Archive for April 13th, 2014

25 die in Mexico bus crash

A bus burst into flames after crashing into the back of a parked trailer-truck in southeastern Mexico, killing at least 25 people and injuring four others, the Veracruz state governor said…

CEC returns home Monday after 42 days

CEC returns home Monday after 42 days

Chief Election Commissioner Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad returns home on Monday after his 42 days of vacationing in the USA, UNB reported…

April 13, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Politics
Govt won’t bow to BNP’s election demand: Hasan

Govt won’t bow to BNP’s election demand: Hasan

The government will not bow to BNP’s demand to hold an early general election, Awami League leader Dr Hasan Mahmud said on Sunday…

April 13, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Politics
Bangladesh to send progress report on ‘GSP Action Plan-2013’ April 15

Bangladesh to send progress report on ‘GSP Action Plan-2013’ April 15

Government on Sunday finalised the draft progress report in the light of the ‘GSP Action Plan-2013’ for submitting it to the United States Trade Representative (USTR) on Tuesday (April 15)…

April 13, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Joining UZ polls part of movement strategy: Fakhrul

Joining UZ polls part of movement strategy: Fakhrul

BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Sunday said BNP took part in the recently-held upazila parishad polls as part of its movement strategy to unseat the government…

April 13, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Politics
Remarkable progress in RMG industry made: Mozena

Remarkable progress in RMG industry made: Mozena

US ambassador in Dhaka Dan Mozena on Sunday said the government of Bangladesh has accomplished remarkable progress in revamping the readymade garment (RMG) industry during the last one year after the Rana Plaza collapse…

April 13, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Keep unfit vehicles off port city: Obaidul

Keep unfit vehicles off port city: Obaidul

Communications Minister Obaidul Quader Sunday instructed the officials concerned to keep the old and unfit vehicles off the traffic and put down illegal billboards in the port city within the next two months…

April 13, 2014 · 0 comments · Politics
3 railway employees suspended in Sirajganj: BR

3 railway employees suspended in Sirajganj: BR

Bangladesh Railway (BR) has suspended three railway employees including a senior station master of Ullapara Railway Station following the train accident in Sirajganj early Sunday…

April 13, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Japan orders chicken cull after bird flu outbreak in south

Japan has ordered the slaughter of some 112,000 chickens after officials confirmed Sunday bird flu infections at a poultry farm in the south.
DNA tests confirmed the H5 strain of the virus at a farm in Kumamoto prefecture that kept 56,000 birds, after its owner reported Saturday a lot of sudden deaths among his poultry, the agriculture ministry said in a statement…

April 13, 2014 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
Same Indian ‘gambler’ arrested in capital

Same Indian ‘gambler’ arrested in capital

Police detained a suspected Indian bookie, Atanu Datta from the capital’s Mirpur area Sunday morning…

April 13, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Four killed in road accidents in three districts

At least four people including a retired army official were killed while 24 others injured in separate road crashes in different districts of the country Sunday…

April 13, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Two MPs take oath

New Age Online Two members of parliament from reserved seats for women took oath at the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban in the capital Sunday, an official release said, reports BSS. Speaker of the Jatiya Sangsad Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury administered the oath of office to the MPs-Sabiha Nahar Begum, nominated by Awami League and Khorshed Ara Haq, nominated by Jatiya Party. […]

April 13, 2014 · 0 comments · Politics

Khaleda lodges petitions to terminate fund swindle cases

BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia on Sunday filed two petitions with the High Court seeking cancelation of the special judge’s court order that approved framing charges for alleged misappropriation of funds of…

April 13, 2014 · 0 comments · National
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Ramna Batamul foolproof secured for Nabo Barsho: Minister

State minister for home affairs Asaduzzaman Khan on Sunday ruled out any possibility of attacks at Ramna Batamul by any militants in the capital during the celebration of Pahela Baishakh, the first day…

April 13, 2014 · 0 comments · National

William fuels speculation of second royal baby

Royal watchers were scrutinising the duchess of Cambridge on her New Zealand tour Sunday, after husband Prince William appeared to hint a second baby is…

April 13, 2014 · 0 comments · International, Other World News
Long hunt for missing jet looms as pings go silent

Long hunt for missing jet looms as pings go silent

After a week of optimism over four underwater signals believed to be coming from the missing Malaysian plane, the sea has gone quiet and Australia’s leader is warning that the massive…

April 13, 2014 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International
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Bangladesh set to celebrate Pahela Baishakh

The nation is set to celebrate Pahela Baishakh, the Bangla New Year’s Day, on Monday amid fairs, open air concerts, colourful rallies and distribution of sweets…

April 13, 2014 · 0 comments · National
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UN chief calls for dialogue, calm over Ukraine

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday called on all sides in the Ukraine crisis to “exercise maximum restraint” and engage in dialogue to de-escalate the…

Power, water shortages as Cyclone Ita stalks Australia

Thousands of homes were without power and residents of worst-hit Cooktown were warned clean water was about to run out as cyclone Ita rolled along Australia’s Barrier…

April 13, 2014 · 0 comments · International, Other World News
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2 killed as two trains collide in Sirajganj

At least two people were killed and 25 others injured as two inter-city trains collided head-on at Ullahpra rail station in Ullahpara upazila of the district early…

April 13, 2014 · 0 comments · National

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