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Israel steps up bombardment of Gaza

Israel steps up bombardment of Gaza

At least 60 Palestinians are said to have been killed after Israel intensified its bombardment of Gaza and warned of a long conflict ahead. Gaza's only power plant caught fire as Israel carried out 60 air strikes, targeting sites associated with Hamas, the Islamist group which controls Gaza. UN staff members are said to be...

Stones thrown at Kejriwal

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal faced a barrage of stones and brickbats thrown at him by over a dozen youth shouting "Har Har Modi, Ghar Ghar Modi" slogans near the Banaras Hindu University campus on Thursday evening, police and eyewitnesses said. One unidentified youth was arrested. Kejriwal was on his door-to-door campaign when the attack took place while he was at the famous Keshav Paan shop at Lanka around 8:00pm. Keshav Chaurasia, the owner of the paan shop, has been...

Govt to revive social campaign against militancy

Govt to revive social campaign against militancy

The government today decided to reinvigorate its socio-cultural and religious campaign to fight militancy by involving cross-section of people. “We discussed how to tackle militancy other than using force. We laid more importance on creating mass awareness against the evils of it,” State Minister for Home Asaduzzaman Khan said after chairing a meeting of...

Firms urged to pay into Rana plaza victims’ fund

Firms urged to pay into Rana plaza victims’ fund

Campaigners are urging all 27 clothing brands linked to a collapsed Bangladeshi factory that killed more than 1,100 people to pay into a compensation fund by the anniversary of the disaster in April. The disaster has galvanised most of the clothing industry's big names to work together to improve safety standards but many brands...

Sahara CUP 2014

'Lost sight of the processes'

'Lost sight of the processes'

It was only November last year when Bangladesh skipper Mushfiqur Rahim spoke glowingly of whitewashing New Zealand 3-0. Yesterday, after being whitewashed 3-0 by Sri Lanka, Mushfiqur painted a bleak picture of the Tigers' prospects ahead of the Asia Cup, in which they will open their campaign with a match against India on...

Spotlight: Upazila Polls

Campaign heats up in 5 Noakhali upazilas

Aspirants are moving door to door seeking votes as elections in five out of nine upazilas in the district will be held on February 27.   Twenty-two candidates will contest for chairman, 22 for vice-chairman and 11 for female vice-chairman posts on the day. In Companiganj upazila, Ahsan Ullah Palash (BNP), Mizanur Rahman Badol (AL), and Humayun Kabir (Independent) to vie for chairman post. Anwar Pasha Chowdhury (AL) and Jahangir Alam (BNP), Arjuman Parveen (AL), Fatema Akhter Nayon (BNP) and Naima Ferdous...

Students to get 21 lakh free internet hours from GP

Students to get 21 lakh free internet hours from GP

Grameenphone will provide 21 lakh free internet hours for schoolchildren in collaboration with development organisation Brac, starting February 21, International Mother Language Day. Under an initiative known as Internet for All, students of 250 schools will be able to use free internet at the Gonokendra, a multi-purpose community learning centre managed by Brac at...

Campaign ends

Campaign ends

Campaign for the 10th parliamentary polls ended at 8:00am today, two days ahead of the country's general election. According to the electoral code of conduct, the candidates will have to conclude their electioneering 48 hours before the voting time.

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