Archive for June 4th, 2014

Hi-tech parks to be set up in every district: PM

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said the government will set up high-tech parks in every district in phases for flourishing information technology at every corner of the country

June 4, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Top court rejects bail plea of Indian tycoon Subrata Roy

Top court rejects bail plea of Indian tycoon Subrata Roy

India’s Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by an Indian tycoon accused of a multibillion dollar fraud to be released from jail and allowed house arrest.

June 4, 2014 · 2 comments · International, South Asia

SC attention drawn to PM, law minister’s comments

President of the Supreme Court Bar Association Khandker Mahbub Hossain on Wednesday brought to the notice of the Supreme Court the comments of prime minister Sheikh Hasina and law minister Anisul Huq about the judiciary

June 4, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Govt plans 500 technical centers across Bangladesh: Minister

Govt plans 500 technical centers across Bangladesh: Minister

Expatriates’ welfare and overseas employment minister Khandker Mosharraf Hossain said Wednesday the government plans to set up a total of 500 technical training centers, one in each upazila across the country.

June 4, 2014 · 0 comments · National

UAE coronavirus death toll rises to 10: minister

The MERS coronavirus has killed 10 people and infected 68 in the United Arab Emirates since March 2013, the health minister said in comments published by local media on Wednesday…

June 4, 2014 · 0 comments · International, Middle East

More arms-ammo seized in Habiganj forest

Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) recovered four more machine guns, eight rounds of bullets of rocket launcher and huge amount of shells from the bordering Satchhari forest at Chunarughat in Habiganj on the second consecutive…

June 4, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Students besiege BU VC

Agitating students of Barisal University besieged their vice chancellor in his office and locked administrative section of the temporary campus in Barisal Zila School premises at around 11:00 am…

June 4, 2014 · 0 comments · National

US looks forward to working with Egypt’s al-Sisi

The United States said Wednesday it looks forward to working with the new government of Egyptian president-elect Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, urging him to carry out human rights reforms…

Feni Jubo League leader killed

A local leader of Jubo League was chopped to death by miscreants at Adarsha village in Sonagazi upazila in Feni early Wednesday…

June 4, 2014 · 0 comments · National

China mine accident kills 22

A coal mine accident killed 22 people in the south-western Chinese city of Chongqing, the city’s news office said in an online statement Wednesday…

June 4, 2014 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International

Sangsad Bhaban catches fire

A fire broke out at the east-south plaza of Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban on Wednesday morning…

June 4, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Secretariat abuzz with people seeking gains

Ministers nowadays find it difficult to pay attention either to the affairs of their ministries or party activities outside due to increasing pressure of visitors, most of them persuading the policymakers for favour in getting projects and government jobs…

June 4, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
The Rapid Action Battalion in a drive recovers a huge cache of weapons in bordering forests of Satchhari of Chunarughat in Habiganj on Tuesday.
 — New Age photo

Huge cache of arms hauled in Habiganj

The Rapid Action Battalion on Tuesday hauled a huge cache of arms in a drive on the bordering Satchhari forest at Chunarughat in Habiganj.
The battalion found 184 rocket launchers and 153 rocket launcher charges in seven bunkers in the areas, the battalion’s legal and media wing director ATM Habibur Rahman said…

June 4, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

Aggressive tax drive to rule budget

The budget that the government will propose tomorrow for the 2015 financial year will focus on the mobilisation of more resources through fresh direct and indirect taxes and increase in tax rates…

June 4, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

Govt may impose VAT on mobile set import

The government is likely to impose value-added tax on import of mobile telephone sets and small investors may get tax exemption on their income derived from investments up to Tk 5 lakh in savings instruments in the next budget, officials of the National Board of Revenue said…

June 4, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

Budget pledges fall flat for management flaws

The government’s budgetary pledges for the current financial year fell flat as the implementation lags far behind, with flaws in the economic and political systems taking the toll…

June 4, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

Additional deployment continued

The people near Naikhyangchari frontiers in Bandarban are still in a panic as border security forces of both Bangladesh and Myanmar are still maintaining heavy deployment over the killing of Border Guard Bangladesh soldier Nayek Mizanur Rahman by Myanmar border police on May 28…

June 4, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

Nasrul pushes for unsolicited proposal

The state minister for power and energy, Nasrul Hamid, on Tuesday asked officials concerned to accelerate the process of approval of an unsolicited proposal of Carbon Mining Bangladesh Ltd for extracting heavy minerals from three blocks in Kurigram…

June 4, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National

Osmans victim of negative campaign: Hasina

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Tuesday said in the parliament that members of AL lawmaker Shamim Osman’s family had always been a victim of negative campaign and a vested interest quarter was active against the family…

June 4, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National

Hasina leaves for China on June 6

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina would pay a six-day official visit to China from June 6 at the invitation of Chinese premier Li Keqiang.
During the visit, Dhaka and Beijing are expected to sign a framework deal on the construction of a deep sea port at Sonadia at a cost of US$ 5 billion under the Chinese preferential buyer’s credit…

June 4, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National

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