Archive for August 19th, 2015

4 ‘robbers’ lynched in Chapainawabganj

Four suspected robbers were lynched on Rohonpur-Bholahat road in Gomastapur of Chapainawabganj Wednesday night. Police superintendent of the district, Bashir Ahmed, confirmed the deaths. Quoting locals, our correspondent reported a gang of robbers numbering four men were preparing to commit robbery at Makrampur bridge neighbourhood around 8:00pm. Locals, on suspicion, thrashed them heavily leaving one Golam Rabani, 40, dead on […]

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BCL men killed in gunfights, not crossfire: Minister

The minister for home affairs, Asaduzzaman Khan, on Wednesday claimed that the two slain Bangladesh Chhatra League leaders were killed in Dhaka and Magura on Tuesday in gunfights, not crossfire…

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Tripura schoolgirl raped by hospital staff in Bandarban

A Lama Health Complex staff and his fellow raped class X student patient on the hospital complex in Bandarban on Tuesday. The victim, a Tripura community member, was…

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WAR CRIMES TRIAL: Haider now acting chief prosecutor

Senior prosecutor Syed Haider Ali was given the charge of acting chief prosecutor of the International Crimes Tribunal as the chief prosecutor Golam Arief Tipoo is…

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HC grants Mosharraf conditional bail

The High Court on Wednesday granted bail to Bangladesh Nationalist Party leader Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain in a money laundering case on the condition that he would surrender his passport to the…

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Stalkers lynch woman for protesting harassment of daughter

Stalkers in Tarash of Sirajganj lynched a woman on Wednesday as she protested sexual harassment to her daughter. The victim was Khushi Begum, 45, wife of…

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Gazipur mayor Mannan suspended

The government on Wednesday suspended Bangladesh National Party-backed Gazipur mayor MA Mannan as he has been charged with criminal offences. The local government, rural development and cooperative…

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(From left) Bangladesh prime minister Sheikh Hasina and her counterpart Narendra Modi.

Hasina meets Modi, discusses bilateral issues

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Tuesday met her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi at his official residence in New Delhi on Wednesday and discussed bilateral issues, including strengthening business ties…

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Islamic State militants behead archaeologist in Palmyra

Islamic State militants beheaded an antiquities scholar in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra and hung his body on a column in a main square of the historic site…

August 19, 2015 · 0 comments · International, Middle East
EC officials assault newsmen at Agargaon

EC officials assault newsmen at Agargaon

A reporter and a cameraperson of private television Channel 24, were assaulted by some Election Commission officials at Agargaon in the city on Wednesday noon…

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Avijit, Ananta killing mastermind, 2 others on 7-day remand

Avijit, Ananta killing mastermind, 2 others on 7-day remand

A Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrates Court on Wednesday granted a 7-day remand for the three members each of banned Islamist militant outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team…

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Indian brothers behead teen sister, display head

Two brothers, enraged by the affair their 17-year-old sister was carrying on with a cousin, beheaded the girl and marched around the village with the severed, bleeding head…

August 19, 2015 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
Ershad rules put mid-term polls chances

Ershad rules put mid-term polls chances

Jatiya Party chairman HM Ershad, also a special envoy of the prime minister, on Wednesday ruled possibilities of any mid-term polls…

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Mulayam triggers outrage saying ‘Rape by 4 Men, Is it Possible?’

Indian politician Mulayam Singh Yadav once again triggered uproar claiming that many rape cases were made out to be gang-rapes but it is ‘not practical’…

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Journalist Probir Sikdar shows victory sign getting released from jail after a Faridpur Court on Wednesday granted him bail in a case filed under Information and Communications Technology Act. — Focusbangla photo

Probir Sikdar gets bail

A Faridpur corut on Wednesday granted bail to journalist Probir Sikdar in a case filed under the Information and Communication Technologies Act…

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Shaukat Mahmud on 3-day remand

Shaukat Mahmud on 3-day remand

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday granted a three-day remand for Shaukat Mahmud, president of a faction of Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists…

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Court orders Rizvi’s treatment at BSMMU

The High Court on Wednesday directed the jail authorities to admit Bangladesh Nationalist Party joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University hospital…

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Call for enacting law for Chalan bil conservation

Scientists and development activists have voiced for formulation of a law restricting further encroachment and degradation of wetland, biodiversity and…

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Hill people boycott markets in Bandarban

Hill people boycott markets in Bandarban

Hill people in Bandarban on Wednesday went on daylong boycott of markets demanding full implementation of the Chittagong Hill Tracts Accord. Boycotting the markets was a part of non-cooperation movement by…

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Rapid Action Battalion on Tuesday night arrested three Supreme Court lawyers Shakila Farzana, Mahfuz Chowdhury Bapan and Liton Hasan on charge of terror financing. — Focusbangla photo

RAB arrests 3 Supreme Court lawyers for terror financing

The Rapid Action Battalion on Wednesday arrested three Supreme Court lawyers for funding Islamist militant outfit Shaheed Hamza Brigade…

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