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US senators urge arms for Ukraine

Published Date: September 1, 2014
US senators urge arms for Ukraine

Leading American senators have called for the US to send weapons to help Ukraine fight what they say is "a Russian invasion". Robert Menendez, head of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said Russia's President Vladimir Putin must face a cost for his "aggression". Senator John McCain said: "This is not an incursion. This is an...

Published Date: September 1, 2014
Japan, India hold security talks

Japan, India hold security talks

Indian PM Narendra Modi is to discuss economic and security ties with Japan's Shinzo Abe, on his first major foreign visit since winning May's election. The leaders are likely to accelerate talks on a nuclear energy pact and sign an agreement on rare earths. The trip is being seen as an attempt by the two...

Published Date: September 1, 2014
Senegal Ebola case 'a top priority emergency': WHO

Senegal Ebola case 'a top priority emergency': WHO

The effort to contain Ebola in Senegal is "a top priority emergency," the World Health Organization said Sunday, as the government continued tracing everyone who came in contact with a Guinean student who has tested positive for the deadly disease in the capital, Dakar. Senegal faces an "urgent need" for support and supplies including...

Published Date: September 1, 2014
5.75kh gold seized in capital

5.75kh gold seized in capital

Lawmen today arrested one person and seized 5.75 kilogram of gold worth around Tk 2.85 crore at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport and Kamalapur Railway Station in the capital. Customs officials recovered 4.5 kilogram of gold from an unclaimed trolley bag at the airport. An unknown passenger of a Fly Dubai flight from Dubai around 12:10pm...

Published Date: September 1, 2014
Troops return Pakistan TV to air

Troops return Pakistan TV to air

Pakistan's national television channel is back on air after security forces removed anti-government protesters from its headquarters in Islamabad. Troops were sent in to regain control from demonstrators who had forced their way into the PTV offices. Earlier, fresh clashes erupted between protesters and police in the capital. Protesters loyal to opposition leader Imran Khan and...

Published Date: September 1, 2014
Hong Kong police use pepper spray to disperse protesters

Hong Kong police use pepper spray to disperse protesters

Hong Kong police on Monday used pepper spray to disperse pro-democracy activists who stormed a security check-point at a venue where a senior Chinese official was explaining Beijing's decision not to grant the former British colony full democracy. Scuffles had broken out at the entrance to the center where Li Fei, deputy secretary general...

Published Date: September 1, 2014
CU 'Shibir' men blast bombs at Ctg rail stations

CU 'Shibir' men blast bombs at Ctg rail stations

Islami Chhatra Shibir activists of Chittagong University unit allegedly blasted at least eight crude bombs at two railway stations this morning demanding reopening of the university’s two dormitories. None was reported hurt in the blasts at Sholoshohor and Chowdhuryhat stations, our Chittagong correspondent said. A group of unruly people first tried to intercept a CU-bound...

Published Date: September 1, 2014
Reckless BRTC bus kills pedestrian in Dhaka

Reckless BRTC bus kills pedestrian in Dhaka

A pedestrian was killed when an articulated bus of state-run BRTC veered off the road and ploughed into a footpath at Farmgate in Dhaka this morning. Police identified the deceased as Ali Akkas, 32, said Sub-inspector of Tejgaon Police Station Shahida Akter. The accident took place near Al-Razi Hospital around 6:45am as the driver lost...

Published Date: September 1, 2014
BNP vows to fight for people’s voting right

BNP vows to fight for people’s voting right

BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir today vowed to restore the people's voting rights through tougher anti-government movement under the leadership of Khaleda Zia. Asked whether BNP is going through difficult times, Fakhrul said, "Not only BNP, the people of Bangladesh are passing hard times right now as their voting rights have been snatched away." The BNP spokesperson was talking to media after placing wreaths at the graveyard of BNP founder Ziaur Rahman at Sher-e-Bangla Nagar in Dhaka on the occasion of 36th founding anniversary of the party. On this very day in 1978, late president Ziaur Rahman floated the party. BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia accompanied by her party leaders and...

Published Date: September 1, 2014
Fakhrul sued for calling Hasina ‘killer’

Fakhrul sued for calling Hasina ‘killer’

A defamation case was filed against BNP's Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir today for terming Awami League a “killer party” and its chief Sheikh Hasina a “killer”. Nur e-Alam Siddique, vice president of Awami Matsyajibi League, filed the case against Fakhrul with the Court of Metropolitan Magistrate in Dhaka. After hearing the charges, Metropolitan Magistrate Snigdha...