Archive for September 27th, 2016

Firoz wants stalkers to be put on crossfire

Jatiya Party MP Kazi Firoz Rashid on Tuesday demanded that those stalk girls on the street be put on crossfire to immediately stop violence against women…

September 27, 2016 · 0 comments · National, Politics

‘UNESCO report on Rampal contains 36 errors’

Managing director of Bangladesh-India Friendship Power Company Private Ltd’s Ujjal Bhattacharya on Tuesday said the recently published UNESCO report on Rampal coal power plant had ‘36 errors’…

September 27, 2016 · 0 comments · National

Death toll in migrant shipwreck off Egypt rises to 194

Twenty-five bodies were recovered on Tuesday from a boat that sank in Mediterranean waters off Egypt last week with hundreds of migrants aboard, raising the confirmed death toll to 194, rescue workers said…

September 27, 2016 · 0 comments · International
Pakistan warns of ‘water war’ with India if decades-old treaty violated

Pakistan warns of ‘water war’ with India if decades-old treaty violated

Pakistan would treat it as ‘an act of war’ if India revoked the Indus Water Treaty regulating river flows between the two nations…

September 27, 2016 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
JMB extremist Faruq among six held in India: Minister

JMB extremist Faruq among six held in India: Minister

Home minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Tuesday said one of the six extremists who were arrested by Kolkata police in India might be Jamaatul Mujahideen Bangladesh operator Anwar Hossain Faruq…

September 27, 2016 · 0 comments · National
US not restoring GSP facilities on political ground, claims Tofail

US not restoring GSP facilities on political ground, claims Tofail

Commerce minister Tofail Ahmed on Tuesday claimed in parliament that the USA is not providing Generalised System of Preferences facilities to Bangladesh on ‘political ground’…

September 27, 2016 · 0 comments · National, Politics
ACC arrests four graft suspects

ACC arrests four graft suspects

The Anti Corruption Commission on Tuesday arrested four graft suspects from Rangpur and Mymensingh in separate graft cases…

September 27, 2016 · 0 comments · National
TIB pushes for proper implementation of RTI Act

TIB pushes for proper implementation of RTI Act

Transparency International Bangladesh on Tuesday urged the government and other authorities concerned to take effective steps to ensure the environment for proper implementation of the Right to Information Act 2009…

September 27, 2016 · 0 comments · National
Taiwan’s third typhoon of the month kills four, injures hundreds

Taiwan’s third typhoon of the month kills four, injures hundreds

The third typhoon to hit Taiwan this month killed at least four people and injured hundreds on Tuesday, knocking down trees and cutting power to millions…

September 27, 2016 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
KCC woman councillor’s son sent to jail for raping minor girl

KCC woman councillor’s son sent to jail for raping minor girl

A tribunal in Khulna on Tuesday sent the son of a woman councillor of Khulna City Corporation to jail in a case for raping a minor girl in the city in January last…

September 27, 2016 · 0 comments · National
Muslim radical convicted in destruction of mausoleums

Muslim radical convicted in destruction of mausoleums

An international court on Tuesday found a Muslim radical guilty of committing a war crime by overseeing the destruction of historic mausoleums in the Malian desert city of Timbuktu, and sentenced him to nine years in prison…

September 27, 2016 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
Make sure media abide by journalism ethics: President

Make sure media abide by journalism ethics: President

Mentioning that the news media are playing a positive role in the country’s development process enjoying their full freedom, president Abdul Hamid on…

September 27, 2016 · 0 comments · National, Politics
Syed Shamsul Huq. -- New Age file photo

Syed Shamsul Haq passes away

Prolific writer Syed Shamsul Haq passed away at United Hospitals in Dhaka on Tuesday evening…

September 27, 2016 · 0 comments · National

Jail sentence to schoolboy: HC order against Sakhipur UNO, OC on Oct 18

The High Court on Tuesday set October 18 to pass order against upazila nirbahi officer of Sakhipur, Tangail and officer in-charge of the local police station over sentencing a schoolboy to imprisonment by a mobile court…

September 27, 2016 · 0 comments · National

Afroza Abbas made Jatiyatabadi Mahila Dal president

The new committee of Jatiyatabadi Mahila Dal, women wing of Bangladesh Nationalist Party, was announced on Tuesday with Afroza Abbas, wife of the party…

September 27, 2016 · 0 comments · National, Politics
17 killed in Baghdad suicide attacks

17 killed in Baghdad suicide attacks

Separate suicide bombings ripped through busy commercial areas in Shiite-dominated neighbourhoods of the Iraqi capital on Tuesday, killing at least 17 civilians, officials said…

September 27, 2016 · 0 comments · International
Twitter could take many forms

Twitter could take many forms

With speculation mounting that Twitter Inc will soon have a new corporate owner, the 10-year-old social networking service – which has long struggled to define its core purpose -may end up heading in one of several distinctly different directions depending on who ends up paying for it…

September 27, 2016 · 0 comments · Business
Air pollution affects 92pc of world people: WHO

Air pollution affects 92pc of world people: WHO

More than nine out of 10 people worldwide live in areas with excessive air pollution, contributing to strokes, heart disease, lung cancer and other problems, the…

September 27, 2016 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
Sri Lanka exhumes body of slain editor for new investigation

Sri Lanka exhumes body of slain editor for new investigation

The body of a newspaper editor killed seven years ago was exhumed Tuesday for a fresh investigation as Sri Lanka’s government looks anew at multiple unsolved…

September 27, 2016 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
Turkey dismisses 87 intel members

Turkey dismisses 87 intel members

Turkish authorities have dismissed 87 members of the National Intelligence Agency, state-run Anadolu agency reported on Tuesday, on suspected links with the…

September 27, 2016 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International

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