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  • Search underway for missing AirAsia plane

    No distress signal sent

    Search underway for missing AirAsia plane
    People queue at an AirAsia counter at Changi Airport in Singapore December 28, 2014. Indonesia's Transport Ministry official Hadi Mustofa said an AirAsia aircraft, flight number QZ 8501from Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore, lost contact with the Jakarta air traffic control tower on Sunday at 6:17 am local time (2317 GMT). Photo: Reuters

    A search operation is underway for an AirAsia Indonesia flight with 162 people on board that lost contact with Indonesian air traffic control en route to Singapore on Sunday, after the pilots asked to change course to avoid bad weather and no distress...

Action if Jihad’s father harassed: IGP

Action if Jihad’s father harassed: IGP

Claiming Nasir Fakir was not harassed by police, the police chief said the lawmen picked him up only for questioning about...

Action if Jihad’s father harassed: IGP

Claiming Nasir Fakir was not harassed by...

No Bangladeshi on missing AirAsia flight

No Bangladeshi on missing AirAsia flight

There was no Bangladeshi citizen on board the missing Air Asia flight carrying 155 people from Indonesia, which lost contact with...

No Bangladeshi on missing AirAsia flight

There was no Bangladeshi citizen on board...

Jihad drowned, doctors say after autopsy

Jihad drowned, doctors say after autopsy

Four-year-old Jihad who fell hundreds of feet down into an unsealed abandoned deep tube well in Dhaka’s Shahjahanpur area died of...

Jihad drowned, doctors say after autopsy

Four-year-old Jihad who fell hundreds of feet...

‘AL to meet same fate if BNP rally obstructed’

‘AL to meet same fate if BNP rally obstructed’

The ruling Awami League will not be able to hold any rally in the country easily if it tries to hinder...

‘AL to meet same fate if BNP rally obstructed’

The ruling Awami League will not be...

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Make 2 lakes in Kuril area defying all pressure: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today directed the Housing and Public Works Ministry officials to construct two lakes in the city’s Kuril Flyover area defying any pressure from all quarters. "There’s no scope for any compromise here," she said. The Prime Minister came up with the directive while delivering her introductory speech at Housing and...

Alal on 3-day remand

A Dhaka court today placed Jubo Dal President Syed Moazzem Hossain Alal on a three-day remand in a case filed for assaulting police and preventing them from discharging their duties in Dhaka’s Chawkbazar area on Wednesday. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Ali Masud Sheikh passed the order after Ilias Hossain, a sub-inspector of Chawkbazar Police Station and also the investigation officer of the...

Another arrest order for Tarique

A Dhaka court today issued another arrest warrant against BNP Senior Vice-Chairman Tarique Rahman in a defamation case filed against him for calling Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman a 'top Razakar'. Senior Judicial...

Kibria murder case: Habiganj mayor sent to jail on surrender

Habiganj Municipality Mayor Golam Kibria Gaus sent to jail hours after he surrendered before a court in connection with former finance minister SAMS Kibria...

Don’t arrest Mintoo, Nasir until further orders: HC

The High Court today ordered the government to abstain from arresting or harassing BNP leaders Abdul Awal Mintoo and Mir Mohammad Nasir Uddin in two cases until further orders. Abdul Awal Mintoo...

AL man killed in Jhenidah factional clash

An Awami league activist was killed in a factional clash in Shailkupa upazila of Jhenidah this afternoon. The deceased is Kuddus Hossain, 25, son of Abdur Rahim of Shekhra Gopalpur village in...

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BB cranks up vigilance on large borrowers

Bangladesh Bank is set to embark on a two-step programme to ensure that the loan situation of the sector's large borrowers do not go out of hand. The decision was arrived at a board meeting last week after analysing the banks' large loan portfolio. “The large borrowers have become a threat to the health of most banks,” said a BB official preferring not to be named. For instance, the central bank's most recent stress tests found that one state-owned commercial bank, 18 private commercial banks and four Islamic banks would...

     Op-ed

We are flabbergasted at the orchestrated and ruthless manner whereby the opposition-planned rally, which was to be addressed by Khaleda Zia in Gazipur yesterday, was foiled by the government machinery in collusion with BCL cadres. It was a glaring denial of legitimate space to political opposition, which includes the rights to assembly, expression of dissent, voicing of demands and creation of public opinion in their favour. Such rights are regarded as constitutional imperatives so long as these are exercised within the bounds of law, peace and public order. Now, here was the BNP which sought permission for a rally in Gazipur and the request was met neither with a refusal nor a...

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