Archive for September 23rd, 2015

Int’l rights groups for UN intervention in enforced disappearances in Bangladesh

Three international rights organisations on Tuesday called for the United Nations Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances intervention in the ongoing enforced disappearances in Bangladesh and a visit to the country…

September 23, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Not Iqbal Mahmud, but Shahjahan Mahmud BTRC chairman

The government has appointed Engineer Shahjahan Mahmud chairman of the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission changing its previous order appointing senior secretary Iqbal Mahmud about a month ago…

September 23, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Long tailbacks at Paturia, Gajaria

Hundreds of home-goers and large number of cattle-laden trucks are stuck at Paturia ferry terminal and Gajaria of Dhaka-Chittagong highway due to long tailback on Wednesday…

September 23, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Primary assistant teachers threaten indefinite work abstention from Oct 6

Bangladesh Primary Assistant Teacher Oikkya Jote, an alliance of five associations of primary school assistant teachers, on Wednesday threatened to observe an indefinite work-abstention from October 6…

September 23, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Sedition charge against Tarique is illogical: BNP

Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Wednesday said the sedition charge brought against the party’s senior vice-chairman Tarique Rahman is illogical…

September 23, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

9 killed in road accidents, Cattle-laden trawler capsizes in Padma

At least nine people including a college student were killed and six others injured in separate road accidents in Sunamganj, Tangail and…

September 23, 2015 · 0 comments · National
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Tanners announce rawhide prices

Tanners on Wednesday announced prices for purchasing different types of rawhides during Eid-ul-Azha…

September 23, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Bangladesh meets US factory safety conditions

Bangladesh said it has met the conditions put forward by the United States for better safety and workers’ rights in its factories that were essential to regain preferential trade status…

September 23, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Charge framing against Rony deferred till Nov 22

A Dhaka court on Wednesday deferred until November 22 the hearing of charge framing against Bakhtiar Alam Rony, son of ruling Awami League lawmaker Pinu Khan, in…

September 23, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Roof collapse kills two construction workers in Dhamrai

Two construction workers were killed and 18 others injured when the roof of an under-construction building collapsed on them at Bathuli in Dhamrai upazila of Dhaka on Wednesday morning…

September 23, 2015 · 0 comments · National

WAR CRIMES: ICT asks prison authorities to produce 5 Patuakhali suspects on Oct 1

The International Crimes Tribunal-1 on Wednesday asked the prison authorities to produce five war crimes suspects before the tribunal on October 1…

September 23, 2015 · 0 comments · National

5 Chinese police reported killed in Xinjiang knife attack

At least five police officers have been stabbed to death by separatists in a knife attack at a coal mine in China’s violence-prone far western region of Xinjiang…

September 23, 2015 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International

Secretariat’s building catches fire

A fire broke out at a building inside the Secretariat in the capital on Wednesday morning…

September 23, 2015 · 0 comments · National
PM flies to USA to attend 70th UNGA

PM flies to USA to attend 70th UNGA

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, left Dhaka for New York on Wednesday morning on an eight-day official visit to the United States to attend the 70th United Nations General Assembly…

September 23, 2015 · 0 comments · National
Volkswagen says 11m cars hit by scandal, probes multiply

Volkswagen says 11m cars hit by scandal, probes multiply

Volkswagen AG said a scandal over falsified US vehicle emission tests could affect 11 million of its cars around the globe as investigations of its diesel models multiplied, heaping fresh pressure…

September 23, 2015 · 0 comments · Business, Europe & Americas, International

Biscuits for some, buffets for others at hajj

They may be equal before God inside Makkah’s Grand Mosque, but the rich and poor pilgrims at the annual hajj clearly reveal their differences just beyond the gates…

September 23, 2015 · 0 comments · International, Middle East
Muslim pilgrims pray on a rocky hill called the Mountain of Mercy, on the Plain of Arafat, near the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015 during the hajj pilgrimage. — AP Photo

Two million pilgrims converge on Arafat

Two million white-clad Muslims from across the globe gather at Mount Arafat and its plains to perform hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday, in one of the world’s largest annual gatherings…

September 23, 2015 · 0 comments · International, Middle East
Russia’s Syria military build-up for self-protection, says Kerry

Russia’s Syria military build-up for self-protection, says Kerry

Russia’s military buildup in Syria appears to be limited to protecting its own forces in the country, US secretary of state John Kerry said on Tuesday…

September 23, 2015 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
Chinese president Xi Jinping delivers a policy speech to Chinese and United States CEOs during a dinner reception in Seattle, Washington September 22, 2015. Xi landed in Seattle on Tuesday to kick off a week-long US visit that will include meetings with US business leaders, a black-tie state dinner at the White House hosted by president Barack Obama and an address at the United Nations. – Reuters photo

China’s president seeks to reassure on trade, security

Chinese president Xi Jinping, facing a skeptical audience on the first day of his week-long visit to the United States, sought to reassure business and government officials over a long list of irritants between the countries…

September 23, 2015 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
Opponents furious over new EU migrant quotas

Opponents furious over new EU migrant quotas

Central European countries have reacted angrily after plans to relocate 120,000 migrants across the continent were approved by EU interior ministers…

September 23, 2015 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International

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