Archive for February 17th, 2016

Editors’ Council expresses concern over cases against Mahfuz Anam

The Editors’ Council on Wednesday expressed its concern over filing of at least 66 cases against The Daily Star editor and publisher Mahfuz Anam. The members of the council at a meeting held at Dhaka Club with Samakal editor Golam Sarwar in the chair noted that a total of Taka 82,646 crore were demanded from Anam as compensation in those […]

February 17, 2016 · 0 comments · National
Prime minister Sheikh Hasina speaks in parliament during her weekly question-answer session on Wednesday. — Focusbangla photo

No diesel price reduction now, says PM

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Wednesday ruled out the possibility of reducing the diesel price right now. ‘Whenever the loan taken by the…

February 17, 2016 · 0 comments · National, Politics

No IS but local outfits exist in Bangladesh: PM

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Wednesday said there is no existence of terrorist groups like Islamic State in Bangladesh, but several home grown terrorist groups in the name of Islam are…

February 17, 2016 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Suicide bomber kills at least 13 recruits at Yemen army camp

A suicide bomber killed at least 13 recruits at a Yemeni army camp run by president Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi’s government in the southern port city of Aden…

February 17, 2016 · 0 comments · International, Middle East

ACC quizzes Islami Bank director

The Anti Corruption Commission on Wednesday interrogated director of Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited and its audit committee chairman ANM Burhan Uddin in…

February 17, 2016 · 0 comments · National
EBL to compensate card scam victims

EBL to compensate card scam victims

Eastern Bank Limited will fully compensate its clients who became victims of the recent automated teller machine cards forgery…

February 17, 2016 · 0 comments · National
Protest against closing Ba Dwip stall, arrest of publisher

Protest against closing Ba Dwip stall, arrest of publisher

A group of writers, publishers and book enthusiasts formed a human chain at Dhaka University on Wednesday protesting against closing down the…

February 17, 2016 · 0 comments · National

Country facing problem of free thinking: Fakhrul

Bangladesh Nationalist Party acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Wednesday alleged that the filing of cases against The Daily Star editor…

February 17, 2016 · 0 comments · National, Politics

HC asks WASA to report on waste management at Gulshan

The High Court on Wednesday directed Dhaka Water and Sewerage Authority to report on the steps taken for sewerage and waste management in…

February 17, 2016 · 0 comments · National
Foreigners under watch for with ATM card forgery

Foreigners under watch for with ATM card forgery

A citizen of East Europe is suspected to be involved in recent ATM card forgery incidents as detectives have already identified 4-5 foreigners through scrutinising video footages…

February 17, 2016 · 0 comments · Business, National
AMU students holding a protest rally over the JNU row, at Aligarh Muslim University in Aligarh on Tuesday. --AP Photo

Ruckus at Indian court hearing student sedition case

A bail hearing for an Indian student leader arrested for sedition descended into chaos on Wednesday as protesting lawyers chanting…

February 17, 2016 · 0 comments · International, South Asia

BCL men assault IU student

A group of activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League on Wednesday assaulted a student at Islamic University unit in Kushtia over love affair…

February 17, 2016 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Another case against Mahfuz Anam

Another defamation case was filed on Wednesday against the Daily Star editor Mahfuz Anam in Gazipur for publishing unverified graft…

February 17, 2016 · 0 comments · National, Politics
Bar and bench pay tribute to Mahmudul

Bar and bench pay tribute to Mahmudul

Supreme Court judges, lawyers from all strata paid their last tribute to constitutional expert Mahmudul Islam before his funeral prayers at the Supreme Court premises…

February 17, 2016 · 0 comments · National

Obaidul now says Dhaka-Ctg 4-lane to be opened in May

The minister for road transport and bridges, Obaidul Quader, said on Wednesday that construction of the Dhaka-Chittagong four-lane highway is almost finished….

February 17, 2016 · 0 comments · National, Politics

3 killed in Comilla accident

At least three people were killed and four others injured on Wednesday as a covered van crushed them in front of the entrance of Gauripur Hospital at Daudkandi in Comilla of Dhaka-Chittagong highway. The identities of the diseased including a woman were not available immediately. Witnesses said the driver of the covered-van lost control and hit passers by people around […]

February 17, 2016 · 0 comments · National

PM orders a complete Dhk-Ctg elevated expressway

The minister for road transport and bridges, Obaidul Quader, said on Wednesday that the prime minister Sheikh Hasina…

February 17, 2016 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Train crashes BUET student in city

A student of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology died on Wednesday as a train hit him at Moghbazar Wireless level crossing in the city…

February 17, 2016 · 0 comments · National

1.9 lakh Yaba pills recovered, 1 held in Teknaf

Members of Border Guard Bangladesh in separate drives recovered 1.9 lakh pieces of Yaba tablet and arrested a Myanmar citizen in Teknaf of Cox’s Bazar on Wednesday. BGB-2 battalion commanding officer Lieutenant Colonel Abu Jar Al Zahid said tipped off a team of the border force conducted a drive in Naityangpara of the upazila and recovered 1,60,000 pieces of Yaba […]

February 17, 2016 · 0 comments · National
US president Barack Obama. --AP photo

Trump will not be president, says Obama

Republican Donald Trump will not be president because it’s a ‘serious job’, US president Barack Obama has said…

February 17, 2016 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International

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