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Firebomb kills 5 in Gaibandha

Fresh 72hrs hartal from Sunday, BNP-led alliance asks activists to prepare lists of ‘killer’ law enforcers                  At least five people, including two children and a woman, were killed in a deadly firebomb attack on a bus in Tulsighat area on Gaibandha-Dhaka highway at around 11:00pm on Friday. […]

The Awami League central working committee in a meeting on Friday unanimously decided that the party or the government would neither accept the ‘illegal’ demands of BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia nor hold dialogue with her. ‘She [Khaleda] will be arrested, if necessary, to put an end to the anarchy. But we would not accept her […]

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Political issue separate from peacekeeping   The United Nations (UN) has said they will continue to be in touch with the leaders of the two main parties in Bangladesh trying to make sure that they can resolve their differences. It also said the political process is separate and apart from the issue of peacekeepers in […]

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Describing the BNP-Jamaat alliance as killers and terrorists, Awami League general secretary Syed Ashraful Islam on Friday night ruled out the possibility of holding any dialogue with the 20-party combine. “There’ll be no dialogue with killers and terrorists,” he said emerging from the Awami League Central Working Committee meeting. The meeting was held at the […]

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Syrian air force strikes killed 82 people in an opposition district outside Damascus following rocket attacks by rebels that hit the government-controlled centre of the capital, a monitoring group said on Friday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which monitors the war in Syria, said the air force conducted 60 strikes on the Eastern Ghouta […]

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In the name of Islam

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For the immediate future, the Muslim countries need to unite to bring down the warring militants There are at least four hostilities that are currently ongoing in different parts of the globe, waged by militants in the name of Islam – in Syria, Yemen, Pakistan, and Nigeria. In two of these areas – Syria and […]

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The prime minister’s ICT adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy on Friday ruled out possibility of any dialogue with what he called terrorist elements like IS in Iraq and Syria. Instead, he warned of dire consequences of violent demonstrations for which he blamed the BNP and Jamaat-e-Islami. The prime minister’s son was addressing a discussion on ‘Terrorism […]

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The country’s trade deficit increased by 117.87 per cent to $5.31 billion in the first half of the current financial year 2014-15 compared with that of $2.43 billion during the same period of the FY14 due to a massive drop in export earnings against a higher import payment. Officials of Bangladesh Bank and experts said […]

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The BNP-led 20-party alliance has called a 72-hour countrywide hartal from Sunday protesting “arrest and killing of its leaders and activists in crossfire. The announcement of the fresh shutdown came around an hour after Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina called upon the alliance not to enforce hartal during the SSC examinations. In a press statement this […]

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Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid has said Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and equivalent examinations ‘are going on smoothly’ amid the ongoing violent BNP-sponsored blockade. He said this while talking to reporters after visiting the exam centre at Dhaka’s Azimpur Govt Girls School and College an hour after the tests began at 9am on Friday. The […]

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Former president AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury fears Bangladesh may plunge into a civil war if there is no dialogue between bickering political parties to cool down tension. The Bikalpadhara Bangladesh chief also wants a judicial investigation into the current political violence to identify the perpetrators. “We’re afraid of civil wars,” he told a discussion in Dhaka […]

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Bangladesh football team reach the final of the prestigious Bangabandhu Gold Cup. The green-red side triumphed on the second final agaisnt the strong Thailand side on Friday at Bangabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka. The host fetched the historical victory with the solitary goal. Nasir Uddin scored the pivotal strike on  39th minute when the veteran defender tapped […]

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