Archive for October 1st, 2014

Hasina, Khaleda exchange Eid cards

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, now in the UK, greeted the Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson, Khaleda Zia, on the occasion of holy Eid-ul-Azha through sending an Eid card…

October 1, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Politics
Latif Siddique no more in cabinet: AL

Latif Siddique no more in cabinet: AL

Three days after the controversial remarks of post and telecommunications minister Abdul Latif Siddique, the ruling Awami League at a news conference held at the party president’s office in Dhanmondi on Wednesday said Latif Siddiqui has been relived from his responsibilities.

October 1, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Politics

UK drops terrorism case for ex-Guantanamo inmate

British prosecutors have dropped terrorism charges against a former Guantanamo Bay detainee who is a high-profile advocate for the rights of terror suspects.

October 1, 2014 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International

School blasts kill 17, including 10 children

A Syrian official says 17 people, including 10 children, have been killed in twin explosions near a school in the central city of Homs.

October 1, 2014 · 0 comments · International, Middle East

People attack Bihar minister, set his car on fire

An angry crowd attacked a Bihar minister and set his car on fire. He was not in the vehicle at the time of the assault on Monday evening, NDTV reports.

October 1, 2014 · 0 comments · International, South Asia

2 courts summon Latif Siddique

A Dhaka court on Wednesday asked the post and telecommunications minister, Abdul Latif Siddique, to appear before the court on October 28 and 30 in separate orders over the allegation of hurting religious sentiments making derogatory statement on the Prophet (SM) and hajj, one of the main pillar of Islam.

October 1, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Politics, TOP STORIES

CU suspends 5 Shibir activists over bomb-attack on teachers’ bus

The authorities of Chittagong University on Wednesday temporarily suspended five students who are activists of Islami Chhatra Shibir in connection to the bomb attack on a teachers’ bus on August 4.

October 1, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Govt won’t bow down to int’l pressure for withdrawing subsidy in agriculture: Matia

The minister for agriculture, Matia Chowdhury, on Wednesday said the government would not accept the hard-pressed decision of the development partners over withdrawing subsidy to the agriculture sector.

October 1, 2014 · 0 comments · National

BNP’s eagerness for dialogue indicates its helplessness: Tofail

The minister for commerce, Tofail Ahmed, on Wednesday said that the call of Bangladesh Nationalist Party’s chairperson Khaleda Zia for holding dialogue indicates…

October 1, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Politics

BNP-led alliance demands arrest of Latif Siddique

Bangladesh Nationalist Party–led alliance on Wednesday demanded immediate expulsion of telecommunications minister Abdul Latif Siddique from cabinet and parliament and his arrest and exemplary punishment for making derogatory comments about…

October 1, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Indian NIA delving into channeling Saradha money to Jamaat

Investigation into the multi-crore Saradha scam in India has taken a new dimension with National Investigation Agency starting an inquiry into allegations that funds could have been channelized to Bangladeshi Islamist outfit Jamaat-e-Islami, accused of terrism, and that a Trinamool Congress MP might have had some role in it, reports Times of India.

October 1, 2014 · 0 comments · International, South Asia

Bangladesh beat Kuwait by 203 runs

Bangladesh moved into the Asian Games cricket semi-final with a thumping 203-run win over minnows Kuwait at Incheon…

October 1, 2014 · 0 comments · Cricket, Sports

4 cops among 5 hurt in Ctg ‘gunfight’

Five people, including four cops, were injured in a reported gunfight between the police and robbery suspects at Barohatia Pakfirani of Lohagara upazila in Chittagong on early Wednesday, reports United News of Bangladesh…

October 1, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Spinning mill caches fire in Gazipur

A fire broke out at a spinning mill at West Bhurulia in Gazipur on early Wednesday…

October 1, 2014 · 0 comments · National

3 more arrested in Keraniganj 4-murder case

Rapid Action Battalion members on Wednesday held three people including the prime suspect in killing of four people of a family at Keraniganj, claimed battalion officials…

October 1, 2014 · 0 comments · National

12 killed as 2 trains collide in northern India

Two express trains have collided in India’s northern Uttar Pradesh state, killing at least 12 people and injuring dozens. Railway official Madhuresh Kumar says three coaches of a train derailed and toppled over after another train crashed into it in Gorakhpur city station late Tuesday.

October 1, 2014 · 0 comments · International, South Asia

President off to Saudi Arabia to perform hajj

President Abdul Hamid left Dhaka for Saudi Arabia early Wednesday to perform holy hajj…

October 1, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Taliban bombs kill at least seven in Afghan capital

Two Taliban suicide bombers attacked the Afghan capital on Wednesday, killing at least seven people and wounding more than 15, government officials said, a day after the new government and the United States signed…

October 1, 2014 · 0 comments · International, Middle East

Kurds seize Iraq-Syria border post

Iraqi Kurdish troops drove Islamic State fighters from a strategic border crossing with Syria on Tuesday and won the support of members of a major Sunni tribe, in one of the biggest successes since US forces began bombing…

October 1, 2014 · 0 comments · International, Middle East
Latif Siddique’s job on the line

Latif Siddique’s job on the line

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, is likely to ask telecommunications minister Abdul Latif Siddique to resign from the cabinet which may take effect after her return, said officials at Prime Minister Office on condition of anonymity…

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