Archive for December 26th, 2015

Bangladesh see early exit losing to Maldives 1-3

Bangladesh made an early exit from the seven-nation SAFF Suzuki Cup football tournament losing to the Maldives by 1-3 goals in their Group-B match…

December 26, 2015 · 0 comments · Football, Sports

14 killed in Muslim rebel attacks in southern Philippines

A Philippine military spokeswoman says Christmas attacks by Muslim rebels against Christian communities in the country’s volatile south have left at least 14 people dead…

December 26, 2015 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International

Violence over municipal elections continues

Dozens of people were injured in attacks and clashes on Saturday across the country centring electioneering of the upcoming municipal elections…

December 26, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Delay in passing court judgements not acceptable: President

President Abdul Hamid on Saturday said unnecessary delay in passing judgements and orders by courts is not acceptable…

December 26, 2015 · 0 comments · National
Crime Scene Unit of Criminal Investigation Department collect evidence after blasts at a mosque of Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat at Bakpara of Bagmara. --Focusbangla photo

Probe to determine whether Ahmadiyya mosque blast suicide attack: home minister

Police on Friday night filed a case against unknown assailants over the blast at an Ahmadiyya mosque in Rajshahi’s Bagmara that killed the suspected attacker…

December 26, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Human chain formed along river bank to save Turag

Environmentalists formed a several kilometer long human chain on the banks of the Turag river on Saturday morning demanding an end to pollution and encroachment of the river…

December 26, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Fresh landslide hits Myanmar jade mine

Dozens of people were feared missing Saturday in the latest landslide to hit a remote jade mining region in northern Myanmar, the second such deadly incident in just over a month…

December 26, 2015 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International
The injured were rushed to hospital in the Pakistani city of Peshawar.--BBC photo

6.3-magnitude earthquake hits Afghanistan, Pakistan, India

A powerful 6.3-magnitude earthquake has struck northern Afghanistan, with tremors felt as far away as India. According to the US Geological Survey, the quake’s epicentre was in the northern province of Badakhshan, close to the Pakistani and Tajik borders…

December 26, 2015 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
Attackers smashed windows and ransacked the Muslim prayer room in Ajaccio.--AFP photo

Muslim prayer hall attacked in Corsica

A crowd has vandalised a Muslim prayer hall in Corsica in apparent retaliation for an attack on firefighters in the French Mediterranean island. Officials say a small group of protesters also tried to burn copies of the Quran in the capital, Ajaccio…

December 26, 2015 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
Zahroun Alloush --AFP photo

Syrian rebel leaders die in air strike

The head and several leaders of one of Syria’s most powerful rebel groups, Jaysh al-Islam, have been killed in an air strike east of Damascus…

December 26, 2015 · 0 comments · International, Middle East
Narendra Modi (right) arrives at Lahore airport before the two men went to Nawaz Sharif's nearby estate.--BBC photo

Modi’s surprise visit to Pakistan

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi has met his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif during a surprise visit to the Pakistani city of Lahore…

December 26, 2015 · 0 comments · International, South Asia

AL men attack ex-whip, rebel candidate’s office at Nawapara

Equipped with firearms, around 200 Awami League men attacked the electioneering office of Nawapara municipal councilor and also mayoral candidate for Nawapara Municipality in Jessore, Faruk Hossain injuring at least 6 people…

December 26, 2015 · 0 comments · National