Case against Khaleda dismissed

March 31, 2014

A court here on Monday trashed a defamation suit hours after filing against BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia for allegedly distorting the Liberation War history, terming late president Ziaur Rahman the country’s first president, reports UNB. After a brief hearing on the defamation suit, Metropolitan Magistrate Samsul Arefin overturned it around 3:50 pm. AB Siddiqui, president Read more

Voting in 73 upazila parishads ends

March 31, 2014

17 chairman candidates boycott polls
Voting in 73 upazila parishads across 34 districts came to a close at 4:00pm on Monday and counting began amid reports of various irregularities and election boycott by a number of chairman and vice chairman candidates, particularly by that of BNP loyalists, reports UNB. The polling was held from 8am to 4pm without any break, wrapping up the last phase Read more

Cabinet okays formation of Small Industries Foundation

March 31, 2014

The Cabinet on Monday approved a proposal to form ‘Small, Micro and Cottage Industries Foundation’ to operate four completed projects under the BSCIC for facilitating new employments and skill development, reports UNB. The approval was given at the regular weekly meeting of the Cabinet held at Bangladesh Secretariat with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in Read more

Vote stopped in 12 centers at Amtali

March 31, 2014

Voting stopped in 12 centers at Amtali upazila of Barguna district on grounds of vote rigging allegations by BNP backed and Awami League rebel candidates just after 2 hours of commencing the poll Monday morning. Md. Abdullah, Amtali upazila nirbahi officer, also assistant returning officer, said, he ordered to stop voting as he received allegations about ballot stuffing Read more

Jubo League leader shot dead in Lakshmipur

March 31, 2014

A local Jubo League leader was shot dead and another person injured by miscreants at Durgapur village in Sadar upazila of the district early Monday, reports UNB.
The deceased was identified as Kabir Hossain, 28, ward unit general secretary of Degholi union of the ruling Awami League’s youth front and son Read more

40 shanties gutted in Khulna slum

March 31, 2014

At least 40 shanties belonging to 30 families were gutted and three cattle died as a devastating erupted at a slum in Islampur area of the city on Sunday night.
Fire service officials said the fire originated from an electric shot circuit at a shanty near Satrasta intersection in the area around 10:00pm and Read more

BCL internal clash injures 10 at Dhaka College

March 31, 2014

At least 10 students, mostly activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL), were injured during a clash between two rival groups of the organisation’s Dhaka College unit on the campus early Monday, reports UNB. Campus sources said two rival groups of BCL, student wing of ruling Bangladesh Awami League, locked in a clash inside a college hostel over supremacy on the Read more

Jocasta will not die

March 31, 2014

Jocasta will not die=The haunting myth of Oedipus has driven men and women into frenzy for more than 3000 years. A popular story for theatre since the ancient time, the story of Oedipus is still no less suitable for a theatre production even at this era.
Sophocles (497 BC- 406 BC) was one of the major playwrights to work on the myth, and his play King Oedipus is still one of the most read and esteemed plays. It is no wonder then that Read more

‘Even bad performances have limits’

March 31, 2014

Mushfiq says Tigers leave no stone unturned
Being the captain of the Bangladesh cricket team is always a tough job. It gets tougher when one needs to explain the reason for defeat every alternate day. This is what Mushfiqur Rahim has been doing for quite some time, precisely since the last game of the first round against Hong Kong. But it seems he is also now running out of fuel. The Tigers left no stone unturned Read more

Businesses demand quick end to industrial land crisis

March 31, 2014

They also urge govt to ensure political stability, power, gas supply
Businesses on Sunday urged the government to remove the industrial land crisis through a speedy completion of the special economic zones and to ensure electricity and gas supply to the manufacturing units to facilitate local and foreign investments in the country.
At a meeting with finance minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith, Read more

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