Archive for September 16th, 2016

US forces enter Syrian town

US forces enter Syrian town

A small number of US forces entered the Syrian town of al-Rai near the Turkish border on Friday as part of operations to coordinate air strikes against Islamic State, a senior rebel source said…

September 16, 2016 · 0 comments · International, Middle East
India loses WTO appeal in US solar dispute

India loses WTO appeal in US solar dispute

India lost its appeal at the World Trade Organization in a dispute over solar power on Friday, failing to overturn a United States complaint that New Delhi had discriminated against importers in the Indian solar power sector…

September 16, 2016 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
Barisal trawler capsize: Bodies of two siblings recovered

Barisal trawler capsize: Bodies of two siblings recovered

Bodies of two siblings, who remained missing after a trawler capsized on Meghna River on Thursday night, were recovered on Friday…

September 16, 2016 · 0 comments · National
Suicide bomber kills 25 in Pakistani mosque

Suicide bomber kills 25 in Pakistani mosque

A suicide bomber shouted ‘Allahu akbar’ and blew himself up in a packed mosque in northwestern Pakistan, killing at least 25 people and wounding 30 during Friday prayers, a local official said…

September 16, 2016 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
Russia says using influence to get Syrian army to fulfil truce deal

Russia says using influence to get Syrian army to fulfil truce deal

The Kremlin said on Friday it was using its influence to try to ensure the Syrian army fully implemented a shaky ceasefire agreement and that it hoped the United States would use its own influence with rebel groups too…

September 16, 2016 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
Fakhrul calls for dialogue for credible election

Fakhrul calls for dialogue for credible election

Bangladesh Nationalist Party secretary general, Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, on Friday said the government should hold a discussion for a credible and inclusive election to resolve present crisis in the country…

September 16, 2016 · 0 comments · National, Politics
Turkey detains four for suspected plot against British, German embassies

Turkey detains four for suspected plot against British, German embassies

Turkish authorities detained four people in an investigation into a potential threat against British and German diplomatic missions but found no links to any terrorist groups, a Turkish official said on Friday…

September 16, 2016 · 0 comments · International, Middle East
Return hajj flights begin on Saturday

Return hajj flights begin on Saturday

Return hajj flights from Saudi Arabia will start on Saturday to bring the Bangladeshi hajjis pilgrims back home…

September 16, 2016 · 0 comments · National
No possibility of midterm polls: Quader

No possibility of midterm polls: Quader

The roads, transport and bridges minister, Obaidul Quader, on Friday ruled out possibility of midterm polls in the country…

September 16, 2016 · 0 comments · National, Politics
England pick teenager Hameed, veteran Batty for Bangladesh tour

England pick teenager Hameed, veteran Batty for Bangladesh tour

Teenaged opening batsman Haseeb Hameed was one of the three uncapped players named on Friday for England’s forthcoming tour to Bangladesh…

September 16, 2016 · 0 comments · Cricket, Sports
A damaged microbus is being towed away after a head-on collision with a bus on Dhaka-Sylhet highway at Bijoynagar in Brahmanbaria on Friday morning. — Focusbangla photo

15 killed in Brahmanbaria, Tangail, Madaripur road crashes

At least 15 people were killed and 38 others injured on Friday in separate road crashes at Brahmanbaria, Tangail and Madaripur districts…

September 16, 2016 · 0 comments · National
World sees most impressive dev gains in Bangladesh: US

World sees most impressive dev gains in Bangladesh: US

The United States on Thursday said their decades-long partnership with Bangladesh has helped bring about some of the most impressive development gains the world has ever seen…

September 16, 2016 · 0 comments · National
Swedish court upholds Assange’s arrest warrant

Swedish court upholds Assange’s arrest warrant

A Swedish appeals court decided to uphold the arrest warrant for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange on Friday, prolonging the six year long legal stand off between prosecutors and the Wikileaks founder…

September 16, 2016 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
NYC museum invites viewers to use 18-karat gold toilet

NYC museum invites viewers to use 18-karat gold toilet

A New York city museum is offering visitors a chance to sit on a golden throne, but only in private…

September 16, 2016 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
Locals crowd around the wreckage of the helicopter that crashed into Inani Beach at Ukhia in Cox’s Bazar on Friday morning, leaving one person dead and three others injured. – New Age photo

Helicopter crash in Cox’s Bazar beach kills one

A helicopter carrying tourists crashed into Inani Beach, an 18-kilometre-long sea beach, under Ukhia upazila in Cox’s Bazar on Friday morning, leaving one person dead…

September 16, 2016 · 0 comments · National
Typhoon kills 11 in China, Taiwan; another on the way

Typhoon kills 11 in China, Taiwan; another on the way

The world’s strongest storm this year killed at least 10 people in China when it hit the southeast coast…

September 16, 2016 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International

UN concerned at ‘growing’ enforced disappearances

The United Nations Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances has warned that enforced disappearances are on the rise…

September 16, 2016 · 0 comments · National
-- New Age photo

Sakib barely escapes helicopter crash

A helicopter that carried star Bangladesh all-rounder Sakib Al Hasan to Cox’s Bazar on Friday morning, crashed into the beach on its way back to Dhaka, killing…

September 16, 2016 · 0 comments · National
PM reaches Montreal

PM reaches Montreal

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina arrived in Montreal on Thursday afternoon on a four-day official visit to Canada at the invitation of her Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau…

September 16, 2016 · 0 comments · National
Comeback Clinton vows: ‘I’ll never walk away’

Comeback Clinton vows: ‘I’ll never walk away’

Hillary Clinton has vowed she will never give up as she hit the campaign trail again following a three-day rest after being diagnosed with pneumonia…

September 16, 2016 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International

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