Archive for September 25th, 2015

US congress speaker Boehner to resign at end of October

US house of representatives speaker John Boehner, who has repeatedly been challenged by the conservative wing of his Republican Party, told members on Friday that he will resign from the House at the end of October…

September 25, 2015 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International

3 detained in Malaysia after terror alert

Malaysian police said Friday they detained three men, including two foreigners, for questioning over their possible involvement in terrorism after the US and Australian embassies warned of a potential attack at a popular hawker street in Kuala Lumpur…

September 25, 2015 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International
This strange terrain is on the eastern edge of the new colour image from the Ralph camera.--NASA photo

Pluto displays rippling terrain

A great swathe of Pluto that features a strange rippling terrain is perhaps the highlight of the latest image release from the New Horizons mission…

September 25, 2015 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
Saudi govt under fire after hajj stampede

Saudi govt under fire after hajj stampede

Blame shifted towards Saudi authorities on Friday after a stampede at the hajj killed at least 717 people, in the worst tragedy to strike the annual Muslim pilgrimage in a quarter-century…

September 25, 2015 · 0 comments · International, Middle East

MP Ashiqur injured due to electrocution

HN Ashiqur Rahman, a parliament member of Rangpur-5 constituency, received injuries due to electrocution while speaking at an Eid congregation at Faridpur in Mithapukur of Rangpur on Friday morning…

September 25, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Govt confirms one Bangladeshi’s death in Mina stampede

Bangladesh’s ambassador to Saudi Arabia Golam Masih said at least one Bangladeshi victim was identified in the stampede that killed at least 717 pilgrims…

September 25, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Pilgrims may not have followed instructions, says Saudi minister

Saudi Arabia’s health minister said on Friday a crush that killed more than 700 people at the hajj pilgrimage may have been caused by pilgrims failing to follow instructions from authorities shepherding the world’s largest annual gathering of people…

September 25, 2015 · 0 comments · International, Middle East
Bangladesh unique example of religious harmony: President

Bangladesh unique example of religious harmony: President

Noting that Bangladesh is a unique example of religious harmony, president Abdul Hamid on Friday urged all to stay vigilant so that no one can make any evil gain using religion…

September 25, 2015 · 0 comments · National
A Volkswagen XL1 enters the premises of the Volkswagen plant in Wolfsburg, Germany on  Friday.--AP photo

Volkswagen seeks new CEO to help it recover from scandal

Volkswagen’s supervisory board is meeting Friday to discuss who to name as CEO after Martin Winterkorn quit the job this week over an emissions-rigging scandal that’s rocking the world’s top-selling automaker…

September 25, 2015 · 0 comments · Business, Europe & Americas, International

Magnitude 6.6 earthquake hits eastern Indonesia; 39 injured

A 6.6-magnitude quake hit in waters off Indonesia’s easternmost province early Friday, injuring dozens of people, damaging buildings and sending panicked residents fleeing from homes, hotels and even a hospital…

September 25, 2015 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International
The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, who is now in New York to attend the 70th UN General Assembly, holds an unscheduled meeting with her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi at Hotel Waldrof Astoria in New York on Thursday. – BSS photo

Teesta deal to be signed with Bangladesh, once again says Modi

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi has expressed his hope that the water sharing agreement of Teesta river would be signed with Bangladesh…

September 25, 2015 · 0 comments · National
Devotees attend an Eid-ul-Azha congregation at Baitul Mukarram mosque in the capital on Friday.  Muslims across the country are celebrating Eid festival by saying early morning prayers and slaughtering sacrificial animals today. – Indrajit Ghosh

Muslims celebrate Eid across country

Muslims across the country celebrated Eid-ul-Azha by saying early morning prayers and slaughtering sacrificial animals on Friday…

September 25, 2015 · 0 comments · National
Members of Saudi Red Crescent tend to pilgrims who were victims of a crush caused by large numbers of people pushing at Mina, outside the Muslim holy city of Mecca in this handout picture published on Facebook account of the Saudi Red Crescent September 24, 2015. – Reuters photo

Saudi king orders Hajj safety review

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has ordered a safety review for the Hajj pilgrimage after at least 717 people died in a stampede near the holy city of Mecca…

September 25, 2015 · 0 comments · International, Middle East

Saudi govt responsible for hajj ‘catastrophe’: Iran leader

Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said the Saudi Arabian government should accept responsibility for a crush outside the Muslim holy city of Mecca on Thursday…

September 25, 2015 · 0 comments · International, Middle East

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