Demeaning army chief amounts to demeaning PM

LT24::Dhaka Correspondent:: Bangladesh Army Chief General Aziz Ahmed has said that demeaning the army chief is tantamount to demeaning the prime minister. “The rejoinder issued by the ISPR is the statement of the army. Meanwhile, I’m sure you know that … they are carrying out propaganda against an institution like Bangladesh Army, which is the […]

Covid: Four fined in Birmingham over red-list travel

BBC::Mail:: Four air passengers have each been fined £10,000 for failing to declare they had travelled from a “red-list” country, West Midlands Police has said. They were stopped at border control by officials and were not able to leave Birmingham Airport. Under new rules, arrivals in England have to quarantine in hotels, if within the […]

Abdul Bari successfully sues Sayed Chowdhury in a British court

Ansar Ahmed Ullah:: Managerial Editor:: Sayed Chowdhury, former MD of Excelsior’s Sylhet hotel resort, has been ordered to pay investor Abdul Bari, Taka 53 lacs by a British court. Abdul Bari, the claimant in the case, an investor in Excelsior resort, known as Zakaria City in Sylhet and Director of the Royal Regency, London made […]

Covid: Vaccine given to 15 million in UK as PM hails ‘extraordinary feat’

BBC:: More than 15 million people in the UK have now had their first coronavirus vaccine, in what Boris Johnson described as a “significant milestone”. The PM hailed the “extraordinary feat”, reached just over two months after the first jab was given on 8 December. It comes as the government is expected to announce on Monday […]

Donald Trump defiant after impeachment acquittal – ‘Make America Great Again has only just begun’

Sky:; Mail::BBC::Ch4::Former US President Donald Trump has been found not guilty in his impeachment trial. Although the final vote came in as 57 “guilty” and 43 “not guilty”, the Democrats did not reach the two-thirds majority they needed to secure a conviction. Key points:: Senators voted after the conclusion of the trial Saturday, with 57 […]

COVID-19: ‘Optimistic’ Boris Johnson hints at how lockdown in England will be eased

LT24:;SKY::BBC:: Boris Johnson has said he is “optimistic” ahead of the launch of his “roadmap” for easing England’s lockdown and hinted at which industries will reopen first. The prime minister said his plan, which will be unveiled on 22 February, will prioritise the reopening of schools from 8 March. Non-essential retail will follow, then hospitality […]

‘EC’s role in question as poll violence continues’

Staff reporter, Dhaka::Incidents of attack, vandalism and clash have been taking place at different places over campaigns of the 4th phase of municipal elections to be held Sunday, an investigation has found. Attacks and counter-attacks have taken place at the electioneering office of Awami League-backed and independent mayor candidates at Alamdanga municipality of Chuadanga on […]

China bans BBC World News from broadcasting

BBC::LT24:: China has banned BBC World News from broadcasting in the country, its television and radio regulator announced on Thursday. China has criticised the BBC for its reporting on coronavirus and the persecution of ethnic minority Uighurs. The BBC said it was “disappointed” by the decision. It follows British media regulator Ofcom revoking state broadcaster […]

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