Eid being celebrated

August 31, 2011

4 lakh musullis offer prayers at Solakia
Eid-ul-Fitr, the biggest religious festival of the Muslims, is being celebrated across the country on Wednesday.
After a month-long fasting, Muslims sought divine blessings, peace, progress and prosperity in Eid congregations across the country.
The main jamaat (congregation) held at the National Eidgah on the High Court premises in the city at 8:30am.
President Zillur Rahman offered his Eid prayers along with hundreds of people from different walks of life on the Read more

Protest at Shaheed Minar against govt’s failure

August 31, 2011

Sacrificing enjoyment, hundreds of conscious citizens of the country gathered at the Central Shaheed Minar on the Eid day to protest the failure of the government to maintain a safe road communications system.
Civil society members, leaders and activists of different political, social and cultural organisations took part in the sit-in began around 12:30pm Wednesday, expressing their solidarity with the Read more

Govt to be forced out if polls not held under CG: Khaleda

August 31, 2011

BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia on Wednesday said the next election must be held under the system of caretaker government; otherwise, the government will be forced to quit.
She said the entire country is ready for movement and different political parties that have contacted with BNP want movement to restore democracy in the Read more

Ferry rescued after 17hrs

August 31, 2011

A ferry of Mawa-Kawrakandi route was rescued 17 hours after it ran aground in Padma with 24 vehicles carrying over 1,000 homebound people.
Ro-Ro ferry Khan Jahan Ali got stuck at Kauliar Char in alternate channel Kobutor Khola around 9:00pm Tuesday, reports our Munshiganj Read more

PM exchange Eid greetings at Ganobhaban

August 31, 2011

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday exchanged Eid greetings with foreign diplomats, judges, senior civil and military officials, party leaders and cross-section of people at her official residence Ganobhaban.
At first, she exchanged greetings with cross-section of the people from 10:00am as the main entrance of Ganobhaban was opened on the Read more

Man beaten to death in Pabna

August 31, 2011

A day labourer was beaten to death Tuesday night allegedly by his neighbours over a land dispute in Faridpur upazia in Pabna. The body of Ebad Ali, 60 was sent to Pabna Medical College Hospital morgue for an autopsy Wednesday morning.
Kazi Zahidul Hafiz, officer-in-charge (investigation) of Faridpur Police Station, told Read more

Gaddafi’s daughter gives birth

August 31, 2011

Hunted throughout her homeland and forced to flee into exile across a dangerous desert border, the daughter of ousted Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi paused somewhere in the Sahara to have a baby.
The dramatic birth of Gaddafi’s granddaughter after her mother and other relatives escaped Libyan territory into Algeria, lends a human dimension to the dictator’s downfall and the ongoing Read more

President offers prayers at Nat’l Eidgah

August 31, 2011

President Zillur Rahman offered his Eid-ul-Fitr prayers along with hundreds of people from all walks of life on the National Eidgah in the city on Wednesday.
Chief Justice Md Mozzammel Hossain, ministers including Information Minister Abul Kalam Azad, Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid, advisers to the prime minister, state ministers, Read more

NZ Press Association closes after 131 yrs

August 31, 2011

The New Zealand Press Association is closing, ending 131 years of supplying news to the country’s print media.
The company struggled in recent years as media ownership and distribution in New Zealand changed.
Forty journalists will lose their jobs with the closure of offices in Wellington, Auckland and Read more

Hasina critical of demonstration at Shaheed Minar

August 31, 2011

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was critical of the people who staged demonstration at the Central Shaheed Minar on Wednesday instead of going home to celebrate the Eid.
“How much time would have needed to go their village homes?” she posed the question while exchanging greetings with reporters alongside her scheduled program for exchanging the Read more

2 women slaughtered in Keraniganj

August 31, 2011

Two septuagenarian women were hacked to death by unknown assailants in Keraniganj upazila of Dhaka district Monday night.
The deceased, Rizia Begum, 75, wife of Alek, and her sister-in-law Julekha, 78, wife of Khalek Member, of Maniknagar Para under Keraniganj Model Police Station Read more

Beyonce is pregnant

August 30, 2011

This year’s MTV Video Music Awards is memorable for many reasons. For one, Beyoncé Knowles debuts her baby bump at the Sunday show.
Yes, the songstress is pregnant with the first child with her 41-year-old husband Jay-Z.
First, Knowles, 29, teased the crowd by placing her hands on her stomach: “I have a surprise Read more

Eid moon sighting a tough task, says astronomer

August 30, 2011

Sighting the new moon to determine the first day of Eid Al Fitr is always a tough task, an astronomer who is also the member of the UAE Moon Sighting Committee told Gulf News on Monday.
“During the last two days of the month, the moon will be beyond the horizon after sunset, so it is difficult to observe it with the set conditions or parameters to determine the first day of Read more

Eid celebration on small screen

August 30, 2011

Come Eid-ul-Fitr ATN Bangla,Channel i,ntv,ETV,Banglavision,Rtv,Desh TV,Maasranga Television and Boishakhi TV are raring to go with an array of special TV plays, feature films, tele-films and variety shows.
ATN Bangla
Dehorokkhi
ATN Bangla will air single-episode Read more

Double delight from Pizza Hut

August 30, 2011

To celebrate the Eid, the world’s favourite pizza restaurant, Pizza Hut, has introduced a double stuffed crust “Cheesy-sausage Crust” pizza from yesterday.
This special pizza will be available with peoples’ favourite versions of pizza including Chicken Classic, Pollo Heaven, Spanish Delight, Chicken Italia, Spicy Chicken, Florence Chicken, Rustica, and Latin Spicy Hot, says a press release.
For the last eight years, the Pizza Hut has served 6 lakh customers with great food and wonderful dine-in experience. Besides Read more

Limon gets artificial leg

August 30, 2011

Limon Hossain, a college student who was shot and maimed by Rab five months ago, was fitted with an artificial leg yesterday.
A Rapid Action Battalion team on March 23 shot the 16-year-old boy in the left leg when he was taking his cows to a grazing field at Chhaturia village of Jhalakathi. After four days, the leg had Read more

3 arrested for ‘trade in kidney’

August 30, 2011

Police arrested three men from Bohuchi village under Kalai upazila of Joypurhat on Sunday night for their alleged involvement in kidney trade.
The arrestees are Md Abdus Sattar, 40, Golam Mostafa, 28, and Abdul Karim, 32, of the same village.
Acting on information, a team led by the officer-in-charge of Kalai Police Station raided two Read more

Match sure, all else up in the air

August 30, 2011

A lack of a decisive decision from the Celebrity Management Group (CMG), the Kolkata-based event management firm that is brokering the Argentina friendly match in Bangladesh is threatening to put the Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) in a real mess.
“At the moment the only thing that I can say is that the match between Argentina and Read more

Inquest a possibility

August 30, 2011

Manzur Ahmed said yesterday that an evaluation on the state of cricket in the country will be undertaken.
The Bangladesh Cricket Board CEO believes that only an honest appraisal that looks into every corner will bring stability in the national team as well as the game as a whole.
“I would like to see it in management terms and in this case it will be called an evaluation,” said Read more

Messi still amiss

August 30, 2011

With only a week left for the scheduled FIFA friendly between Argentina and Nigeria in Dhaka, the football authorities here made little progress till yesterday in terms of the schedule of the two visiting high-profile teams. The Argentina team are expected to arrive here on September 3 while the Nigerians are scheduled to arrive two days later, with the marquee match slotted for Read more

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