Archive for June 17th, 2014

B’desh, Cambodia sign four instruments incl. 3 deals, one MoU

Bangladesh and Cambodia on Tuesday signed four instruments including three agreements and a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in a bid to further boost bilateral ties especially in the fields of trade, industry, agriculture and culture

June 17, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Dialogue possible if BNP recognises govt as legal: Nasim

Health minister Mohammad Nasim on Tuesday said a dialogue between the ruling coalition and BNP can take place if it recognises the current government as the legal one

June 17, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Bangladesh awaits India’s response over Nur Hossain

Bangladesh is waiting to have an official response from India over Nur Hossain, including his extradition process, said state minister for foreign affairs M Shahriar Alam on Tuesday…

June 17, 2014 · 0 comments · National

UK plans to re-open embassy in Iran

British Foreign Secretary William Hague says “circumstances are right” to reopen Britain’s closed embassy in Iran. He told Parliament Tuesday he is satisfied that British embassy personnel in Iran would be safe in Tehran and…

Israel detains dozens more Islamists in search for missing teens

Israeli forces detained more than 40 Hamas militants on Tuesday, the military said, in a West Bank crackdown on the Islamist group that is being conducted in tandem with a search for three missing teenagers…

June 17, 2014 · 0 comments · International, Middle East

32 people return from Myanmar

Border Guard Police (BGP) of Myanmar handed over 32 people, including 17 Rohingya refugees to Bangladesh who were detained on charges of intrusion…

June 17, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Court orders to re-investigate Milky murder case

A Dhaka court on Tuesday ordered the Criminal Investigation Department to re-investigate into the murder of Juba League leader Riazul Haque Khan Milky…

June 17, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Islamist militants kill 8 more in new attack on Kenya coast

Somali-linked Islamist militants killed at least eight people in a second night of attacks on Kenya’s coast, after a raid on the town of Mpeketoni left at least 50 dead, the Kenya Red Cross and the Somali rebel group…

Visiting Cambodian PM a bit sick

Visiting Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen’s meetings, scheduled for this (Tuesday) morning, have been cancelled as he felt unwell…

June 17, 2014 · 0 comments · National

4 BNP leaders get permanent bail

A Metropolitan Magistrate’s court in Dhaka on Tuesday granted permanent bail to four BNP leaders including its acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir in two murder cases filed with Ramna police station…

June 17, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Politics
Muhith’s remarks frustrating, says merchant bankers

Muhith’s remarks frustrating, says merchant bankers

Bangladesh Merchant Bankers Association Tuesday said Finance Minister AMA Muhith’s recent remarks on capital market and stock investors was an anti-investment opinion and that it caused frustrations…

June 17, 2014 · 0 comments · Business, National

BSF detains Bangladeshi in Thakurgaon

The Border Security Force (BSF) of India detained a Bangladeshi national as he trespassed into their territory early Tuesday, a BGB…

June 17, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Intra-BCL clash prompts CUET closure

A clash between two groups of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology (CUET) unit prompted the authorities to declare the university closed Tuesday for an indefinite…

June 17, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Dempsey scores early but Brooks secures win for US

The United States got a dream start to their World Cup campaign when Clint Dempsey scored the fifth fastest goal in tournament history but they needed an 86th minute winner from John Brooks to secure a dramatic 2-1 victory…

June 17, 2014 · 0 comments · Football, Sports

US considers airstrikes on Iraq

President Barack Obama considered options for military action to support Iraq’s besieged government Monday but made no decision on the US response to a Sunni militant onslaught that has threatened to tear the…

Iran and Nigeria more misfits than magicians

Iran and Nigeria looked more like World Cup misfits than magicians Monday after the first goalless stalemate of a scintillating tournament had Brazilian fans jeering and whistling in…

June 17, 2014 · 0 comments · Football, Sports

Panic grips Biharis

A deep sense of insecurity has gripped the Urdu-speaking people living in different relief camps in Dhaka amid incidents of attacks on them and clashes with law enforcers in the aftermath of Saturday’s arson and killings…

June 17, 2014 · 1 comment · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

Biharis kept waiting for passports

Many Urdu-speaking people living in Bangladesh for long do not have passports although the government have given them national identity cards after the High Court recognised them as Bangladeshi nationals, said the aggrieved people, better known as Biharis…

June 17, 2014 · 2 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

BNP blames Mollah for Bihari killings

Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Monday blamed Awami League lawmaker Elias Mollah for the arson and killings at the Bihari camp at Mirpur and demanded that the culprits should be brought to justice…

Germany’s Thomas Mueller (L) shoots to score against Portugal for his hat-trick during their 2014 World Cup Group G soccer match at the Fonte Nova arena in Salvador on Monday. — Reuters photo

Mueller fires German rout of Portugal

Thomas Mueller’s hat-trick inspired Germany to a ruthless 4-0 mauling of 10-man Portugal in their opening World Cup Group G match on Monday…

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