Tuesday April 24, 2018 04:21 PM

  • Embroider the World: Nakshi Kantha in Tarshito’s eyes

    Embroider the World: Nakshi Kantha in Tarshito’s eyes

    “Tarshito: Embroider the World,” a solo art exhibition by Italian artist Nicola Strippoli Tarshito, was inaugurated on Friday at Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts in the capital.

    The inauguration ceremony was attended by Italian Ambassador to Bangladesh Mario Palma, and National Crafts Council Bangladesh President Chandra Shekhar Saha.

  • Blast while making bomb hurts kids

    Blast while making bomb hurts kids

    Police find gunpowder and crude bombs at a mess rented by Shibir men in MohakhaliThree people including two children were injured in a bomb blast in the capital’s Lalbagh area yesterday, while the police also recovered a huge quantity of gunpowder and 130 crude bombs from a mess belonging to Shibir cadres in Mohakhali.

    The bomb exploded at around 3pm on the second floor of a house in Dhakeswari Road, injuring three people: Mahbubur Rahman Bappi, 25, his niece Happy Akther Sumi, 14, and a former neighbour Samaran Ahmed Ripon, 6.

    All three are now undergoing treatment at the burn and plastic surgery unit of Dhaka Medical College Hospital.

  • Tk1 lakh bounty for aids in arresting anarchists

    The government has announced Tk1 lakh bounty for helping in the arrest of miscreants  who are creating anarchy on the streets, making arson attacks and blasting bombs in the name of blockade.

    Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu made the announcement yesterday after a cabinet committee meeting on law enforcement.

    This comes as an official bounty announcement only a day after State Minister for Home Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said rewards would be announced.

  • PM: It would be logical to arrest Khaleda

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said it would be logical to arrest BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia as the main accused for ordering the killing of around 30 people in the name of blockade.

    “It will be logical to bring her under the purview of law as the accused of giving order [of the killings]; the law will take its own course. The law enforcement agencies will look into the matter and they will take their actions,” she said.

  • Intelligence asks BTRC not to allocate remaining 3G spectrum

    3G services has emerged as a big threat for security because smartphone-based communication applications cannot be monitoredA high profile intelligence agency has recently requested BTRC to not allocate anymore of the 3G spectrum to operators, when the regulator has been making preparations to offload unused 15 megahertz, sources said.

    In a letter sent to the Bangladesh Telecom Regulatory Commission (BTRC) in December, the agency
    said easy access to 3G services has emerged as a big threat for security because smartphone-based communication applications cannot be monitored.

  • School attendance drops for unrest

    School attendance drops for unrest

    The schools were seeing fewer students in class since the blockade beganAlthough the academic school year has already started, throughout January – most schools in Dhaka city have been seeing reduced student attendance as many parents are keeping their children at home fearing possible blockade-related violence on the streets.

  • Isolated blasts, arson attacks mark first day of strike

    Yesterday, the first day of the 48-hour general strike called by the BNP-led 20-party alliance in Dhaka and Khulna divisions amid a countrywide indefinite blockade, saw sporadic blasts, arson attacks and vandalism.

    A car was set ablaze near Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute in Gazipur around 8am while a bus of Jagannath University teachers was set on fire on the university premises around 11:30am.

    Three to four youths vandalised and torched the bus before fleeing quickly. The fire, which destroyed the seats of the bus, was put out by university staff.

  • Nasim tells Khaleda to go home

    Awami League Presidium member and Health Minister Mohammad Nasim yesterday suggested that BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia go home instead of losing politically to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

    He also suggested that Khaleda should calm herself and do politics with more cool, adding that she should be taking preparation for the 11th parliamentary election in 2019.

  • Transport workers to cordon off Khaleda’s office today

    Pro-Awami League transport workers have threatened to cordon off BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s Gulshan office, in protest against the ongoing BNP-led country-wide blockade.

    Two organisations of transport workers – Bangladesh Sarak Paribahan Sramik League and Sammilito Gari Chalak Samaj made this threat while distributing leaflets in front of the National Press Club yesterday.

  • Amnesty calls for fair probe, trial of arsonists

    Amnesty International has observed that human rights situation continues to deteriorate as government and BNP-led 20-party alliance supporters are battling each other for the past few weeks.

    In a statement released on Tuesday, the London-based organisation urged the government to carry out thorough and impartial probe into all arson attacks and killings and bring those responsible to justice in fair trials.

  • Obama declares victory, way too late

    Obama declares victory, way too late

    Obama has now been reduced to suggesting topics for conversation, sort of like a facilitator-in-chief. ‘Talk amongst yourselves’In case you didn’t watch the president’s swaggering speech Tuesday night, because after a month of previews it seemed to lack the drama of “Storage Wars” (which was on A&E at the same time and is actually a reality show about repossessed storage lockers, but let’s not get into it), here’s what you missed.

    Remember that wrecked economy from the Bush years that was just kind of limping along, and how we were all living in 1930 with everybody destitute?

  • Kiran Bedi: Nationalistic RSS kept India united

    Anna Hazare says politics is dirtyA rare BJP leader with no RSS link, Kiran Bedi, the party’s chief ministerial nominee for Delhi, on Monday described the Sangh as “very nationalistic” that has kept India united.

    The 65-year-old Bedi, who has been pitchforked to a leadership role within days of joining BJP, also felt that the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), a right-wing organisation, was a very disciplined outfit and has been contributing significantly to nation building.

  • Three consecutive declarations for divorce should be punishable offence

    Pakistan’s Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) yesterday proposed that the practice of making divorce an act of three vocalised sentences be made an offence.

    The CII proposed numerous resolutions yesterday, the final day of its convention which was chaired by Maulana Mohammad Khan Sherani.

    Religious experts, clerics, researchers and the 11 members of the council were present at the meeting in which 14 issues were conferred upon.

  • Tigers end home prep on happy note

    Tigers end home prep on happy note

    The Bangladesh national cricketers wrapped up their home-phase of training ahead of the World Cup yesterday. The last two days saw the Tigers play “match situation” games alongside some unusual fielding drills that even involved a “bowling machine.”

    The Bangladesh team is scheduled to leave Dhaka on January 24 for the two-week long conditional camp in Brisbane. Fast bowler Rubel Hossain attended the press conference at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium yesterday and said they are happy with the preparation and are eagerly waiting to set foot in Australia.

  • Tier one assured, thanks to Sri Lanka

    The much-hyped forthcoming Bangabandhu Gold Cup is all set to be classified as a Tier 1 Fifa competition, courtesy of the participation of the Sri Lankan national team. 

  • Sledging is part of cricket: Mushfiq, Tamim

    Sledging is part of cricket: Mushfiq, Tamim

    Me and Daniel Vettori always had heated conversations on the field. He always tries to tempt me. But, it’s nothing personalCricket is a sport where only physical ability is not enough. Mental strength is also required in order to overcome a crunch situation.

    Without a shadow of a doubt, sledging or verbal exchanges between opposition players has been a common sight of modern cricket in recent times. Sledging is often used as a tactic to frustrate the opponent mentally.

  • ULAB face NSU in Fair Play Cup opener

    ULAB face NSU in Fair Play Cup opener

    Transmitting the message of camaraderie, the 8th ULAB Fair Play Cup Inter-Private University Cricket Tournament comprising 16 leading universities starts at the ULAB cricket ground today. Defending champions University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh and North South University will lock horns in the inaugural match.

  • BD face Oman in QF

    Bangladesh face Oman in the third quarterfinal of the Hockey World League at the Sengkang Hockey Stadium at 3.30pm BST today.

    Bangladesh will look to avenge their 2-3 defeat to the same opponent in the Asian Games last year and reach the semifinals of this mega event.

    A win will see Bangladesh face Poland in the semifinal while a loss will make them play the loser
    from the match between Poland and Singapore. 

  • Made in Bangladesh to be staged on Monday

    Made in Bangladesh to be staged on Monday

    After touring Europe and India, German-Bangladeshi dance production “Made in Bangladesh” will be finally staged in the capital, at the National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Monday.

    Invited by Goethe-Institut Bangladesh in association with Shadhona, there will be two shows of the production – at 2pm and at 7pm.

  • Jennifer Aniston proclaims herself the ‘No 1 Oscar snub’

    Jennifer Aniston proclaims herself the ‘No 1 Oscar snub’

    Jennifer Aniston may not have snagged an Oscar nominations, but she still feels like a winner.

    “I’m the number one snubbed! That’s the silver lining!” she smiled to Ellen Degeneres in an Ellen interview airing Monday. “It hasn’t even come out! That’s the crazy thing — we’re so shocked and amazed that we have had this much love for a movie that hasn’t even been released yet.”

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