Monthly Archives: January 2016

Sunny, I will be happy to work with you: Aamir


Entertainment desk: Bollywood actor Aamir Khan on Wednesday spoke out in support of actress Sunny Leone, who was at the receiving end of harsh questions about her professional choices in a TV interview, reports Indian Express.   During the promotional TV interview with CNN IBN anchor Bhupendra Chaubey, Sunny was asked that while she would like to work with Aamir ...

Read More »

ADB to provide $200 loan for SMEs in rural Bangladesh


Staff Correspondent: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will provide US$200 million in loans to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in rural Bangladesh to help them gain access to medium- to long-term credit.    The credit facility will target in particular firms run by women, who are mostly engaged in subsistence trade and retail activities, and are typically less educated and ...

Read More »

India’s Mi-35 Helicopters Ready For First Battle In Afghanistan

mi-35-helicopter-thebdexpress।। Afghanistan on Wednesday said three of the four multirole Mi-35 helicopters that India donated to it last month have been assembled and are now fully operational to combat terrorism in the war-torn country. According to the Defense Ministry, the helicopters will be used in the ongoing Helmand battle for the first time. “We have always been helped by India. ...

Read More »

Restoring democracy key challenges for BNP: Fakhrul


Correspondent: The 34th founding anniversary of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) was celebrated across the country through various programmes Saturday, reports BSS. The programmes were initiated with paying tribute to its founder chairman and former President Shaheed Ziaur Rahman by placing wreaths on his mazar in the city. Leader of the Opposition and BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia paid tribute to the ...

Read More »

Chinese economic growth in 2015 was weakest in 25 years


Correspondent: China’s economy grew at its slowest rate in 25 years last year, according to official statistics released today. The Communist-led country saw its economy expand 6.9% overall in 2015 and 6.8% the last quarter, the National Bureau of Statistics said. The annual figure was largely in line with analysts’ expectations, but the fourth quarter figure was one percentage point ...

Read More »

Miss India 2016 winners announced

Miss-Kolkata-thebdexpress Miss India Kolkata 2016 pageant wrapped up with infinite oomph and glamour at Swissotel Kolkata on January 14th, reports Times of India.    India’s most prestigious and credible beauty pageant gives the winner of Kolkata a lifetime opportunity to get a direct entry to the grand finale of fbb Femina Miss India 2016.    Shortlisted contestants from various cities ...

Read More »

Police SI closed over ‘torturing bank official’

police-thebdexpress A policeman has been closed for allegedly torturing a Bangladesh Bank official and threatening to implicate him in a lawsuit if he fails to pay a Tk 5 lakh bribe. Sub-Inspector Masud Shikder of Mohammadpur Police Station was closed and attached to Tejgaon Division, said Hafiz Al Faruk, assistant police commissioner of Mohammadpur Zone, today. “Investigation against him [the ...

Read More »

University teachers begin work stoppage


Correspondent: Teachers of public universities on Monday began non-stop work abstention asking the government to resolve problems related to their pay structures. Federation of Bangladesh University Teachers Association called the strike to demand restoring selection grade in the new pay structure for public service and complications related to pay structure. ASM Maksud Kamal, general secretary of the federation, said that ...

Read More »

Afghan Peace Talks Begins In Islamabad

afghan-thebdexpress Delegates from Afghanistan, Pakistan, China and the United States sat down on Monday for talks to resurrect a stalled Afghan peace process and end nearly 15 years of bloodshed fighting Taliban insurgents. Senior officials from the four countries are meeting in Islamabad in what they hope will be a first step towards resuming stalled negotiations involving the Taliban. The ...

Read More »

Islamabad Expels Bangladeshi Envoy Moushumi Rahman


Correspondent: Pakistan has asked Bangladesh to withdraw one of its diplomats from Islamabad following the expulsion of a Pakistani envoy, who allegedly funded a suspected extremist on trial for espionage. Pakistan on Tuesday had asked Dhaka to recall senior diplomat Moushumi Rahman from its high commission in Islamabad within 48 hours, said Bangladesh Foreign Secretary Shahidul Haque today. “The political ...

Read More »