Archive for September 12th, 2015

Twenty five people have been killed and 80 injured in a gas cylinder explosion at a restaurant in Jhabua in India today.--NDTV photo

89 killed in explosions at central India restaurant

At least 89 people were killed at a restaurant in central India on Saturday when a cooking gas cylinder exploded and triggered a second blast of mine detonators stored illegally nearby…

September 12, 2015 · 0 comments · International, South Asia

Missing BGB man’s body recovered from Sangu

The body of a Border Guard Bangladesh member, Jewel Rana, who went missing after a boat capsize on Thursday, was recovered from the Sangu River in Thanchi upazila of Bandarban on Saturday noon…

September 12, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Egypt cabinet submits resignation, president accepts

Egypt’s cabinet has resigned but will stay on in a caretaker role until a new government is formed, a statement from the office of president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Saturday, without giving a reason for the move…

September 12, 2015 · 0 comments · International, Middle East

Socialist Corbyn elected UK opposition Labour leader

Karl Marx admirer Jeremy Corbyn was elected leader of Britain’s opposition Labour party on Saturday, a victory that may make a British EU exit more likely and which one former Labour prime minister has warned could leave their party unelectable…

September 12, 2015 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International

CJ for reviewing custom of lawyers’ wearing black gowns, coats

The chief justice, SK Sinha, asked judges and Bangladesh Bar Council authority on Saturday to rethink about lawyers’ mandatory wearing of long black gowns, coats in courts considering the country’s weather and environment…

September 12, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Malaysian team due to arrive tonight to speed up recruitment

A Malaysian delegation led by a senior official of its human resources ministry is scheduled to arrive in Dhaka on Saturday night to discuss how to accelerate the process of workers’ recruitment from Bangladesh…

September 12, 2015 · 0 comments · National

10 children rescued in city, 4 arrested

Police rescued 10 children from a house in Banasri area of Rampura in the capital on Saturday noon…

September 12, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Bangladesh to be built ensuring atmosphere suiting children: PM

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Saturday said Bangladesh will be built in a way where all the children will get modern education along with the knowledge of modern technologies…

September 12, 2015 · 0 comments · National

IU to introduce 3 new departments

The Islamic University in Kushtia will introduce three new departments from the academic 2015-16 year…

September 12, 2015 · 0 comments · National

100 workers fall sick at Gazipur RMG factory

At least 100 workers of a readymade garment factory fell sick for unknown reason at Jarun in Konabari of Gazipur on Saturday…

September 12, 2015 · 0 comments · National

2 ‘human traffickers’ held from Teknaf

Police in a drive arrested two alleged human traffickers from Shah Parir Dwip in Teknaf of Cox’s Bazar early Saturday…

September 12, 2015 · 0 comments · National
Students of Bangladesh University go out on demonstration at Mohammadpur on Saturday demanding withdrawal of VAT.--New Age photo

Pvt univ students continue demo in Dhaka, Sylhet

Students of different private universities continued their demonstration at places in Dhaka and Sylhet on Saturday demanding scrapping value-added tax on private education services…

September 12, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Seattle schools closed for third day by teachers’ strike

Seattle public schools remained closed for a third day on Friday due to a teachers’ strike that has idled 53,000 students and caused childcare headaches for working parents, with no word on whether stalled contract talks might resume over the weekend…

September 12, 2015 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International

US, Cuba set agenda on improving relations

Cuba and the United States on Friday set an agenda for improving relations, putting a priority on more easily attainable agreements while leaving aside difficult issues such as the US trade embargo and naval base at Guantanamo Bay…

September 12, 2015 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
6th death anniv of Baul Shah Abdul Karim today

6th death anniv of Baul Shah Abdul Karim today

The sixth death anniversary of late Baul legend Shah Abdul Karim is being observed today…

September 12, 2015 · 0 comments · National
Ferries remain berthed at Shimulia ferry point as dredging works continued on River Padma.--New Age photo

50pc dredging on Shimulia-Kawrakandi route done

Half of dredging works on river Padma to ensure navigability on Shimulia-Kawrakandi ferry route has already been completed and it would be completed in two more couple of days…

September 12, 2015 · 0 comments · National
Hundreds of thousands of people began massing in the streets of Barcelona on Friday to call for Catalonia to break away from Spain, two weeks before the September 27 regional election that many see as a "make-or-break" moment for the independence movement.--Reuters photo

Hundreds of thousands Catalans demand independence from Spain

Hundreds of thousands of people packed the streets of Barcelona on Friday to call for Catalonia to break away from Spain, two weeks before a regional election that many see as a ‘make-or-break’ moment for the independence movement…

September 12, 2015 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
Federer to meet Novak Djokovic in US Open final

Federer to meet Novak Djokovic in US Open final

Roger Federer served superbly once again as he beat Stan Wawrinka to set up a US Open final against Novak Djokovic. Second seed Federer beat his fellow Swiss 6-4 6-3 6-1 to reach the final without losing a set, and having dropped serve just twice…

September 12, 2015 · 0 comments · Other Games, Sports
Dinghies are used by migrants hoping to cross the Mediterranean to reach Greece.--BBC photo

France suspends its consul in Turkey for selling dinghies to migrants

France has suspended the country’s honorary consul in the Turkish port of Bodrum after a television report showed dinghies being sold to migrants from a shop that she owned. Footage secretly filmed by France 2 TV shows Francoise Olcay selling dinghies and life jackets to migrants hoping to reach the Greek islands…

September 12, 2015 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
Pilgrims and first responders gather at the site of a crane collapse that killed dozens inside the Grand Mosque in Makkah on Friday.--AP photo

Death toll rises to 107 in Makkah crane collapse

A towering construction crane toppled over on Friday during a violent rainstorm in the Saudi city of Makkah, Islam’s holiest site, crashing into the Grand Mosque and killing at least 107 people ahead of the start of the annual hajj pilgrimage later this month…

September 12, 2015 · 0 comments · International, Middle East

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