Archive for September 24th, 2015

President, PM condole death of Hajj pilgrims

President Abdul Hamid and prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday condoled the death of Hajj pilgrims in stampede in Saudi Arabia.

September 24, 2015 · 0 comments · National
717 pilgrims killed in stampede at Mina in deadliest hajj disaster

717 pilgrims killed in stampede at Mina in deadliest hajj disaster

At least 717 pilgrims were killed on Thursday in a stampede at Mina, outside the Muslim holy city of Makkah, where some two million people are performing the annual hajj pilgrimage, Saudi authorities said…

September 24, 2015 · 0 comments · International, Middle East, TOP STORIES

50 Bangladeshis among Mina stampede victims: first secy

Fifty Bangladeshi hajis are among the victims of deadly stampede at Mina on the outskirts of holy city of Makkah, said Bangladesh embassy officials in Jeddah…

September 24, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Red alert along Benapole border to check rawhide smuggling

The Border Guard Bangladesh issued a red alert along the border areas in Benapole of Jessore for a month so that the rawhides to be generated during Friday’s Eid-ul-Azha cannot be smuggled out of the country.

September 24, 2015 · 0 comments · National
A Houthi militant stands inside the al-Balili mosque after two bombings hit the mosque in Yemen's capital Sanaa September 24, 2015. Two suicide bombers blew themselves up at the mosque run by Yemen's Houthi group in the capital Sanaa on Thursday, the first day of the Muslim Eid-ul-Azha holiday, causing many casualties, witnesses said. – Reuters photo

25 killed in twin suicide bombings on Eid congregation in Yemen

Security officials in Yemen’s capital Sanaa say 25 people were killed in a suicide bombing at a mosque during Eid-ul-Azha prayers…

September 24, 2015 · 0 comments · International, Middle East
People at Tiakhali of Barisal attend an Eid congregation as 12,000 families in the region are observing Eid ul-Azha on Thursday in accordance with Saudi Arabia.--New Age photo

People celebrate Eid at places in accordance with Makkah

Eid-ul-Azha, the second largest religious festival of Muslims, is being celebrated at different places in across the country on Thursday, coinciding the festival in Saudi Arabia…

September 24, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Vessel with 500 passengers run aground in Meghna released after 5 hours

A motor vessel got released more than five hours after being stranded at a shoal in Meghna river on Thursday…

September 24, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Bangladeshi businessman shot dead in South Africa

A Bangladeshi businessman was gunned down by miscreants in his shop in Bloemfontien area of Free State province in South Africa on Wednesday…

September 24, 2015 · 0 comments · National
Hasina-Modi bilateral meeting today

Hasina-Modi bilateral meeting today

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, who is now in New York to attend the 70th UN General Assembly, will hold a bilateral meeting with her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi today…

September 24, 2015 · 0 comments · National
Several hundred buses wait  at parking area of Paturia ferry point to cross river Padma.--New Age Photo

Highways at standstill, severe pressure on ferries at Paturia, Shimulia

Thousands of passengers remain stuck on Dhaka-Tangail highway since early Thursday as busy highway face severe traffic congestion as holidaymakers make their last-hour journey to celebrate Eid ul-Azha. The vehicles heading for northern districts were moving very slowly on Thursday morning…

September 24, 2015 · 0 comments · National
PM reaches New York to attend 70th UNGA

PM reaches New York to attend 70th UNGA

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, reached New York on Wednesday night on an eight-day official visit to the United States via London to attend the 70th United Nations General Assembly…

September 24, 2015 · 0 comments · National
Wreckage of a bus after two buses collided head on at Bharia of Shibganj in Bogra on Thursday leaving three people killed.--New Age photo

3 killed as 2 buses collide in Bogra

Three people were killed and another 10 injured when two buses collided head-on in Bogra on Thursday morning…

September 24, 2015 · 0 comments · National
Cuban president Raul Castro (centre) negotiates between Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos (left) and FARC leader Rodrigo Londono in Havana. — AFP photo

Colombia govt, FARC rebels reach justice deal

Colombia’s president and the leader of the FARC rebel group have announced a deal on setting up special courts to try crimes committed during more than five decades of conflict. They also announced the creation of a truth commission and an amnesty law…

September 24, 2015 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
The arrival of thousands of migrants has caused great tensions within the EU.--Reuters photo

EU to boost aid to Syrian refugees

European Union leaders have pledged another €1b (£700m, $1.1b) to help UN agencies support Syrian refugees in the Middle East, as part of renewed efforts to tackle the EU’s migrant crisis…

September 24, 2015 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
Desperate home-bound people clamber onto the roof of a train at airport railway station failing to find room inside compartments on Wednesday. — New Age photo

Thousands leave capital

With Eid-ul_Azha only a day away, tens of thousands of people left the capital Wednesday,the last working day, by buses, trains and water vessels to celebrate the great festival of sacrifice at ancestral homes in the countryside…

September 24, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

Eid-ul-Azha tomorrow

Eid-ul-Azha, the great festival of sacrifice, will be celebrated throughout Bangladesh tomorrow.
Each year, Eid-ul-Azha is celebrated on 10th of Zilhajj in the lunar based Islamic calendar…

September 24, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National

TANGAIL KILLINGS : Police officer withdrawn still investigating case

A Kalihati police officer, who led a team during September 18 shooting in Ghatail and Kalihati and was withdrawn from the police station, was still serving at Kalihati and investigating one of two cases the police filed following the four killings…

September 24, 2015 · 1 comment · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

US for expanding economic relations outside the context of GSP

The difference between Dhaka and Washington over the introduction of trade unions in the export processing zones as a pre-condition to restoration of generalised system of preference still persisted which could now threat the progress of the TICFA deal between Bangladesh and the US…

September 24, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, TOP STORIES

Hospitals discharge patients ahead of Eid

Hospitals discharged many of their patients in the past couple of days as most of the physicians and nurses would be on leave on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha falling tomorrow…

September 24, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

Pilgrims throng Arafat for peak of Hajj

Around two million white-clad Muslims on Wednesday poured into the vast Saudi plain where Prophet Mohammed is believed to have given his final sermon, for the peak of the hajj pilgrimage…

September 24, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, International, Middle East

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