• Tuesday, September 23, 2014

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Dhaka

Heavy rain to continue

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Heavy rain to continue

Heavy rainfall is likely to occur in many places of Dhaka, Rangpur, Rajshahi, Khulna, Barisal, Chittagong and Sylhet divisions today due to active monsoon over the country. Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) in a bulletin made the forecast for the next 24 hours from 9am yesterday. The weather situation would be the same in many places...

Consultative Meeting with India

Dhaka for fresh line of credit

Dhaka for fresh line of credit

Appreciating India's financial assistance for infrastructure development in Bangladesh, Dhaka yesterday asked New Delhi to consider a fresh line of credit (LoC). During the third Joint Consultative Commission (JCC) meeting at Jawahar Bhavan in New Delhi, Bangladesh also offered special economic zones for Indian businesses and sought investments in sectors like automobiles, manufacturing and power. The meeting was co-chaired by Bangladesh Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali and his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj. Following Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's landmark visit to New Delhi in January 2010, India extended the first LoC of $1 billion to Bangladesh for a range of projects that included railway infrastructure development, supply of locomotives and passenger coaches,...

Motorcyclist killed in Dhaka road crash

Motorcyclist killed in Dhaka road crash

A man was killed when a bus hit his motorbike at Shyamoli in the capital city of Dhaka this afternoon. Police said the accident took place around 4:45pm at Shyamoli intersection. Yunus, 38, died on the spot, Abdul Momen, officer-in-charge (OC) of Sher-e-Bangla Nagar Police Station, told The Daily Star. The body was later sent to...

6 more Moghbazar triple murder suspects held

6 more Moghbazar triple murder suspects held

Rapid Action Battalion members detained six people in Dhaka early today for their alleged involvement with the sensational triple murder in Moghbazar of Dhaka on August 28. Acting on a tip-off, the elite force personnel captured the six persons conducting raids at different places in the capital, Maksudul Alam, assistant director of Rab's Legal...

Dhaka, Delhi hopeful of early Teesta deal signing

Dhaka, Delhi hopeful of early Teesta deal signing

Bangladesh and India today expressed the hope of an early signing of the much-delayed Teesta river water-sharing deal. "Both of us expressed the hope about an early signing of the Teesta water-sharing deal," visiting Bangladesh Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali told reporters emerging from a half-an-hour  meeting with Indian Water Resources Minister Uma Bharati...

Man killed in Demra car plunge

Man killed in Demra car plunge

A man was killed when an out-of-control car plunged into a ditch at Demra in the capital city of Dhaka this evening. The deceased was identified as Nurul Islam, 35, a resident of Wari in the city and a motor parts trader at Jatrabari. Haider Ali, assistant sub-inspector at Dhaka Medical College Hospital police camp,...

Fix Dhaka first to help our life and growth

NOW Dhaka is the second worst city in the world in the global livability index just after Damascus.  We must ignore the case of Damascus since it is a war zone.  Then we are the 'proud owner' of the worst capital in the planet.  This adds another feather to our crown already overloaded with similar laurels for judicial tardiness, bureaucratic inefficiency, and corruption.  We Bengalis love to arrange numerous conferences on investment and growth, but we often forget that...

Indian territory won't be used against Bangladesh, Dhaka to seek assurance from Delhi

Indian territory won't be used against Bangladesh, Dhaka to seek assurance from Delhi

Bangladesh will seek reassurance from India that its territory will not be used against Bangladesh during the third Bangladesh-India Joint Consultative Commission (JCC) meeting to be held in New Delhi on Saturday. “Surely, India will also have to give us this assurance. We’ll surely seek it. Let me go there and discuss. I’ll tell you more once I get back home,” Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali said. Before leaving for New Delhi this morning, the foreign minister was addressing a pre-departure press conference at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka this morning. Bangladesh also expects that India would not allow their soil against Bangladesh as the country cleared its position regarding the...

3 Jamaat-Shibir men held in Dhaka

Police detained three Jamaat-Shibir members for vandalising vehicles in Shahjadpur area of Gulshan in Dhaka this afternoon soon after the verdict of Jamaat leader Delawar Hossain Sayedee. Some 150-200 activists of Jamaat-e-Islami and its student wing Islami Chhatra Shibir brought out a demonstration in the area around 1:00pm, Rafiqul Islam, officer-in-charge of Gulshan Police Station, told The Daily Star. The three men were chased down by law enforcers after the Jamaat-Shibir demonstrators started to throw brick chips on vehicles which were...

3 Jamaat-Shibir men held in Dhaka

Police detained three Jamaat-Shibir members for vandalising vehicles in Shahjadpur area of Gulshan in Dhaka this afternoon soon after the verdict of Jamaat leader Delawar Hossain Sayedee. Some 150-200 activists of Jamaat-e-Islami and its student wing Islami Chhatra Shibir brought out a demonstration in the area around 1:00pm, Rafiqul Islam, officer-in-charge of Gulshan Police Station, told The Daily Star. The three men were chased down by law enforcers after the Jamaat-Shibir demonstrators started to throw brick chips on vehicles which were...

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