Archive for October 8th, 2015

AL picks Sohel Hazari for Tangail-4 by-polls

The ruling Awami League has named Hasan Imam Khan Sohel Hazari as its candidate for contesting the Tangail-4 (Kalihati) by-polls slated for November 10…

October 8, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Spanish company pulls out staff over security concern

Spanish company Isolux Ingenieria has pulled out its 41 foreign staffs, including 26 Spanish nationals, from three power plant projects following an instruction issued by the Spanish Embassy in Dhaka after the killings of two foreign nationals…

October 8, 2015 · 0 comments · National

DU ‘Kha’ unit admission test on Friday

The written test for admission into first year honours courses under ‘Kha’ unit of University of Dhaka for the session 2015-2016 will be held on Friday…

October 8, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Atlas rocket blasts off with US spy satellite, 13 mini- satellites

An unmanned Atlas 5 rocket blasted off from California on Thursday to put a classified spy satellite and 13 tiny experimental spacecraft into orbit for the US government…

October 8, 2015 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International

Facebook’s ‘Like’ button set to get more emotive

Facebook’s trademark ‘Like’ button is set to get more expressive.
The social network said on Thursday it is launching a pilot test of ‘Reactions’, which will allow users to express a range of emotions including love, happiness, anger and sadness…

October 8, 2015 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International

Vigilance beefed up in all prisons: IG Prisons

Inspector general of prisons Brig Gen Syed Iftekhar Uddin on Thursday said vigilance has been tightened in all prisons across the country following the killings of two foreign nationals…

October 8, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Japan wants Kunio’s burial in Bangladesh

Japan Embassy on Thursday requested Rangpur City Mayor to bury the diseased Japanese national Kunio Hoshi there as he was a Muslim…

October 8, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Legal steps to follow if MP Liton doesn’t surrender: Minister

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Thursday said Manjurul Islam Liton, an MP from Gaibandha-1 constituency, has been given time to surrender in connection with the shooting of a minor boy…

October 8, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Bangladeshi pilgrims’ death toll rises to 61

The confirmed death toll of Bangladeshi hajj pilgrims in the September 24 stampede in Mina, outside the holy city of Makkah, rose to 61, the Bangladesh mission in Saudi Arabia said Thursday afternoon…

October 8, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Taher, Nani killed grocer as he declined to give 5 ser sugars

The prosecution witness on Thursday told the International Crimes Tribunal-1 that a grocer of Netrokona town was gunned down by detained war crimes accused Taher and Nani…

October 8, 2015 · 0 comments · National

RU BCL leader lands in jail for robbing

A leader of Bangladesh Chhatra League, ruling Awami League backed students’ organisation along with his accomplice were sent to jail on Thursday for snatching in Rajshahi University campus on Wednesday evening…

October 8, 2015 · 1 comment · National, Politics

Chhatra Dal leader injured in police firing

Police on Thursday shot a Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal leader at Mogbazar area in the city…

October 8, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics
Svetlana Alexievich. — AFP photo

Belarusian storyteller Svetlana wins Nobel for literature

Investigative journalist turned prosaic Belarusian storyteller Svetlana Alexievich has won the Nobel Prize 2015 in literature. The Swedish Academy in…

October 8, 2015 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International

Fakhrul calls for national unity to resist militancy

Bangladesh Nationalist Party acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Thursday said now it is very essential to wage a national unity with all stakeholders, political parties and conscious citizens if any problem arises, particularly of militancy and terrorism…

October 8, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics
Sepp Blatter (L), Michel Platini (R). — Reuters file photo

Blatter, Platini suspended from football

FIFA president Sepp Blatter is facing a 90-day provisional suspension…

October 8, 2015 · 0 comments · Football, Sports

Bangladeshi shot dead by BSF along C’nawabganj border

A Bangladeshi national was gunned down by members of Indian Border Security Force along Raghunathpur border of Shibganj in Chapainawabganj on Wednesday night…

October 8, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Signal 3 at maritime ports as low lies over Bay

Maritime ports of Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra have been advised to hoist local cautionary signal three as a low has been formed over North Bay and adjoining area…

October 8, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Medical admission protesters continue demo

The admission seekers to medical and dental colleges on Thursday continued their demonstration at the Central Sheheed Minar in Dhaka protesting the police attack on their fellows during the student strike on Wednesday…

October 8, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Family to meet Mojaheed Friday

The family members of death row war crimes convict Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojaheed will meet him at Dhaka Central Jail on Friday…

October 8, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

JnU teachers backtrack from boycotting admission tests

The Jagannath University Teachers’ Association on Thursday decided to carry out duty in the admission tests on Friday after the university’s the academic council requested them to reconsider their decision…

October 8, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

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