Archive for March 27th, 2015

Two killed in compressor blast in city

At least two people were killed after the compressor of textile factory exploded in the capital’s Shampur on Friday night.

March 27, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Salah Uddin’s wife laments at no reply from PM

Hasina Ahmed, wife of disappeared Bangladesh Nationalist Party joint secretary general Salah Uddin Ahmed, on Friday lamented at the no reply from the prime minister Sheikh Hasina to her letter seeking tracing whereabouts of her husband…

March 27, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Nigeria claims destroying Boko Haram headquarters

The Nigerian army said it destroyed the headquarters of Boko Haram after capturing the northeastern town of Gwoza from the Islamist insurgent group…

March 27, 2015 · 0 comments · International, Other World News

Manjur resigns as Chittagong mayor, collects nomination form for next race

Chittagong mayor M Manjur Alam, also the Bangladesh Nationalist Party-backed candidate in the upcoming polls to Chittagong City Corporation, on Friday resigned from the post and collected the nomination paper the next mayoral contest…

March 27, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

4,000 fishermen stranded on some Indonesian islands

An estimated 4,000 foreign fishermen are stranded on a number of remote islands in eastern Indonesia, including men revealed in an Associated Press investigation to have been enslaved, an aid group said…

March 27, 2015 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International

Mirza Abbas, Ripon pick nomination form for Dhaka south

Bangladesh Nationalist party standing committee member Mirza Abbas and the party’s international affairs secretary Asaduzzaman Ripon on Friday took nomination forms to compete for mayoral race of the Dhaka south city corporation…

March 27, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Newspaper vehicle overturns killing 1 in city

A newspaper press employee was killed and four others were injured as a pickup van carrying newspapers overturned on the road near Kamalapur Pir Jangi Mazar…

March 27, 2015 · 0 comments · National
New York building collapse injures 19; gas blast blamed

New York building collapse injures 19; gas blast blamed

An apartment building collapsed in a fiery burst of rubble on Thursday and flames spread to nearby buildings in what officials said appeared to be a gas-related explosion, injuring 19…

4 JMB men held with grenade, explosives in city

Members of Rapid Action Battalion in a drive arrested four members of banned Islamist militant outfit Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh in possession of a grenade and some explosives at Kasai Bazar in…

March 27, 2015 · 0 comments · National
Myanmar army commander pledges successful elections

Myanmar army commander pledges successful elections

Myanmar’s powerful army commander has pledged to work to support successful elections in November and warned that the army will not tolerate instability or armed threats…

March 27, 2015 · 0 comments · International, South Asia

Apple’s Tim Cook to give away all his money

Apple Inc chief executive Tim Cook is joining the roster of the very rich who are giving away their wealth. Fortune magazine cited the head of the world’s largest technology corporation as saying he planned to donate his estimated $785 million fortune to charity – after paying for his 10-year-old nephew’s college education. ‘You want to be the pebble in […]

Brazil's Neymar JR (R) celebrates with his team mates after scoring against France during their international friendly soccer match at the Stade de France, in Saint-Denis, near Paris, March 26, 2015. – Reuters photo

Neymar and Willian shine as Brazil beats France 3-1

Striker Neymar scored his 43rd international goal and midfielder Willian set up two as Brazil beat France 3-1 on Thursday in another step in rebuilding its credibility…

March 27, 2015 · 0 comments · Football, Sports
Co-pilot deliberately slams plane in Alps

Co-pilot deliberately slams plane in Alps

Passengers with moments to live screamed in terror and the pilot frantically pounded on the locked cockpit door as a 27-year-old German co-pilot deliberately and wordlessly smashed…

— Sourav Losker

Nation celebrates Independence and National Day

The nation is celebrating its 45th Independence Day and paying homage to the war martyrs by placing floral wreaths at the National Memorial at Savar…

March 27, 2015 · 0 comments · National

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