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Update : 04 Mar 2015, 07:44 AM

Khaleda's arrest warrant upheld

A Dhaka court has upheld the arrest warrant issued against BNP chief Khaleda Zia in two graft cases.

Judge Abu Ahmed Jamadar of the Special Judge's Court 3 of Dhaka passed the order in absence of Khaleda on Wednesday afternoon.

Kamaruzzaman review petition Thursday

The counsels of condemned war criminal Mohammad Kamaruzzaman have said they would file the review petition, challenging the Jamaat leader's death penalty, on Thursday.

Tajul Islam, spokesman of the defence lawyers, said they would file the review petition on Thursday, the last day for filing the petition.

Jubo League leader shot dead in Lakshmipur

A Jubo League leader has been shot dead at Mirikpur Bazar under sadar upazila in Lakshmipur.

Police recovered the body of Arifur Rahman Farhad, 35, from the spot at 8am on Wednesday.

UAE sink further as Khurram falls

The United Arab Emirates team have posted 118 in 32 overs losing four wickets in the must-win match against Pakistan at McLean Park in Napier, New Zealand.

Rahat Ali dismissed Amjad Ali while Sohail took the wickets of Berenger and Chandran. Maqsood sent Khurram back to the pavilion at 43.

Israeli PM warns US over Iran deal

The Israeli prime minister has warned that a deal under discussion on Iran's nuclear programme could "pave its way to the bomb", rather than block it.

In a speech to US Congress punctuated by standing ovations, Benjamin Netanyahu depicted Iran as a "threat to the entire world".

Khaleda’s son Koko's chehlum today

The Chehlum for Khaleda Zia’s youngest son Arafat Rahman Koko is being held at the BNP chief's Gulshan political office in the capital on Wednesday.

A press official of the BNP said the party is observing Khaleda’s younger son Arafat Rahman’s chehlum today with recitation from the Qur’an and a doa mahfil will also be held after the Maghrib prayers.

Land office torched in Lakshmipur

Miscreants have set fire to sadar upazila land office Lakshmipur.

The arson took place around 4am on Wednesday.

Oklahoma House passes bill to use nitrogen gas for executions

The Oklahoma House of Representatives passed a bill on Tuesday allowing nitrogen gas as a means of execution, a measure that comes after a troubled lethal injection last year raised questions about how the state executes inmates.

The bill, which passed by a vote of 85 to 10, authorises nitrogen gas as an alternative form of execution if lethal injection is found to be unconstitutional by the US Supreme Court.

Iran: Obama's 10-year nuclear demand 'unacceptable'

Iran rejected on Tuesday as "unacceptable" US President Barack Obama's demand that it freeze sensitive nuclear activities for at least 10 years but said it would continue talks on a deal, Iran's semi-official Fars news agency reported.

Iran laid out the position as the US and Iranian foreign ministers met for a second day of negotiations and as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered a stinging critique of the agreement they are trying to hammer out.

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