Archive for October 24th, 2015

Afghanistan says Taliban fighters marooned on island

Dozens of Taliban fighters were stranded on a river island on the border between Afghanistan and Turkmenistan on Saturday after fleeing army troops led by the Afghan vice-president, the government said, though the Taliban denied they were stuck…

October 24, 2015 · 0 comments · International, South Asia

PM reaffirms BD’s commitment to zero tolerance for terrorism

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Saturday said that Bangladesh would continue to do its part in promoting a culture of peace and non-violence and uphold a policy of zero tolerance for all forms of terrorism and violent extremism…

October 24, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Body formed to probe Hussaini Dalan blasts

The Dhaka Metropolitan Police on Saturday formed a three-member probe committee to investigate bomb blasts at a gathering of Shia Muslims at Hussaini Dalan in the Old Dhaka on early Saturday…

October 24, 2015 · 0 comments · National

US, UK deplore Ashura attack: UK, Australia updates travel advisories

The United States and the United Kingdom on Saturday expressed shock at the attack on a Ashura gathering of Shia Muslims at Hussaini Dalan in the old part of the city, while the UK and Australia, meanwhile, updated their travel advisories for their citizens in Bangladesh…

October 24, 2015 · 0 comments · National

ASI murder accused remanded in 7-day custody

A metropolitan magistrate in Dhaka on Saturday remanded Masud Rana, accused in the murder case of Darussalam police station assistant sub-inspector Ibrahim Mollah, in police custody for seven days for interrogation…

October 24, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Islamic state claims responsibility for Hussaini Dalan bombings, claims SITE monitor

United States-based SITE Intelligence Group claimed that Islamic State claimed responsibility for bomb blasts at Hussaini Dalan in Dhaka on early Saturday…

October 24, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia ready to close borders if Germany does

Bulgaria, Serbia and Romania are ready to close their borders if Germany and Austria close theirs to stop refugees coming in, Bulgarian prime minister Boiko Borisov said on Saturday…

October 24, 2015 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
Shia Muslims bring out a tazia march in the capital on Saturday commemorating the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA). The photo was taken from Azimpur area. – Sanaul Haque

Ashura observed amid deadly blasts in old Dhaka

The holy Ashura, commemorating the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA), was observed in the country amid deadly blasts targeting a gathering of the Shia Muslim communities…

October 24, 2015 · 0 comments · National

BNP demands fair probe into Husaini Dalan blasts

Strongly denouncing the bomb blasts at Husaini Dalan in Old Dhaka, Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Saturday demanded a fair and neutral investigation into the incident…

October 24, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Abducted ex-UP member, 2 others rescued in Cox’s Bazar

Police rescued three people, including a former union parishad member, from a forest in Ramu of Cox’s Bazar on Saturday morning, nearly 24 hours after their abduction by an armed gang…

October 24, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Home minister requests Shia Muslims to end rituals by 5pm Saturday

The minister for home affairs, Asaduzzaman Khan, requested the Shia Muslim communities to finish all formalities of tazia march and gathering by 5:00pm on Saturday to avoid any untoward incident…

October 24, 2015 · 0 comments · National

US ambassador denounces attack on Shia gathering

US ambassador in Dhaka Marcia Bernicat on Saturday expressed shock at the ‘senseless attack’ on a gathering of Shia Muslims in Dhaka…

October 24, 2015 · 0 comments · National

‘Robber’ shot dead by police in Faridpur

A suspected robber was killed after police opened fire on a gang at the Launch Ghat area of Faridpur town Friday night…

October 24, 2015 · 0 comments · National

One held in connection with blasts at Husaini Dalan in Dhaka

The inspector general of police, AKM Shahidul Hoque, said on Saturday they arrested a man and took him to custody in connection…

October 24, 2015 · 0 comments · National

AL infighting leaves one dead in Magura

A man was killed and 10 others were injured in a clash between two factions of Awami League over establishing dominance at Gangarampur village in Salikha of Magura on Saturday morning…

October 24, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics
Hurricane Patricia batters Mexico

Hurricane Patricia batters Mexico

Hurricane Patricia, one of the most powerful storms on record, struck Mexico’s Pacific coast on Friday with destructive winds that tore down trees, moved cars and forced thousands of people…

October 24, 2015 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International

Suicide bombers kill 42 in Nigerian mosques

Two suicide bombers struck at city mosques in northeast Nigeria on Friday, killing at least 42 people and wounding more than 100…

October 24, 2015 · 0 comments · International, Other World News

Suicide bomber kills 18 during Shiite procession in Pakistan

A suicide bomber targeted a Shiite religious procession in the southern Pakistan city of Jacobabad on Friday, killing at least 18 people and wounding 35 others…

October 24, 2015 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
People carry an injured boy after a series of blasts targeting a Shia Muslim gathering at Husseini Dalan in Dhaka early Saturday. 			Photo:  Farid Ahmed

One killed, scores injured in bomb blasts at Hussaini Dalan

A teenage boy was killed and scores others were injured, some of them badly, in a series of deadly blasts targeting a gathering of Shia Muslims at Hussaini Dalan in Dhaka early Saturday…

October 24, 2015 · 0 comments · National

IMPORT OF SUBSTANDARD WHEAT : Ministry now changes specifications

The food ministry has amended specifications for wheat import to ‘check procurement of substandard foodgrain’ from foreign countries amidst widespread criticism against import of low-quality wheat…

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

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