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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...

Ghulam Azam’s body handed over to family

Ghulam Azam’s body handed over to family

The body of convicted war criminal Ghulam Azam who died Thursday night has been handed over to his family. Jail authorities handed over his body around 7:30am today after autopsy at Dhaka Medical College, Tajul Islam, the lawyer of the former Jamaat ameer, told The Daily Star. Ghulam Azam’s son Abdullahil Aman Azmi received the...

NY doctor tests positive for Ebola

NY doctor tests positive for Ebola

A New York doctor who recently returned from Ebola-hit Guinea in West Africa has tested positive for the disease. Dr Craig Spencer, who treated Ebola patients while working for the charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), came down with a fever on Thursday, days after his return, officials say. He is the first Ebola case diagnosed...

BSF kills Bangladeshi in Chapainawabganj frontier

BSF kills Bangladeshi in Chapainawabganj frontier

Indian Border Security Force (BSF) members shot dead a Bangladeshi youth at Jaminpur frontier of in Chapainawabganj early today. Mohammad Soleman, 25, son of Ejabul Haque was a resident of Shibganj upazila in the district, reports our Chapainawabganj correspondent. The Bangladeshi was shot dead 100 metres away from Jaminpur frontier near pillar 179 around 4:00am,...

Dhaka to start verifying its nationals in Thai prison Oct 28

Dhaka to start verifying its nationals in Thai prison Oct 28

Bangladesh will begin verification of its nationals, who were arrested and kept in different detention centres in Thailand, from October 28. "We will start verifying them step by step and in the group we will verify 30 people,” Secretary (bilateral) Mustafa Kamal said at the Foreign Minister’s press briefing today. Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali...

AL expels Latif for hurting religious sentiment

AL expels Latif for hurting religious sentiment

The ruling Awami League has finally expelled sacked minister Abdul Latif Siddique from the party for hurting religious sentiments of the Muslims. The AL Central Working Committee took the decision anonymously at a meeting this evening. AL spokesperson Syed Ashraful Islam briefed journalists about the outcome of the meeting chaired by AL President and Prime...

Bangladesh signs China-led Asian bank MoU

Bangladesh signs China-led Asian bank MoU

Twenty one Asian countries, including Bangladesh, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on establishing the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) today with three major countries skipping the event. Australia, Indonesia and South Korea skipped the launching ceremony as the United States said it had concerns about the new rival to Western-dominated multilateral lenders,...

Bangladesh, Sri Lanka draw in Fifa friendly

Bangladesh, Sri Lanka draw in Fifa friendly

  Bangladesh drew with Sri Lanka 1-1 in the first match of the SS Steel Fifa Friendly at Shamsul Huda Stadium, Jessore on this afternoon. Bangladesh took the lead in the 15th minute when forward Zahid Hasan Emily headed a Yamim Munna cross that was curved from the left flank, Sri Lankam goalie Sujan Perera...

Mushfiq vows his best after losing ODI captaincy

Mushfiq vows his best after losing ODI captaincy

Bangladesh’s Test skipper Mushfiqur Rahim today said he would continue his effort to perform best at all levels of cricket despite losing the ODI captaincy.  “If our team is successful in the ODI matches, even though I am not captain, I will be the first one to be happy,” he told reporters in a...

Ottawa shooting (Video)

Ottawa shooting (Video)

Police in Canada have released video showing how a lone gunman stormed into Canada's parliament on Wednesday. Minutes before, Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, 32, had shot dead a soldier at Ottawa's war memorial near parliament. Zehaf-Bibeau was ultimately shot dead by Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers. He was not on a list of known high-risk travellers, but had links to extremist elements, police said. He had recently applied for a passport and intended to travel to Syria.

Medical, dental admission tests held

Medical, dental admission tests held

The admission tests for medical and dental colleges for the 2014-15 academic calendar were held at a total of 23 centres simultaneously across the country today. A total of 69,477 students sat for the written test against 10,299 seats, ABM Abdul Hannan, director (medical education and health manpower development) of  Directorate General of Health...

EU leaders agree on CO2 emissions cut

EU leaders agree on CO2 emissions cut

EU leaders have reached a landmark deal to cut greenhouse emissions by 40% by 2030, compared with 1990 levels. The binding decision came after heated discussions at a summit in Brussels, as some members had argued that their varied interests should be protected. Correspondents say it could make the EU a leader again in climate...

The Queen sends first tweet

The Queen sends first tweet

"It is a pleasure to open the Information Age exhibition today at the @ScienceMuseum and I hope people will enjoy visiting. Elizabeth R." That was the Queen's first ever tweet - sent through the @BritishMonarchy account - heralding the launch of a major new exhibition at London's Science Museum. Something one doesn't see everyday... The...

AL-Jamaat relations historic, Khaleda tells Time of India

AL-Jamaat relations historic, Khaleda tells Time of India

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has said the governing Awami League has a long history of close relations with the Jamaat-e-Islami and other extremist religious groups. “Our alliance with Jamaat is only an electoral understanding. It is by no means an ideological one,” said the former prime minister in an exclusive interview with The Times...

Ghulam Azam’s lawyers won’t seek parole of Nizami, Sayedee

Ghulam Azam’s lawyers won’t seek parole of Nizami, Sayedee

The counsels of convicted war criminal Ghulam Azam would not seek parole of Jamaat-e-Islami leader Motiur Rahman Nizami or Delawar Hossain Sayedee to conduct his namaz-e-janaza. “We are not going to seek their parole as his [Ghulam Azam] family finds it unrealistic,” Tajul Islam, counsel for the former Jamaat chief, told The Daily Star...

PM warns BNP against any violence

PM warns BNP against any violence

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina this evening warned BNP of befitting answers if the party tries to harm people in the name of launching movement against the government. “BNP’s movement means terrorism and militancy. If BNP does it, the government will not spare them,” said Hasina, also president of the ruling Awami League, in her...

Infighting kills Bogra AL man

Infighting kills Bogra AL man

Bogra district convener of Sainik League, a front organisation of ruling Awami League, was killed in a factional clash in the town this evening. Police said Shimul Haque Rehan, 35, came under attack by his rivals during a meeting at the Sainik League office on Temple Road around 6:15pm. Rehan was in a meeting with...