Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Candidates passing busy time in election campaign in Rajshahi

4-party has edge over 14-party in popularity Our Correspondent All 28 candidates of six constituencies in Rajshahi district are now spending extremely busy time in campaigning for the upcoming parliamentary election. All of them are now sparing all their available time to communicate with the voters. The quiet city Rajshahi has now turned into a ... Read more

Bijoy Sarani-Tejgaon link road opens

United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka The chief adviser, Fakhruddin Ahmed, Tuesday said the road network in the capital must be expanded to make habitable the mega-city Dhaka where civic life is afflicted with growing traffic congestion, much of which is blamed on cumulative negligence over the years. The head of the caretaker government stressed ... Read more

Madonna, Ritchie deny divorce deal report

AFP LONDON — Pop superstar Madonna and her former British husband Guy Ritchie denied an “inaccurate” report that she had agreed to pay him up to 60 million pounds ($92 million, R918 million) in a divorce deal. But the former couple, who were granted a “quickie” divorce last month, said they were “happy” with the ... Read more

Judge visits Iraqi shoe-tossing journalist in jail

AP Baghdad: The Iraqi journalist who hurled his shoes at President George W Bush was visited by a judge in jail, the reporter’s brother said at a news conference. Muntadar Al Zaidi has been in custody since Sunday, when he gained folk hero status across the Arab world by throwing both shoes at Bush during ... Read more

Internet Explorer security alert: Microsoft says all users at risk

Users of Internet Explorer, the world’s most popular web browser, are at risk of having their computers hijacked because of a security flaw. By Matthew Moore The flaw allows criminal gangs to take control of people’s computers and steal their personal information when they visit websites that have been corrupted by malicious hackers. It is ... Read more

Emergency out, rights in

Shakhawat Liton The nation has its fundamental rights reinstated today after around two years as an ordinance promulgated by the president Monday ends the state of emergency. Another ordinance decreed the same day repeals the Emergency Powers Ordinance 2007 and Emergency Powers Rules 2007. The laws were proclaimed to enforce the state of emergency declared ... Read more

Army proves a point

Says Gen Moeen before emergency lifted Staff Correspondent The army has proved it wants nothing but the development of Bangladesh as it is happily returning to barracks, said Chief of Army Staff General Moeen U Ahmed yesterday, a day before the withdrawal of around a two-year-long emergency. Appearing on a number of television channels in ... Read more

Nation remembers war heroes

Staff Correspondent  Tens of thousands of people thronged the National Martyrs Memorial to pay homage to the liberation war heroes on Tuesday, while veterans called for the war criminals of 1971 to be brought to justice. Celebrating the nation‘s 38th Victory Day, they also urged the electorate to refrain from voting for war criminals, some ... Read more

Khaleda pledges combat against corruption

Staff correspondent The Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson, Khaleda Zia, on Tuesday pledged to fight against corruption and violence if her party voted to power in the general elections slated for December 29. Khaleda also called on the people to cast their vote for the party candidates in the ensuing national elections for what she said ... Read more

All steps at stake

Faulty Saving Clause All steps at stake Shakhawat Liton Flawed saving clauses in the newly promulgated ordinance that repeals the emergency power ordinance and rules, make uncertain the fate of ongoing anti-graft activities initiated under the state of emergency, according to legal experts. A saving clause is a provision in a statute or contract which ... Read more

Vote for Boat for digital Bangladesh

Hasina tells rallies en route to Tungipara Hasan Jahid Tusher, from Gopalganj Awami League (AL) President Sheikh Hasina yesterday said she faced “foreign” pressure to sell country’s natural gas to other countries during her rule between 1996 and 2001 but did not give in. “I as the daughter of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman neither yielded ... Read more

‘Two-nation theory’ of Jinnah still right: Nizami . Dhaka Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s ‘two-nation theory’ was quite appropriate for the times prior to creating the two countries — Pakistan and India — in 1947 and its applicability did not wear out even in the case of an independent Bangladesh, said the Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami chief, Matiur Rahman Nizami, on Tuesday. He made the ... Read more

6 burnt alive in Khagrachhari

Our Correspondent A devastating fire burnt alive six people including four children yesterday in the Roads and Highways Department’s staff quarters of Dighinala upazila in Khagrachhari district. Khagrachhari fire service and Dighinala police sources said the fire originated at about 1:00 am from an electric short-circuit in the colony and rapidly engulfed the houses of ... Read more

Hillary looks forward to visiting Bangladesh

Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . New York Secretary of state nominee Hillary Clinton has said she loves Bangladesh and looking forward to visiting the country. ‘Election in Bangladesh should be free and fair and democracy is cultured in that country,’ she said while speaking at her first public appearance at the Manhattan Centre Ballroom in New ... Read more

Indo-Pak peace process on hold

Delhi says India not planning to attack Pakistan Afp, Ap, Srinagar/ New Delhi India’s foreign minister said yesterday the peace process with Pakistan had been put on hold in the wake of last month’s Islamic militant attacks on Mumbai. “I do admit there is a pause in the composite dialogue process because of the attacks ... Read more

Young women ‘have more sexual partners’ than men

Young women are more promiscuous than men, according to a survey that claims the average 21-year-old has had nine sexual partners compared with seven for men. By Martin Beckford The poll of 2,000 by the magazine More also found that one in four young women has slept with more than 10 people, compared with one ... Read more

What the political parties are promising us: Pros & Cons

Commentary Mahmud ur Rahman Choudhury All eyes and minds are riveted on the politics of the Country with the major political combines of BNP and AL in a tizzy over the upcoming polls. BNP and AL have issued their manifestos on 12 and 13 December respectively, promising everyone every conceivable and some inconceivable things too. ... Read more

What is the right age to marry-read it out

Millions of people tie knot every year because it is a norm that we all have to follow. But how many of us really know about the right age of marrying? Some says the right age of marrying is when you are absolutely jaded and feel there is nothing left to explore in life. Some ... Read more

I had sex with my brother but I don’t feel guilty

From Times Online A woman slept with her sibling for years and has good memories. Not many people understand their relationship, she says Strangely enough, Daniel’s wedding day didn’t upset me at all. It was his 30th birthday six months later which really got to me, as he stood there with his wife Alison while ... Read more