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Stabbed by miscreants, schoolgirl dies at DMCH

Stabbed by miscreants, schoolgirl dies at DMCH

DHAKA : A schoolgirl, who was stabbed my miscreants in Kakrail area of the city on August 24, died of her wounds at DMCH on Sunday morning, reports UNB. The deceased was identified as Suraya Akhter, 14, daughter of Md Ramzan Ali, a resident of Bangshal of old Dhaka and an eighth grader of Willes […]

Verdict on Mir Quasem’s review plea Aug 30

DHAKA : The Supreme Court will deliver its verdict on August 30 on the petition of condemned war criminal Mir Quasem Ali seeking a review of its earlier judgement that upheld his death penalty for crimes against humanity during the Liberation War in 1971, reports UNB. A five-member bench of the Appellate Division, headed by […]

Europe migrant crisis

Germany expects ‘up to 300,000’ this year

Germany expects up to 300,000 migrants to arrive in the country this year, the head of its Federal Office for Migration and Refugees said, reports BBC. Frank-Juergen Weise told the Bild am Sonntag paper that his office would struggle if more people came. But he said he was confident the number of new arrivals would […]

Rabbi remained missing since April, says family

BENAPOLE : Fazle Rabbi, one of the three militants killed in Narayanganj police operation, had been missing since April, says his family, reports UNB. Rabbi, a first-year honours student of physics department of Michael Madhusudan College (MM College), Jessore, left home on April 5 with his clothes and remained traceless since then, said his father […]

PM assures all-out support to boost trade, investment

DHAKA : Laying emphasis on exploring newer export markets, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said her government will continue to do whatever necessary for gearing up trade and commerce, industrialisation and attracting more investment to the country, reports UNB. “We’ve not assumed office to do business…our government rather will continue to work to ensure […]

Syria war

Turkey kills 25 people in latest round of air strikes

At least 25 people have been killed as Turkey continues to target Kurdish-held areas in Syria, near the border city of Jarablus, reports BBC. The Turkish military said those killed in Sunday’s air strikes were Kurdish militants. Separately, a monitoring group said at least 35 civilians and four militants were killed by a wave of […]

No room for militants in Bangladesh: Home Minister

DHAKA : There is no room for militancy and terrorist activities on the soil of Bangladesh, as the present government has been working relentlessly to root out all networks of the homegrown militant outfits. “The government is determined to root out even the last seed of terrorism and militancy from the country alongside preventing all […]

BNP to resist Rampal project: Hannan Shah

DHAKA : BNP senior leader ASM Hannan Shah on Sunday warned that their party together with people will be there in the field to stop the implementation of Rampal power plant project, reports UNB. “The country’s people have got united against Rampal power plant, and we won’t allow this project to be implemented… BNP will […]

Chumki seeks extra healthcare for women RMG workers

DHAKA : State Minister for Women and Children Affairs Meher Afroz Chumki yesterday sought healthcare facilities for women garments workers for increased productivity for the RMG sector, which earns the highest foreign currency for the country, reports BSS. “More than 80 percent RMG workers are female and most of them come from low income families […]

Zia’s independence award to be scrapped to protect history: Hanif

DHAKA : Awami League Joint General Secretary Mahbub-ul-Alam Hanif yesterday said the decision to withdraw Swadhinata Padak (independence award) of BNP founder Ziaur Rahman has been taken to protect the history of great Liberation War from distortion and correct blunders of the past, reports BSS. “Ziaur Rahman took part in the Liberation War as an […]

BGB asks cattle traders not to cross borderline

CHAPAINAWABGANJ : Rangpur regional commander of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) Brigadier General Shahriar Ahmed Chowdhury asked the cattle traders not to cross the border, reports BSS. He said this while speaking as the chief guest at an opinion exchanging meeting arranged by the BGB-9 Battalion at its battalion headquarters here with the cattle traders. Among […]

Govt earmarks Tk 792 cr for 52 fisheries, livestock projects

DHAKA : The government has allocated Taka 792.32 crore for implementing 52 development projects under the Department of Fisheries and the Department of Livestock Services for the current fiscal year (2016-17), reports BSS. Of the allocation, the government will provide Taka 672.03 crore and Taka 120.29 crore will come as project assistance. The information was […]

Militants trying to save war criminals: Shajahan Khan

DHAKA : Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan yesterday said the militants are trying to save the war criminals. “There is no difference between the war criminals and the militants, reports BSS. The militants are active to save the war criminals,” he said addressing an anti-militancy rally on the premises of Motijheel Sonali Bank in the city […]

Why Celtic fans flew Palestinian flag

The life of a committed football supporter in the UK could never be mistaken for a bowl of cherries. Since that first day, long in the planning, when his mother or father decided finally to inaugurate him into the sacred mysteries he has been condemned to be viewed with suspicion, fear and loathing by the […]

BILS’ orientation program for media representatives

Mohammad Mehedi Hasan Bangladesh Institute of Labour Studies (BILS), a frontier organization in dealing issues regarding the country’s root level workers, their rights, importance and effectiveness of trade unions and also in instigating labour-allied researches, arranged a workshop for the media representatives to initiate a thought and information sharing between the participants and the host […]

Why the Surrogacy Bill is necessary

Adoption is an underutilised option that can not only give happiness to a childless couple but also provide a future for an orphan child Surrogacy is when a woman carries a baby for another couple and gives up the baby at birth. In the past decade, commercial surrogacy has grown tremendously in India. It is […]

School Security

IT has been more than a year since the disturbing images of teachers shouldering rifles and holding semi-automatic pistols were published, and the debate raged over allowing weapons in KP schools. Now, the director general for private schools in Sindh has issued a 16-point set of guidelines, once more raising questions about what it means […]

Burkini ban: new wave of French

When Aheda Zanetti invented the burkini, it was about fitness and fun, she says. This was in Australia in 2004, and the idea was to find a way for Muslim girls and women to participate in and enjoy the country’s beachy, sporty lifestyle. This was the sunny, hopeful origin of a garment now banned in […]

Anarchy over Rampal to be dealt with iron hand : PM

DHAKA : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday issued a strong warning against those who will try to create anarchy in the country making Rampal power plant an issue, reports UNB. “If anyone wants to create anarchy over a non-issue, then we won’t step behind….we’ll take stern action to contain it,” she said. The Prime […]

Dhaka ready to respond to war criminals’ trial, if raised

DHAKA : Bangladesh is likely to convey its ‘firm position’ on continuation of war criminals’ trials apart from conveying tougher stance against terrorism and violent extremism during the visit of US Secretary of State John Kerry to Bangladesh on Monday, reports UNB The government is ready to respond describing its position on the ‘people’s demand’ […]

BD’s natural forests declining at alarming rate, say experts ahead of the Congress

Champions of nature to meet at IUCN’s Hawaii Congress from Sept 1-10

DHAKA : Some 6,000 champions of nature from around the globe, including Bangladesh, will get together at a 10-day (Sept 1-10) brainstorming at the Congress of the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) 2016 to be held in Hawaii, USA, reports UNB. The Congress is going to be held at a […]

US remains committed to supporting BD’s dev, it says

Freedom of speech essential for BD’s democracy: US

DHAKA : The United States has said the existence of viable political parties and ensuring freedom of media and speech are essential for Bangladesh to fulfill its true potential as a vibrant, secure democracy, reports UNB. “We share a vision for a democratic, moderate, and tolerant Bangladesh,” the US Embassy in Dhaka said in a […]

Rajshahi flooding worsens as Farakka sluice gates opened

RAJSHAHI : Flood triggered by the rise in water level of the Padma River after India opened the sluice gates of the Farakka Barrage to ease Bihar flood situation left several hundred people in four upazilas marooned, reports UNB. SM Ali Mortuja, officer of Rajshahi Water Development Board, said the water level of the mighty […]

Fistula ruins social life of poor women

DHAKA : Kulsum Begum (not real name) got married when she was only 14. She is now about 40 years old and mother of three children. Kulsum was afflicted with fistula while giving birth to her first child, reports BSS. The poor and illiterate woman was fully unaware about the dire consequences of fistula disease. […]

Ex-hostages say American stayed brave amid torture in Syria

PRESCOTT : Former hostages say an Arizona woman slain by Islamic State militants remained steadfast in her Christian faith and stood up to her captors despite being tortured, raped and verbally abused, reports UNB. Four ex-hostages who had shared cells with Kayla Mueller spoke publicly for the first time in an interview with ABC News […]