• Tuesday, January 27, 2015

  • edailystar banglalink
  • 2015/01/17/ad_1421494947.jpg
  • ROBI

Polls

Boko Haram assaults Nigerian city

Boko Haram assaults Nigerian city

Nigerian Islamist Boko Haram fighters have attacked the strategically important north-eastern city of Maiduguri, with dozens reported dead. Earlier on Sunday they captured the north-eastern town of Monguno. The BBC's Will Ross in Lagos says that with the insurgents gaining ground, Maiduguri is increasingly at risk. US Secretary of State John Kerry meanwhile has arrived in...

20-party to toughen blockade, AL to resist

The BNP-led alliance plans to intensify its ongoing blockade to force the government to have dialogue for holding fresh polls, while the ruling Awami League-led combine has started forming committees to resist “the opposition's subversive activities". The opposition alliance also wants to hold a huge rally in the capital early next week after the last phase of Biswa Ijtema to strengthen its anti-government agitation. “We plan to hold a rally in the city next week to mark the 79th birth anniversary...

Blockade: 8 vehicles torched in Dhaka

Blockade: 8 vehicles torched in Dhaka

At least eight vehicles were set on fire in Dhaka and its adjoining area today on the first day of the countrywide non-stop blockade programme enforced by the BNP-led 20-party alliance. Ansar member Monowar Hossain received burn injuries on his face and wrists when a vehicle was torched near Kadamtali’s Lalmasjid around 5:10am, said...

Japan exit polls suggest Abe victory

Japan exit polls suggest Abe victory

Exit polls suggest that the party of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has secured a large majority in the country's parliamentary elections. Abe had called a snap poll to boost support for his economic reforms. He was elected in 2012 and has tried to revive the economy by raising public spending and printing money. After an initial burst of growth, Japan slipped back into recession in the second half of this year. Japan is the third-largest economy in the world, according to the World Bank, but it has struggled in recent years. However, Abe has insisted that his policies, known as "Abenomics", can get Japan back on track. "I promise to make Japan a country...

DCC polls declared to thwart BNP’s movement: Fakhrul

DCC polls declared to thwart BNP’s movement: Fakhrul

The government announced Dhaka city corporation polls with an aim to thwart BNP’s anti-government movement, the party’s spokesperson said today. “The announcement was made to divert people’s attention from the opposition’s movement,” BNP acting Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said while talking to reporters at Labaid Specialised Hospital in Dhaka. He went to the...

Swiss set for immigration vote

Swiss set for immigration vote

Swiss voters are due to go to the polls to decide on measures aimed at severely restricting immigration. The ballot marks the second time this year that non-EU country Switzerland has held a referendum on immigration. Last February voters narrowly backed reintroduction of quotas, effectively opting out of a free movement of people agreement with...

Media spotlight on Zuckerberg's India visit

Media spotlight on Zuckerberg's India visit

Media are highlighting Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's pledge to provide more Indians internet access. He is on a visit to India and addressed a conference on connectivity in Delhi on Thursday. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/all.js#xfbml=1"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document,...

No early polls, no talks

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has ruled out the possibility of any midterm election in Bangladesh and holding any dialogue with the BNP as nothing wrong has happened in the country after the January 5 election. She also dismissed the allegation of an entente between her government and Jamaat-e-Islami that was made following the recent Supreme Court verdict commuting Jamaat leader Delwar Hossain Sayedee's death sentence to imprisonment unto death. “Why there should be a midterm election? What are the problems for...

BNP stresses talks on polls before AL tenure ends

BNP stresses talks on polls before AL tenure ends

The BNP-led 20-party alliance will force the Sheikh Hasina-led government to sit with it in a dialogue for holding a fresh election before the end of this administration’s tenure, a top BNP leader said today. The alliance will gradually take its ongoing anti-government movement to “top gear” to force the government for the dialogue...

Polls In 13 Upazilas

AL 7, BNP 5

AL 7, BNP 5

The ruling Awami League-backed chairman aspirants won in seven upazilas, while the BNP favourites came out victorious in five in yesterday's upazila polls. However, the chairman post in the other upazila went to an AL rebel, according to unofficial results declared by the returning officers. Stray incidents of violence, vote rigging, stuffing of ballots and...

Super Chef

Video Stories »

2014/12/22/ad_1419234172.gif
concord

Ads by Google

  • edailystar

Ads by Google

wide angle
Promoting Knowledge