Archive for October 28th, 2015

4 workers die in Chuadanga septic tank collapse

Four construction workers, including father and son, were killed as a septic tank collapsed on them at Boidyanathpur village in Jibannagar upazila of Chuadanga on Wednesday…

October 28, 2015 · 0 comments · National
Nepal’s parliament elects nation’s first female president

Nepal’s parliament elects nation’s first female president

Nepal’s parliament has elected a Communist leader who has long campaigned for women’s rights as the Himalayan nation’s first female president…

October 28, 2015 · 0 comments · International, South Asia

Barisal medical college to remain open, says principal

The authorities of Barisal Sher-e-Bangla Medical College stepped back from its decision soon after they announced to close the institution for indefinite period…

October 28, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

PCJSS condemns public works ministry circular

The Parbatya Chattagram Janasanghati Samiti on Wednesday condemned a circular issued by housing and public works ministry about use of the word ‘indigenous’ at programmes held at different key installations in Dhaka and elsewhere to identify people of ethnic minority communities…

October 28, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

FIFA gets seven candidates for soccer body presidency

World soccer body FIFA on Wednesday named the seven confirmed candidates vying for the FIFA presidency at a February 26 election…

October 28, 2015 · 0 comments · Football, Sports

Amu snubs diplomats’ security concern

The minister for industries, Amir Hossain Amu, on Wednesday questioned the security alerts issued by several diplomatic missions in Dhaka and thanked the law enforcement agencies for maintaining law and order…

October 28, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Money Laundering: charges framed against Khandaker Mosharraf

Dhaka special Judges’ Court on Wednesday framed charges against Bangladesh Nationalist Party standing committee member Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain in a money laundering case…

October 28, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Indian state chief pushes for coal mining; critics say he’s helping wife

A senior Indian politician has been lobbying New Delhi to lift a ban on dangerous, small-scale coal mining operations in his state, without disclosing that his wife owns several mines there, according to documents seen by Reuters…

October 28, 2015 · 0 comments · International, South Asia

Bangladesh’s march forward can’t be stopped with bomb attacks: PM

Noting that the recent bomb attack on a Tajia procession was aimed at tarnishing Bangladesh’s image, prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday asserted that the country’s march forward cannot be stopped with such bombings…

October 28, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

19 people bitten by dog in Magura

At least 19 people including six minors were bitten by dog within few hours on Wednesday at places in Magura…

October 28, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Fearing more jailbreaks, Afghanistan rushed inmates out of Helmand

Afghan authorities rushed 150 ‘dangerous’ inmates from a prison in the insurgency-racked southern province of Helmand to the capital Kabul at the weekend, officials said, after Taliban militants orchestrated two major jailbreaks in recent weeks…

October 28, 2015 · 0 comments · International, Middle East
SITE accuses Bangladesh govt of waging smear campaign against it

SITE accuses Bangladesh govt of waging smear campaign against it

US-based private intelligence group SITE once again claimed its report on Islamic State’s taking responsibility of recent two killings of foreigners and attack on…

October 28, 2015 · 0 comments · National

11 Jamaat men held in city

Police on Wednesday morning arrested 11 activists of Jamaat-e-Islami from Pirerbagh and Shewrapara of Mirpur and Konapara of Jatrabari in the city for their ‘anti-government activities’…

October 28, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics
Saudi religious police arrest actor for mixing with unrelated women

Saudi religious police arrest actor for mixing with unrelated women

Saudi Arabia’s religious police arrested an actor in a shopping mall in Riyadh for mixing with unrelated women.
The actor, Abdul Aziz Al Kassar, said that he had not expected the ‘overwhelming’ welcome that caused the melee…

October 28, 2015 · 0 comments · International, Middle East

‘Forest robber’ killed in Sunderbans ‘gunfight’

An alleged ring leader of a forest robber group was killed early Wednesday in a ‘gunfight’ with Rapid Action Battalion men at Mrigamari canal of Chadpai in Mongla…

October 28, 2015 · 0 comments · National
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Coal laden cargo capsizes near Sunderbans

A cargo vessel carrying 510 tonnes of coal capsized in the Pasur river in Mongla near Sunderbans on Tuesday night…

October 28, 2015 · 0 comments · National
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US still isolated at UN General Assembly over Cuba embargo

The United Nations General Assembly has almost unanimously voted to condemn the US embargo on Cuba, in the first such resolution since US-Cuban diplomatic ties were restored earlier this year…

October 28, 2015 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International

Pentagon weighing ‘direct action on the ground’ in Iraq

The US is considering increasing its attacks on ISIS through more ground action and airstrikes, Defence Secretary Ashton Carter said Tuesday…

October 28, 2015 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
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Cassini probe to sweep over Saturn’s moon Enceladus

The Cassini probe is all set to make a daring close flyby of Enceladus, the brilliant white moon of Saturn…

October 28, 2015 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
Iran denies it has deployed any combat troops in Syria, but senior commanders have died there. AFP Photo

Syria conflict: Iran to be invited to key talks, US says

Iran is likely to be invited for the first time to international talks with the US and Russia over the Syrian conflict, the US says…

October 28, 2015 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International

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