Archive for April 12th, 2014

Two more AL MPs under ACC scanner

Ruling Awami League’s two more MPs are facing probe by the Anti-Corruption Commission, one for allegedly misappropriating government funds meant for poor fishermen and the other for amassing disproportionate wealth, officials told New Age…

April 12, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages, National

Maoists kill 12 in India poll-related violence

Maoist rebels killed 12 people in two poll-related blasts Saturday in an insurgency-hit region of central India, police said, highlighting security worries in the nation’s marathon election…

April 12, 2014 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
RAB still clueless about Sagar, Runi murder

RAB still clueless about Sagar, Runi murder

Over the two years into the gruesome murder of Sagar and Runi, investigators are now claiming that two people had killed the journalist couple but they are unable to say who they exactly were; intensifying the mystery further…

April 12, 2014 · 0 comments · National

35 rescued while being trafficked to India thru’ Benapole

Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) members rescued 35 people while being trafficked to India through Putkhali border Saturday morning

April 12, 2014 · 0 comments · National
AL destroying the country: Khaleda Zia

AL destroying the country: Khaleda Zia

Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia said Saturday the ‘illegal’ Awami League government came to office in a view to destroy the country…

April 12, 2014 · 0 comments · Politics
Groom’s brother shot dead at Bandarban wedding

Groom’s brother shot dead at Bandarban wedding

A man was shot to death by robbers at a house where marriage ceremony of his younger brother was being held at Kagojikhola village in Naikhyangchhari upazila early Saturday…

April 12, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Juba Dal activist killed in Lakshmipur

Juba Dal activist killed in Lakshmipur

LakshmipurMiscreants gunned down a Juba Dal activist at Baralia village under sadar Lakshmipur upazila of the district early Saturday…

April 12, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Cyclone batters Australia’s Great Barrier Reef coast

Cyclone batters Australia’s Great Barrier Reef coast

A tropical cyclone battered Australia’s Barrier Reef coast Saturday, knocking out power and phone lines for thousands of people and threatening floods, despite weakening as it headed south towards major tourist resorts…

April 12, 2014 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International
Two UPDF men shot dead in Khagrachhari

Two UPDF men shot dead in Khagrachhari

Two members of United People’s Democratic Front (UPDF) were shot to death by miscreants at Boroitoli village in Sadar upazila of the district Saturday morning…

April 12, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Bangladeshi suing Malaysian Govt over wrongful jail and whipping

A Bangladeshi worker, whose conviction and sentencing for illegally entering the country was set aside by the High Court, has filed a suit against the Government, a Malaysian daily The Star reported…

April 12, 2014 · 0 comments · National
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4th phase of Lok Sabha elections: Polling on for seven seats in four states

Polling for the Tripura East (ST) Lok Sabha seat began on Saturday amid tight security. Additional 35 companies of security forces have been dispatched by the EC for deployment, along with the state police, The Times of India reported…

April 12, 2014 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
Groom’s brother shot dead at Bandarban wedding

Groom’s brother shot dead at Bandarban wedding

A man was shot to death by robbers at a house where marriage ceremony of his younger brother was being held at Kagojikhola village in Naikhyangchhari upazila early Saturday…

April 12, 2014 · 0 comments · National
This photo taken on April 8, 2014 and released by Australian Defence on April 11 shows Leading Seaman Aircrewman Daniel Colbert operating the Sensor Operator console on HMAS Toowoomba's S-70B-2 Seahawk helicopter, Tiger 75, during the search for missing Malaysia Airways Flight MH370. - AFP photo

Australia PM warns of lengthy search for MH370

The search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 will likely continue for “a long time”, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott warned Saturday, a day after voicing confidence that signals from the black box had been detected…

April 12, 2014 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International

Thai forces shoot dead seven drug suspects

Thai security forces shot dead seven suspected drug smugglers and seized hundreds of thousands of methamphetamine pills after a firefight in the Golden Triangle border region, an official said Saturday…

April 12, 2014 · 0 comments · International
Dirt lies heaped on the bank of the River Buriganga at Lalbagh in the capital as land grabbers continue to fill in open spaces for housing projects. The photo was taken 
on Friday. — Sourav Lasker

Developers flout DAP as Rajuk control fails

Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha has failed to control housing projects of registered and unregistered companies on land earmarked as flood flow zones and farmland in the detailed area plan, according to statistics and experts….

April 12, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, TOP STORIES

Tk 700 crore jute products remain unsold in jute mills

Jute products worth about Tk 700 crore remained unsold at different jute mills due to lack of foreign buyers, creating financial crisis in the jute sector, officials said.
A review meeting at the jute ministry on Wednesday estimated the financial loss due to the unsold jute products which were stockpiled at the jute mills under Bangladesh Jute Mills Corporation, they told New Age…

April 12, 2014 · 1 comment · Front Page, TOP STORIES
Fire fighters put out flames in a plastic factory at Lalbagh in Dhaka after it caught fire on Friday. 
— Sony Ramany

Four fire victims die in city

Three people who were badly burnt in a fire at Tejturibazar in the capital on Thursday died in Dhaka Medical College Hospital’s burn unit on Friday.
Another victim of the perfume warehouse fire at Chawkbazar also died in the unit on Friday raising the death toll from the April 2 blaze to three…

April 12, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, TOP STORIES

SEA BLOCK 7: Conoco unwilling to explore

The US firm ConocoPhillips has declined to sign production sharing contract with the government for oil and gas exploration in the shallow sea block 7 in the Bay of Bengal saying that it would not be financially viable.
‘Conoco has informed us it is unable to sign the contract for exploring oil and gas in the shallow sea block 7,’ energy division secretary Md Mozammel Haque Khan told New Age…

April 12, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, TOP STORIES

Rajuk fills in 2,530 acres of wetland for 2 projects

Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha, which is the custodian of the structural master plan of Dhaka, has filled in 2,530 acres of wetland earmarked as main and sub-flood flow zones in the Dhaka Metropolitan Development Plan, for two ongoing Rajuk projects…

April 12, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, TOP STORIES

Bashundhara co encroaches on retention pond

The Bashundhara Group’s real estate enterprise East West Property Development grabbed 76 per cent of the 937.22 acres, or 3.8 square kilometres, of the land earmarked in DAP as retention pond prevent flooding…

April 12, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, TOP STORIES

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