weeks before it vies for Hollywood’s top honours, the Oscars.

February 15, 2016 · 0 comments · Entertainment, Theatre/Films
Smoke from Turkish attacks on Kurdish targets in northern Syria was clearly visible on Sunday.--AP photo

Syria calls for UN action on Turkish attacks on Kurds

Syria has condemned Turkish military action against Kurdish fighters in northern Syria described it as a violation of its sovereignty. It called on the UN Security Council to take action.
Turkey carried out a second day of shelling on Sunday of Kurdish forces advancing in northern Aleppo province.

February 15, 2016 · 0 comments · International, Middle East
The blaze at the Chowpatty Beach stage was caused by a short circui

Bollywood stars flee ‘Make in India’ fire in Mumbai

Bollywood actors Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan were among those who had to be evacuated when a big fire broke out at a lavish cultural show in Mumbai.

Poor quality textbook: Lenders open investigation

Global lenders have launched an investigation into allegation of supplying poor quality textbooks to students for this academic year while National Curriculum and Textbook Board is yet to finish its investigation into the matter…

February 15, 2016 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

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