Archive for October 17th, 2015

BGB deployed in 5 Chittagong districts

Government has decided to deploy additional forces of Border Guard of Bangladesh (BGB) in five districts of Chittagong division in order to maintain a law and order during Durga Puja, the biggest religious festival…

October 17, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Imran H Sarker receives death threat

Ganajagaran Mancha spokesperson Imran H Sarker said he had received a death threat on social networking site Facebook…

October 17, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Mayoral candidate stabbed in Germany

A leading candidate to be mayor of Cologne was wounded in a knife attack as she campaigned on Saturday, officials said, a day before an election in the western German city…

October 17, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Toddler, 5-year-old raped in India

Two young girls — a toddler and a 5-year-old — have been raped in separate attacks in New Delhi, police said Saturday, in the latest incidents of sexual violence against girls and women in India…

October 17, 2015 · 0 comments · International, South Asia

Grocer hacked to death in Barisal

A grocer died on the way to Dhaka for better treatment after being hacked by miscreants in Barisal on Saturday…

October 17, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Police again attack DLA’s march towards Sunderbans in Magura

Police attacked the activists of Democratic Left Alliance marching towards Sunderbans demanding stoppage of construction of a thermal power plant at Rampal at they reached Magura on Saturday…

October 17, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Bangla Bhai’s assistant held in Naogaon

Police in a drive arrested a close associate of Siddiqul Islam alias Bangla Bhai, executed second-in-command of banned militant outfit Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh from Panch Pakia in Atrai of Naogaon on Saturday…

October 17, 2015 · 0 comments · National

5 injured in Ulema League factional clash

At least five people were injured in a clash between factions of Awami Ulema League, a platform claiming to be ruling Awami League’s ulema wing, in front of National Press Club in Dhaka on Saturday.

October 17, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Fakhrul leaves for Singapore to have medical check-up

Bangladesh Nationalist Party acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir left Dhaka for Singapore for further medical check-up…

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‘Robber’ injured in ‘gunfight’ with police dies at hospital

An alleged ‘robber’ succumbed to his injuries at Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College Hospital in Bogra early Saturday after being wounded in a ‘gunfight’ between his cohorts and police at Komargram in Jaipurhat on Friday night…

October 17, 2015 · 0 comments · National
Europe, Russia mission to assess Moon settlement

Europe, Russia mission to assess Moon settlement

The European and Russian space agencies are to send a lander to an unexplored area at the Moon’s south pole. It will be one of a series of missions that prepares for the return of humans to the surface and a possible permanent settlement…

October 17, 2015 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International

Ancestors ‘had less sleep’ than we do

Our ancestors may have got less sleep than we do, a study suggests. US researchers studied the sleeping patterns of traditional societies in Africa and South America, whose lifestyles closely resemble ancient hunter gatherers. They monitored 98 people for 1,165 nights, and found that they slept for an average of 6.5 hours per night…

October 17, 2015 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
Google wins book-scanning case

Google wins book-scanning case

Google can continue to scan millions of books for an online library without violating copyright laws, the US court of appeal ruled on Friday. The court rejected claims from a group of authors that Google Books violated their intellectual property rights…

October 17, 2015 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
Hungarian soldiers sealed the border with Croatia at midnight near the village of Zakany.--Reuters photo

Migrant crisis: Hungary closes border with Croatia

Hungary has closed its border with Croatia in an effort to stem the flow of migrants through the country en route to western Europe. Croatia said it would begin directing migrants to Slovenia instead…

October 17, 2015 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
Vladimir Putin says Russians fighting with IS could pose a grave threat if they return home.--BBC photo

Putin says ‘Thousands’ from former Soviet bloc in IS

Russian president Vladimir Putin has said that 5,000 to 7,000 people from Russia and other former Soviet states are fighting for so-called Islamic State in Syria. The Russian leader told a regional forum that the IS fighters would pose a serious risk if they returned home…

October 17, 2015 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International

Govt under pressure to give more promotions in admin

The government has started work to hand out yet another round of promotions at various levels in the administration, apparently under pressure from within, although a large number of officers have already been promoted to higher ranks in excess of approved posts…

October 17, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

N’GANJ 7 KILLING : Court in India orders Noor’s extradition

A district court in India ordered on Friday extradition of Narayanganj seven-murder prime suspect Noor Hossain to Bangladesh by December 15. The Barasat Chief Judicial Magistrates’ Court in North 24 Pargana district of West Bengal…

October 17, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

C’wealth meet next month to focus on development, climate change

Development and climate change are set to be major priority topics in the upcoming Commonwealth Heads of Governments meeting, slated for November 27 to 29 in Valletta, Malta, official sources said…

October 17, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

DCs oppose mutation fee at flat rate for rural, urban land

Most of the deputy commissioners opposed charging mutation fee for rural and urban land at a flat rate.
Mutation is recording the transfer of title of the property from one person to another in the revenue record of the government…

October 17, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

FORMER ENCLAVES : Govt starts collecting info on land ownership

The government began its first ever exercise in gathering information to determine land ownership in the 111 enclaves Bangladesh recently got from India…

October 17, 2015 · 0 comments · Back Page, National, TOP STORIES

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