Archive for April 18th, 2014

In this photograph taken from an aircraft on April 3, 2013, an aerial view of Mount Everest (C) and The Himalayan mountain range, some 140kms (87 miles) north-east of Kathmandu can been seen. At least 12 Nepalese climbing guides have been killed and five others are missing after an avalanche struck Mount Everest early April 18, 2014, officials said, in the worst accident to hit the world's highest peak. - AFP photo

12 killed in worst-ever Everest accident

At least 12 Nepalese guides preparing routes up Mount Everest for commercial climbers were killed Friday by an avalanche in the most deadly mountaineering accident ever on the world’s highest peak, officials and rescuers say.

April 18, 2014 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
Boats overloaded with Christian devotees participate in a boat procession in the waters of Larantuka, East Nusa Tenggara province, eastern indonesian island of Flores, on April 18, 2014. Seven people died including three children when a boat carrying dozens of Christian worshippers celebrating Easter sank on April 18 off eastern Indonesia, police said. - AFP photo

Seven killed in Indonesia boat accident

Seven people died including three children when a boat carrying dozens of Christian worshippers celebrating Easter sank Friday off eastern Indonesia, police said…

April 18, 2014 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International
Hasan Mahmud

Anarchy won’t be tolerated in the name of long march: Hasan

Awami League publicity and publication secretary Hasan Mahmud on Friday said no one would be allowed to create anarchy towards Teesta Barrage in Nilphamari district in the name of ‘long march’ to be arranged by the BNP-led alliance on April 22…

April 18, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Politics
Gazipur gas line fire victim dies at DMCH

Gazipur gas line fire victim dies at DMCH

A man, who suffered burn injuries in a fire incident, caused by gas pipeline explosion at Sreepur, died at Dhaka Medical College and Hospital on Friday morning…

April 18, 2014 · 0 comments · National
One shot by BSF in Kurigram

One shot by BSF in Kurigram

A Bangladeshi cattle trader was shot and wounded by Indian Border Security Force (BSF) members along Korla border in Phulbari upazila early Friday

April 18, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Siddique freed but mystery remains unresolved

Siddique freed but mystery remains unresolved

Businessman Abu Bakar Siddique, husband of green activist Rizwana Hasan, was freed by the abductors 35 hours after his abduction but neither the abductors could be traced nor the motive behind his abduction could be debunked till Friday afternoon

April 18, 2014 · 1 comment · National

CPB-BSD Left Alliance’s ‘Teesta March’ enters 2nd day

The alliance of Communist Party of Bangladesh (CPB) and Bangladesher Samajtantrik Dal (BSD) has started their second day ‘Teesta march’ towards Bogra after holding a rally in Sirajganj on Friday…

April 18, 2014 · 0 comments · National
People read a book by Colombian 1982 Nobel Prize in Literature laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez in front of the funeral parlour in Mexico City on April 17, 2014. Garcia Marquez, the author of ‘One Hundred Years of Solitude,’ passed away on Thursday at his home with his wife and two sons by his side. - AFP photo

Garcia Marquez, godfather of magic realism, dies

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel-winning Colombian author whose “magical realism” told epic stories of love, family and dictatorship in Latin America, died Thursday at the age of 87.

April 18, 2014 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas
No trace of Abu Bakar yet

No trace of Abu Bakar yet

The police investigating the abduction of Abu Bakar Siddik, husband of internationally acclaimed green activist Syeda Rizwana Hasan, in Narayanganj on Wednesday could not trace him till Thursday evening…

April 18, 2014 · 1 comment · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
CPB, SPB begin Teesta march

CPB, SPB begin Teesta march

Leaders and activists of the Communist Party of Bangladesh and the Socialist Party of Bangladesh started its three-day march towards Teesta on Thursday demanding Bangladesh’s due share of the Teesta water and in protest at the ‘subservient foreign policy’ of the Awami League-led government…

April 18, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Citizens demand rescue of Abu Bakar

Citizens demand rescue of Abu Bakar

A cross-section of people, including journalists, lawyers, academics and right activists, on Thursday expressed concern about the abduction of Abu Bakar Siddik, husband of green activist Syeda Rizwana Hasan, and demanded his immediate rescue…

April 18, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

WAR CRIMES TRIAL: Khokon verdict any day

The International Crimes Tribunal-1 on Sunday announced it would deliver the verdict in the war crimes case against absconding war crime accused and Faridpur local BNP leader Zahid Hossain Khokon alias Khokon later…

April 18, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

BNP plans issue-based movement

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party would now carry out movement focused on issues mainly of public interests to garner support for an early general election under a neutral government, the party leaders have said…

April 18, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Fakhrul asks party men to avenge Ilias’s abduction

Fakhrul asks party men to avenge Ilias’s abduction

The acting BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Thursday asked party activists to ‘avenge the disappearance’ of Ilias Ali as it was a question of survival of the party…

April 18, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Stable future of B’desh at risk sans political inclusion: US

Stable future of B’desh at risk sans political inclusion: US

US assistant secretary of state for South and Central Asian affairs Nisha Desai Biswal has said Washington continues to press for greater political inclusion in Bangladesh without which a more stable and prosperous future will be at risk…

April 18, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

ICT initiates contempt proceedings against Bergman

International Crimes Tribunal 2 on Thursday initiated contempt proceedings against journalist David Bergman for his comments in three postings on his blog…

April 18, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National

Govt seizes property of Rana Plaza owner

The government has seized properties belonging to the owner of a building that collapsed and killed 1,138 garment workers, the worst industrial disaster in the country’s history, an official said on Thursday…

April 18, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National

India passes halfway mark in election

India called a quarter of its 815 million voters to polls on Thursday, the biggest day of its staggered election, in areas ranging from Himalayan passes to a southern IT hub and western sugarcane farms…

April 18, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National

Govt distributes 100 tonnes of NERICA rice seed

The government distributed about 100 tonnes of controversial NERICA rice seeds among farmers for sowing during the aus season.
Experts expressed doubts about the publicity given by vested quarters that the high yielding seeds from Africa could produce better results…

April 18, 2014 · 0 comments · National

RAW NETTING PAK AGENT IN DHAKA: Govt rejects media report

The government on Thursday rejected media report on the Indian intelligence agency Research and Analysis Wing capturing a Pakistani Inter-Services Intelligence person from Dhaka…

April 18, 2014 · 0 comments · National

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