Archive for February 20th, 2016

Dhaka-KL MoU unaffected, claims Malaysian minister

Dhaka-KL MoU unaffected, claims Malaysian minister

Malaysian human resources minister Richard Riot has said the decision to freeze all recruitment of foreign workers does not affect the validity of the memorandum of understanding…

February 20, 2016 · 0 comments · National

Policeman shot dead by colleague in Rangamati

A policeman was shot dead by his colleague at Shukhineelganj police checkpoint in Rangamati town on Saturday noon…

February 20, 2016 · 0 comments · National

Ex-BCL men again lock up IU main entrance for job

A group of former activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League on Saturday locked up the main entrance of Islamic University in Kushtia for two hours demanding jobs in the university…

February 20, 2016 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Bombs, explosives recovered from Mohammadpur

Detectives recovered several bombs and a huge amount of bomb making materials from a house in the city’s Mohammadpur area early Saturday…

February 20, 2016 · 0 comments · National
BNP wants CJ’s order to arrest ex-judge Shamsuddin Chy

BNP wants CJ’s order to arrest ex-judge Shamsuddin Chy

Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Saturday urged the chief justice to issue an order for the arrest of former Supreme Court judge AHM Shamsuddin Choudhury for concealing his dual citizenship while discharging his responsibility as a judge…

February 20, 2016 · 0 comments · National, Politics
Prime minister Sheikh Hasina poses with the winners of Ekushey Padak 2016 at Osmani Memorial Auditorium on Saturday.--Focusbangla photo

PM distributes Ekushey Padak-2016

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Saturday handed over Ekushey Padak-2016 to 16 eminent personalities in recognition of their outstanding contributions to their respective fields…

February 20, 2016 · 0 comments · National
New Age Photo-- Sony Ramani

‘Tree-man’ undergoes successful surgery

Initial surgeries on Abul Bajandar, the man infected with rare tree-man disease, are successfully carried out at Dhaka Medical College Hospital on Saturday…

February 20, 2016 · 0 comments · National

Another held over Habiganj 4-child murder

Police arrested another person for his suspected link to the killing of four schoolboys, who had gone missing from Sundrateki in Bahubal of Habiganj on February 12, from the same village on Saturday morning…

February 20, 2016 · 0 comments · National
Inter-city train Tista Express. --Wikipedia photo

Increased train fare comes into effect

The newly raised fare for passengers and freight trains became effective from Saturday, following the second hike in 20 years…

February 20, 2016 · 0 comments · National
New Zealand captain McCullum celebrates after breaking the world record for the fastest test century during the first day of the second test against Australia in Christchurch.--Reuters photo

McCullum smashes fastest test century

Brendon McCullum struck the fastest ever test century in a blistering counter-attack that dragged his side back into the second test against Australia, with New Zealand 273 for six at tea on the first day on Saturday…

February 20, 2016 · 0 comments · Cricket, Sports

Trump calls for boycotting Apple to force unlocking iphone

US presidential candidate Donald Trump has called for a boycott of Apple until the tech giant helps unlock the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino killers. Apple has clashed with the Justice Department over a court order forcing the company to help break the encryption on one of its phones…

February 20, 2016 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
British prime minister David Cameron gestures as he addresses the media after a European Union leaders' summit in Brussels.--Reuters photo

Cameron hails EU deal to give Britain ‘special status’

David Cameron hailed a landmark deal on Friday he said gave Britain ‘special status’ in the European Union…

February 20, 2016 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
Umberto Eco --Reuters photo

Author Umberto Eco passes away

The Italian writer and philosopher Umberto Eco, best known for his novel The Name of the Rose, has died aged 84…

February 20, 2016 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
Harper Lee made a rare public appearance in 2007 to accept the Presidential Medal of Freedom from George Bush.--Reuters photo

Harper Lee, author of To Kill a Mockingbird, dies

Harper Lee, the author of To Kill a Mockingbird, has died at the age of 89.

February 20, 2016 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International

Malaysia stalls hiring foreign workers

The fates of several lakh aspirant migrant workers became uncertain as the Malaysian government decided to suspend recruitment of all foreign workers, including those from Bangladesh…

February 20, 2016 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Artists draw graffiti on a nearby wall of Central Shaheed Minar on Dhaka University campus on the occasion of International Mother Language Day on February 21. The photo was taken on Friday. — Sanaul Haque

All set to observe Amar Ekushey

The nation will pay homage to the martyrs of the language movement of 1952 a minute after midnight past today by placing wreaths at Shaheed Minars across the country amid beefed up security…

February 20, 2016 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

Fin min asks BPC to deposit its profits, repay debt

The ministry of finance, apparently being unhappy with the Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation’s stance for not slashing the oil prices, asked the state-owned corporation to deposit the profits it had made last year to the public exchequer…

February 20, 2016 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

Yet another missing boy found dead

Another minor boy was found dead at Syedpur in Narayanganj on Friday a few hours after he went missing.
The body of six-year-old Pranab Basu, bearing several injury marks in the face, was found in a bush near land registration office in Narayanganj on Friday afternoon, police said….

February 20, 2016 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

UP POLLS : AL, BNP start distributing nominations

The Awami League and the Bangladesh Nationalist Party have started distributing nomination papers among its chairman candidates for the union parishads going for the first time for partisan elections beginning on March 22…

February 20, 2016 · 0 comments · National, TOP STORIES
People travel on the flanks of a locomotive risking their lives when the authorities have increased the train fare, which comes into effect today, pledging improved service. — Ali Hossain Mintu

Newly fixed increased train fare comes into effect today

The newly fixed increased train fare comes into effect today (Saturday) as critics raised their voice against widespread corruption, misuse of public money and wrong policy that made the state-run railway a losing concern…

February 20, 2016 · 0 comments · Back Page, National, TOP STORIES

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