Archive for December 24th, 2015

Indian court releases Anup Chetia on bail

Indian court releases Anup Chetia on bail

The general secretary of United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) Golap Baruah alias Anup Chetia was released on Thursday from Guwahati central jail in India…

December 24, 2015 · 0 comments · International, South Asia

18 migrants drown after boat sinks in Turkey

Eighteen people including six children drowned on Thursday after a boat carrying migrants sank off Turkey’s western coastal town of Dikili, Dogan news agency reported…

December 24, 2015 · 0 comments · International, Middle East

Gunfight kills yaba trader of Myanmar in Teknaf

A Myanmarese yaba smuggler was killed in a ‘gunfight’ with Border Guard Bangladesh in Naf River of Teknaf in Cox’s Bazar on Thursday…

December 24, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Jessore mayor attacked during electioneering

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party backed mayor of Jessore Municipality, Maruful Islam, was attacked on Thursday during electioneering at Missionpara in Jessore…

December 24, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

PM seeks pvt entrepreneurs’ support for health sector dev

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Thursday called upon the private sector entrepreneurs to supplement the government efforts in providing better healthcare services to people and thus achieve further progress in the health sector…

December 24, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

BNP asks EC to ensure security of polling agents

Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Thursday asked the Election Commission to ensure safety and security of polling agents of the party nominated mayoral candidates in polling centers on the voting day of municipal election…

December 24, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics
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7 suspected militant held in raid at Mirpur house

Police arrested seven people including three suspected key-person of banned militant outfit Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh after hours-long operation at a six-storey house under Shah Ali police station in Mirpur…

December 24, 2015 · 0 comments · National
Members of Saudi civil defence work at Jazan General Hospital following a pre-dawn fire in the port city of Jazan, Saudi Arabia December 24, 2015. --  Reuters photo

Fire at Saudi hospital kills 25, injures 107

A pre-dawn fire at a hospital in Saudi Arabia’s southwestern port city of Jazan on Thursday killed 25 people and injured 107…

December 24, 2015 · 0 comments · International, Middle East

Journalist murdered in Rangpur

Police recovered the body of a local journalist in Rangpur at Dharmadas-Thampat, on the outskirts of the city, on Thursday morning a day after another body of a news stringer was found in Munshiganj…

December 24, 2015 · 0 comments · National
Myanmar migrant workers Zaw Lin (L) and Win Zaw Htun arrive at the Koh Samui provincial court in Koh Samui, Thailand, December 24, 2015. A Thai court sentenced two Myanmar migrant workers to death on Thursday after convicting them of the 2014 murders of two British tourists on a holiday island in a case mired in controversy.  – Reuters photo

Myanmar men sentenced to death for murder of British backpackers in Thailand

A Thai court sentenced two Myanmar migrant workers to death on Thursday after convicting them of the 2014 murders of two British tourists on a holiday island in a case mired in controversy…

December 24, 2015 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International
Police use of force against African Americans has been an ongoing issue in the US.--Reuters photo

US Black Lives Matter protests disrupt airports and shopping

Protests by the Black Lives Matter group have taken place in the US states of Minnesota and California on one of the busiest retail days of the year…

December 24, 2015 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
3 PBCP men killed in ‘gunfight’ with RAB in Tangail

3 PBCP men killed in ‘gunfight’ with RAB in Tangail

Three suspected leaders and activists of Purba Banglar Communist Party were killed in a reported gunfight with Rapid Action Battalion at Omarpur of Tangail early Thursday…

December 24, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Child raped in city, suspect held

A three-and-half-year-old girl was violated at Arjatpara in the city’s Tejgaon area on Wednesday noon…

December 24, 2015 · 0 comments · National

MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS : Violence on rise

Incidents of violence, mostly by ruling Awami League activists against opposition candidates and their campaigners, are on the rise ahead of the first ever partisan election to 234 municipal councils slated for December 30…

December 24, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

PRIMARY TEXTBOOKS : Distribution in time uncertain

The authorities’ failure to reach 30 per cent of the textbooks at upazilas for primary school students timely distribution of the reading materials is facing uncertainty…

December 24, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

BNP briefs diplomats on ‘irregularities’

Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Wednesday briefed foreign diplomats stationed in Dhaka on the ‘violation of electoral code by the ruling party’, the ‘biased’ role of the administration and the ‘subservient’ role of the Election Commission in the municipal polls…

December 24, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

Pak female diplomat withdrawn

Pakistan withdrew a female diplomat from Dhaka on Wednesday amid allegations that she aided militants in Bangladesh. The Pakistan High Commission in Dhaka informed the foreign ministry on Wednesday that Fareena Arshad, second…

December 24, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

KILLING CNG DRIVER : Bus driver remanded

A bus driver who reportedly ran over and killed a CNG-run three–wheeler driver in Uttara on Tuesday following an alternation was remanded for two days in police custody in a murder case filed by the victim’s family…

December 24, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

PROTESTS AGAINST NEW PAY : Aggrieved officers form human chains

Professional bodies of engineers, agriculturists and doctors and the BCS Coordination Committee on Wednesday formed human chains across the country to push for removal of ‘inter-cadre disparities’ from the new pay structure…

December 24, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

CODE VIOLATION BY MINISTERS, MPS : EC to send report to PMO

The Election Commission is preparing a report on violation of the electoral code of conduct by ministers and lawmakers to send it to the Prime Minister’s Office, while it has identified 1,184 of the 3,403 polling centres as risky…

December 24, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, Politics

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