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Wednesday November 22, 2017 12:55 AM



  • 4 held over Hussaini Dalan blasts

    Police have arrested four people suspecting their involvement in the bomb blasts at Hussaini Dalan in Old Dhaka.

    Law enforcers detained the four people from the spot after the explosions occurred early Saturday, said Chawkbazar Police Station officer-in-charge M Azizul Haque.

    Also Read: Bomb attack on Shia gathering kills 1, injures nearly 60

  • PM renews Dhaka’s conviction to uphold peace, security

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has reiterated Bangladesh's firm conviction to uphold peace and security, protect human rights and promote development across the globe.

    She said this in a message on the occasion of the United Nations Day.

    "Bangladesh joins the international community in reaffirming its firm conviction to uphold peace and security, protect human rights and promote development across the globe, as enshrined in the UN Charter and the Bangladesh constitution," said Hasina.

  • Evening Brief

    Nigeria bombs leave at least 42 dead 

    Two bomb attacks in north-eastern Nigeria have left at least 42 people dead and more than 100 injured, officials say.

    Attack on Shia gathering: Minister smells conspiracy 

    Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal has said bomb blasts on a Shia gathering at Hussaini Dalan in Old Dhaka indicates a conspiracy by local and international gangs.

    BNP demands fair probe into attack on Shias 

  • Info Secy: Policy for online media soon

    Formulation of online media policy is now at the final stage, Information Secretary Mortuza Ahmed has said.

    He said this while exchanging views with local journalists at the deputy commissioner's office in Sylhet on Saturday.

    Mortuza Ahmed said a draft policy for the online media has already been prepared which is now on the website of the information ministry for taking opinion of journalists.

    It will be finalized soon, he said, adding, the policy will help streamline the online media for the welfare of the people.

  • Holy Ashura observed recalling Karbala tragedy

    The Muslims in Bangladesh as elsewhere in the world have observed the holy Ashura on Saturday, marking the 10th day of Muharram with due religious solemnity and in a befitting manner.

    The day was observed as a symbol of "sacrifice and mourning" recalling the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain Ibn Ali (RA), a grandson of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH), in the battle of Karbala on the 10th of Muharram in Hijri 61.

  • ‘ISIS claims responsibility for Bangladesh bombings’

    Islamic State has claimed responsibility for bombings that targeted Shias in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, on Saturday, the monitor group SITE said.

    It cited Islamic State as saying "soldiers of the Caliphate in Bangladesh" detonated explosive devices in Dhaka during "polytheist rituals". Islamic State — an ultra-hardline Sunni Muslim group that sees Shias as apostates — claimed responsibility for the attack.

  • IGP: Anti-liberation forces involved in Shia gathering blast

    Anti-liberation forces and war criminals might be involved in Muharram gathering bomb attacks in the capital's Hussaini Dalan area, Inspector General of Police (IGP) AKM Shahidul Hauqe has said.

    He told journalists after visiting the crime scene at Hussaini Dalan area in the old Dhaka and Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH), reports BSS.

  • Maldives Vice-President arrested over ‘bomb plot’

    The vice-president of the Maldives has been arrested in connection with an alleged plot to assassinate the president, say police and officials.

    Ahmed Adeeb was in detention and being charged with high treason, Home Minister Umar Naseer said on Twitter.

    President Abdulla Yameen narrowly escaped injury when a blast struck the boat he was using to return home from the airport late last month.

    In recent years, the Maldives has been rocked by political infighting.

    Mr Yameen's election has been the subject of drawn-out wrangling.

  • BNP demands fair probe into attack on Shias

    The BNP has demanded a fair and neutral investigation into the incident of bomb attack on a Shia gathering in the capital's Husaini Dalan.

    "We strongly condemn the incident and, demand a fair and impartial probe into the tragic incident to identify the attackers and bring them to justice immediately," said BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir.

  • Attack on Shia gathering: Minister smells conspiracy

    Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal has said bomb blasts on a Shia gathering at Hussaini Dalan in Old Dhaka indicates a conspiracy by local and international gangs.

    "Local and international gangs are involved in a conspiracy aiming to destablise the country and create panic among people," said the minister while talking to reporters after visiting the injured victims at Dhaka Medical College Hospital on Saturday morning.

  • Nigeria bombs leave at least 42 dead

    Two bomb attacks in north-eastern Nigeria have left at least 42 people dead and more than 100 injured, officials say.

    At least 27 people died when a bomb targeted a newly opened mosque in the town of Yola.

    Earlier, 15 people were killed in a suicide bombing in Maiduguri.

    It is not clear who carried out the bombings but the Islamist militant group Boko Haram has carried out many attacks in the area.

    The group has targeted both Christians and Muslims who do not adhere to their ideology.

  • Midday Brief

    Bomb attack on Shia gathering kills 1, injures nearly 60

    At least a person has been killed and nearly 60 others injured in a bomb attack on a Shia gathering in the capital's Husaini Dalan.

    Police said several homemade devices were thrown at thousands of worshippers gathering for the annual Ashura procession in the capital, Dhaka.

    Taziah procession begins despite bomb attack

  • 2015 BPL T20 players’ draft at a glance

    A total of 82 players, including 19 foreign players, were drafted into the third edition of the Bangladesh Premier League Twenty20 through lottery-based players-by-choice transfer system on Thursday.

    The players by choice draft of the season was held at Radisson hotel in Dhaka. Bangladesh Cricket Board held the auction to pick up local and foreign players.

  • 3 killed in Habiganj road accident

    Three people have been killed and five others injured as a bus knocked down a three-wheeler at Kodomtoli under Shayestaganj upazila in Habiganj.

    Of the deceased, two were identified as Bulbul Mia, 45, son of Sabuj Ali of Nishapot village and Ziaur Rahman, 25, of Hatirtala village.

    Police said seven people were injured when a Sylhet-bound bus knocked down the three-wheeler carrying them at Kodomtoli around 11am Saturday.

    The injured were taken to Habiganj sadar hospital where three of them died.

  • Suicide bomber kills 22 Shia marchers in Pakistan

    A suicide bomber has killed at least 22 people taking part in a procession by Shia Muslims in southern Pakistan.

    At least five children are among the dead. Dozens of people were wounded in the attack in the city of Jacobabad.

    It was the second attack in as many days targeting celebrations of the Shia holiday of Ashura in Pakistan.

  • Suicide bomber kills 22 Shia marchers in Pakistan

    A suicide bomber has killed at least 22 people taking part in a procession by Shia Muslims in southern Pakistan.

    At least five children are among the dead. Dozens of people were wounded in the attack in the city of Jacobabad.

    It was the second attack in as many days targeting celebrations of the Shia holiday of Ashura in Pakistan.

  • Gibson: Attack on Shia gathering unacceptable

    British High Commissioner to Bangladesh Robert W Gibson has said bomb attacks on Shia gathering is not acceptable.

    The UK envoy issued the statement via his official Twitter account on Saturday immediately after a bomb attacks on a gathering that killed one person.

    Nearly 60 others injured in the series of homemade bomb attacks on a Shia gathering in Hussaini Dalan.

  • US envoy shocked at attack on Shia gathering

    US Ambassador in Dhaka Marcia Stephens Bloom Bernicat has expressed shock at the bomb attack on a Shia gathering in the capital's Hussaini Dalan.

    In a Facebook statement on Saturday, the US envoy said: "I am shocked by the senseless attack on a Shia Ashura gathering outside Old Dhaka, and offer my deepest condolences to the victims and their families.”

  • Hurricane Patricia: Major risk of floods and landslides

    Parts of Mexico are at risk of major floods and landslides after Hurricane Patricia, the strongest storm recorded in the Americas, made landfall.

    The storm touched down in western Mexico, bringing destructive winds and rain, but heavy damage appears to have been avoided.

    The US National Hurricane Center said the hurricane hit as a Category Five storm – the highest classification.

    It said "life-threatening flash floods and mudslides" were now likely.

  • Taziah procession begins despite bomb attack

    The Shia community people have brought out their traditional Taziah procession from the capital's Husaini Dalan with due religious fervour despite a  bomb attacks on a gathering that killed one person.

    Nearly 60 others injured in the series of homemade bomb attacks on a Shia gathering in Husaini Dalan.

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