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...
Police on Friday sought a five-day remand for Diplomatic Correspondent of the Daily Inqilab Ahmed Atique in a case filed with Wari Police Station under the Information and Communication Technology Act (ICT), 2006.Sub-inspector Firoz Ali of the police station, also investigation officer of the case, submitted a remand petition with the court of Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Md Eunus Ali Khan.Meanwhile, the court fixed January 20 (Monday) for the hearing of the remand prayer following a petition filed by Atique’s lawyer...
BNP Chairperson and former Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia on Friday protested and condemned the sealing off of the printing press of the Bengali daily ‘Inqilab’ and arrest of its three journalists. In a statement, she demanded reopening of the daily and other closed media houses. The former Prime Minister urged the government to release all arrested journalists. Khaleda Zia said that freedom of expression and freedom of press are the two of fundamental rights in a democratic society. “Closure...
Miscreants have exploded two handmade bombs near the rally venue of Ganajagaran Mancha in Bogra.Angry Mancha activists thrashed two youths and handed them over to police.Police say they have detained two more people for their suspected involvement in the bombing.Mancha’s Bogra chapter activist JM Rauf said the rally was set to be held at the zero point on Friday evening while the Mancha activists marched to Thakurgaon via Bogra. The Mancha started its march to Thakurgaon on Friday morning from...
The parliamentary polls over, the Election Commission now plans to conduct the Upazila Parishad elections from next month.It is expected to announce the schedule next week for polls in least 150 Upazilas in February. There was a plan to announce the schedule for the first-phase of polls after a meeting on Sunday, an Election Commissioner told bdnews24.com after a commission meeting on Thursday.“Election in the Upazilas where polls have become due will be held gradually.” He said the voters’ list...
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 :President Abdul Hamid on Friday expressed deep shock at the death legendry Bengali actress Suchitra Sen.In a condolence message, the President termed Suchitra an iconic figure and said her death is an end of era of classical Bengali films.Suchitra Sen was also an asset of the country asher native home is in Pabna and she had millions of fans in Bangladesh, he said.President Hamid prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul and conveyed his deep sympathy to...
BSS, Dhaka :Boarder Guard Bangladesh (BGB) seized smuggled goods worth about Taka 566.76 crore from January to December last year across the country. The recovered drugs included 5,32,141 bottles of phensidyl, 10,82,548 yaba tablets, 1,83,442 bottles of foreign wine, 64,87 litres of locally produced wine, 5,438 kilograms of ganja, 34.781 KG heroin and 49,646 drug injections. In the last year, members of BGB arrested 11,966 people on charges of illegal movement and smuggling, a press release of BGB said.Of the...
UNB, Dhaka :Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday expressed profound shock at the death legendry Bengali actress Suchitra Sen.In a condolence message she said the great actress will ever be remembered by the Bangalees across the world.The Prime Minister said Suchitra Sen, Greta Garbo of Bengali movies, is one of the most favourite actresses, who she admired most.“Bengali people have lost a distinctive figure ofclassical Bengali daughter, wife and caring mother at her death,” she said.The Prime Minister said, Suchitra...
UNB, Dhaka :BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia on Friday expressed deep shock at the death of legendry Bengali actress Suchitra Sen. In a condolence message, Khaleda said Suchitra Sen was a constant bright star in the film arena of this subcontinent.“A pall of gloom descended on the entire Bangla-speaking community with the demiseof Bangladeshi girl Suchitra Sen who was an extraordinary actress of many supper-hit movies in the Kolkata film industry,” she said.The name and fame Suchitra Sen earned as an...
Anisul Islam Noor :The price of rice has not fallen in the city’s retail markets despite arrival of the newly harvest Aman paddy, sources said.Wholesalers and retailers blame each other for high price of rice, and sometimes both hold excessive transport fare responsible.Minicate was selling at Tk 50 to 54 per kg, nazirshail varieties at Tk 56 to 62, the Lata variety at Tk 40-44 and coarse variety at Tk 40-42, BR-28 at Tk 45 to 47 per kg and...
MM Jasim :Seat rent at public universities is very little and, therefore, the university authorities should increase it in order to run the academic activities properly, University Grants Commission (UGC) said this in its annual reports published recently. UGC Chairman Professor AK Azad Chowdhury with such recommendations handed over the reports to President Abdul Hamid on January 9. “The government grants fund to meet educationalexpenditure in all the public universities. The universities can also help the government in this regard...
BSS, Rangpur :Rangpur Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) distributed blankets among 300 cold-hit poor people at RCCI Public School and College ground here yesterday (Friday) afternoon.President of RCCI Alhaj Mostafa Sohrab Chowdhury Titu and its Senior Vice-president Moztoba Hossain Ripan distributed the blankets under the financial assistances of RCCI among the distressed people of all ages, including elderly men, women and children.Director of RCCI and Convener of its Relief and Award Giving Management Sub-committee Rabi Somani presided over the...
PTI, New Delhi :The European Union yesterday said it was confident of inking the long-pending free trade pact with India later this year as talks on most issues are “closed” except duty-related matters including on wine and automobiles.EU Ambassador to India Joao Cravinho said the pact is likely to be signed after elections in India and for the European Parliament.Launched in June, 2007, the negotiations for the proposed Broad-based Trade and Investment Agreement (BTIA) between India and the 27-nation European...
PTI, New Delhi :Steps to boost trade through land route and resolve the contentious MFN issue will come up for deliberations between Commerce Ministers of India and Pakistan who are meeting tomorrow after a gap of about 20 months.The preliminary agenda for the meeting has already been set by the Commerce Secretaries of the two nations during the two-day talk which concluded Friday.“Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma and his Pakistani counterpart Khurram Dastagir Khan will meet Saturday and discuss...
AFP, Washington :US President Barack Obama signed a $1.1 trillion dollar spending bill Friday that effectively ends the threat of a repeat government shutdown.Obama signed the massive bill, passed by Congress this week in a rare budget truce, in front of officials from his Office of Management and Budget.He said that though the package was made up of pages and pages of dry figures and fiscal calculations, it represented real help for hard hit Americans.“These aren’t numbers-these are homeless folks...
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...
AFP, LahorePakistan Cricket Board chief Zaka Ashraf resumed his duties on Thursday after a court reinstated him, vowing to continue his mission to boost the sport in the country. “In accordance with the order of January 15th, 2014, passed by a learned Division Bench of the Honourable Islamabad High Court, Ashraf has assumed the office of chairman (of the) PCB,” a press release from the board said. The court released a detailed judgement on Thursday, eight months after he was...
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...