Archive for October 27th, 2015

IS militants tie captives to Palmyra columns, blow them up

IS militants tie captives to Palmyra columns, blow them up

The Islamic State group killed three of its captives in Syria’s ancient city of Palmyra by tying them to Roman-era columns at the site, then blowing the structures up with explosives…

October 27, 2015 · 0 comments · International, Middle East

ICC says India should hand over Sudan’s Bashir

The International Criminal Court said India should arrest and hand over Sudanese president Omar Hassan al-Bashir, who is wanted on genocide charges and expected to…

October 27, 2015 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
Samiul Alam Rajan.  -- Focusbangla photo

Rajan murder case: Verdict on Nov 8

A Sylhet metropolitan sessions judges’ court on Tuesday said it will deliver the verdict in the sensational murder of Samiul Alam Rajan nearly four months after lynching of the teenager…

October 27, 2015 · 0 comments · National
Shane Warne’s instagram photo shows Sachin Tendulkar meets him to plan the all-star T20s three months ago.

Tendulkar, Warne want cricket at Olympics

All-time greats Shane Warne and Sachin Tendulkar have called for Twenty20 cricket to become an Olympic sport. Cricket has not featured since 1900 but the sport’s governing body is…

October 27, 2015 · 0 comments · Cricket, Sports

Saudi air strikes hit MSF hospital in Yemen

A Yemeni hospital run by medical aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres was hit by a Saudi-led air strike, the group said on Tuesday, another bombing of a civilian target…

October 27, 2015 · 0 comments · International, Middle East

India spinner Mishra gets bail after arrest in assault case

India leg-spinner Amit Mishra was arrested by police and then released on bail in Bengaluru on Tuesday in connection with a complaint of assault filed by a woman. The 32-year-old featured in four of the five one-day internationals against South Africa that concluded on Sunday and is also part of the squad for the first two tests of a four-match […]

October 27, 2015 · 0 comments · Cricket, Sports

Pakistan says militants firing from Afghanistan kill 7 soldiers

Islamist militants firing from Afghanistan into Pakistan killed seven Pakistani paramilitary soldiers on Tuesday…

October 27, 2015 · 0 comments · International, South Asia

Rooppur nuclear power plant to cost $13.5b

The construction of the proposed Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant would cost around US dollar 13.5 billion and Russia would provide 90 per cent of the total cost as loan on maximum four per cent interest rate…

October 27, 2015 · 0 comments · Business, National
PM urges all to give tourism a big boost; seeks roadmap

PM urges all to give tourism a big boost; seeks roadmap

Observing that Bangladesh has all the treasures to emerge as the world’s new tourist destination, the prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Tuesday called upon the Buddhist-populated countries to…

October 27, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

SC stays Tangail-4 by polls activity till Nov 2

The Appellate Division on Tuesday stayed all the activities regarding the upcoming by election to Tangail 4 parliamentary constituency till…

October 27, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Shibir leader killed ASI Ibrahim, police iterates

Police on Tuesday iterated their claim that an Islami Chhatra Shibir leader from Bogra stabbed to death assistant sub-inspector Ibrahim Hossain Mollah in the city on Thursday night…

October 27, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Man held with 23 firearms, 1,523 bullets in Sunderbans

Members of Rapid Action Battalion arrested a member of a forest robber gang along with 23 firearms and 1,523 rounds of bullet from Badurjhola Khal of the Sunderbans West Zone in…

October 27, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Pirates attack 50 trawlers, abduct 50 fishermen in bay

Pirates in an overnight attack swooped on more than 50 fishing boats near fairway buoy in Bay of Bengal, 40 kilometres off Kuakata coast, and abducted…

October 27, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Men held in Mymensingh over death threat to Ganajagaran Mancha organiser

Detective Branch of police arrested a man in connection with the case filed over issuing death threat to Ganajagaran Mancha organizer Imran H Sarker at…

October 27, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics
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EU parliament set to vote on net neutrality rules

The European parliament will take a key vote on Tuesday on rules affecting how internet traffic is managed…

October 27, 2015 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International

Navy veteran sues US state dept for denying ‘intersex’ passport

A US navy veteran from Colorado who identifies as neither male nor female has sued the US department of state after being denied a passport for refusing to select a gender on the application, court documents showed…

October 27, 2015 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
Injured people are being treated outside this hospital in Abbotabad, Pakistan.--AP photo

Rescuers race to reach quake zones in Afghanistan, Pakistan as toll nears 300

Rescuers on Tuesday rushed to deliver relief aid to victims of a massive earthquake that hit northern Afghanistan and Pakistan, killing at least 275 people over a wide swath of mostly mountainous terrain…

October 27, 2015 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
China asks US to act cautiously after US Navy begins patrol in South China Sea

China asks US to act cautiously after US Navy begins patrol in South China Sea

The US Navy sent a warship on Tuesday within 12 nautical miles of two artificial islands built by China in the South China Sea..

October 27, 2015 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International
National Security Agency headquarters at Fort Meade .--Reuters photo

US NSA warns of cyber-attack by nation states

The deputy director of the US National Security Agency, Richard Ledgett, has warned of the increasing danger of destructive cyber attacks by states…

October 27, 2015 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
The Associated Press file photo shows steaks and other beef products are displayed for sale at a grocery store in Virginia. The meat industry is seeing red over the dietary guidelines issued by World Health Organisation linking processed meat with cancer.

WHO links processed meat to cancer

The World Health Organisation threw its global weight behind years of experts’ warnings and declared that processed meats raise the risk of colon and stomach cancer and that red meat is probably harmful, too…

October 27, 2015 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International

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