Archive for August 29th, 2015

34th BCS result published

The result of the 34th Bangladesh Civil Service Exams was published on Saturday evening…

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Bangladesh nationals’ death toll in Libya boat capsize climbs to 24

The death toll of Bangladeshis in Libya boat capsize raised to 24, including three children, said a Bangladeshi diplomat from Libya on Saturday…

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Chad executes 10 Boko Haram members by firing squad

Chad has executed 10 members of Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram by firing squad, a day after they were sentenced on terrorism charges…

August 29, 2015 · 0 comments · International, Other World News

5 ‘organ traffickers’ remanded

A Dhaka metropolitan magistrate court on Saturday placed five suspected members of an international human organ trafficking gang on a 3-day remand in a case filed…

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38 girls, young women killed in Swaziland crash

At least 38 girls and young women were killed in a crash while travelling to a famous traditional festival in Swaziland, a rights group said on Saturday…

August 29, 2015 · 0 comments · International, Other World News

Witnesses identify one of Niladri murderers: police

Asha Moni, widow of slain blogger and writer Niladri Chhatterjee, and her sister Isrhat Tanwi, have identified one of the people who had killed Niladri inside his house at Goran…

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Thai police say suspect in Bangkok bombing arrested

Police hunting for the perpetrators of Thailand’s deadliest bombing arrested a suspect on Saturday they said fit the description of a man identified on security cameras as leaving a rucksack…

August 29, 2015 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International

BNP demands cancelling increased price of electricity and gas

Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Saturday asked the government to cancel the latest price hike of electricity and gas and demanded fresh public hearing…

August 29, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Egypt sentences Al Jazeera newsmen to 3 years in jail

An Egyptian court sentenced three Al Jazeera TV journalists to three years in prison on Saturday for operating without a press license and broadcasting material harmful to Egypt, a case that has triggered an international outcry…

August 29, 2015 · 0 comments · International, Middle East
Supporters of pro-democracy group ‘Bersih’ (Clean) gather as they prepare to march to Dataran Mederka in Malaysia's capital city of Kuala Lumpur on Saturday. — Reuters photo

Thousands rally urging Malaysian leader to quit

Thousands of Malaysians are set to protest in the capital Kuala Lumpur and elsewhere, calling for prime minister Najib Razak to step down over a financial scandal…

August 29, 2015 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International

IU launches BEd course

Islamic University Institute of Education and Research on Saturday launched bachelor of education course…

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Students go out on demo protesting at transfer of teachers in Madaripur

Students go out on demo protesting at transfer of teachers in Madaripur

Students of Government Nazimuddin College in Madaripur went on out demonstrations in the two on Saturday protesting at the transfer of three teachers of the college and announced boycott of classes for indefinite period…

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Bridge repair triggers 30km tailback in Brahmanbaria

A 30-kilometre long tailback was created on both sides of the Dhaka-Sylhet highway on Saturday for suspension of vehicular movement due to repair work of Shahbazpur Bridge in Sarail of Brahmanbaria…

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2 more ‘Arakan Army’ members held in Rangamati

Two Myanmar nationals were arrested for their suspected link to Myanmar insurgent group ‘Arakan Army’ from Kainda in Rajasthali of Rangamati early Saturday…

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Two killed in truck-pick up collision in Bogra

Two people were killed and four other injured in a road accident in Bogra on Saturday as truck and a pick up van collided head on at Sherua Battala of Shahjahanpur on Dhaka-Rangpur highway…

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Taliban kill 8 police officers in attacks

An Afghan official says at least eight police officers have been killed in separate attacks by Taliban insurgents in eastern Afghanistan…

August 29, 2015 · 0 comments · International, South Asia

Drowning claims lives of 18,000 children a year

Drowning claims the lives of at least 50 children a day and 18,000 children a year in the country, while the number of near-drowning incidents per year is over 68,000…

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Faizul Hasan Quadri, a retired government official in Bulandshahr of Uttar Pradesh is building a scaled-down replica of the historic Taj Mahal in memory of his wife Tajammuli Begum. Quadri has sold a piece of his farmland, his wife's jewellery and used up his life's savings to meet the spiralling cost of construction. —HT Photo

Retired postmaster gets govt aid to build ‘mini’ Taj on wife’s tomb

An 80-year-old retired postmaster, who had exhausted all his savings in building a ‘mini’ Taj Mahal in Bulandshahr in the memory of his late wife, has got financial aid from the government of Indian state of Uttar Pradesh in constructing the mausoleum, in which he wishes to be buried beside his woman…

August 29, 2015 · 0 comments · International, South Asia

White supremacist takes stand in Jewish site shootings

A white supremacist charged with killing three people at Jewish sites in suburban Kansas City spent more than two hours Friday telling jurors how he planned the attacks and is sorry he did not kill more people…

August 29, 2015 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International

3 of a family killed in Jamalpur microbus plunge

Three members of a family were killed and four others injured as a microbus plunged into a roadside ditch at Battamor Natunbazar on the Roumari-Bakshiganj road in Bakshiganj of Jamalpur early Saturday…

August 29, 2015 · 0 comments · National

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