Archive for March 6th, 2015

Bomb attacks on homes of BNP leaders in Jessore

Bomb attacks on homes of BNP leaders in Jessore

Blasts rocked Jessore town early Friday as crude bombs went off at the homes of of 11 leaders of Bangladesh Nationalist Party…

March 6, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics
FBI members visit the place where Avijit was murdered at Dhaka University on Friday--Sony Ramany

FBI visits crime scene of Avijit murder

The United States Federal Bureau of Investigation team on Friday inspected the crime scene where the writer-blogger Avijit Roy was murdered on February 26…

March 6, 2015 · 0 comments · National
108 Rohingya held at Cox’s Bazar

108 Rohingya held at Cox’s Bazar

Border Guard Bangladesh on Friday held at least 108 illegal Rohingyas when they reached a BGB check post at Balukhali area of…

March 6, 2015 · 0 comments · National
Shami takes three as India bowl out West Indies for 182

Shami takes three as India bowl out West Indies for 182

West Indies captain Jason Holder won the toss and opted to bat first in their World Cup Pool B match against defending champions India at the WACA on Friday…

— New Age file photo

North Korean diplomat held with 27 kg gold at Shahjalal airport

Customs officials and members of Airport Armed Police arrested the first secretary of North Korean embassy here along with 27 kilograms of gold…

March 6, 2015 · 0 comments · National
A man visits the Iraq National Museum in Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, March 1, 2015. On Saturday, Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi vowed to track down and punish those who were behind the smashing of rare ancient artifacts in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul. On Thursday, the Islamic State group released a video purportedly showing militants using sledgehammers to smash the statues, describing them as idols that must be removed. -- AP photo

Iraq says Islamic State militants ‘bulldozed’ ancient site

Islamic State militants ‘bulldozed’ the renowned archaeological site of the ancient city of Nimrud in northern Iraq on Thursday using heavy military vehicles…

March 6, 2015 · 0 comments · International, Middle East

Ctg arson victim dies at CMCH

A man, who suffered burn injuries in a petrol bomb attack at a CNG-run auto-rickshaw at Charia in Hathazari upazila of Chittagong Wednesday night, died at…

March 6, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Boko Haram kills 68 in Nigerian village

Suspected Boko Haram gunmen shot dead and slit the throats of 68 people—including children—in an attack on a village in Nigeria’s Borno state, according to…

Harrison Ford survives crash-landing on golf course

Harrison Ford survives crash-landing on golf course

Harrison Ford crash-landed his vintage plane Thursday after losing engine power, suffering serious but not life-threatening injuries as he used his extensive piloting experience…

Syria says it killed military leader of al-Qaida group

The military commander of al-Qaida’s Syrian affiliate was killed Thursday in an explosion targeting a meeting of senior militants in northern Syria…

March 6, 2015 · 0 comments · International

Disabilities stand in their way

The number of students with disabilities at the government primary schools have been decreasing for the last three years despite the authorities’ target of 5 per cent annual growth of such students…

March 6, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Bangladesh batsmen Tamim Iqbal (L) and Mahmudullah run between the wickets during their World cup match against Scotland at the Saxton Park Oval in Nelson on Thursday. — AFP photo

Tigers make merry of daunting target

Half-way through the game there was hardly anyone at Nelson to give Bangladesh any chance, despite it being a 300-plus pitch and the team that chased has always won here…

Dhaka city witnesses severe traffic congestion amid the Bangladesh Nationalist Party-led alliance-enforced general strike on Thursday. The photo was taken at Bangla Motors crossing in the evening. — Sanaul Haque

One killed, over a dozen burnt in firebomb attacks

A transport worker was killed and more than a dozen people were burnt in firebomb attacks at places early Thursday, the last day of a fresh spell of a five-day hartal amid a nonstop blockade called by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party-led opposition alliance…

March 6, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

UN, UK call for de-escalation of violence

The United Nations and UK Foreign Office on Thursday separately called on Bangladesh political parties to de-escalate the violence and find paths to take confidence building measures…

March 6, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
A group of youths without any banner holds a candlelight vigil around Raju Memorial Monument at Dhaka University on Thursday evening in memory of slain writer-blogger Avijit Roy. — New Age photo

FBI team starts investigation

A team of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation which arrived in Dhaka on Wednesday has launched investigation into the murder of writer and blogger Avijit Roy…

March 6, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

HC defers hearing Khaleda’s petition to stay arrest warrant

The High Court on Thursday adjourned till March 12 the hearing the petition of former prime minister and BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia seeking stay the warrant issued by a lower court to arrest her in two corruption cases…

March 6, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
US ambassador attacked in Seoul

US ambassador attacked in Seoul

The US ambassador to South Korea, Mark Lippert, was injured in an attack by a blade-wielding assailant Thursday in Seoul, the police and television reports said…

China asks Myanmar to ‘lower temperature’ on border

Myanmar must help ‘lower the temperature’ along its border with China, a senior Chinese official told a Myanmar envoy, urging all parties to exercise retraint after clashes with rebels that have pushed refugees into China…

NHRC has chief justice’s support against extra-judicial killings

National Human Rights Commission chairman, Mizanur Rahman, has said the persons involved with extra-judicial killings must be brought to justice, following a meeting with Chief Justice SK Sinha at the latter’s office on Thursday…

March 6, 2015 · 0 comments · Back Page, National, Politics

Bangladesh, India, China most at risk from river floods: study

Bangladesh, India and China are most at risk from river floods, with an increasing number of people threatened because of climate change and economic growth in low-lying regions, a study said on Thursday…

March 6, 2015 · 0 comments · Back Page, National

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