• Friday, April 18, 2014

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  • ‘The house is frequently used to keep abductees’

    ‘The house is frequently used to keep abductees’
    Abu Bakar Siddique and his wife Syeda Rizwana Hasan leave their Central Road residence in the capital on Friday for a court in Narayanganj where he gave a deposition under section-164 before a magistrate. In a dramatic turn of events, Siddique was released by unknown kidnappers 33 hours into his abduction from Narayanganj yesterday night. Photo: Anisur Rahman

    Hours after his release, Abu Bakar Siddique, husband of prominent environment lawyer Syeda Rizwana Hasan, said the house where he was held captive is frequently used to keep abducted people. "I talked to the caretakers of the house where I was kept and from...

Same abducted Ilias: BNP

Same abducted Ilias: BNP

BNP today alleged that abductors of Abu Bakar Siddique, husband of prominent environment lawyer Syeda Rizwana Hasan, were involved in the...

Same abducted Ilias: BNP

BNP today alleged that abductors of Abu Bakar Siddique, husband of prominent environment lawyer Syeda Rizwana...

Family wants punishment of 'sloppy' Birdem docs

Family wants punishment of 'sloppy' Birdem docs

Family members and relatives of a man, whose death had sparked a protest at Birdem General Hospital, formed a human chain...

Family wants punishment of 'sloppy' Birdem docs

Family members and relatives of a man, whose death had sparked a protest...

Literary pioneer Márquez dies

Literary pioneer Márquez dies

Colombian novelist Gabriel García Márquez, whose “One Hundred Years of Solitude” established him as a giant of 20th-century literature, died yesterday...

Literary pioneer Márquez dies

Colombian novelist Gabriel García Márquez, whose “One Hundred Years of Solitude” established him as a giant...

The Human Charak

For more than 400 years, one of the most fascinating festivals of our country – the Charak Puja has been observed at a field adjacent to Burir Mandir in Dhamrai. But, breaking a century-old tradition, this year, the venue had to be shifted. Local politicians had put up borders around the old grounds according to locals. So the Puja had to...

  
South Korea ferry: Third officer 'had the helm'

The third officer was at the helm of the ferry that capsized off South Korea, investigators said, as divers worked to access the sunken hull. A total of 270 people - including scores of high school students - remain missing after Wednesday's disaster. Twenty-six people are now known to have died and 179 were rescued. It is not clear why the ferry sank, but...

Obama cautious over Ukraine deal

US President Barack Obama has cautiously welcomed a deal to calm tensions in Ukraine, reached at multi-party talks in Geneva. He said the US and its allies were ready to impose new...

US to provide $ 600'000 assistance to Bangladesh

The Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labour (DRL) of the United States will provide $ 600'000 for the implementation of two projects to strengthen civil...

Gonojagoron factions hold rallies at Shahbagh

Two factions of the Gonojagoron Mancha held separate rallies within a distance of five yards at Shahbagh in the capital. The mancha activists one led by Imran H Sarker, and another led...

Home Economics College closed for insects

Home Economics College authorities have extended vacation of the college until April 26 to eliminate bug, a special insects which spread the campus in last few days. Officially named as Mealybug alias...

     Business

Leading international credit rating agency Moody's yesterday gave a stable outlook to Bangladesh's credit rating, a resounding endorsement for the government seeing that the uncertainty in the political arena is yet to dissipate completely following the parliamentary elections.   “The stable outlook reflects prospects for continuing economic stability despite recent electoral pressures,” it said while retaining the credit rating of Ba3 for Bangladesh. Political turmoil and divisiveness, as seen in January 2014 ahead of parliamentary elections, have been a recurrent feature in Bangladesh. “Nevertheless, we expect ongoing tax and subsidy reforms to eventually strengthen the budget and provide more fiscal space, enabling the government to expand capital expenditure.” Moody's said its affirmation of the stable...

     Sports

Copa del Rey Real's

Gareth Bale scored a stunning individual goal five minutes from time to win the Copa del Rey for Real Madrid as they overcame Barcelona 2-1 at the Mestalla in Valencia on Wednesday. The Welshman had previously been wayward with a series of efforts on goal, but he finally made his mark as he galloped through on goal from inside his own half before prodding the ball past Jose Manuel Pinto. Madrid had gone in front after just...

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