Archive for October 16th, 2014

Attacks in Shiite areas of Baghdad kill at least 36

Four car bomb attacks and a mortar strike around Shiite parts of northern Baghdad killed 36 people and wounded 98 within a span of two hours onThursday afternoon…

October 16, 2014 · 0 comments · International, Middle East

Saber elected IPU President

Saber Hossain Chowdhury, MP has been elected president of Inter-Parliamentary Union for a three-year term. Chowdhury, the chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Ministry of Textiles and Jute, won the post defeating three other contestants on the concluding day of the five day 131 conference…

October 16, 2014 · 1 comment · National

ACC fires its official for leaking question papers

The Anti-Corruption Commission has fired one of its assistant inspectors, M Mofizur Rahman, for involving in leaking question papers of admission tests of…

October 16, 2014 · 0 comments · National

AL not bothering BNP’s threat of movement: Syed Ashraf

Awami League general secretary Syed Ashraful Islam on Thursday said the ruling party was not bothering the Bangladesh Nationalist Party’s threat of waging movement as it was nothing but screams…

October 16, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Politics
China sends Ebola drug to Africa, eyes clinical trials

China sends Ebola drug to Africa, eyes clinical trials

A Chinese drugmaker with military ties has sent an experimental Ebola drug to Africa for use by Chinese aid workers and is planning clinical trials there to combat the disease…

October 16, 2014 · 0 comments · International, Other World News

BGB returns 3 Indians to BSF at Satkhira

The Border Guard Bangladesh on Thursday returned three Indian nationals, including a woman and a child, to Border Security Force of Indian at Satkhira…

October 16, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Myanmar jails 3 journalists for leadership report

A Myanmar court sentenced a media owner, publisher and three journalists to two years in prison on Thursday in the latest ruling to raise concerns about press freedoms in the country emerging…

October 16, 2014 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International
Rescuers search for dozens of trekkers after deadly Nepal snow

Rescuers search for dozens of trekkers after deadly Nepal snow

Mountain rescue teams in Nepal searched for scores of missing trekkers on Thursday after unseasonal blizzards and avalanches killed at least 20 people along the high altitude Annapurna mountain route popular with backpackers. Army and civilian rescue workers say between 73 and 85 trekkers registered on the trail were unaccounted…

October 16, 2014 · 0 comments · International, South Asia

Workers confine Mobarakganj sugar mill MD for dearness allowance

Workers and employees of Mobarakganj Sugar Mills Limited at Kaliganj in Jhenaidah on Thursday confined the factory managing director demanding payment of arrears…

October 16, 2014 · 0 comments · National
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Oil sinks to four-year low below $83

Oil fell more than $1 a barrel on Thursday to a four-year low below $83 a barrel as growing concerns over the global economy stretched…

October 16, 2014 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
Modi initiates overhaul of archaic labour rules

Modi initiates overhaul of archaic labour rules

India will simplify employment rules and smooth the way for people to move social security funds when they change jobs, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday, unveiling steps to reform the labour…

October 16, 2014 · 0 comments · International, South Asia

Govt emphasizes on family farming to preserve seeds including GM crops: Matia

The minister for agriculture, Matia Chowdhury, on Thursday said the government laid emphasis on development of family farming who would be able to preserve the seeds including genetically modified…

October 16, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Hartal on Oct 26 if Latif not arrested

Sammilito Islami Dal-samuho, a coalition of Islamist parties on Thursday reiterated its threat to enforce a general strike on October 26 if the authority did not arrest Abdul Latif Siddiqui for his derogatory remarks about Hajj by October 22.

October 16, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Number of missing rises to 85 after Nepal snowstorm

At least 85 climbers are still unaccounted for after a blizzard dumped snow and triggered avalanches along a mountain trekking route popular with the backpackers, the Trekking Agencies…

October 16, 2014 · 0 comments · South Asia
Limon cleared, finally

Limon cleared, finally

The chief judicial magistrate court of Jhalakathi on Thursday ordered withdrawal of a case filed against Limon Hossain by the Rapid Action Battalion after maiming him.

October 16, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Politics
Student killed, 25 more injured in Sylhet

Student killed, 25 more injured in Sylhet

At least one student was killed while 25 others injured when a lorry laden with oil dashed from a bus carrying students of Nurjahan Memorial Mahila College on Dhaka-Sylhet highway at Satmail of Dakkhin Surma upazila in Sylhet district Thursday morning.

October 16, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Fire guts Mary Anderson restaurant in Narayanganj

Fire gutted Mary Anderson, a floating bar and restaurant, in the river of Buriganga at Pagla of Narayanganj, Wednesday night.

October 16, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Luggage thieves’ chief detained at airport: Police

Airport Armed Police Battalion detained an alleged ringleader of luggage theft cases at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on Thursday morning, the airport officials said.

October 16, 2014 · 0 comments · National
41 Malaysia-bound job seekers held

41 Malaysia-bound job seekers held

A contingent of 25 job seekers was arrested by Ramu police on early Thursday ahead of their illegal voyage to Malaysia.

October 16, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Putin says gas transit to Europe via Ukraine still problematic

Putin says gas transit to Europe via Ukraine still problematic

Russian natural gas transit through Ukraine to Europe is still problematic and alternative supply routes, such as the planned South Stream pipeline, should be used to solve the issue, President Vladimir Putin said in an interview.

October 16, 2014 · 0 comments · International, Other World News

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