Muslims condemn Paris massacre at Bangladesh’s mini-Hajj

DHAKA, Jan. 10 (NsNewsWirw) — Muslims attending one of the world’s largest religious gatherings joined the chorus of condemnation Friday over the deadly attack on a French satirical weekly, saying the killings ran contrary to the tenets of Islam. Bangladesh’s Biswa Ijtema, or World Muslim Congregation, is the world’s second largest Islamic gathering after the […]

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Bomb hurled at Bangladeshi law minister’s house

DHAKA, Jan. 10 (NsNewsWire) — Miscreants have hurled bomb at the house of the Bangladeshi Law Minister Anisul Huq’s house in capital Dhaka on Friday night. A security personnel was slightly injured in the bomb blast that took place around 8:00 p.m. local time, said a Dhaka Metropolitan Police office who preferred to be unnamed. […]

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Second largest Muslim congregation begins

DHAKA, Jan. 9  (Xinhua) — Amid a non-stop countrywide blockade, the first phase of the second largest annual Muslim congregation after holy Hajj begins Friday morning in Tongi on the outskirts of Bangladesh capital Dhaka with religious sermons for millions of devotees from home and abroad. The grand prayer at the congregation called Biswa Ijtema […]

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Scores of passengers injured as compartments derail

DHAKA, Jan. 8 (Xinhua) — Scores of passengers were injured early Thursday  as  six compartments of a passenger train veered off the track in Sylhet. “Some 50 passengers were injured in the accident,” said an official who preferred to be unnamed. He blamed miscreants removed several fish-plates during the blockade hours.

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China eyes reform, opening up to improve economy

BEIJING, Jan. 7  (NsNewsWire) — Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said China should count on reform, opening up and structural adjustment to improve economy during a three-day tour of south China’s Guangdong Province. Li said China should push forward reform and opening up steadfastly in a bid to maintain economic growth within a proper range, as […]

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Safiul Azam appointed as NsNewsWire Senior Editorial Consultant

DHAKA,  Jan.  6  (NsNewsWire) — Safiul Azam, has been appointed as the senior editorial consultant of NsNewsWire, a Dhaka-based international award-winning news agency.Apart from his contribution to the editorial tasks, he is responsible for the entire gamut of activities related to the further development of NsNewsWire which is Bangladesh’s First Press NewsWire. The appointment for […]

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At least 138 journalists killed in 2014: report updates

GENEVA, Jan. 6 (NsNewsWire) — The year 2014 has become the second deadliest year for journalists over ten years with at least 138 journalists killed by the end of last year, the Press Emblem Campaign (PEC) said on Monday in its updated annual report. The annual report, which first published on December 15, documented 128 […]

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China nets over 100,000 officials in frugality campaign

BEIJING, Jan. 5 (NsNewsWire) — December 2014 saw 5,340 officials reprimanded for violating austere working practice policies, bringing the total number of those held to task since late 2012 to over 100,000, the top anti-graft body said Monday. Those punished last month were involved in 4,238 violation cases, the Communist Party of China’s (CPC) Central […]

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BGB deployed in Bangladesh capital

DHAKA, Jan. 4 (NsNewsWire)– BGB troops were deployed in Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka on Sunday night to maintain law and order situation. BNP Chief Khaleda Zia, who remained cordoned off inside her office in capital Dhaka’s Gushan diplomatic enclave since Saturday  night, has  asked her 20-party alliance leaders and activists to defy the police ban on […]

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