Archive for August 5th, 2015

TIB reveals unholy nexus behind question paper leaks

Coaching centres and government employees have been part of a big nexus in leaking question papers prior to all the public examinations, reveals a new study of the Transparency International Bangladesh…

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Show cause notice on BCC chief engineer

The local government, rural development and cooperatives ministry served show case notice on Barisal City Corporation chief engineer Nurul Islam for irregularities…

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Wasim Akram. — Reuters file photo

Wasim Akram survives gun attack in Karachi

Former captain of Pakistan cricket team Wasim Akram escaped an assassination attempt when unidentified assailants opened fire at his car on Shah Faisal road near…

BCL attacks IU students as they protest playing music in library

Two students of Islamic University in Kushtia came under attack of activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League as they requested them not to play music inside the…

August 5, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Govt chalks up anti-accord activities: Santu Larma

Parbatya Chattagram Jana Sanghati Samiti president Jyotirindra Bodhipriya Larma on Wednesday alleged that the government was chalking up and carrying out activities against the Chittagong Hill Tracts Accord keeping aside its implementation…

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War crimes trial: ICT defers charge hearing against 5 Karimganj suspects

The International Crimes Tribunal-1 on Wednesday deferred the hearing on charges against five war crimes suspects of Karimganj in Kishoreganj to…

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Afghan locals gather at the site of a bomb blast in Kandahar province. The chief of police in Kandahar province survived the insurgent truck-bomb attack that killed four civilians, a spokeswoman for NATO-led forces and Afghan officials. — Reuters file photo

Civilian casualties rise as Afghan war intensifies in 2015

Armed clashes were the leading cause of almost 5,000 civilian casualties recorded in Afghanistan in the first half of 2015, the United Nations said on Wednesday, as fighting intensified following…

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China says has halted reclamation work in South China Sea

China has halted reclamation work in the South China Sea, the country’s foreign minister said on Wednesday, at a meeting of Southeast Asian foreign ministers where the disputed waters…

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India captures Pakistani militant in Kashmir after attack

Indian forces captured a Pakistani militant on Wednesday after a deadly attack on a military convoy in the disputed Kashmir region…

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Another minor boy tortured to death in Barguna

Yet in another shocking incident, police recovered the body of another minor boy who was allegedly tortured to death at Amkhola in Taltali of Barguna on Tuesday evening…

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PM for bringing govt. colleges under public varsities

PM for bringing govt. colleges under public varsities

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday put emphasis on making the government colleges affiliated institutions of the public universities to reduce pressure…

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BCL activist beat up newsman at JnU

The Jagannath University correspondent of vernacular daily Manabkantha, Sohayel Mia, came under attack of an activist of Bangladesh Chhatra League on…

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ICT defers hearing of contempt of court case against Zafrullah

The International Crimes Tribunal 2 on Wednesday deferred the hearing in the contempt of court case against Gonoshasthaya Kendra founder Zafrullah Chowdhury…

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Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia flanked by lawyers and party men waves her hand after emerging out of the makeshift court in the capital’s Bakshibazar on June 18, 2015. – Indrajit Ghosh

GATCO Graft Case: HC asks Khaleda to surrender in 2 months

The High Court on Wednesday directed the former prime minister and Bangladesh Nationalist Party Chairperson, Khaleda Zia, to surrender before the lower court…

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (centre R), attends a meeting with foreign ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) in Doha, Qatar on August 3, 2015. Kerry is meeting his Gulf Arab counterparts for talks in Qatar as he attempts to ease the concerns of key allies over the Iran nuclear deal. REUTERS photo

Obama warns of dangers to Israel if Iran deal blocked

US President Barack Obama told U.S. Jewish leaders it was likely that rockets would fall on Tel Aviv if a nuclear deal with Iran was blocked and military action ensued, one of them said…

August 5, 2015 · 0 comments · International, Middle East
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Govt, non-govt officials involved in question leakage: TIB

Many government and non-government officials were involved with question paper leakage of public examinations, according to a Transparency International Bangladesh study.

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War Crimes Trial: Verdict against 2 Bagerhat accused on Aug 11

With abating stance on the dead Abdul Latif Talukder, the International Crimes Tribunal-1 said on Wednesday that it would declare verdict on two of its Bagerhat war crimes…

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Body formed to investigate Rakib murder

Khulna Metropolitan Police on Wednesday formed a three-member probe body to investigate into the brutal killing of 12-year-old boy Rakib at Tutpara central road in the city on Monday…

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India to offer citizenship for those fleeing religious persecution in Pakistan, Bangladesh

Indian Union Home Ministry is contemplating to amend the Citizenship Act to grant citizenship to undocumented migrants who fled religious persecution in Pakistan and Bangladesh…

August 5, 2015 · 0 comments · International, South Asia

Two justices take oath at HC

Chief Justice SK Sinha on Wednesday administers oath of offices of Justice Md Shahinur Islam and Justice Kasefa Hossain…

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