Australia asylum: Abbott says Manus Island blockade ‘broken’

Australian leader Tony Abbott says an asylum-seeker protest at an offshore detention camp has been “broken”. His comments came after guards at the Manus Island camp in Papua New Guinea (PNG) entered a compound where hunger-striking detainees had barricaded themselves in. Some asylum seekers were reportedly arrested in the operation, which came amid an intensifying


Khaleda to ‘brief media soon’

Khaleda Zia is expected to address the media soon after police were withdrawn from her Gulshan office. The BNP chairperson has been there since Jan 3 after she failed to get out amid heavy police presence. The former prime minister called an indefinite transport blockade two days later when police barred her from leaving office


Srabanti in woman centric film Sesh Sangbad

For the first time, West Bengal actress Srabanti will be part of a film that revolves around her. The actress is playing the lead in Pallav Gupta`s debut film, Sesh Sangbad, the script of which is penned by the director himself. Shooting of the film starts from January 25. “We have very few women-centric films


UKBCCI celebrates the New Year

UK Bangladesh Catalyst of Commerce and Industries has celebrated the New Year in a festive mood along with a network meeting.   A number of business organisations across the UK, community leaders and journalists took part in the New Year celebration and networking meeting and wished a successful and active future for the organisation. The celebration


Annual cricket tournament in Jagannathpur

Habibul Bashar Shumon, former Captain of Bangladesh Cricket team, inaugurated the Annual Cricket tournament, 2015, in Dhakhin field of Katalkhair village of Asharkandi Union in Jagannathpur Upozila.  The Cricket tournament is being organised by New Star Cricket Club. A meeting was held to discuss the inauguration of the tournament.  Miah Mohammod Ahbab, President of UK