Archive for June 10th, 2014

Govt to give foreign friends new gold crests

The government will give its foreign friends gold crests afresh following the allegation of gold swindling in the crests presented to them in recognition of their contributions to the country’s Liberation War in 1971

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Bangladesh a strategic partner of China: Xi

Chinese president Xi Jinping said Bangladesh is an important country to China and his country considers Bangladesh as a strategic partner.

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9.72 lakh criminal cases pending with courts for over 5 yrs

Some 972,019 criminal cases have remained pending with various courts in the country for more than five years, law minister Anisul Huq told parliament on Tuesday

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EC can take no action against MPs after polls: Nawaz

Election commissioner Shah Nawaz on Tuesday observed that they are unable to take action against an elected representative in parliament for hiding information in the affidavit

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Iraq’s second city captured by Al Qaeda-linked insurgents

Sunni Islamist insurgents seized control of Iraq’s second largest city of Mosul early on Tuesday in a spectacular show of strength against the Shi’ite-led government, which called on parliament to declare a state of emergency.

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President asks countrymen to plant at least three trees

President Abdul Hamid on Tuesday urged the countrymen to plant at least three trees — one fruit bearing, one of timber and one herbal — to make the national tree plantation programme a success.

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HC asks govt to explain ‘question leakage’

A writ petition was filed on Tuesday seeking a High Court directive asking the government to explain why holding the post of the education minister by Nurul Islam Nahid would not be declared illegal on grounds of frequent ‘questions leakage’ of most of the public examinations.

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Former assistant PS to ex-state minister granted nine days’ remand

A Dhaka Court on Tuesday granted nine days’ remand for Soumendra Lal Chandra Shoilen, former assistant personal secretary to ex-state minister for religious affairs M Shahjahan Miah, in connection with a corruption case.

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Decision on ‘gain tax’ late June

Decision on ‘gain tax’ late June

Finance minister AMA Muhith on Tuesday said the government would decide late this month if the gain tax as proposed in the new budget would finally be approved or not.

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HC refuses to hear bail pleas of secretary Showkat

A High Court bench on Tuesday refused to hear petitions filed by expatriate welfare secretary Khandaker Showkat Hossain seeking bail in three cases against him.

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PM urges Chinese entrepreneurs to relocate factories to BD

PM urges Chinese entrepreneurs to relocate factories to BD

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday urged the Chinese entrepreneurs to relocate their factories to Bangladesh to avail themselves of competitive and affordable wages of Bangladesh’s young and energetic workforce.

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Another attack at Karachi airport

A group of gunmen attacked Karachi airport security training facility Tuesday…

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Security tightened in airports across country

Security was tightened in all the airports in Bangladesh after a deadly attack on Karachi airport in Pakistan left 28 killed and scores injured…

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MoU signed with China to construct tunnel beneath Karnaphuli

Bangladesh and China on Monday night signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on construction of a tunnel underneath the Karnaphuli River…

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Baul Karim Shah dies

Baul Karim Shah dies

Legendry folk singer Baul Karim Shah died at his residence in Kushtia on Tuesday morning. He was 90…

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China seeks UN support in Vietnam maritime spat

China has accused Vietnam of damaging peace and stability, state media said Tuesday, as it sought to drum up support at the United Nations in an ongoing territorial row…

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Israel parliament elects president to succeed Peres

Israel parliament elects president to succeed Peres

Israel’s parliament will elect the country’s 10th head of state on Tuesday, choosing between five candidates hoping to replace Shimon Peres whose presidential term in office ends…

June 10, 2014 · 0 comments · International, Middle East

Charge framing hearing defers against Fakhrul, 45 other BNP leaders

A Metropolitan Magistrate’s Court in Dhaka on Tuesday deferred the charge framing hearing against BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir and 45 other leaders until August 12 in a…

June 10, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Politics
World Cup fans face rough landing in Brazil

World Cup fans face rough landing in Brazil

Before they see their teams battle on the fields, soccer fans arriving in Brazil will first have to fight their way past airport scaffolding, terminal flooding and two-hour taxi lines…

June 10, 2014 · 0 comments · Football, Sports

5 trafficked victims return from Iran

Five Bangladeshi migrant workers, who were rescued by Iranian police from the clutches of traffickers, returned home on Tuesday morning…

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