Archive for February 16th, 2016

Former UN chief Boutros Boutros-Ghali passes away

Former United Nations Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali has died, Venezuelan UN Ambassador Rafael Dario Ramirez…

February 16, 2016 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International

Arrest warrant issued against Mahfuz Anam

Narayanganj Judicial Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday issued an arrest warrant in a defamation case filed against the Daily Star editor Mahfuz Anam…

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British Labour MPs concerned over Bangladesh’s democracy: BNP

Visiting British opposition Labour Party lawmakers expressed their concern over the democracy in Bangladesh…

February 16, 2016 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Selim for severing diplomatic ties with Pakistan

Awami League MP Sheikh Fazlul Karim Selim on Tuesday urged the Foreign Affairs Ministry to sever diplomatic ties with Pakistan…

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IFJ concerned over cases against Mahfuz Anam

The International Federation of Journalists on Tuesday joins the Bangladesh Manabadhikar Sangbadik Forum in expressing serious concerns…

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Coal-fired power projects in Ctg: PDB signs deals after awarding 27 months

Power Development Board on Tuesday signed purchase agreements with two private joint ventures led by S Alam, a local firm…

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Ba Dwip Prakashan publisher, 2 others on remand

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday placed three people including Ba Dwip Prakashan publisher Shamsuzzoha Manik…

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4 oil producing nations agree to freeze output

4 oil producing nations agree to freeze output

Oil ministers from three OPEC countries, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Venezuela, as well as Russia, agreed to freeze oil output at January levels, as long as others follow suit…

February 16, 2016 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International

US hopes for breakthrough in Avijit murder probe

The United States is hoping to see a ‘breakthrough’ in the ongoing investigation into the murder case of Bangladeshi-American writer Avijit Roy saying the ‘real culprits’ will hopefully be netted…

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42 thousand Yaba seized in Teknaf

Border Guard Bangladesh personnel early Tuesday seized 42 thousand pieces of contraband Yaba along with a small wooden boat from…

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ECNEC okays 3rd revision of Dhaka-Chittagong highway

The executive committee of the National Economic Council in its weekly meeting on Tuesday approved the 3rd revision of the Dhaka-Chittagong Highway…

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Man to die for killing brothers in Chittagong

Chittagong court on Tuesday convicted a man and sentenced him to death for killing his two younger brothers in 2013 following a family property dispute…

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RU law dept turns down discollegiate students’ demand

The authorities of Rajshahi University law department on Tuesday decided not to allow students having less than 60 per cent attendance to sit for first-year final examinations…

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Man gets life in prison for raping in Dhaka

Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal-5 on Tuesday convicted a man and sentenced him to life in prison for raping a girl…

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‘Thief’ lynched in Rajshahi

A suspected thief succumbed to his injuries on Tuesday morning hours after he was beaten by a mob at Paba in Rajshahi. The deceased was…

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AL leader among 9 sued for assaulting woman in Bogra

Nine people including a local Awami League leader of Dhunat in Bogra were sued on Tuesday over assaulting a woman and harassing her sexually …

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Arrest warrant against SI Ratan for sexual harassment

The Dhaka Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal-4 on Tuesday issued a warrant of arrest for the suspended Adabar police sub-inspector…

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20 tonnes hilsha fry seized in Munshiganj

At least 20 tonnes of hilsha fry were seized from a Dhaka bound passenger launch in the Meghna river of Munshiganj…

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Bir Pratik Taraman Bibi hospitalised

Gallantry award winning freedom fighter Taraman Bibi, Bir Pratik, has been admitted to Mymensingh Medical College Hospital as she fell sick…

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3 DB police closed over assault on nurse in Gazipur

Three members of Detective Branch of police have been closed on charge of assaulting a nurse at Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmad Medical College Hospital in Gazipur…

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