Archive for March 20th, 2015

46 killed, 200 wounded as suicide bombers hit 2 mosques in Yemen

At least 16 people were killed when suicide bombers blew themselves up in two mosques in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Friday during noon…

March 20, 2015 · 0 comments · International, Middle East

Woman, grandson electrocuted as wire snaps on them

A woman and her grandson were electrocuted as a high-tension wire snapped and fell on them in Painpara of Kaukhali in Rangamati on Friday noon…

March 20, 2015 · 0 comments · National
Australian batsman Shane Watson (R) and Glenn Maxwell celebrate following their six wicket win over Pakistan in their Cricket World Cup quarter final match in Adelaide, March 20, 2015. — Reuters photo

Australia thrash Pakistan to book India semi-final

Recalled paceman Josh Hazlewood took four wickets as Australia dismissed a wasteful Pakistan for 213 runs at the Adelaide Oval on Friday…

March 20, 2015 · 0 comments · ICC Cricket World Cup 2015
Family of a victim of Buddhist Muslim riots wail in Mandalay, Myanmar, on July 3, 2014. — Reuters file photo

Myanmar convicts five over fake rape claim that sparked riots

A Myanmar court convicted five people for spreading fabricated allegations that a Muslim man raped a Buddhist woman, which led to deadly riots…

March 20, 2015 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International

Businessman abducted from Dhaka, rescued in Moulvibazar

The Rapid Action Battalion on Thursday evening rescued an abducted businessman from a Mekanichhara hilly area of Sreemangal in Moulvibazar…

March 20, 2015 · 0 comments · National

AL activist hacked dead in Lakshmipur

An Awami League activist was hacked to death by some miscreants in Sherpur in Lakshmipur on Friday. The deceased was identified as Golam Maula, son of Abdul Mannan, a resident of…

March 20, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics
BNP’s decision on city corp poll ‘soon’

BNP’s decision on city corp poll ‘soon’

Bangladesh Nationalist Party standing committee member Mahbubur Rahman on Friday said the party would make public its ‘final decision’ over placing candidates in the upcoming elections to…

March 20, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

FBI should be called to trace Salah Uddin, says Mahbubur

Bangladesh Nationalist Party standing committee member Mahbubur Rahman on Friday said the US Federal Bureau of Investigation should be called if the local agencies fail to…

March 20, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics
ICC comes up with explanation of controversial no ball

ICC comes up with explanation of controversial no ball

The International Cricket Council has backed match officials criticised by the governing body’s own president over a controversial no-ball decision in Thursday’s World Cup quarter-final between…

March 20, 2015 · 1 comment · ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

BGB trashes hill people’s demand of withdrawing Babuchara battalion

Officials of Border Guard Bangladesh in Khagrachari on Friday trashed the demand of hill people to withdraw a new battalion of border force established at Babuchara of…

March 20, 2015 · 0 comments · National
Eclipse sweeps across Atlantic, visible only from remote islands

Eclipse sweeps across Atlantic, visible only from remote islands

A solar eclipse swept across the Atlantic Ocean on Friday with the moon set to block out the sun for a few thousand sky gazers on remote islands with millions more in Europe…

Rescue work in progress at Bachhrawan in Raebareli, where two coaches and engine of the Dehradun-Varanasi Janta Express were derailed, on Friday.-- PTI Photo

Train derails in north India, killing 26 people

A passenger train derailed Friday in northern India, killing six people and injuring at least a dozen others, an official said…

March 20, 2015 · 0 comments · International, South Asia

BNP activist held with firebombs, claims RAB

The Rapid Action Battalion claimed that it detained a Bangladesh Nationalist Party activist along with 20 crude bombs and 20 firebombs…

March 20, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Obama to Iran’s people: ‘Best opportunity in decades’ to pursue different future with US

US president Barack Obama, in a message to Iran’s people and leaders on Thursday, said this year represented the ‘best opportunity in decades’ to pursue…

Shootout at Kashmir police station kills 6

Suspected rebels wearing army uniforms stormed an Indian police station in Kashmir, killing a policeman and sparking a four-hour gun battle that left two paramilitary soldiers…

March 20, 2015 · 0 comments · International, South Asia

5 burnt as truck firebombed in Feni

At least five people, including a truck driver, sustained burn injuries as miscreants set a truck afire by hurling firebombs…

March 20, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Islamic State says it killed tourists in Tunisia

Tunisia said it would deploy the army to major cities and arrested nine people on Thursday after 20 foreign tourists were shot dead in an attack on a museum which Islamic State militants called ‘the first drop of the rain’. Japanese, Italian, Spanish and British visitors, as well as three Tunisians, were among the victims of the attack, which took […]

March 20, 2015 · 0 comments · International, Other World News
In this October 1, 2014 file photo, president Barack Obama meets with Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. -- AP photo

Obama tells Netanyahu US to ‘reassess’ policy on Israel, Mideast diplomacy

President Barack Obama told Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday that Washington would ‘reassess’ its options on US-Israel relations and Middle East diplomacy…

Former Australian PM Malcolm Fraser dies

Former Australian PM Malcolm Fraser dies

Former conservative Australian prime minister Malcolm Fraser, who led the country from 1975 to 1983 but later turned against his party over its tough immigration policy…

March 20, 2015 · 0 comments · International, Other World News

BNP, AL provide a startling contrast

The activists of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party-led alliance still appeared active in the streets particularly outside Dhaka while their leaders were hardly seen in the party programmes…

March 20, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

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