Archive for June 1st, 2014

Tension along Bangladesh-Myanmar border cooled down: FM

Foreign minister AH Mahmood Ali on Sunday said the tension along the Bangladesh-Myanmar international border has cooled down and hoped the ‘close ties’ with the neighbouring country will move forward with usual activities.

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2.4kg gold seized at Dhaka airport; 15 held

2.4kg gold seized at Dhaka airport; 15 held

Members of Airport Armed Police (AAP) recovered 22 gold bars weighing about 2.370 kgs at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on Sunday

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Restoring confidence, poor infrastructure major challenges: CPD

Restoring the investors’ confidence and addressing the ever-increasing infrastructure demand in a cost-effective manner will be major challenges for the country’s economy in the upcoming fiscal, according to a report of the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CDP), a civil society think tank.

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16 missing after Russian chopper crashes into lake

Sixteen people were missing after a helicopter believed to be carrying top regional officials and businessmen crashed into a lake in northwestern Russia, police and the emergencies ministry said Sunday.

President’s mercy challenged in HC

President’s mercy challenged in HC

A rights organisation on Sunday filed a writ petition challenging the legality of a constitutional provision under which Bangladesh’s president grants pardon to any convict.

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Lawyer seeks suo moto contempt rule on PM

A Supreme Court lawyer on Sunday prayed to the High Court for a suo moto contempt rule against prime minister Sheikh Hasina over her remarks on recent court directive to the police on arresting three former Rapid Action Battalion officials in connection with the murder of seven people in Narayanganj.

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Brokers, personal plan take them abroad, say migrants

Brokers, personal plan take them abroad, say migrants

Bangladesh’s migrant workers have cited a host of difficulties that they faced while working abroad.

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Padma Bridge, Metro Rail must be done by elected govt: Fakhrul

BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said Sunday his party wanted executions of the Padma Bridge, Metro Rail and other development projects but it must be done under an elected government…

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– New Age photo

PM for finding most qualified future leaders in army

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday directed senior officials of the army to select future leaders for promotion after evaluating their professional excellence, experience, obedience, leadership quality, discipline, and above all, their belief in the spirit of the Liberation War…

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Situation on border with Myanmar normal: Minister

State minister for home Asaduzzaman Khan said on Sunday that the recent fight between Bangladesh and Myanmar border guards was an outcome of a misunderstanding at the Naikhyangchari frontier in Bandarban….

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China denounces US, Japan for ‘provocative’ remarks

China denounces US, Japan for ‘provocative’ remarks

China on Sunday strongly denounced Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and US defence chief Chuck Hagel for making “provocative” speeches against Beijing…

June 1, 2014 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International
US soldier released by Taliban in prisoner swap

US soldier released by Taliban in prisoner swap

The lone US soldier held captive in Afghanistan was freed Saturday in exchange for five senior Taliban figures detained at Guantanamo Bay, in a dramatic deal brokered by Qatar.

6 feared dead on US mountain

Six missing US climbers were feared dead in Washington state after searchers located their equipment on Mount Rainier…

‘Terrorist’ hurt in Jessore ‘shootout’

An alleged terrorist was shot and wounded in a ‘shootout’ between his cohorts and joint force members at Bhaturia in sadar uapzila on Saturday…

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Pele’s son Edinho sentenced for money laundering

A Brazilian court has sentenced football legend Pele’s son Edinho to 33 years in prison for laundering money for drug traffickers…

Border Guard Bangladesh personnel man a stretch of the Bandarban frontiers on Saturday as deployment was reinforced in view of increased deployment on the other side of the border in Myanmar after the fire fight between the border forces on Wednesday and Friday. — New Age photo

Border deployment reinforced as tension mounts

Both Bangladesh and Myanmar reinforced deployment of border guards along the Bandarban frontiers while Myanmar’s border police on Saturday handed over the body of BGB nayek Mizanur Rahman, who was captured…

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The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, addresses a briefing at Ganabhaban on Saturday. — BSS photo

BNP illegal, not govt: PM

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Saturday rejected the questions raised by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party over the legitimacy of her present government asserting that her government was legal as more than 40 per cent…

June 1, 2014 · 1 comment · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

Exams hit by question leak allegation

Yet another allegation of question paper leak emerged on Saturday when a copy of the questions for the registration test for college teachers under the Non-Government Teachers’ Registration and Certification Authority…

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Govt wrestles with large infrastructure projects

The government is struggling to give a fillip to the implementation of big projects that are linked to infrastructure development…

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Safety programme almost flops

The authorities virtually failed to ensure traffic safety on the highways mainly due to lack of coordination and target oriented measures, said experts…

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