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War criminal Ghulam Azam dies

War criminal Ghulam Azam dies

Convicted war criminal Ghulam Azam has died. The former chief of Jamaat-e-Islami, aged 92, was kept on life support as his physical condition deteriorated. Brigadier (retd) Abdul Mazid Bhuiyan, director of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) where Azam was undergoing treatment, on Thursday said Azam died around 10:10pm. His condition deteriorated around 9:00pm. Azam was serving...

Published Date: October 23, 2014
Air strikes ‘kill 25 IS fighters’ in Iraq

Air strikes ‘kill 25 IS fighters’ in Iraq

  Coalition air strikes killed around 25 Islamic State fighters on Wednesday near the northern Iraqi city of Baiji, residents told Reuters. They said a series of bombings beginning in the early hours hit the town of al-Siniya, west of Baiji, a strategic city adjacent to the country's largest refinery, part of a multinational effort...

Published Date: October 23, 2014
Canada 'not intimidated’, says PM Harper

Canada 'not intimidated’, says PM Harper

Canadian PM Stephen Harper has said his country "will never be intimidated" after a deadly attack near the national parliament in the capital Ottawa. He pledged to "redouble our efforts" in fighting "terrorist" groups. Earlier a gunman killed a soldier at an Ottawa war memorial, before dying in a shootout with police inside parliament. This came...

Published Date: October 23, 2014
Another White House fence jumper detained

Another White House fence jumper detained

A man jumped over the White House fence Wednesday night -- but he barely made it onto the lawn before two police dogs took him down, reports CNN. "Dog got him," a Secret Service spokesman said. The Secret Service identified the man as Dominic Adesanya of Bel Air, Maryland, and said charges against him are...

Published Date: October 23, 2014
Hands-on with Nexus 6, Android Lollipop

Hands-on with Nexus 6, Android Lollipop

Smack dab in the middle of last week, Google announced two new pieces of shiny: the Nexus 6 phone, and the Nexus 9 tablet. Alas, both announcements came by way of blog post, rather than the standard fanfare-filled physical event - meaning no one actually got to touch the devices, reports TechCrunch. Until now! (function(d, s,...

Published Date: October 23, 2014
Bangladeshis among migrant workers exploited in UAE: HRW

Bangladeshis among migrant workers exploited in UAE: HRW

Migrant workers from Bangladesh and many other Asian and African countries are beaten, exploited, and trapped in forced labour situations in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The UAE government, about to take up an influential new role in the International Labour Organization (ILO), has failed...

Published Date: October 23, 2014
Khaleda vows to topple govt

Khaleda vows to topple govt

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia today warned that she would wage a tough movement to topple the government. "We won't go back home without unseating the government," she said while addressing a rally at Nilphamari High School ground, aiming at mobilising public support in favour of her demand for holding a fresh national poll under...

Published Date: October 23, 2014
Test cops’ mental eligibility before providing firearms

Test cops’ mental eligibility before providing firearms

Policemen who need to carry firearms must undergo mental tests to determine whether they are capable of maintaining sanity, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) chief said today. "They should be tested well to determine their mental fitness before they receive firearms," Mizanur Rahman said while visiting Shah Alam, whom a sub-inspector of Sher-e-Bangla...

Published Date: October 23, 2014
Indonesia alerted about floating MH370 wreckage

Indonesia alerted about floating MH370 wreckage

Indonesia has been alerted that wreckage from the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 may wash up on the country's coastline, reports The Sydney Morning Herald. Floating debris from the aircraft, which disappeared in March with 239 people on board, may have drifted west away from the coastline of Australia and towards Indonesia. The Australian Transport...

Published Date: October 23, 2014
Political motivation behind WB scrapping of Padma fund: PM

Political motivation behind WB scrapping of Padma fund: PM

  Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said that the World Bank scrapped its promised fund for the Padma bridge project after it was politically motivated by certain quarters. "World Bank could not even give us any proof in support of its claims of corruption in the project," the PM said at a meeting with railway...