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...
The European Parliament (EP) on Thursday passed a resolution on Bangladesh requesting the European Union (EU) to assist a process seeking ‘a compromise which would give the Bangladeshi people a chance to express their democratic choice in a representative way.“The EU (European Union) should use every means available to assist a process seeking ‘a compromise which would give the Bangladeshi people a chance to express their democratic choice in a representative way,” said the Members of the EP.The resolution was...
The House of Commons, the lower house of the British Parliament, held a debate on the situation in Bangladesh on Thursday.Taking part in the debate, the Members of Parliament (MPs) expressed disappointment at the situation in Bangladesh and expressed hope that some solutions and way forward could be found even at this late stage.The debate, which lasted for two hours, was the first item of main business on the day and was opened by Anne Main while the Co-Sponsor Simon...
The government has sealed the press of the Bengali Daily Inqilab on Thursday night for publishing a highly controversial story thus virtually banning the publication of the daily rendering its newsmen and press workers out of jobs. The action came as a big shock only to see that yet another newspaper has been forced to go out of publication, in addition to three more TV stations stopped functioning under the tenure of the present Awami League government.We know that the...
risingbd.com: At least 18 people were killed in a stampede that broke out on early Saturday near the Malabar Hill...
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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Sagar Biswas :The ruling party Awami League [AL] will soon reorganize its units from city to grassroots level to counter the anti-government movement of BNP and is allies.The AL with the 14-party alliance partners and other like-minded parties will also make a coordinated move against the opposition movement when it is facing severe pressure from different quarters over January 5 election, insiders said.Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who is also president of AL, has already asked the senior party leaders to...
UNB, Dhaka :With a focus on delivering much more development outcomes, newly inducted Planning Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal has hinted at revisiting the existing plans of the government to ensure that those could fulfill more expectations of the country’s people.“I’ll have to review those plans, including the Perspective Plan and Sixth Five Year Plan. I’ll have to see whether those are fulfilling more expectations of the country’s people,” he said in an interview with UNB on his assumption of office...
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...
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...
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...
Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club is leading the Bangladesh Premier League points table securing all-win 12 points from four matches after beating Muktijoddha Sangsad Krira Chakra by 1-0 goal at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on Friday. Sheikh Jamal scored the all important match winning goal in the 22nd minute of the match after they earned a penalty when Muktijoddha’s goalie Rasel...
AFP, MadridLionel Messi scored twice, including one brilliant individual effort, in his first start of the year as Barcelona beat Getafe 2-0 in the second-leg of their Copa del Rey last 16 tie to progress 6-0 on aggregate. However, it was far from a perfect evening for the Catalans as Neymar had to be carried from the field after suffering...
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...
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...