Archive for June 11th, 2014

Govt adopts ‘zero tolerance policy’ against drugs: PM

Prime minister and leader of the House Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said the government adopted a ‘zero tolerance policy’ against drugs…

June 11, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Five killed in firing by human traffickers in bay

Five Bangladeshi nationals were killed and 40 others injured as human traffickers opened fire on them in the Bay of Bengal on Wednesday while they were going to Malaysia illegally in a trawler…

June 11, 2014 · 0 comments · National

EC opts for electronic voting machines in next local govt polls

The Election Commission has decided to use the electronic voting machines in the local government elections.

June 11, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Electricity for all by 2021, hopes PM

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday in Parliament expressed the optimism that it would be possible to ensure electricity for all in the country by 2021 through proper implementation of the plans undertaken by the present government.

June 11, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Brazil ready to finally get World Cup underway

It’s almost time. The day Brazilians have been anxiously waiting for is finally arriving.
Brazil plays Croatia today to get the home World Cup underway, beginning its quest for a sixth world title almost seven years after the nation was picked as host.

June 11, 2014 · 0 comments · Football, Sports

Netherlands looking to stymie Spain in World Cup

Spain and the Netherlands played out one of the most disappointing World Cup finals in history four years ago. They get a chance to make amends right away in Brazil.

June 11, 2014 · 0 comments · Football, Sports

Nor’wester kills 4 in Faridpur, C’nawabganj

At least four people were killed and 10 others injured as a nor’wester lashed Chapainawabganj and Faridpur districts on Wednesday

June 11, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Metro rail tender in Dec: Quader

Communications minister Obaidul Quader on Wednesday said the government will float a tender on the much-hyped Metro Rail project in December next.

June 11, 2014 · 0 comments · National

SC asks blogger murder accused to surrender

The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed blogger Ahmed Rajib Haider murder case accused Sadman Yaseer Mahmud to surrender before a trial court in two weeks…

June 11, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Madrassah blast: Mufti Izhar, his son among 5 charged

Police on Wednesday pressed charges against five people, including nayeb-e-amir of Hefajat-e-Islam Mufti Izharul Islam and his son Harun Izharul, in a murder case filed in connection with a bomb blast at a madrassah in Chittagong last October.

June 11, 2014 · 0 comments · National

BNP pushes for dialogue once again

BNP spokesman Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Wednesday warned the government of a strong movement if it did not accept their chairperson’s offer for a dialogue…

June 11, 2014 · 0 comments · Politics
Prime minister Sheikh Hasina. -- File photo

PM returns home

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina returned home on Wednesday afternoon from Beijing wrapping up her six-day official visit to China…

June 11, 2014 · 0 comments · National

4 killed in Tangail road mishap

At least four people were killed and six others injured in two separate road accidents in Tangail Wednesday…

June 11, 2014 · 0 comments · National

DMP check posts to examine tainted fruits, foods at 8 locations

Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) is beginning their anti-adulteration drives this evening in line with the authority’s pledge to ensure chemical free consumer…

June 11, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Destiny scam: Court accepts charge

A Metropolitan Sessions Judge’s court in Dhaka Wednesday accepted charges against 51 top executives of Destiny Group, relating to their alleged involvement in laundering around Tk 4,118 crore…

June 11, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Assad tops list of Syria war crimes suspects handed to ICC

Syrian president Bashar al-Assad tops a list of 20 sample war crimes indictments of government officials and rebels drafted by experts for prosecution someday, a former international war crimes prosecutor…

14 Rab members caught by villagers in Manikganj

Villagers caught 14 members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) and handed over them to police suspecting them to be robbers in Shibalaya upazila early Wednesday…

June 11, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Robbers loot valuables killing one in Gazipur

Armed robbers looted valuables from a house killing a woman at Hatiab in the city early Wednesday…

June 11, 2014 · 0 comments · National

AL activist shot dead in Jhenidah

A man was killed and another sustained injures in a gun attack by miscreants in Kushbaria Bazar area of Sadar upazila on Tuesday night…

June 11, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Student-to-teacher ratio goes high

Student-to-teacher ratio in secondary schools is going high while the ratio in primary schools has already been higher than what is aimed at in the National Education Policy 2010…

June 11, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

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