Archive for September 14th, 2016

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina. — Focusbangla file photo

En route to Montreal, NY, PM arrives in London

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina arrived in London on Wednesday afternoon en route to Canada and the USA on a 12-day visit to attend…

September 14, 2016 · 0 comments · National

Offices to resume tomorrow after six-day Eid vacation

All Offices and courts will resume tomorrow after a six-day vacation on the holy Eid-ul-Azha…

September 14, 2016 · 0 comments · National
Eskaton-Mouchak flyover set for opening

Eskaton-Mouchak flyover set for opening

The Eskaton-Mouchak Flyover is set for opening tomorrow to ease the congestion on this important road at the heart of the capital, officials said on Wednesday…

September 14, 2016 · 0 comments · National
Three-day Igloo ice cream fest begins

Three-day Igloo ice cream fest begins

A three-day long Igloo Ice Cream festival begins at Dhanmondi’s the Emmanuel’s Convention Centre in the capital on Wednesday…

September 14, 2016 · 0 comments · Entertainment, National
11 killed in road accidents

11 killed in road accidents

At least 11 people were killed and 35 others injured in separate road accidents in Dhaka, Thakurgaon, Chittagong and Dinajpur on Wednesday…

September 14, 2016 · 0 comments · National
Derailment snaps Dhaka-Chittagong rail link

Derailment snaps Dhaka-Chittagong rail link

Rail communication of Chittagong with Dhaka has been cut off as an inter-city train derailed near Pahartali rail crossing in Chittagong city Wednesday afternoon…

September 14, 2016 · 0 comments · National
Indonesian ulema declare forest-burning ‘sin’

Indonesian ulema declare forest-burning ‘sin’

Indonesia’s highest Islamic authority has said it is a sin for people to deliberately burn forests to clear the land for growing crops…

September 14, 2016 · 0 comments · International
Facebook, Twitter join coalition to improve online news

Facebook, Twitter join coalition to improve online news

Facebook, Twitter and news organizations including Agence France-Presse have joined a coalition of media and technology groups seeking to filter out online misinformation and improve news quality on social networks…

September 14, 2016 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
Offices reopen in Indian tech capital as protests wane

Offices reopen in Indian tech capital as protests wane

Indian and foreign companies reopened offices and staff trickled back to work in the technology capital Bengaluru on Wednesday, after two days of violent protests over access to water from a river severely disrupted life in the city…

September 14, 2016 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
Couple found dead in Khulna

Couple found dead in Khulna

A couple was found dead in two ponds at village Ekhri of Terakhada in Khulna on Wednesday morning.
The deceased were identified as Khasru Mollah, 40, and his expecting wife Lippi Begum, 38, residents of the village, reports United News of Bangladesh…

September 14, 2016 · 0 comments · National
Robbers kidnap 20 fishermen at Sunderbans

Robbers kidnap 20 fishermen at Sunderbans

Robbers kidnapped 20 fishermen and looted valuables from their trawlers in the Sunderbans at Dhanshiddhir Char of Mongla in Bagerhat early Wednesday…

September 14, 2016 · 0 comments · National
Fire fighters try to douse the flame after a devastating fire broke out at a factory at Tongi in Gazipur Saturday morning. – Sanaul Haque

Another Tampaco fire victim dies; death toll now 34

Another man who suffered serious burn injuries at Tampaco Foils factory fire in Tongi BSCIC industrial area on Saturday died at a private clinic in the capital on Tuesday night…

September 14, 2016 · 0 comments · National, TOP STORIES
Barmy Army not going to Bangladesh

Barmy Army not going to Bangladesh

The Barmy Army, a group of travelling England fans, has said it will not be following the team on tour in Bangladesh owing to prevailing security concerns…

September 14, 2016 · 0 comments · Cricket, Sports
Major eruption of Japan volcano predicted

Major eruption of Japan volcano predicted

One of Japan’s most active volcanoes is due for a major eruption within the next 30 years, say scientists who have studied a build-up of magma there…

September 14, 2016 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International
BGB-smugglers clash injures three in Sunamganj

BGB-smugglers clash injures three in Sunamganj

Three people were injured in a clash between members of Border Guard Bangladesh and suspected smugglers at village Minarpara of Tahirpur in Sunamganj on Tuesday evening…

September 14, 2016 · 0 comments · National
Men inspect a damaged site after double airstrikes on the rebel held Bab al-Nairab neighborhood of Aleppo, Syria, August 27, 2016. – Reuters file photo

Syria truce largely holds as aid preparations begin

A new ceasefire in Syria brought a full day with no combat deaths in the war between president Bashar al-Assad and his opponents…

September 14, 2016 · 0 comments · International, Middle East
A truck is overturned in southern Pingtung county as typhoon Meranti slashes southern Taiwan on September 14, 2016. – AFP photo

Schools shut, flights cancelled as Super Typhoon Meranti hits Taiwan

Tens of thousands of homes lost power across Taiwan on Wednesday as Super Typhoon Meranti hit the island…

September 14, 2016 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International
Two boys embrace each other celebrating Eid-ul-Azha on Tuesday. The photo was taken from Baitul Mukarram National Mosque in the capital. — Indrajit Ghosh

Eid-ul-Azha celebrated amid festivities

The holy Eid-ul-Azha, the second largest religious festival of the Muslims, was celebrated across the country on Tuesday with due solemnity and religious fervour…

September 14, 2016 · 0 comments · National, TOP STORIES
David Cameron

Britain’s Libya intervention flawed, ex-PM Cameron to blame

Britain’s 2011 military intervention in Libya, ordered by former prime minister David Cameron, relied on flawed intelligence and…

September 14, 2016 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
Simone Biles. – Reuters file photo

Anti-doping agency says athlete data stolen by Russian group

The World Anti-Doping Agency said on Tuesday that hackers stole confidential medical information about US Olympic athletes and published it on the internet, blaming a Russian group for the attack…

September 14, 2016 · 0 comments · Athletics, Sports

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