Archive for August 22nd, 2015

SAFF U-19 Championship: Bangladesh reach semis crushing Bhutan 2-0

Bangladesh confirmed their semifinal berth of the South Asian Football Federation Under-19 Championship crushing Bhutan U-19 side by 2-0 goals at Army Ground, Kathmandu in Nepal on Saturday…

August 22, 2015 · 0 comments · Football, Sports
River Muhuri continues to swell due to onrush of upstream waters. A bridge over the river in Phulgazi of Feni is about to submerged by flood water. The photo was taken on Friday. — Focusbangla photo

FFWC forecasts deterioration of flood

The Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre on Saturday forecasts deterioration in flood situation as major rivers continue to swell…

August 22, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Shaukat Mahmud lands in jail

A Dhaka metropolitan magistrate court on Saturday sent Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson’s adviser and journalists’ union leader Shaukat Mahmud to jail on the expiry of his three-day remand in an arson case filed with the city’s Ramna police station…

August 22, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Egypt sentences Brotherhood leader to life imprisonment

An Egyptian court sentenced Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie and other prominent Brotherhood figures to life in prison on Saturday over an attack on a police station…

August 22, 2015 · 0 comments · International, Middle East

10 killed as bomber hits military camp in southern Somalia

Somali security officials say a suicide bomber has attacked a military camp in the southern port city of Kismayo, killing at least 10 soldiers…

August 22, 2015 · 0 comments · International, Other World News

Ashraf for stronger AL with strengthened associate bodies

Awami League general secretary Syed Ashraful Islam on Saturday underscored the need for strengthening the party’s associate bodies with a view to strengthening the mother organisation…

August 22, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics
Taj Mahal chandelier falls apart

Taj Mahal chandelier falls apart

A 60-kg British-era copper chandelier at the main entrance of 17th century Taj Mahal crashed down recently, prompting the Archaeological Survey of India to initiate a probe into the matter…

August 22, 2015 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
Ruling party activists and local people at Kaliakair of Gazipur block Dhaka-Tangail highway on Saturday carrying the body of slain Juba League leader Rafiqul Islam demanding exemplary punishment to the killers. – New Age photo

Ruling party men block highway carrying slain Juba League leader’s body

Ruling party activists and local people at Kaliakair of Gazipur blocked Dhaka-Tangail highway for about half an hour on Saturday carrying the body of slain Juba League leader Rafiqul Islam demanding…

August 22, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics
Prime minister Sheikh Hasina addresses  a function distributing the best Community Clinic Awards-2014 and inauguration of ‘e-learning programme’ for the Community Healthcare Providers at the Osmani Memorial Auditorium in Dhaka on Saturday.--BSS photo

Govt to set up health sector trust fund: PM

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Saturday said her government would set up a trust fund like the education assistance trust fund so that none can shut down the community clinics with the change in government…

August 22, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics
This image released by the Royal Thai Police on Wednesday, August 19, 2015, shows a detailed sketch of the main suspect in a bombing that killed a number of people at the Erawan shrine in downtown Bangkok, on Monday. Thailand's national police chief said Wednesday that a deadly bombing at a central Bangkok shrine was carried out by ‘a network,’ as investigators focused on a man seen in a grainy security video leaving a backpack behind just 20 minutes before the explosion.  The message above the sketch says ‘Criminal record registration department.’ – AP photo

Thai authorities trace bombing suspect’s route

Thai authorities say they’re making progress in their investigation into Monday’s bombing in central Bangkok and that the city’s security situation has stabilized…

August 22, 2015 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International

Myanmar ruling party calls for unity after vote exposes rift

Myanmar’s ruling party on Saturday appealed for unity, saying its ousted party chief would stay ‘faithful’, after a parliamentary vote exposed a rift in the ruling bloc, amid the biggest political shake-up since the end of military rule…

August 22, 2015 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International
A truck carrying South Korean soldiers passes members of the media (R) at the border village of Yeoncheon near the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) on Saturday. —AFP photo

Two Koreas to hold high-level talks to ease tension

Top aides to the leaders of North and South Korea were due to meet at the Panmunjom truce village straddling their border on Saturday, both sides said, raising hopes for an end to a standoff that put the two sides on the brink of armed conflict…

August 22, 2015 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International

13 injured as MP’s motorcade comes under attack in Faridpur

At least 13 people were injured as the motorcade of ruling party MP Kazi Keramat Ali and Kamrunnahar Chowdhury came under attack at Pearpur on the outskirts of Faridpur town on its way to Tungipara on Saturday…

August 22, 2015 · 0 comments · National

17 trains run over man, as cops fight over turf

In a blood curdling display of bureaucratic apathy, policemen from the Indian railway police and a Bareilly station feuded over jurisdiction as the body of a man lay on the track for six hours and 16 more trains ran over it before it could be removed…

August 22, 2015 · 0 comments · International, South Asia

RU students block Dhaka-Rajshahi highway

Agitated students of Rajshahi University blocked the Dhaka-Rajshahi highway at the university’s entrance on Saturday morning protesting at the assault on three of their fellows by auto-rickshaw drivers on Friday night…

August 22, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Elephants kill man in Sherpur

A Cooch man was killed in an attack by a herd of wild elephants at Gandhigaon in Jhenaigati of Sherpur on Friday night…

August 22, 2015 · 0 comments · National
US servicemen overpower gunman in French train attack

US servicemen overpower gunman in French train attack

American servicemen overpowered a gunman armed with a Kalashnikov who opened fire on a high-speed train travelling from Amsterdam to Paris on Friday, preventing what the White House said could have been a ‘far worse tragedy’…

August 22, 2015 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International

2 held with 5kg gold, 1,500 Yaba pills at Kamalapur

Railway police arrested two people in possession of 32 gold bars weighting five kilograms and another along with 1,500 pieces of Yaba tablet from Kamalapur Railway Station in the city on Saturday morning…

August 22, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Obama imposes emergency in Washington state over wildfires

Emergency officials extended evacuation orders on Friday to additional towns threatened by a deadly array of wildfires in north-central US state of Washington as dozens of blazes swirled across the drought-parched Pacific Northwest and surrounding regions…

August 22, 2015 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International

‘Robber’ killed in Comilla ‘gunfight’

A suspected robber was killed and three others were injured in what law enforcers termed a gunfight between his cohorts and members of the Detective Branch of police at Perul on the Comilla-Laksam road early Saturday…

August 22, 2015 · 0 comments · National

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