Archive for: September 2015

Afghan forces battle to retake Kunduz from Taliban

REF: Afghanistan’s security forces are coming under heavy fire as they battle to retake the city of Kunduz from the Taliban.

Tuesday’s counter-offensive was taking place as the Taliban was said to be closing in on the city’s airport after many of the security forces had fled.

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Hasina surprised over foreign missions’ alert for its citizens in Bangladesh

REF: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has expressed surprise at the UK, US and Australia advising their nationals to limit their movements in Bangladesh. The countries claim to have reliable information that its citizens may be attacked by militants.

“Awami League leader Nazmul was murdered in New York city. Was an alert issued then?” she said while speaking to the media. Read more →

With spirit of sacrifice, Muslims in Bangladesh celebrating Eid-ul-Azha

REF :Muslims in Bangladesh are celebrating the Eid-ul-Azha, the second most important festival in the Islamic calendar, with prayers and the ritual sacrifice of animals

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Death toll rises to three in clash with police in Tangail over ‘rape’ of woman before her son

REF: The death toll in the clash between law-enforcing agencies and people protesting against alleged rape of a woman in Tangail has risen to three.

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Deputy Commissioner Md Mahbub Hossain said barber Shyamal Das, 15, died when he was taken to Dhaka on Friday.

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US Jewish groups slam Iceland capital’s Israel boycott

REF: Two prominent US Jewish groups have denounced the council running Iceland’s capital city for voting to boycott Israeli products over the occupation of Palestinian territory.

Reykjavik’s council had approved a motion on Tuesday to halt the city’s purchase of such products until the occupation ends.

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BNP leader Khaleda Zia, her son Tarique Rahman reunite in London

REF: In an emotional reunion, BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia yesterday met all of her family members together after seven years.

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It happened in London after she arrived at Heathrow Airport at 12:50pm Bangladesh time by an Emirates flight. Her elder son Tarique Rahman received the former premier with a garland, a UK-based Bangladeshi journalist told The Daily Star.

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Tsunami alert as powerful earthquake strikes Chile

REF: A massive 8.3-magnitude earthquake has struck off the central coast of Chile, killing at least three people,
triggering the evacuation of coastal areas and sparking warnings that tsunami waves could reach as far as Japan.

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The earthquake had a shallow depth of 11km and hit at 7:54pm (22:54 GMT), with the epicentre located about 500km north of the capital Santiago, seismologists at the University of Chile said. Read more →

Israeli police storm Al-Aqsa Mosque for a third day

REF: Palestinians and Israeli forces have clashed at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque for a third straight day, as Israeli forces were seen on the roof of the holy site.

Suleiman Ahmad, the president of Jerusalem’s Affairs Department, who was at the scene, told Al Jazeera that at least 36 Palestinians were injured in the clashes early on Tuesday.

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Austria imposes border controls over influx of refugees

REF: Austria has imposed new restrictions at its borders, as the country on the main route for refugees crossing the European Union by land struggled to cope with a backlog of thousands trying to reach Germany.

The AP news agency also reported on Tuesday that the temporary control imposed by Austria from midnight local time (2200 GMT) on the Hungarian border may also be extended to other nations.

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Bangladesh will celebrate Eid-ul-Azha on Sep 25

REF:Bangladesh will celebrate the Eid-ul-Azha on Sep 25, as the first moon of Zil Hajj was not sighted on Monday.

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Islamic Foundation Director General Shamim Mohammad Afzal made the announcement at a press briefing in the evening after a meeting of the National Moon Sighting Committee.

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