Archive for: August 2013

Jamaat prepares for massive protest Saturday

REF:  Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami is now on the bursting movement, prepares for a massive protest from Saturday to Monday against the High Court’s verdict on Thursday declaring illegal its registration as a political party.
Jamaat-e-Islami also stressed that they would stage countrywide protest programmes on Saturday to protest the government’s harassment and repression of the party members in the war crimes trials.


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HSC success rate down

REF:  The success rate in HSC and equivalent exams this year has dropped by about four percent over last year.A total of 7,44,891 students have cleared the HSC and its equivalent examinations in 2013 examinations, pegging the success rate to 74.30 percent.
58197 students have secured GPA-5.The board-wise success rate is as hereunder:Dhaka 74.04pc, Sylhet 79.13pc, Chittagong 61.22pc, Comilla 61.29pc, Jessore 67.49pc, Barisal 71.69pc, Rajshahi 77.69pc, Dinajpur 71.94pc, Madrasah 91.46pc, Technical 85.03pc.

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14 US embassies including Dhaka closed on Sunday amid terror threat

REF:  The US embassy’s announcement earlier today that it will remain closed on Sunday, August 4, is linked to a perceived terror threat from Al Qaeda, it’s been learned.

Several US embassies and consulates including the ones in Bangladesh will remain close on Sunday in response to a security threat from terrorist network al-Qaeda, reports CBS News.

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Egypt police urge pro-Morsi crowd to disperse

REF:  Protesters promised “safe exit” if they leave now, interior ministry says, as German FM meets interim government.

The Egyptian interior ministry has urged protesters to leave camps in Cairo set up by supporters of deposed President Mohamed Morsi, one day after the army-backed interim government ordered it to take action against them.


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Kerry signals end of drone strikes

The United States is seeking to end drone strikes in Pakistan, Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday.

Kerry told a Pakistani television station that President Barack Obama has a “very real timeline” for ending the strikes.

Photos: Military drones Photos: Military drones

“We hope it`s going to be very, very soon,” Kerry said, according to a transcript of the interview provided by the State Department.

“I believe that we`re on a good track. I think the program will end as we have eliminated most of the threat and continue to eliminate it,” Kerry said.
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