Archive for October 20th, 2015

886 bullets recovered in Rajbari

Rajbari police on Tuesday noon recovered huge bullets, 11 bullet chargers and 4 magazines from Udoypur village of Sadar upazila…

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French firm wins contract for Bangabandhu satellite system supply

French firm Thales Alenia Space have won the contract for supplying the satellite system under the Bangabandhu Satellite Launching project…

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Mithu ‘confesses’ to killing Khijir

JMB militant Tarequl Islam Mithu, arrested over the killing of Khijir Khan, has reportedly confessed that he along with his other associates slaughtered the former PDB chairman following a conflict over religious ideology, said a DB officer…

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Addl security brought more safety: EU, German envoys

European Union Ambassador in Dhaka Pierre Mayaudon and German Ambassador Thomas Prinz on Tuesday expressed satisfaction over additional security measures that have brought more safety for them in helping them move and live freely…

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Turkey ready to accept 6-month transition period for Syria’s Assad

Turkey is ready to accept a political transition in Syria in which President Bashar al-Assad stays in symbolic power for six months before leaving office, and is discussing the plan with Western allies, two senior government officials said on Tuesday…

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Sadeque’s sentence politically motivated: BNP

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Tuesday alleged that the verdict delivered on Tuesday by a Special Judge’s Court sentencing BNP vice-chairman Sadeque Hossain Khoka in his absence was ‘unilateral’ and ‘politically motivated’…

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Biometric SIM re-registration begins Wednesday

The re-registration of subscriber identity modules (SIMs) through biometric verification system begins on Wednesday on an experimental basis, State Minister for Posts and Telecommunications Tarana Halim said on Tuesday…

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Tangail-4 by-polls: Kader Siddique challenges nomination cancellation

Krishak Sramik Janata League president Abdul Kader Siddique filed a writ petition with the High Court on Tuesday challenging the legality of the cancellation of his nomination to contest the Tangail-4 by-polls…

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A file photo of studetns of Manipur School in Mirpur - Sanaul Haque.

40pc area quota in school enrollment in the offing

The government is likely to finalise school admission policy for the next year in a couple of days with a provision of keeping a 40 per cent quota for students from localities of the respective schools…

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14 die as bus plunges into deep gorge in Kashmir

An overcrowded minibus fell from a Himalayan mountain road and plunged into a deep gorge in the disputed region of Kashmir on Tuesday, killing 14 passengers and leaving another 18 injured, police said…

October 20, 2015 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
7 BCL activists held for vandalising Durga idols in Barisal

7 BCL activists held for vandalising Durga idols in Barisal

Seven activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League were arrested as local people caught them after vandalising idols of Ganesh, Kartik and Ashur at a Durga Puja Mandap at Wazirpur in Barisal on Monday night…

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Pirates abduct crew with fishing boat in Cox’s Bazar

Pirates abducted a crew along with the fishing boat he was driving from Sonadia coast of Cox’s Bazar early Thursday.
The abducted boat driver is identified as Saker Ullah of Kutubdia Para in Cox’s Bazar town…

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Disgraced CCIE Controller Shahidul suspended

Controller of the Office of the Chief Controller of Imports and Exports M Shahidul Haque who was filmed while counting bribed money has been suspended…

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HC asks why inaction of police over Gulshan accident won’t be declared illegal

HC asks why inaction of police over Gulshan accident won’t be declared illegal

The High Court on Tuesday asked government and police to explain in two weeks why their inaction in initiating proceeding against anyone over car-racing in busy Gulshan streets and injuring four…

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DLA announces fresh programmes to save Sunderbans

Leaders of Democratic Left Alliance, a combine of the eight left-leaning political parties, on Tuesday announced programmes to save Sunderbans and protesting against police attacks on their Dhaka-Rampal three-day road march which ended on October 18…

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Khoka jailed for 13 years

Khoka jailed for 13 years

The Dhaka Special Judge’s Court-3 on Tuesday sentenced Bangladesh Nationalist Party leader Sadeque Hossain Khoka to 13-year rigorous imprisonment in a case for amassing wealth illegally…

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Woman, daughter burnt to death in Jhenaidah

A woman and her daughter were burnt to death and two more of the family injured as miscreants set fire to their house at Farashpur in Kaliganj of Jhenaidah on Tuesday…

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Salauddin Quader Chowdhury and Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojaheed— New Age file photo

Review petitions of SQC, Mojaheed: SC sets Nov 2 for review petition hearing

The Appellate Division has set November 2 to hear review petitions of war crimes death row inmates Jamaat-e-Islami leader Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojaheed and…

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Transport owners accompany BRTA mobile courts

Transport owners on Tuesday accompanied mobile courts of Bangladesh Road Transport Authority in drives at different parts of the city against charging extra fare in buses and minibuses…

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The September 24, 2015 file photo shows a Muslim pilgrim walks through the site where dead bodies are gathered in Mina, Saudi Arabia during the annual hajj pilgrimage.—AP photo

Hajj disaster death toll at least 2,177

The crush and stampede that struck the hajj last month in Saudi Arabia killed at least 2,177 pilgrims, a new Associated Press tally showed Monday, after officials in the kingdom met to discuss the tragedy…

October 20, 2015 · 0 comments · International, Middle East

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