Archive for August 8th, 2015

Noted singer Farida Yasmin dies

Noted singer Farida Yasmin died of old-age complications on Saturday evening at the BIRDEM hospital where she was undergoing treatment.

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5 women lynched being branded as witch in India

Dozens of villagers in eastern India beat to death five women Saturday, accusing them of practicing witchcraft and blaming them for a series of misfortunes in the village, police said.

August 8, 2015 · 0 comments · International, South Asia

Niloy victim of govt’s political ploy, says Khaleda’s adviser

Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson’s adviser Khandaker Mahbub Hossain on Saturday alleged that blogger Niladri Chaterjee alias Niloy was killed as part of the government’s political ploy…

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Niloy murder: Panel formed to probe ‘police negligence’

A three-member committee has been formed to investigate the allegation against police that they had denied to register a general diary when slain blogger Niladri Chaterjee alias Niloy had gone to the police station in May last…

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Afghans gather at the site of a car bomb attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Aug. 7, 2015. A bomb hidden in a truck exploded in the center of the Afghan capital, killing several people and wounding hundreds, police and health officials said Friday. Police chief Abdul Rahman Rahimi said the pre-dawn blast was near a Defense Ministry compound, but that all of the victims were civilians, including women and children.-- AP Photo

Attacks on army, police, US spl forces kill 50 in Kabul

Two massive attacks in Kabul on Friday, one near a government and military complex in a residential area and the other a suicide bombing outside a police academy…

August 8, 2015 · 0 comments · International, Middle East

CHT Commission concerned at ‘violation’ of indigenous people’s rights

The Chittagong Hill Tracts Commission has voiced concern at the continued violation of rights of indigenous people and lack of political will to ensure their rights as Bangladesh citizens…

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Clarke to retire after final Ashes test

Australia captain Michael Clarke will retire after the final Ashes test against England this month, he told Australian television on Saturday…

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Kidnapped schoolboy found dead in Sherpur , 4 held

The body of an 8-year old schoolboy who was kidnapped six days ago was recovered from a hillock near Madhutila Eco Park in Nalitabari of Sherpur on Saturday…

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Habiganj college student stabbed dead by ‘classmates’

A college student was stabbed to death allegedly by some of his classmates on the campus of Shachindra Degree College in Baniachang of Habiganj on Saturday.

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Prime minister Sheikh Hasina addresses a discussion marking 85th birth anniversary of Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib at Osmani Memorial Hall in Dhaka on Saturday.--BSS photo

Politics over religious sentiment won’t be tolerated: PM

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Saturday warned that the government will not allow anyone in Bangladesh to do politics over religious sentiment.

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IS vows more attacks following Saudi mosque bombing

The Islamic State group has released an audio recording purporting to feature the suicide bomber who killed 15 people at a police compound mosque in Saudi Arabia…

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Villagers rejoice as Mustafiz lands at Jessore airport

Villagers rejoice as Mustafiz lands at Jessore airport

Meteoric rising cricketer Mustafizur Rahman was given cosier reception by the people of his locality for his outstanding performance in the several cricket tournaments, including the world cup, as he landed Jessore airport this morning…

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Cruelty to children won’t be spared: PM

Cruelty to children won’t be spared: PM

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday said that the culprits behind the recent violence against children will not be spared and that the criminals will get exemplary punishment…

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Hasina’s govt morally culpable for Niloy murder, says Taslima

Writer in exile Taslima Nasreen on Saturday said the government of Sheikh Hasina was morally culpable for gruesome murder of blogger Niladri Chattapaddhay who used to write on pseudonym Niloy Neel…

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India tightens security along Pakistan border

India tightens security along Pakistan border

India has heightened security measures along the Pakistan border, particularly the Punjab-Rajasthan stretch after intelligence agencies intercepted chatter that a group of 10 Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT)…

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Four Bangladeshi students killed in accident at Saudi

Four Bangladeshi students of Jeddah Bangladesh International School were killed and seven others injured in a minibus accident in Jeddah of Saudi Arab…

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JL leader hacked to dead in Noakhali

A local leader of Juba League, youth wing of ruling Awami League, was hacked to death by miscreants at Deoti of Sonaimuri in Noakhali…

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Derailment snaps Chittagong rail link with Dhaka, Sylhet

Train communications between Chittagong, Dhaka and Sylhet remained snapped since Saturday morning following derailment of a freight train at Banasua in Comilla…

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4 sued over killing blogger Niloy

A case was filed against four unidentified people in connection with the killing of blogger Niladri Chaterjee alias Niloy…

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3 of a family burnt in city explosion

At least three members of a family were burnt in an explosion at the city’s central road neighbourhood on Saturday morning…

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