IS kills 25 tribesmen near Ramadi

Islamic State militants have killed 25 members of a Sunni Muslim tribe during their assault on a provincial capital west of Baghdad, local officials said on Saturday, in apparent revenge for tribal opposition to the radical Islamists.

37 homes collapse, dozens injured in Japan quake

Helicopter surveys on Sunday showed more extensive damage than earlier thought from an overnight earthquake in the mountainous central Japan area that hosted the 1998 Winter Olympics. At least 37 homes were destroyed in two villages, and 39 people were injured across the region.

Govt urged to stop illegal migration

Academics and migrant rights activists on Saturday urged the government to stop illegal migrations for the betterment of workers who were going abroad through legal channel. At the second monthly forum meeting of Bangladesh Association of International Recruiting Agencies at CIRDAP auditorium, they also urged the recruiting agencies to take up their responsibility to ensure safe migration of workers they were sending abroad.

DMP relaunches spike device to stop cars on wrong side

The Dhaka Metropolitan Police relaunched ‘Protirodh’, a device used to prevent vehicular movement on the wrong lane, on a city road Friday night, nearly six months after it was removed 12 days after its initial launch.

Law-breaking pedestrians to be jailed

A pedestrian will be sentenced to a maximum six months in jail or fined Tk 200 or both if they do not use underpasses or footbridges in the capital.The Dhaka Metropolitan Police will operate mobile courts for seven days on a pilot basis from November 25 on the road stretch from Ruposhi Bangla hotel to Farmgate police box.

দেশের স্থিতিশীলতা অনিশ্চিত, এটি টেকসই নয়

বাংলাদেশ রাষ্ট্রবিজ্ঞান সমিতির সভাপতি অধ্যাপক ড. এম আতাউর রহমান বলেছেন, দেশের স্থিতিশীলতা আপাত স্থিতিশীল। তবে এ স্থিতিশীলতা অনিশ্চিত, একই সঙ্গে এটি টেকসই নয়। গত বৃহস্পতিবার ‘চ্যানেল আই তৃতীয় মাত্রা’ শীর্ষক টকশোতে এসব কথা বলেন তিনি। জিল্লুর রহমানের সঞ্চালনায় এ সময় জাতীয় সমাজতান্ত্রিক দলের (জেএসডি) সভাপতি আ স ম আবদুর রব উপস্থিত ছিলেন।

Tigers ride on another Sakib bonanza

Sakib al Hasan returned to one-day international cricket with a stunning all-round performance leading Bangladesh to a crushing 87-run win over Zimbabwe in Chittagong on Friday.

Turkey strained by Syrian refugees: AI

With Turkey’s government-run refugee camps operating at full capacity, more than one million Syrian refugees who have flocked to Turkey to escape fighting at home are struggling to survive on their own, according to an Amnesty International report released Thursday. Turkey, which hosts half of the 3.2 million refugees who have fled Syria, is shouldering the heaviest burden of what the report calls the world’s worst refugee crisis in a generation. ‘In three days in September 2014, Turkey received some 130,000 refugees from Syria – more than the entire European Union had in the past three years,’ the report said.

Fears grow in India about Hindu ‘Modi-fication’ of education

Indians were flying aeroplanes, carrying out stem cell research and may even have been using cosmic weapons 5,000 years ago, according to the chairman of India’s leading historical organisation.