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Truck helper killed in Chandpur petrol bomb attack

Published Date: January 29, 2015
Truck helper killed in Chandpur petrol bomb attack

A truck helper has been crushed dead while trying to escape a petrol bomb attack in Battala area of Chandpur Sadar upazila. The victim, whose identity was not known immediately, is around 45 years old, police said. His trousers were found burnt in fire, Md Abdul Kaiyum, officer-in-charge (OC) of Chandpur Sadar Police Station, told...

Published Date: January 29, 2015
Hartal peaceful in Dhaka

Hartal peaceful in Dhaka

BNP-led 20-party alliance’s hartal (shutdown) in 11 districts, including Dhaka, is underway peacefully in the capital with no major untoward incident reported. No picketing was reported from the districts till filing of this report at 10:30am. For the capital, the hartal has been called for 24 hours on top of the countrywide blockade of the 20-party combine that entered 24th day today. In Dhaka city, public vehicles were seen with buses of Motijheel, Gulistan, Jatrabari, Sayedabad, Gulshan, Uttara and Mirpur routes plying on roads. Private cars were also seen plying in plenty numbers. Most of the shops and establishments were open. Office-goers were seen in their usual routine packing buses and other...

Published Date: January 29, 2015
Khaleda mourning, skips court hearing

Khaleda mourning, skips court hearing

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia today skipped a Dhaka court's hearing on the Zia Charitable Trust and Zia Orphanage Trust graft cases citing her mental state following the death of her younger son Arafat Rahman Koko. After accepting two adjournment petitions filed by the defence, Judge Abu Ahmed Jamadar of the Special Judge Court-3 fixed...

Published Date: January 29, 2015
Sujatha sacked, Jaishankar new Indian foreign secy

Sujatha sacked, Jaishankar new Indian foreign secy

In a major shakeup in the India's foreign ministry last night, Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh was removed from her post six months ahead of her term’s end. An official statement said the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet approved the "curtailment" Sujatha Singh’s term as foreign secretary with "immediate effect". India’s ambassador to the United States...

Published Date: January 29, 2015
Castro demands Guantanamo Bay in return for US-Cuba diplomatic deal

Castro demands Guantanamo Bay in return for US-Cuba diplomatic deal

Cuba has demanded the US hand back the Guantanamo Bay military base before relations with Washington are normalised. In a speech, President Raul Castro also called for the lifting of the US trade embargo and Cuba's removal from a terror list. Last month the two countries announced a thaw in relations, agreeing to restore diplomatic...

Published Date: January 29, 2015
IS purportedly sets new deadline for hostage swap

IS purportedly sets new deadline for hostage swap

An audio message purportedly from a Japanese journalist being held by Islamic State militants said a Jordanian air force pilot also captured by the group would be killed unless an Iraqi female prisoner in Jordan was released by sunset on Thursday. The message appeared to postpone a previous deadline set on Tuesday in which...

Published Date: January 29, 2015
Pentagon official urges Nato to focus on innovative weapons

Pentagon official urges Nato to focus on innovative weapons

US Deputy Defence Secretary Robert Work on Wednesday urged Nato allies to develop and make more innovative weapons, and said bold action was needed to stay ahead of rapid weapons development by China, Russia and other countries. Work said the Pentagon has a new plan called "Defence Innovation Initiative" and a separate effort targeting...

ILLEGAL TRIP TO MALAYSIA

Published Date: January 29, 2015
Many missing as trawler sinks in Bay

Many missing as trawler sinks in Bay

Many went missing as a trawler carrying more than 100 overseas jobseekers capsized in the Bay of Bengal near Kutubdia of Cox's Bazar early today while going to Malaysia illegally. Seeing the sinking trawler around 5:00am, a patrol team of coastguard rushed to the spot and rescued 31 passengers from the southwestern Bay, reports...

Published Date: January 29, 2015
36 madrasa youths held in Dhaka

36 madrasa youths held in Dhaka

Police detained at least 36 youths from a dormitory of a madrasa in Mir Hazaribagh of Dhaka early today ahead of the BNP-led 20-party alliance’s hartal. They are all students of Tamirul Millat Kamil Madrasa, said Dr Abu Eusuf, vice principal of the educational institution. “Twelve among them are candidates of Dakhil tests, equivalent...

Published Date: January 29, 2015
ICC keeps super over for World Cup final

ICC keeps super over for World Cup final

The International Cricket Council (ICC) reinstated the use of a super over for the World Cup final of 2015 to determine a winner in case of a tied match. In its first meeting of 2015 held at the board’s headquarters in Dubai, the cricket governing body also brought changes to code of conduct offenses...