Archive for August 30th, 2014

Woman, two others held over Faruqui murder

Woman, two others held over Faruqui murder

The police detained a woman in connection with the killing of Islamic scholar Nurul Islam Faruqui, from a location of Rupganj in Narayanganj early Saturday. The Rupganj officer-in-charge, Mahmudul Islam, confirmed the matter.

August 30, 2014 · 0 comments · National
RU suspends 3 BCL activists

RU suspends 3 BCL activists

Rajshahi University authorities on Saturday suspended three leaders and activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League, the student wing of ruling Awami League, on charges of assaulting acting chief engineer and two others employees…

August 30, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Politics
Iran says new US sanctions ‘inconsistent’ with nuclear negotiations

Iran says new US sanctions ‘inconsistent’ with nuclear negotiations

ran said on Saturday that new US sanctions placed on some Iranian and foreign banks and businesses would have negative consequences on its nuclear negotiations with world powers…

August 30, 2014 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International
Ukrainian civilian plane crashes in Algeria

Ukrainian civilian plane crashes in Algeria

A Ukrainian civilian cargo plane crashed in the mountains near the far southern desert city of Tamanrasset in the early hours of the morning Saturday, reported the state news agency…

August 30, 2014 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
Chhatra Sena calls nationwide half-day strike for Sunday

Chhatra Sena calls nationwide half-day strike for Sunday

The Islami Chhatra Sena, student wing of Islami Front, has called for nationwide half-day strike protesting at the killing of Islami Front leader Nurul Islam Faruqui in his house …

August 30, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Seniors strip girl, film at Visva Bharati University

Seniors strip girl, film at Visva Bharati University

A first-year student at the iconic Visva-Bharati University at Shantiniketan in Indian state of West Bengal has alleged that three senior students forced her to strip, photographed her and then threatened to post the pictures on the internet if she did not pay them…

August 30, 2014 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
50 thousand pieces Yaba, hashish seized in Cox’s Bazar

50 thousand pieces Yaba, hashish seized in Cox’s Bazar

Border Guard Bangladesh seized on Saturday seized 50 thousand pieces of contraband Yaba tablets 12 kilograms of hashish from Teknaf and Ramu, said the BGB officials…

August 30, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Palestinian children look out of a window from their family's house, which was badly damaged during a seven-week Israeli offensive, in the east of Gaza City August 28, 2014. — Reuters photo

Housing group says 20 years to rebuild Gaza

An international organisation involved in assessing post-conflict reconstruction says it will take 20 years for Gaza’s battered and neglected housing stock to be rebuilt following the war between Hamas and Israel…

August 30, 2014 · 0 comments · International, Middle East

Suicide attack kills 9 in Iraq

A suicide car bomb attack on an army checkpoint has killed nine people, including four soldiers, in south of Baghdad, said the Iraqi officials…

August 30, 2014 · 0 comments · International, Middle East
George Galloway

UK MP who called for Israel boycott attacked in London

An outspoken lawmaker who declared an ‘Israel-free zone’ in a northern English city suffered a suspected broken jaw in an attack believed to be linked to his support for the Palestinians, his party said on Saturday…

August 30, 2014 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International

2 held over Moghbazar triple murder

Police on early Saturday arrested two people in a case filed over Thursday’s triple murder in the city’s Moghbazar area.
The arrested were identified as Faruk and Sohel…

August 30, 2014 · 0 comments · National

War crimes convict Abdul Alim dies

Abul Alim, who was sentenced to imprisonment unto death for crimes against humanity during the war of independence, died at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Hospital

August 30, 2014 · 0 comments · National
DU suspends 7 BCL activists over beating student

DU suspends 7 BCL activists over beating student

The Dhaka University authority on early Saturday suspended seven activists of the ruling party-backed student organisation Bangladesh Chhatra League on charge of beating up a student on Thursday.

August 30, 2014 · 0 comments · National
A flood victim collects grass for his domestic animals at Char Shiberkuti under sadar upazila of Lalmonirhat on Saturday. – New Age photo

Most lawmakers absent as marooned people desperate for relief in Lalmonirhat

The overall flood situations along Teesta river basin, especially on the shoals where 70 villages are located, improved marginally on Saturday. However, flood situation along the Dharla shoals where 20 villages are affected in Lalmonirhat sadar and Aditmari upazilas, has not changed, officials said.

August 30, 2014 · 0 comments · National
U.N. was told Golan peacekeepers seized “for their protection”

U.N. was told Golan peacekeepers seized “for their protection”

The United Nations on Friday said it had been informed that the Islamist militants who seized 44 Fijian peacekeepers in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights did so “for their own protection” and that all the detained blue-helmeted soldiers are safe.

August 30, 2014 · 0 comments · National
6 killed in attack on Afghan intelligence agency

6 killed in attack on Afghan intelligence agency

At least six people were killed and dozens wounded when a suicide car bomber and Taliban gunmen attacked an office of the Afghan intelligence agency in the eastern city of Jalalabad…

August 30, 2014 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
Experimental Ebola drug heals all monkeys in study

Experimental Ebola drug heals all monkeys in study

An experimental Ebola drug healed all 18 monkeys infected with the deadly virus in a study, boosting hopes that the treatment might help fight the outbreak raging through West Africa — once more of it can be made…

August 30, 2014 · 0 comments · International, Other World News
Members of Jewish sect leave Guatemala village

Members of Jewish sect leave Guatemala village

Members of an ultra-Orthodox Jewish group were forced out of a village in western Guatemala after disputes with indigenous residents over cultural and religious differences…

August 30, 2014 · 1 comment · Europe & Americas, International

Poland bars Russian plane from its airspace

Poland prevented a plane carrying Russia’s defence minister from travelling through its airspace on Friday, drawing an angry response from Moscow…

August 30, 2014 · 0 comments · International
The list grows longer

The list grows longer

Incidents of enforced disappearance are increasing in Bangladesh despite provoking outrage time and again from human rights groups and various sections of citizens.
According to reports of different rights groups, whereabouts of over 200 people, mostly political activists, who disappeared in last seven years, still remain unknown…

August 30, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

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