Home » 2016 » May » 14

Pakistan’s unabashed Nizami tears

The Islamic Republic of Pakistan has surprised us once more. It has deigned to inform us, here in Bangladesh, that back in the days when its soldiers remained busy committing genocide in occupied Bangladesh, it had a constitution and it had laws. And it was that constitution and those laws which Motiur Rahman Nizami so […]

Three hacking groups, including a ‘nation-state actor’ are ‘still lurking’ in the network of Bangladesh’s central bank, according to a forensic report. The report by the US experts, hired by Bangladesh Bank to probe the $81 million cyber heist three months ago, suggests that the hackers put the bank at risk of further attacks, says […]

Continue reading …

The body of Mong Shu You, a 70-year-old monk, was discovered with his throat slit inside Chakpara Buddhist Temple on Saturday. It is very important that the investigation into his murder looks into reports which claim the victim had been receiving anonymous death threats but the reports had not been taken seriously by authorities. As […]

Continue reading …

The people who officially became Indian citizens through the exchange of enclaves between Bangladesh and India have exercised their franchise for the first time in the West Bengal state elections. The elections were held on Thursday where there were about 10,000 potential new voters from the former enclaves. According to the Economic Times, more than […]

Continue reading …

Palestinian Charge d’Affaires in Dhaka Yousuf S Ramadan has said ties with Israel will be a ‘political suicide’ for any Bangladeshi party, as allegations of such links involving BNP have surfaced. Ramadan was speaking at a programme in the embassy on Saturday to mark Palestine’s Nakba Day in commemoration of the displacement that preceded and […]

Continue reading …

The Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) has said that 319 factories, unable to cope with the global competition, in the sector are going to be closed. The organisation’s President Siddiqur Rahman expressed worries over the issue at a media conference in its office in Karwan Bazar on Saturday. “It is a matter of […]

Continue reading …

HM Ershad has been re-elected as chairman of the Jatiya Party. His wife and Leader of the Opposition in Parliament Raushon Ershad was elected senior co-chairman while his brother GM Quader became co-chairman in the party’s Eighth National Council on Saturday. ABM Ruhul Amin Howlader was elected secretary general in the council held at the […]

Continue reading …

A group of criminals carrying arms and explosives are using cars, micro-buses and motorbikes to sabotage and disrupt the law and order situation in Bangladesh. According to the police, the culprits are reportedly using official police, press, advocate and Secretariat stickers while committing criminal activities. In a bid to stop these felonies, the DMP  launched […]

Continue reading …

Barcelona have defended their Liga title after a hat-trick from Luis Suarez secured a 3-0 victory over Granada on Saturday. Real Madrid’s victory away to Deportivo La Coruna was not enough as Barca sealed a comfortable victory to achieve a final points tally of 91 – one more than their fierce rivals – and claim […]

Continue reading …