Archive for October 20th, 2014

32 killed in Natore road mishap

32 killed in Natore road mishap

At last 21 people were killed and 20 others injured in a head-on-collision between two buses at Baraigram of Natore, the northern part of Bangladesh…

October 20, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Customs seize 30 gold bars at Shahjalal

Customs intelligence on Monday night seized 30 gold bars, weighing three kilograms, and arrested one person at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in this connection.

October 20, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Another accused in Tangail arson attack arrested

Rapid Action Battalion on Monday arrested a person, who had allegedly set fire on a house in Tangail in which a woman and her three daughters were…

October 20, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Suicide attack kills at least 17 in Baghdad

A suicide bomber has targeted a Shiite mosque in central Baghdad, killing at least 17 worshippers on Monday said the Iraqi officials. A police officer said the attacker blew up his explosives-laden vest as…

October 20, 2014 · 0 comments · International, Middle East

MK Anwar indicted for ‘inciting communal tension’

A Dhaka court on Monday framed charges against Bangladesh Nationalist Party standing committee member MK Anwar in a case filed under the Information and Communication Technology Act on charges of instigating…

October 20, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Bangladeshi plead guilty in FBI bribery scheme

Two Connecticut men including a Bangladeshi national have pleaded guilty in White Plains federal court to bribery and fraud charges in a case in which a former FBI agent is also charged…

October 20, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Bangladesh-UAE security coop deal gets cabinet nod

The cabinet today approved a proposal for signing of an agreement between Bangladesh and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) aimed at boosting cooperation…

October 20, 2014 · 1 comment · National

Police detain 8 DU students as ‘they are Shibir activists’

The Shahbagh police detained eight students of Dhaka University without any allegation early hours of Monday, the police said. They are: Mohammad Sohail, Masood Rana, Obaidul Hasan, Humayun Ahmed, Alauddin Al Azad, Ruhul Ameen, Shimul Hossain and…

October 20, 2014 · 0 comments · National
HC asks govt to examine travelers to detect Ebola virus

HC asks govt to examine travelers to detect Ebola virus

The High Court on Monday directed the government to take necessary steps to identify incoming air, land and ship travelers to screen them if they have contaminated…

October 20, 2014 · 0 comments · National
US open visa collection centres in Chittagong, Sylhet

US open visa collection centres in Chittagong, Sylhet

The US Embassy in Dhaka has opened its visa collection centres in Sylhet and Chittagong, through its partner organisation, Saimon…

October 20, 2014 · 0 comments · National

ICT sets Nov 5 to order on indictment of 3 Bagerhat war crimes suspects

The International Crimes Tribunal-1 on Monday set November 5 to decide if it would order to indict three Bagerhat war crimes suspects…

October 20, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Another arrest warrant for Latif Siddique issued

Another arrest warrant for Latif Siddique issued

A metropolitan magistrate court in Dhaka on Monday issued another arrest warrant for recently-fired minister Abdul Latif Siddique as he did not show up after being summoned for his remarks…

October 20, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Politics

DB arrests two more accused in Bhashantek murder

The Detective Branch of police disclosed on Monday that they arrested two more accused in the murder of Nasir Uddin at Bhashantek of Dhaka. Their identities could not…

October 20, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Comedians honor Jay Leno with top US humor prize

Comedians honor Jay Leno with top US humor prize

The joke was on Jay Leno as comedians saluted the former “Tonight Show” host Sunday when he received the top U.S. humor prize. Jimmy Fallon, Jerry Seinfeld and Wanda Sykes celebrated Leno’s famous work ethic and poked fun as…

October 20, 2014 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
Trekking tragedy shakes Nepal’s faith in shoestring tourism

Trekking tragedy shakes Nepal’s faith in shoestring tourism

German tourist Tobias Pantel is determined to leave soon on a five-day hike in the Annapurna region, the very place where dozens were killed by a freak blizzard and avalanches in Nepal’s most deadly…

October 20, 2014 · 0 comments · International, South Asia

BSF detains two Bangladeshis on Thakurgaon frontier

The Indian Border Security Force detained two Bangladeshi citizens at Dabri frontier of Haripur upazila in Thakurgaon on Sunday night…

October 20, 2014 · 0 comments · National

USA seeks Asia’s help in anti-Islamic State push

US secretary of State John Kerry is in Indonesia for a brief visit aimed at building Asian support for the fights against Islamic State extremists and the deadly Ebola virus…

October 20, 2014 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International

‘Foreign submarine in Swedish waters’

Sweden released on Sunday a grainy photo of a mysterious vessel in Stockholm’s archipelago, as the military hunted for a foreign submarine or divers in the country’s biggest such…

October 20, 2014 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
Japanese trade and industry minister Yuko Obuchi announces her resignation during a press conference at her ministry in Tokyo Monday, October 20, 2014. Obuchi resigned Monday amid growing controversy over allegations that she misused campaign funds. -- AP Photo

Japanese trade and industry minister quits

Japan’s trade and industry minister has submitted her resignation to prime minister Shinzo Abe over claims she abused political funds…

October 20, 2014 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International

New citizenship law in the offing

The government has initiated steps to frame a new citizenship law that would allow ‘dual citizenship’, but restrict ‘citizenship by birth’ of those whose parents are not Bangladeshi citizens…

October 20, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

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