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Huda to back 14-party alliance programmes: Nasim

The Nazmul Huda-led Trinamool BNP from now on will express solidarity with and join programmes to be announced by the Awami League-led 14-party alliance. Ruling alliance coordinator and Awami League presidium member Mohammed Nasim came up with the disclosure at a press briefing after a meeting of the combine at AL president’s Dhanmondi political office here on Monday. Dhaka, UNB ... Read More »

Khaleda deserves death sentence for killing people: Inu

BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia will have to be condemned to death for burning people to death in the name of a movement as Jamaat leaders were sentenced to death for their war crimes, said Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu on Sunday. He came up with the remarks while speaking at a mass rally at Central Shaheed Minar in the capital. ... Read More »

EU satellite sheds light on North Korean nuclear test

Eurasia Review Data from the EU’s Sentinel 1-A satellite has revealed both upward and downward rock movements in the region where North Korea has been conducting its nuclear tests. Using images taken from a European radar satellite, researchers have learned more about how the ground shifted following North Korea’s mysterious nuclear test in January. According to reports from North Korea’s ... Read More »

Cargo owners call off strike

The cargo owners who went on an indefinite strike demanding rational fixation of workers minimum wage withdrew their strike on Monday upon the government’s assurance of meeting their demand. “As Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan have assured us that a committee, headed by an additional secretary, will soon fix workers’ wage rationally we have withdrawn our strike,” said Cargo Owners’ Association ... Read More »

UN ‘preparing response’ to North Korea missile tests

Dhaka – The UN Security Council is preparing a response to North Korea after it test-launched two mid-range missiles, China’s UN ambassador Liu Jieyi has said, according to reports. The two launches on Thursday came after a similar test on 15 April, according to the BBC. Observers say all the tests appear to have failed, but a UN spokesman said ... Read More »

SIM re-registration deadline to expire on Apr 30: Tarana

The re-registration of all subscribers’ SIM cards under the biometric method will end at 10m on April 30 as per as the government’s decision, reiterated State Minister for Posts and Telecommunications Tarana Halim on Thursday. “The re-registration of SIMs under biometric method to end at 10pm on Apr 30 and all unregistered SIMs would be blocked for several hours on ... Read More »

Military buildup, fightings mark end of Syrian cease-fire

Beirut (AP/UNB) – A military buildup in northern Syria, coupled with heavy fighting and mounting civilian casualties, spells the end of a cease-fire that for two months brought some relief to a war-weary country. The renewed violence is ushering in what could be an even more ruinous chapter in the 5-year-old conflict. About 200 civilians have been killed in the ... Read More »

Unregistered SIMs, RUIMs await deactivation: Tarana

SIMs and RUIMs which will remain unregistered after April 30 will be deactivated shortly after the deadline, said State Minister for Posts and Telecommunications Tarana Halim on Sunday. “At first, the unregistered SIMs will be deactivated for three hours on May 1 and those will be deactivated permanently in a very short time,” she told a rally at Dhaka University’s ... Read More »

Dangerous times in U.S.-North Korea relations

By Keith Luse We are witness to an accelerating trajectory of events which may culminate with the loss of additional Korean and American lives on the Korean Peninsula as well as disorder in Northeast Asia. Increased attention has focused on a range of North Korean actions deemed provocative by that country’s neighbors and the international community including nuclear tests and ... Read More »

BNP conspired to kill Joy, alleges Obaidul

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Wednesday alleged that BNP hatched a conspiracy to kill Awami League’s future leader Sajeeb Wazed Joy out of its frustration as it remained out of power for a long time. “But, Awami League doesn’t believe in violence. This party had been out of power for long 21 years but never resorted to ... Read More »

Fool-proof Security for Pahela Boishak, says DMP Commissioner

Dhaka – The Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Commissioner Asaduzaman Miah on Monday said all security measures have been taken to ensure foolproof security of  Pahela Baisakh  celebration venues in the capital. Nine observation towers will be set up in the main venues– Ramna Batamul, Teachers-Student Centre (TSC) and Suhrawardy Udyan areas– for ensuring smooth celebration of the first day of ... Read More »

North Korea tests missile engine

North Korea says it has successfully tested an engine designed for an intercontinental ballistic missile. The new type of engine would “guarantee” the ability to launch a nuclear strike on the US mainland, the KCNA news agency said. Read More »