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UN chief worried at heightened tensions

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon remains “very concerned” over heightened tensions and continued violence in Bangladesh, and has renewed his appeal to all political leaders for finding a peaceful solution to the ongoing crisis. On the arrest warrants against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, UN chief's spokesman Stéphane Dujarric said, “We are obviously aware of the arrest warrant that was issued against the leader of the BNP. The secretary general remains very   concerned.”  Dujarric made the statement in reply to a question...

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Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by 92 runs

Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by 92 runs

Bangladesh lost to Sri Lanka by 92 runs in the 18th match of the World Cup 2015 at Melbourne today and slid one place down to fourth position on the points chart in Pool A. Sri Lanka, on the other hand, jumped two places to secure the second spot.

People defy hartal

People defy hartal

City dwellers in Dhaka came out to the streets and are performing their daily activities even though BNP-led 20-party alliance is observing the fifth day of its 120-hour hartal today. No unexpected incident was reported from anywhere in the country till 10:40am when the report was filed. BNP-led 20-party alliance extended its 72-hour hartal by...

UN chief renews appeal for peaceful solution

UN chief renews appeal for peaceful solution

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon remains very concerned over the heightened tensions and continuing violence in Bangladesh and renewed his appeal to all political leaders for a peaceful resolution to the crisis. “I think as we're seeing these heightened tensions and the continuing violence, political violence we're seeing in Bangladesh, and again, he renews...

BNP-Jamaat carrying out genocide: PM

BNP-Jamaat carrying out genocide: PM

Alleging that the BNP-Jamaat clique is carrying out genocide in the name of hartal and blockade, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday said such a situation is not at all acceptable to anyone. “May Allah give good sense to those who are burning people to death so that they stop such arson attacks…these are...

20-party threatens more hartal

20-party threatens more hartal

The BNP-led 20-party alliance today threatened to enforce hartal again from Sunday if the government does not meet its demand for a fresh inclusive general election. BNP Joint Secretary General Salahuddin Ahmed issued the threat in a press statement this afternoon. “People hope that good sense will prevail upon the government and it will step...

News Analysis

Fix the error, not the mirror

Just imagine a day without a mirror. You're getting ready for the office, not knowing how you look. A woman dresses herself up for a party, blindly. A girl is having her hairdo or makeup done before going out to meet friends, with no clue about her looks. A dentist tries to do a root canal job on a tooth deep inside a patient's mouth, basing on what he can see and what he can't. The outcome is obvious --...

2 burnt in Narayanganj petrol bomb attack

2 burnt in Narayanganj petrol bomb attack

A helper and a conductor were burnt as miscreants torched a bus, hurling a petrol bomb in Rupganj upazila of Narayanganj early today.  The sabotage took place on the fourth day of 120-hour hartal enforced by the BNP-led 20-party alliance protesting against the killings of alliance’s leaders and activists in the name of crossfire...

Arrest warrants for Khaleda

Arrest warrants for Khaleda

A Dhaka court today issued arrest warrants against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and two others for skipping court hearing in the Zia Orphanage and Zia Charitable Trust graft cases. The other accused facing the arrest warrants are: former BNP lawmaker Kazi Saleemul Haq alias Econo Kamal and businessman Sharfuddin Ahmed. The court also asked advocate...

Indian foreign secy to visit Bangladesh Mar 2

Indian foreign secy to visit Bangladesh Mar 2

India’s Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar will visit Bangladesh on March 2, as part of his Saarc tour aimed at restarting New Delhi’s neighbourhood outreach diplomacy. The travel plans were announced by Syed Akbaruddin, spokesman of Indian external affairs ministry, who said the foreign secretary would make the trip to Bangladesh, which will be his...

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