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Ferguson protests spread across US

Ferguson protests spread across US

  Crowds have gathered across the US to protest against Monday's decision not to charge a police officer over the killing of black teen Michael Brown. Demonstrations from New York to Seattle were mostly peaceful, with protesters chanting and waving placards. In and around the St Louis suburb of Ferguson, scene of major riots on Monday,...

Put aside differences, focus on connectivity, PM urges Saarc leaders

Put aside differences, focus on connectivity, PM urges Saarc leaders

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today sought active supports from the Saarc leaders for advance implementation of the regional connectivity by putting aside their differences in a bid to increase intra-regional trade. "Physical connectivity is important in ensuring overall peace, progress and stability across South Asia,” the prime minister said at the inaugural ceremony of...

Syrian govt air strikes kill 63 in Raqqa

Syrian govt air strikes kill 63 in Raqqa

At least 63 people, half of them civilians, were killed when Syrian war planes struck the northeastern city of Raqqa on Tuesday, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which monitors the war in Syria. Syrian government officials were not immediately available for comment. Rami Abdulrahman, who runs the Britain-based Observatory, said 10 war...

China mine fire kills 24 in Liaoning

China mine fire kills 24 in Liaoning

At least 24 miners have been killed and 54 injured by an underground fire at a mine in China's north-eastern Liaoning province, reports BBC quoting state media of China. The mine is operated by the state-owned Liaoning Fuxin Coal Corporation, said the Xinhua news agency. The cause of the fire is not immediately clear, but...

BANGLADESH VS ZIMBABWE 3RD ODI

Tigers pile up 297

Tigers pile up 297

In their highest total against Zimbabwe, Bangladesh today pile up 297 runs when they take the visitors in the third ODI in Dhaka. The hosts lose six wickets as they pursue a win to seal the five-match series they are dominating 2-0.

Shakespeare folio discovered in France

Shakespeare folio discovered in France

First folios of Shakespeare’s plays are among the world’s rarest books, intensely scrutinised by scholars for what their sometimes-minute variations — each copy is different — reveal about the playwright’s intentions, reports the New York Times. Now a previously unknown folio has surfaced at a small library in northern France, bringing the world’s known...

Messi breaks Champions League record

Messi breaks Champions League record

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi set a Champions League scoring record of 74 goals when he netted a hat-trick in Tuesday's 4-0 Group F win at APOEL Nicosia. The Barca and Argentina captain surpassed the record of 71 he jointly held with former Real Madrid and Schalke 04 striker Raul when he put his side...

Dozens arrested in HK crackdown

Dozens arrested in HK crackdown

Police in Hong Kong say 116 protesters have been arrested during clashes since Tuesday, as operations to dismantle activist camps continue. The authorities, acting on court orders, are clearing part of the Mong Kok commercial district in Kowloon. Overnight on Tuesday, protesters fought running battles on the streets around Nathan Road, with police using batons...

India announces immediate medical visa for Saarc countries

India announces immediate medical visa for Saarc countries

India has announced immediate medical visa for patients from Bangladesh and other Saarc countries seeking treatment in India and three to five years’ visa for the businessmen. Prime Minister Narendra Modi made the announcement at the 18th Saarc Summit that began in Nepal’s capital Kathmandu today. As per the announcement, a patient and one of...

77 jaywalkers fined on 2nd day

77 jaywalkers fined on 2nd day

Seventy seven people were fined for crossing Bangla Motor intersection in Dhaka for violating the traffic rules till this afternoon. The mobile court led by Metropolitan Magistrate Abdul Kuddus fined the jaywalkers from Tk 20 to Tk 200 for not using foot overbridge while cross the intersection, the magistrate told our correspondent around 1:00pm. None...

Hasina meets Modi

Hasina meets Modi

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is in a meeting with her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, this afternoon on the sidelines of the 18th Saarc Summit. They meeting began at the City Hall around 3:30pm (Bangladesh time), Ashraful Alam Khokan, deputy press secretary to the prime minister, confirmed The Daily...

2 JMB men to die for killing police informer

2 JMB men to die for killing police informer

A speedy trial court in Dhaka today sentenced two members of outlawed Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) to death for killing a police informer in Tangail nearly eight years ago. The death row convicts are Saiful Islam and Abdur Rahman. Judge ABM Nizamul Haque of the Speedy Trial Tribunal-4 pronounced the judgment in presence of the...

Prosecution gets probe report on 2 Kishoreganj ‘Razakars’

Prosecution gets probe report on 2 Kishoreganj ‘Razakars’

An investigation agency of the international crimes tribunal today submitted to the prosecution the probe report against two alleged war criminals of Kishoreganj. The suspected war criminals are: Nasir Uddin Ahmed, 62, a former army officer; and his brother Shamsuddin Ahmed, 60, a member of Kishoreganj Bar Association. Investigator Ataur Rahman submitted the report to...

9 human traffickers arrested, 19 rescued

9 human traffickers arrested, 19 rescued

Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) today arrested nine alleged human traffickers and rescued 19 people, who were waiting to be moved to Middle East countries. Tipped-off, a team of Rab raided different areas in Farmgate and Kawran Bazar in Dhaka and arrested the alleged traffickers along with nine passports with fake visas of Iraq and other countries in Middle East, said Lt Col KM Azad, commanding officer of Rab-2. They also rescued the 19 victims during the drive, the Rab official said. A press briefing will be held at Rab-2 office in Agargaon of the capital in the afternoon.

Pakistan media mogul, Veena Malik get 26yrs in jail for blasphemy

Pakistan media mogul, Veena Malik get 26yrs in jail for blasphemy

The owner of Pakistan's biggest media group, Geo TV along with actress Veena Malik and her husband was sentenced to 26 years in prison by an anti-terrorism court for allegedly airing a blasphemous programme. Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman, owner of Geo and Jang group, was accused of allowing the airing of a blasphemous programme by Geo...