Archive for August 18th, 2015

3 killed, 2 injured being electrocuted in Munshiganj

At least three people were killed and two were injured being electrocuted at Dingabhanga of Munshiganj on Tuesday evening…

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Bangladesh team celebrates after defeating India in third  SAFF Under-16 Football Championship on Tuesday. --New Age photo

Bangladesh clinch SAFF U-16 title

Hosts Bangladesh lifted the title of the third SAFF Under-16 Football Championship by defeating India 4-2 in tie-breaker in the final in on Tuesday…

August 18, 2015 · 0 comments · Football, Sports

2 accused of Hazaribagh teenage boy killing put on remand

A Dhaka metropolitan magistrate court on Tuesday approved a two-day remand for the two accused in the case of teenage boy…

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7 killed in Rajshahi accident

At least seven people, including two women and two children, were killed when a sand-laden truck collided head on with a human-hauler…

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HC asks govt to stop ads in English in 30 days

The High Court on Tuesday directed information and cultural affairs secretaries ministries to stop the use of English in advertisements in all media in 30 days…

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Hasina going India to attend funeral of Pranab’s wife

The prime minister Sheikh Hasina is going to New Delhi on Wednesday morning to attend the funereal of Indian President Pranab Mukherjee’s wife Suvra Mukherjee…

August 18, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

ACC to go after 5 railway officials

The Anti Corruption Commission is set to pursue a case against five employees of Bangladesh Railway for allegedly embezzling about Tk 50 lakh…

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2nd blast in Bangkok, none hurt

A day after Bangkok’s deadly bomb attack there has been a second explosion in the capital, this time at a ferry pier, but no one was…

August 18, 2015 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International

Muhith for a second thought on scrapping time scale, selection grade

The minister for finance, AMA Muhith, on Tuesday said the decision to scrap the time scale and selection grade facilities for government officials should be…

August 18, 2015 · 0 comments · Business, National
HC asks EC to explain legality of including minor in voter list

HC asks EC to explain legality of including minor in voter list

The High Court on Tuesday directed the election commission to explain in 10 days why inclusion of citizen below 18 in the voter list would not…

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30 Bangladeshis held while going to India illegally

Police in a drive arrested 30 Bangladeshis nationals while they were attempting to illegally cross into India through the border at Noapara in Abhaynagar…

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MQM MP shot, wounded in Karachi attack

A Pakistani opposition lawmaker was shot and wounded in an attack on Tuesday in the southern port city of Karachi, police said. Abdul Rashid Godil, a member of the powerful…

August 18, 2015 · 0 comments · International, South Asia

Suu Kyi endorses ousted Myanmar ruling party leader an ally

Myanmar’s Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi said on Tuesday her opposition would ally with powerful ousted ruling party leader Shwe Mann, as the country’s political forces re-align in the…

August 18, 2015 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International

No entry of journalists, visitors at Biman headquarters

Biman Bangladesh Airlines in a recent office order has restricted all movements of visitors including journalists inside its headquarters at Kurmitola following an unpleasant circumstance with…

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Govt yet to decide on bringing back bodies of 2 workers killed in Libya

The Wage Earners Welfare Board was yet to decide to repatriate the two Bangladeshi workers who were killed in a road accident in…

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A Monday’s file photo shows journalist Probir Sikdar is being taken to a Faridpur court in a case under the ICT Act was filed against him for ‘tarnishing the image’ of a minister. — Banglar Chokh photo

Court sends Probir into 3-day remand

The first cognizance court of Faridpur on Tuesday sent journalist Probir Sikdar into three-day remand for interrogating him custody in case filed under Information and Communications Technology Act…

August 18, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Order on Ekattar TV after examining video record on CJ’s conversation

The Appellate Division on Tuesday said it would pass order later on private channel Ekattar Television after examining records of its telecasted news and a talk show based on a ‘leaked conversation’ between the…

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Pranab Mukherjee’s wife passes away

Pranab Mukherjee’s wife passes away

Indian president Pranab Mukherjee’s wife Suvra Mukherjee, who was in critical condition, passed away on Tuesday. Suvra Mukherjee had been undergoing treatment at the Army Hospital (Research and Referral) in Delhi since August 7, reports Zee News. ‘It is informed with deep sorrow that First Lady Suvra Mukherjee passed away this morning (August 18, 2015). She left for her heavenly […]

August 18, 2015 · 0 comments · International, South Asia

Concise statement on Mir Quasem’s appeal sought from state

The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the state counsels to submit a concise statement before it within the next two weeks on an appeal filed by condemned war criminal Mir Quasem Ali against his death sentence…

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Shaukat Mahmud

Police pick up Shaukat Mahmud

Police arrested the president of a faction of Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists Shaukat Mahmud from Panthapath in Dhaka on Tuesday in a case of arson to a bus in Jatrabari…

August 18, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

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