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Fresh air strikes kill 57 terrorists in Pakistan: ISPR

Published Date: December 18, 2014
Fresh air strikes kill 57 terrorists in Pakistan: ISPR

In the aftermath of deadly Taliban attack on an army-run school in Peshawar, Pakistan’s military on Wednesday launched 20 air strikes including “dynamic targeting” killing 57 terrorists in Khyber Agency’s Tirah Valley, Army spokesman said today. Director General of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Maj-Gen Asim Bajwa said in a tweet that the fresh operation...

Published Date: December 18, 2014
Death penalty for Nigerian soldiers

Death penalty for Nigerian soldiers

A Nigerian court martial has sentenced 54 soldiers to death for refusing to fight Boko Haram Islamist militants. The soldiers, who were found guilty of mutiny, were accused of refusing to help recapture three towns that had been seized by Boko Haram in August. A lawyer for the soldiers said the 54 would face a...

Published Date: December 18, 2014
Raul Castro urges US to lift Cuba trade embargo

Raul Castro urges US to lift Cuba trade embargo

Cuban President Raul Castro has urged the US to end its trade embargo after the two countries opened formal talks on restoring diplomatic relations. He said the five-decade embargo "caused enormous human and economic damage". But only the US Congress has the power to lift the embargo, and correspondents say many Republicans are still deeply...

Published Date: December 18, 2014
Sharif vows to end Pakistan terrorism

Sharif vows to end Pakistan terrorism

Pakistan's prime minister has vowed to rid his country of terrorism after a Taliban attack at a school in Peshawar killed 141 people, mostly children. Nawaz Sharif spoke after talks between political parties about the massacre. Gunmen went from class to class shooting the students in the Pakistani Taliban's deadliest attack to date. Funerals of...

Published Date: December 18, 2014
Uber plans tighter screening for drivers

Uber plans tighter screening for drivers

Online taxi service Uber Technologies Inc, which had a driver was accused of rape in New Delhi, said it was exploring adding new methods to verify drivers' credentials and make its service safer. Uber has started research and development on biometrics and voice verification to build tools for enhanced driver screening, Phillip Cardenas, the...

Published Date: December 18, 2014
India launches largest rocket, unmanned capsule

India launches largest rocket, unmanned capsule

India has successfully launched its largest rocket and an unmanned capsule which could send astronauts into space. The 630-tonne Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (MK III) blasted off from Sriharikota in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh on Thursday morning. The new rocket will be able to carry heavier satellites into space. India has successfully launched lighter...

Published Date: December 18, 2014
Arrest warrant against Tarique

Arrest warrant against Tarique

A Dhaka court today issued arrest warrant for BNP Senior Vice-Chairman Tarique Rahman in a defamation case for calling Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman a ‘top Razakar,’ hours after 5 cases were filed against him. Metropolitan Magistrate Md Yunus Khan ordered the arrest after Dhaka judges court lawyer Mostafizur Rahman Dulal filed a defamation case...

Published Date: December 18, 2014
Judge dealing Khaleda's graft cases transferred

Judge dealing Khaleda's graft cases transferred

The judge dealing the two graft cases against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and eight others has been transferred midway in the trial of the corruption cases. Judge Bashudev Roy, special judge-3 of Dhaka, has been transferred to the position of a special judge in Patuakhali. He will be replaced by Abu Ahmed Jomadar, a...

Published Date: December 18, 2014
Boko Haram unrest: Nigerian militants 'kidnap 100 villagers'

Boko Haram unrest: Nigerian militants 'kidnap 100 villagers'

Militants have stormed a remote village in north-eastern Nigeria, killing at least 33 people and kidnapping at least 100, a survivor has told the BBC. He said that suspected Boko Haram militants had seized young men, women and children from Gumsuri village. The attack happened on Sunday but news has only just emerged, after survivors...

Published Date: December 18, 2014
9,822 clear written tests of 34th BCS

9,822 clear written tests of 34th BCS

The written test result of the 34th Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) examinations was published today. A total of 9,822 candidates appeared successful in the written tests. The result of the written tests is published at the website of the Bangladesh Public Service Commission (BPSC) website, a press release of the commission said. Also, the result can...

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