Archive for April 19th, 2014

Work order for Padma Bridge soon: Quader

Communications minister Obaidul Quader on Saturday said the work order for construction of the Padma Multipurpose Bridge will be awarded soon to start construction work on…

April 19, 2014 · 0 comments · National

MH370 search at ‘critical juncture’: Malaysia

The effort to find missing flight MH370 is at a ‘very critical juncture’, Malaysia’s transport minister said Saturday as authorities mull whether to reassess a challenging search of the Indian Ocean seabed that…

April 19, 2014 · 0 comments · National
– New Age photo

Immediate election needed for democracy: Khaleda Zia

Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia said on Saturday an inclusive immediate election should be held for the interest of democracy…

April 19, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Drone kills 15 ‘Qaeda’, 3 civilians in Yemen

A drone strike Saturday killed 15 Al-Qaeda suspects and three civilians in Yemen’s central Baida province, a stronghold of the extremist group, a security…

April 19, 2014 · 0 comments · International, Middle East

One held with 50 lakh Indian rupees at Dhaka airport

The customs intelligence arrested a Bangladeshi national at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport Saturday morning on charges of possessing…

April 19, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Teesta March reiterates demand for just share of water

The marchers demanding rightful share of Bangladesh in the waters of the trans-boundary river Teesta reached Kishorganj of Nilphamary district…

April 19, 2014 · 1 comment · National

Two held with 53,100 fake National IDs

Police arrested two persons along with 53,100 fake national identity cards (NIDs) from the city’s Kadamtali Thana area early…

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One gunned down in Khagrachhari

Miscreants shot dead a villager while injuring a young girl at Jurgachhari area under Lakshmichhari upazila of Khagrachhari district…

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Rescuers search for Everest avalanche victims

Rescuers search for Everest avalanche victims

Rescuers searched Mount Everest for bodies Saturday as authorities ruled out hope of finding any more survivors from an avalanche that killed at least 12 Nepalese guides in the deadliest…

April 19, 2014 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
Four BGB men, smuggler hurt in Cox’s Bazar gunfight

Four BGB men, smuggler hurt in Cox’s Bazar gunfight

At least five people, including four members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB), were injured in a gunfight between BGB men and Yaba smugglers at Moulvipara in Teknaf upazila of the…

April 19, 2014 · 0 comments · National
29 rescued in Benapole while being trafficked to India

29 rescued in Benapole while being trafficked to India

Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) rescued 29 people including women and children while they were being trafficked to India through Putkhali border here…

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South Korea ferry captain arrested, divers spot bodies

Investigators on Saturday arrested the captain accused of abandoning the South Korean ferry that capsized three days ago with 476 people on board, as divers finally accessed the submerged…

April 19, 2014 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International
World, hometown hail ‘literary giant’ Garcia Marquez

World, hometown hail ‘literary giant’ Garcia Marquez

World leaders, writers and legions of fans paid tribute Friday to Nobel-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, while his homeland remembered the literary legend…

April 19, 2014 · 0 comments · International, Other World News
Dishonest loggers set up sawmill deep into the sal forest in Gazipur, felling trees and selling them illegally. 
— Sony Ramany

Illegal timber trade on in Gazipur forests

Influential people with the connivance of with some forest officials and police personnel control the illegal trade of timber and log in Bhawal Reserve Forest in Gazipur.
Five to six syndicates are on the prowl carrying out the illegal trade in sal timber and log used in manufacturing truck bodies and in piling in construction work…

April 19, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Businessman Abu Bakar Siddik and his wife Syeda Rizwana Hasan come out after giving statement at a Narayanganj court on Friday. Abu Bakar Siddik was abducted from Fatulla on Wednesday. 
— Sanaul Haque

Siddik returns, mystery remains

Abu Bakar Siddik, husband of green activist Syeda Rizwana Hasan, was freed by his abductors at Mirpur in the capital on Thursday night but the police could neither arrest the kidnappers nor dig out the motive behind his abduction at gun point in Narayanganj on Wednesday afternoon…

April 19, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies

Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel-winning Colombian author who used magical realism to tell epic stories of love, family and dictatorship in Latin America, died on Thursday at the age of 87…

April 19, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National

ALLEGED CORRUPTION IN BUYING EVMS: EC seeks relief from ACC probe

The Election Commission in a letter sought relief from Anti-Corruption Commission’s ongoing probe into alleged corruption in buying electronic voting machines from 2009 to 2012, said ACC officials.
The EC sought the relief in the name of saving its image as a constitutional body, according a copy of the letter accessed by New Age…

April 19, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

ATTACK ON UNO DURING POLLS: Police question home ministry order legality to file case

The police have questioned the legality of a home ministry’s order to take legal action against a field-level police official saying that subordinate offices do not directly function under the ministry, officials said…

April 19, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

PRY TEACHER RECRUITMENT TEST: 25 held over question leak

The police arrested 25 candidates and Chhatra League activists in Lalmonirhat in connection with the leak of question paper of the recruitment test for government primary school assistant teachers held on Friday…

April 19, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

JANUARY 5 POLLS: Over 150 candidates yet to submit return of election expenses

More than 150 candidates in the January 5 parliamentary elections are yet to submit the returns of their election expenses in violation of the electoral law.
Article 44C of the Representation of the People Order 1972 stipulates that the candidates in the parliamentary polls have to submit statements containing their election expenditures in 30 days after the publication of the gazette notification of the election results…

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