Archive for April 27th, 2014

Tofail seeks duty- and quota-free access to US market

Tofail seeks duty- and quota-free access to US market

Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed on Sunday urged the US government to provide duty- and quota-free access of Bangladeshi products to its market, aiming to increase trade and business between the two countries.

April 27, 2014 · 0 comments · National

NCC panel mayor, 4 others abducted in N’ganj

Narayanganj City Corporation (NCC) panel mayor Nazrul Islam along with his four associates was abducted by miscreants from Fatulla area of the city on Sunday.

April 27, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Shibir leader killed in gunfight with cops in Satkhira

New Age Online A local leader of Islami Chhatra Shibir was killed in a gunfight with police at Kamalnagar in the district town on Sunday. The deceased was identified as Aminul Islam, general secretary of the town unit of Shibir, the student wing of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami, UNB reported. Being tipped off that a group of Shibir men was holding a […]

April 27, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Fire at city’s Krishi Bhaban

New Age Online Krishi Bhaban in the city’s Motijheel area caught fire on Sunday afternoon. Sources at the Fire Service Control Room said the fire originated on the seventh floor of the Krishi Bhaban around 5:25pm, burning down a sofa set, UNB reported. On information, seven units of firefighters from the fire service headquarters rushed in and doused the flame […]

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President in Singapore for medical checkup

President in Singapore for medical checkup

New Age Online President Abdul Hamid arrived in Singapore Monday on a seven-day visit for undergoing medical checkup at Singapore National Eye Centre, BSS reports. Bangladesh High Commissioner to Singapore Mahbub Uz Zaman welcomed the President when he arrived at Changi International Airport this morning, according to a message received here from Singapore. Besides the eye treatment, the President will […]

April 27, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Bangladesh must have counter-attack capability: PM

Bangladesh must have counter-attack capability: PM

Terming Bangladesh a peaceful country in South Asia which never wants to attack any country, prime minister Sheikh Hasina Sunday said this nation must have the capability of carrying out counter-attacks to protect its independence and sovereignty in an adversary.

April 27, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Politics
Gold haul case: Court grants 5-day remand to Biman Bangladesh staff

Gold haul case: Court grants 5-day remand to Biman Bangladesh staff

The Chief Metropolitan Magistrate’s court on Sunday granted five-day remand to Mohammad Anis Uddin Bhuiyan, a mechanic assistant of Biman Bangladesh Airlines, in connection with Saturday’s gold haul case…

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In this picture taken Wednesday, April 23, 2014, participants of the program March for Life walk on the first ten kilometer section of their march between Sopron and Budapest in the region of Sopron, 208 kms west of Budapest, Hungary. Some 250 Germans have been joined by dozens of Hungarians on a five-day walk along the route taken by tens of thousands of Hungarian Jews who were marched to Germany and Austria as forced laborers at the end of World War II. Many of them died. - AP Photo

Abbas calls Holocaust ‘most heinous crime’

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday called the Holocaust “the most heinous crime” of modern history and expressed his sympathy for the victims, a rare acknowledgment by an Arab leader of Jewish suffering during the Nazi genocide.

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Pallabi 6 people murder case : HC confirms death sentences of 3 robbers

The High Court on Sunday confirmed death sentences of three people in the sensational case of killing six people including four housemaids at a house…

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Prosecution fails to produce witness for ongoing heat wave

The prosecution on Sunday failed to produce its 11th prosecution witness against war crimes accused ATM Azharul Islam because of what they said ‘ongoing heat wave’ across…

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Gayeshwar, Aman denied bail again

A Metropolitan Session Judge’s Court in Dhaka on Sunday rejected bail petitions filed by the senior BNP leaders Gayeshwar Chandra Roy and Amanullah Aman in a…

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Obama navigates tricky political path in Malaysia

Obama navigates tricky political path in Malaysia

US President Barack Obama paid homage to Malaysia’s moderate brand of Islam and picked his way through his hosts’ contentious politics Sunday on the latest…

April 27, 2014 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International

Student strike cripples Sust

No classes and examinations were held at Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (Sust) on Sunday as the students went on a 48-hour strike again demanding expulsion of a teacher who allegedly harassed a female…

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MERS kills Bangladeshi woman

The Saudi health ministry on Saturday announced five new deaths from the MERS coronavirus, taking the country’s death toll to 92. A statement released overnight added that 14 new…

April 27, 2014 · 0 comments · International, Middle East

South Korean PM resigns over ferry disaster

South Korea’s prime minister resigned Sunday over the sinking of a passenger ferry that left more than 300 people dead or missing, amid huge public anger over what is seen…

April 27, 2014 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International
West prepares Russia sanctions as Ukraine tensions rise

West prepares Russia sanctions as Ukraine tensions rise

The US and Europe are set to slap new sanctions on Russia as early as Monday over the crisis in Ukraine where tensions spiked over the kidnapping of a team…

2 ‘Yaba traders’ killed in Cox’s Bazar ‘gunfight’

Two alleged Yaba traders, known as close aides of controversial local MP Abdur Rahman Bodi, were killed in a gunfight between their cohorts and member of Rab and BGB near Naf river along Teknaf border area here…

April 27, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Surge in crimes worry citizens

The recent months have witnessed a surge in crime in its different forms, including killing, abduction, snatching, robbery and vehicle lifting, in the capital and elsewhere causing concern among citizens with the police and other agencies concerned…

April 27, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
105kg more gold seized at Dhaka airport

105kg more gold seized at Dhaka airport

In a major haul, the customs intelligence directorate on Saturday seized 904 gold bars weighing 105 kilograms concealed separately in toilets in a Biman Bangladesh Airlines flight after it arrived at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport from Dubai in UAE…

April 27, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

Juba League men, DSCC officials sell illegal shops

A group of Juba League leaders with the connivance of some Dhaka South City Corporation officials are making money selling shops constructed illegally in city corporation markets…

April 27, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

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