Archive for September 17th, 2016

First batch of hajis return at midnight

First batch of hajis return at midnight

The first batch of Bangladesh’s returnee hajj pilgrims are expected to return home from Saudi Arabia on Sunday night…

September 17, 2016 · 0 comments · National
China issues alert for second typhoon in a week

China issues alert for second typhoon in a week

China is bracing for its second typhoon in a week after government raised their alert to ‘orange’ for Typhoon Malakas on Saturday, just as southeastern provinces continue to clean up after an earlier, stronger storm, state news agency Xinhua reported…

September 17, 2016 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International
Death toll from Pakistan mosque bombing rises to 36

Death toll from Pakistan mosque bombing rises to 36

A Pakistani official says the death toll from a suicide bombing at a mosque has risen to 36 after several of those wounded in the attack died in hospitals…

September 17, 2016 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
Youth attempts to kill self after ‘killing mother’

Youth attempts to kill self after ‘killing mother’

A youth attempted to commit suicide after allegedly killing his mother in Gosaildangha area under Bandar police station in Chittagong on Saturday afternoon…

September 17, 2016 · 0 comments · National
Joy to receive ICT dev award in US

Joy to receive ICT dev award in US

Sajeeb Wazed Joy, information and communication technology affairs adviser to the prime minister, would be conferred upon ‘ICT for development award’ for his far reaching initiatives in setting Bangladesh on the road to digital world…

September 17, 2016 · 0 comments · National
Belgium reports first case of euthanasia for minor

Belgium reports first case of euthanasia for minor

A minor has been euthanised in Belgium in what is the first application of rules adopted by the country in 2014 allowing doctor-assisted death for children of all ages…

September 17, 2016 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
India, China can work together on Payra seaport: Muhith

India, China can work together on Payra seaport: Muhith

Finance minister AMA Muhith on Saturday said the Payra seaport in Patuakhali would be a much better seaport in Bangladesh where India and China could work together as partners…

September 17, 2016 · 0 comments · National, Politics
Govt relaxes three-wheeler ban time on highways

Govt relaxes three-wheeler ban time on highways

The minister for road transport and bridges, Obaidul Quader, on Saturday said that the government has relaxed the embargo on plying CNG auto-rickshaws…

September 17, 2016 · 0 comments · National
Filling station owners threaten indefinite strike

Filling station owners threaten indefinite strike

The filling station and tank-lorry owners and workers threatened to go on an indefinite strike from the first week of October if the government ‘fails’ to resolve their problems by the time…

September 17, 2016 · 0 comments · National
Crowd at Sadarghat as vacationers return

Crowd at Sadarghat as vacationers return

The Eid vacationers on Saturday started thronging the capital and other cities to join their work after the holidays…

September 17, 2016 · 0 comments · National

Niger, Chad kill 38 Boko Haram fighters

Soldiers from Niger and Chad have killed 38 Boko Haram fighters during operations that followed attacks by the Nigerian Islamist group on two border towns in southeastern Niger earlier this week, Niger’s army said on Saturday…

September 17, 2016 · 0 comments · International, Other World News
Fire breaks out at Bangshal residential building

Fire breaks out at Bangshal residential building

A fire broke out on a six-storey residential building at Chan Mension in Bangshal in the capital on Saturday…

September 17, 2016 · 0 comments · National
Woman arrested for torturing domestic help

Woman arrested for torturing domestic help

Police arrested the woman who allegedly tortured her nine-year-old domestic help at Badda in the capital on Friday night…

September 17, 2016 · 0 comments · National
A truck and a bus lie mangled after a head-on collision at Mirzapur in Tangail on September 17 that claimed five lives. – New Age photo

12 killed in road accidents

At least 12 people were killed and 33 others injured in separate road accidents in Tangail, Sylhet and Munshiganj on Saturday…

September 17, 2016 · 0 comments · National

Decomposed body recovered in city

Police recovered a decomposed body of an unidentified man, aged around 45, from a bush on the bank of a canal at Deilya under Demra police station in the capital…

September 17, 2016 · 0 comments · National
Noor Chowdhury

Dhaka, Ottawa agree solution to Noor Chy’s extradition

Bangladesh and Canada have agreed to find out a solution to the extradition of Noor Chowdhury, the self-confessed killer…

September 17, 2016 · 0 comments · National
Bangladesh prime minister Sheikh Hasina makes her opening remarks at the official start of the Global Fund conference Friday, September 16, 2016 in Montreal.  – AP photo

Work together to prevent world’s most devastating diseases: PM

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, has urged the international community to work together to prevent three of the world’s most devastating diseases — AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria…

September 17, 2016 · 0 comments · National

Juba League activist shot dead in city

A Juba League activist died at a city hospital early Saturday, hours after he and one of his fellows were injured as a group of unidentified assailants opened fire…

September 17, 2016 · 0 comments · National, Politics
Bangladesh prime minister Sheikh Hasina confers ‘Bangladesh Liberation War Honour’ award posthumously on former Canadian prime minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau. Canada’s incumbent prime minister Justin Trudeau, son of Pierre Trudeau, received the award at Hyatt Regency Montreal in Canada on Friday. — Focusbangla photo

PM confers ‘Bangladesh Liberation War Honour’ on Pierre Trudeau

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina has conferred ‘Bangladesh Liberation War Honour’ award posthumously on former Canadian premier Pierre Elliott Trudeau…

September 17, 2016 · 0 comments · National

UK man convicted of IS-inspired murder of Bangladeshi imam

A British man was sentenced Friday to at least 24 years in prison for the murder of a Muslim cleric who practised a form of faith healing condemned by the Islamic State group…

September 17, 2016 · 0 comments · National

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