Archive for April 29th, 2014

Malaysia to build 22,000 apartments, 13-km flyover

Malaysia will construct a 13- km flyover and 22,000 apartments in the capital to help Bangladesh government ease Dhaka’s notorious traffic jam as well as housing problems of city dwellers, BSS reports…

April 29, 2014 · 0 comments · International

Yemen clash kills 15 soldiers, 12 ‘Qaeda’

A suspected Al-Qaeda ambush against a Yemeni army convoy joining a new offensive in the south triggered a gunbattle Tuesday that killed 15 soldiers and 12 militants, medical and tribal sources said…

April 29, 2014 · 0 comments · International
Growing repressive acts only to hasten govt fall: BNP

Growing repressive acts only to hasten govt fall: BNP

BNP vice-chairman Abdullah Al Noman on Tuesday warned that the government’s ‘growing repressive acts’ cannot suppress their movement as it will only hasten the Awami League regime’s fall.

April 29, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Two ‘robbers’ killed in Sundarbans ‘gunfight’

Two alleged forest robbers were killed in a gunfight between their cohorts and Rapid Action Battalion members at Pashur Channel area in the Sundarbans under Mongla upazila in Bagerhat on Tuesday

April 29, 2014 · 0 comments · National

ECNEC okays 4 projects worth Tk 2,590cr

New Age Online The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) on Tuesday approved the ‘Enhancement of Capacity of Grid Substations and Transmission Line for Rural Electrification’ project costing TK 1,332.68 crore to improve rural power supply system in five divisions, UNB reported. The approval came from the ECNEC meeting held at the NEC conference room in city’s Sher-e-Bangla […]

April 29, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Load-shedding sometimes good: Tawfiq-e-Elahi

Load-shedding sometimes good: Tawfiq-e-Elahi

Prime minister’s energy adviser Dr Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury on Tuesday urged all to have patience to see development in the power sector saying that sometimes a bit of load-shedding is good, or else, people will forget the progress achieved in electricity generation

April 29, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Govt asked to implement HC order on use of Bangla by May 15

Govt asked to implement HC order on use of Bangla by May 15

The High Court on Tuesday directed the six secretaries of the government to implement by May 15 a High Court directive to stop the use of English language in all advertisements and nameplates.

April 29, 2014 · 0 comments · National
PM seeks German support for BD’s development

PM seeks German support for BD’s development

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday sought cooperation from German government, its people and political leaders as in the past to expedite her government’s relentless efforts to ensure a better life for its people.

April 29, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Japan PM heads to Europe for trade, security talks

Japan PM heads to Europe for trade, security talks

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe left Tuesday for a six-nation European tour, hoping to make progress on trade and security talks at a time when powerful neighbour China is flexing its muscles.

April 29, 2014 · 0 comments · National
HC grants bail to Aman

HC grants bail to Aman

Feels uncomfortable in case of Gayeshwar New Age Online The High Court on Tuesday granted six months bail to BNP leader Amanullah Aman but felt embarrassed to entertain the bail petition of another leader, Gayeshwar Chandra Roy in the case filed against them in connection with the killing of an activist of Islami Chhatra Shibir during the BNP’s ‘march for […]

April 29, 2014 · 0 comments · National
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RU BCL leader’s leg chopped off

New Age Online The left leg of a leader of Rajshahi University unit Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) was chopped off in an attack by miscreants on the university campus on Tuesday morning, reports UNB. The attackers also cut off the tendons of hands and legs of another BCL leader. The injured were identified as Saleh M Togor, student affairs secretary […]

April 29, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Israeli soldiers take position during clashes with Palestinian protesters (unseen) following a weekly demonstration against the expansion of settlements in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, on April 25, 2014 in the village of Nabi Saleh, near Ramallah. Israel and the Palestinians were back to square one in the peace process after the Jewish state torpedoed US-sponsored talks in response to a Fatah-Hamas reconciliation deal. - AFP photo

Israel okayed nearly 14,000 settler homes during talks: NGO

Israel approved plans for nearly 14,000 new settler homes during the nine months of peace talks with the Palestinians, an Israeli settlement watchdog said Tuesday as the negotiation period formally ended.

April 29, 2014 · 0 comments · International, Middle East

Russia assures US it won’t invade Ukraine

Moscow has assured Washington it will not invade Ukraine, the US Defense Department said after the United States and Europe imposed fresh sanctions on Russia over its role in the former Soviet republic.

2 killed in Gazipur road crash

2 killed in Gazipur road crash

Two people, including a child, were killed and 11 others injured in a head-on collision between a covered van and a human hauler (Leguna) on Dhaka-Mymensingh Highway in Gazipur Tuesday morning, reports UNB.

April 29, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Jamaat man killed in Satkhira ‘gunfight’

Jamaat man killed in Satkhira ‘gunfight’

An activist of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami was killed in a ‘gunfight’ with police at Kewratala village in Debhata upazila early Tuesday, reports UNB.

April 29, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Storms kill 16 in 4 districts

At least 16 people, four of them of one family, were killed and over 130 others injured by storms that lashed four districts Sunday night…

April 29, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
US-BANGLADESH FIRST TICFA MEETING : US reluctant to give duty-free market access, reinstate GSP

US-BANGLADESH FIRST TICFA MEETING : US reluctant to give duty-free market access, reinstate GSP

Nazmul Ahsan The U.S. has shown no interest in providing duty-free market access for Bangladesh’s apparel products at the first Ticfa meeting and asked the government to fully implement the USTR’s action plan to see the suspended GSP reinstated, meeting sources said. On the other hand, Bangladesh’s delegation at the talks expressed its rigidity on forming two committees on labour […]

April 29, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Several city areas face water crisis

Several city areas face water crisis

Residents in several areas in the capital have been facing acute water crisis.
Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority, the city’s lone water utility, blamed frequent load shedding…

April 29, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

Train derails on Bangabandhu Bridge

Rail communications between Dhaka and the country’s northern and south-western districts resumed after a 16-hour disruption as Dinajpur-bound Drutajan Express train derailed because on the Bangabandhu Bridge on Sunday night…

April 29, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

Cabinet okays draft metro rail bill

The cabinet on Monday approved in principle the draft of Metro Rail Bill 2014 stipulating acquisition of land for the operation of metro rail service initially in Dhaka city by a state-owned company…

April 29, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

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