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...
The BNP wants to maintain good relations with India, Khaleda Zia has told Indian High Commissioner in Dhaka Pankaj Saran.But the BNP Chairperson emphasised such ties must be based on mutual respect and benefits, according to a BNP leader.The former Prime Minister made her position known when Saran met her on Thursday. The BNP leaders had spoken against the neighbouring country before the Jan 5 parliamentary election.This was the first time Saran met her after the election the BNP and...
Law enforcers will set a five-layer checking system in and around the Biswa Ijtema premises at Tongi in Gazipur district for peaceful holding of the second largest congregation of the Muslim community beginning on the bank of the Turag from January 24.The Ijtema is being held in two phases for the last few years to avoid limitless overcrowding. The second phase will begin from January 31 at the same venue.About 22,000 strong forces comprising members from Police, Rapid Action Battalion...
Agencies :Veteran Indian actress Suchitra Sen has died in the eastern city of Kolkata, aged 83. She had been admitted...
BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia and her party-led 18-party alliance, now planning to launch fresh movement to enforce a mid-term election this year. Khaleda Zia has plan to visit different district headquarters in the coming months to gear up the movement demanding a mid-term election under a poll-time non-party government, sources said. The 18-party alliance is scheduled to hold countrywide rallies and processions on January 20 to thank people for boycotting the January 5 polls while it will also stage...
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The BNP wants to maintain good relations with India, Khaleda Zia has told Indian High Commissioner in Dhaka Pankaj Saran.But the BNP Chairperson emphasised such ties must be based on mutual respect and benefits, according to a BNP leader.The former Prime Minister made her position known when Saran met her on Thursday. The BNP leaders had spoken against the neighbouring country before the Jan 5 parliamentary election.This was the first time Saran met her after the election the BNP and...
Law enforcers will set a five-layer checking system in and around the Biswa Ijtema premises at Tongi in Gazipur district for peaceful holding of the second largest congregation of the Muslim community beginning on the bank of the Turag from January 24.The Ijtema is being held in two phases for the last few years to avoid limitless overcrowding. The second phase will begin from January 31 at the same venue.About 22,000 strong forces comprising members from Police, Rapid Action Battalion...
BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia and her party-led 18-party alliance, now planning to launch fresh movement to enforce a mid-term election this year. Khaleda Zia has plan to visit different district headquarters in the coming months to gear up the movement demanding a mid-term election under a poll-time non-party government, sources said. The 18-party alliance is scheduled to hold countrywide rallies and processions on January 20 to thank people for boycotting the January 5 polls while it will also stage...
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...
AFP, TokyoJapanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is planning to attend the opening ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics, reports said Friday, despite calls for a boycott over Russia’s anti-gay laws. He is also expected to hold a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the Games, Kyodo News and the Asahi Shimbun daily said. Abe’s attendance would put him out of step with ally the United States and with Germany, whose leaders are unlikely to be at...
Top seed Serena Williams set a new record en route to the Australian Open fourth round Friday as Li Na avoided an upset by fighting back from match point to stay alive. On another hot Melbourne day, the world number one and five- time tournament champion powered past Daniela Hantuchova 6-3, 6-3 to record her 61st Australian Open win, surpassing the previous mark set by Margaret Court. Asked which had been her favourite matches, Williams, who made her Melbourne debut...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...