Barishal Al Politics: Conflict intensifies as city polls near

The rift between Awami League’s mayoral candidate Abul Khair Abdullah and his nephew Serniabat Sadiq Abdullah, the incumbent mayor of Barishal, has turned into a violent face-off ahead of the city polls slated for June 12.

ECB director Strauss planning to maximise limited-overs success

England are planning to announce an updated central contracts policy at the end of this month, to make sure they are best-placed to challenge for two world tournaments on home soil.

Why England's decision to tour Bangladesh is right

Bangladesh is facing a critical moment in its history - certainly its cricketing history - is apparent.

Man held in Bagerhat over threat ‘using IS’s name’

Police in a drive arrest a man on Friday night for allegedly giving a threat to a teacher and a Brac employee using the name of militant outfit Islamic State (IS) from Doshani area in Bagerhat town.

Brazil holds terror suspects, seeks leads about possible Olympic threat

Brazil hold 10 presumed Islamist militants in isolation cells at a maximum security jail as police comb their computers and mobile phones for information about possible threats to next month's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

PM slams British govt for giving ‘shelter’ to Tarique

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina comes down hard on the British government for giving shelter to BNP Senior Vice-chairman Tarique Rahman, saying he has link to killings in Bangladesh and giving threat to British MP Tulip Siddiq.

US reaffirms shelter for bloggers, secular activists

The United States has reaffirmed shelter for Bangladeshi bloggers and secular activists in view of the attacks and killings on the group in the South-Asian country. A spokesperson says US' Homeland Security will consider visa requests for bloggers and secular activists on "humanitarian parole".

Stay alert to any threat, safeguard sovereignty

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday asked the army men to stay alert to any internal and external threat, and thus safeguard the country's constitution and sovereignty.

Killers of children to be punished

Voicing serious concern over the sudden rise in child killings, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday hoped court would hand down capital punishment to the perpetrators of such crimes so that no one dares to harm children.

February 28, 2015
February 28, 2015

UK 'must prepare for Russian threat'

The former head of MI6 says that Russia has become a danger to Britain and the country must be prepared to take steps to defend itself and its allies.

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