Tuesday, February 27

Day: September 14, 2014

IS claims beheading of UK aid worker
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IS claims beheading of UK aid worker

Reuters, Baghdad: A video purportedly showing threats being made to a man Islamic State (IS) named as David Haines by a masked IS fighter in an unknown location in this still image from video released by Islamic State September 2, 2014. Islamic State militants fighting in Iraq and Syria released a video on Saturday which purported to show the beheading of British aid worker David Haines. Reuters could not immediately verify the footage. However, the images were consistent with that of the filmed executions of two American journalists, James Foley and Steven Sotloff, in the past month. Haines, a 44-year-old father of two from Perth in Scotland, was kidnapped last year while working for the French agency ACTED. The video entitled, "A Message to the Allies of America," opened with UK P...
5 bureaucrats FF certificates cancelled
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5 bureaucrats FF certificates cancelled

  News Desk: The government today cancelled freedom fighters’ certificates of five top bureaucrats after probe found they had obtained the certificates without fulfilling conditions properly. Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haq revealed this before journalists after a meeting with Jatiya Muktijoddha Council in Moghbazar area of Dhaka this afternoon. The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has found that the top bureaucrats obtained the certificates "illegally" to extend their service period last year. Three of the five bureaucrats are secretaries, one a joint secretary and the other is chairman of the privatisation commission. They are: Health Secretary Niaz Uddin Mia, Public Service Commission Secretary AKM Amir Hossain, former Liberation War Affairs secretary KH Ma...