Archive for April 15th, 2014

Cooperatives swindle Tk 9,070cr: TIB

Cooperatives swindle Tk 9,070cr: TIB

tib-400pxAround Tk 9,070 crore of investors money was swindled out by cooperatives and money-lending organisations over the last one year, says a new study of the Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB)…

April 15, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Progress report on RMG action plan sent to USTR, says Tofail

Progress report on RMG action plan sent to USTR, says Tofail

The government has sent a progress report on ‘Bangladesh Action Plan 2013’ to the office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) where Bangladesh assured the US of fulfilling the remaining conditions soon to get back GSP, commerce minister Tofail Ahmed said on Tuesday…

April 15, 2014 · 0 comments · Politics
Seven cops among 20 hurt in Gaibandha triangular clash

Seven cops among 20 hurt in Gaibandha triangular clash

At least 20 people, including seven cops, were injured in a triangular clash involving activists of Awami League and BNP-Jamaat and police in Gobindaganj upazila on Tuesday…

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Ensure overall security at Dhaka airport: Minister

Ensure overall security at Dhaka airport: Minister

Civil aviation and tourism minister Rashed Khan Menon on Tuesday asked all concerned to ensure overall security as well as improving the services at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport.

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Islamists abduct ‘many’ schoolgirls in Nigeria: official

Heavily armed Islamist gunmen kidnapped a group of girls from a secondary school in northeast Nigeria’s Borno state and torched the surrounding town, a local official and a witness told…

April 15, 2014 · 0 comments · Other World News
CEC joins office after 43 days

CEC joins office after 43 days

Chief election commissioner Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad joined office on Tuesday after 43 days of stay in the United States, UNB reported.
He returned home on Monday…

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Jordan ambassador to Libya kidnapped

Hooded men travelling in two cars on Tuesday abducted the Jordanian ambassador to Tripoli, Fawaz Aitan, the Libyan foreign ministry said.
“The Jordanian ambassador was kidnapped this morning. His convoy was attacked by a group of hooded men on board two civilian cars,” ministry spokesman Said Lassoued told AFP.

April 15, 2014 · 0 comments · International, Middle East
One modern museum, another natural historical to be set up: PM

One modern museum, another natural historical to be set up: PM

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday said a natural historical museum and another most modern museum would be built in the country.
The prime minister said this when a four-member delegation of Bangladesh National Museum, led by cultural affairs minister Asaduzzaman Noor, met her at her office in the morning…

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HC issues contempt notice on incumbent, former industries secretaries

The High Court on Tuesday issued notice on 14 people, including the incumbent and seven former industries secretaries, asking them to explain in two weeks why they would not be charged with contempt of court for defying its directive to relocate Hazaribagh tanneries…

April 15, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Minister plans drives to deter HWY accidents

Minister plans drives to deter HWY accidents

Communications Minister Obaidul Quader on Tuesday said his ministry will run coordinated drives on the highways across the country from next month to mitigate traffic congestions…

April 15, 2014 · 0 comments · National
World Economic Forum pledges safe Nigeria meet after attack

World Economic Forum pledges safe Nigeria meet after attack

The World Economic Forum on Tuesday said its Africa summit will be held in Nigeria’s capital next month despite a bomb attack on the outskirts of the city that killed at least…

In this photograph taken on April 25, 2013, Bangladeshi volunteers and rescue workers gather at the scene after the Rana Plaza complex collapsed in Savar, on the outskirts of Dhaka.  The owner of a nine-storey building that collapsed and killed 1,135 Bangladeshi garment workers in April last year is to face murder charges, police said on April 15, 2014. Sohel Rana, the owner of the Rana Plaza factory complex on the outskirts of the capital Dhaka, was one of around 40 people who would be charged in connection with the disaster, lead investigator Bijoy Krishna Kar said. – AFP photo

Owner of collapsed Bangladesh factory faces murder charges

The owner of a nine-storey building that collapsed and killed 1,135 Bangladeshi garment workers in April last year is to face murder charges…

April 15, 2014 · 0 comments · National
SC concludes appeal hearing of Sayedee’s death sentence

SC concludes appeal hearing of Sayedee’s death sentence

The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Tuesday concluded hearing on the appeal against the International Crimes Tribunal -1 verdict that had sentenced Jamaat-e-Islami leader Delwar Hossain Sayedee to death…

April 15, 2014 · 0 comments · National
40 inmates fall sick due to food poisoning in Bagerhat jail

40 inmates fall sick due to food poisoning in Bagerhat jail

Some 40 prisoners of Bagerhat district jail fell sick on Tuesday morning due to food poisoning after they feasted Monday on the occasion of Nabo Barsho, the first day of the Bangla calendar…

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DGFI personnel, woman killed in train crushes in Rajshahi, Bogra

DGFI personnel, woman killed in train crushes in Rajshahi, Bogra

A DGFI personnel was crushed by a train in Kodomtala railway crossing under Boalia Police Station in Rajshahi city yesterday afternoon…

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India top court recognises transgenders as ‘third gender’

India top court recognises transgenders as ‘third gender’

India’s highest court on Tuesday recognised the existence of a third gender that is neither male nor female, in a landmark judgement hailed by transgender…

April 15, 2014 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
BIRDEM doctors go on work abstention

BIRDEM doctors go on work abstention

Doctors of the Bangladesh Institute of Research and Rehabilitation for Diabetes, Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders (BIRDEM), went on a work abstention programme this morning, protesting an assault…

April 15, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Charge sheet of Milky murder case submitted to court

Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) on Tuesday pressed the charge sheet in the much talked-about Juba League leader…

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Obama urges Putin to rein in Ukraine insurgents

US president Barack Obama urged Russian leader Vladimir Putin in a phone call Monday to press pro-Moscow groups to lay down their arms in Ukraine, as the Kiev government sought UN help to tackle…

Mini-sub tries again after first search for MH370 aborted

Mini-sub tries again after first search for MH370 aborted

A mini-sub hunting for Malaysian jet MH370 prepared to make a second mission to the remote Indian Ocean seabed Tuesday after aborting its first search as it encountered water deeper than its…

April 15, 2014 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International

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