Home » 2018 » February » 14

BNP observes shortened hunger strike

BNP leaders and activists hold a token hunger strike in front of the National Press Club in Dhaka on Wednesday demanding release of their party chairperson Khaleda Zia. — Sourav Lakser The Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Wednesday observed token a hunger strike, duration of which was shortened being asked by the police in Dhaka and […]

Making police accountable and Ruhi Naz At his investiture last month, the new police chief of Bangladesh committed to making each police station truly a centre for welfare of the people. This is a bold undertaking, given that, for people in general, there is a considerable distrust when it comes to the police. Criticism of police […]

Continue reading …

Bangladesh’s Zakir Hasan plays a shot during training in Mirpur WednesdayDHAKA TRIBUNE/Md Manik The Tigers are coming into the series backed by shocking defeats in the final of the tri-nation ODI series and later in the two-match Test series. With the inclusion of new faces in the squad, host Bangladesh will look to better their […]

Continue reading …

State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam, centre-right, the EU European Parliament delegation at the State Guest House Padma on Wednesday; February 14, 2018PID State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam made the request when Chair of the South Asia Delegation of the EU Parliamentary Standing Committee for Foreign Affairs Jean Lambert met […]

Continue reading …

Seven state-owned commercial and specialised banks at a meeting on Wednesday demanded Tk 20,398 crore in bailouts because of capital shortfall caused, according to experts, by the banks’ failure to recover the loans given on political consideration. Officials attending the meeting said that scam-hit Sonali Bank, Janata Bank and BASIC Bank sought Tk 11,000 crore or […]

Continue reading …

17 dead in Florida high school shootin   Students released from a lockdown embrace following a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. on Wednesday. Photo: AP Police said a former student opened fire at a Florida high school on Wednesday, killing at least 17 people and sending scores of students fleeing […]

Continue reading …

  India: Widening Opportunities In Assam February 14, 2018 SATP By Giriraj Bhattacharjee* On February 5, 2018, Security Forces (SFs) killed a militant of the Saoraigwra faction of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB-S), ‘platoon commander’ Jordan Narzary, in an encounter at Belguri village in the Chirang District of Assam. A 7.62 mm pistol, […]

Continue reading …