Archive for July 17th, 2016

Police officers block off a road after a shooting of police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S. July 17, 2016. --Reuters photo

Three police officers shot dead in Baton Rouge

Three police officers were shot to death and several others wounded in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on Sunday, the city’s mayor said, as the country remained on edge in the wake of police shootings of black men and the killings of five Dallas officers…

2 more arrests in Nice truck attack

2 more arrests in Nice truck attack

French authorities detained two more people on Sunday and released the estranged wife of the slain Nice truck attacker from custody as they tried to determine whether he had been an Islamic extremist…

Four ‘Ansarullah men’ on three-day remand

Four ‘Ansarullah men’ on three-day remand

A Chittagong court on Sunday placed four suspected members of banned militant outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team on a three-day remand in an arms case…

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Govt, ADB ink deal to improve Dhaka water supply system

Govt, ADB ink deal to improve Dhaka water supply system

The government on Sunday signed $275 million loan agreements with the Asian Development Bank for improving and expanding the capital’s water supply system…

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Works for new AL central office begins

Works for new AL central office begins

Demolition of Awami League’s central office started on Sunday for constructing a new 10-storey modern building at Bangabandhu Avenue in the city…

July 17, 2016 · 0 comments · National, Politics
Prime minister Sheikh Hasina. — Focusbangla file photo

Nat’l unity against terrorism already forged:PM

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Sunday said a national unity against terrorism and extremism has already been forged in the country in the wake of two major…

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BNP may go for anti-terrorism unity without Jamaat: Hannan Shah

BNP may go for anti-terrorism unity without Jamaat: Hannan Shah

Bangladesh Nationalist Party standing committee ASM Hannan Shah on Sunday dropped a broad hint at keeping aside Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami in the interest…

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Three Bauls hacked in Chuadanga

Three Bauls hacked in Chuadanga

Three elderly Bauls, also known as sufi singers, were hacked at a Sufi singers’ gathering at Ekatapur of Jibannagar in Chuadanga…

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ACC arrests Bangladesh Bank GM, another over loan scam

ACC arrests Bangladesh Bank GM, another over loan scam

The Anti-Corruption Commission on Sunday arrested a general manager of Bangladesh Bank (accounts and audit) and another for their alleged involvement…

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Primary, Ebtedayee examinations begin on Nov 20

Primary, Ebtedayee examinations begin on Nov 20

The primary and ebtedayee terminal examinations-2016 will begin across the country on November 20. The examinations are scheduled to end…

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6,000 detained over Turkey coup attempt

6,000 detained over Turkey coup attempt

Turkey has so far detained 6,000 people over Friday’s failed coup, justice minister Bekir Bozdag has said. ‘The clean-up operations are continuing…

Arrest warrant for BNP leader Quayum in Tavella murder case

Arrest warrant for BNP leader Quayum in Tavella murder case

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrates’ Court on Sunday issued arrest warrant for fugitive Bangladesh Nationalist Party leader MA Quayum in a murder case filed against…

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Police takes North South University teacher Gias Uddin Ahasan to Dhaka court on Sunday after arresting him on Saturday evening for renting house to militants and not keeping information about them. — Indrajit Ghosh

NSU teacher, 3 others remanded for eight days

A Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate’s Court on Sunday granted eight days remand to interrogate a North South University teacher, his nephew and the caretaker…

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Brother admits ‘honour killing’ of Pakistani social media star

Brother admits ‘honour killing’ of Pakistani social media star

The brother of Qandeel Baloch, whose risqué social media posts both titillated and appalled conservative Pakistan, on Sunday admitted to strangling her in…

July 17, 2016 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
2 held with firearm, grenade in Sherpur

2 held with firearm, grenade in Sherpur

Detectives arrested two people along with one pistol, two magazines, one grenade and five rounds of bullet from Bara Gojni in Jhinaigati of Sherpur…

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Lucky Akhand seeks govt help for treatment

Lucky Akhand seeks govt help for treatment

Legendary vocalist-composer Lucky Akhand, who has been suffering from lung cancer for long, has sought assistance from the government to continue…

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US warns Turkey against ‘insinuations’ of involvement

US warns Turkey against ‘insinuations’ of involvement

The US has warned Turkey against ‘public insinuations’ of American involvement in a failed military coup, saying such claims are ‘utterly false and…

Another owner held for renting home to militants

Another owner held for renting home to militants

Police on Sunday arrested owner of a home at West Shewrapara on charge of renting out house to extremism suspects without keeping information…

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NSU pro-VC, two others in court

NSU pro-VC, two others in court

Police on Sunday produced North South University pro-vice-chancellor, his nephew and the caretaker of his building to a Dhaka court. Dhaka Metropolitan Police’s counter…

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Verdict against eight Jamalpur war crimes suspects Monday

Verdict against eight Jamalpur war crimes suspects Monday

The International Crimes Tribunal Dhaka will deliver verdict on Monday in a case filed against eight Jamalpur war crimes suspects for their offences during the…

July 17, 2016 · 0 comments · National, Politics

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