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Daily Archives: February 4, 2017

‘Militancy, drug main barriers to national prosperity’

Noakhali Correspondent Awami League (AL) General Secretary, also Road Transport and Bridges Minister, Obaidul Quader said militancy and drug are common enemies which have become the main barriers to the national prosperity. He said, “Drugs destroy the youth while militancy makes them stray. These two things have become a common enemy.” Obaidul Quader said this while speaking at a programme ... Read More »

Beheading Statue of Liberty at Trump’s hand

International Desk German weekly magazine Der Spiegel sparked controversy at home and abroad on Saturday with a front cover illustration of US President Donald Trump beheading the Statue of Liberty. It depicts a cartoon figure of Trump with a bloodied knife in one hand and the statue’s head, dripping with blood, in the other. It carries the caption: “America First”. ... Read More »

Junaid ton ruins Walton early strikes

Sport Desk An unbeaten century from Junaid Siddique with two half-centuries from Nasir Hossain and Dhiman Ghosh ruined the first day of Walton Central Zone in their second match of the fifth season of Bangladesh Cricket League (BCL), the country’s franchise based first class cricket tournament. BCB North Zone scored 327 for 4 at stumps on Saturday at Zahur Ahmed ... Read More »

2 held over AL leader abduction in Bandarban

Bandarban Correspondent The law enforcers detained two suspected people for their involvement with abduction of a local Awami League leader at Baghmara Vitarpara village in Roangchhari upazila. The detainees are identified as Kenu Pru Marma and Thowaiching Uoo Marma. Local sources said that a gang of criminals surrounded the village around 9:00pm and abducted Mongshoithui Marma, 63, vice-president of Noapotong ... Read More »

Sweden’s Isabella trolls Trump with all-women photo

International Desk Recently, President Trump came under fire for signing an executive order pertaining to abortion — when there were no women in the room. The order reinstated the “global gag rule,” which bars federal funding for global NGOs that support abortion. Trump was criticized that no one in the room would be directly affected, as they could not bear ... Read More »

BNP wants reflection of people’s hope: Fakhrul

Political Desk BNP urged the search body to ensure the reflection of people’s hope in forming Election Commission (EC). BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said, “If the search body failed to reflect the people’s hope in forming EC, it would be a shame in the history.” The BNP stalwart said this while speaking at a programme at Dhaka ... Read More »

Monetary policy may not spur pvt investment, growth: UO A private think-tank on Saturday cautioned that declining private sector credit growth resulting in stagnant investment and consequential unemployment may challenge efficacy of strategies of the just-announced monetary policy. “Without increasing quality, a mere target of growth in private sector credit at 16.5% for the second half of the current fiscal year may prove ineffective in boosting private investment ... Read More »

5 states of India go to polls

International Desk Millions of Indians began voting Saturday in regional elections seen as the first major test of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party after his controversial move to ban all high-value notes last year.  Five Indian states will elect new governments over the next five weeks in a multi-phased election, with voting kicking off in northern Punjab and coastal Goa ... Read More »

Federal court blocks Trump’s travel ban

A federal judge in Seattle on Friday ordered a temporary, nationwide halt to President Donald Trump’s ban on travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries, in the most severe legal blow to the controversial measure, reports Reuters  The temporary restraining order issued by US District Judge James Robart will remain valid nationwide pending a full review of a complaint by Washington attorney ... Read More »

CPJ, IFJ demand justice for journo murder Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) on Friday demanded vigorous investigation into the killing of journalist Abdul Hakim Shimul and bringing the perpetrators to justice. In the first major statement after the killing, the Washington-based rights body mentioned that violence broke out on Thursday between rival factions of the ruling Awami League, leaving 15 people injured. Shimul, Shahzadpur correspondent of ... Read More »