Archive for June 19th, 2014

Bangladesh-born American held on terror charges

Two men have been arrested in Texas and separately charged with terror-related offenses after federal agents said they planned to travel halfway around the world to engage in violent jihad…

Medical varsity in every division: PM

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina Thursday said her government will set up medical universities one in each divisional city to ensure quality education and training for the physicians…

June 19, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Palestinians, Israeli troops clash in teens search

Palestinians, Israeli troops clash in teens search

Israeli soldiers clashed with Palestinians during an arrest raid early Thursday in the most violent confrontation so far in the weeklong search for three missing Israeli teens believed to have been abducted in the West Bank…

June 19, 2014 · 0 comments · International, Middle East

Bangladeshi workers prefer staying in troubled Iraq: Minister

Expatriates’ welfare and overseas employment minister Khandker Mosharraf Hossain Thursday said Bangladeshi workers in warring Iraq do not want to come home back as they spent hefty sums of money to find jobs in that…

June 19, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Khaleda’s trial deferred again

A Dhaka court on Thursday again deferred until July 9 the start of trying BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia in the Zia Orphanage Trust and Zia Charitable Trust graft cases…

June 19, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Politics
Nepal to give duty-free access for 74 Bangladeshi items

Nepal to give duty-free access for 74 Bangladeshi items

Nepal is expected to give duty- free access for 74 Bangladeshi products to reciprocate latter that earlier agreed to grant zero-tariff entry to 108 Nepali items, according to a source in the Bangladesh Embassy in Nepal

June 19, 2014 · 0 comments · International, South Asia

No scope for questioning unopposed election of 153 MPs: HC

The High Court on Thursday ruled that there is no scope for questioning unopposed election of 153 Members of Parliament in January 5 polls under the existing frame work of law.

June 19, 2014 · 0 comments · National

RAB institutionally involved in 7-murders: BNP

BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir Thursday said the confessional statement of the sacked RAB official Lt Colonel Tareque Sayeed unveiled that the RAB was institutionally involved in the multiple murders in Narayanganj.

June 19, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Ex-BCL president Shamim bullet-hit

Former president of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) Enamul Haque Shamim sustained bullet injuries in a gun attack by miscreants in the city’s Dhanmondi area Thursday morning

June 19, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Ferry capsizes on Madhumati river

A ferry along with five paddy-laden trucks and two pickup vans capsized on the Madhumati river near Kalna Ferry Ghat in Kashiani upazila in Gopalganj early Thursday

June 19, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Iraq asks US for air support to counter rebels

Iraq has asked the United States for air support in countering Sunni rebels, the top US general said Wednesday, after the militants seized major cities in a lightning advance that has routed the Shi’ite-led government’s army.

June 19, 2014 · 0 comments · International, Middle East

Croatia thrash 10-man Cameroon in WC rout

Croatia gave themselves a fighting chance of reaching the World Cup knockout phase for the first time since 1998 when they thrashed toothless Cameroon 4-0 Wednesday with defeat condemning the Africans to an early tournament exit.

Legal flaw fails to stop formalin use in food

The safe food law names formaldehyde as only formalin without mentioning its generic and commercial tags, creating problems in checking its use in food items such as fruit, vegetables, fish and milk which can be toxic in high amounts…

June 19, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Chile’s forward Eduardo Vargas (R) celebrates scoring past Spain’s goalkeeper and captain Iker Casillas during their World Cup 2014 Group B match at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday. — AFP photo

Holders Spain crash out of World Cup

Holders Spain were eliminated from the World Cup on Wednesday when their 2-0 Group B defeat by Chile brought an end to one of the greatest dynasties of the modern game…

Dutch delight after Australia fright

Arjen Robben and Robin van Persie scored as Netherlands came from behind to beat brave Australia 3-2 at the World Cup on Wednesday…

Tareque admits involvement, blames fellows

Tareque Sayeed Mohammad, RAB 11 commanding officer who, along with two fellows, was retired from the military for involvement in the abduction and murder of seven in Narayanganj, in his statement in court on Wednesday blamed…

June 19, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

New pay scale from January

The government is set to implement the new pay scale for public servants from next January.
Finance secretary Fazle Kabir told New Age on Wednesday that they had already taken necessary preparations to implement the new pay scale in the New Year 2015…

June 19, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Welfare Mission of Biharis, Bangladesh forms a human chain in Dhaka on Wednesday demanding punishment to people involved in Saturday’s arson attack to Kalsi camp that left 10 people dead. — New Age photo

Males stay nights outside Bihari camp

Many male Biharis are passing their nights outside the Mirpur relief camp to avoid arrest as six cases were filed against more than 3,000 camp residents in connection with the arson attack by Bengalis on Saturday in which 10 Biharis were killed…

June 19, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
WC stadiums wobble under fan weight

WC stadiums wobble under fan weight

Video of a staircase most people use to get to and from Rio’s famed Maracana stadium shows the structure built atop scaffolding wobbling under the weight of fans who attended the World Cup game between Argentina and Bosnia over the weekend…

Ashraful banned for eight years, fined Tk 10 lakh

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 suspended former national captain Mohammad Ashraful for eight years and fined him Tk 10 lakh…

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