Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Death of 76 children: 3 get 10-year jail

Death of 76 children: 3 get 10-year jail A Dhaka court has sentenced three officials of Adflame Pharmaceuticals to 10 years of imprisonment in a case filed for the deaths of 76 children by adulterated drugs in the 1990s.   Judge Abdur Rashid of Dhaka Drug Court has passed the order on Tuesday afternoon.   The convicts are Dr Helena Pasha, director Read More

Sylhet rail link with Dhaka-Chittagong halted

Sylhet rail link with Dhaka-Chittagong halted Railway communication of Sylhet with Dhaka and Chittagong has been suspended after a compartment of an oil-carrying wagon derailed at Moghlabazar area near Sylhet railway station on Tuesday morning.   Station Manager Abdur Razzak said: “No scheduled trains could leave the station since the derailment at Moghlabazar area around 9.30am,'' reports Dhaka Read More

Mother-daughter killed in Sylhet road accident

Mother-daughter killed in Sylhet road accident Three people have been killed as a bus rammed down a CNG-run auto rickshaw on Teliabazar Bridge under south Surma upazila in Sylhet on Tuesday morning.   The deceased were identified as Roksana Begum, 35, her daughter Meem, 8, and Salam, driver of the auto rickshaw, reports Dhaka Tribune.   South Surma police station Read More

15 burnt as bus cylinder blasts

15 burnt as bus cylinder blasts At least 15 persons have sustained burn injuries as the gas cylinder of a passenger bus exploded in Napora area under Banshkhali upazila of Chittagong.   The injured were rushed to upazila health complex and Chittagong Medical College Hospital, reports Dhaka Tribune.   Kamrul Islam, officer-in-charge of Banshkhali police station, told that the gas Read More

'Thousands displaced' by Boko Haram assault

'Thousands displaced' by Boko Haram assault Security forces' pullout after raid on northeastern town of Damboa leaves civilians defenceless, witnesses say.   A massive assault by Boko Haram in the northeast Nigerian town of Damboa has displaced more than 15,000 people, according to an official.   Monday's statement came as security forces sent reinforcements to flush out the fighters.   The attack Read More

Deadly suicide blast hits Afghanistan

Deadly suicide blast hits Afghanistan At least four people have been killed in an attack on an anti-narcotics building in Kabul.   A suicide bomber on a motorbike has killed at least four people in an attack on an anti-narcotics police building in Kabul, Afghanistan.   Among the dead were three foreign anti-narcotics trainers and an Afghan interpreter, Reuters Read More

Israel pummels Gaza amid new truce bid

Israel pummels Gaza amid new truce bid Israeli air strikes and shelling rain down across the besieged coastal enclave as US and UN seek to broker a ceasefire.   Israel has pummelled Gaza for a 14th day, raising the Palestinian death toll to more than 580, as ceasefire efforts continue in Doha and Cairo.   With air strikes and shelling raining Read More

 

   
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