Archive for December, 2015

Panels formed to probe negligence of cops on polls-duty

The Police Headquarters on Thursday formed two panels to look into whether on-duty policemen were responsible for the postponement of voting in six polling centres during Wednesday’s municipal polls…

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Fireworks explode over the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge as Australia's largest city ushers in the New Year, January 1, 2016.     REUTERS/Jason Reed

Sydney kicks off New Year celebration

Sydney has once again proved why its New Year celebrations are world famous, with bursts of brilliance providing a spectacular backdrop to the Harbour Bridge and Opera House as Australia welcomed in 2016…

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Bank official dies after being hit by train

A high official of private One Bank died on Thursday after being hit by a running train at Kamalapur railway station in the city…

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Ganajagaran Manch rejects Rajib killing verdict

Ganajagaran Manch brought out a torch rally in the city on Thursday evening rejecting the verdict in the blogger Rajib Haider killing case…

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Unite to restore democracy, Khaleda urges people

Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia on the eve of New Year urged people to work together to restore democracy and voting right…

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Bangladeshi worker killed in KSA

A Bangladeshi worker was slaughtered at Taif in Mekkah, Saudi Arabia on Wednesday…

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Pakistani singer Adnan Sami becomes Indian

Pakistani singer Adnan Sami becomes Indian

India has granted citizenship to Paskitani singer Adnan Sami with effect from January 1, 2016, after he appealed for legalise his stay in India on humanitarian grounds…

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Magnitude 5.7 earthquake hits off Nicaragua

A magnitude 5.7 earthquake hit near the coast of Nicaragua on Thursday at a depth of 36.5 km (23 miles), the U.S. Geological Survey said…

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Tutor rapes teenager in city

A teenage girl was raped on Wednesday by her private tutor at South Pirerbag of Mirpur in the capital…

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PCJSS calls blockade of Rangamati on Jan 3

Parbatya Chattagram Jana Sanghati Samiti on Thursday called a daylong blockade of road and waterways in Rangamati for January 3 protesting against the massive irregularities in municipality polls…

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Prisoner dies in Jhenaidah

A prisoner Ishaq Ali Sardar, 62, died on Thursday morning at Jhenaidah Jail…

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Hundreds of flights cancelled as Istanbul hit by heavy snow

Hundreds of flights in and out of Turkey were cancelled for Thursday and Friday at Istanbul’s two airports after the city was blanketed by heavy snow, which also forced the closure of schools and brought chaos to the roads…

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Blogger Rajib’s father rejects verdict

Slain blogger Rajib’s father Dr Nazim Uddin rejected the verdict given by a tribunal here on Thursday in a case filed over his son’s killing in 2013…

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Ministry extends deadline for fixing RR number plates by 3 months

Ministry extends deadline for fixing RR number plates by 3 months

The road transport and bridges ministry has extended the deadline by three months for fixing Retro-Reflective number plates with radiofrequency identification tags on all motor vehicles…

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Prime minister Sheikh Hasina talks to school children after inaugurating distribution of textbooks at Ganabhaban on Thursday.-- Focusbangla photo

Include war history in English textbooks: PM

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Thursday stressed the importance of including the great Liberation War history in English medium textbooks so that students could know about the war
pride from their childhood…

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2 more die in polls violence

Two more people died on Thursday at Dhaka Medical College Hospital and Barguna after being injured in Wednesday’s violence over municipal polls…

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Police escort Faisal Bin Nayeem Deep, an accused in blogger Ahmed Rajib Haider murder case, to jail after a Speedy Trial Tribunal handed death sentence for him on Thursday. — Indrajit Ghosh

2 walk to gallows, 1 gets life-term in blogger Rajib murder case

The Speedy Trial Tribunal-3 in Dhaka on Thursday sentenced two accused including Redwanul Azad alias Rana and Faisal Bin Nayeem Deep to death in the killing of blogger Ahmed Rajib Haider in 2013….

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College girl dies after being burnt at boyfriend’s home

A college girl was allegedly burned to death by her boyfriend’s family at Naogaon of Kapasia in Gazipur on Wednesday…

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PM lauds BNP for joining municipal polls

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Thursday appreciated Bangladesh Nationalist Party for joining the municipal elections shunning the politics of destruction…

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BSF kills Bangladeshi in Dinajpur

A Bangladeshi national was gunned down by members of Indian Border Security Force in Baragram border of Dinajpur early Thursday…

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