Archive for December 5th, 2015

30 killed in suicide blasts in Lake Chad

Three suicide bombers attacked the island of Koulfoua on the Chadian side of Lake Chad on Saturday, killing around 30 people and injuring 80…

December 5, 2015 · 0 comments · International, Other World News

Mujahidul Islam Selim receives death threat

President of Communist Party of Bangladesh Mujahidul Islam Selim received a death threat through his email early Saturday…

December 5, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Transport worker remanded for sexually harassing DU female student

A Dhaka court on Saturday placed a transport worker on a three-day remand in a case filed for sexually harassing a female student of Dhaka University…

December 5, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Bangladesh finish runners-up in ICC Women’s World T20 Qualifiers

Bangladesh finished runners-up in the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 Qualifiers conceding a two-wicket defeat to Ireland in the Trophy final in the last ball thrilling…

December 5, 2015 · 0 comments · Cricket, Sports

UN climate talks approve draft text, many disputes remain

Senior officials from almost 200 nations approved a draft text of a UN climate deal on Saturday after four years’ work as the basis for ministers to try to resolve hundreds of points of disagreement next week…

December 5, 2015 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International

2 AL mayoral candidates set to be elected unopposed

Two Awami League mayoral candidates of the December 30 municipal polls in Chandpur and Feni are set to be elected unopposed as nomination papers…

December 5, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Malaysia arrests Bangladeshi, 4 others with suspected IS, al-Qaeda links

Malaysia’s police said on Saturday that it had arrested five people, including a Bangladeshi and a European employed as a teacher, on suspicion of links with militant groups…

December 5, 2015 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International
IS says California killers of 14 were their followers

IS says California killers of 14 were their followers

Islamic State said on Saturday that a married couple who killed 14 people in California in an attack the FBI is investigating as an ‘act of terrorism’ was followers of the militant group based in Syria and Iraq…

December 5, 2015 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
We will not be terrorised, says Obama after California shooting

We will not be terrorised, says Obama after California shooting

US president Barack Obama vowed on Saturday that federal investigators would find out what motivated a married couple in California to…

December 5, 2015 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International

32 Azeri workers die in fire on Caspian Sea oil platform

Thirty-two workers have been killed and 42 rescued from an offshore oil platform that caught fire in Azerbaijan-controlled waters in the Caspian Sea…

December 5, 2015 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International

3 killed in Lebanon as militant blows himself up during raid

A suspected Islamist militant and two members of his family were killed in northern Lebanon on Saturday, after the man blew himself up during an army raid on his home…

December 5, 2015 · 0 comments · International, Middle East

AL leader’s throat-slit body found in city

Police recovered the body of an Awami League leader with the throat slit at Tantir Pukur in the city’s West Sanarpar area on Saturday morning…

December 5, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics
Police take the people injured in blasts at Kantajeu temple to Dinajpur Medical College Hospital.--New Age photo

Blasts at Kantajeu temple injures 10

At least 10 people were injured in blasts at Ras mela at Kantajew temple in Kaharole of Dinajpur early Saturday…

December 5, 2015 · 0 comments · National
The rugged water-ice al-Idrisi mountains meet the smooth nitrogen-rich ices of Sputnik Planum.--NASA photo

New Horizons captures sharpest images of Pluto’s surface

The New Horizons probe has at last returned some of the super-sharp pictures it took of Pluto during its historic flyby in July. The images released by the US space agency on Friday show details on the surface of the dwarf planet at a resolution better than 80m per pixel…

December 5, 2015 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
FIFA official paid £6.6m for 2010 World Cup votes

FIFA official paid £6.6m for 2010 World Cup votes

A high-ranking FIFA official has been identified by the FBI as a suspect in a £6.6m bribe paid in return for votes for 2010 World Cup hosts South Africa. A new indictment from the US Department of Justice refers to the official as ‘co-conspirator 17’. He is not named…

December 5, 2015 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International

Blair claims Syrian conflict not like Iraq war

UK action in Syria to target so-called Islamic State is not like the Iraq invasion, Tony Blair has told the BBC. The former PM said the current action was different from the 2003 war because the West had allies in Arab countries…

December 5, 2015 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International
New suspects in Paris attacks whoused fake IDs bearing the names Soufiane Kayal (L) and Samir Bouzid.--BBC photo

Two new suspects sought in Paris attacks

Police are seeking two new suspects accused of aiding the fugitive suspect from the Paris attacks Salah Abdeslam. The pair are ‘armed and dangerous’ and are thought to have helped Abdeslam travel to Hungary in September…

December 5, 2015 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
Tashfeen Malik and Syed Rizwan Farook .--AP photo

FBI finds California shooting ‘act of terrorism’

A mass shooting by a married couple that left 14 people dead in California is being investigated as an act of terrorism, the FBI says. FBI director James Comey said there were indications that the couple had been radicalised…

December 5, 2015 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International

No official accommodation for capital’s 92pc govt staff

The government provided accommodation to only eight per cent of its employees in the capital.
According to the directorate of government accommodation under ministry of housing and public works out of around 1.50 lakh officers and employees working in the capital only 13,000 or eight per cent were staying at official accommodations…

December 5, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

VESSEL MOVEMENT THROUGH SUNDERBANS : Night-time ban ignored

Night-time ban on movement of commercial vessels through the rivers in the Sunderbans is being largely ignored in absence of monitoring by authorities concerned…

December 5, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

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