Archive for April 23rd, 2014

Mitford interns call off strike

Mitford interns call off strike

Interns at Sir Salimullah Medical College and Mitford Hospital called off their strike on Wednesday night…

April 23, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Development plans should be based on public interests: PM

Development plans should be based on public interests: PM

Criticising the mindset of ministers and lawmakers in undertaking development programmes prioritising their respective areas or homes, prime minister Sheikh Hasina said development plans should be taken considering the highest benefit of the common people at the low cost

April 23, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Fire at Bengal Group warehouse in city

A warehouse of Bengal Group caught fire in the city’s Tejgaon Industrial area on Wednesday…

April 23, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Pakistan ministry demands Geo television shutdown

Pakistan’s defence ministry has asked for the country’s top-rating television channel to be shut down after it broadcast allegations blaming an intelligence agency for shooting a leading journalist, officials said Wednesday…

April 23, 2014 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
Stern actions against destructive campaigners: PMO

Stern actions against destructive campaigners: PMO

The Prime Minister Office (PMO) on Wednesday warned that if anyone was found conducting negative propaganda against Bangladesh’s apparel industry, the government would take stern actions against him or her as per the existing laws…

April 23, 2014 · 1 comment · National, Politics
BNP staged drama in name of Teesta Long March: Hanif

BNP staged drama in name of Teesta Long March: Hanif

Acting general secretary of the ruling Awami League Mahbub-ul-Alam Hanif on Wednesday said that BNP staged a drama in the name of long march towards the river Teesta…

April 23, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Politics
BNP demands 10,000 cusec Teesta water; concludes long march

BNP demands 10,000 cusec Teesta water; concludes long march

Urging neighbouring India to ensure 10,000 cusec water to Bangladesh from the Teesta River to maintain good relations between the two countries, BNP on Wednesday concluded its two-day long…

April 23, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Politics
HC clears way to Khaleda’s trial in two graft cases

HC clears way to Khaleda’s trial in two graft cases

The High Court on Wednesday summarily rejected the two petitions filed by Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia seeking cancellation of the orders of her recent indictment…

April 23, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Investigation into Rana’s illegal wealth almost done: ACC

The investigation into the allegation of illegal wealth amassed by Rana Plaza owner Sohel Rana has almost been done, Anti-Corruption Corruption secretary…

April 23, 2014 · 0 comments · National

HC puts lid on English medium schools’ fees

The High Court on Wednesday directed the education secretary to put a lid on the English Medium schools’ authorities for next three months so that those institutions do not charge their students…

April 23, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Another case filed against Hall-Mark MD, Chairman

Sonali Bank on Wednesday lodged another case against Hall-Mark Group managing director Tanvir Mahmud and its chairman Jesmin Islam accusing them…

April 23, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Cancellations on Everest amid talks to save climbing season

Another major mountaineering company has abandoned its Everest expedition after a deadly avalanche killed 16 Nepalese guides last week as the government battled Wednesday to save…

April 23, 2014 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International
Dhaka-Mawa Highway blockade withdrawn after 3 hrs

Dhaka-Mawa Highway blockade withdrawn after 3 hrs

Residents of two unions in Keraniganj upazila on Wednesday morning withdrew their blockade on the Dhaka-Mawa Highway that was organized to protest a move to acquire their land for a housing…

April 23, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Palestinians renew unity bid as Israel talks stall

Palestinians renew unity bid as Israel talks stall

The Palestinians met Tuesday to relaunch efforts to reconcile their rival leaderships in the West Bank and Gaza Strip as US-brokered peace talks with Israel teetered…

April 23, 2014 · 0 comments · International

Extremist killed in Jessore ‘shootout’

An alleged terrorist was killed in a ‘gunfight’ with police at Shankarpasha crematory under Abhaynagar upazila of Jessore…

April 23, 2014 · 0 comments · National
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Teesta flow fell to 1,242 cusecs Wednesday

The Teesta flow in Bangladesh declined to 1,242 cusecs Wednesday at Dalia point after reaching a sudden peak of 3,000 cusecs yesterday, Water Development Board…

April 23, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Rana Plaza victims urgently need assistance: HRW

New York-based international human rights organization, Human Rights Watch, on April 23 said survivors of the Rana Plaza building collapse one year ago in Bangladesh are still suffering…

April 23, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Ukraine relaunches anti-rebel operation after Biden leaves

Ukraine relaunched military operations against pro-Kremlin separatists late Tuesday, hours after US vice president Joe Biden ended a two-day visit to Kiev in which he warned Russia over its actions…

Otobi factory at Savar catches fire; 30 injured

At least 30 people were injured when an Otobi Furniture factory in Akran area of the upazila caught fire on Tuesday…

April 23, 2014 · 0 comments · National
A file photo shows Rana Plaza collapse survivors receiving treatment at Enam Medical College Hospital at Savar. 
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ONE YEAR AFTER RANA PLAZA TRAGEDY-III : Compensation still eludes victims

One year after the Rana Plaza building collapse, the families of the deceased and injured workers are still waiting for long-term compensation. Families of the deceased and injured workers were suffering hardship being uncertain…

April 23, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

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