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VOL 23 NO 54 REGD NO DA 1589 | Dhaka, Monday, January 4 2016
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Mon, Jan 04 2016, 10:37 pm
Khaleda to address Jan 5 rally BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia will address Tuesday’s rally in front of the party headquarters at Naya Paltan of the capital. Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi informed the media about Khaleda's participation. The party got permission from police on Monday to hold the rally. BNP is organising the rally to mark the second anniversary of the last general election, which it boycotted. Rizvi said in a media conference on Monday that the rally would start at 2pm and end before M...read more

Mon, Jan 04 2016, 10:34 pm
The routine annual event, styled Dhaka International Trade Fair (DITF), that is now being held for the current year, 2016, is, as usual, drawing vi...read more

Mon, Jan 04 2016, 10:33 pm
Bangladesh on Monday woke up to a 6.7 earthquake, the severest the country experienced in recent times. Initial reports say at least three persons ...read more

Mon, Jan 04 2016, 10:32 pm
Both the Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) and Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) mayors have been complaining about funds and other constraints since their swearin...read more

Mon, Jan 04 2016, 10:31 pm
A person or entity having a bank account or a loan with a financial institution is a consumer of financial services. As a consumer of a financial service one has certa...read more

Mon, Jan 04 2016, 10:30 pm
Blue economy is a much used phrase these days internationally. Recently the term is widely spoken of in Bangladesh. The idea of 'blue economy' has sparked inte...read more

Mon, Jan 04 2016, 10:29 pm
Power makes people corrupt. They get addicted to power and cannot think of living without power. This is where it all goes wrong. So long as the leader remains honest ...read more

Mon, Jan 04 2016, 10:22 pm
IS militants kill 11 Iraqi troops Islamic State militants attacked Iraqi troops and allied tribal fighters outside the western town of Haditha on Monday, killing at least 11 and wounding dozens, offici...read more

Mon, Jan 04 2016, 10:18 pm
A mobile court convicted seven gamblers and sentenced each of them to seven days in jail in Hatibandha upazila of Lalmonirhat on Monday. The Executive Magistrate ...read more

Mon, Jan 04 2016, 10:10 pm
A man was killed apparently in panic attack as earthquake hit Bangladesh in the early hours of Monday at Melandaha upazila in Jamalpur. The victim was identified ...read more

Mon, Jan 04 2016, 9:56 pm
3 ‘JMB men’ remanded again in Ctg A court in Chittagong placed the three students of Chittagong University suspected of members of banned militant group Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) on a...read more

Mon, Jan 04 2016, 9:43 pm
Stern reply for subversive acts on Tuesday: Hanif Awami League joint general secretary Mahbub-ul-Alam Hanif said his party along with the people would give a stern reply if BNP unleashes terrorism and subversive acts ...read more

Mon, Jan 04 2016, 9:28 pm
Ctg AL, BNP permitted for rallies Police permitted Awami League and BNP to hold separate rallies at different venues in Chittagong on the second anniversary of the 10th national election on January 5. ...read more

Mon, Jan 04 2016, 9:28 pm
SRSG for Int’l Migration Peter Sutherland due Jan 20 United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for International Migration Peter Sutherland will arrive in Dhaka on a two-day visit on January 2...read more

Mon, Jan 04 2016, 9:21 pm
Four media teams—ATN News, Jamuna TV, Gazi TV and Dhaka Tribune—reached the semifinals of the Pran Frooto-BSJA Media Cricket Tournament eliminating thei...read more

Mon, Jan 04 2016, 9:20 pm
Bangladesh is set to organise the South Asian Football Federation Championship for a third time in 2017, reports bdnews24.com. The decision was made in a meeting ...read more

Mon, Jan 04 2016, 9:16 pm
Quasem Ali’s hearing in cause list Hearing on the review petition filed challenging the death penalty for war crimes convict Jamaat-e-Islami leader Mir Quasem Ali will be held on Tuesday. The cause ...read more

Mon, Jan 04 2016, 9:11 pm
The High Court on Monday stayed for three months a Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) decision fining Arambagh Krira Sangha Tk3 million for the vandalism of the BFF ...read more

Mon, Jan 04 2016, 9:04 pm
Kenyan university reopens after extremists killed 148 people Garissa University College, a Kenyan university, reopened amid high security after nine months of Islamic extremists’ attack that killed 148 people. Many Ken...read more

Mon, Jan 04 2016, 8:54 pm
6 burnt in Comilla CNG station fire Six people suffered burn injuries as a fire broke out at the cylinder shed of a CNG refueling station by Dhaka-Chittagong highway in Chouddagram upazila of Comilla dis...read more

Mon, Jan 04 2016, 8:50 pm
Bangladesh Awami League (AL) and its associate bodies have chalked out different programmes to celebrate ‘Victory of Democracy Day’ on Tuesday across the c...read more

Mon, Jan 04 2016, 8:45 pm
Sudan cuts ties with Iran Sudan said on Monday it was cutting diplomatic ties with Iran after the storming of the Saudi Arabian Embassy in Tehran and consulate building elsewhere in Iran. &...read more

Mon, Jan 04 2016, 8:40 pm
A female garment worker allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself in Shahidpara area under Chittagong's Chandgaon police station in the early hours of Monday....read more

Mon, Jan 04 2016, 8:38 pm
China rout spooks Wall Street Wall Street looked set to start 2016 on a dour note after weak Chinese economic data reignited fears of global growth and sparked a selloff in stock markets across the...read more

Mon, Jan 04 2016, 8:35 pm
A fire service worker was killed in a road accident in Sitakunda Bazar area under Sitakunda upazila of Chittagong Monday noon. The deceased was identified as Moho...read more

Mon, Jan 04 2016, 8:31 pm
7 boys return from India after 3-yr Seven Bangladeshi teenage boys returned Bangladesh on Monday. They were trafficked in India three years ago. India Petrapole Immigration Police handed over them to Ban...read more

Mon, Jan 04 2016, 8:30 pm
The Disaster Management and Relief Ministry has identified in Dhaka city around 72,000 buildings which are vulnerable to earthquake. Disaster Management and Relief...read more

Mon, Jan 04 2016, 8:30 pm
The Anti-corruption Commission (ACC) will interrogate controversial business tycoon and DATCO Group chairman Moosa Bin Shamsher once again on January 13 next for alleg...read more

Mon, Jan 04 2016, 8:29 pm
Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury called for giving proper recognition to women’s contribution to the agriculture sector. “Though women have been pla...read more

Mon, Jan 04 2016, 8:28 pm
SYLHET, Jan 4: Robbers looted valuables from an expatriate’s house at Gandharbapur village under Jagannathpur Upazila of Sunamganj district on Monday. Abdul ...read more

Mon, Jan 04 2016, 8:28 pm
CHITTAGONG, Jan 4: A female garment worker allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself from the ceiling of her room at Shahidpara Kabir Mistry Colony under Chandgao...read more

Mon, Jan 04 2016, 8:27 pm
Foreign Minister (FM) AH Mahmood Ali will leave Dhaka today (Tuesday) on a three-day official visit to Riyadh at the invitation of his Saudi counterpart Adel bin Ahmed...read more

Mon, Jan 04 2016, 8:27 pm
Dr AHM Mujtaba Hossain, professor of the Islamic Studies Department of Dhaka University (DU), died of brain haemorrhage at his Badda residence in the city on Monday. ...read more

Mon, Jan 04 2016, 8:26 pm
Two cousins drowned at Joynagar village under Dakop upazila in Khulna on Sunday night. The dead was identified as Rishad Morol, 4, son of Foysol, resident of Kama...read more

Mon, Jan 04 2016, 8:26 pm
Iranian Ambassador in Bangladesh Dr Abbas Vaezi called on Dhaka University (DU) Vice-Chancellor (VC) Prof Dr AAMS Arefin Siddique at the latter's office on Monday....read more

Mon, Jan 04 2016, 8:25 pm
The Reunion and River Cruise-2016 of the Dhaka University Mass Communication and Journalism Alumni Association (DUMCJAA) will be held on January 29, 2016. To register ...read more

Mon, Jan 04 2016, 8:25 pm
A Mobile Court realised Tk 90,000 as fines from two restaurants for different offences on Monday. The mobile court led by Executive Magistrate M Feroze Ahmed conducted...read more

Mon, Jan 04 2016, 8:24 pm
CHITTAGONG, Jan 4: A mobile court of Chittagong District Administration today fined two bakeries in city's Enayet Bazar area Tk 50,000 each for different reasons. ...read more

Mon, Jan 04 2016, 8:19 pm
Govt works for inclusive education: Nahid Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid said the government ensured massive initiatives to get all children into schools for ensuring inclusive education. He was addr...read more

Mon, Jan 04 2016, 8:15 pm
BCL clash hurts 10 in Ctg At least 10 people were injured in a clash between two factions of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) at Central Shaheed Minar in Chittagong city on Monday. Jashim Ud...read more

Mon, Jan 04 2016, 8:13 pm
Speaker for recognising women's role in agriculture Jatiya Sangsad (JS) Speaker and Commonwealth Parliamentary Association's Executive Committee Chairperson Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury on Monday called for giving pr...read more

Mon, Jan 04 2016, 8:11 pm
Bandwidth export to India from next week Bangladesh is set to start transmission of bandwidth export formally to India next week this month in line with a bilateral deal struck earlier this year. It will pave...read more

Mon, Jan 04 2016, 8:09 pm
If you can memorise Quran, you can win Dh1.95 million The Ras Al Khaimah Quran Award, which kicked off on January 2, has attracted a record number of contestants this year. Top ten winners in the six categories of the ...read more

Mon, Jan 04 2016, 8:04 pm
BNP Acting Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir assured that his party will avoid ‘conflicting activities’ for a peaceful rally on January 5. ...read more

Mon, Jan 04 2016, 7:58 pm
PARIS, Jan 04: The French military says its warplanes have destroyed a site in Syria used by Islamic State extremists to produce missiles and store weapons, says an...read more

Mon, Jan 04 2016, 7:58 pm
BERLIN, Jan 04: Police say several shots have been fired at a home for asylum seekers in western Germany and one resident was lightly injured, says an AP report. ...read more

Mon, Jan 04 2016, 7:57 pm
AMMAN, Jan 04: Jordan on Monday released a top leader of the Muslim Brotherhood opposition group after he served over two-thirds of his 18-month prison term for cri...read more

Mon, Jan 04 2016, 7:56 pm
JERUSALEM, Jan 04: The Israeli military says forces are demolishing and sealing off the Jerusalem homes of two Palestinians involved in deadly attacks against Israelis...read more

Mon, Jan 04 2016, 7:39 pm
Fight over bootlegging leaves 2 dead in Sharjah Two Asian workers died and two others were left seriously injured in a group fight in a dispute over bootlegging, the Sharjah Police have said. The fight was report...read more

Mon, Jan 04 2016, 7:27 pm
2,000 workers battle Dubai's water-clogged streets, roads About 60 pumps and 50 tankers were being used for clearing waterlogged areas, says official. Around 2,000 municipal workers were deployed across Dubai to attend rai...read more

Mon, Jan 04 2016, 7:19 pm
Awami League (AL) joint general secretary Mahbub-ul Alam Hanif on Monday said if BNP tries to create anarchy in the name of programme on January 5, the people of the c...read more

Mon, Jan 04 2016, 7:09 pm
UAE visit-visa extensions become easier   Visit visa holders not needed to exit the country after the expiry of the visa term, but can extend it by paying Dh570. The UAE has revoked the condition o...read more

Mon, Jan 04 2016, 7:08 pm
72,000 buildings at earthquake risk in Dhaka The Disaster Management and Relief Ministry identified around 72,000 buildings in Dhaka city which are vulnerable to earthquake. Disaster Management and Relief Sec...read more

Mon, Jan 04 2016, 6:58 pm
Quicksand grips BNP: Quader Roads, Transport and Bridge Minister Obaidul Qauder said BNP is not a challenge to Awami League as its politics is now trapped in quicksand. BNP's politics is now ...read more

Mon, Jan 04 2016, 6:56 pm
Rajshahi City Corporation (RCC) is going to construct a separate lane along for unhindered bicycle riding by the children including the juveniles and adolescents in th...read more

Mon, Jan 04 2016, 6:55 pm
Malaysia wants Nobel Prize winner by 2057 KUALA LUMPUR: Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has challenged authors and fiction writers alike to produce and publish award-winning materi...read more

Mon, Jan 04 2016, 6:46 pm
A suicide bomber on Monday struck a street leading to Kabul's international airport, officials said. This incident is the latest in a wave of attacks on the Afgh...read more

Mon, Jan 04 2016, 6:43 pm
Arguments against Netrokona Razakars on Tuesday The International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) on Monday deferred the arguments in the case of crimes against humanity against Netrokona Razakar duo Obaidul Haque Taher and A...read more

Mon, Jan 04 2016, 6:39 pm
Honey farming turns success in Rajshahi Honey farming made many people especially some self-committed persons small entrepreneurs besides transforming them into self-reliant in Rajshahi region. Every yea...read more

Mon, Jan 04 2016, 6:38 pm
FM leaves for Saudi Arabia Tuesday Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali leaves Dhaka for Saudi Arabia on a three-day bilateral visit on Tuesday which seems to be important as it takes place within weeks afte...read more

Mon, Jan 04 2016, 6:35 pm
Nokia gains control of Alcatel-Lucent Finland's Nokia said on Monday it has gained control of French rival Alcatel-Lucent following its 15.6-billion-euro ($17 billion) all-share offer and the two telec...read more

Mon, Jan 04 2016, 6:29 pm
Apple raises iPhone prices in Germany Apple raised the prices for hand-held devices in Germany at the start of the year, following a deal between the tech industry and content producers that will benefit a...read more

Mon, Jan 04 2016, 6:25 pm
Crimes that led to Al-Nimr’s execution DAMMAM: The Kingdom announced Saturday it had executed 47 prisoners convicted of terrorism charges, including Al-Qaida detainees and a prominent Shiite cleric who r...read more

Mon, Jan 04 2016, 6:20 pm
JS winter session begins Jan 20 The winter session of the 10th National Parliament, also the first session in 2016, is set to begin on January 20. President M Abdul Hamid on Monday convened the parli...read more

Mon, Jan 04 2016, 6:18 pm
Construction works of 17.47-kilometre long four drainage systems at the cost of Tk250.5 million have begun at different areas under five wards in Rangpur. Mayor o...read more

Mon, Jan 04 2016, 6:15 pm
ACC summons Moosa Bin Shamsher Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) summoned Bangladeshi business tycoon Moosa Bin Shamsher at its Segun Bagicha office in the capital. A notice, signed by ACC director M...read more

Mon, Jan 04 2016, 6:15 pm
MANAMA: A Bahraini government minister said Bahrain is severing its diplomatic ties with Iran. Media Affairs Minister Isa Al-Hamadi made the announcement, accordi...read more

Mon, Jan 04 2016, 6:08 pm
Finally, Filipino gets a call from Saudi ‘dad’ RIYADH: A Saudi man residing in the capital has contacted the Filipino who has been searching for his father for 15 years and told him that he was ready for a DNA t...read more

Mon, Jan 04 2016, 6:04 pm
The escape of tons of natural gas from storage under a Los Angeles neighborhood is not likely to be fixed for at least another two months because of the specific dynam...read more

Mon, Jan 04 2016, 6:02 pm
Police recovered the body of a woman on Monday morning, 20 hours after she got drowned in a pond in Kalyanpur village under Gangni upazila of Meherpur. The woman ...read more

Mon, Jan 04 2016, 5:55 pm
Saudi bans eggs, chicks from 2 French regions RIYADH — Saudi Arabia’s Agriculture Ministry has imposed a temporary ban on incubating eggs and chicks from the Landes and Dordogne regions of France du...read more

Mon, Jan 04 2016, 5:52 pm
Ukraine 'confident' of success in Russian debt lawsuit The Ukrainian finance ministry said on Monday it was confident of its chances in court following a decision by Russia to file a lawsuit against Ukraine in connection w...read more

Mon, Jan 04 2016, 5:41 pm
Rushing out of homes in panic during Monday’s pre-dawn earthquake has lead to five deaths in Bangladesh. Reports of deaths came from Dhaka, Jamalpur, and the...read more

Mon, Jan 04 2016, 5:34 pm
Like SRK, Amitabh Bachchan wants Aaradhya-AbRam to make a hit pair Looks like grandpa can hardly wait to see his baby onscreen. Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan wishes that his grand daughter Aaradhya and good friend Shah Rukh Khan...read more

Mon, Jan 04 2016, 5:31 pm
Suu Kyi prioritises peace in Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi said that building peace will be the first priority of her pro-democracy party's incoming administration when it replaces Myanmar's military-b...read more

Mon, Jan 04 2016, 5:24 pm
One more terrorist reported killed in Pathankot As the operation against the terrorists entered the third day, NSG, IAF and Army officers said there was no collateral damage to the strategic Air Force assets. At ...read more

Mon, Jan 04 2016, 5:23 pm
Sebestien Ajavon a prominent Benin businessman, announced on Sunday he would run for president in the scheduled February election in Benin. President Thomas Boni Y...read more

Mon, Jan 04 2016, 5:22 pm
Probe report of 2 Mymensingh Razakar on Feb 23 The International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) set February 23 for submitting progress or final report on probe into the alleged crimes committed by Mymensingh Razakars Riaju...read more

Mon, Jan 04 2016, 5:16 pm
New checks to control migrant flow in Sweden Sweden introduced new border controls for people entering the country by train, bus or ferry in a bid to stem the flow of migrants. To comply with the new Swedish rule...read more

Mon, Jan 04 2016, 5:10 pm
Police recovered the body of an unidentified person from Putijuri-Sheuratuli area on the Dhaka-Sylhet highway under Bahubal upazila of the district this morning. ...read more

Mon, Jan 04 2016, 5:10 pm
Nighttime curfew declared in Aden Yemen government declared a nighttime curfew from Monday in the key southern port city of Aden. This declaration came in a bid to push back against recent incursions b...read more

Mon, Jan 04 2016, 5:07 pm
A prominent Iranian lawmaker says Saudi Arabia's decision to sever diplomatic ties with Iran will likely force the Islamic Republic to stop sending pilgrims to the...read more

Mon, Jan 04 2016, 5:01 pm
Cabinet okays Jute Act draft The Cabinet, with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair, okayed the draft of the Jute Act 2016 on Monday. Cabinet Secretary Md Shafiul Alam later told journalis...read more

Mon, Jan 04 2016, 4:56 pm
Strong tremors were felt in Chittagong and its adjacent districts in the early hours of Monday. The earthquake, which infused panic among the people made them gath...read more

Mon, Jan 04 2016, 4:54 pm
Dr AHM Mujtaba Hossain, professor of the Islamic Studies Department of Dhaka University (DU), died of brain hemorrhage at his Badda residence of the capital on Monday....read more

Mon, Jan 04 2016, 4:46 pm
Faridpur, like other places of the country, was jolted on Monday in the early morning by a tremor that shook the area and created panic among the people. Accordin...read more

Mon, Jan 04 2016, 4:44 pm
35 BNP mayor candidates lose deposits At least 35 BNP mayor candidates lost their deposits among all party aspirants defeated in the just concluded municipal elections. Two Awami League candidates also fai...read more

Mon, Jan 04 2016, 4:01 pm
Four new elements added to periodic table Four new elements have been permanently added to the periodic table, after their discoveries were verified by the global chemistry organization that oversees the table...read more

Mon, Jan 04 2016, 3:49 pm
Gigi shares photo of Zayn holding a cat Gigi Hadid has posted a shirtless black-and-white photo of Malik, who is seen holding a cat. While his face is chopped out of the photo, the former One Direction bandm...read more

Mon, Jan 04 2016, 3:21 pm
Etihad cutting flights with Jet Airways planes Etihad has been growing at a fast pace, even though they remain a “boutique” airline compared to their UAE rival, Emirates. To help their growth plans,...read more

Mon, Jan 04 2016, 3:19 pm
AL, BNP get permission on holding rallies The BNP and Awami League have been permitted to hold rallies in front of their headquarters on Tuesday, to mark the second anniversary of the tenth national polls. T...read more

Mon, Jan 04 2016, 3:19 pm
Youth killed in Habiganj road crash A young man was killed in a road accident at Baddorbazar area in Sadar upazila of Habiganj district on Sunday night. The deceased was identified as Razan Miah, 16...read more

Mon, Jan 04 2016, 3:18 pm
Jute Bill, 2016 gets final approval The Cabinet on Monday gave the final approval to the draft of the Jute Bill, 2016 with a provision of maximum three years' imprisonment or maximum Tk 100,000 fine ...read more

Mon, Jan 04 2016, 3:17 pm
Saudi expat's house looted in Sunamganj Robbers looted valuables from an expatriate’s house at Gandharbapur village in Jagannathpur upazila of Sunamganj district early Monday. Abdul Quader, sub-inspe...read more

Mon, Jan 04 2016, 3:17 pm
Khaleda to sit with senior BNP leaders tonight BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia is going to sit with her party's senior leaders on Monday night to work out the party's line of action under the emerging situation...read more

Mon, Jan 04 2016, 3:16 pm
Fake army member detained in Gazipur Police detained a fake army member from Ambagh area Gazipur city on Sunday. The arrestee was identified as Abdul Awal Khan, 35, hailing from Fuljhari village of Barg...read more

Mon, Jan 04 2016, 3:15 pm
3 killed as 6.7 magnitude quake rattles country At least 3 people have been reportedly killed in Dhaka, Rajshahi, and Lalmonirhat when a 6.7 magnitude earthquake rattled the entire country. The quake was originated ...read more

Mon, Jan 04 2016, 3:15 pm
Unidentified man crushed under train in Gazipur A man was crushed under a train in Deshipara area in Gazipur city on Monday. Identity of the deceased, aged around 35, could not be ascertained immediately. Md Dadon M...read more

Mon, Jan 04 2016, 3:15 pm
Kate Winslet was bullied as a child Kate Winslet has long spoken about being bullied as a child. She most recently opened up about her painful experience to CBS Sunday Morning. "I was teased for...read more

Mon, Jan 04 2016, 3:14 pm
Four drug peddlers nabbed in Pirojpur Detectives in separate raids nabbed four men along with one kg hemp and 50 pieces of yaba tablets from Sadar and Zianagar upazilas of Pirojpur district on Sunday night...read more

Mon, Jan 04 2016, 3:13 pm
Buildings tilt in city after earthquake A six-storey building at Bangshal area in Dhaka city has tilted after the pre-dawn earthquake on Monday. Brojen Kumar Sarkar, fire service control room official, sai...read more
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