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  • Khaleda vows a successful movement

    Khaleda vows a successful movement

    The BNP chief says there is no place for militancy in BangladeshBNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia yesterday said the movement that her party was going to lodge after the upazila parishad polls would not be “unsuccessful.”
    In her first public address outside Dhaka since the January 5 parliamentary election, Khaleda Zia told a rally in Rajbari that the BNP-led 19-party alliance was first going to consolidate organisationally and lodge a movement for toppling the government after the upazila polls.
    “This time the movement will not be unsuccessful,” the former opposition leader said.

  • India, Iran and Oman go under sea to build pipelines, change geopolitics

    India, Iran and Oman go under sea to build pipelines, change geopolitics

    The new plan proposes to transport oil and natural gas through deep sea pipelines via OmanIndia is contemplating energy pipelines from the Gulf again — this time running under the sea, rather than traversing Pakistan. With international sanctions on Iran fading as a result of a nuclear agreement, an energy pipeline may be the most positive regional consequence.

  • India, Iran and Oman go under sea to build pipelines, change geopolitics

    The new plan proposes to transport oil and natural gas through deep sea pipelines via OmanIndia is contemplating energy pipelines from the Gulf again — this time running under the sea, rather than traversing Pakistan. With international sanctions on Iran fading as a result of a nuclear agreement, an energy pipeline may be the most positive regional consequence.

  • Treatment guideline soon for rape, domestic violence victims

    Reforms have been suggested in the draft to make the guideline as victim-friendlyThe Ministry of Health and Family Welfare is going to finalise the draft of a comprehensive guideline for the examination and treatment of victims of rape and domestic violence soon.
    A draft of the guideline has already been prepared and placed before the ministry recently by a sub-committee led by Dr Habibuzzaman Chowdhury, the head of forensic medicine department of Dhaka Medical College.

  • Afghans tame toothless Tigers

    Afghans tame toothless Tigers

    They defeated Bangladesh by 32 runs in Asia Cup yesterdayAfghanistan promised to come hard on the hosts and they passed their commitment with distinction when the associate cricketing nation, in only their fourth one-day international against a major team, defeated Bangladesh by 32 runs in Asia Cup yesterday.
    Moreover, it was the approach and planning from the Afghans that nearly brought them the bonus point at the Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium. Bangladesh, who took 28 matches to register their first-win against a major country, had earlier tasted three similar defeats against associate members Netherland, Ireland and Canada.

  • Russian parliament approves troops in Ukraine

    Russian parliament approves troops in Ukraine

    Kiev has reacted angrily to military movements in Crimea, accusing Moscow of trying to provoke the new government into an armed conflictThe upper house of Russain parliament yesterday approved President Putin’s request for using forces in Ukraine.
    Russia’s Black Sea Fleet is based in Crimea of Ukraine where many ethnic Russians live. Kiev has reacted angrily to military movements in Crimea, accusing Moscow of trying to provoke the new government into an armed conflict.
    Ukraine’s Interim President Olexander Turchynov has called an emergency session of his security chiefs, reported BBC.

  • Another minor injured by exploding ‘toy’

    Another minor injured by exploding ‘toy’

    A minor child has been severely injured when a “red ball-type object” exploded in his left handOnce again, a minor child has been severely injured when a “red ball-type object” exploded in his left hand, after picking it up from roadside in the capital’s Sutrapur area.
    The victim, Mohammad Sourov, 11, a class three student of Rayshahebbazar Government Primary School, was shifted to the National Institute of Traumatology & Orthopaedic Rehabilitation (Nitor) after being rushed to the Dhaka Medical College Hospital after the accident yesterday.

  • War crimes trial against Jamaat still to see daylight

    On August 18 last year, the agency, comprising mainly personnel from police, began formal investigation into war crimes allegations against JamaatHaving missed several committed submission dates for reasons stated as “mysterious,” the investigation agency of the International Crimes Tribunal is finally ready to submit the report associated with the probe into war crimes allegations against Jamaat-e-Islami.
    On August 18 last year, the agency, comprising mainly personnel from police, began formal investigation into war crimes allegations against Jamaat.

  • Deaths that stunned them into silence

    The deceased workers family demand immediate support of the governmentFamilies of the three Bangladeshi workers who were killed in a fire at Manama of Bahrain on Thursday are at a loss after losing their only bread earners.
    As the deceased workers were not financially viable to send money back home regularly, the families had been facing tribulation, and now they are preparing for more sufferings to come. They demand immediate support of the government.

  • Sayedee on moon : Police yet to finish probe

    Sayedee on moon : Police yet to finish probe

    Police are yet to finish probe in the cases filed in connection with violence erupted following spread of the rumourA year has passed since the rumour that war criminal Delawar Hossain Sayedee’s face was seen on the moon spread across the country but police are yet to finish probe in the cases filed in connection with violence erupted following spread of the rumour. 
    Earlier on March 3, 2013, Jamaat-Shibir activists spread the rumour using loudspeakers.

  • Indian Navy validates military satellite’s network at Bay

    Indian Navy validates military satellite’s network at Bay

    The exercise saw the western and eastern fleets amassing across the Bay for the intensive combat manoeuvres in all the three dimensions of “surface, air and underwaterIndia’s first-ever dedicated military satellite, Rukmini or GSAT-7, “seamlessly networked” around 60 warships and 75 aircraft during a massive month-long naval combat exercise in the Bay of Bengal that ended on Friday.

  • PM: Navy to get two submarines by 2015

    PM: Navy to get two submarines by 2015

    ‘Work on setting up the country’s biggest naval base in Rabnabad area in Patuakali has already started,’ the primier saidPrime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said two submarines would be inducted in Bangladesh Navy by 2015 to build it as a “three dimensional” force.
    “A process for induction of two submarines in the naval force has been finalised as part of the present government’s firm determination and commitment to turn Bangladesh Navy into a three-dimensional force,” she said, adding that the two submarines would be inducted to the naval fleet by 2015.

  • Quader: Fair polls more important to AL

    ‘We wanted fair polls (Upazila elections)…and that have been done fairly. And in elections, there is a loss and win,’ he saidApparently referring to the ruling Awami League’s poor show in the upazila elections, Communications Minister Obaidul Quader yesterday said they always want fair elections, no matter who wins.
    “We wanted fair polls (Upazila elections)…and that have been done fairly. And in elections, there is a loss and win,” he said.
    Obaidul Quader said this while unveiling a musical CD at a function organised by Amra Suryamukhi at Public Library in the city on the occasion of the birthday of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

  • Passport with 1st ever Bangladesh visa donated to museum

    Passport with 1st ever Bangladesh visa donated to museum

    The passport dated April 3, 1971, bearing the signature of then Chuadanga’s chief administrator contains the first ever issued visa of the independent BangladeshPhilippe Alfonsi (Philippe Marc Edouard Alfonsi), a French journalist who came to Bangladesh during the liberation war and covered the news of 1971, has donated his passport to the Liberation War Museum.
    He handed over the passport yesterday, which he used for entering Bangladesh and for covering the news.
    The passport dated April 3, 1971, bearing the signature of then Chuadanga’s chief administrator Ashab-ul Haque, contains the first ever issued visa of the independent People’s Republic of Bangladesh.

  • More awareness needed to make online banking secure

    One of the most significant information security challenges highlighted by banks was lack of customer awareness on information securityExperts on information technology of different banks and financial institutions yesterday stressed the need for building awareness among the stakeholders, particularly customers, to make online banking system protected.
    The customers should be more careful to open their accounts while the authorities of banks and financial institutions have to take adequate security measures for safe online transaction, they told a workshop on “Online Banking Security Aspects and Awareness of Stakeholders” at the CTO Forum Bangladesh office.

  • Polling in Moheshkhali upazila ends

    Polling in Moheshkhali upazila ends

    The upazila poll in this upazila was scheduled for February 27. But, a High Court bench deferred the date because of a Hindu religious festivalThe upazila election for chairman position in Moheshkhali upazila, Cox’s Bazar ended on Saturday.
    The voting began at 8am and continued to 4pm, Assistant Returning Officer Anwarul Naser said.
    He said 40 of the 68 polling stations in the area were vulnerable.
    The upazila poll in this upazila was scheduled for February 27. But, a High Court bench deferred the date because of a Hindu religious festival.
    One of the chairman aspirants Hossain Ibrahim said he was satisfied with the election. “I am confident of a victory if this continues.”

  • Polling in Moheshkhali upazila ends

    The upazila poll in this upazila was scheduled for February 27. But, a High Court bench deferred the date because of a Hindu religious festivalThe upazila election for chairman position in Moheshkhali upazila, Cox’s Bazar ended on Saturday.
    The voting began at 8am and continued to 4pm, Assistant Returning Officer Anwarul Naser said.
    He said 40 of the 68 polling stations in the area were vulnerable.
    The upazila poll in this upazila was scheduled for February 27. But, a High Court bench deferred the date because of a Hindu religious festival.
    One of the chairman aspirants Hossain Ibrahim said he was satisfied with the election. “I am confident of a victory if this continues.”

  • Bangladeshi student to join ESU meet in London

    ESU selected Ishtiaque for its prestigious annual from among students of 30 colleges and universities after several rounds of competitionsBangladeshi university student Tousif Ahmed Ishtiaque is set to join the London-based English Speaking Union’s (ESU) annual public speaking competition to be held at the British capital from May 12-16.
    ESU selected Ishtiaque, a student of Military Institute of Science and Technology (MIST), for its prestigious annual from among students of 30 colleges and universities after several rounds of competitions.

  • Dhaka trashes US rights report

    Dhaka terms US report baselessDhaka: The US government report on Bangladesh’s human rights situation in 2013 is baseless and inaccurate, says State Minister for Home Affairs Asaduzzaman Khan.
    “The USA is a friendly country for us…it’s our development partner.
    Its report on Bangladesh’s human rights situation is not based on facts. The US secretary of state was not provided with accurate information,” he told UNB yesterday.

  • Television licence fees revised

    The government has introduced a one-time facility for easing out the hassle regarding renewal of these licencesThe government has revised the fees for acquiring licence of privately-owned televisions.
    According to regulations, having a licence is mandatory to own a television. The government has introduced a one-time facility for easing out the hassle regarding renewal of these licences.
    An information ministry handout said on Thursday that licence fee for black-and-white televisions would be Tk600, Tk1,500 for up to 21 inch colour televisions, and Tk1,800 for those over 21 inches.

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