Archive for September 20th, 2016

US president Barack Obama. -- AP file photo

Obama urges Israel end occupation and Palestinians accept Israel

Both sides would benefit if Israel recognised it cannot permanently occupy Palestinian land and if Palestinians rejected incitement and recognised Israel’s legitimacy…

September 20, 2016 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
Fire fighters try to douse the flame after a devastating fire broke out at a factory at Tongi in Gazipur Saturday morning. – Sanaul Haque

Relatives of missing Tongi factory fire victims to appear DNA test

The relatives of missing people in the incident of fire and building collapse of Tampaco Foils Limited in Tongi area will be brought to Dhaka on Wednesday for their DNA tests…

September 20, 2016 · 0 comments · National
‘Domestic’ Election Commission again, says BNP

‘Domestic’ Election Commission again, says BNP

Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Tuesday warned that the party and country’s people will not accept if a fresh ‘domestic’ Election Commission is constituted staging a drama in the name of a search committee…

September 20, 2016 · 0 comments · National, Politics
Submit formal charges against eight Mymensingh ‘Razakars’ on Oct 31: ICT

Submit formal charges against eight Mymensingh ‘Razakars’ on Oct 31: ICT

The International Crimes Tribunal on Tuesday deferred until October 31 the submission of formal charges against eight alleged war crimes suspects of Mymensingh…

September 20, 2016 · 0 comments · National, Politics
UN chief accuses Syria govt of killing most civilians in war

UN chief accuses Syria govt of killing most civilians in war

United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-moon accused the Syrian government on Tuesday of killing the most civilians during the country’s five year conflict and said ‘powerful patrons that keep feeding the war machine also have blood on their hands’…

September 20, 2016 · 0 comments · International

Police shoot at rickshaw-puller in city

A rickshaw-puller was shot at by police at Paltan intersection in the city on Tuesday afternoon…

September 20, 2016 · 0 comments · National
India accuses Pakistan of ceasefire violation in Kashmir

India accuses Pakistan of ceasefire violation in Kashmir

Pakistani soldiers fired bullets at an Indian military position from across the heavily fortified frontier in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir on Tuesday, two days after suspected rebels killed 18 Indian soldiers in an audacious attack on a military base, the Indian army said…

September 20, 2016 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
(From left) Bangladesh prime minister Sheikh Hasina and her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi

Bangladesh firmly stands beside India at this difficult hour: Hasina to Modi

Expressing deep shock at the terrorist attack on the army base at Uri, Kashmir, prime minister Sheikh Hasina has said Bangladesh ‘firmly stands’ beside India at this difficult hour…

September 20, 2016 · 0 comments · National
Air strikes hit aid trucks near Aleppo, kill 12

Air strikes hit aid trucks near Aleppo, kill 12

Syrian or Russian warplanes bombed aid trucks near Aleppo late on Monday after a week-long ceasefire ended, killing 12 people, including Red Crescent workers, the…

September 20, 2016 · 0 comments · International, Middle East

Betar to air PM’s address at UNGA Sept 22

Bangladesh Betar will air live the address of prime minister Sheikh Hasina at UNGA in New York at 5:30am (BST) on September 22…

September 20, 2016 · 0 comments · National
Khaleda to return home Thursday

Khaleda to return home Thursday

Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia will return home from Saudi Arabia on Thursday, wrapping up her 15-day tour of the Arabian country…

September 20, 2016 · 0 comments · National, Politics
DU Kha-unit admission test Sept 23

DU Kha-unit admission test Sept 23

The first-year honours admission test of Dhaka University Kha-unit under academic session 2016-2017 will begin on September 23…

September 20, 2016 · 0 comments · National
HC summons Shakhipur UNO, OC

HC summons Shakhipur UNO, OC

The High Court on Tuesday asked Sakhipur Upazila Nirbahi Officer in Tangail and local police station’s officer-in-charge to appear before it on September 27 for handing…

September 20, 2016 · 0 comments · National
AL to accord reception to PM Sept 26

AL to accord reception to PM Sept 26

Awami League will accord a rousing reception to its president and prime minister Sheikh Hasina on September 26 on her return home from the…

September 20, 2016 · 0 comments · National, Politics
South African police clash with protesters at Wits University

South African police clash with protesters at Wits University

South African police fired stun grenades and arrested 31 students in clashes at Johannesburg’s University of the Witwatersrand on Tuesday, as countrywide protests for…

September 20, 2016 · 0 comments · International, Other World News
UN suspends all aid convoys to Syria

UN suspends all aid convoys to Syria

The UN humanitarian aid agency suspended all convoys in Syria on Tuesday following deadly airstrikes on aid trucks the previous night that activists said killed at least 12 people…

September 20, 2016 · 0 comments · International, Middle East
Teachers, students should raise voice against militancy: Nahid

Teachers, students should raise voice against militancy: Nahid

The minister for education, Nurul Islam Nahid, on Tuesday said teachers, students, employees and guardians of public and private educational institutions should not…

September 20, 2016 · 0 comments · National
Take Part in the next general elections, Ashraf tells BNP

Take Part in the next general elections, Ashraf tells BNP

Brushing aside Bangladesh Nationalist Party’s demand for holding midterm polls, ruling Awami League general secretary Syed Asharaful Islam on Tuesday asked…

September 20, 2016 · 0 comments · National, Politics
Boy goes missing in Cox’s Bazar boat capsize

Boy goes missing in Cox’s Bazar boat capsize

A 13-year-old boy went missing as a launch capsized in Kutubdia channel at Akbarbuli jetty in Kutubdia of Cox’s Bazar on Tuesday morning. ML Upahar, a vessel with 60 passengers on…

September 20, 2016 · 0 comments · National
SWIFT plans measure to help spot fraudulent bank transfers

SWIFT plans measure to help spot fraudulent bank transfers

The SWIFT inter-bank messaging network plans to send daily reports to clients to help them more quickly identify unauthorised payment instructions like those used by hackers to steal $81 million from Bangladesh’s central bank in February…

September 20, 2016 · 0 comments · International

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