Monthly Archives: August 2016

Family meets Mir Quasem Ali at Gazipur jail

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Correspondent: Family members have met condemned war criminal Jamaat-e-Islami ‘moneyman’ Mir Quasem Ali at Kashimpur Central Jail in Gazipur. Quasem’s wife Khondker Ayesha Khatun, son Mir Ahmed Bin Quasem, two daughters Tahera Tasnim and Sumaya Rabea, daughter-in-law Syeda Tahmida Akter met him at a room of Kashimpur Central Jail-2 around 12:30pm. The spent around half-a-hour together there. Quasem has been kept ...

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Review binned, death stays for Quasem

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Correspondent: The Supreme Court (SC) has upheld the death sentence for Jamaat leader Mir Quasem Ali for crimes against humanity during the liberation war in 1971, rejecting the petition seeking review of the verdict. A five-member Appellate Division bench headed by Cheif Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha handed down the verdict on Tuesday morning. The other judges of the bench are Justice ...

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Turkish military launches ‘61 artillery strikes in northern Syria in 24 hours’

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Thebdexpress.com: The Turkish Armed Forces have carried out 61 artillery strikes around the northern Syrian town of Jarablus over the past 24 hours, hitting 20 targets, Turkey’s military announced on Aug. 29. The military said in a statement that it was “taking all measures and showing maximum sensitivity” to prevent harm to civilians, while adding that it had also hit ...

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Nargis Fakhri and Rajkummar Rao go to Hollywood

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Thebdexpress.com: Rajkummar Rao is on a film-signing spree. After wrapping up Bareily Ki Barfi with Ayushmann Khurrana and Kriti Sanon, the actor begins work on his Hollywood project, 5 Weddings. The Namrata Singh Gujral directorial also features Nargis Fakhri, Bo Derek and Candy Clark. “Namrata saw some of my work on Netflix and other platforms following which I was approached ...

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India, US Sign Logistic Exchange Pact Boosting Defence Ties

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Thebdexpress.com: WASHINGTON: India and the US on Monday signed an important agreement that will make the two nations logistical allies and enable both the militaries to use each other’s assets and bases for repair and replenishment of supplies. Welcoming the signing of the bilateral ‘Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement’ (LEMOA), Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter said ...

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2 militants killed in Bogra ‘gunfight’

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Correspondent: Thebdexpress.com:  Two suspected members of the banned militant outfit, Jama`atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), have been killed in a ‘gunfight with police in the district’s Sherpur upazila. The gunfight took place around 3.30am on Monday in Noilapara More area. One of the deceased was identified as Badar Mama alias Khaled, militant commander for northern region. Police also recovered a pistol, four ...

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Poet Shahid Qadri no more

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Correspondent: Shahid Qadri, one of the prominent contemporary Bengali poets, has died in US at the age of 74. He breathed his last at a New York hospital at around 7:00am (local time) on Sunday. Dr Muhammad Samad, president of Jatiya Kobita Parishad, said Shahid Qadri died at North Shore University Hospital in New York. Neera Qadri, wife of the poet, ...

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Verdict on Mir Quasem’s review plea Aug 30

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Thebdexpress.com The Supreme Court will deliver its verdict on August 30 on the petition of condemned war criminal Mir Quasem Ali seeking a review of its earlier judgement that upheld his death penalty for crimes against humanity during the Liberation War in 1971, reports the UNB. A five-member bench of the Appellate Division, headed by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha, ...

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Rampal Power plant won’t harm Sundarban: PM

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Correspondent: Claiming that Rampal Power Plant will not do any harm to the world`s largest mangrove forest Sundarbans, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said a quarter against country`s development are involved in conspiracy against the project. They are trying to mislead people through baseless propaganda. The Premier came up with the statement while briefing media on Rampal Power Plant at Gono Bhaban on Saturday ...

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