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4.4 million new faces in updated voter list published Saturday

Dhaka – The Election Commission on Saturday published the draft updated voter list of 2016 across the country, showing some 43,68,047 fresh voters with 4.5 percent growth rate. Like the previous update carried out in 2014, the share of women among the fresh voters is significantly low as the percentage of females is 47.39, while that of men is 52.61. ... Read More »

North Korea urges Seoul to dismantle concrete obstacles

JH Ahn North Korea’s state-run Rodong Sinmun newspaper on Monday urged Seoul to deconstruct its concrete antitank structure lying between the two Koreas for the last 36 years. Built under the orders of former South Korean President Park Chung-hee in 1977, the wall was called a “fundamental reason for the long-lasting division of the Korean Peninsula” by North Korean media. Read More »

Government, Islamic State style

By Reuters News Agency Islamic State (IS) has set up departments to handle “war spoils,” including slaves, and the exploitation of natural resources such as oil, creating the trappings of government that enable it to manage large swaths of Syria and Iraq and other areas. The hierarchical bureaucracy, including petty rivalries between officials, and legal codes in the form of ... Read More »

Americans want more guns under the tree this year

By Liz Fields If you’ve recently added a Smith & Wesson to someone’s stocking, you may be among Americans shopping for an increasing number of firearms this holiday season. The surge in interest comes amid increased angst of terrorism attacks and rhetoric from politicians at home stoking those fears, according to gun shop owners and manufacturers. One store in Smyrna, ... Read More »

DB arrest 1 suspect on 6 murder case

Dhaka–Detective Branch of Dhaka Metropolitan police arrested a suspected leader of banned Islamic outfit Jamaat-ul-Mujahidin Bangladesh (JMB), reportedly involved in Gupibagh six murder, from the city’s Shahid Faruq Road of Jatrabari on Thursday noon. Read More »

US State Department issues worldwide travel alert

Washington – The United States issued a worldwide travel alert for Americans amid concerns that terror groups and individuals plan more attacks after the Paris massacres. The State Department warned that groups like ISIS, al-Qaeda and Boko Haram “continue to plan terrorist attacks in multiple regions.” It also warned of the possibility of individuals carrying out their own attacks. “These ... Read More »

Bills to nearly double perks, privileges of President, Ministers

The Cabinet on Monday approved six draft amendment bills seeking to almost double the perks and privileges of the President, the Prime Minister, the Speaker, the Chief Justice, ministers and Deputy Speaker, and Appellate Division and High Court Division judges, state ministers, deputy ministers and parliament members. The approval, subject to the vetting of the Law Ministry, came from the ... Read More »

Issue of giving veto power in UN to emerging countries

Mohammad Zainal Abedin, from New York Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India, desperately tries to mobilise support to get UN Security Council permanent membership to gain veto power and establish India as a superpower. In New York on September 26, 2015 Modi hosted a summit of G-4 that included Germany, Japan, Brazil and India, where he demanded the inclusion ... Read More »

Cell phone re-registration by Dec 16 with fingerprint

All the mobile phone subscribers will have to reregister their subscriber identification modules (SIMs) and removable user identity modules (RUIMs) with the fingerprint from December 16 next. Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) issued a notice in this regard on Thursday. As per the notice, the mobile phone subscribers must complete the registration process through filling up a BTRC–provided form at ... Read More »

Cell set up at police HQ to help BD expatriates

A cell named Expatriate Help Cell (EHC), has been set up at the police headquarters to address the complaints of Bangladeshi expatriates. Inspector General of police (IGP) AKM Shahidul Hoque disclosed this while briefing reporters at the police headquarters after a meeting on eid security on Monday. Read More »

‘Fire arms for narcotics officials to face life threat’

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal on Thursday said firearms will be provided for the field level narcotics officials to reduce their life threat during anti-narcotics drives. “A proposal for providing firearms for Department of Narcotics Control officials has already submitted and we are thinking over it,” the Home Minister said while addressing a officers’ conference at the head office of ... Read More »

Cabinet window dressing: 3 new faces, 2 get elevated

Three ministers and two junior ministers were sworn in on Tuesday evening as Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has gone on her first cabinet-overhaul exercise inducting three new faces and elevating two junior ministers to full ministers. President Abdul Hamid administered the oath in presence of the Prime Minister at the Darbar Hall of Bangabhaban at 6:28 pm. Cabinet Secretary M ... Read More »

Another opposition local govt body chief suspended

The Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives has suspended chairman of Muktagachha upazila Zakaria Harun. The suspension order signed by Lutfun Nahar, senior assistant secretary of the ministry, reached the upazila parishad on Sunday, said Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Dr Umme Afsari Jahura. Read More »

IGP’s call for Khaleda to be responsible indecorous: Bnp

BNP called unbecoming and unexpected Inspector General of Police (IGP) AKM Shahidul Haque’s statement countering the party chairperson Khaleda Zia’s comment and asking her to be ‘more responsible’ in making remarks about police. The party also voiced concern that the IGP’s comment over the violence during its anti-government movement may influence the cases filed against the opposition leaders and activists ... Read More »

BGB Nayek release late for weak policy: Gen Mahbub

BNP senior leader Lt Gen (retd) Mahbubur Rahman on Wednesday alleged that the government cannot get abducted BGB Nayek Abdur Razzak released from Myanmar due to its ‘knee-jerk’ foreign policy. “Nayek Razzak was taken away from our maritime territory. Seven days have elapsed, but he’s yet to be rescued. Why is our BGB so much submissive?” he said. Addressing a ... Read More »

Gen Iqbal Karim Bhuiyan hands over charge as army chief

Chief of Army Staff General Iqbal Karim Bhuiyan formally handed over the charge of the Army chief to Let Gen Abu Belal Mohammad Shafiul Huq. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday hoped the Bangladesh Armed Forces would move forward upholding the Liberation War spirit. She said, “We’re a victorious nation in our Great War of Liberation…Bangladesh Army was established during ... Read More »

No proof of Al Qaeda presence in Bangladesh: Asaduzaman

Minister for Home Affairs Asaduzzaman Khan said on Monday there is no evidence that indicates the existence of Al- Qaeda in the country. “Members of the law-enforcement agencies are yet to get any concrete information regarding Al-Qaeda’s existence and its network in the country,” he told BSS at his office at Bangladesh Secretariat. Read More »

US seeks anti-terrorism tips from Bangladesh

Dhaka: The United States has sought tips from Bangladesh to deal with global terrorism and extremism, saying many countries could replicate Dhaka’s experience in addressing the issue. U.S. Under Secretary of States for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman said this during her meeting with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at Gono Bhaban here on Friday. The Prime Minister’s ICT Adviser Sajeeb Wazed ... Read More »