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Monthly Archives: December 2013

Explosive haul in Chittagong

December 30th, 2013 (0)
Police nabbed 42 persons including 34 Jamaat-e-Islami activists in Chittagong’s Saatkania and Sitakunda Upazilas in a drive since Saturday night. Gun powder, lead and sharp weapons have been recovered from them, police said. Saatkania Police Station OC Khaled Hossain ...

No Biman flights soon on closed routes

December 30th, 2013 (0)
Bangladesh’s flag carrier, hamstrung by aircraft crisis, cannot resume domestic flights on its suspended routes soon. Unavailability of small-size chartered planes is delaying the reoperation of its flights on these internal routes, Biman Bangladesh Airlines says. It invited tenders ...

Fakhrul calls to defy ‘govt strike’

December 30th, 2013 (0)
BNP spokesperson Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has urged everyone to make the ‘march to Dhaka’ successful defying the government’s ‘unofficial shutdown’. In a statement issued on Friday afternoon, he said, “The government has grounded all public transports including bus, ...

Ban on pillion riding

December 30th, 2013 (0)
The government has imposed an indefinite ban on pillion riding on motorcycles to curb “acts of sabotage”. A media statement from the Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) on Saturday said the move was for the sake of security of ...

‘Don’t cut utility lines for bills’

December 30th, 2013 (0)
The FBCCI has demanded a halt to the ongoing drive to snap utility connections of businesses for not paying up bills until the political situation gets normal. The apex trade body made the demand in media statement issued following ...

Opposition cries foul

December 30th, 2013 (0)
The opposition has alleged that the government has stopped movement of buses, trains and launches to foil its ‘march to Dhaka’ on Sunday. The programme will be held at all cost, said Khandaker Mahbub Hossain, an advisor to BNP ...

New deadly bomb strikes Russian city

December 30th, 2013 (0)
At least 14 people have been killed in a suicide bombing on a trolleybus in the Russian city of Volgograd, investigators say. The blast comes a day after 17 people died in another suicide attack at the central station ...

Schumacher ‘fighting for his life’

December 30th, 2013 (0)
Michael Schumacher, the seven-time Formula 1 champion, is “fighting for his life” after a ski accident in the French Alps, his doctors say. The driver remains in a critical condition in hospital in Grenoble with head injuries suffered on ...

“I am carving out a niche for myself as an actor” – Shahid Kapoor

December 30th, 2013 (0)
I met Shahid Kapoor in the most unassuming way last week at his residence: bearded, hair wavy and long, the actor opened the door as if he was almost about to go for a stroll. He has a dark, ...

Four new species found off Scottish coast

December 30th, 2013 (0)
Large sea snail, marine worm and two kinds of clam are believed to live near a cold seep vent in north Atlantic. Marine scientists have hailed the discovery of four new species of sea creature in deep ocean waters ...
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