Archive for August 17th, 2015

Teenage boy tortured to death at Hazaribagh

As there seems no end to repression of children, another teenage boy was tortured to death allegedly by a local leader of a student body in the city’s Hazaribagh area…

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Officials close off an intersection after an explosion in Bangkok, Monday, Aug. 17, 2015. A large explosion rocked a central Bangkok intersection during the evening rush hour, killing a number of people and injuring others, police said. --AP Photo

Bomb in Thai capital kills 27, wounds 78

A bomb on a motorcycle exploded on Monday just outside a Hindu shrine in the centre of the Thai capital, killing at least 12 people, police and a rescue worker said.

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Conspiracy on against judiciary: CJ

Chief Justice SK Sinha on Monday urged lawyers to stay alert against conspiracy being hatched to thwart the judiciary’s independence and its vibrancy…

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Kushtia AL leaders’ firearm licence cancelled

Kushtia district magistrate on Monday cancelled the registrations of 10 firearms belonging to the local Awami League leaders…

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Journalist Probir Sikdar sent to jail

A Faridpur court on Monday sent journalist Probir Sikdar to jail in a case filed under the Information and Communication Technologies Act…

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Quit to prove you’re ready to sacrifice, BNP to PM

Hailing the prime minister for her remarks that she is ready to make any sacrifice for the country, Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Monday urged her to take an initiative for placing a bill…

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2 put on 3-day remand over Badda triple murder

2 put on 3-day remand over Badda triple murder

Detectives in a drive arrested two men from the city’s Badda area on Sunday night in connection with the triple murder case in…

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6 hurt in gas explosions in city

Six people, including two minor boys, received burn injuries in separate gas explosions in the city’s Pallabi and Demra on Monday…

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Pankaj hands over memorabilia of INS Vikrant

Indian high commissioner to Bangladesh Pankaj Saran on Monday handed over the memorabilia of Indian naval aircraft carrier INS Vikrant to Chief of Naval Staff…

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Newsmen, free thinkers demand Prabir Sikdar’s release

Journalists, free thinkers and family members of arrested journalist Prabir Sikdar on Monday demanded unconditional release of Prabir…

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Cabinet okays tough law against money laundering

The cabinet has given final approval to the draft of ‘The Money Laundering Prevention (Amendment) Act, 2015’ bringing necessary change in the existing law…

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10 injured in clash at Gopalganj college

At least 10 people were injured in a clash between two groups of students at Muksudpur Degree College in Gopalganj on Monday…

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Egypt president signs new anti-terrorism law into effect

Egyptian state media says president Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has signed into law a new anti-terrorism bill which has prompted criticism from some politicians and rights groups…

August 17, 2015 · 0 comments · International, Middle East

ITU picks Hasina for ICT’s award

International Telecommunication Union has selected Bangladesh prime minister Sheikh Hasina for ICT’s Sustainable Development Award this year. The state minister for post and telecommunications…

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Myanmar ruling party meets ahead of parliamentary showdown

Myanmar’s president Thein Sein made a rare appearance at the ruling party headquarters on Monday as his newly installed leadership team prepared for a showdown in…

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Bodies of 3 newborn found in Mymensingh drain

Police recovered three bodies of newborn babies from a drain in Polytechnic Institute area in Mymensingh town on Monday morning. Officer-in charge of Kotwali Model Police Station Kamrul Islam said on…

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HC passes split order on Maya’s JS membership

HC passes split order on Maya’s JS membership

A two-member High Court bench on Monday passed split order on a writ petition that challenged the legality of holding offices by Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya as a member of…

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Police BCI (Bangladesh) Ltd. director Shahjahan Sarkar to jail after the Drug Court of Dhaka awarded ten years imprisonment in paracetamol adulteration case. — Indrajit Ghosh

6 paracetamol adultrators get 10 yrs jail

A Dhaka court on Monday sentenced 10-year jail to six top officials of BCI (Bangladesh) Ltd for manufacturing spurious paracetamol syrup that killed many children in 1992…

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JnU online admission process begins on Aug 29

The online admission process for the first year honours courses at Jagannath University for 2015-16 academic session will begin on August 29 and continue till September 17, JnU registrar…

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‘Yaba trader’ killed in ‘gunfight’ in Ctg

An alleged yaba trader was killed in a gunfight between his cohorts and Rapid Action Battalion on Dhaka-Chittagong bypass road in Faujdarhat area of Sitakundu early Monday…

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