Military troops were moving Thursday to secure Sri Lanka’s parliament building against a takeover by protesters infuriated by the country’s economic collapse and the embattled president’s failure to resign a...
AFP, Beijing :China began to implement the loosening of its controversial one-child policy on Friday when a province announced it has made it legal for couples to have two children if one parent is an only child.Legislators in Zhejiang in eastern China on Monday passed a revision to the local rules on Monday making the change, the provincial legislature said in a statement.China’s National Health and Family Planning Commission confirmed to AFP that Zhejiang was the first province in the...
UNB, Dhaka :Bangladesh and Myanmar have agreed to find out possible ways to promote bilateral trade to the annual level of US$ 500 million, which is now about US$ 100 million, through establishing smoother connectivity.The agreement was reached at the seventh meeting of the Bangladesh-Myanmar Joint Trade Commission (JTC) held in Naypyidaw, the capital of Myanmar, from January 14-15.Issues related to border trade, cooperation in agriculture, food, fisheries, power and mineral resources sectors; shipping arrangement; exchange of business delegation; participation...
RoundtableNational Human Rights Commission organises a roundtable on ‘Communal harmony and human rights: Our responsibility’ at CIRDAP auditorium in the city’s Topkhana road today at 10 am.Blankets distributionBangabandhu Sangskritik Jote will distribute blankets among cold-hit poor people at the Central Shaheed Minar premises in the city today at 11 am. Human chainAmader Sangha, a social cultural society will form a human chain in front of the National Press Club in the city today at 11:30 am demanding immediate release of...
Speakers at a discussion on Saturday called for building united civic resistance against atrocities let loose on the members of the minority community at different places in the country.They also demanded immediate arrest of the terrorists responsible for repression on minority community and exemplary punishment to them.The speakers also held the identical view that democracy would never be safe and consolidated if the fanatic forces could not be eliminated from the country.Awami League (AL) presidium member Satish Chandra Roy, who...
risingbd.com: At least 18 people were killed in a stampede that broke out on early Saturday near the Malabar Hill...
A Union Parishad chairman at Natore’s Shingra has been shot and hacked to death by assailants. The 56-year old victim,...
A case has been filed against 41 people and unidentified 3,000 people in connection with shoes hurled at former home minister, lawmaker Mohiuddin Khan Alamgir on Thursday at a religious function Shamsul Islam, Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) of Kachua Police Station on Friday filed the case.Less than two months into losing the job as the home minister, lawmaker Mohiuddin Khan Alamgir suffered an unexpected humiliation in Kachua upazila on Thursday at a religious function....
UNB, Lalmonirhat A 25-year-old woman in Lalmonirhat district has been hospitalised with severe burn injuries after her parents-in-law allegedly poured acid on her over a family feud. According to locals, Mahmuda Khatun’s husband Hamidul Islam and her parents-in-law used to lock into altercation with her over trivial matters since their...
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UNB, Dhaka :Though nearly a month has elapsed since the gruesome incident, there has been no headway in the investigation into the city’s Gopibagh six-murder case.The investigators who are sure it was a planned murder over a religious conflict said they are yet to get any clue to the identities of the murderers.Six people, including a local ‘saint’ along with his banker son, were slaughtered by miscreants at RK Mission Road, Gopibagh on December 21 last. The slain ‘saint’ had...
UNB, Dhaka :Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists (BFUJ) and Dhaka Union of Journalists (DUJ) on Friday condemned Thursday’s police raid on the Daily Inqilab office and the arrest of its journalists.Expressing resentment at the incident, BFUJ president Manjurul Ahsan Bulbul, its general secretary Abdul Jalil Bhuiyan, and DUJ president Omar Faruk and its general secretary Shaban Mahmud, in a joint statement, demanded immediate release of the arrested journalists.They also urged the Inqilab authorities to follow responsible journalism and refrain from...
PTI, New Delhi :Signalling that Congress is ready for the battle ahead in the Lok Sabha elections, party president Sonia Gandhi yesterday attacked the BJP saying its “divisive” ideology is the “biggest threat” while it puts up a “pretence” of moderation.Facing BJP’s PM candidate Narendra Modi as the main opponent, she said secularism was a matter of deep faith for the Congress and not a matter of political compulsion.In 20-minute speech, she also touched on the issue of corruption, a...
PTI, New Delhi :The European Union on Friday termed Narendra Modi as a “person of great prominence” on India’s political landscape and said it respects the judicial verdict that has given clean chit to the Gujarat chief minister for 2002 riots, on which there were “enormous” concerns around the world.EU Ambassador to India Joao Cravinho said the views of the 28-member bloc on the Gujarat riots have been based on India’s judicial and political process and it engages with Modi...
UNB, Dhaka :The country’s stock market, now showing a positive trend, will remain vibrant in the coming months, if the ongoing peaceful political atmosphere persists and companies offer satisfactory dividends, market analysts say.However, they suggested the investors to remain careful about buying ‘junk shares’ to avert any financial loss.“The current trend will hopefully continue in the coming months, at least in February and March,” Ahasanul Islam, President of the Dhaka Stock Exchange Ltd (DSE), told UNB on Saturday.A good number...
BSS, Rajshahi :Honey farming has made Jarjish of Shayampur village under Paba upazila of the district a successful entrepreneur.After taking loan of Taka 25,000 from Rajshahi Krishi Unnayan Bank in...
AFP, San Francisco :The axing this week of Yahoo’s second-in-command sent a signal that reality is setting in for Silicon Valley sweetheart Marissa Mayer, who leads the struggling Internet pioneer.Hearts soared when Mayer was wooed away from rival Google in July of 2012 to become the seventh chief of Yahoo in five years.The cultured, stylish and smart veteran engineer promised to bring some of the Internet giant’s money-making magic with her in the move from the Googleplex in Mountain View...
AFP, BrisbaneAustralian allrounder James Faulkner smashed 69 runs from just 47 balls to give Australia a miraculous one wicket win in the second one day international at the Gabba on Friday. Chasing 301 for victory, Australia looked down and out at 244-9 with six overs remaining. But Faulkner had other ideas as he launched an all-out assault on the English...
AFP, SharjahDilruwan Perera missed a century on his debut as Sri Lanka declared their first innings at 428-9 in the third and final Test against Pakistan in Sharjah on Friday. Perera (95) was the ninth wicket to fall after adding an invaluable 72 with Shaminda Eranga (25 not out) as Sri Lanka frustrated Pakistan who went looking for early wickets after Sri Lanka resumed the day at 220-5. Skipper Angelo Mathews also missed his hundred when he fell at 91...
Mirpur Sports and Physical Culture Centre, Amirun Smrity Club and Azim Cricket Club won their respective matches of the Third Division qualifying Cricket held on Friday at the three separate venues in the city.At the Dhanmondi Cricket Stadium, Mirpur Sports and Physical Culture Centre (92/4 in 21.5 overs) recorded a six-wicket win over Metro Cricket Academy (91/10 in 31.5 overs).At the City Club ground, Amirun Smrity Club (177/8 in 37.2 overs) posted a two-wicket victory over Shiam Cricketers (176/8 in...
AFP, Brisbane Scoreboard after the second ODI between Australia and England at the Gabba on Friday. EnglandA. Cook c and b Maxwell 22I.Bell run out 68J. Root lbw Johnson 2G. Ballance st Haddin b Maxwell 9E. Morgan c Clarke b Faulkner 106R. Bopara c Bailey b Faulkner 24J. Buttler c Clarke b Coulter-Nile 49B. Stokes c Maxwell b Coulter-Nile 0T. Bresnan not out 1C.Jordan not out 2 Extras (w12 nb1 lb4) 17Total (for 8 wickets, 50 0vers) 300 Fall of...
Bangladesh Police AC beat Dilkusha Sporting Club by a solitary goal in a match of the KOOL Second Division Football League held on Friday at the Bir Shreshtha Shaheed Sepoy Mohammad Mostafa Kamal Stadium in the city’s Kamalpur.In the day’s match, Kamrul Islam scored the all-important goal for Police in the 78th minute. Earlier, in the day’s other match, BG Press S & RC and City Club split points when their match ended in a goalless draw a the same...
Entertainment Report :Within very short time Nushrat Faria has not only become a popular model in the field of television commercial (TVC) but also she has already received a positive...
Staff Reporter :Bengal Foundation has released two solo albums of Kiron Chandra Roy and Chandana Mazumder at a function held at Bengal Shilpalaya in the city’s Dhanmondi area recently.Late Shah...
Sheikh Arif Bulbon :Six decades ago, long before Aishwarya Rai and Kareena Kapoor set out to prove that married actresses could be celluloid heroines, a 21-year-old actress was single-handedly leading...