Archive for September 19th, 2015

Man shot dead in capital

A man was shot dead in the capital’s Kadamtali area on Saturday…

September 19, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Fix transit fee Tk 1,000 per tonne: BNP

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Saturday asked the government to fix Tk 1,000 as transit fee per tonne of Indian goods as proposed by National Board of Revenue instead of Tk 580…

September 19, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Policemen responsible for Tangail violence closed

The policemen who were involved in the clash in Tangail centring people’s protest against molestation of a mother before her son on Friday were withdrawn and closed to police lines on Saturday…

September 19, 2015 · 1 comment · National
Mro girls harvesting paddy at Chimbuk hills in Bandarban.--New Age photo

Low yield wipes out smile of jhum farmers in Bandarban

Low yield of paddy due to recent torrential rain and storms wipes out smile to the traditional jhum farmers in different areas of Bandarban as they depend on this harvest for rest of the year…

September 19, 2015 · 0 comments · National

25 Bangladeshis rescued from Mediterranean return home

A total of 25 Bangladeshis, who were rescued from Mediterranean Sea after two boats had capsized off Libyan coast on August 24, returned home on Saturday…

September 19, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Islamists kill 56 govt troops at captured Syrian air base

A group tracking the Syrian war said on Saturday that Islamist insurgents shot dead 56 members of Syrian government forces in a mass execution at an air base captured from the army earlier this month in northwestern Syria…

September 19, 2015 · 0 comments · International, Middle East

Egypt’s Sisi swears in new government, keeps ministers in key posts

Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi kept his finance, investment and interior ministers in a new government sworn in on Saturday, state news agency MENA reported, as he tries to rebuild an economy battered by Islamist militant violence…

September 19, 2015 · 0 comments · International, Middle East

Khaleda sends Eid card to Hasina

Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia, who is now in London, on Saturday greeted prime minister Sheikh Hasian on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha…

September 19, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Public univ teachers demand specific proposal to resolve crisis before Eid

The minister for education, Nurul Islam Nahid, on Saturday met representatives of public univerisyt teachers who are on demonstration demanding a separate pay scale…

September 19, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Goons rob 16 cattle in city

Goons snatched away a truck loaded with 16 cattle from a group of cattle traders at Manik Mia Avenue in the city’ s Sher-e-Bangla Nagar area early Saturday…

September 19, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Indian minister finds night out for girls not in Indian culture

After his remark on late former president of India APJ Abdul Kalam that he ‘was a nationalist despite being a Muslim’ created a row, the Indian minister for cultural affairs, Mahesh Sharma, has stoked another controversy by saying that girls wanting a night out is not acceptable in India…

September 19, 2015 · 0 comments · International, South Asia

Man, daughter found dead in septic tank in Khulna

A man and his daughter were found dead inside a septic tank at Labanchora in the city on Friday night.The deceased were identified as Elias, 75, and his daughter Parveen Akter, 25, a resident of the area…

September 19, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Another drowned toddler washes up on Turkish beach

A four-year-old Syrian girl’s body washed up on a beach in western Turkey on Friday, state media said, just weeks after images of drowned Syrian toddler Aylan Kurdi shook the world.The yet-to-be identified girl was found lifeless on a beach in the Aegean town of Cesme in Izmir province after a boat carrying 15 Syrians to the Greek island of Chios sank…

September 19, 2015 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
Mahmud Zara is one of 10,000 unaccompanied children who have sought asylum in Sweden since the beginning of the year -- a sharp rise from previous years -- making it the EU nation with the highest number by far.--AFP photo

10,000 Syrian children fleeing to Sweden without parents

More than 10,000 unaccompanied children have sought asylum in Sweden since the beginning of the year—a sharp rise from previous years—making it the EU nation with the highest number by far. Sweden’s Migration Board has described the influx as ‘extraordinary’…

September 19, 2015 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
An archived photo of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.--HT photo

Files hint Netaji may have survived 1945 crash but give no proof

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose may have survived a purported air crash in 1945 and his family was under widespread surveillance after independence of India, a batch of 64 files made public by the government of Indian state of West Bengal indicated…

September 19, 2015 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
There was heavy security outside Japan parliament ahead of the vote.--AP photo

Japan to allow military role overseas in historic move

Japan’s parliament has voted to allow the military to fight overseas for the first time since the end of World War Two 70 years ago. A vote on the new law was delayed for several hours as the opposition tried to stop the measure coming into force. Outside, demonstrators rallied in a last-ditch show of protest…

September 19, 2015 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International
Hungarian police watch migrants at the Beremend crossing with Croatia.--BBC photo

Migrants move as nations squabble

Waves of migrants seeking to enter the EU from the south-east have been shunted from one border to another as governments disagree over the crisis.Croatia reversed its open-door policy after 17,000 arrivals since Wednesday. It is now sending thousands of migrants north, angering Slovenia and Hungary…

September 19, 2015 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International

PROTEST AGAINST SEXUAL HARASSMENT : 3 killed, 5 injured in police firing

Three people were killed and five were injured as police opened fire at local people who clashed with the police during their protests against an alleged sexual harassment at Kalihati upazila in Tangail on Friday…

September 19, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

Man killed, 4 injured in BSF firing

A farmer was shot dead and four others sustained bullet injuries as Indian Border Security Force personnel fired at villagers entering about 400 yards inside Bangladesh territory in Bhutiyapara border in Jaipurhat on Friday…

September 19, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, TOP STORIES

USTR delegation due today

A US delegation is due in Dhaka today to conduct an on the spot review of the country’s labour standards and to see the progress of implementation of a 12-point action plan of the USTR for restoration of GSP facilities in the US market…

September 19, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

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