Archive for June 18th, 2014

BNP ready for dialogue with illegal govt for fresh polls

Criticising the ruling party leaders for seeking the government’s legitimacy from BNP for holding dialogue with it, BNP spokesman Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Wednesday said they are willing to engage in talks with the illegal regime for an early national election through an understanding.

June 18, 2014 · 0 comments · National
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Ashraful banned for eight years, fined Tk 10 lakh

The Anti-Corruption Tribunal, set up by the Bangladesh Cricket Board to deal with the Bangladesh Premier League match-fixing issue, on Wednesday has suspended former national captain Mohammad Ashraful for eight years.

June 18, 2014 · 0 comments · Cricket, National, Sports

Delhi confirms arrest of Noor Hossain: State Minister

State minister for home Asaduzzaman Khan said Wednesday that New Delhi had responded to Dhaka’s request feeding information on the status of Noor Hossain, prime accused in the Narayanganj 7-murder case.

June 18, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Israel leader seeks world pressure on Palestinians

Israel’s prime minister on Tuesday urged the international community to demand the Western-backed Palestinian president break off ties with the militant Hamas group over the abduction of three Israeli teens, the latest sign that Israel’s massive five-day-old search in the West Bank has broader objectives than finding the missing.

June 18, 2014 · 0 comments · International, Middle East

PM calls for standard vocational education

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina today urged the teachers of technical and vocational institutes to advance the occupational education to a standard level…

June 18, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Myanmar’s Muslim camps appall UN

Myanmar’s Muslim camps appall UN

A top U.N. humanitarian official said Tuesday she witnessed “appalling conditions” and the worst human suffering she has ever seen in camps for stateless Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar’s violence-torn Rakhine State…

June 18, 2014 · 0 comments · International, South Asia

13 killed in bombing of Nigeria World Cup viewing venue

At least 13 people including young children were killed when a bomb tore through a venue in northeast Nigeria where fans had gathered to watch a World Cup soccer match…

Dandy Dyeing case: Court sets June 25 to frame charge

A Dhaka court on Wednesday set June 25 for framing charges in the Dandy Dyeing case filed against 11 accused, including BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia’s eldest son Tarique Rahman, for defaulting on a loan worth…

June 18, 2014 · 0 comments · Business, National
‘Bt Cotton’ soon to boost cotton production: Matia

‘Bt Cotton’ soon to boost cotton production: Matia

Veteran agriculture minister Matia Chowdhury Wednesday said farmers will soon start producing Genetically Modified ‘Bt Cotton’ following field trials of bio-safety rules to boost cotton production in the…

June 18, 2014 · 0 comments · National

ICT allows quizzing Abdul Latif at safe home

The International Crimes tribunal-1 Wednesday allowed a prosecution plea, seeking the tribunal permission to allow the war crimes investigation agency to interrogate detained war crimes suspect Abdul Latif Talukder in its safe…

June 18, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Tareque Sayeed writes confessional statement

Retired Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) commanding officer Tareque Sayeed Mohammad is today (Wednesday) writing confessional statement regarding the sensational 7-murder cases before a Senior Judicial Magistrate in Narayanganj…

June 18, 2014 · 0 comments · National

3 held with 60 gold bars at Dhaka airport

In what could be called an unbridled smuggling, customs officials at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in the capital seized 60 gold bars weighing about 7.4 kilograms and arrested three persons in this connection…

June 18, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Cloth factory, 50 shops burn down in N’ganj fire

A cloth factory and at least 50 shops were gutted by a fire that broke out at a market in Narayanganj early Wednesday…

June 18, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Overloaded boat sinks off Malaysia, 42 Indonesians missing

An overloaded wooden boat carrying 97 suspected illegal Indonesian immigrants sank off Malaysia’s western coast Wednesday, with rescuers searching for at least 42 missing people…

June 18, 2014 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International

Russia’s Putin, Ukraine’s Poroshenko discuss possible ceasefire in east Ukraine

Russian president Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart, Petro Poroshenko, discussed a possible ceasefire in eastern Ukraine and the deaths of two Russian journalists there in a late night telephone conversation…

17 soldiers killed in armory blast in China

An accidental explosion ripped through an armory in central China and killed 17 soldiers while they were stacking ammunition…

June 18, 2014 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International

BCL hogs headlines for crimes

Chhatra League activists started hogging headlines more frequently for their infighting, acting as mercenaries, extortion, attacks on student protests ad fight for supremacy on campuses of educational institutions hampering academic activities…

June 18, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

Padma bridge contract signed

The communications ministry on Tuesday signed a contract with China Major Bridge Engineering Co Ltd for the construction of the 6.1km Padma multipurpose bridge…

June 18, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Mexico stall Brazil charge in stalemate

Mexico stall Brazil charge in stalemate

Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa sensationally kept Brazil at bay to earn Mexico a 0-0 in World Cup Group A in Fortaleza on Tuesday.
Brazil and Barcelona star Neymar twice came closest to breaking the deadlock in each half but both times was thwarted by point blank saves by man-of-the-match Ochoa…

Super subs rescue Belgium

Super subs Marouane Fellaini and Dries Mertens rescued World Cup dark horses Belgium in a come from behind 2-1 win over Algeria on Tuesday.
Algeria had taken a 25th-minute lead from a penalty by Sofiane Feghouli after he had been hauled down by Jan Vertonghen…