Archive for February, 2016

Launch fare, shipment prices to go up

Passenger launch and cargo shipment owners are planning to increase fares as the government decided to increase various service charges from the users of river ports, jetties and ferries, with effect from this Tuesday…

February 29, 2016 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Bangladesh batsman Sabbir Rahman plays a shot during their Asia Cup Twenty20 match against Sri Lanka at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Sunday. — Sanaul Haque

Tigers tame SL to stay alive in Asia Cup

Sabbir Rahman scored a brilliant half-century to set up a 23-run win for Bangladesh over Sri Lanka in their Asia Cup Twenty20 match in Dhaka on Sunday…

February 29, 2016 · 0 comments · Cricket, Front Page, National, Sports, TOP STORIES

Promotions of superseded civil servants put off

The government has at the last moment put off the promotions of around 250 senior civil servants who had been superseded several times only to process the regular promotions of their juniors…

February 29, 2016 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

1,209 schools show-caused for extra fees for SSC exam

The government has issued show-cause notices to 1,209 schools who have not returned extra frees they have charged student for taking Secondary School Certificate examinations in 2015…

February 29, 2016 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

Rice Tk 15, ata Tk 17 a kg in OMS from March

The government has cut the prices of rice and coarse flour in order to expedite sales of the staples under its open market sale to make rooms for fresh stocks of the staples in the warehouses…

February 29, 2016 · 0 comments · Back Page, National, TOP STORIES

BGB-BSF top level border talks rescheduled

Director general-level meeting between Border Guard Bangladesh and Indian Border Security Force, which was postponed on December 22 following the death of 10 people in a BSF plane crash near Delhi airport, will be held between March 19 and 24 at the BGB Peelkhana headquarters…

February 29, 2016 · 0 comments · Back Page, National, TOP STORIES

JAN 11 changeover: MPs for probe commission

Lawmakers of the ruling Awami League and its coalition partners on Sunday demanded that a commission should be formed to investigate the January…

February 29, 2016 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, Politics

31 killed in Baghdad bombings

Bombings claimed by the Islamic State group killed at least 31 people in a Shiite area of Baghdad Sunday, security and medical officials said, the deadliest attacks to hit the Iraqi capital this year…

February 29, 2016 · 0 comments · Back Page, International, Middle East

JP fails to play opposition’s role in JS: Ershad

Criticising his party MPs for always praising the ruling party, Jatiya Party chairman HM Ershad on Sunday lamented that his party, being an opposition in parliament, cannot play its due role…

February 29, 2016 · 0 comments · Back Page, National, Politics
Bulldozers demolish illegal establishments as Dhaka North City Corporation conducts a drive in capital’s Kawranbazar area on Sunday.—New Age photo

500 acres of PWD land occupied illegally

Over 500 acres of Public Works Department lands have been illegally occupied by different quarters.
Housing and public works minister Mosharraf Hossain on Sunday, in reply to a query, told the parliament that 503.29 acres of land under Housing and Public Works Department were illegally occupied…

February 29, 2016 · 0 comments · Back Page, National

Militant hideout busted in city

The Detective Branch of Dhaka Metropolitan Police busted an alleged hideout of banned militant outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team at Dakkinkhan in the capital on Sunday…

February 29, 2016 · 0 comments · Back Page, National

Ctg REHAB fair takes Tk 300cr spot orders

9th REHAB Housing Fair in Chittagong city concluded on Sunday, taking spot orders worth around Tk 300 crore.
REHAB Chittagong chapter organised the four-day fair at Mohona Ballroom of Radission Blu Chittagong Bay View Hotel in the city and it was inaugurated on February 25…

February 29, 2016 · 0 comments · Back Page, National

Indian man kills 14 family members with knife

A 35-year-old man killed 14 members of his family including six children with a butcher’s knife before committing suicide in India, with police baffled Sunday about a motive for the attack…

February 29, 2016 · 0 comments · Back Page, International, South Asia

11,000 dilapidated edn instts in country

Education minister Nurul Islam Nahid on Sunday told the parliament that currently there were 10,960 dilapidated educational institutions in the country…

February 29, 2016 · 0 comments · Back Page, National

First female commander leads Bangladesh in UN mission

Bangladesh Army’s physician Colonel Nazma Begum became the army’s first ever female commander leading a medical contingent deployed to a United Nations peacekeeping mission in Ivory Coast…

February 29, 2016 · 0 comments · Back Page, National

Tangail-4 by-poll on March 20

The Election Commission on Sunday announced that the by-election of Tangail-4 constituency would be held on March 20…

February 29, 2016 · 0 comments · Back Page, National
Big sales mark penultimate day at book fair

Big sales mark penultimate day at book fair

Huge crowd and surge in sales marked the 28th day of Ekushey Book Fair on Sunday as the month-long mega event for booklovers ends today. A large number of visitors flocking in from all parts of the capital and outlying districts gathered…

February 29, 2016 · 0 comments · Inner Pages, National
Dhaka may purchase more military hardware from Moscow: Russian envoy

Dhaka may purchase more military hardware from Moscow: Russian envoy

Bangladesh may purchase more military hardware from Russia, Rusian ambassador Alexander A Nikolaev hinted on Sunday. ‘I noticed, or at least I heard the opinion of certain high-ranking military representatives of the Bangladesh Armed…

February 29, 2016 · 0 comments · Inner Pages, National
Guests attend commemoration of veteran journalist ABM Musa on his 85th birthday anniversary held at National Press Club in Dhaka on Sunday.— New Age photo

ABM Musa remembered

Academics, senior journalists and representatives from various professions on Sunday said that the nation now needed people like veteran journalist ABM Musa who was fearless in telling the truth and stood by the people with dissent opinions…

February 29, 2016 · 0 comments · Inner Pages, National

NBR field offices to approve ECR, POS installation

The National Board of Revenue has empowered its field offices to approve installation of electronic cash register machines or point of sales terminals by shops in a bid to expedite the process…

February 29, 2016 · 0 comments · Business

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