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Nirmal Sen on life support Senior politician and journalist Nirmal Sen has been on life support at the capital’s LabAid Hospital since Monday midnight. His nephew Kangkan Sen told that his condition was critical and he was under intensive care. “He was brought to LabAid on Sunday after he fell sick on Saturday afternoon at his home at Dighirparh villager under Kotalipara in ... Read More »

27 die in Kazakh military plane crash A military transport plane crashed in southern Kazakhstan on Tuesday, killing all 27 people on board, the RIA news agency quoted a senior Kazakh emergencies ministry official as saying. “The plane has burnt up, only some of its fragments remain,” RIA quoted the head of the regional emergencies department as saying. Kazakh TV channel KTK said the plane had ... Read More »

Student chopped dead in Kishoreganj KISHOREGANJ: Assailants chopped to death a Madrasa student in Kharampotti area of the district town on Monday night. The deceased was identified as Rakib, 24, a student of Fajil (hons) of Jamia Kashemia Madrasa in Narsingdi and son of Abul Mansur. Sources said some assailants chopped Rakib indiscriminately around 8:30pm, leaving him critically injured. He died on the way ... Read More »

Chetia handover after SC disposes of case DHAKA: India and Bangladesh are scheduled to sign the much-awaited extradition treaty next month in Dhaka. However, Ulfa general secretary Anup Chetia will not be handed over to India until his petition seeking asylum in a third country other than India and Bangladesh is disposed of by the Supreme Court of Bangladesh. Chetia is currently lodged in jail at ... Read More »

Journos stage hunger strike today Journalists will stage a hunger strike in front of the Jatiya Press Club on Sunday to mount pressure on the authorities to arrest the killers of journalist couple Sagar Sarowar and Meherun Runi. A statement, signed by the general secretary of the Dhaka Reporters Unity, Ilyas Khan, on behalf of all the journalists’ associations, issued on Saturday said the ... Read More »

Stop mass contact, get shutdown: BNP The BNP on Friday threatened to enforce shutdowns for at least three straight days if the government bars its Dec 26 mass contact campaign aimed at whipping up public support for the call to reinstate the caretaker government. BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia will lead the programme in the capital. “The mass contact of Khaleda Zia will be peaceful. She ... Read More »

Ruling alliance mass procession Saturday The Awami League-led 14-Party Alliance will hold mass processions in the city and across the country on Saturday in protest against what it said the violent acts carried out by the BNP and its key ally Jamaat-e-Islami in the month of victory to ‘protect the war criminals’. In Dhaka, the mass procession will begin from the south gate of ... Read More »

Toddler incubates nest of deadly snakes

ABC via Yahoo News A Townsville toddler has incubated a nest of one of the world’s most deadly species of snake – in his bedroom closet. Kyle Cumming, 3, found the snake eggs several weeks ago while playing in his backyard and put them in his wardrobe, according to media reports. On Monday, the boy’s mother discovered seven squirming baby ... Read More »

Obama Time person of the year again

NEW YORK: Time magazine on Wednesday December 20 named the recently re-elected US President Barack Obama as its person of the year for 2012 — the second time it has accorded him this honor, says a message received in Dhaka. Obama now not only has a reelection as America’s first black president and a Nobel peace prize under his belt, ... Read More »

Khaleda accuses AL of killing 40,000 FFs

United News of Bangladesh Accusing Awami League (AL) of killing around 40,000 freedom fighters during its 1971-1975 rule, BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia on Wednesday said the nation will one day put the ruling party on trial for the murders. “They (AL) speak about trial. This party killed some 40,000 freedom fighters…they should be tried…they also killed Biswajit, freedom fighter Siraj ... Read More »