REF: At least 32 people were killed on Saturday when Egyptians rampaged in protest at the sentencing of 21 people to death over a football stadium disaster, violence that compounds a political crisis facing Islamist President Mohamed Mursi.
Archive for: January 2013
Source: North Korea has issued another warning, a day after announcing plans for a third nuclear test.
In a statement, Pyongyang pledged “physical counter-measures” against South Korea if it participated in the UN sanctions regime.
The threat came 24 hours after North Korea said it would proceed with a “high-level” nuclear test in a move aimed at “arch-enemy” the US.
The White House condemned the move, labelling it “needlessly provocative”.
North Korea has conducted two nuclear tests in the past, in 2006 and 2009. It gave no time-frame for its third test.
Its announcement followed the adoption by the UN Security Council of a resolution condemning North Korea’s recent rocket launch and extending sanctions.
North Korea says its rocket launch was for the sole purpose of putting a satellite into orbit; the US and North Korea’s neighbours say it was a test of long-range missile technology banned under UN resolutions. Read more →
Mohiuddin Khan Alamgir’s revealed it to journalists at a programme after the inauguration of the Police Week-2013 at the capital’s Rajarbagh Police Lines.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina had pinned the medal on Harun-or-Rashid at the inauguration function along with 66 other policemen, both from the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) and Bangladesh Police, for ‘courage and achievement’. Read more →
Source: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday said her government had no intentions to use the police as a ‘political weapon’.
The PM said police were bound to bring perpetrators to justice – no matter who it is.
The Opposition BNP has been blaming Hasina and her party for using the police politically to suppress opposition movements. Read more →
Ref: The agitating students of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) locked business administration building on Tuesday morning demanding removal of its dean and department chairman.
Over hundred students gathered in front of business faculty and locked the main gate of the academic building around 8:00am. Read more →
Ref: Abul Kalam Azad alias `Bachchu Razakar` was sentenced to death for his involvement in crimes against humanity during liberation war in 1971.
The International Crimes Tribunal (ICT)-2 led by Justice Obaidul Hasan passed the maiden verdict on Monday.
Among eight charges against him, the fugitive convict was awarded with death sentence in three charges, lifetime imprisonment in four other charges while another charge was rejected. Read more →
Ref : At least 48 hostages are now thought to have died in a four-day siege at an Algerian gas plant, as reports say that 25 bodies found at the complex on Sunday were all those of captives.
It had initially been unclear whether the bodies found were those of hostage-takers or staff at the facility. A search is continuing at the In Amenas gas plant, where as many as 20 hostages remain unaccounted for. Read more →
Ref: KABUL (Reuters) – A coordinated attack involving at least three suicide bombers and a powerful car bomb took aim at the headquarters of the Kabul traffic department on Monday, followed by a clash between at least one insurgent and security forces, police said.
The attack took place just days after six suicide bombers attacked the Afghan spy agency in Kabul, killing two. The Taliban claimed responsibility for Monday’s attack. Read more →
REF: A four-day siege at a gas facility in the Sahara desert has ended, with militants and some hostages killed.
Seven hostages were killed by their captors during a final raid by Algerian troops – at least 23 hostages and 32 hostage-takers died in the four-day stand-off, Algerian officials say.