• Thursday, January 29, 2015

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  • President asks cops to take stern steps against arsonists

    President asks cops to take stern steps against arsonists
    Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid. File photo
    Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid. File photo

    Terming those involved in the killing of innocent people by launching petrol bomb and arson attacks as enemy of democracy, humanity and civilisation, President Abdul Hamid has asked the law enforcement agencies to take strict legal measures against them. "I'm deeply shocked along with the countrymen over killing of innocent people by throwing petrol bombs and launching arson attacks on motor vehicles . . . those who are involved in it are enemy of democracy, humanity and civilization and I urge the law enforcement personnel to take strong legal steps against them," the president said while address a programme organised as part of ongoing 'Police Week 2015' at Bangabhaban in Dhaka today. He paid respect to the people who were killed in...

12,000 Ansar men to guard highwaysBreaking

12,000 Ansar men to guard highways

The government has decided to deploy 12,000 Ansar members at 993 risky points on highways across the country to ensure safe...

12,000 Ansar men to guard highwaysBreaking

The government has decided to deploy 12,000 Ansar members at...

Lack of justice fuels serious rights violations: HRW

Lack of justice fuels serious rights violations: HRW

Bangladesh government failed to prosecute security forces for serious abuses including killings, disappearances, and arbitrary arrests, Human Rights Watch said in...

Lack of justice fuels serious rights violations: HRW

Bangladesh government failed to prosecute security forces...

Govt auditors take bribe up to Tk 5 lakh

Govt auditors take bribe up to Tk 5 lakh

Auditors of the Office of Comptroller and Auditor General (OCAG) take at least Tk 10,000 to Tk 5 lakh as bribes...

Govt auditors take bribe up to Tk 5 lakh

Auditors of the Office of Comptroller and...

New monetary policy for 15.5pc private credit growth

New monetary policy for 15.5pc private credit growth

Bangladesh Bank has announced the monetary policy for the first half of 2015 with the “cautiously restrained” monetary policy stance of...

New monetary policy for 15.5pc private credit growth

Bangladesh Bank has announced the monetary policy...

  • Bay Developments Ltd
Many missing as trawler sinks in Bay

Many went missing as a trawler carrying more than 100 overseas jobseekers capsized in the Bay of Bengal near Kutubdia of Cox's Bazar early today while going to Malaysia illegally. Seeing the sinking trawler around 5:00am, a patrol team of coastguard rushed to the spot and rescued 31 passengers from the southwestern Bay,...

Withdraw blockade before SSC exams, Nahid tells 20-party

Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid today called upon the BNP-led 20-party alliance to withdraw the ongoing nationwide blockade by three days considering the upcoming Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examinations. “We urge the political parties to refrain from announcing such agitation programmes that disrupt examination,” the minister said while addressing a press briefing at...

Govt yet to exert full might to clamp violence: Minister

The government is yet to enforce its full might to clamp down on anarchy and violence in the name of blockades and hartals, Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan said today. “The effort to...

ICC keeps super over for World Cup final

The International Cricket Council (ICC) reinstated the use of a super over for the World Cup final of 2015 to determine a winner in case of a tied match. In its first...

Ershad joins token mass hunger strike

Jatiya Party (JP) Chairman HM Ershad today joined a token mass hunger strike organised by his party in front of its Kakrail office in Dhaka today to protest against the ongoing...

Khaleda mourning, skips court hearing

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia today skipped a Dhaka court's hearing on the Zia Charitable Trust and Zia Orphanage Trust graft cases citing her mental state following the death of her younger...

     Business

Shell announces profit fall on sliding oil prices

Energy group Royal Dutch Shell on Thursday announced an eight-percent drop in annual net profits owing to a slump in global oil prices and said it would accelerate spending cuts. Profit after tax dropped to $15.05 billion (13.3 billion euros) in 2014 compared with the Anglo-Dutch company's performance one year earlier, dragged down by plunging earnings in the fourth quarter as the cost of crude tumbled. "Compared with the fourth quarter...

     Op-ed

As many as 14 lakh SSC examinees and their guardians will have to bear the brunt of the ongoing political turmoil from February 2 if the BNP does not call off its country-wide blockade. The students, whose coaching and last minute preparations have undeniably been hampered due to the volatile political situation, now face an uncertain future, with the SSC exams scheduled to begin in less than a week and no assurance from the opposition that the blockade will be called off anytime soon. We echo the concerns of millions of examinees and their guardians who find themselves in a helpless position. Even though the ministry officials state that they are prepared...

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