Archive for August 22nd, 2014

Iraq militants kill 68 in attack on Sunni mosque

The death toll from a shooting attack by Shi’ite militia forces on a Sunni mosque in Iraq on Friday has reached 68, a morgue official said.

August 22, 2014 · 0 comments · International, Middle East

Bangladesh opt to field in 2nd ODI

Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim won the toss and elected to field in the second one-day international of the three-match series against West Indies at the National Stadium in Grenada on Friday.

August 22, 2014 · 0 comments · Cricket, National, Sports
Pakistani cricket hero’s party quits parliament

Pakistani cricket hero’s party quits parliament

Lawmakers from the party of Pakistani cricketer-turned politician, Imran Khan, have resigned from parliament to pressure the country’s prime minister to step down over what they describe as fraud in last year’s election.

August 22, 2014 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
JU suspends 16 BCL men for 7 days

JU suspends 16 BCL men for 7 days

Jahangirnagar University on Thursday night suspended 16 students, also Bangladesh Chhatra League activists, for seven days for their alleged involvement in clashes between two groups of the…

August 22, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Expecting woman shot dead by robbers

Expecting woman shot dead by robbers

A housewife, who was expecting, was shot dead by robbers at Rangmahal of Cox’s Bazar on early Friday. Sharmin Akter, 23, wife of Sirajul Islam, died on spot, the police said adding that five people were…

August 22, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Hamas kills 11 suspected informers for Israel

Hamas kills 11 suspected informers for Israel

A Gaza security official says Hamas has killed 11 suspected informers for Israel. Friday’s killings came a day after Israel killed three top Hamas military commanders in an airstrike on a house in southern Gaza Strip…

August 22, 2014 · 0 comments · International, Middle East
The remains of victims of the MH17 disaster are carried during a repatriation ceremony at the Bunga Raya complex of KLIA airport in Sepang on Friday, August 22, 2014. – Reuters photo

MH17: Coffins carrying Malaysian victims returned home

Carried by soldiers and draped in the national flag, coffins carrying Malaysian victims of Flight MH17 returned home on Friday to a country still searching for those onboard another doomed jet and a government battles the political fallout of the twin tragedies…

August 22, 2014 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International
Anti-AFSPA activist Irom Sharmila rearrested

Anti-AFSPA activist Irom Sharmila rearrested

Social activist Irom Sharmila was rearrested on Friday morning by about 30 women constables from the shed of the Save Sharmila Organisation where she has been undergoing fast along with other…

August 22, 2014 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
Padma Bridge following World Bank’s plan: Obaidul

Padma Bridge following World Bank’s plan: Obaidul

The communications minister Obaidul Quader said on Friday that the infrastructure development work of Padma Multipurpose Bridge is going forward according to the plan laid out by World Bank earlier…

August 22, 2014 · 0 comments · Business
Two people held with gold bars in city

Two people held with gold bars in city

Two people held by railway police and customs intelligence respectively at Kamlapur Railway Station and Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, with gold bars weighing…

August 22, 2014 · 0 comments · National
At least 27 dead in bus crash in Egypt’s Sinai

At least 27 dead in bus crash in Egypt’s Sinai

At least 27 people died and dozens were injured when two buses collided before dawn on Friday in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula…

August 22, 2014 · 0 comments · International, Middle East
ACC prosecutes ex-ministers Mannan, Mahbubur, lawmaker Badi

ACC prosecutes ex-ministers Mannan, Mahbubur, lawmaker Badi

The Anti-Corruption Commission on Thursday prosecuted former state ministers Abdul Mannan Khan and Mahbubur Rahman and ruling Awami League lawmaker Abdur Rahman Badi on charge of amassing illegal wealth.
Three deputy directors of the commission filed the cases with Ramna police station after a seven-month investigation into the wealth of the three Awami League leaders, the commission’s public relations officer told reporters…

August 22, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday consoles survivors and relatives of the victims of the grenade attack on a rally of Awami League at Bangabandhu Avenue in the capital on August 21, 2004. — BSS photo

Khaleda, her son involved: PM

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday pledged to save the nation from the ‘murderous family’ of Ziaur Rahman, which, she said, was involved in the August 15 carnage and the bloody August 21 grenade attacks…

Mufti Hannan, 12 others indicted

Mufti Hannan, 12 others indicted

A court has framed charges against 13 people, including banned Harkat-ul-Jihad leader Mufti Abdul Hannan, on charge of deadly bomb attacks on a rally of the Communist Party of Bangladesh in the city 13 years ago.
Dhaka’s third additional metropolitan session’s judge KM Imrul Kayes framed the charges on Thursday afternoon in presence of five of the accused…

Floods continue to hit the north

Floods continue to hit the north

Thousands of people in the northern districts have been left marooned and are at risk of diarrhea and other water-borne diseases in flood hit areas in the wake of shortage of food and fresh water.
Water from upstream continued to flow over Lalmonirhat, Kurigram, Gaibandha, Rangpur, Bogra, Jamalpur and Sirajganj districts…

August 22, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
France honours Shahabuddin

France honours Shahabuddin

Shahabuddin Ahmed, a renowned artist of Bangladesh living in Paris, has been awarded the French title ‘Chevalier de I’Ordre des Arts at des Lettres’ (Knight in the Order of the Arts and Literature)…

August 22, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, TOP STORIES
A grandfather of three Palestinian children who medics said were killed in an Israeli air strike, cries outside a hospital morgue in Gaza City on Thursday. — Reuters photo

Israeli strikes kill top Hamas commanders in Gaza

Israeli warplanes killed three top Hamas commanders in southern Gaza on Thursday, inflicting a heavy blow on the movement’s armed wing after failing to kill its top military chief.
As the six-week war between Israel and Hamas raged on, leaving Egyptian mediated truce talks in tatters, warplanes pounded Gaza killing three members of the Islamist movement’s armed wing, the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades…

Imran Khan calls off talks to end protest impasse

Imran Khan calls off talks to end protest impasse

Pakistani opposition politician Imran Khan Thursday called off talks with the government aimed at ending protests seeking the fall of the prime minister, which have unnerved the nuclear-armed nation.
Khan and populist cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri have led followers protesting outside parliament for the past two days demanding prime minister Nawaz Sharif quit…

August 22, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, International, South Asia
Newborn baby stolen from DMCH

Newborn baby stolen from DMCH

A newborn baby was allegedly stolen from Dhaka Medical College Hospital while the mother slept beside it, at the gynecology ward of the hospital Thursday morning.
Police and DMCH authorities, however, could not identify the people behind the alleged theft…

August 22, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National

Dhaka urges Japan to invest in LNG terminal, urban transportation

Dhaka has sought Japanese investment in liquefied natural gas terminal and urban transportation along with potential industries such as pharmaceuticals, ICT and jute sectors at the first meeting of Bangladesh-Japan Public-Private Economic Dialogue…

August 22, 2014 · 0 comments · Back Page, National

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