Archive for January 7th, 2015

AL leader killed in Jhenaidah infighting

A local leader of Awami League was killed while four activists injured in a clash between two factions of the ruling party in Kaliganj upazila of Jhenaidah on Wednesday…

January 7, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

2 killed as police open fire on blockaders in Noakhali

Two people were killed while 20 others injured as police opened fire on blockaders during a clash with them…

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Firefighters carry a victim on a stretcher at the scene after a shooting at the Paris offices of Charlie Hebdo, a satirical newspaper, January 7, 2015. – Reuters photo

12 killed in attack on Paris newspaper

Masked gunmen stormed the Paris offices of a satirical newspaper Wednesday, killing 12 people before escaping, in France’s deadliest terror attack in at least two decades…

January 7, 2015 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
A file photo shpws police escorts Bangladesh Nationalist Party’s acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir to jail after a Dhaka court rejected his bail prayer.

Fakhrul sent to jail

A Dhaka metropolitan magistrate court on Wednesday sent Bangladesh Nationalist Party acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir to Dhaka Central Jail rejecting bail and…

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Hearing on charges against 2 Netrakona suspects deferred

The International Crimes Tribunal-1 on Wednesday deferred the hearing on 1971 war crimes charges against two Netrakona suspects Md Obaidul Huq alias Taher, and…

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Bangladesh diplomat must face U.S. lawsuit: judge

A U.S. judge on Tuesday rejected a request by a Bangladesh diplomat and his wife to dismiss a lawsuit by a former domestic worker who accused them of forcing him to…

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Sylhet mayor Arif suspended

The government on Wednesday suspended Sylhet mayor Ariful Haque Chowdhury, also a charge-sheeted accused in former finance minister…

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Shashi Tharoor may be questioned in wife’s murder probe

Former Indian minister and former United Nations diplomat Shashi Tharoor may be questioned by Delhi police after they…

January 7, 2015 · 0 comments · International, South Asia

UK provides expert for Sunderbans oil-spill clean-up moves

The United Kingdom on Wednesday announced to provide an expert adviser support in the oil-spill clean-up operation of Sunderbans world heritage site caused by…

January 7, 2015 · 0 comments · National
Khaleda’s confinement rolls into 5th day

Khaleda’s confinement rolls into 5th day

Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia’s confinement to her Gulshan office rolled into the fifth day on Wednesday as huge number of law enforcers were still stationed in…

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Car bomb kills 30 outside Yemen police college

Car bomb kills 30 outside Yemen police college

A car bomb exploded outside a police college in Yemen’s capital Sanaa on Wednesday, killing about 30 people and wounding more than 50, police sources said, underscoring the country’s deteriorating…

January 7, 2015 · 0 comments · International, Middle East

Divers spot tail of AirAsia

Divers and an unmanned underwater vehicle on Wednesday spotted the tail of the AirAsia plane that crashed into the Java Sea with 162 people on board, an important finding because the jet’s black…

January 7, 2015 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International

11 dead as bus falls into gorge in Andhra Pradesh

10 college students and a forest guard were killed and 30 others injured when a state-run bus in which they were travelling fell into a gorge in…

January 7, 2015 · 0 comments · International, South Asia

Sylhet BNP calls dawn-to-dusk strike for Thursday

Sylhet unit of Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Wednesday announced a dawn-to-dusk strike for Thursday in the district protesting the confinement of its chairperson Khaleda Zia and arrest of…

January 7, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics
Tarique Rahman. – New Age file photo

HC bans covering Tarique Rahman

The High Court on Wednesday asked the government to ensure that no print and electronic media, online post and even social media publishes any statement of…

January 7, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

One killed in Sirajganj reported attack of blockaders

An auto-rickshaw passenger was killed after the auto-rickshaw overturned on Bogra-Nagarbari road in Ullapara of Sirajganj reportedly losing control after…

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Pakistan hangs two militants from outlawed sectarian group

Pakistan hanged two members of an outlawed sectarian group on Wednesday, the latest in a string of executions after the government lifted a moratorium on the death penalty following a militant attack…

January 7, 2015 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
The photo shows, a deserted bus terminal at Gabtoli in the city on Tuesday. BNP called for a countrywide indefinite blockade on Sunday as its chairperson Khaleda Zia was put to a confinement to thwart its scheduled rally. — Indrajit Ghosh

People do not support BNP’s blockade: Maya

The minister for disaster management, Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya on Wednesday said the people of the country have rejected indefinite blockade programme enforced…

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Three buses set on fire in Jessore, 45 arrested

Unidentified miscreants set three buses on fire in Jessore town early Wednesday and Tuesday night. The driver’s assistant of a bus sustained…

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Graft cases: Khaleda’s lawyers seek time

Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia’s lawyers filed a time petition with a special court in the capital’s Bakhshibazar on Wednesday in the Zia Orphanage Trust and Zia Charitable Trust graft cases lodged against her…

January 7, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

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