Archive for August, 2014

11 dead as Al Shabaab attacks Somalia intelligence site

11 dead as Al Shabaab attacks Somalia intelligence site

Islamist rebels blew up a car bomb and gunmen attacked a national intelligence site in Somalia’s capital where suspected militants are held, in an assault on Sunday that left 11 people dead, government officials and the rebel group said.

August 31, 2014 · 0 comments · International, Other World News
Pirates kill one, abduct 50 in the Bay

Pirates kill one, abduct 50 in the Bay

At least one person was killed and eight others sustained bullet wounds as pirates swooped on their trawlers and continued looting for over five hours in the Bay of Bengal Sunday.

August 31, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Apparel factory catches fire in city

Apparel factory catches fire in city

A fire broke out in an apparel factory in the capital’s Mirpur-1 area Sunday afternoon. No casualty was reported till the report filed at 6:30pm.

August 31, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Top view of Rohingya refugee camp at Kutupalang in Cox's Bazar. - Indrajit Gosh

Myanmar agrees to take back 2,415 Rohingyas in two months

Myanmar has agreed to take back its verified citizens living in two refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar in next two months.

August 31, 2014 · 0 comments · National
AL earns double than expense

AL earns double than expense

The ruling Awami League on Sunday submitted its financial statement, detailing the party’s income and expenditure for the fiscal 2013-14, to the Election Commission showing two times higher income than expenditure.

August 31, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Politics
2 granted two-day remand over Faruqui murder

2 granted two-day remand over Faruqui murder

The Chief Metropolitan Magistrate’s court in Dhaka on Sunday granted two-day remand for Mahmuda Khatun and Shariful Islam for being quizzed in connection with the killing of Islamic scholar Nurul Islam Faruqui.

August 31, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Supporters of Tahir ul-Qadri, Sufi cleric and leader of political party Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT),clash with riot police during the Revolution March in Islamabad on August 31, 2014. - Reuters photo

3 killed as protesters clash with Pakistan police

Thousands of anti-government protesters tried to raid the official residence of Pakistan’s prime minister, sparking clashes with police that killed three people and wounded nearly 400 amid cries for the premier to step down, officials said Sunday.

August 31, 2014 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
PM for policy on MPO

PM for policy on MPO

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Sunday asked the education ministry to expedite setting up of Rangamati Science and Technology University project to benefit the people of the hill districts…

August 31, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Bangladeshi killed at Satkhira frontier

Bangladeshi killed at Satkhira frontier

The Indian Border Security Force allegedly tortured and killed a Bangladeshi cattle trader near Kaijuri BSF Camp of Uttar Chabbish Pargana district in India…

August 31, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Bapex’s new well producing gas on test basis at Bhola

Bapex’s new well producing gas on test basis at Bhola

The state-run petroleum exploration company Bapex on Sunday started producing gas from a new well at Shahbajpur field in the island city of Bhola on a trial basis…

August 31, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Afghanistan crash kills 23

Afghanistan crash kills 23

A van slammed into a fuel tanker in western Afghanistan on Sunday, killing 23 people in the latest horrific accident in a country with poorly maintained roads and often reckless driving…

August 31, 2014 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
ATM Shamsuzzaman’s son gets life term for murdering sibling

ATM Shamsuzzaman’s son gets life term for murdering sibling

A Speedy Trial Tribunal in Dhaka on Sunday sentenced the younger son of film actor ATM Shamsuzzaman to life imprisonment in a sibling killing…

August 31, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Maulana Faruqui murder:  8-hr hartal underway peacefully

Maulana Faruqui murder: 8-hr hartal underway peacefully

The half-day hartal enforced by Bangladesh Islami Chhatra Sena, the student front of the Bangladesh Islami Front, demanding arrest and exemplary punishment of the killers of Faruqui, is going on peacefully in the…

August 31, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Modi seeks Japan’s help for ‘inclusive vision’ on first big trip

Modi seeks Japan’s help for ‘inclusive vision’ on first big trip

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Japan on Saturday seeking to capitalise on his affinity with Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe to strengthen security and business ties on his first major foreign visit since his landslide election victory…

August 31, 2014 · 0 comments · International, South Asia

Six killed as Taliban suicide bombers hit Afghan intelligence agency

Reuters . Jalalabad, Afghanistan
Taliban suicide bombs hit an office of Afghan intelligence agency in an eastern city on Saturday, killing six people, and insurgents shot dead another 11 in the west, in an upsurge of violence as foreign combat troops prepare to withdraw from the country…

August 31, 2014 · 0 comments · International

Pakistani police fire tear gas as protesters head toward PM’s house

Pakistani police fired tear gas at protesters as they tried to march toward the prime minister’s house in Islamabad on Saturday, blanketing the route with clouds of white smoke and scattering demonstrators…

August 31, 2014 · 0 comments · International
A boy looks pensive as his mother at a programme at the National Press Club in Dhaka on Saturday holds a picture of his father who went missing several years ago and still remains untraced when United Nations International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearance was observed on the day. — Sony Ramany

Families wait in hope

Members of at least 97 families whose relatives became victims of enforced disappearance and extra-judicial killings, on Saturday recalled how law enforcers had picked up their beloved ones and called upon the government to return them…

August 31, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Defeated forces of ’71 won’t be allowed to stage a comeback: PM

Defeated forces of ’71 won’t be allowed to stage a comeback: PM

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Saturday said that the defeated forces of the Liberation War would not be allowed to stage a comeback in independent Bangladesh…

War crimes convict Alim dies

War crimes convict Alim dies

War crimes convict Abdul Alim, also former Bangladesh Nationalist Party minister, died on Saturday at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Hospital where he was undergoing treatment…

August 31, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Padma inundates new areas

Padma inundates new areas

Rising Padma waters inundated new areas in Shariatpur, Madaripur, Munshiganj, Rajbarhi and Faridpur.
Sufferings of the marooned increased in Bogra, Sirajganj and Lalmonirhat due to insufficient relief suplies…

August 31, 2014 · 1 comment · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

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