Archive for April 24th, 2014

Survival is Saudi key word

Internally and externally, the kingdom overconfidently seems intent on creating more enemies, neutralising none, alienating world and regional powers, mainstream Sunni, Shiite, liberal, pan-Arab and leftist forces, wrecking regional…

April 24, 2014 · 0 comments · Editorial
Slow progress in compensating Rana Plaza victims annoys ILO

Slow progress in compensating Rana Plaza victims annoys ILO

A top official of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) on Thursday expressed displeasure over the slow progress in compensating the Rana Plaza victims saying it will be a ‘shame’ for all the stakeholders…

April 24, 2014 · 0 comments · National

1,000 ‘war-time’ bullets found in Ctg

Around 1,000 bullets and two grenades, believed to be hidden during the Liberation War in 1971, were found during earth piling in the city’s Halishahar area on Thursday afternoon…

April 24, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Poor power supply irks Muhith

Poor power supply irks Muhith

Voicing his annoyance against the power ministry, finance minister AMA Muhith on Thursday said it cannot be accepted that the demand for 6600 MW of power cannot be met with the increased production capacity of 11,000 MW…

April 24, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Home minister Asaduzzaman Khan

Police buy time for an accurate Rana Plaza charge sheet: Asaduzzaman Khan

State minister for home Asaduzzaman Khan on Thursday said police was buying time to prepare an ‘accurate’ charge sheet on the collapse of the Rana Plaza that killed 1,135 apparel workers a year ago…

April 24, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Car bomb kills eight in central Iraq

A car bomb exploded at a police checkpoint south of Baghdad on Thursday, killing eight people, as Iraq struggles with daily violence ahead of an…

April 24, 2014 · 0 comments · International

PM stresses proper resource utilisation in Saarc region

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday stressed the need for proper utilisation of resources in the Saarc region for the overall development of its…

April 24, 2014 · 0 comments · National
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Dhanmondi playground opens to public

Dhaka South City Corporation on Thursday opened the Dhanmondi playground to the public. DCC installed two signboards in Dhanmondi playground that read the pitch is owned by…

April 24, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Factory closure not good practice: Muhith

Finance minister AMA Muhith on Thursday said closing down the factories on ground of safety issues is not a good practice. ‘Some alternative must be…

April 24, 2014 · 0 comments · National
In this photograph taken on April 23, 2014, Bangladeshi garment worker Reshma Akter, who rescued after 17 days from the rubble of the collapsed Rana Plaza building, poses for a photograph during a interview with AFP at her sister's house in Saver on the outskirts of Dhaka. Reshma Akhter, 19, was a rare bright spot in the Rana Plaza catastrophe on the outskirts of the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka on April 24, 2013, that left 1,138 dead and more than 2,000 injured. She was the "miracle" seamstress, plucked from the rubble of the world's worst garment factory disaster 17 days after her factory collapsed. One year on, she has married and found a new job. – AFP photo

Bangladesh’s ‘miracle’ survivor marries and builds new life

She was the “miracle” seamstress, plucked from the rubble of the world’s worst garment factory disaster 17 days after the building collapse. One year on, she has married…

April 24, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Bangladeshi detained at Thakurgaon border

The Border Security Force of India detained a Bangladeshi national from Mondumala frontier of Baliadangi upazila in Thakurgaon district on…

April 24, 2014 · 0 comments · National

US actress Jodie Foster marries girlfriend

Two-time Oscar winner Jodie Foster has married her girlfriend Alexandra Hedison, a spokeswoman for the veteran US actress told…

April 24, 2014 · 0 comments · International
Searchers face tough choices in hunt for MH370

Searchers face tough choices in hunt for MH370

Searchers for missing Flight MH370 face tough choices on how to proceed after almost seven fruitless weeks, with only a fraction of a deep-sea zone…

April 24, 2014 · 0 comments · International

208 hajj agencies penalised for deceiving pilgrims

The government has taken punitive actions against 208 hajj agencies, out of 628, who sent pilgrims to Saudi Arabia last year and deceived them in various…

April 24, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Bangladesh factory tragedy boosts ‘Made in NYC’ campaign

With one hand on a sewing machine and the other on a pair of gray pants, May was a picture of concentration as she carefully stitched the outline…

April 24, 2014 · 0 comments · International

6.6 earthquake strikes off Canada’s Vancouver island

An earthquake measuring 6.6 struck late Wednesday off Canada’s Vancouver island in the Pacific, the US Geological Survey said. There were no initial…

April 24, 2014 · 0 comments · International

35 rescued from traffickers on Putkhali border; 5 Indians held

Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) rescued 35 people while being trafficked to India while the border force arrested five Indian nationals on the Putkhali border here…

April 24, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Four dead in Nairobi car bomb explosion

Four dead in Nairobi car bomb explosion

At least four people, including two policemen, were killed on Wednesday when a car bomb exploded outside a police station in Nairobi near a major Somali…

April 24, 2014 · 0 comments · International
A disabled Indian man comes out of a polling booth after casting his vote in Alwar, Rajasthan on April 24, 2014. India's 814-million-strong electorate is voting in the world's biggest election which is set to sweep the Hindu nationalist opposition to power at a time of low growth, anger about corruption and warnings about religious unrest. – AFP photo

Sixth phase of LS polls underway

Polling for the sixth phase of the Lok Sabha election, in 117 constituencies in 11 States and one Union Territory, started on a brisk note on Thursday across…

April 24, 2014 · 0 comments · International

Truck kills 2 in city

Two people were killed and three others injured when a truck rammed into a CNG-run auto-rickshaw at Paltan intersection in the city early…

April 24, 2014 · 0 comments · National

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