Archive for January 16th, 2015

Show restraint, end violence immediately: UN rights body

The United Nations Human Rights Commission on Friday urged all political parties in Bangladesh to show restraint and bring an immediate end to the violence…

January 16, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Attacks kill 9 people in Iraq

Authorities in Iraq say a series of bombings and mortar attacks have killed nine people in the capital, Baghdad. Police officials say the first attack took place Friday around noon when…

January 16, 2015 · 0 comments · International, Middle East

BNP-led alliance calls hartal in Rangpur for Saturday

Bangladesh Nationalist Party-led alliance on Friday called a dawn-to-dusk general strike in Rangpur district for Saturday…

January 16, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Rizvi calls for immediate step for effective dialogue

Bangladesh Nationalist Party joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi on Friday asked the government to take step right this moment for an effective dialogue for holding…

January 16, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Sow seeds of non-communal spirit among children: president

The president, Abdul Hamid, on Friday stressed sowing the seeds of non-communal spirit, indigenous culture and the ethos of liberation war among children, aiming to develop mutual…

January 16, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

4 killed in Cox’s Bazar road accident

At least three people were and three others injured when a bus rammed onto a microbus at Boroitali area of Cox’s Bazar-Chittagong highway under Chakaria on Friday morning…

January 16, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Paris police arrest 12 linked to Charlie Hebdo shootings

Police arrested a dozen people suspected of helping the Islamist militant gunmen in last week’s Paris killings, the city prosecutor’s office said on Friday as…

January 16, 2015 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International

RAB kills JCD leader at Chapainawabganj, 48-hr strike on Sunday

An alleged mastermind of all arson attacks and crude bomb blasts in Chapainawabganj was killed in a gunfight with Rapid Action Battalion personnel on early Friday at Kansat…

January 16, 2015 · 0 comments · National
Rescuers in China search for 22 missing after boat sinks

Rescuers in China search for 22 missing after boat sinks

Rescuers cut through the bottom of an upended tugboat Friday to free a Chinese interpreter and searched for 22 more missing people, including eight foreigners…

January 16, 2015 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International

Young Peruvians clash with police over cuts in labor rights

Thousands of Peruvians marched in at least 11 cities Thursday night to protest against a new law that strips workers between ages 18 and 24 of some labor rights, and some of the demonstrations turned violent…

January 16, 2015 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International

JCD leader shot dead at Noakhali

In two separate incidents at Noakhali on Thursday night a local Jatiyatabadi Chatra Dal leader was shot dead and another person was hacked and hit by bullet…

January 16, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

China investigates senior spy chief on graft charges

China is investigating Ma Jian, one of its top spy chiefs, for corruption, the ruling Communist Party’s anti-graft watchdog said on Friday, the latest senior official felled by President Xi Jinping’s ever-widening crackdown on graft…

January 16, 2015 · 0 comments · International, South Asia

Belgian police kill two in raid on suspected Islamists

Belgian police killed two men who opened fire on them during one of about a dozen raids on Thursday against an Islamist group that…

January 16, 2015 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International

30 injured in BCL clash at DU

At least 30 people were injured in a clash between two rival groups of Bangladesh Chhatra League over a trifling matter at the Dhaka University campus on early Friday…

January 16, 2015 · 0 comments · National

ICC opens examination of Israeli-Palestinian conflict

The International Criminal Court has launched an inquiry into possible war crimes in the Palestinian territories, opening a path to possible charges against Israelis or Palestinians…

January 16, 2015 · 0 comments · International, Middle East
3 more arson victims die

3 more arson victims die

Two more people were killed in separate arson attacks while another victim who suffered burns in a similar attack six days ago, lost his battle for life on Thursday, the 10th day of the nationwide blockade enforced by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party-led alliance…

January 16, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

School, exams in turmoil

Although students have new textbooks in their hands, the normal start to their classes remain uncertain because of political unrest – especially frequent blockades and general strikes…

January 16, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

Army to resist any evil force, protect country’s sovereignty: PM

Reiterating that the Bangladesh Army has helped continue the advancement of democracy by properly discharging their duties during the last general election, the prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Thursday said they have remained fully prepared to resist any evil force and protect the country’s independence, sovereignty and integrity…

January 16, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

Khaleda spends 13th day in confinement

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia spent the 13th straight day in confinement at her Gulshan office on Thursday…

January 16, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

No clue as yet to gun attack on Reaz: police

The police so far found no substantial clue to the gun attack on Reaz Rahman, an adviser to BNP chairperson
Khaleda Zia, even 48 hours after the incident…

January 16, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

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