Archive for December 23rd, 2015

Saudi court commutes death sentence for Sri Lankan maid

A Sri Lankan cabinet minister says an appeal court in Saudi Arabia has commuted a sentence of death by stoning for a Sri Lankan woman convicted of adultery…

December 23, 2015 · 0 comments · International, South Asia

Journalist Sazib’s body found in Munshiganj

Police recovered the body of Awrangajeb Sazib from the River Dhaleshwari in Munshiganj on Wednesday afternoon three days after he went missing…

December 23, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Pakistan withdraws diplomat accused of aiding militants

The second secretary (political) at Pakistan high commission in Dhaka was withdrawn by her country on Wednesday following allegations of…

December 23, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Legal notice served on Khaleda asking to apologise for remarks on number of martyrs

A legal notice was served on Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia on Wednesday asking her to offer apology to the people…

December 23, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

4 held with 125 gold bars at Shahjalal Airport

Customs intelligence officials recovered 125 gold bars and arrested four people, including two women, at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in the…

December 23, 2015 · 0 comments · National
Missing RUET BCL leader found after two weeks

Missing RUET BCL leader found after two weeks

After 14 days of his disappearance, missing leader of Bangladesh Chhatra League Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology unit was rescued on Wednesday from Mirsarai in Chittagong…

December 23, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

8 IS commanders killed in air strikes

Eight senior Islamic State commanders were killed in air strikes by the Iraqi airforce, Iraqi state TV reported on Wednesday citing a military statement…

December 23, 2015 · 0 comments · International, Middle East

Navy to get 2 submarines by mid 2016: PM

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Wednesday said two submarines would be inducted in Bangladesh Navy by the middle of the next year to turn it into a three-dimensional force…

December 23, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Ex-Jessore MP, 8 others indicted for war crimes

International Crimes Tribunal on Wednesday framed five specific charges against nine accused, including Maulana Sakhawat Hossain, a former lawmaker of Jessore-6 constituency, for their involvement in crimes against humanity during the Liberation War…

December 23, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Policeman killed, 2 injured in attack on Delhi court

A policeman was killed and two others were injured when unidentified gunmen opened fire inside the Karkardooma Court premises of east Delhi in India on Wednesday…

December 23, 2015 · 0 comments · International, South Asia

Mayor comes with meditation for city dwellers

The Dhaka South City Corporation mayor Sayeed Khokon on Wednesday said the year 2016 will be observed as the year of cleanness…

December 23, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

One killed in blast at Istanbul airport

An explosion at Istanbul’s second-largest airport on Wednesday killed one cleaner on an airplane and injured another, Dogan news agency said, adding authorities were investigating whether the blast was caused by a bomb…

December 23, 2015 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International
Hatirjheel’s expressway in Dhaka

Circular bus service on Hatirjheel starts

The government launched circular bus service on the Hatirjheel’s expressway from this morning aiming to ease commuters’ sufferings…

December 23, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Robber leader killed in Sundarban

The leader of robber group ‘Nayan Bahini’ was killed on Wednesday morning in a ‘gunfight’ with Rapid Action Battalion and Detective Branch of police and at Jolerghat area of Sarankhola in Sunderbans…

December 23, 2015 · 0 comments · National

BNP-backed mayoral candidate hacked in Dinajpur

A Bangladesh Nationalist Party backed mayoral candidate of Birampur municipality was injured as some unidentified miscreants hacked him at Ansar Math of Birampur in Dinajpur on Tuesday night…

December 23, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Krishak Dal leader killed in Khagrachari

A Jatiyatabadi Kirshak Dal leader of Matiranga upazila unit of Khagrachari was hacked to death on Tuesday night when he was returning home after electioneering for BNP-backed candidate to Matiranga municipality…

December 23, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics
A survivor is found at the site of landslide at an industrial park in Shenzhen, south China's Guangdong Province, early Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015. Rescuers have pulled a man out alive after he was buried for more than 60 hours in a massive landslide in southern China. (AP photo)

Man found alive after 60 hrs in China landslide

A migrant worker was pulled out alive Wednesday after he was buried for more than 60 hours in a massive landslide that swept through part of a major manufacturing city in southern China…

December 23, 2015 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International
Activists have accused Russia of targeting civilians, including in the city of Idlib--Reuters

Russia air strikes ‘killed 200 civilians’ in Syria: Amnesty

At least 200 civilians have been killed in Russian air strikes in Syria, an Amnesty International report says, quoting witnesses and activists…

December 23, 2015 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International

30 shanties burn down at city’s Mohammadpur

About 150 shanties were gutted at a slam at Dhaka Udyan of Mohammadpur in on early Wednesday…

December 23, 2015 · 0 comments · National
IMPORTING FUEL OILS AT RECORD LOW PRICES : Govt bent on earning profits

IMPORTING FUEL OILS AT RECORD LOW PRICES : Govt bent on earning profits

In fiscal 2014-15, state run Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation earned a profit of Tk 5,500 crore while the consumers paid illogically higher prices…

December 23, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

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