Archive for October 8th, 2014

ACC relieves ex-health minister from corruption allegation

The Anti-Corruption Commission on Wednesday relieved former health minister AFM Ruhal Haque from corruption charges…

October 8, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Sohag Gazi

Sohag Gazi banned from bowling

Bangladesh off-spinner Sohag Gazi has been banned from bowling in all types of cricket after his bowling action was found to be illegal, said an official on Wednesday…

October 8, 2014 · 0 comments · Cricket, National, Sports

Depression turns into a cyclone Hudhud

The maritime ports of Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra have been advised to keep hoisted distant cautionary signal No 2 as the deep depression formed over the North Andaman sea and adjoining area moved west-northwestwards and intensified into cyclonic storm Hudhud and now lies over Southeast bay and north Andaman sea…

October 8, 2014 · 0 comments · National

UN says 3,660 killed in Ukraine violence since April

At least 3,660 people were killed and 8,756 wounded in violence in Eastern Ukraine between mid-April and October 6, the UN Human Rights Office said on Wednesday, publishing a monthly report by UN monitors in the country…

October 8, 2014 · 0 comments · International

Dhaka bins media reports on ‘border seal’ after Burdwan blast

The foreign ministry on Wednesday binned a media report that borders with India’s West Bengal state were sealed off as a sequel to last week’s blast in Burdwan…

October 8, 2014 · 0 comments · National
A screen showing the names and pictures of the laureates of the 2014 Nobel Prize for Chemistry, is pictured at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm October 8, 2014. – Reuters photo

Betzig, Moerner, Hell win 2014 Nobel prize for chemistry

American scientists Eric Betzig and William Moerner and Germany’s Stefan Hell won the 2014 Nobel prize for chemistry for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy, the award-giving body said on Wednesday…

October 8, 2014 · 0 comments · International

Five Afghan men executed for rape

Five Afghan men have been executed for gang-raping four women, in a case that has sparked national outrage…

October 8, 2014 · 0 comments · International
Traffic travels past signs of OCBC and DBS banks at Sakura tower in Yangon on October 3, 2014. - Reuters photo

Foreign banks in Myanmar will bide time to reap returns

Myanmar has thrown open the door to foreign banks, but weak credit protection and tight restrictions on lending mean it’s not a warm welcome, at least not yet.

October 8, 2014 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
Tofail thanks Khaleda for her realisation

Tofail thanks Khaleda for her realisation

The minister for commerce, Tofail Ahmed, on Wednesday thanked Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia for her realisation that no movement could be waged by fixing deadline and ultimatum…

October 8, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Politics

3 of a family among 4 killed in Sylhet road accident

At least four people including three of a family were killed while one other injured in a head-on collision between a microbus and a bus at Satmail, 10 kilometres off Sylhet town Wednesday morning…

October 8, 2014 · 0 comments · National
A passenger plane passes in front of the full moon as it makes a final landing approach to Heathrow Airport in west London on October 7, 2014. - Reuters photo

Partial lunar eclipse to be visible from Bangladesh

A total lunar eclipse, the second and last one of this year, will be visible from the Pacific Ocean Wednesday and that the Sky-gazers of Bangladesh may be disappointed a little as they can see its last stage.

October 8, 2014 · 0 comments · National
An Indian civilian, injured in reported firing from the Pakistani side of the border in Samba, arrives for treatment at the Government Medical College hospital in Jammu, India on October 8, 2014. - AP photo

India and Pakistan intensify Kashmir border conflict

Fighting intensified between India and Pakistan in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir on Wednesday, wounding a dozen along a more than 200-km (124-mile) stretch of border.

October 8, 2014 · 0 comments · International, South Asia

Another RAB man put on 7-day remand

A Narayanganj court on Wednesday granted the police seven days to interrogate former lance corporal Ruhul Amin in police custody in connection with the sensational seven murders in Narayanganj.

October 8, 2014 · 0 comments · National

2 robbery suspects killed in RAB-involved ‘gunfight’

At least 2 suspected robbers of a gang were killed in a Rapid Action Battalion involved ‘gunfight’ at Mrigomari of Mongla in Bagerhat on Wednesday morning.

October 8, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Residents gather outdoor in the aftermath of an earthquake in the town of Yongping of Jinggu county in southwest China's Yunnan province Wednesday on Oct. 8, 2014. - AP photo

Strong earthquake shakes southwestern China

A strong, shallow earthquake shook southwestern China overnight, killing at least one person, damaging buildings and prompting thousands to camp outside as aftershocks continued to strike the area, officials said Wednesday.

October 8, 2014 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International
Vandalism: Fakhrul’s charge hearing on Jan 25

Vandalism: Fakhrul’s charge hearing on Jan 25

A metropolitan sessions’ judge court in Dhaka on Wednesday set January 25, for the hearing in the charge framing against BNP acting secretary general, Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir and 11 other leaders of the18-party alliance in a vandalism case.

October 8, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Politics
Language hero Matin dies

Language hero Matin dies

Language Movement hero Abdul Matin died of old age complications at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University hospital on Wednesday morning…

October 8, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Maiden ODI ton just the start for Australia’s Smith

Steve Smith is hoping his first century in one-day international cricket is just the start of a new lease of life as a big-scoring top order batsman for Australia in the 50-over…

October 8, 2014 · 0 comments · Cricket, Sports
Demonstrators try to protect themselves from tear gas and water cannons used by Turkish riot police to disperse them, who were protesting against Turkey's policy in Syria as fighting intensified between Syrian Kurds and the militants of Islamic State group in Kobani, Syria, in Istanbul, Turkey, late Tuesday on October 7, 2014. - AP photo

Syria town about to fall to Islamic State: Turkey

Turkey’s president said on Tuesday the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani was “about to fall” as Islamic State fighters pressed home a three-week assault that has cost a reported 400 lives…

October 8, 2014 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International

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