Archive for April 30th, 2014

Violent weather in US kills 29

Violent weather in US kills 29

Americans in the southern and eastern US braced for more violent weather Tuesday after a string of tornadoes and other storms killed at least 29 people, news reports said…

Conversion to Islam: HC asks JU to explain legality of issuing press release

Conversion to Islam: HC asks JU to explain legality of issuing press release

The High Court on Wednesday directed the Jahangirnagar University authorities to explain why they would not be directed to take action against a public relations officer for issuing a press release to the media after a JU employee with family members converted to Islam, recently.

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N’ganj panel mayor’s body recovered from Shitalakhya

N’ganj panel mayor’s body recovered from Shitalakhya

The bodies of three people, including that of abducted Narayanganj City Corporation (NCC) panel mayor Nazrul Islam, were recovered from the Shitalakhya River on Wednesday afternoon

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Training aircraft catches fire at Ctg airport

A training aircraft of Bangladesh Air Force caught fire while landing at the Shah Amanat International Airport in Chittagong on Wednesday.

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Prime minister Sheikh Hasina

Another nuclear power plant in an island: PM

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday expressed her willingness to have a second nuclear power plant in the southern part of the country after completion of the first one in Rooppur, BSS reports.

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Nazrul kidnap: Protesters rock Dhk-Ctg highway

Supporters of Narayanganj City Corporation (NCC) panel mayor Nazrul Islam on Wednesday morning flew into a rage on the Dhaka-Chittagong Highway during a demonstration protesting his abduction

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Govt, opposition responsible for abuses before, during, after polls: HRW

Govt, opposition responsible for abuses before, during, after polls: HRW

A New York based human rights watch dog held government of Bangladesh and opposition parties responsible together for the violence that scarred national elections on January 5, 2014.

Another Tejturi Bazar fire victim dies

Another person, who suffered burn injuries in the fire incident in a hardware shop at Tejturi Bazar in the capital on April 10, died at Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) on Wednesday morning, taking the death toll to 6.

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JP MP Nasim Osman passes away

JP MP Nasim Osman passes away

Jatiya Party lawmaker from Narayanganj-5 constituency Nasim Osman died at a hospital in India early Wednesday. He was 65, UNB reported.

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Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr casts his vote in Iraq's first parliamentary election since US troops withdrew, at a polling station in the central Shiite shrine city of Najaf on April 30, 2014. Iraqis streamed to voting centres nationwide, amid the worst bloodshed in years, as Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki seeks reelection. - AFP photo

Polls open in Iraq parliamentary election

Polls opened Wednesday in Iraq’s first parliamentary election since US troops withdrew, with Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki seeking a third term in power amid the country’s worst violence in years.

April 30, 2014 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International

15 dead as Philippines battles Islamic militants

The Philippine military said Wednesday it had launched an air and ground assault against Islamic militants wanted for a spate of kidnappings, with 14 militants and one soldier killed in the clashes.

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Officials wait inside a polling station in old town Srinagar on April 30, 2014. India's 814-million-strong electorate is voting in the world's biggest election which is set to sweep the Hindu nationalist opposition to power at a time of low growth, anger about corruption and warnings about religious unrest. - AFP photo

Voting under way in key Indian constituencies

Voting for 89 seats in several states and two union terroritories is taking place in India’s staggered Lok Sabha elections.

April 30, 2014 · 0 comments · International, South Asia

No clues to abduction mysteries

With the people bewildered by the recent surge in the incidents of abduction, investigators, in most of the cases, are yet to find any clues to the mysteries as most of the victims and the kidnappers remain untraced…

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A minibus lies mangled after a speeding train knocked it off the road at a level crossing at Kamalapur in the capital Tuesday night, leaving three people dead. — Sony Ramany

3 killed as train rams bus

A train tossed a bus off the road at Titipara level crossing near Kamalapur railway station leaving at least three people dead and around 20 injured on Tuesday night.
All three were passengers of the bus…

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Govt asked to ensure use of Bangla

The High Court on Tuesday directed six secretaries to implement by May 15 a High Court directive to stop the use of the English language in all advertisements and vehicle registration plates…

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Two leaders of Bangladesh Chhatra League, whose tendons were cut allegedly by Chhatra Shibir activists at Rajshahi University, are brought to National Institute of Traumatology and Orthopaedics in Dhaka on Tuesday. — New Age photo

Leg, tendons of 2 BCL men severed at RU

A leg of a Bangladesh Chhatra League activist was severed and tendons of the legs and hands of a leader of the ruling Awami League-backed student organisation were cut at Rajshahi University on Tuesday morning…

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SURGE IN EX-MINISTER, MPS’ WEALTH : ACC officers start scrutiny of statements

The Anti-Corruption Commission has handed the wealth statements of six ministers and lawmakers of the immediate-past Awami League-led government over to its inquiry officers for scrutiny of the legal and illegal wealth…

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Delhi’s response on Teesta flow lacks data

New Delhi has informed Dhaka that ‘the flow of water in the Teesta river as a whole has fallen, not just in Bangladesh,’ but it has provided no data, responding to Dhaka’s concern over the record fall in the trans-boundary river flow, said officials…

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Khaleda asks for early dialogue for inclusive elections

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson, Khaleda Zia, on Tuesday stressed the need for early dialogue to pave way for an inclusive general election under a non-party government which was ‘very essential’ not only…

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Members of the visiting German parliamentary committee on economic cooperation and development attend a press conference in Dhaka on Tuesday. — New Age photo

Germany waits for positive signal from Bangladesh

German parliamentary delegation leader Ms Dagmar G. Woehrl on Tuesday expressed concern of the German parliament over the election of the parliament by a small number of the electorates on January 5 and stressed on early dialogue between…

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