Home » 2015 » September » 09

Hasina hints at Muhammad Yunus’s involvement in anti-Bangladesh propaganda

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has alluded to former Grameen Bank managing director Muhammad Yunus to say he was agitated by the loss of his ‘petty post’ and ran a propaganda campaign against the government. She said this in Parliament on Wednesday while responding to an MP’s question on whether ‘any superpower’ was behind Bangladesh’s exclusion […]

Support schemes to encourage poorer students to stay in school to stop the problem from getting worse It has been known for some years that Bangladesh is going to miss the Millennium Development Goal of achieving 100% adult literacy by the end of 2015. The government had pledged in its 2008 manifesto to achieve this […]

Continue reading …

The National Board of Revenue (NBR) has sought banking details of Khulna Packaging and Printing Ltd (KPPL) and its owner SM Amzad Hossain. The tax authority has also told banks to provide transaction details of Hossain’s wife Sufia Amzad and KPPL’s sister concern Metro Bricks. NBR’s Central Intelligence Cell sought information like, savings, term-deposit, loans […]

Continue reading …

At least 850,000 people are expected to cross the Mediterranean seeking refuge in Europe this year and next, the United Nations said on Tuesday, giving estimates that already look conservative. The UN refugee agency UNHCR called for more cohesive asylum policies to deal with the growing numbers. Many are refugees from Syria, driven to make […]

Continue reading …

The third and fourth largest mobile operators in Bangladesh, Robi and Airtel, are likely to merge to create the second largest operator in terms of subscriber-base. Malaysia-based Axiata Group, the parent company of Robi Axiata and India-based telecom major Bharti Airtel, which owns Airtel Bangladesh, in a statement on Wednesday said that they had started […]

Continue reading …

At least 15 people were injured as the students of East West University clashed with police at Rampura in Dhaka on Wednesday during their demonstration against recently imposed 7.5 per cent value added tax on tuition fees of private university students. Mashfiqur Rahman, the additional registrar of the university, who was bullet hit on his […]

Continue reading …

Teachers have taken to the streets to press the demand of higher pays, perks and status under a separate pay structure. A common demand made the teachers from the primary schools to the public universities vocal. Teachers of public universities took no classes and examinations in last two days demanding a separate pay structure. They […]

Continue reading …

Blaming Khaleda Zia and Jamaat for Bangladesh losing the GSP facilities in the US market, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday told parliament that the BNP chief and the Islamist party had been spreading propaganda abroad with lobbyist. The PM, however, expressed her hope that Bangladesh would get the Generalised Scheme of Preferences, saying the USA […]

Continue reading …

The man Thai police believe masterminded last month’s deadly Bangkok bombing fled to Bangladesh the day before the attack and travelled on a Chinese passport, officials said on Wednesday. The man emerged as a key suspect in the Aug 17 bombing following interrogation this week of one of two foreigners being held, who police say […]

Continue reading …

Awami League General Secretary Syed Ashraful Islam has said keeping Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman confined within the party perimeter was not doing justice to the contributions of the nation’s founding father. He said the ruling party had ‘undermined’ itself by doing so. “We’re not doing the right thing by limiting Bangabandhu to ourselves. Bangabandhu is […]

Continue reading …

Pakistani volunteers transport the body of a technician of private broadcaster Geo TV after an attack by gunmen in Karachi late on September 8, 2015. Gunmen in Pakistan have shot dead a former journalist near his home in Karachi, the third such attack on media personnel in less than 24 hours. Aftab Alam had worked […]

Continue reading …

A British Airways plane stands on the runway surrounded by emergency vehicles at McCarran International Airport following a fire on September 8, 2015. A British Airways plane bound for London has caught fire at Las Vegas airport, forcing the evacuation of 172 people on board on emergency slides. Airport officials said at least 14 people […]

Continue reading …
Page 1 of 212