Archive for June 8th, 2014

PM pays tributes to martyrs of China’s revolutionary struggle

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday paid rich tributes to the martyrs of revolutionary struggle of China by placing a wreath at the monument of the People’s Heroes at Tiananmen Square in Beijing on Sunday.

June 8, 2014 · 0 comments · Politics

Bangladeshi killed in Saudi Arabia road crash

A Bangladeshi was killed in a road accident in Dammam city of Saudi Arabia on Saturday night. The deceased was identified as Mohammad Hanif Hossain, 45, son of Abdul Haque of Gafur Matabbar Dangi village under Sadarpur upazila

June 8, 2014 · 0 comments · National

How convicted Nijam runs office, asks HC

The High Court on Sunday directed the Election Commission and Feni 2 constituency Awami League lawmaker Nijam Uddin Hazari to explain why the seat would not be declared vacant as he was in conviction while submitting papers of his candidature to the EC to contest January 5 polls.

June 8, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Mobile court drives to free rivers from encroachers: Minister

Shipping minister Shahjahan Khan on Sunday said mobile courts will be launched to free rivers from encroachers in addition to mitigating pollution.

June 8, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Jail super among 9 sued over prisoner’s ‘suicide’ in Ctg

A case was filed Sunday against nine people, including the jail super and the jailer of the Chittagong central jail, following ‘suicide’ of a prisoner in the jail hospital.

June 8, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Hannan Shah terms Ashraf’s remarks ‘provocative’

Senior BNP leader ASM Hannan Shah Sunday said Awami League general secretary Syed Ashraful Islam’s statement on the change of state power is provocative…

June 8, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Politics

2 electrocuted while hoisting Argentina flag in Dhaka, Munshiganj

The country’s football frenzy ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, which will kick off on June 14, is proving rather costly as two football fans died while trying to hoist the flag of Argentina in Dhaka and Munshiganj on Saturday and Sunday…

June 8, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Road mishap kills 1, injures 10 in Tangail

At least one person was killed and 10 others were injured in a road accident at Rabna bypass under Sadar upazila of Tangail Sunday morning. Sergent Asad of Tangail police station said a Dhaka-bound bus originating in Sirajganj plunged into a road side ditch on Dhaka-Bangabandhu Bridge Highway at around 8:00 am after its driver lost…

June 8, 2014 · 0 comments · National
India, China hold first major talks since Modi win

India, China hold first major talks since Modi win

China’s foreign minister began a two-day visit to India on Sunday for the first high-level talks between the world’s two most populous nations since Prime Minister Narendra Modi took charge…

June 8, 2014 · 0 comments · International, South Asia

Charge framing hearing defers against Fakhrul, 25 BNP leaders

A Metropolitan Magistrate’s Court in Dhaka on Sunday deferred the charge framing hearing against BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir and 25 other leaders until August 10 in three separate…

June 8, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Politics
AirAsia sparks fare war with first India flight

AirAsia sparks fare war with first India flight

Asia’s biggest budget carrier AirAsia is set to make its maiden Indian flight this week, fuelling a cut-throat fare war in a sector already reeling from losses…

June 8, 2014 · 0 comments · International, South Asia

PM gets cozy reception in Beijing

A red carpet was rolled out to welcome prime minister Sheikh Hasina as she arrived in Beijing from Kunming on Sunday afternoon…

June 8, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Youth shot dead by BSF in Benapole

A Bangladeshi youth was gunned down by members of Indian Border Security Force (BSF) at Agravulot area along Benapole border in Sharsha upazila early Sunday…

June 8, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Rescuers battle to aid Afghan flood victims as toll hits 74

Rescuers battle to aid Afghan flood victims as toll hits 74

Rescuers scrambled Sunday to deliver food and medical supplies to Afghan families marooned on mountaintops after flash floods killed 74 people in a remote northern district, washing away hundreds of homes and forcing thousands…

June 8, 2014 · 0 comments · International, Middle East
Sisi to be sworn in as Egypt president

Sisi to be sworn in as Egypt president

Ex-army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is to be sworn in Sunday as Egypt’s new president, confirming the de facto status of head of state which he has already held for nearly…

June 8, 2014 · 0 comments · International, Middle East

3 killed in Comilla road crash

Three people were killed and two others injured in a collision between a covered van and an auto-rickshaw at Jagorjhuli on the Dhaka-Cittagong highway in Sadar upazila on Sunday…

June 8, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Messi leads Argentina to warm-up win

Messi leads Argentina to warm-up win

Substitute Lionel Messi scored his 38th goal for Argentina as they breezed past Slovenia 2-0 in their final World Cup warmup on Saturday. Messi, his country’s second highest scorer after Gabriel Batistuta, had not found the net in an international since a 5-2 qualifying win over Paraguay in Asuncion in September. Argentina’s captain began the match on the bench along […]

June 8, 2014 · 0 comments · Football, Sports
Increased public spending fails to stop power cuts

Increased public spending fails to stop power cuts

The Awami League-led government in its five years and a half has failed to give people respite from frequent power outages although it has increased spending on power generation, transmission and distribution and the amount of subsidy…

June 8, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

Somali pirates free seven Bangladesh crew

Seven Bangladeshi crew who were on board a Malaysian-flagged vessel hijacked by Somali pirates on November 26, 2010 were released by their captors and were being flown to Nairobi by a special aircraft of the UN office on Drugs and Crime…

June 8, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

Experts find inconsistency among policy makers

A series of ‘contradictory’ remarks by the finance minister, Abul Maal Abdul Muhith, on the scheme for legalisation of illegal and untaxed money have created confusion among many, including the revenue board officials, and exposed inconsistency of policy makers…

June 8, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

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