Archive for September 2nd, 2016

‘JMB military chief’ killed in police raid in capital

‘JMB military chief’ killed in police raid in capital

A suspected Islamic religious extremist was killed and three police officers injured as police stormed in an extremist hideout in the capital’s Rupnagar residential area Friday evening…

September 2, 2016 · 0 comments · National
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Country to celebrate Eid-ul-Azha on Sept 13

The holy Eid-ul-Azha will be celebrated in Bangladesh on September 13 as the moon of Zil-Hajj month has not been sighted anywhere in the country on Friday…

September 2, 2016 · 0 comments · National
TIB for fair probe into hajj management anomalies

TIB for fair probe into hajj management anomalies

Transparency International Bangladesh has demanded an independent and fair investigation into the alleged irregularities in hajj management as surfaced in media…

September 2, 2016 · 0 comments · National
Melania Trump sues Daily Mail over ‘defamatory’ stories

Melania Trump sues Daily Mail over ‘defamatory’ stories

Melania Trump, the wife of US republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, sued the Maryland-based publisher of the Daily Mail Online and a blogger on Thursday over stories about her past she believes were ‘tremendously damaging,’ her attorney said in a statement…

September 2, 2016 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
Migrants lured by sex into Egypt’s backstreet kidney trade, says report

Migrants lured by sex into Egypt’s backstreet kidney trade, says report

Brokers in Egypt’s underground trade in human body parts use prostitutes to tempt migrants to sell their kidneys as hospitals turn a blind eye to illicit dealing in donated organs for transplants, a report says…

September 2, 2016 · 0 comments · International, Middle East
Three killed in Panchagarh road accident

Three killed in Panchagarh road accident

Three people were killed and three others injured as a truck hit a Compressed Natural Gas-run auto-rickshaw on Panchagarh-Tentulia highway in Jagdal area of Panchagarh on Friday afternoon…

September 2, 2016 · 0 comments · National
Turkey dismisses more than 40,000 civil servants

Turkey dismisses more than 40,000 civil servants

The Turkish government’s official gazette has announced that nearly 43,000 people have been expelled from their jobs in public institutions for alleged ties to terror organizations endangering national security…

September 2, 2016 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
Mir Quasem won’t seek presidential clemency: official

Mir Quasem won’t seek presidential clemency: official

War crimes death row inmate Mir Quasem Ali would not seek presidential clemency, paving the way for his execution, Kashimpur Central Jail part-2 superintendent Prashanta Kumar Bonik said on Friday…

September 2, 2016 · 0 comments · National
‘Bomb supplier’ of Gulshan attackers identified: Police

‘Bomb supplier’ of Gulshan attackers identified: Police

Police have identified a militant who supplied crude bombs to the attackers of Gulshan Holy Artisan Bakery, said additional commissioner and head of Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime unit of Dhaka Metropolitan Police Monirul Islam on Friday…

September 2, 2016 · 0 comments · National
Three injured in Chawk Bazar factory fire

Three injured in Chawk Bazar factory fire

At least three people were critically injured in a fire at a plastic factory near Club Ghat area under Chawk Bazar police station in the capital on Friday afternoon…

September 2, 2016 · 0 comments · National
Korean firm burns rainforest for palm oil in Indonesia

Korean firm burns rainforest for palm oil in Indonesia

A South Korean-owned company is cutting down primary rainforests for timber and then setting fires to clear the land to plant oil palm in apparent violation of Indonesian law, according to an investigation by environmental groups…

September 2, 2016 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International
One killed, 30 injured in Tangail road accident

One killed, 30 injured in Tangail road accident

A man was killed and at least 30 others were injured in a road accident at Kalihati in Tangail on Friday morning…

September 2, 2016 · 0 comments · National
Bombs kill 12 at Pakistan court

Bombs kill 12 at Pakistan court

Two bombs killed at least 12 people and wounded dozens outside a court complex in northwest Pakistan…

September 2, 2016 · 0 comments · International, South Asia

Bangladesh nationals urged not to enter Hong Kong illegally

Amid growing illegal entry into Hong Kong from different countries, its Immigration Department on Friday urged the Bangladesh nationals not to undertake any illegal entry, being allured by a syndicate, to avert harsh punishable actions…

September 2, 2016 · 0 comments · National
Samaraweera confirmed as Tigers’ batting consultant

Samaraweera confirmed as Tigers’ batting consultant

Bangladesh on Friday named former Sri Lankan cricketer Thilan Samaraweera as their batting consultant for next month’s home series against England…

September 2, 2016 · 0 comments · Cricket, Sports

Hurricane Hermine hammers Florida

Growing winds and driving rain from Hurricane Hermine lashed Florida’s northern Gulf Coast on Friday as power outages left…

September 2, 2016 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
Halt Mir Quasem’s execution: HRW

Halt Mir Quasem’s execution: HRW

New York-based rights organisation Human Rights Watch has urged the Bangladeshi authorities that the death sentence of Mir Quasem Ali, a central executive committee member of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami, should be suspended with immediate effect…

September 2, 2016 · 0 comments · National

BSF kills Bangladeshi in Lalmonirhat border

A Bangladesh citizen was shot to death allegedly by Indian Border Security Force along the Burirhat border at Kaliganj upazila in Lalmonirhat early Friday…

September 2, 2016 · 0 comments · National
‘Robber’ killed in Jhenaidah ‘gunfight’

‘Robber’ killed in Jhenaidah ‘gunfight’

A suspected robber was killed in a reported gunfight with police at Kaliganj in Jhenaidah early Friday…

September 2, 2016 · 0 comments · National
Eight held with fake notes

Eight held with fake notes

Detective police on Thursday arrested a gang of eight people with fake notes of Tk 52 lakh and fake currency making equipment…

September 2, 2016 · 0 comments · National

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