Archive for August 21st, 2015

Ctg transport worker leader Nurul rescued

Two days after he was kidnapped by some miscreants from the city’s Bandartilla area, transport worker leader Nurul Islam was rescued from Mirersarai upazila of the district on Friday night.

August 21, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Bangladesh families receive compensation for Al Ain bus crash

Thirty months after the deadliest bus crash in UAE, compensation has been paid to families in Bangladesh, bringing their financial ordeal to an end.

August 21, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Family says RAB detain Kushtia Swechchasebak League leader

The family members of district unit Swechchasebak League general secretary Sazzad Hossain Sabuj alleged that members of the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) picked Sabuj up from Mawna in Gazipur early on Friday.

August 21, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics
Malala Yousafzai

Malala celebrates exam success

Malala Yousafzai, the youngest person ever to win the Nobel peace prize, has another reason to celebrate after posting a string of top grades in her GCSEs, a set of important exams faced by British teenagers.

August 21, 2015 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International

One killed in Tangail ‘gunfight ’

A man was killed in a gun battle with Rapid Action Battalion in Shamarghat under Sadar upazila in the early hours of Friday. The victim was identified as Md Mozibur Rahman Sheikh, 40, son of late…

August 21, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Aug 21 grenade attack not a political act but terror attack: BNP

Bangladesh Nationalist Party’s standing committee member Nazrul Islam Khan on Friday said that August 21 grenade attack was not a political action but a terror attack and demanded that the real…

August 21, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

2 madrasa girls killed in Trishal road crash

Two female madrasa students were killed as a truck ran over them on Dhaka-Mymensingh highway in Noudha area of Trishal upazila on Friday. The deceased were identified as Nadia, 14 and Ripa, 14, students of…

August 21, 2015 · 0 comments · National

RAB seized 7.5 lakh pain-killer tablets in Barisal

A team of Rapid Action Battalion on Friday raided a pharmaceutical factory in the Barisal city and seized 7,64,100 banned pain-killer…

August 21, 2015 · 0 comments · National
India extends Taslima Nasreen’s visa by one year

India extends Taslima Nasreen’s visa by one year

Exiled Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen’s visa was today extended for a year by the home ministry. The decision has been taken following an intervention of home minister Rajnath Singh as Taslima has…

August 21, 2015 · 0 comments · International, South Asia

Ulema League president stabbed in city

Miscreants on Friday stabbed the president of central executive working committee of Bangladesh Awami Ulema League, the ruling Awami League-backed ulema organisation, at Paltan in the capital…

August 21, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Thailand increases reward for bombing suspect

Thai authorities have tripled to $85,000 a reward for information leading to the arrest of the main suspect in the country’s worst ever bombing…

August 21, 2015 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International

Minor drowns in rainwater-filled pit in city

A minor girl drowned in a pit filled with rainwater near her house on the Kathalbagan-Kalabagan Road in the city’s Kathalbagan area on Friday…

August 21, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Sri Lanka’s prime minister sworn in as 2 parties sign deal

Sri Lanka’s new prime minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, was sworn in Friday and the island nation’s two major political parties — formerly bitter rivals — signed an agreement to work together in the new parliament…

August 21, 2015 · 0 comments · International, South Asia

17 petrol bombs, 15 crude bombs, firearms recovered in Habiganj

Members of Border Guard Bangladesh recovered 17 petrol bombs, 15 crude bombs and three firearms from Dharmapur village in Madhabpur upazila…

August 21, 2015 · 0 comments · National
North Korea warns of war after exchange of fire with South

North Korea warns of war after exchange of fire with South

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Friday declared his frontline troops in a ‘quasi-state of war’ and ordered them to prepare for battle a day after South Korea fired dozens of artillery rounds across the rivals’ border in response to what the South said were several rounds of North Korean artillery launched at the South. The North has made […]

August 21, 2015 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International

5 of a family burnt in Keraniganj fire

Five members of a family sustained burn injuries when a fire broke out at a house at Ekoria Tila Bari in South Keraniganj area of Dhaka early Friday…

August 21, 2015 · 0 comments · National
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Man dies as tiger sculpture falls at Sonargaon intersection

An unidentified man died as the sculpture of Royal Bengal Tiger at Sonargaon intersection in the city’s Panthapath area collapsed on him early Friday…

August 21, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Prime accused in BNP leader murder case held in Patuakhali

Police arrested the prime accused in the BNP leader Shamim murder case at Dhulia Paner Bazar in Bauphal upazila of Patuakhali on Thursday…

August 21, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

‘Terror’ killed in Gazipur ‘gunfight’

Gazipur Detective Branch of police said on Friday that an alleged terror, wanted in two murder cases, was killed in a gunfight with them at Dakkhin Salna in the district…

August 21, 2015 · 0 comments · National
Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras. – Reuters photo

Tsipras resigns, paving way for snap Greek election

Prime minister Alexis Tsipras resigned on Thursday, hoping to strengthen his hold on power in snap elections after seven months in office in which he fought Greece’s creditors for a better bailout deal but had to cave in…

August 21, 2015 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International

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