Archive for June 12th, 2014

BAIRA hails govt. move to cut down migration cost

Bangladesh Association of International Recruiting Agencies (BAIRA) president Abul Bashar on Thursday said they welcome the government’s move to reduce migration cost for workers seeking jobs abroad…

June 12, 2014 · 0 comments · National

ADB President due Saturday night

President of the Asian Development Bank Takehiko Nakao arrives here on Saturday night on a two-day visit, his first trip to Bangladesh after taking office in…

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Govt created a reign of terror: BNP

BNP spokesman Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Thursday alleged that the government has created a reign of terror in the country by killing opposition men in its desperate bid to re-establish a one-party rule..

June 12, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Two killed in UPDF-PCJSS gunfight in Rangamati

Two activists of United People’s Democratic Front (UPDF) were shot dead in a gunfight with the members of Parbatya Chattagram Jana Sanghati Samity (PCJSS) at Sonaichhari area under Nanniarchar upazila in Rangamati district on…

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No scope for discussion with BNP: Nasim

Health minister Mohammad Nasim nipped the chance of dialogue between the two parties in the bud as he insisted there was no scope for discussion with BNP…

June 12, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Budget should have been ‘more ambitious’: Atiur

Bangladesh Bank governor Atiur Rahman on Thursday said the proposed national budget should have been more ‘ambitious.’ Finance minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith on June 6 had asserted that the proposed budget placed by him on June 5 for 2014-15 could be implemented even it was ‘ambitious’ one, given that there was no…

June 12, 2014 · 0 comments · Business, National

Hazaribagh leather factory catches fire

A fire broke out at a leather factory at Hazaribagh in the capital Thursday noon. Fire services officials said the fire erupted in a bathroom of Chowdhury Leather factory on the fourth floor of the 5-storey building at about 12:25pm and it soon engulfed entire…

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Five HC judges sworn-in

Five HC judges sworn-in

Five High Court judges took oath of office on Thursday morning after their jobs were regularised three days back.

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President leaves for Bolivia

President leaves for Bolivia

President Abdul Hamid left Dhaka Thursday for Bolivia and the United States for a 10-day official visit

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BSF picked one in Thakurgaon

BSF picked one in Thakurgaon

India’s Border Security Force (BSF) detained a Bangladeshi national for trespassing into their territory early Thursday, a Border Guard Bangladesh official said.

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Road crash kills 4 in Meherpur

Road crash kills 4 in Meherpur

Four people were killed and 50 others injured as a bus plunged into a ditch beside the Meherpur-Chuadanga road at Meherpur Government College intersection in the district town on Thursday morning.

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47 held in Benapole while going to India illegally

47 held in Benapole while going to India illegally

Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) members arrested 47 people, including women and children, while they were going to India illegally through Putkhali border on Thursday morning.

June 12, 2014 · 0 comments · National
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Released by Somali pirates, 7 sailors back home

The seven Bangladeshi crew members who were released by the Somali pirates last week arrived in Dhaka on Thursday morning.

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US focus is on boosting Iraqi forces, not air strikes

The White House signaled Wednesday that it was looking to strengthen Iraqi forces to help them deal with an insurgency rather than to meet what one US official said were past Iraqi requests for US air strikes.

Argentina-Brazil rivalry spills over into training

Argentina got an early taste of what to expect from their Brazilian hosts at the World Cup when they were welcomed with jeers and whistles in their first open practice session on Wednesday. Some 5,000 fans attended the session in Belo Horizonte’s Independencia stadium with the locals giving their fierce rivals a noisy reception ahead of the tournament start on […]

June 12, 2014 · 0 comments · Football, Sports
Brazil's Neymar stretches during his team's final practice in Sao Paulo one day before the opening match of the soccer World Cup between Brazil and Croatia June 11, 2014. - Reuters

No Neymar nightmares for Croatia coach Kovac

The thought of Neymar tearing your team pieces might be enough to give some coach’s nightmares, but Croatia’s Niko Kovac isn’t losing any sleep over the threat posed by the Brazilian phenom ahead of Thursday’s World Cup opener. Neymar is expected to spearhead Brazil’s campaign to win the tournament for a sixth time, and his own coach, Luiz Felipe Scolari, […]

June 12, 2014 · 0 comments · Football, Sports
(From R-L) Brazilian football legend Ronaldo holds the World Cup trophy next to Brazilian presenter Fernanda Lima and Fuleco the official mascot of the 2014 FIFA World Cup during the opening ceremony of the FIFA Congress in Sao Paulo 
on Tuesday. — AFP photo

All roads lead to Brazil

The most trouble-plagued World Cup in history kicks off today with Brazilian organisers hoping for a carnival but bracing for chaos after a torrid build-up underscored by public anger at the tournament’s multi-billion-dollar price tag…

Ten-year-old Rabbi works at a factory of aluminium utensils at Tawapara in Keraniganj on the outskirts of the capital on Wednesday when World Day Against Child Labour will be observed today. 
— Indrajit Ghosh

More benefits for NGOs, little for children

The government’s scheme for withdrawal of children from hazardous jobs has failed because of the adoption of wrong methods, government officials and NGO activists said…

June 12, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
No trace of Kalpana in 18 years

No trace of Kalpana in 18 years

Kalpana Chakma remains missing 18 years after her disappearance, during which time 35 investigation officers have looked into her disappearance while the court twice ordered reinvestigation of the case…

June 12, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

5 dead in trawler shooting in Bay

At least five people were shot dead and more than 150 injured, 23 with bullets, in a fight between the crew of a trawler and people on board, headed for Malaysia for illegal migration, in Bay of Bengal on Wednesday morning…

June 12, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

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