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Huge arms, ammo haul in Habiganj forest

Published Date: September 2, 2014
Huge arms, ammo haul in Habiganj forest

For the third time in three months, a huge cache of firearms and ammunition were recovered from the Satchhari forest in Habiganj this morning, Rapid Action Battalion claims. Two light machine guns (LMG), one sub-machine gun (SMG), six self loading rifles (SLR), one automatic rifle, one sniper telescope-5 rifle and 2,400 bullets of bore...

Published Date: September 2, 2014
Iraq forces push against Jihadists

Iraq forces push against Jihadists

Iraqi Shia militias and Kurdish forces are continuing their advance against Islamic State militants after breaking the siege of Amerli in northern Iraq. A BBC team entered the town on Monday, finding residents who had endured more than two months under siege. The joint forces have also seized the militant stronghold of Suleiman Beg. Meanwhile Amnesty...

Published Date: September 2, 2014
Ghulam Azam shifted to CCU

Ghulam Azam shifted to CCU

Former Jamaat-e-Islami chief Ghulam Azam, who is serving 90-year imprisonment for war crimes, was shifted to coronary care unit (CCU) of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) this morning after complaining breathing problem. Azam, now 92, was taken to the CCU from BSMMU Prison Cell around 10:30am after he complained of respiratory problem, ,...

Published Date: September 2, 2014
Moudud, Abbas among 41 indicted for violence

Moudud, Abbas among 41 indicted for violence

A Dhaka court this morning indicted BNP Standing Committee members Moudud Ahmed, Mirza Ababs and Gayeshwar Chandra Roy and 38 leaders and activists of the BNP-led 20-party political alliance for violence during an anti-government protest last year. Their trial will begin on October 12, the court ordered. Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Tareq Mainul Islam Bhuiyan took...

Published Date: September 2, 2014
Al Pacino battles ‘unidentified’ depression

Al Pacino battles ‘unidentified’ depression

Al Pacino has opened up about the struggles he and others have faced when battling depression. The veteran actor said that he felt "spared" and "lucky" that he is yet to have been derailed by the mental health condition that has led to the deaths of so many – including Robin Williams. Speaking at Venice...

Published Date: September 2, 2014
Outsider's body found hanging at Dhaka College

Outsider's body found hanging at Dhaka College

The body of an outsider was found hanging from a window at the academic building of Dhaka College in New Market area of the capital this morning. Informed by the college students, police recovered the hanging body of Salimullah, 35, said Jahirul Islam, a sub-inspector of New Market Police Station. Salimullah was not a student...

Published Date: September 2, 2014
Clashes between Islamists, rivals in Libya kill 31

Clashes between Islamists, rivals in Libya kill 31

A Libyan security official says clashes in the eastern city of Benghazi between Islamists and rival fighters loyal to a renegade general have killed 31 on both sides. The official said early on Tuesday that fierce fighting erupted between Gen Khalifa Hifter's loyalists and a group of Islamist militias called The Benghazi Revolutionary Shura...

Published Date: September 2, 2014
Fakhrul urges all to join movement against repression

Fakhrul urges all to join movement against repression

BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir today urged all to join the movement under the leadership of party chief Khaleda Zia to stop what he said ongoing repression by the government.    Facing the movement, the government will be compelled to hold a general election under a non-party government, Fakhrul said. The BNP...

Published Date: September 2, 2014
Pak parliament holds emergency session

Pak parliament holds emergency session

An emergency joint session of parliament in Pakistan has been adjourned as PM Nawaz Sharif seeks to rally support, with protesters calling for his resignation. It follows three days of violent clashes which left three people dead. The army has denied suggestions it is backing anti-government groups, insisting it is "apolitical". Sharif - who was elected...

Published Date: September 2, 2014
Man with upside-down head becomes motivational speaker

Man with upside-down head becomes motivational speaker

Resourceful Claudio Vieira de Oliveira knows more than a thing or two about overcoming adversity. Medics told the now-37-year-old's mother to let him starve to death after he was born with a rare condition of the joints that left him with severely deformed limbs and an upside-down head, reports MailOnline. But despite his physical...