President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina paid their tributes by placing wreaths at the National Memorial in Savar in the morning. This year’s victory day is different than that of last year as the nation is getting ready to vote for parliament polls at the end of the month. Meanwhile, later in the day, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina greeted the freedom fighters by sending flowers, fruits and sweetmeats to the war-wounded FFs at Martyred and War-wounded Freedom Fighters' Rehabilitation Centre in Dhaka’s Mohammadpur. Officials from the Prime Minister's Office-- led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s Protocol Officer SM Khurshid-ul-Alam-- handed over the items to the freedom fighters. The freedom fighters thanked and expressed gratitude to the prime minister for remembering them on every national day and festivals like the Independence Day, the Victory Day, Eid and Pohela Baishakh.
December 16, 2018 18:15 UTC
Awami League had enjoyed an easy landslide victory in the 2014 elections, after its arch-political rival and major opposition, BNP, boycotted the polls. "Hundreds of development projects were initiated by Awami League. But the ace in the hole for the ruling party would be television media, according to party insiders. Other mediaAlong with newspapers, the ruling party will use the other electronic media too in its campaign. “Our [Awami League] presence online and on traditional media, will help us win the next election,” he said.
December 16, 2018 18:11 UTC
The report made a number of recommendations to bring down and control the reckless dumping of plastic waste on the beaches. Origin and impactsAccording to the report, there are two sources of marine litter: sea and land. “We can ask them to collect the waste and keep the beaches, seas and ultimately the environment clean. The National 3R Strategy for Waste Management was launched in Bangladesh in 2010. The city corporations and municipalities are making efforts to incorporate the concepts and guidance of this strategy in improving their solid waste management activities.
December 16, 2018 18:11 UTC
In Bhola, Supporters of Awami league and BNP clashed in Borhanuddin upazila, leaving over 30 people injured. In Noakhali, at least six BNP men including Senbag Upazila Parishad Chairman Abul Kalam Azad were injured when miscreants attacked them. In Bagerhat, a BNP candidate and 22 other activists of the party were injured in attacks on two candidates’ motorcades, allegedly by Awami League activists. JSD President Tania Rob said Awami League men attacked the office and locked it around 6:30pm. Two BNP men ‘killed’BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi told reporters in Dhaka hundreds of BNP men were injured in attacks by Awami League men across the country on Sunday.
December 16, 2018 18:00 UTC
Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader speaks to the reporters in Feni on Sunday, December 16, 2018 Dhaka Tribune'The people of Bangladesh will defeat this evil force'People “disguised as freedom fighters” are banding together with the BNP and the Jatiya Oikya Front ahead of the election, claimed Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader. Quader accused the BNP and Oikya Front of "joining hands with sinister forces" after realizing that they would not win the December 30 polls. In Noakhali, Quader said there were two political forces in the country. 'BNP responsible for Noakhali violence'The Awami League leader blamed the Oikya Front for electoral violence. Four people, including Barrister Mahabub Uddin Khokon, reportedly suffered bullets injuries after Awami League and BNP activists clashed in the Sonaimuri municipality on Saturday afternoon.
December 16, 2018 17:37 UTC
File photo of BNP Vice-Chairman Abdullah Al Noman Dhaka Tribune'The attack left at least eight BNP activists injured'BNP Vice-Chairman Abdullah Al Noman’s Victory Day rally was allegedly attacked by the ruling party in Naya Bazar of Chittagong, on Sunday. At a press conference at Kazir Deuri after the incident, Noman running from Chittagong 10, said: “The attack left at least eight BNP activists injured.”BNP leaders and activists said a group of 30-40 ruling party people attacked them when Noman was speaking at a rally. At a press conference, Noman also alleged the attack was carried out by men loyal to AL candidate from Chittagong 10, Afsarul Amin’s brother Ershadul Amin, and Jubo League leader Sumon Debnath, in order to “kill him”. He also said the police arrested five of their party members immediately after the attack. Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Pahartoli police station, Swadip Kumar Das, said no one lodged a complaint about the incident.
December 16, 2018 17:37 UTC
Universal's "Mortal Engines" launched in fifth place with a disastrous $7.5 million when it debuted in 3,103 venues. The post-apocalyptic steampunk adventure has fared slightly better overseas, picking up $34.8 million from 54 international territories, but "Mortal Engines" looks like it could still lose a sizable chunk of change. It'll be an uphill battle for "Mortal Engines" to break through a crowded holiday frame and attract the kind of audience it needs to justify its expensive price tag. "Spider-Verse" has already racked up plaudits, including a Golden Globe nod for best animated feature, and boasts an impressive 97 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. Universal's "The Grinch" continues to bring back solid returns, pocketing another $11.5 million this weekend for a domestic total of $239 million.
December 16, 2018 17:25 UTC
Earlier this year, the World Health Organization designated video game addiction as a disorder. It’s a struggle that Cam Adair, a defenceman with the Okanagan Hockey Academy, has spoken about previously and highlights in a recent interview with Postmedia. “I’m just trying to speak to addiction, and how people are struggling, but I do think (technology has) really changed the way we do things. I’ve been in places where there’s no technology, and I see the difference — in positive ways, and not-so-positive ways,” said Adair.
December 16, 2018 17:23 UTC
Firefighters work at the scene after an explosion at a restaurant in Sapporo, in the northern Hokkaido prefecture on December 16, 2018 AFPPolice are still investigating the cause of the blastAn explosion at a restaurant in northern Japan injured 42 people late Sunday, police said, with the blast reportedly causing surrounding buildings to collapse. Fires broke out following the incident in the northern city of Sapporo, Kyodo news agency said, and images from the scene showed large flames and plumes of smoke rising in the night air. A police official for the Hokkaido region told AFP "there are 42 injuries" but no one was killed. National broadcaster NHK said the flames were extinguished several hours after the fire broke out, with police and fire department officers still at the site. Earlier police warned of secondary explosions, according to Kyodo, which described buildings collapsing following the incident around 8.30 pm (1130 GMT).
December 16, 2018 17:15 UTC
Anastacia was reportedly given a strict set of rules to follow before performing in front of Pope Francis this week. A source told The Sun on Sunday newspaper: "Anastacia is more used to calling the shots and issuing demands ahead of a performance. "Everyone knows Anastacia loves to move a lot on stage and that her stage outfits are pretty risque, as she's partial to showing off her incredible abs. "Not only would it be highly inappropriate for religious reasons but Pope Francis is about to turn 82. He would probably have the shock of his life if Anastacia started shaking her hips in front of him."
December 16, 2018 17:03 UTC
It is primarily suspected that he suffered a heart attackA man died at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) on Sunday after he was arrested by the Jatrabari police. Jamal Uddin Ripon, 45, was sick before he was arrested by police on multiple charges, police said. Jatrabari police station OC Kazi Wajed Ali said: “Ripon was accused of multiple cases filed with Jatrabari Thana. He became sick as soon as the police arrested him from the Kajla Sheikhdi Bazar of Jatrabari area at night. He was soon taken to the hospital and found dead.
December 16, 2018 16:52 UTC
The Windies are however, on a five-game losing streak in the shortest format, where they are considered the most dangerous, and have won the World T20I twice – the only side to do so. On the other hand, Bangladesh will be also taking positives from the last T20I series between the two sides where the visiting Tigers defeated the Windies 2-1 in the series in Florida, earlier this year. He has been dealing with an injury but T20I captain Carlos Brathwaite has ensured that Hope will play even if he is not fully fit. For Bangladesh, the only injury concern has been the captain Shakib al Hasan. But the coach said it is a small injury and he would be fully fit for the game Monday.
December 16, 2018 16:41 UTC
North Conway, NH (03860)TodayCloudy with snow showers becoming a steady accumulating snow later on. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 mph. 1 to 3 inches of snow expected..TonightCloudy with snow showers becoming a steady accumulating snow later on. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 mph. 1 to 3 inches of snow expected.
December 16, 2018 16:41 UTC