Archive for March, 2015

Grid failure interrupts power supply in Dhaka, Siddhirganj

Siddhirganj-Ulan grid failure on Tuesday evening interrupted power supply for over two hours in entire Siddhirganj area in Narayanganj and a large area of Dhaka city, officials said…

March 31, 2015 · 0 comments · National

‘Criminal’ hacked dead in Cox’s Bazar

Unidentified miscreants hacked to death a wanted criminal at Islampur in the suburb of Cox’s Bazar town on Tuesday evening…

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IS attacks Syrian village, kills 37

Islamic State fighters killed at least 37 people in a Syrian village near the city of Hama overnight, a group monitoring the war said, part of a pattern of attacks by the ultra-radical force…

March 31, 2015 · 0 comments · International, Middle East
PM castigates ICC for Kamal snub

PM castigates ICC for Kamal snub

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Tuesday termed it unfortunate and odd that International Cricket Council (ICC) president AHM Mustafa Kamal was not allowed onto the stage for…

2 madrassah students on 8-day remand in Oyasiqur murder

A Dhaka metropolitan magistrate court on Tuesday placed the two accused on eight days’ police interrogation each in the murder case of online activist Oyasiqur Rahman…

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ECNEC approves importing 600MW power from India

The government on Tuesday approved of importing additional 600MW power from neighbouring India at a cost of about Tk 1,600 crore via the electricity interconnectivity grid…

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BNP-led alliance calls fresh 24-hour hartal except Dhaka, Chittagong

Bangladesh Nationalist Party-led alliance on Tuesday called a fresh 24-hour hartal across the country except Dhaka and Chittagong city, protesting against…

March 31, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Level-playing field to remain for all: Nasim

Awami League-led alliance spokesperson Mohammed Nasim on Tuesday said there would remain level-playing field for all during the upcoming three city corporation polls…

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UN concerned over attacks on intellectuals in Bangladesh

UN concerned over attacks on intellectuals in Bangladesh

The United Nations has expressed deep concern over attacks on different journalists and other intellectuals in Bangladesh in recent days…

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US offer for global climate treaty: 28 percent emissions cut

US offer for global climate treaty: 28 percent emissions cut

The United States will offer a roughly 28 percent emissions cut as its contribution to a major global climate treaty nearing the final stages of negotiation, according to people briefed on the White House’s plans…

Babri mosque demolition: Indian SC issues notice to top BJP leader L K Advani

Babri mosque demolition: Indian SC issues notice to top BJP leader L K Advani

The Indian Supreme Court on Tuesday sought responses from senior BJP leader L K Advani and others on a plea against dropping of criminal conspiracy charge against them in the…

March 31, 2015 · 0 comments · International, South Asia

Chapainawabganj boat capsize: 4 bodies recovered

Local people recovered four bodies this morning after a boat capsized in the river of Padma at Monohorpur village of Chapainawabganj…

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Blogger Oyasiqur buried at Lakshmipur village

Blogger Oyasiqur buried at Lakshmipur village

Murdered blogger Oyasiqur Rahman Mishu, 27, was buried in their family graveyard on Tuesday after the namaz-e-janaza at his village home in Lakshmipur…

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Rizvi on 3-day fresh remand

A Dhaka court on Tuesday granted three days’ fresh remand for questioning Bangladesh National Party joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi…

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5,500 kgs of Hilsha fry seized in city

Rapid Action Battalion on Tuesday morning seized 5,500 kilograms of jatka (Hilsha fry) from Karwan Bazar wholesale fish market in the city and arrested 11 people…

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Mother, daughter hacked to death at Gazipur

A woman and her daughter were hacked to death in their house at Pabur village of Kapasia in Gazipur on early Tuesday…

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Vettori confirms international cricket retirement

Vettori confirms international cricket retirement

New Zealand left-arm spinner Daniel Vettori confirmed what many expected in announcing his retirement from international cricket upon the team’s return from the World Cup on Tuesday…

March 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Cricket, Sports

Restore democratic freedoms, end onslaught on dissent: Int’l civic bodies

Global civil society alliance, CIVICUS, and the Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) expressed their grave concerns over what they said the unabated incursions on fundamental human rights…

March 31, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics
Air strike kills at least 40 at Yemen camp

Air strike kills at least 40 at Yemen camp

An air strike killed at least 40 people at a camp for displaced people in north Yemen on Monday, humanitarian workers said, in an attack…

March 31, 2015 · 0 comments · International, Middle East

German co-pilot was once treated for suicidal tendencies

How could someone once diagnosed with suicidal tendencies get a job as a commercial pilot, entrusted with the lives of hundreds of people? That’s the question being asked after officials confirmed…

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