Archive for August 1st, 2015

Student commits suicide, minor boy electrocuted at JU

A former student of Jahangirnagar University allegedly committed suicide by taking pesticide at Bishmail area adjacent to the university campus on Saturday…

August 1, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Primary evidence validates salesgirl’s gang-rape

Physicians at the forensic department of Dhaka Medical College Hospital in a test on Saturday found the primary evidence of gang-rape of a salesgirl in the city…

August 1, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Small vessel operation suspended in southern districts

Operation of small vessels remained suspended in southern districts on Saturday as rivers continue to swell and incessant downpour in southern region after affect of Komen…

August 1, 2015 · 0 comments · National

President congratulates residents of enclaves

President Abdul Hamid congratulated the residents of 162 enclaves, turning to be Bangladeshi and Indian citizens, following exchange of the enclaves at 12.01 am today as per the Land Boundary…

August 1, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

3 go missing as sand-laden bulkhead capsizes in Padma

At least 32 sand collecting labourers went missing as a sand-laden bulkhead capsized in River Padma at Kumarbhog area of Munshiganj with 58 labourers and crew onboard on Saturday afternoon…

August 1, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Rain washes out third day’s play at Sher-e-Bangla

Heavy rain delayed the start of the third day’s play in the second and final Test between Bangladesh and South Africa at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium…

August 1, 2015 · 0 comments · Cricket, Sports
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Transport workers block Buriganga Bridge protesting toll hike

Transport workers on Saturday blocked the First Bangladesh- China Friendship Bridge over Buriganga at Postagola in the city, protesting against the newly imposed toll hike by the roads and highways…

August 1, 2015 · 0 comments · National

1.40 lakh Yaba pills seized in Teknaf

Members of Border Guard Bangladesh in a drive recovered 1.40 lakh pieces of Yaba tablet in new Jetty area of Teknaf in Cox’s Bazar…

August 1, 2015 · 0 comments · National
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Auto-rickshaw drivers block Dhaka-Mawa highway

Compressed Natural Gas-run auto-rickshaw owners and workers blocked Dhaka-Mawa highway at Balukandi bus stand of Gajaria in Munshiganj…

August 1, 2015 · 0 comments · National
People walk on the beach of Saint-Andre, Reunion Island, as a French law enforcement helicopter searches for more plane debris, Thursday, July 30, 2015. A 6-foot long piece of an airplane was found off Reunion Island on Wednesday by people cleaning the beach. Air safety investigators, one of them a Boeing investigator has identified the component as a "flaperon" from the trailing edge of a Boeing 777 wing, a U.S. official said. Flight 370, which disappeared March 8, 2014, with 239 people on board, is the only 777 known to be missing. AP Photo

Boeing debris arrives in Paris for lab test

Airplane debris that washed up on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion and may belong to the vanished Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 arrived in France on Saturday for investigators to study its origin…

August 1, 2015 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International
Mullah Omar successor: Taliban leaders ‘not consulted’

Mullah Omar successor: Taliban leaders ‘not consulted’

The Afghan Taliban’s Supreme Council was not consulted over the election of a new leader following the death of founder Mullah Omar, reports BBC.

August 1, 2015 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
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Continuous rain creates havoc on city life

Incessant showers for the past few days disrupted normal life in the capital city and most part of Bangladesh…

August 1, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Minor maid raped in Jessore; rapist held

A minor female domestic help was violated allegedly by her master’s son at Basundia in Benapole of Jessore on Friday…

August 1, 2015 · 0 comments · National
Four people, including children, were killed while two went missing and three others injured in a landslide, caused by incessant rainfall for the last nine days at Hospital Para in Lama early Saturday.--New Age photo

4 killed in Bandarban landslide

Four people, including children, were killed while two went missing and three others injured in a landslide, caused by incessant rainfall for the last nine days…

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Bin Laden relatives killed in private jet crash in Britain

A private jet crashed in southern England on Friday, killing four people on board, a spokesman for Britain’s Hampshire…

People at Dasiarchhora enclave in Phulbari of Kurigram inscribe the word ‘Swadhinata’ with candles, left, and bring out jubilant procession carrying the national flag as Bangladesh and India swap enclaves as per Land Boundary Agreement midnight past Friday.— Sourav Loskar

ENCLAVE SWAP: People celebrate freedom at midnight

Enclave dwellers both old and young, men and women celebrated ‘freedom from confined life’ of 68 years in a festive mood by lighting 68 candles in each enclave and hoisting the Bangladesh national flag at midnight past Friday, the very moment when 162 such territories in Bangladesh and India ceased to exist…

August 1, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, TOP STORIES

Fund to make cheap electricity diverted to prepaid metres

The government is planning to set up pre-paid electric metres through the Electricity Development and Maintenance Fund, violating the guideline for the use of the fund…

August 1, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, TOP STORIES

No auto-rickshaws on highway from today

The ban on the movement of compressed natural gas-fired three wheeler auto-rickshaws on highways comes into effect from this morning…

August 1, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

New telecom products to come under intelligence scrutiny

The country’s telecom regulator has been asked to take consent from the national telecommunication monitoring centre before approving new product launch, including those by cell phone companies…

August 1, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, TOP STORIES
Boat, auto-rickshaw and rickshaw share the same street as the torrential rain for the past few days inundate the area inside Dhaka-Narayanganj-Demra embankment. The photo was taken at Kutubpur on Friday.— Sony Ramany

Cyclone Komen makes landfall

Cyclonic storm Komen, which crossed Chittagong coast near Sandwip at 6:00am on Friday, became weak, turned into land depression and lay over central part of the country near Faridpur in the evening…

August 1, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, TOP STORIES

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