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Alexandra Schmid: Newark TSA agent arrested for stealing $5K from passenger

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In yet another embarrassing moment for the Transportation Security Administration, an agent at Newark Airport was busted for stealing thousands of dollars in cash from a passenger who was being screened. TSA employee Alexandra Schmid, 31, was caught on surveillance video taking $5,000 from the jacket of a Bangladeshi man who had placed it on […]

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Standard and Poor’s has affirmed BB- rating and a stable outlook for Bangladesh. The annual rating was given on the basis of a recent visit by S&P analysts to Bangladesh, said the credit rating agency in a press statement on Thursday. It said Bangladesh was rated second highest in South Asia behind India (BBB-) and […]

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Former cricketer Imran Khan is now playing for a greater prize – but can he upset Pakistan’s political status quo? Once an international cricket star, Pakistan’s Imran Khan is now playing for a greater prize – to be his country’s next prime minister. But can he upset the political status quo? People & Power has […]

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Joe Malinconico and Charlie Kratovil

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London based prestigious newspaper; The Economist has come under serious criticism by prominent leaders and academics of the ruling party in Bangladesh for publishing two commentaries on its Saturday, May 26 2012 edit generic viagra sales ion titled “Bangladesh’s toxic politics: Hello Delhi” and “Politics in Bangladesh banged about“. Rejecting outright both the articles, Awami […]

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AL to stage the biggest rally ever in March 7

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The Awami League on Wednesday announced that the party would stage the biggest mass rally ever in the capital to coincide with the historic March 7 apparently to make a showdown against BNP’s March 12 grand rally. The ruling party leaders announced the programme on Wednesday from a joint meeting at AL central office on […]

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President pardons a criminal twice

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Yet again, the president has granted mercy to convicted killer AHM Biplob in two murder cases, reducing his life sentences to 10-year imprisonment in each case. Biplob is the son of Abu Taher, an Awami League leader and mayor of Laxmipur municipality. Earlier in last July, Biplob was pardoned by President Zillur Rahman in advocate […]

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Hasina conferred honorary D.Lit degree by Tripura University

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was conferred prestigious Doctor of Literature (honoris causa) by the Tripura University at its 9th convocation here today (Thursday). Indian Vice-President M. Hamid Ansari as chief guest handed over the honorary D.Lit degree to Sheikh Hasina at an impressive function at Maharaja Bir Bikram Shatabarshiki Bhaban. In his convocation speech, Hamid […]

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BY RANI D. MULLEN, SUMIT GANGULY

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Ruling MP Shaon cleared from Ibrahim murder case

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A Dhaka court on Monday cleared Nurunnabi Chowdhury Shaon, the ruling Awami League lawmaker of Bhola-3 constituency, of the Jubo League leader Mohammad Ibrahim Ahmed murder case. The court, however, took into cognisance the charges against Shaon’s bodyguard Delwar Hossain, driver Kamal Hossain Kala, personal secretary Sohel Ahmed, and Jubo League activists Golam Mostafa Shimul, […]

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  By Staff reporter March 1, 2012 was the 100th birth anniversary of Dr. Osman Ghani, former Vice Chancellor of Dhaka University. The MO Ghani foundation  organized few events on this occasion. A discussion on his life and contributions was held in Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council (BARC) under the auspices of Bangladesh Academy of Sciences. […]

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by Dr Ferdaus Ahmad Quarishi THE US secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, is gracing us with a short visit as part of her tour of the Asia Pacific to bolster what has been described as a giant stride to cement US relations with the countries in the region. Her visit coinciding with that of the […]

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