Sunday, May 26, 2024

Govt asked to explain judicial magistracy legality

Staff Correspondent The High Court on Wednesday came down heavily on the government for delaying the passage of two ordinances to make the judiciary independent of the executive. The High Court bench of Justice ABM Khairul Haque and Justice Abdul Hye, in a rule issued suo moto, also asked the government to explain by March ... Read more

Army Act being considered for fastest trial: Shafiq, Dhaka The law minister, after a meeting with the attorney general and the army’s judge advocate general on Wednesday, said trying the BDR mutineers under the Army Act is still being considered for the fastest trial. “As Bangladesh Rifles is a ‘disciplinary force’ and it killed officers of another ‘disciplinary force’ their trial could ... Read more

MPs fear agitation by city dwellers over water shortage

Mustafizur Rahman Shortage of water, which is gradually becoming acute in the capital with the summer setting in, may trigger demonstrations by city-dwellers, fear Members of Parliament. The city’s lawmakers expressed their concern at a meeting with the LGRD and cooperatives minister, Syed Ashraful Islam, at the secretariat on Wednesday. They demanded immediate solution of ... Read more

Four army officers laid to rest

Body of Maj Hakim identified Staff Correspondent Two army officers killed in a chopper crash on Monday and two during the massacre at Pilkhana BDR Headquarters were laid to eternal rest yesterday at city’s Banani Army Graveyard. The officers buried with state honour are Maj Gen Rafiqul Islam, general officer commanding of 55 Infantry Division ... Read more

Tanveer asked to explain breach of discipline

Staff Correspondent The Bangladesh Nationalist Party has asked one of its policymakers, Chowdhury Tanveer Ahmed Siddique, to explain why action will not be taken against him for breaching party discipline and defaming the party chief. The party’s joint secretary general Nazrul Islam Khan on Wednesday told New Age that the show-cause notice was served to ... Read more

Scotland Yard cops arrive to advise local agencies

UNB, Dhaka A four-man Scotland Yard team that arrived here yesterday will not investigate the BDR carnage but advise law-enforcing agencies here as to how the UK would conduct investigation into a matter of this magnitude. “They are not here to solve the crime-that role must sit rightly with the Bangladeshi law-enforcement agencies. The UK ... Read more

Sehwag becomes fastest Indian centurion in ODIs

PTI Hamilton: Swashbuckling opener Virender Sehwag eclipsed Mohammad Azharuddin to become the fastest Indian to score a hundred in an ODI when he hit a 60-ball 103 against New Zealand in the fourth one-dayer here on Wednesday. At an individual score of 97, Sehwag danced down the pitch and plundered a Daniel Vettori delivery over ... Read more

Halle Berry Named Sexiest Black Woman Alive

Ani Esmailian We’re not quite sure how many times Halle Berry has been named the “sexiest woman alive” but we give credit where credit it due, and if media outlets insists on giving her that title year after year–we’re all for it. Halle has been named the Sexiest Black Woman Alive in a new U.S. ... Read more

Baseball: South Korea avenge earlier loss to Japan

TOKYO: Olympic gold medallists South Korea edged out defending champions Japan 1-0 to emerge winners in World Baseball Classic Pool A on Monday, avenging their earlier loss in the double-elimination round. Kim Tae-Kyun hit the winning run with a line-drive single in the fourth inning as South Korea rolled on with six hits against Japan’s ... Read more

Cycling: Haussler wins Paris-Nice second stage race

LA CHAPELLE-SAINT-URSIN, France: Germany’s Heinrich Haussler, riding for the Cervelo team, prevailed in a sprint for the second stage honours in the Paris-Nice on Monday. Spanish rider Alberto Contador, winner of the opening day’s time trial, held on to the leader’s yellow jersey despite being held up when his path was blocked by a multiple ... Read more

Football: World Cup dream behind Beckham’s Milan stay

LONDON : David Beckham has revealed his dream of playing for England in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa was the motivation behind his desire to stay with AC Milan. After weeks of negotiations, Beckham has extended his loan with Milan from Major League Soccer side LA Galaxy until the end of the Italian ... Read more

Dalai Lama to speak out 50 years after failed uprising

DHARAMSHALA, India : Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama was to address his community of exiles Tuesday, the 50th anniversary of a failed uprising against China that forced him to flee to India. Prayers, vigils and protests were planned throughout the day in Dharamshala, the northern Indian hill town where the Tibetan government-in-exile has been ... Read more

Older fathers’ children are less intelligent, research finds

MELBOURNE : Children fathered by older men are likely to be less intelligent than the offspring of younger dads, Australian and US scientists have found in a report published Tuesday. The research contrasted sharply with earlier studies showing that older mothers produced children more likely to record above average intelligence scores, the researchers concluded. Lead ... Read more

Vidya Balan does intimate scenes New Delhi: Vidya Balan is back in news, but this time not for her clothes. The sultry actress has shot for some really intimate scenes in Vishal Bharadwaj’s upcoming movie Ishqiyaan with co-star Arshad Warsi. The actress has done such scenes in her earlier movies namely Parineeta and Heyy Babyy. A source from the ... Read more

Kareena will be Mrs Khanna in July New Delhi: UTV Spot Boy in collaboration with Sohail Khan Productions is all set to release Kareena- Salman starrer Main Aur Mrs Khanna on 3rd July, 2009. Main Aur Mrs Khanna s is about Samir and Raina who have a fairy-tale marriage. Samir has an immensley satisfying professional life and they both have love ... Read more

Amy Winehouse Denied U.S. Visa

By Nora Gasparian Things are not looking up for Amy Winehouse! First, she went back to London in hopes of reuniting with her soon to be ex-husband Blake and that didn’t go so well, and now she’s been denied a visa to come to America. Amy had high hopes to make a big musical comeback ... Read more

Preity meets Sachin in NZ

Many Fridays have gone by since we last saw Preity Zinta on the big screen . But the actor has a lot to keep her busy otherwise. The dimpled dazzler, who is in the Maori Nation on an invitation by New Zealand Cricket and New Zealand Tourism Board, attended the official reception where the Prime ... Read more

Confce on special economic zone held

Staff Reporter A three daylong conference on special economic zone (SEZ) development styled ‘Deep Dive’ to stimulate discussions on best practices and actionable strategies begins yesterday at the Hotel Radisson. The World Bank Group’s (WBG) Investment Climate Department organised the programme. The objective of the Deep Dive is to serve as a networking and learning ... Read more