Archive for September, 2016

Rare ‘black moon’ rises over Western Hemisphere

Rare ‘black moon’ rises over Western Hemisphere

A rare ‘black moon’ rises Friday night over the Western Hemisphere, but don’t expect to see it…

September 30, 2016 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
Hannan Shah laid to rest in Gazipur

Hannan Shah laid to rest in Gazipur

Bangladesh Nationalist Party standing committee member ASM Hannan Shah was laid to rest at his native village Ghagutia in Kapasia of Gazipur on Friday…

September 30, 2016 · 0 comments · National, Politics
Businessman found dead in Barisal

Businessman found dead in Barisal

Throat-slit body of a businessman was recovered from village Krishnakathi of Vorpasha in Barisal on Friday…

September 30, 2016 · 0 comments · National
Pakistan ‘completely rejects’ Indian claim of cross-border strikes

Pakistan ‘completely rejects’ Indian claim of cross-border strikes

Pakistan on Friday ‘completely rejected’ India’s claim to have sent troops across its disputed border in Kashmir to kill suspected militants, as India evacuated villages near the frontier amid concerns about a military escalation…

September 30, 2016 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
37th BCS preliminary exam held

37th BCS preliminary exam held

The preliminary test of the 37th Bangladesh Civil Service examinations under the Public Service Commission was held on Friday…

September 30, 2016 · 0 comments · National
Abbas attendance at Peres’s funeral reminder of need for peace: Obama

Abbas attendance at Peres’s funeral reminder of need for peace: Obama

US president Barack Obama said on Friday Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas’s attendance at the funeral for Israeli elder statesman Shimon Peres was…

September 30, 2016 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
338 killed in eastern Aleppo in past few weeks, WHO says

338 killed in eastern Aleppo in past few weeks, WHO says

The fighting in Syria’s besieged enclave of eastern Aleppo has killed 338 people in the past few weeks, including 106 children, while 846 have been injured, including…

September 30, 2016 · 0 comments · International, Middle East

Van Gogh paintings stolen 14 years ago recovered from Italian mafia

Italian police have recovered two paintings by the Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh that were stolen in Amsterdam 14 years ago, as part of an operation against the…

September 30, 2016 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
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Police, BCL men interrupt rally against Rampal plant

Several hundred activists and leaders of Bangladesh Chhatra League, the student wing of ruling Awami League, and police have interrupted a bicycle rally held on Friday protesting the government move of setting up a power plant at Rampal, Bagerhat near the Sunderbans…

September 30, 2016 · 0 comments · National, Politics
Indian villagers flee after ‘strikes’

Indian villagers flee after ‘strikes’

Indian villagers living close to the border with Pakistan are fleeing, one day after India said it launched strikes targeting militants in…

September 30, 2016 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
Woman, daughter killed by lightning strike in Rangpur

Woman, daughter killed by lightning strike in Rangpur

An indigenous woman and her daughter were killed by a lightning strike at Kadirabad of Pirganj in Rangpur early Friday…

September 30, 2016 · 0 comments · National
Police, BGB men killed in road accidents

Police, BGB men killed in road accidents

Two members of police and Border Guard Bangladesh forces were killed and two others injured in separate road accidents in Dhaka and Kushtia on Friday…

September 30, 2016 · 0 comments · National
1,000 bottles of Phensedyl seized from ambulance, three arrested

1,000 bottles of Phensedyl seized from ambulance, three arrested

Members of Criminal Investigation Department of police have arrested three people, including a woman, while they were allegedly carrying 1,000 bottles of Phensedyl syrup by an ambulance…

September 30, 2016 · 0 comments · National
Philippines leader likens himself to Hitler, wants to kill millions of drug users

Philippines leader likens himself to Hitler, wants to kill millions of drug users

Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte appeared to liken himself to Nazi leader Adolf Hitler on Friday and said he would ‘be happy’ to exterminate…

September 30, 2016 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International

Uncertain business climate raises BB dollar purchase

An uncertain business environment has pushed the Bangladesh Bank to purchase more US dollars from the local banks, which are facing lack of demand of the US banknotes…

September 30, 2016 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

BASIC Bank seeks more money

Scam ridden BASIC Bank, facing capital crunch earlier this month requested the government to bail it out for the third timer since 2014, finance ministry officials said…

September 30, 2016 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Border villagers migrating after government asked people to vacate their villages within 10 kilometres from international border with Pakistan as a precautionary measure following India’s surgical strikes in PoK, near Attari on Thursday. — AP/PTI Photo

India claims ‘surgical strike’ on Pak target

India said on Thursday it had conducted ‘surgical strikes’ on suspected militants preparing to infiltrate from Pakistan-ruled Kashmir, making its first direct military response to an attack on an army base it blames on Pakistan and raising the risk of escalation…

September 30, 2016 · 0 comments · International, South Asia, TOP STORIES

ADB to lend $8b

The Asian Development Bank said on Thursday that it would increase public and private sector lending to Bangladesh to $8 billion in 2016-20…

September 30, 2016 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

England arrive today sans pace duo

England cricket team arrives here today amid unprecedented security for a one-month long tour that comprises a two-Test and three-match one-day international series but without their key pacers James Anderson and Mark Wood for injury…

September 30, 2016 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

Arrest warrant issued for Tarique in sedition case

A Dhaka court on Thursday issued arrest warrants for Bangladesh Nationalist Party senior vice-chairman Tarique Rahman and a former chief correspondent of ETV, Mahathir Farooki Parash, in a sedition case…

September 30, 2016 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

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