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Wednesday November 22, 2017 05:07 AM



  • 40,000 illegal Bangladeshis to avail of Oman amnesty

    Around 40,000 undocumented Bangladeshi migrant workers in Oman can make use of the amnesty that will be officially announced by the Oman government soon.

    Moreover, 4,000 undocumented Pakistani workers and 3,000 Indians will also come under the amnesty, said the report published in the Times of Oman on Sunday.

    The report was carried according to a rough estimate from three major Asian countries' embassies.

  • Evening Brief

    Nation celebrates Pohela Boishakh

    The nation has celebrated “Pohela Boishakh”, the first day of Bengali New Year 1422, amid much enthusiasm and traditional gaiety.

    To welcome the Bengali New Year, different socio-cultural organisations and government institutions have chalked out elaborate programmes in the capital as elsewhere across the country.

    Interpol issues red notice against Tarique

  • Bangladesh to face Australia in FIFA WC qualifiers

    Just the group winner is guaranteed a place in the final round of qualification for the World Cup – and by default a spot in the 2019 Asian Cup finals too – with the four best runners-up from the eight groups also progressingBangladesh will face Australia in their bid to qualify for the 2018 World Cup after having been drawn in Group B of Asian qualification for the global focus in Russia.

    Other Group B countries are Kyrgyzstan, Jordan and Tajikistan.

    It was announced on Tuesday at a second phase draw ceremony in Kualampur of Malaysia.

    Bangladesh is now 167 on the FIFA world rankings while the remaining three are Australia (63), Jordan (103), Tajikstan (143) and Kyrgzstan (153).

  • Nation celebrates Pohela Boishakh

    The nation has celebrated “Pohela Boishakh”, the first day of Bengali New Year 1422, amid much enthusiasm and traditional gaiety.

    To welcome the Bengali New Year, different socio-cultural organisations and government institutions have chalked out elaborate programmes in the capital as elsewhere across the country.

    The Institute of Fine Arts of Dhaka University (DU) brought out a colourful procession from campus with decorative replicas of animals as well as elements of Bengali culture. 

  • Tk3 lakh of DBBL looted in Kushtia

    A daring dacoity has been committed at the fast track booth of Dutch Bangla Bank Limited at the five-roads crossing of the town of Kushtia.

    Two armed dacoits put under captivity two nightguards of the bank at gun point and looted the Tk3,18,400 breaking cash deposit in the early hours of Tuesday, reports BSS.

    During the dacoity, they damaged 10 CC cameras, three ATM booths, and other instruments inside the bank.

    On receiving information, members of police and RAB rushed to the spot and conducted a preliminary investigation.

  • PM: How a political party can do politics by burning people?

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said she can't understand that how a political party can do politics by burning people to death.

    She was pondering this after exchanging Bangla Nabobarsho greetings with central leaders of Bangladesh Awami League as well as leaders of associate bodies of the party at her official Ganobhaban residence on Tuesday morning.

    "The BNP has initiated the culture of burning people to death … it is very regretful. It is my question that how can a person, who has a minimum sense of humanity, commit such a cruel act?" she pondered.

  • Khaleda calls for silent ballot revolution

    BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has called for a silent revolution against the "repressive government" casting votes for her party-backed candidates in the upcoming Dhaka and Chittagong city corporation polls.

    Attending a Bangla New Year programme in front of party’s Nayapaltan headquarters in the capital on Tuesday afternoon, Khaleda sought votes for Tabith M Awal and Mirza Abbas for mayoral posts in the upcoming city polls scheduled to be held on April 28.

  • What a red notice means

    The International Criminal Police Organisation (Interpol) is an intergovernmental organisation that facilitates international police cooperation.

    The organisation publishes notice as an international alert used by police to communicate information about crimes, criminals and threats to their counterparts around the world.

  • 3 held with gold at Dhaka airport

    The members of the Armed Police Battalions (APBn) with the help of customs officials have arrested three people with 600-gram gold from the Canopy 1 area of Hazrat Shahjalal (R) International Airport in Dhaka.

    Nasrin Akhter, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) of APBn, said three persons were arrested in separate drives Monday night and Tuesday morning, reports BSS.

    The arrestees were identified as Mohammad Hafiz, 28, Abu Bakar Mia, 42, and Mohammad Faruk, 28, she added.

    Separate cases were filed with the airport police station in this connection.

  • Sethi likely to take over as interim ICC president

    Najam Sethi, the head of the Pakistan Cricket Board's executive committee, is likely to become the ICC's interim president, filling a post left vacant by Mustafa Kamal's resignation earlier this month.

    ESPNcricinfo understands that Sethi, who is currently in Dubai ahead of the ICC meeting, is a favourite to replace Kamal.

    Sethi, who is also the former chairman of the PCB, was slated to take over from Kamal as the ICC president for a period of 12 months from July 1.

  • Khaleda reaches Nayapaltan central office

    BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has reached party’s Nayapaltan central office in the capital to attend the Pohela Boishakh celebration on Tuesday.

    Khaleda set out from her Gulshan residence at 4:15pm and arrived at the headquarters at 5:15pm, Asadul Karim Shahin, assistant office secretary of the BNP chairperson, told the Dhaka Tribune.

    She is visiting the Nayapaltan office after two years. 

    Jatiyatabadi Samajik Sangskritik Sangstha (Jasas), a pro-BNP organisation, has organised the programme to observe the first day of Bangla New Year 1422.

  • Obama, Abadi to discuss IS fight

    Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi and President Barack Obama will discuss the fight against Islamic State on Tuesday at a White House meeting likely to be dominated by Iraqi requests for US arms and tension over Iran's role on the battlefield.

    In his first US trip since becoming prime minister, Abadi is expected to seek billions of dollars in drones and other US weapons to combat Islamic State, which seized much of northern and central Iraq last year.

  • Interpol issues red notice against Tarique

    The Interpol has issued a "red corner" notice for the arrest of BNP Senior Vice Chairman Tarique Rahman on the charge of  murder and explosion of hand grenades in the Awami League rally in 2004.

    Of the eight types of notices, the red notice seeks the location and arrest of a person wanted by a judicial jurisdiction or an international tribunal with a view to his/her extradition.

  • Midday Brief

    Nation celebrating Pohela Boishaikh 

    The nation is celebrating “Pohela Boishakh”, the first day of Bengali New Year 1422, amid much enthusiasm and traditional gaiety. To welcome the Bengali New Year, different socio-cultural organisations and government institutions have chalked out elaborate programmes in the capital as elsewhere across the country. The day is a public holiday.

  • Singapore school’s math question goes viral

    A math question for Singapore school students has gone viral on Facebook after a TV presenter posted it on his page.

    The post by Singaporean TV presenter Kenneth Kong has been shared more than 5,000 times on Facebook.

    According to Singapore news agency Mothership.sg the question was part of a Singapore and Asian Schools Math Olympiad test paper, which is aimed at the best 40% of students.

  • Medical student drowns in Noakhali

    A student of Abdul Malek Ukil Medical College has drowned in a pond of the college in Begumgonj upazila of Noakhali.

    The victim Ahsan Azad, 20, was a first year student of the college, and son of Md Abul Kalam of Motabi of Sadar upazila in Feni.

  • Khaleda to attend Boishakh celebration at Nayapaltan

    BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia is set to visit the party's central office in Nayapaltan in the afternoon to attend the Pohela Boishakh celebration.

    She will be visiting the Nayapaltan office after two years.

    “The BNP chief will go to Nayapaltan office around 4pm,” Sayrul Kabir Khan, a press wing member of the BNP chairperson told the Dhaka Tribune.

    Jatiyatabadi Samajik Sangskritik Sangstha (Jasas), a pro-BNP organisation, has organised the programme to observe the first day of Bangla New Year.

  • China releases women’s activists after month’s detention

    Chinese authorities have released five women's rights campaigners whose detentions sparked an international outcry and underscored the government's tight restrictions on independent social activism, lawyers said.

    Lawyer Liang Xiaojun said the five were let go after more than a month in detention under a form of conditional release that keeps the investigation open for another year and still allows for formal charges to be brought later.

  • Australia golfer bitten by crocodile

    A golfer has suffered leg injuries after being bitten by a crocodile on an Australian golf course.

    The man, in his 70s, told staff at the golf course in Port Douglas, Queensland, that he may have stepped on the reptile while looking for a ball.

    Ambulance crews said the man had suffered a deep laceration to his shin and puncture wounds to his calf.

    Crocodiles are a common sight on the golf course, Australian media reported, and signs warn players of the dangers.

  • Violence escalates in east Ukraine

    Ukraine's military accused pro-Russian rebels on Monday of using heavy weapons that were meant to have been withdrawn under a ceasefire deal, after one Ukrainian serviceman was killed and six wounded in rebel-held territories.

    With fighting intensifying once more, the foreign ministers of Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany were due to meet in Berlin later on Monday to discuss the next steps in implementing a ceasefire agreement signed in the Belarusian capital Minsk in February.

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