Archive for July 13th, 2016

Theresa May becomes Britain’s new PM

Theresa May becomes Britain’s new PM

Theresa May on Wednesday became Britain’s new prime minister, taking over from David Cameron with the task of negotiating Britain’s exit from the EU…

July 13, 2016 · 0 comments · International
Keep Britain close to EU, Cameron urges incoming PM

Keep Britain close to EU, Cameron urges incoming PM

Outgoing prime minister David Cameron urged his successor Theresa May on Wednesday to keep Britain close to the European Union…

Air strikes kill 24 in rebel-held Syrian towns

Air strikes kill 24 in rebel-held Syrian towns

At least 12 people were killed in air strikes on the rebel-held western Syrian town of Rastan on Wednesday, a local doctor and a monitoring group said, despite a government-declared nationwide temporary truce…

PM fears more terror attacks, alerts people

PM fears more terror attacks, alerts people

Apprehending more terror attacks like ones at Gulshan and Sholakia, prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday urged all to be more alert and careful…

July 13, 2016 · 0 comments · National, Politics
Italian Mafia boss Bernardo Provenzano dies

Italian Mafia boss Bernardo Provenzano dies

Italian mafia boss Bernardo Provenzano, one of the most notorious crime figures of his time, has died in a Milan hospital at the age of 83, prison authorities…

EU court split on headscarf bans

EU court split on headscarf bans

The European Union’s top court faced a dilemma Wednesday after a top legal officer said it was discriminatory for a firm to tell an employee to remove…

This May 11, 2015, file photo, shows land reclamation of Mischief Reef in the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea. An international tribunal has found that there is no legal basis for China's claiming rights to much of the South China Sea. The Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) issued its ruling Tuesday, July 12, 2016, in The Hague in response to an arbitration case brought by the Philippines against China regarding the South China Sea, saying that any historic rights to resources that China may have had were wiped out if they are incompatible with exclusive economic zones established under a UN treaty.-- AP  photo

Angry China warns against ‘cradle of war’ in sea

China warned rivals Wednesday against turning the South China Sea into a ‘cradle of war’ and threatened an air defence zone there, after its claims to the…

July 13, 2016 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International
Four ABT men arrested in Khulna

Four ABT men arrested in Khulna

Police claimed they arrested four members of the banned militant outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team at Koyra in Khulna early Wednesday…

July 13, 2016 · 0 comments · National
Terror attacks didn’t taint Bangladesh’s image, says FM

Terror attacks didn’t taint Bangladesh’s image, says FM

The minister for foreign affairs, Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali, on Wednesday said the two terror attacks of early July at Gulshan in Dhaka and Sholakia…

July 13, 2016 · 0 comments · National, Politics
Khaleda to meet intellectuals, professionals on Thursday

Khaleda to meet intellectuals, professionals on Thursday

Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia would exchange views with intellectuals, journalists and professionals on Thursday evening…

July 13, 2016 · 0 comments · National, Politics

CPB, BSD want national unity to curb militancy

The Communist Party of Bangladesh and Bangladesher Samajtangrik Dal on Wednesday called on all the political parties to forge national unity…

July 13, 2016 · 0 comments · National, Politics
PM leaves for Ulaanbaatar Thursday to attend ASEM summit

PM leaves for Ulaanbaatar Thursday to attend ASEM summit

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, leaves for Mongolian capital Ulaanbaatar on Thursday to attend eleventh The Asia–Europe Meeting. The ASEM summit of…

July 13, 2016 · 0 comments · National, Politics
Dy speaker for enhancing security around JS complex

Dy speaker for enhancing security around JS complex

The deputy speaker of Jatiya Sangsad Md Fazle Rabbi Miah on Wednesday ordered to boost security measures around the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban…

July 13, 2016 · 0 comments · National, Politics
PM for boosting trade with Russia

PM for boosting trade with Russia

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Wednesday urged Russia to import more Bangladeshi items, including leather goods, quality rice and potato, to increase the…

July 13, 2016 · 0 comments · National, Politics
Car bomb kills seven in Baghdad

Car bomb kills seven in Baghdad

At least seven people were killed and 11 wounded in north of Baghdad on Wednesday when a suicide bomber a car detonated his explosives…

July 13, 2016 · 0 comments · International, Middle East
Downpour cripples life in capital

Downpour cripples life in capital

Intermittent showers swamped many parts of the capital Dhaka on Wednesday morning, throwing its residents into disarray…

July 13, 2016 · 0 comments · National
Three cops, another one sued for killing freedom fighter

Three cops, another one sued for killing freedom fighter

A case has been filed against four people, including three policemen, in connection with the killing of retired army man and freedom fighter Abdul Bari…

July 13, 2016 · 0 comments · National
May to take over as British PM with mammoth task of delivering Brexit

May to take over as British PM with mammoth task of delivering Brexit

Theresa May will take over the job of British prime minister from David Cameron on Wednesday and form a government with the monumental tasks of extricating Britain…

Saudi Arabia’s new jihadists: poorly trained but hard to stop

Saudi Arabia’s new jihadists: poorly trained but hard to stop

Technical hitches limited the death tolls in three suicide attacks in Saudi Arabia but the apparent coordination of the blasts suggests jihadis have…

July 13, 2016 · 0 comments · International, Middle East
Govt to cancel allotment of plots, flats to war criminals, says minister

Govt to cancel allotment of plots, flats to war criminals, says minister

The minister for housing and public works, Mosharraf Hossain, on Wednesday said the government has decided to cancel allotment of plots and flats to…

July 13, 2016 · 0 comments · National, Politics

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