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  • ‘Will beat up top BNP leaders like stray dogs’

    ‘Will beat up top BNP leaders like stray dogs’

    General secretary of the Awami League’s student body, in a Facebook status threatened to beat up the BNP bigwigs like ‘stray dogs’Ruling party MP Chhabi Biswas was injured during clashes between the supporters of the BNP and the Chhatra League in Bakshibazar area yesterday noon; later in the evening, Siddique Nazmul Alam, general secretary of the Awami League’s student body, in a Facebook status threatened to beat up the BNP bigwigs like “stray dogs.”

    Until filing of the report at 10:55pm, the status was liked by 2,293 persons and shared 204 times.

  • Be punctual, says new judge in Khaleda cases

    Trials of the cases involving Zia Orphanage Trust and Zia Charitable Trust have been delayed repeatedly due to absence of Khaleda A special Dhaka court yesterday asked both defence and prosecution in two corruption cases filed against BNP chief Khaleda Zia and several others to appear before it at scheduled time as the trials have been facing much delay.

    On the previous date, December 17, Khaleda did not appear before the Third Special Judge’s Court of Abu Ahmed Jamadar citing security reasons; yesterday she came two hours behind schedule.

  • Political mercury rising again

    Political mercury rising again

    At least 40 people hurt including a ruling party MP as AL, BNP clash in Old Dhaka Activists and supporters of arch rival BNP and ruling Awami League locked into a series of clashes yesterday centring BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s appearance in a court, turning Bakshibazar, Plassey and Chankharpool areas in the capital into battle zones.

    At least 40 people on both sides, including ruling party lawmaker Chhabi Biswas, were injured during the clashes.

  • No separate pay scale unless state banks reduce default loans

    The NPSC also said the various autonomous and semi-autonomous government bodies should not get separate pay scales until they start making profitsThe national pay commission has recommended that the state-owned banks should not get a separate pay scale until they pull out of the capital slump because of excessive default loans. The commission also expressed doubts whether the state-owned banks will ever be able to recover.

    The recommendation and observation came up in the report that the National Pay and Services Commission (NPSC) submitted to the finance minister on Sunday proposing pay revision for government employees and pensioners.

  • AL: BNP will not be allowed to enter Dhaka in January

    The BNP-Jamaat alliance led by Khaleda Zia would not be allowed to come in field from JanuaryActivists of the BNP-led 20-party alliance will not be allowed to enter Dhaka city from January 1,  with Awami League supporters staying on the streets to resist them, the ruling party has said.

    Addressing a rally in the capital yesterday, Awami League’s Dhaka city unit General Secretary Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya said the ruling party men would take position on the field from the start of January.

    “The BNP-Jamaat alliance led by Khaleda Zia would not be allowed to come in field from January,” he added.

  • Business leaders seek reassurance over political violence

    Private investment has been slow in 2014 as investors were repelled by political unrest and instabilityBusiness leaders yesterday sought assurance from political parties that there would be no recurrence of violence which took a heavy toll on the country’s trade as well as economy in the past.

    They came up with the call at a meeting organised by Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) where the trade body presented its course of action to boost trade. The meeting was held at the DCCI office in the capital.

  • NU decentralises to reduce session jam

    ‘We are committed to publish the results within three months after the end of exams,’ NU Vice-chancellor Professor Dr Harun-or-Rashid saidNational University (NU) authorities have taken a number of initiatives, which include decentralisation of the administration, to cut down session jam. 

    NU Vice-chancellor Professor Dr Harun-or-Rashid described the steps and the overall development of education at institutions under the NU while addressing a press briefing at his office in the capital yesterday. 

  • Sela made off limits to all vessels

    The team of experts from the United Nations arrived at the Sundarbans on Monday to investigate the place of the oil spill The government yesterday sealed the navigation route through the Sela River in the Sundarbans for all kinds of vessels including small boats to make sure that the visiting UN team of experts gets to work without any disturbance.

    The team of experts from the United Nations arrived at the Sundarbans on Monday to investigate the place of the oil spill and assess its impact on the environment. 

    A forest official said the ban will remain effective until further notice.

  • Deal expected in January

    ‘As BSNL is purchasing in bulk, the price we have quoted will be marginally less than the price charged here’An internet bandwidth export deal is expected to be signed by the middle of January, under which Bangladesh will be sharing its unused speed with the seven Indian states in the east.

    At present, Bangladesh uses only 25 gigabits per second or around 12% of the 200Gbps bandwidth made available by the Bangladesh Submarine Cable Company Limited (BSCCL), the lone submarine cable operator here.

  • Islamic State says it downed warplane in eastern Syria, captured pilot

    Events in Syria are difficult to verify because of restricted media access to conflict zonesIslamic State fighters said yesterday they had shot down a warplane in the northeastern Syria province of Raqqa and taken the pilot captive.

    The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said it had confirmed reports the plane was brought down near Raqqa city, a major stronghold for Islamic State fighters.

    Events in Syria are difficult to verify because of restricted media access to conflict zones.

  • Deal expected in January

    ‘As BSNL is purchasing in bulk, the price we have quoted will be marginally less than the price charged here’An internet bandwidth export deal is expected to be signed by the middle of January, under which Bangladesh will be sharing its unused speed with the seven Indian states in the east.

    At present, Bangladesh uses only 25 gigabits per second or around 12% of the 200Gbps bandwidth made available by the Bangladesh Submarine Cable Company Limited (BSCCL), the lone submarine cable operator here.

  • How Christmas Truce led to court martial

    How Christmas Truce led to court martial

    Less well known is that some British soldiers would later face punishment for an hour of friendship with their enemy“All the way down our lines … Scots and Huns were fraternising in the most genuine possible manner,” Lieutenant Edward Hulse wrote to his mother after Christmas 1914. “If I had seen it on a cinematograph film I should have sworn that it was faked.”

    The centenary of that moment in World War One is now being celebrated as a triumph of shared humanity over the butchery that engulfed Europe, a day when troops along the Flanders front met after four months killing each other to sing carols, exchange gifts and play football in No Man’s Land.

  • Curfew in Assam after 63 killed

    At least 100 people, mostly women and children, sought refuge in a church in Shamukjuli village in Sonitpur district, where 26 of the victims diedHundreds of survivors of a brutal rebel attack that killed at least 63 people in northeastern India sought shelter Wednesday in a church and school while security forces imposed a curfew in a bid to contain the latest bout of ethnic violence.

  • As US troops return to Iraq, more private contractors follow

    The US government is preparing to boost the number of private contractors in Iraq as part of President Barack Obama’s growing effort to beat back Islamic State militants threatening the Baghdad government, a senior US official said.

    How many contractors will deploy to Iraq – beyond the roughly 1,800 now working there for the US State Department – will depend in part, the official said, on how widely dispersed US troops advising Iraqi security forces are, and how far they are from US diplomatic facilities.

  • 13 dead, 6 injured in road accidents

    In Tangail, eight people, including three of a family, were killed Thirteen people died and six were injured in separate road accidents in different parts of the country yesterday, only a day after a fatal crash claimed 10 lives and injured another 40 in Jhalakati.

    In Tangail, eight people, including three of a family, were killed and another four injured in a road crash at Asura of Madhupur upazila beside Tangail-Mymensingh road around 12:30pm.

  • Teenage rape victim dies

    The victim, 15, was a worker at a tiles factory in the capital’s Turag areaA teenage girl who was allegedly raped by her co-worker died under treatment at the  Dhaka Medical College and Hospital yesterday evening.

    The victim, 15, was a worker at a tiles factory in the capital’s Turag area.

    Her sister Nasima Akhter said that on the evening of December 20, another worker Ramjan raped her at the factory. They admitted her at a local hospital but shifted her to the DMCH on Tuesday as her condition deteriorated.

  • Abahani sink Mohammedan in thriller

    Abahani sink Mohammedan in thriller

    Opting to bat first, Mohammedan lost early wickets and were teetering at 38/4A brilliant Ariful Haque hundred proved to be inadequate as Mohammedan conceded a fighting three-wicket defeat against archrival Abahani in their first match of the Super League phase of the Dhaka Premier League in Fatullah yesterday.

    Nasir Hossain was the saviour for Abahani with an unbeaten 82 as the Sky Blues maintained their position at the top of the points table.

    In the other two matches of the day, second placed Prime Bank and Prime Doleshwar registered huge victories against Legends of Rupganj and Kalabagan Cricket Academy respectively.

  • Bajrang: Bangladeshis in India must leave or become Hindu

    In 2007, central government statistics had said there were two crore Bangladeshis living in India illegallyBajrang Dal on Tuesday said “Bangladeshis” living in India must either leave their country or convert to Hinduism as they were abusing resources there.

    Balraj Dungar, convenor of the Bajrang Dal for Meerut in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, said: “Our first demand is that they must leave the country, as they are abusing our resources. However, if they wish to live here, they must convert to Hinduism and adapt to the ways of our life,” reports the Times of India.

  • Shakib to feature for Renegades

    Shakib has penned down a contract with the Renegades for the second half of the Big BashAce all-rounder Shakib al Hasan has confirmed his services with the Melbourne Renegades in the ongoing KFC Big Bash Twenty20 League 2014-15. The 27-year old will replace West Indian all-rounder Andre Russell, who will join the national side in their tour of South Africa.

    The world’s numero uno all-rounder in T20Is, Shakib has penned down a contract with the Renegades for the second half of the Big Bash.  

  • ‘Too early to comment on franchise league’

    BFF president Kazi Salahuddin gives his intake on proposalsBangladesh Football Federation (BFF) president Kazi Salahuddin yesterday said the eight-team franchise-based football tournament proposed by the Celebrity Management Group (CMG) is far away from being realised.

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