Archive for August 13th, 2015

2 shot dead in Badda

Two people were shot dead by unidentified assailant at Badda in the city on Thursday evening, police said.
Two other people were injured in the shooting,said Abdul Jalil, the officer in-charge of Badda police…

August 13, 2015 · 0 comments · National

2 Madaripur girls killed after ‘rape’

Two schoolgirls were killed allegedly after rape by miscreants in Sadar upazila on Thursday.
Officials at Sadar Hospital said four unidentified youths brought the two girls of Mustafapur High School to the hospital in a critical condition in the afternoon, claiming that the duo took poison to commit suicide, reports United News of Bangladesh…

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2 held over blogger Niloy murder

Plainclothes police detained two ‘members of the banned Islamist outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT)’ here on Thursday evening in connection with blogger Niladri Chattopadhyay Niloy murder, reports United News of Bangladesh…

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JnU teacher sent to forced leave for harassing student sexually

The Jagannath University authorities on Thursday sent a teacher of the university into forced leave for unidentified period and demoted…

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Tigers, Sunderbans can be saved through joint efforts: US

United States Agency for International Development in Bangladesh Mission’s director, Janina Jaruzelski, on Thursday said by working together…

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5 Barisal colleges asked to explain why HSC courses won’t be cancelled

Barisal Education Board on Thursday served show cause notice on five colleges to explain why it would not cancel its approval for conducting Higher Secondary Certificate course…

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Pogose School now part of JnU

The Jagannath University authorities approved the decision of merging the age old Pogose School in Old Dhaka with the university in the 68th syndicate meeting on Thursday…

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ACC resumes probe into non-funded part of Sonali loan scam

The Anti Corruption Commission on Thursday resumed its probe into the non-funded part of the much-talked-about Sonali Bank loan scam…

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BNP-led alliance renews demand for inclusive polls

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party-led alliance on Thursday said it wants a free, fair, competitive and inclusive election under a non-party administration…

August 13, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

India prepares to pay $1.4b Iran oil dues

Indian refiners have got the green light to prepare to pay Iran $1.4 billion in oil dues, two sources with knowledge of the issue said, in one of the first signs that last month’s nuclear deal is helping Tehran unlock frozen funds…

August 13, 2015 · 0 comments · Business, International

Swedish prosecutor drops three Assange cases

Swedish prosecutors said on Thursday they had dropped investigations into allegations of sexual assault made in 2010 against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange…

August 13, 2015 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International

Society yet to get rid of killing culture started with Bangabandhu murder: PM

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday said the society is yet to get rid of the trend of killing children, women and pregnant women which started with the assassination of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman…

August 13, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Miscreants tried to burn newspaper office in Barisal

Unidentified miscreant on Thursday tried to set fire to the office of a local vernacular daily newspaper Desh-Janapad in Barisal…

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Court takes congnisance of charge against MP son Rony

A Dhaka court on Thursday took cognisance of charge against Bakhtiar Alam Rony, son of Awami League MP Pinu Khan, in a case filed for shooting two people…

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Civilians gather at the scene of bomb attack in Jameela market in the Iraqi capital's crowded Sadr City neighborhood Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015. A massive truck bomb ripped through a popular Baghdad food market in a predominantly Shiite neighborhood in the early morning hours on Thursday, killing dozens of people, police officials said. --AP Photo

Truck bombing at Baghdad market kills 62; IS claims blast

A massive truck bomb ripped through a popular Baghdad food market in a predominantly Shiite neighborhood in the early morning hours on Thursday, killing at least 62 people…

August 13, 2015 · 0 comments · International, Middle East

BCL men assault Rokeya University executive engineer

The executive engineer of Begum Rokeya University of Rangpur was assaulted allegedly by a group of activists of the campus unit of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) over extortion on Wednesday…

August 13, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

New export policy approved

The new export policy aiming at improving testing standard for export of quality goods was approved by a cabinet committee on Wednesday…

August 13, 2015 · 0 comments · Business, National
In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency smoke and fire erupt into the night sky after an explosion in the Binhai New Area in north China's Tianjin Municipality on Thursday, August 13, 2015. China’s state broadcaster, CCTV, said that at least 17 people were killed in the explosions late Wednesday and that 32 were in critical condition in hospital. Hundreds of others were taken to hospital.  – AP exchange photo

44 dead as huge warehouse blasts hit Chinese port

Huge explosions in a warehouse district sent up massive fireballs that turned the night sky into day, killing at least 17 people and injuring hundreds in the Chinese port city…

August 13, 2015 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International

ICT sends two Netrakona war crimes suspects to jail

The International Crimes Tribunal-1 on Thursday sent two Netrakona war crimes suspects – Ahmed Ali, 72, and Abdur Rahman, 68 – to jail after they were produced before the tribunal…

August 13, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

BJP to continue giving citizenship to Hindu Bangladeshi immigrants

The national president of Indian Bharatiya Janata Party, Amit Shah, said on Wednesday that the BJP-led government at the Centre will combat the menace of illegal immigration from…

August 13, 2015 · 0 comments · International, South Asia

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