Archive for July 20th, 2016

Myanmar military admits soldiers killed five during interrogation

Myanmar military admits soldiers killed five during interrogation

Five villagers were killed by soldiers during an interrogation in Myanmar’s northern Shan State, a senior general said on Wednesday, in a rare admission by Myanmar’s still-powerful military which promised to prosecute the perpetrators…

July 20, 2016 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
Brussels man surrounded in ‘bomb alert’

Brussels man surrounded in ‘bomb alert’

Police in Brussels say they have surrounded a man who was behaving suspiciously and wearing a heavy winter coat with protruding wires…

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina replies to questions during her question-answer session in parliament on Wednesday. — Focusbangla photo

Capturing culprits behind terror attacks a matter of time: PM

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Wednesday said the arrest of all the culprits involved in the recent terror attacks in the country is a matter of time…

July 20, 2016 · 0 comments · National, Politics
President urges people to get united against terrorism

President urges people to get united against terrorism

The president, Abdul Hamid, on Wednesday urged the people of the country, irrespective of their party and opinion, to get united to stamp out terrorists and their patrons from society…

July 20, 2016 · 0 comments · National
Install CCTV cameras in launches, minister asks owners

Install CCTV cameras in launches, minister asks owners

Shipping minister Shajahan Khan on Wednesday asked the launch owners to install closed-circuit television cameras and keep metal detectors in their vessels to ensure passengers’ security…

July 20, 2016 · 0 comments · National
Govt issues notices to 13,000 commercial establishments

Govt issues notices to 13,000 commercial establishments

The government has issued notices to 13,000 commercial establishments in residential areas under city corporations across the country, said local…

July 20, 2016 · 0 comments · National
Fire breaks out in another Dubai skyscraper

Fire breaks out in another Dubai skyscraper

Fire broke out at a 75-storey residential tower in Dubai on Wednesday, Reuters witnesses said, the fifth blaze in a skyscraper in the oil-rich…

July 20, 2016 · 0 comments · International, Middle East
India arrests two for raping woman for second time

India arrests two for raping woman for second time

Police in northern India said Wednesday that they have arrested two men for raping a young woman for the second time in three years after she refused to…

July 20, 2016 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
ACC arrests 3 bankers on graft charge

ACC arrests 3 bankers on graft charge

The Anti-Corruption Commission on Wednesday arrested three bankers at Dhaka in separate graft cases…

July 20, 2016 · 0 comments · National
Five Ansarullah men indicted in Oyasiqur murder case

Five Ansarullah men indicted in Oyasiqur murder case

A Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge Court on Wednesday framed charges against five members of banned militant outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team in…

July 20, 2016 · 0 comments · National, Politics
Maintain quality of export items: PM

Maintain quality of export items: PM

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Wednesday called upon the country’s businesspeople and exporters to maintain the high quality…

July 20, 2016 · 0 comments · National, Politics
Marcia Bernicat

US not here to occupy Bangladesh: Bernicat

The US ambassador in Dhaka, Marcia Stephens Bloom Bernicat, on Wednesday said the United States has no intention to invade…

July 20, 2016 · 0 comments · National, Politics
2 farmers electrocuted in Sherpur

2 farmers electrocuted in Sherpur

Two farmers died from electrocution while tilling their crop field at Dudhnoi village in Jhenaigati of Sherpur on Wednesday. The deceased are…

July 20, 2016 · 0 comments · National
Turkish jets strike rebels inside Iraq following failed coup

Turkish jets strike rebels inside Iraq following failed coup

Turkey’s state-run news agency says Turkish jets have carried out cross-border strikes against Kurdish rebel positions in northern Iraq, killing…

Youth killed at Hazaribagh in city

Youth killed at Hazaribagh in city

A young man was hacked at Dhaka’s Hazaribagh area and later died on the way to hospital on Wednesday morning. The victim is identified as…

July 20, 2016 · 0 comments · National
HC to deliver verdict on appeal against Tarique’s acquittal on Thursday

HC to deliver verdict on appeal against Tarique’s acquittal on Thursday

The High Court on Wednesday set Thursday to deliver its verdict on the appeal of Anti-Corruption Commission against a lower court verdict in which Bangladesh Nationalist Party senior vice-chairman Tarique Rahman…

July 20, 2016 · 0 comments · National, Politics
JU teachers, students rally against terrorist attack

JU teachers, students rally against terrorist attack

Teachers, staff and students of Jahangirangar University on Wednesday protested against the recent terrorist attacks at Gulshan and Sholakia, at the university campus…

July 20, 2016 · 0 comments · National
2 killed in Sitakunda accident

2 killed in Sitakunda accident

Two people were killed and 15 others injured as a bus plunged into a roadside ditch at Banshbari on the Dhaka-Chittagong highway of Sitakunda…

July 20, 2016 · 0 comments · National
UP member among 3 JMB suspects held in Naogaon

UP member among 3 JMB suspects held in Naogaon

Naogaon police in a drive arrested three suspected members of banned militant outfit Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh, including a union parishad member…

July 20, 2016 · 0 comments · National
A military base in Ankara was badly damaged during the failed coup.--AP photo

Turkey coup: Crackdown toll passes 45,000

At least 45,000 people have been rounded up, sacked or suspended from their jobs by Turkey’s government in the wake of last week’s failed coup…

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