Archive for February 21st, 2016

Deadly north India protests lead to New Delhi water shortage

Authorities in India’s capital on Sunday closed schools and took other measures to combat water supply problems caused by violent protests in a neighbouring state that left at least 12 people dead…

February 21, 2016 · 0 comments · International, South Asia

Daylong road blockade in Khagrachari today

Parbatya Bengali Chhatra Parishad, a hill tract-based Bengali student organisation, on Sunday called a daylong road blockade in Khagrachari for Monday protesting at the killing of a motorcyclist at Matiranga upazila the hill district…

February 21, 2016 · 0 comments · National

30 killed in four bomb blasts in southern Damascus

At least 30 people were killed in four bomb attacks that hit a southern suburb of Damascus on Sunday, pro-government media outlets and a monitoring group said…

February 21, 2016 · 0 comments · International, Middle East

Tractor crashes madrassah boy in Lakshmipur

A minor madrassah student was killed as a soil laden tractor crashed him at Kamalnagar in Lakshmipur on Sunday afternoon…

February 21, 2016 · 0 comments · National
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Ekushey mingled with spirit of book fair

Amar Ekushey book fair premises turned into a human sea on Sunday as people, after paying their homage to the language movement martyrs…

February 21, 2016 · 0 comments · National

5 Bangladeshis killed in Saudi road crashes

Four Bangladeshi nationals, including a couple, were killed and two others injured in a road accident at Al Kharj city in Saudi Arabia…

February 21, 2016 · 0 comments · National

Pope calls for worldwide ban on death penalty

Pope Francis on Sunday called for a worldwide ban on the death penalty, saying the commandment…

February 21, 2016 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
Stay watchful against distortion of Bangla: PM

Stay watchful against distortion of Bangla: PM

Underscoring the need for further enriching Bangla, prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday called…

February 21, 2016 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Khaleda obstructed on her way to shaheed minar: BNP

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Sunday alleged that its chairperson Khaleda Zia was obstructed time and again by police on her way to Central Shaheed Minar to pay tribute to the language movement martyrs on early Sunday…

February 21, 2016 · 0 comments · National, Politics
Locals block road as accident kills child in Savar

Locals block road as accident kills child in Savar

Agitated local people blocked Nabinagar-Chandra highway at Palashbari in Ashulia, on the outskirts of the capital, after a minor boy was killed in an accident…

February 21, 2016 · 0 comments · National
Charging Bangladesh editors a dramatic backslide: HRW

Charging Bangladesh editors a dramatic backslide: HRW

Human Rights Watch, a New York-based global rights body, has said Bangladeshi authorities should immediately withdraw all criminal charges filed against the editors…

February 21, 2016 · 0 comments · National

Twin bomb blasts kill dozens in Syria’s Homs

At least 46 people were killed in twin car bomb blasts that hit Syria’s Homs on Sunday in one of the deadliest such attacks in the city…

February 21, 2016 · 0 comments · International, Middle East
Seven people killed in random Michigan shootings

Seven people killed in random Michigan shootings

Seven people were shot and killed and several others wounded in Michigan on Saturday night in a series of apparently random public shootings…

February 21, 2016 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
Tension in Khagrachari after missing biker’s body found

Tension in Khagrachari after missing biker’s body found

Tension mounts in Matiranga of Khagrachari after body of a motorcyclist, who went missing four days ago, was recovered from a bush at Alutila on Sunday…

February 21, 2016 · 0 comments · National

Crude bombs blasted at Jessore Shaheed Minar

Two crude bombs were exploded at central Shaheed Minar in Jessore on Saturday midnight when people were paying tributes to the martyrs…

February 21, 2016 · 0 comments · National
BCL factions clash over placing wreath

BCL factions clash over placing wreath

Activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League clashed at Shalikha in Magura over placing wreaths to observe the International Mother Language Day at Arpara Shaheed Minar on Sunday morning. Supporters of Kutub Uddin Chanchal, president of the Thana unit Chhatra League, and Muzahar Hossain, another leader Chhatra League, clashed while placing wreath at the Shaheed Minar that left Biplab Hossain, a supporter […]

February 21, 2016 · 0 comments · National
Family members wail at Gobindal of Manikganj after man killed his two uncles over land dispute.--TV grab

2 killed ‘by nephew’ over land dispute in Manikganj

Two people were killed in an attack allegedly by their nephew at Gobindal of Singair on Sunday…

February 21, 2016 · 0 comments · National
Migrants cut razor wire fence to enter into Hungary.--BBC photo

Razor wire fence fail to stop migrants in Hungary

Police in Hungary say increasing numbers of migrants are breaching a razor wire fence built to stop them crossing the border from Serbia. In January, 550 people were caught getting through – up from 270 in December. More than 1,200 were caught in the first 20 days of February…

February 21, 2016 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
Monastery abbot hacked to death in Debiganj

Monastery abbot hacked to death in Debiganj

Unidentified attackers hacked to death an abbot of a Hindu monastery and shot at his assistant at Debiganj of Panchagarh on Sunday morning. The victim is Jajneshwar Roy, abbot of Santagauriya Math, at Debiganj. His assistant Gopal Chandra Roy also sustained bullet injuries in the attack…

February 21, 2016 · 0 comments · National
US Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush pauses as he announces that he is suspending his presidential campaign at his South Carolina primary night party in Columbia.--Reuters photo

Jeb Bush ends 2016 presidential campaign

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush said on Saturday he was suspending his campaign after a disappointing finish in the South Carolina primary…

February 21, 2016 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International

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