Archive for June, 2014

Editors’ council ask Shamim Osman to withdraw his vulgar remarks immediately

The editors’ council Monday strongly condemned the recent dirty, vulgar and abusive statements of Narayanganj lawmaker Shamim Osman, spearheading the journalists community…

June 30, 2014 · 1 comment · National

TIB accuses UGC, Ministry of illegal transaction in approving pvt varsities

The authorities of private universities have to pay a Tk 1-3 crore illegally to quarters in the Ministry of Education and the University Grants Commission (UGC) for getting the approval to set up and operate a university, according to a study by the Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB)…

June 30, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Motor vehicle strike withdrawn at Rangpur

The motor vehicle strike called by the Rangpur Motor Workers Union on June 30 is withdrawn following an assurance by the prime minister’s office that an alleged police attack on transport workers would be investigated…

June 30, 2014 · 0 comments · National

WB to lend $78.4m financing to solar home program

The government on Monday signed a loan agreement with the World Bank under which the lending agency will provide $78.4 million additional financing to further scale-up its support for the successful solar home systems (SHS) program…

June 30, 2014 · 0 comments · Business

ICT asks IGP to produce Patuakhali war crimes suspect July 3

The International Crimes Tribunal-2 Monday asked the inspector general of police (prison) to produce a Patuakhali war crimes suspect, Forkan Mallik, before it on July 3…

June 30, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Water works well for Dutch in tactical switch

Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal took advantage of the first official water break at the World Cup to switch tactics and conjure up a late win for his side over Mexico…

June 30, 2014 · 0 comments · Football, Sports

China to re-open embassy in Somalia closed in ’91

China is re-opening its embassy in Somalia some 23 years after evacuating its diplomats as the East African nation plunged into a civil war…

June 30, 2014 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International

Prosecution asked to submit formal report against Hasan by August 5

The International Crimes Tribunal -1 on Monday asked the prosecution to submit its formal report against absconding war crimes accused Syed Md Hasan alias Hasen Ali by August 5.

June 30, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Biman staff lay siege to acting MD’s office

A group of employees and union leaders of the national flag carrier Biman Bangladesh Airlines confined Biman’s acting managing director to his office at Balaka on Monday to press home their 14-point demands.

June 30, 2014 · 0 comments · National

As caliphate declared, battle continues in Iraq

Iraqi troops battled to dislodge an al Qaeda splinter group from the city of Tikrit Monday after its leader was declared caliph of a new Islamic state in lands seized this month across a swathe of Iraq and Syria…

June 30, 2014 · 0 comments · International, Middle East

Illegal consignments of cigarettes, drugs seized at Dhaka airport

The customs intelligence authorities on Monday seized a haul of illegal cigarettes and medicines worth Tk 50 lakh that was left unattended at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, customs officials said.

June 30, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Life term for formalin trade without licence

Life term for formalin trade without licence

The cabinet on Monday gave its final approval to the draft ‘Formalin Control Bill-2014’, incorporating a provision for life term imprisonment for trading formalin without licence.

June 30, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Motor workers go for wildcat strike in Rangpur

Motor workers go for wildcat strike in Rangpur

Rangpur Motor Workers Union went on an indefinite strike on Monday morning protesting policemen’s attack on two of their workers.

June 30, 2014 · 0 comments · National

CID asked to submit Rana Plaza collapse report on Aug 13

A Dhaka court on Monday asked the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to submit its probe report on Rana Plaza collapse on August 13.

June 30, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Indian prime minister Narendra Modi. REUTERS photo

Modi asks Indian space scientists to develop SAARC satellite

Indian Prime minister Narendra Modi on Monday asked the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) to develop a satellite which will serve all the SAARC nations, reported the Times of India.

June 30, 2014 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
One killed in Tangail road accident

One killed in Tangail road accident

An unknown woman was killed while 10 others injured in a road mishap on Dhaka-Tangail highway at Mirzapur upazila of Tangail district Monday morning.

June 30, 2014 · 0 comments · National
AL man chopped dead in Kushtia

AL man chopped dead in Kushtia

A local Awami League activist was chopped to death by miscreants at Gopalpur village under Mirpur upazila in Kushtia district early Monday.

June 30, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Politics

North Korea says to try two detained US citizens

North Korea said on Monday it would put two US tourists on trial for committing crimes against the state, dimming any hopes among their families that they would soon be released.

June 30, 2014 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
Costa Rica beat Greece on penalties to make it to the last eight

Costa Rica beat Greece on penalties to make it to the last eight

Costa Rica secured a place in the World Cup quarter-finals for the first time on Sunday after beating Greece 5-3 on penalties after the teams finished level at 1-1 after extra time, the Central Americans playing for almost an hour with 10 men. Costa Rica keeper Keylor Navas dived to superbly save Theofanis Gekas’s fourth penalty for the Greeks, leaving […]

June 30, 2014 · 0 comments · Football, Sports
Late Dutch show floors Mexico

Late Dutch show floors Mexico

The Netherlands scored twice in the dying minutes through Wesley Sneijder and a Klaas Jan Huntelaar penalty to move into the quarter-finals of the World Cup with a 2-1 win over Mexico on Sunday. In a match conditioned by the baking heat and humidity in Fortaleza, Giovani dos Santos looked to have Mexico on the way to their first quarter-final […]

June 30, 2014 · 0 comments · Football, Sports, TOP STORIES

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