Shia militiamen kill 70 at Iraq Sunni mosque

August 23, 2014

Shia militiamen gunned down 70 people in an apparent revenge attack at an Iraqi Sunni mosque Friday, dealing a blow to government efforts to regain territory seized by jihadist-led militants. The shooting in the Hamreen area of Diyala province will increase already significant anger among Iraq’s Sunni Arab minority with the Shia-led government, undermining an Read more

Imran Khan’s party quits parliament

August 23, 2014

The party of Pakistan’s famed cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan, who has led a week of anti-government protests in the capital, resigned from parliament on Friday in its latest bid to drive prime minister Nawaz Sharif from power over alleged election fraud.
The move came a day after parliament presented Read more

ACC prosecutes ex-ministers Mannan, Mahbubur, lawmaker Badi

August 22, 2014

The Anti-Corruption Commission on Thursday prosecuted former state ministers Abdul Mannan Khan and Mahbubur Rahman and ruling Awami League lawmaker Abdur Rahman Badi on charge of amassing illegal wealth. Three deputy directors of the commission filed the cases with Ramna police station after a seven-month investigation into the wealth of the three Awami League leaders, Read more

Khaleda, her son involved: PM

August 22, 2014

Aug 21 Grenade Attacks
Khaleda, her son involved: PM
Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday pledged to save the nation from the ‘murderous family’ of Ziaur Rahman, which, she said, was involved in the August 15 carnage and the bloody August 21 grenade attacks. ‘BNP leader Khaleda Zia, her son and her ministers were directly involved in the grenade attacks on August 21, 2004, the way her husband Ziaur Rahman was involved Read more

Mufti Hannan, 12 others indicted

August 22, 2014

Bomb Attacks On Cbp Rally
Mufti Hannan, 12 others indicted
A court has framed charges against 13 people, including banned Harkat-ul-Jihad leader Mufti Abdul Hannan, on charge of deadly bomb attacks on a rally of the Communist Party of Bangladesh in the city 13 years ago. Dhaka’s third additional metropolitan session’s judge KM Imrul Kayes framed the charges on Thursday afternoon in presence of five of the accused. The Court framed Read more

Floods continue to hit the north

August 22, 2014

Thousands of people in the northern districts have been left marooned and are at risk of diarrhea and other water-borne diseases in flood hit areas in the wake of shortage of food and fresh water. Water from upstream continued to flow over Lalmonirhat, Kurigram, Gaibandha, Rangpur, Bogra, Jamalpur and Sirajganj districts. Flood protection embankments in many districts developed Read more

France honours Shahabuddin

August 22, 2014

Shahabuddin Ahmed, a renowned artist of Bangladesh living in Paris, has been awarded the French title ‘Chevalier de I’Ordre des Arts at des Lettres’ (Knight in the Order of the Arts and Literature).
In her congratulatory letter, Aurelie Filippetti, French minister of culture and communication, recognised artist Shahabuddin’s contribution and commitment to the culture Read more

Israeli strikes kill top Hamas commanders in Gaza

August 22, 2014

Israeli warplanes killed three top Hamas commanders in southern Gaza on Thursday, inflicting a heavy blow on the movement’s armed wing after failing to kill its top military chief.
As the six-week war between Israel and Hamas raged on, leaving Egyptian mediated truce talks in tatters, warplanes pounded Gaza killing three members of the Islamist Read more

Govt revives Bangabandhu Int’l Airport Project

August 21, 2014

The government has revived a project to build a new international airport which was stalled as the site, then selected, a vast wetland in Munshiganj, drew violent protests in January 2011,
The government had taken the plan to build Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib International Airport at Arial Beel in Munshiganj without any feasibility study. Read more

Families still cry for justice

August 21, 2014

Aug 21 Grenade Attacks
Families still cry for justice
The ruling Awami League is set to observe today the 10th anniversary of grenade attack on a party rally on August 21, 2004 at Bangbandhu Avenue that killed 24 party leaders and injured scores.
The Awami League president, Sheikh Hasina, now the prime minister, escaped the attack but the explosions caused her hearing damage. The victims and their families Read more

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