Archive for April 26th, 2014

Cabinet division website hacked

Cabinet division website hacked

The Cabinet division website (http://www.cabinet.gov.bd), has been hacked. ‘Bl@Ck Dr@GoN, Indian Hackers Online Squad’, claimed that it hacked the site…

April 26, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Letter written aboard the Titanic to be auctioned

Letter written aboard the Titanic to be auctioned

In April 1912, Esther Hart wrote home about her journey to a new life. “The sailors say we have had a wonderful passage up to now,” said Hart, a passenger on the Titanic.

April 26, 2014 · 0 comments · Other World News

Palestinians will never recognise Israel as ‘Jewish state’: Abbas

Palestinians will never recognise Israel as the “Jewish state,” president Mahmud Abbas said Saturday, as his leadership convened to chart a course of action after Israel halted peace talks.

April 26, 2014 · 0 comments · International, Other World News
904 kilos gold at Dhaka airport recovered

904 kilos gold at Dhaka airport recovered

Customs Intelligence Directorate on Saturday recovered 936 gold bars weighing around 106 kilograms from inside a lavatory of Bangladesh Airlines flight at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, officials said.

April 26, 2014 · 2 comments · National
Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir. -- New Age file photo

BNP to stage demo April 28, mass hunger strike May 4

Bangladesh Nationalist Party will stage countrywide demonstration on April 28 and observe a mass hunger strike programme on May 4 protesting what it said filing false cases against the party leaders and activists including Khaleda Zia and Tarique Rahman.

April 26, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Implement political decisions: PM to SAARC states

Implement political decisions: PM to SAARC states

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday emphasised on the sincere efforts of the top administrative officials of the SAARC member states to implement the political decisions of their respective governments.

April 26, 2014 · 0 comments · National
– New Age file photo

USA’s nose indecent on Bangladesh issues: Muhith

Finance minister AMA Muhith on Saturday said the US paying attention to too many issues of the country though the amount of the US aid is ‘very poor.’

April 26, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Politics
Commonwealth happy over political stability in Bangladesh: Sharma

Commonwealth happy over political stability in Bangladesh: Sharma

Commonwealth Secretary General Kamalesh Sharma has expressed satisfaction over the post-election peaceful political environment in Bangladesh, saying they do not want to see any form of violence in Bangladesh.

April 26, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Sylhet city mayor Arif hospitalised

Sylhet City Corporation Mayor Ariful Haque Chowdhury was admitted to United Hospital in the capital on Saturday. Family sources said on Friday.

April 26, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Mob lynches 3 robbery suspects in Gazipur

Mob lynches 3 robbery suspects in Gazipur

Three suspected robbers were killed in a lynch-mob attack at Shohadia village in Sripur upazila early Saturday. Of the deceased, one was identified as Nurul Islam, 27, a resident of the village while the identity of the others could not be known immediately…

April 26, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Obama lashes North Korea as ‘pariah state’

Obama lashes North Korea as ‘pariah state’

North Korea is a “pariah state” whose heavily militarised border with the South marks “freedom’s frontier”, US President Barack Obama told American troops in Seoul on Saturday.

April 26, 2014 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International
A woman prays as she pays tribute at a temporary group memorial altar for victims of capsized passenger ship Sewol, in Ansan April 26, 2014. The Sewol ferry sank on April 16 on a routine trip south from the port of Incheon to the traditional holiday island of Jeju. More than 300 people, most of them students and teachers from one high school on a field trip, have died or are missing and presumed dead. - Reuters

Body recovery from sunken South Korean ferry suspended

Concerns are growing among anguished families that the bodies of those who died in the sinking of a South Korean ferry may never be found, as search teams suspended work Saturday because of bad weather.

April 26, 2014 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International

G7 to impose new sanctions on Russia

The Group of Seven rich countries agreed Saturday to impose new sanctions on Russia over the crisis in Ukraine, after Kiev accused Moscow of seeking to trigger a “third world war”.

April 26, 2014 · 0 comments · International, Other World News
Obama intends to induct first Bangladeshi into advisory commission

Obama intends to induct first Bangladeshi into advisory commission

President Barack Obama has announced his intent to appoint Dr. N. Nina Ahmad as the first Bangladeshi to his 14-member Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs).

Bomb kills three policemen in Thai south

Three police officers were killed and 20 people wounded in a bomb attack near a fishing competition in Thailand’s insurgency-ridden deep south, officials said Saturday.

April 26, 2014 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International
Abducted Juba Dal leader found dead in Lakshmipur

Abducted Juba Dal leader found dead in Lakshmipur

A local Juba Dal leader who was allegedly abducted by some unidentified people from the capital’s Uttara on Thursday night found dead at Basurhat in Lakshmipur Sadar upazila on Saturday.

April 26, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Politics

POWER GENERATION: Capacity more than demand fails to ease suffering

The government fails meet the power demand for 8,000MW even with a combined installed capacity of more than 10,000MW because of technical glitches and the shortage of gas supply to power stations, officials said…

April 26, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
A local Awami League leader has illegally raised tin-shed structures inside Juddhahata Muktijoddha Complex near the zoo at Mirpur in the capital. The photo was taken on Friday. — Sony Ramany

AL leader occupies land meant for freedom fighters

A local Awami League leader has illegally erected about 200 tin-shed houses inside Juddhahata Muktijoddha Complex, a complex meant for freedom fighters who were wounded in the independence war, near the zoo at Mirpur in the capital…

April 26, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

Govt lacks political will to protect workers: US senator

US senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), chairman of the senate foreign relations committee, has said the Bangladesh government, while making progress in the registration of new unions, still lacks the ‘institutional capacity and political will’ to protect the workers…

April 26, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

Toll policy to come into effect on July 1

The Toll Policy 2014, framed on March 24, will come into force on July 1 stopping authorities to charge tolls from vehicles for using 13 bridges as the bridges are short of 200 metres.
The government on April 15 issued a gazette notification to this effect…

April 26, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

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