Archive for March 16th, 2015

One accused granted three-day remand

A Sylhet metropolitan magistrate court on Monday granted three day’s remand to Ataur Rahman alias Geda Miah in connection with the…

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3 killed in Sirajganj as bus plunges into ditch

Three people including a child were killed and 25 others injured as a bus plunged into a road side ditch on Bogra-Nagarbari road at Ghurka Kalitala in…

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HC adjourns hearing on Salah Uddin’s disappearance till April 8

The High Court on Monday adjourned till April 8 the hearing of its ruling that asked the government why it would not be directed to find out Bangladesh Nationalist Party leader Salah Uddin Ahmed and…

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Govt seeks info of 5 more facebook users

Govt seeks info of 5 more facebook users

The authorities of Facebook has rejected Bangladesh government’s request to provide information of five users of the social networking site…

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Pickets block road putting logs at Dighinala of Khagrachari. — New Age photo

Hill people enforce blockade in Dighinala, 11 arrested

Road communications between Dighinala of Khagrachari and other parts remain snapped as the Dighinala Bhumi Raksha Commitee enforced a blockade of the upazila for…

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Khaleda Zia. — New Age file photo

Lower court looks into Khaleda’s HC petition order

A special judge’s court in Dhaka asked Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia to submit the High Court order, currently pending, over a petition that she had filed regarding Barapukuria coal mine…

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Witness says Siraj-led Razakar forces killed his father, 50 other Hindu villagers

Prosecution witness Sukumar Das on Monday told the International Crimes Tribunal – 1 that detained war crimes accused Sirajul Islam alias Siraj Master led the Razakar forces to kill his father and 40 or 50 other…

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2 Habiganj siblings grilled

War crimes investigation agency on Monday interrogated two detained Habiganj siblings, Mohibur Rahman alias Boro Miah and Mozibur Rahman alias Angur Miah, both accused in a war crimes case, at the agency’s safe home at Dhanmondi in the city. ‘We have completed the grilling in the afternoon and got ‘important information’ from them,’ WCIA chief Md Abdul Hannan Khan told […]

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Mysterious fire burn Rana Plaza victim run factory

A mysterious fire burnt down a bag factory run by Rana Plaza victims at Anandapur in Savar on Sunday night. According to the officials of the factory, at least 15,000 pieces of…

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Cabinet okays draft IFC law restricting unlimited duty waive on imports

The cabinet on Monday endorsed the draft of ‘the International Finance Corporation Bill, 2015 incorporating a provision to restrict ‘unlimited duty exception facility’ on import of goods for the global institution operating in Bangladesh…

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HC questions DU decision over not allowing students in 2nd admission tests

HC questions DU decision over not allowing students in 2nd admission tests

The High Court on Monday directed the government and the Dhaka University authority to explain in two weeks why the varsity’s decision of not allowing aspirant students to appear in admission tests for the second time…

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Christians protest deadly Taliban church attacks in Pakistan

Christians protest deadly Taliban church attacks in Pakistan

Members of the Christian community on Monday took to the streets in Faisalabad and Lahore to register their protest over a Taliban attack on two churches in Lahore which left 15 people dead and more than 70 injured.

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

Political standoff distressing for BD’s foreign friends: UK

United Kingdom’s permanent secretary for the Department for International Development (DFID) Mark Lowcock on Monday said it is ‘very distressing’ for foreign friends of…

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AFAD urges govt to investigate into disappearance of Salah Uddin

AFAD urges govt to investigate into disappearance of Salah Uddin

Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances has urged the government to immediately investigate into BNP leader Salah Uddin’s disappearance and take all appropriate measures to surface him…

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17 killed in Nepal bus accident

At least 17 people were killed Monday when a bus slipped off a rain-drenched mountain road in northwestern Nepal…

March 16, 2015 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
In this November 21, 2010, file photo, Pakistan Air Force personnel sit in front of their JF-17 jet fighter at the 8th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition (Zhuhai Airshow) in Zhuhai, southern coast of Guangdong province, China.  China has overtaken Germany to become the world’s third-biggest arms exporter, although its 5 per cent of the market remains small compared to the combined 58 per cent of exports from the US and Russia, a new study says. -- AP photo

China now world’s 3rd biggest arms exporter

China has overtaken Germany to become the world’s third-biggest arms exporter, although its 5 per cent of the market remains small compared to…

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‘Robber’ killed in ‘gunfight’ in Faridpur

A suspected robber was killed allegedly in a police involved gunfight at Joydevpur in Alfadanga upazila of Faridpur early Monday…

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16 alleged saboteurs held in city

Members of law enforcement agencies arrested 16 alleged saboteurs from different parts of the capital in the last 24 hours, police said this morning…

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Buddhist monks sue Myanmar home minister over crackdown

Buddhist monks who suffered severe burns during a police crackdown on protesters campaigning against a Chinese-backed copper mine two years ago launched a lawsuit…

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Narayanganj office fire victim dies at DMCH

A Narayanganj fire victim who was taking treatment at Dhaka Medical College and Hospital died there on Monday morning…

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