Bangladesh News

Monday
Oct 16th
Archive
Benazir was warned of four suicide bomber squads: memoirs PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 06 February 2008

Agence France-Presse . London

Former Pakistani premier Benazir Bhutto, who was killed in a suicide attack last year, was informed of four suicide bomber squads who were targeting her, extracts from her soon-to-be-relea-sed memoirs revealed Sunday.

According to Benazir, who had been campaigning in Rawalpindi ahead of planned elections when she was killed on December 27, among the groups were one led by a son of Osama bin Laden, and another run by Islamist warlord Baitullah Mehsud, who authorities suspect masterminded her assassination.

Read more...
 
British Army depleted by long-term sick, injured: report PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 06 February 2008

Agence France-Presse . London

The manpower strength of the British Army has been markedly depleted by sickness and injury, The Daily Telegraph reported on Monday.

According to figures it obtained from the ministry of defence, of the 10 battalions that recently deployed to, or are currently in, Afghanistan and Iraq, more than 400 soldiers were left behind because they were ‘unfit to deploy’.

Read more...
 
US evacuates embassy in Chad PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 06 February 2008

Agence France-Presse . Washington

The United States said Monday that it has evacuated its embassy in N’Djamena but ambassador Louis Nigro remained at Chad airport to supervise the departure of Americans who want to leave the country.

‘All the embassy staff has been moved out of the airport,’ state department spokesman Sean McCormack told reporters. ‘We are working very closely with the French government.

Read more...
 
US monuments vulnerable to terrorist attacks: report PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 06 February 2008

Agence France-Presse . Washington

Major US monuments are vulnerable to terrorist attacks because the US Park Police is disorganised, under-staffed and ill-equipped, the Washington Post reported Monday, citing a government audit.

The Park Police, a branch of the interior department, is in charge of securing landmarks like the Statue of Liberty in New York and the Lincoln Memorial in Washington.

Read more...
 
Nepal monarchy still has strong support: poll PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 06 February 2008

Agence France-Presse . Kathmandu

Nepal’s monarchy still enjoys strong support despite moves to declare the country a republic as part of a peace deal between mainstream parties and Maoist rebels, according to a poll published Monday.

The survey found 49.3 per cent of people, just shy of a majority, wanted ‘a place for the institution of monarchy in the future,’ compared to 38 per cent of Nepalese who want the monarchy scrapped altogether.

Read more...
 
Sprint great Greene retires PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 06 February 2008

Agency

Former Olympic and world 100 metre champion Maurice Greene announced his retirement from athletics on Monday. The 33-year-old American, who also held the 100m world record of 9.79 seconds for more than three years, said a calf injury he sustained in training last month had convinced him to end his career.

Read more...
 
CWAB for better security PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 06 February 2008

Staff Correspondent

The Cricketers’ Welfare Association of Bangladesh has asked the Bangladesh Cricket Board to ensure security of the players in the upcoming domestic competitions after one of their members was assaulted, allegedly by a Mohammedan supporter during the inter-club transfer.

Bangladesh Biman all-rounder Mosharraf Hossain was slapped in the face at the entrance of the Bangabandhu National Stadium when he came to the aid of team-mate Nabil Samad on the opening day of transfer on Sunday.

Read more...
 
Abahani cruises into semis PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 06 February 2008

Staff Correspondent

Title contenders Dhaka Abahani showed true grit to confirm a semi-final slot in style defeating Muktijoddha 2-0 in a feisty match of the Protiti Pharma Victory Day Club Cup Football Tournament at the Banganabndhu National Stadium on Monday.

Although Abahani won the battle of existence, they finished group runners-up behind Badda Jagarani who thrashed Dhaka Wanderers 4-1 in the first match of the day.

Read more...
 
The death of a people’s politician PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 06 February 2008

Gana Forum, Secretary General Saifuddin Ahmed Manik died in a city hospital on Sunday and was buried the next day at the Mirpur Martyred Intellectuals’ Graveyard.. Manik, a freedom fighter, was honoured with a state funeral. As his body lay in state at the Central Shaheed Minar and a contingent of police presented a guard of honour on Monday morning, several hundred mourners stood in silence.

Read more...
 
Lift emergency, release political prisoners PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 06 February 2008
Staff Correspondent

The acting Awami League president, Zillur Rahman, on Saturday demanded immediate withdrawal of the state of emergency and release of all political prisoners, including Sheikh Hasina.

‘We are now planning movement programmes on a limited scale to push for an immediate withdrawal of the state of emergency and the release of all political prisoners, including the detained Awami League chief, Sheikh Hasina.
Read more...
 
Legal action to be taken against defiant Bangladeshi workers in Malaysia PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 06 February 2008
UNB, Dhaka

The expatriate welfare and overseas employment ministry, has said adverse impact may be cast on Bangladesh’s labour market in Malaysia due to unpleasant behaviour by few Bangladeshi workers there.

‘Working freestyle at other place after taking back passport from employers is not consistent with labour laws of Malaysia.

Illegal demands raised by these few workers are not acceptable considering interest of all Bangladeshi workers in Malaysia as well as overall national interests,’ an official release said.
Read more...
 
Judge suspends Hasina trial amid chaos PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 05 February 2008

Staff Correspondent

The judge who presided over an extortion case against former prime minister Sheikh Hasina left the courtroom Monday morning after defence and prosecution lawyers ended up in a brawl.

Hasina and her cousin Sheikh Fazlul Karim Selim were taken to the makeshift court

Read more...
 
Farewell to a people's politician PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 05 February 2008

Staff Correspondent

One of the prominent leaders of the Liberation War and veteran politician Saifuddin Ahmed Manik was buried at the Martyred Intellectuals' Graveyard in Mirpur at 3 pm Monday.

The final namaz-e-janaza was held at the national Eidgah after prayers Monday afternoon. Imam of the High Court mazaar mosque Hafez Maulana Ashraful Haque led the prayers.

Read more...
 
Protesters demand release of Khaleda, Hasina in Ctg PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 05 February 2008

Staff Reporter

About 100 people Monday formed a human chain in front of Chittagong Press Club, demanding the release of former prime ministers Khaleda Zia and Sheikh Hasina.

Protesters who identified themselves as residents of Fatikchhari and Chittagong took to the streets carrying banners and placards around 11:30am. The human chain lasted seven minutes.

Read more...
 
Polls, the sooner the better: US official PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 05 February 2008

Agency

The US government wants the lifting of the state of emergency and holding of general elections as early as possible, a visiting US official said Monday.

But the US stresses the need for carrying out reforms of political parties prior to holding elections by year-end, said Donald Camp, United States principal deputy assistant secretary for South and Central Asia.

Read more...
 
Oil Prices Below $89 Amid Recession Fear PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 05 February 2008

Agencies

Oil prices steadied Monday as traders weighed gains in global stock markets against worries of a possible U.S. recession that would stunt oil demand. Asian stock markets climbed Monday on improved market sentiment after Wall Street rose last week.

China's benchmark Shanghai Composite Index surged 8.1 percent, Hong Kong's Hang Seng index jumped 3.8 percent and Japan's Nikkei 225 index rose 2.7 percent.

Read more...
 
FA not worried about rice price hike PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 05 February 2008

UNB, Dhaka

The finance adviser, Mirza Azizul Islam, is least bothered at this moment about rice-price rises as he said the price was now stable, after an unusual hike.

'I am not afraid of the rice price for the time being as the price of coarse rice is stabilised now,' he told reporters after his meeting with International Finance Corporation delegates at his Planning Commission office Sunday evening.

Read more...
 
CA announces action plan to remove monga PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 05 February 2008

UNB, Gangachara, Rangpur

The chief adviser, Fakhruddin Ahmed, has announced an action plan for removing 'monga' from the country's northern region forever through well-coordinated programmes of the government, NGOs and private sector, as the lean-season dearth of food and work put people in misery.

'The government is keeping strict and intense attention about monga. It is a temporary problem - temporary unemployment problem,' he told meeting Sunday morning on the second day of his stay in this backwater northern district.

Read more...
 
Double honorarium for UP chairman, Member PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 05 February 2008

Agency

Monthly honorarium of a union parishad chairman and a member has been increased from Tk 1,500 to Tk 3,000 and Tk 700 to Tk 1,500 respectively, officials said.

The enhanced remuneration will come into effect from April, 2008.

Finance adviser AB Mirza Azizul Islam recently approved the hikes after the local government ministry forwarded a proposal in this regard.

Read more...
 
10 injured as shop owners, police clash PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 05 February 2008

Staff Correspondent

Shop owners and keepers of the BRTC supermarket at Kalyanpur on Sunday staged a demonstration and blocked the busy Mirpur Road for over three hours after hearing that they may be evicted.

The demonstrators were also locked in a clash with the police in which about 10 persons, including a female pedestrian, were injured. The police arrested two shopkeepers from the spot.

Read more...
 
Suicide bombing kills 12 in Colombo PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 05 February 2008

Agence France-Presse . Colombo

A suicide bomber attacked a train at Colombo's main rail station Sunday, killing at least 12 and injuring more than 100 others on the eve of Sri Lanka's independence day celebrations, officials said.

The blast near a suburban train as it arrived at the Fort terminal came just hours after six people were hurt in a hand grenade attack at Sri Lanka's main zoo on the outskirts of Colombo, prompting authorities to boost security.

Read more...
 
<< Start < Prev 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 Next > End >>

Results 1051 - 1071 of 1234