Archive for June 5th, 2014

Muhith proposes to allocate Tk 11,540.40cr for power, energy and mineral resources

Proposing to allocate Tk 11,540.40 crore for power, energy and mineral resources ministry, finance minister AMA Muhith on Thursday told the House that electricity will reach every household within the next five years with the implementation of medium…

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Tk 2.20 lakh tax exemption per annum proposed

Finance minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith in his budgetary proposals for the financial year 2014-2015 has proposed that tax exemption remain at the same level as in the past at Tk 2 lakh 20 thousand, per annum…

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Railway gets Tk 6,363 cr for development

The national budget for the fiscal year (FY) 2014-15 has proposed Taka 6,363 crore for development of the railways infrastructure…

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Pakistan kills 30 militants in Baluchistan: minister

Pakistan kills 30 militants in Baluchistan: minister

A Pakistani minister said Thursday paramilitary forces killed at least 30 separatist rebels in the restive southwestern province of Baluchistan as part of a fresh operation to quell a long-running insurgency…

June 5, 2014 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
Hamas demands new Palestinian govt pay its workers

Hamas demands new Palestinian govt pay its workers

Hamas demanded Thursday that the Palestinian Authority take employees of the disbanded Gaza government onto its payroll, after scuffles broke out at banks in the Palestinian territory overnight…

June 5, 2014 · 0 comments · International, Middle East

GDP to grow at 7.3pc in next fiscal: Muhith

The GDP growth for fiscal 2014-15 has been targeted at 7.3 per cent on hopes of increased flow of investments, exports and remittances…

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SC begins Kamaruzzaman’s appeal hearing

The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Thursday started hearing of the appeal filed by Jamaat leader Mohammad Kamaruzzaman against his death sentence awarded by the International Crimes Tribunal-2 in…

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Muhith sets revenue target at Tk 149,720cr

Placing a mega budget in the House for the next fiscal year, finance minister AMA Muhith Thursday set the revenue target at Tk 149,720 crore…

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Australia imports soil to create India pitches

Australia plans to import soil from India to create low-bouncing, spinning wickets at its main training ground in Brisbane, aiding preparation for future tours of India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

June 5, 2014 · 0 comments · Cricket, Sports

Train accident kills 2 school-goers in Jessore

In a shocking accident, two schoolchildren were killed while four others injured as their school van was hit by a train at Kundipur rail crossing under Jhikargachha upazila in Jessore…

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Proposed budget for 2014-15 gets cabinet nod

The cabinet in its special meeting Thursday approved the proposed budget for fiscal 2014-15…

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Muhith places national budget in House worth Tk 2,50,506cr

Finance Minister AMA Muhith on Thursday placed a Tk 2,50,506 crore budget for fiscal year 2014-15 in the parliament. The budget, the first of the current AL government in its second successive term after the January 5 election while the 8th by the veteran finance minister, is aimed at…

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Use govt database to send labour force abroad: Minister

Expatriates’ welfare and overseas employment minister Khandker Mosharraf Hossain on Thursday said the recruiting agencies must use the government database to identify the aspirant workers for sending them to foreign job…

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Budget illegal, immoral: BNP

Labeling the current regime as ‘illegal’ and ‘immoral’, Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Thursday said they (AL) have no rights to place national budget in the parliament…

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Govt plans ‘green tax’ for polluters

Govt plans ‘green tax’ for polluters

Bangladesh is to unveil a new “green tax” Thursday that will force polluting factories to pay extra levies as it looks to clean up the country’s increasingly dirty rivers and air, an…

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Execute climate change pledges, PM urges developed nations

Execute climate change pledges, PM urges developed nations

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday reiterated her call to the developed world to fulfill their commitments to face the negative impact of climate change, BSS reported.

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A Palestinian Bedouin child plays with a bicycle tire in the remains of his family's makeshift homes which were destroyed by the Israeli army near the West Bank city of Jericho in the Jordan valley, Wednesday, May 21, 2014. Palestinian security sources said the Israeli army destroyed more than 30 tents and sheds which the army said were illegally built close to the Jewish settlement of Meswah. Israel's housing ministry said on June 5 that it was advancing plans for nearly 1,500 new settlement housing units in the West Bank and east Jerusalem. - AP Photo

Palestinians demand US response to Israel settlement move

The Palestinians demanded Thursday that Washington take “serious steps” against Israeli settlement building, after the Jewish state announced plans to build 1,500 new settler homes.

President Barack Obama talks with French President Francois Hollande, right, as he sits with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, center, British Prime Minister David Cameron, left, and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, second from left, at a G7 working dinner in Brussels, Belgium, Wednesday, June 4, 2014. - AP Photo

Obama meeting with European allies on Ukraine

President Barack Obama is meeting with two of his most important European allies — Britain and France — as they navigate shifting conditions in the Ukraine crisis now that a new government is coming to power.

Indo-Bangla border ‘protected’: State minister

State minister for home Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal claimed on Thursday that the country’s border with India was protected amid the recovery of arms from the bordering Satchhari National Park in Habiganj.

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Rana writes confessional statement relating to 7 murders

Retired Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) official Lt commander M Masud Rana is writing a confessional statement before a Senior Judicial Magistrate’s court in Narayanganj.

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