Archive for March, 2016

Khaleda renews call for dialogue

Khaleda renews call for dialogue

Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia on Thursday renewed her call to the government…

March 31, 2016 · 0 comments · National, Politics
At least 10 people were killed on Thursday and 150 were feared trapped when a flyover under construction collapsed in the Indian city of Kolkata.— NDTV photo

India flyover collapse kills 14; 100 feared trapped

At least 10 people were killed on Thursday and 150 were feared trapped when a flyover under construction collapsed in the Indian city of Kolkata, two police officials said…

March 31, 2016 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
Wong surrenders $4.6m of BB money to Filipino authorities

Wong surrenders $4.6m of BB money to Filipino authorities

Casino junket operator Kim Wong surrendered part of the laundered money worth $4.6 million (P211.6 million) to the Anti Money Laundering Council at…

March 31, 2016 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International

SC grants bail to Rafiur Rabbi

The Appellate Division of Supreme Court on Thursday granted interim bail to Rafiur Rabbi, a cultural activist in Narayanganj and also…

March 31, 2016 · 0 comments · National
Vojislav Seselj. — AFP photo

UN court absolves Serb radical Seselj of war crimes

Serbian ultra-nationalist Vojislav Seselj has been found not guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity over the Balkan wars in…

Family members of slain Shuvo Kazi wail after he was killed in election violence at Keraniganj on thursday. — Indrajit Ghosh

5 killed as UP polls ends amid violence

At least five people were killed in election violence as voting in second phase of union parishad election started at 639 unions across the country…

March 31, 2016 · 0 comments · National, Politics

BCL suspends IU unit leader for vandalism at temple

Bangladesh Chhatra League, ruling party backed student organization, on Wednesday night suspended one of their leaders…

March 31, 2016 · 0 comments · National, Politics
Police bar Chhatra Union march to PMO, 4 injured

Police bar Chhatra Union march to PMO, 4 injured

Police on Thursday barred the march of Bangladesh Chhatra Union towards the Prime Minister’s Office…

March 31, 2016 · 0 comments · National, Politics

BNP to take legal step against arrest warrant for Khaleda: Fakhrul

Bangladesh Nationalist Party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Thursday said the party would take legal action against the warrant of…

March 31, 2016 · 0 comments · National, Politics
Bersin finds steps for enhancing aviation security on right track

Bersin finds steps for enhancing aviation security on right track

Visiting US assistant secretary for homeland security Alan Bersin on Thursday said steps to enhance civil aviation security in Bangladesh is on right track but it would take time…

March 31, 2016 · 0 comments · National
Petrobangla, Excelerate Energy finalise LNG terminal use deal

Petrobangla, Excelerate Energy finalise LNG terminal use deal

State-run Petrobangla and US-based Excelerate Energy on Thursday morning finalise an agreement on the use of a floating terminal to be set up at…

March 31, 2016 · 0 comments · National

2 killed while making bombs in Jessore

Two people were killed and three others injured while they were making crude bombs at Lebutala union parishad in Jessore early Thursday…

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Man arrested after doing yoga, meditating on airplane

A Japan-bound airplane returned to Hawaii because of a violent South Korean passenger who wanted to do yoga instead of sit in his seat, the FBI said…

Donald Trump. — Reuters photo

Trump says punish women for illegal abortions, then back-tracks

US presidential candidate Donald Trump briefly called for ‘some form of punishment’ for women who have abortions, if it became illegal…

‘Drastic’ Antarctic melt could double global sea-level rise

‘Drastic’ Antarctic melt could double global sea-level rise

Global sea levels could rise by more than double the current best estimate, according to a new analysis of climate change in Antarctica…

Khaleda Zia

BUS ARSON CASE : Khaleda, 27 others face arrest warrant

A sessions court in Dhaka on Wednesday issued warrants for the arrest of Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia and 27 other BNP leaders in connection with an arson attack on a bus at Jatrabari in the city…

March 31, 2016 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Students of Dhaka City College hold a demonstration at Shahbagh in the capital on Wednesday, demanding arrest and trail of the rapists and killers of Sohagi Jahan Tonu. 
— Focusbangla photo

TONU RAPE, MURDER : Body undergoes fresh autopsy

The body of murdered Comilla college student Sohagi Jahan Tonu underwent fresh postmortem on Wednesday following a court order in this regard.
Meanwhile, protests demanding justice for Tonu continued in Dhaka, Comilla and the rest of the country…

March 31, 2016 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

Second phase UP polls today

The second phase of the first-ever partisan elections to union parishads is set to be held at 639 unions across the country today with the oppositions fearing violence, intimidation and rigging…

Fakhrul released after five hours of landing in jail

The newly appointed Bangladesh Nationalist Party secretary general, Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, was sent to jail in about two hours of his appointment and was released from jail in about next five hours on Wednesday…

England storm into WT20 final

Opener Jason Roy’s 78 helped England sail into cricket’s World Twenty20 final with a crushing seven-wicket win over New Zealand in the last four in New Delhi on Wednesday…

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