Archive for September 11th, 2015

87 dead as crane crashes into Makkah’s Grand Mosque

87 dead as crane crashes into Makkah’s Grand Mosque

At least 62 people were killed and 30 injured when a crane crashed into the Grand Mosque of Saudi Arabia’s holy Muslim city of Mecca Friday, the civil defence said on Twitter, reports Agence-France-Presse…

September 11, 2015 · 0 comments · International, Middle East

41 Shibir men held in city

Police arrested 41 Shibir leaders and activists allegedly while holding a clandestine meeting at a restaurant in the city’s Farmgate area on Friday afternoon…

September 11, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

RU students block road over 6-point demand

Students of Rajshahi University on Friday blocked Dhaka-Rajshahi highway in front of their university to press home their six-point demand…

September 11, 2015 · 0 comments · National
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Tarana Halim receives threat

State minister for post and telecommunication Tarana Halim has been threatened over phone for her tough stance on illegal voice over internet protocol trade and SIMs…

September 11, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

60 turtles seized in capital, 3 jailed

The Rapid Action Battalion and the officials of Bangladesh Forest Department on Friday seized around 60 turtles from Shakhari Bazar area of Old Dhaka…

September 11, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Honoring Mujib and Zia could pave way for national unity: BNP

Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Friday said that beginning of national unity could take place through providing due honour to the country’s founding president Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and late president Ziaur Rahman…

September 11, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

3 Ansarullah men on 7-day remand

The Metropolitan Magistrates Court on Friday granted a 7-day remand for each of the three arrested banned Islamist outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team men, including…

September 11, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics
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Students call strike at private universities

Two platforms of private university students called separate programmes on Friday, demanding the withdrawal of VAT on tuition fees…

September 11, 2015 · 0 comments · National
Cows graze in a field near a farm in La Chapelle-Caro, central Brittany, France, September 2, 2015. Hundreds of tractors were heading towards Paris for a protest due to take place on Thursday where French farmers will call for more help with low prices and high costs in the European Union's largest agricultural producer country. --Reuters photo

Cattle influx from India resumes as Eid-ul-Azha gets close

The cattle influx from India has resumed along the border in Kurigram ahead of Eid-ul-Azha after months’ of fall in its supply since April this year as Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh had asked BSF jawans to put a stop to cattle smuggling across the India-Bangla border…

September 11, 2015 · 0 comments · National
More Japan rivers burst banks triggering further floods, 23 missing

More Japan rivers burst banks triggering further floods, 23 missing

Floods that swept houses off their foundations and crushed others under landslides spread across Japan on Friday as more rivers burst their banks, leaving at least 23 people missing – including two children – and forcing more than 100,000 to flee. A severe rain warning remained in effect for parts of northern Japan but floodwaters were slowly retreating in the […]

September 11, 2015 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International

Indian court convicts 12 in 2006 Mumbai train bombs trial

An Indian court on Friday convicted 12 of 13 men accused of planning blasts that ripped through Mumbai commuter trains in 2006, killing more than 180 people and wounding hundreds…

September 11, 2015 · 0 comments · International, South Asia

Man burnt to death in Kishoreganj

An auto-rickshaw driver was burnt to death allegedly by some spoiled youths at Amati Shibpur village in Kishoreganj sadar on Thursday night. The victim was Shamim, 20, son of Jahangir Miah, United News of Bangladesh reports. Family sources said some youths of the area had been using the fish enclosure of Nindu Miah, adjacent to Shamim’s house, for taking drugs […]

September 11, 2015 · 0 comments · National

2 killed in Gazipur road accident

Two people, including a woman, were killed and three others injured as a bus knocked down a Compressed Natural Gas-run auto-rickshaw on Dhaka-Mymensingh highway in Sripur upazila of Gazipur on Friday morning…

September 11, 2015 · 0 comments · National
UN strongly approves Palestinian proposal to raise flag

UN strongly approves Palestinian proposal to raise flag

The UN General Assembly overwhelmingly approved a resolution Thursday allowing the Palestinians and the Holy See to raise their flags at UN headquarters — a symbolic step pursued by the Palestinians in their quest for an independent state…

September 11, 2015 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
Venezuela opposition leader Lopez jailed for 13 years

Venezuela opposition leader Lopez jailed for 13 years

Venezuela’s best-known jailed opposition figure, Leopoldo Lopez, was jailed for 13 years on Thursday on charges of inciting 2014 anti-government protests that spiraled into violence killing more than 40 people.

September 11, 2015 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
US to accept 10,000 Syrian refugees -White House

US to accept 10,000 Syrian refugees -White House

President Barack Obama has directed his administration to prepare to take in at least 10,000 Syrian refugees over the next year, the White House said on Thursday…

September 11, 2015 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
Private university students chant slogans demanding withdrawal of VAT on their tuition fees during protests on Mohakali-Gulshan link road on Thursday. —Sourav Lasker

PRIVATE UNIVERSITY TUITION FEES : VAT triggers student protests

The recent slapping of 7.5 per cent value added tax on tuition fees triggered day-long protests by thousands of private university students Thursday bringing the capital’s traffic to complete halt…

September 11, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

Miscreants attack private univ students

Staff Correspondent
Some unidentified youths on Thursday attacked private university students, who were protesting against value added tax imposed on their tuition fees…

September 11, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, TOP STORIES

Pvt univs to pay VAT, not students: Muhith, NBR

The finance minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith on Thursday said the authorities of private university will have to pay the value added tax imposed on the tuition fees of private universities…

September 11, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

Univ teachers call work abstention on Sep 13, 17

Federation of Bangladesh University Teachers’ Association called a fresh full day work abstention on Sunday, September 13, and Thursday, September 17, demanding review of the new pay scale and a separate pay scale…

September 11, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

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