Archive for June 20th, 2014

4 Indians held with 5.7kg gold at Petrapole

Customs officials at India’s Petrapole check post arrested four Indian nationals along with 57 gold bars weighing 5.700 kg while they were returning home from Bangladesh on Friday noon

June 20, 2014 · 0 comments · National

President asks BD UN mission officials to broaden country’s image

President Abdul Hamid has asked the officials of Bangladesh mission to the United Nations to work cautiously to protect the image of the country in the international arena

June 20, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Cultural affairs secy hurt in Natore road crash

Cultural affairs secy hurt in Natore road crash

Cultural affairs secretary Ranjit Kumar Biswas and two others were injured in a road accident in Boraigram upazila on Friday noon

June 20, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Top cleric calls for new government in Iraq

The spiritual leader of Iraq’s Shiite majority has called for the creation of a new, “effective” government, increasing pressure on the country’s premier as an offensive by Sunni militants rages on.

June 20, 2014 · 0 comments · International, Middle East

Inclement weather halts Ctg port activities

Loading and unloading activities of goods in Chittagong port have remained suspended due to inclement weather

June 20, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Car bombing in central Syria kills 34

A powerful car bombing on Friday in a government-held village in central Syria killed at least 34 civilians and wounded more than 50 others, Syria’s state-run news agency and an opposition activist group said.

June 20, 2014 · 0 comments · International, Middle East
Cars are covered in mud in the flooded area of the Black sea town of Varna, Bulgaria, Thursday, June 19, 2014. - AP Photo

12 die in flooding in Bulgaria after heavy rain

At least 12 people have died and an unknown number are missing after heavy rain and floods hit parts of northeastern Bulgaria, officials said on Friday.

Situation in BD now very stable, Hamid tells Ban Ki-moon

Situation in BD now very stable, Hamid tells Ban Ki-moon

President Abdul Hamid on Thursday met UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and told him that the situation in Bangladesh is very stable now, especially after the January-5 election

June 20, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Absconding war crimes accused Akram held in Rajshahi

Police in a drive arrested Khan Akram Hossain, an absconding wanted accused in a case for crimes against humanity during the Liberation War in 1971 from Bhogroil in the city early Friday

June 20, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Half of schools yet to introduce CA system

More than half of the secondary schools are yet to introduce ‘continuous assessment’ system partially or fully, to replace the age-old method of performance evaluation based solely on written test for students, although the new system was made mandatory last year…

June 20, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

Bangladesh-born US citizen held

A Bangladesh-born US citizen has been arrested in Texas on charges of supporting terrorism, reports USA Today…

June 20, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Uruguay forward Luis Suarez celebrates his goal against England during their World Cup match at the Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo on Thursday. 
— AFP photo

Suarez brace shatters England

Luis Suarez made a sensational return to action by scoring a brace to lift Uruguay past England with a 2-1 victory at the World Cup in Sao Paulo on Thursday…

Former Chhatra League president Enamul Haque Shamim, who was shot at by miscreants, undergoes treatment at Dhaka Medical College Hospital on Thursday. — New Age photo

EX-BCL chief Shameem shot at in city

Miscreants shot at former Bangladesh Chhatra League president AKM Enamul Haque Shameem, on his way to office in the capital’s Dhanmondi area on Thursday morning…

June 20, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

No scope to question uncontested election of 153 MPs: HC

US president Barack Obama pledged to take ‘precise’ military action if needed to check marauding Sunni radicals in Iraq and offered up to 300 US advisers to train Iraqi forces facing a crisis splintering the country on sectarian lines…

Jungle rule going on in country: Khaleda

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson, Khaleda Zia, on Thursday said that jungle rule was now going on in the country and there was no functional justice delivery system…

Colombia beat Ivory Coast to take control

Colombia seized control of World Cup Group C when goals from James Rodriguez and substitute Juan Quintero gave the South Americans a 2-1 win against Ivory Coast on Thursday…

June 20, 2014 · 0 comments · Football, Front Page, National, Sports
Robben and Van Persie – Dutch double trouble

Robben and Van Persie – Dutch double trouble

Both goal-scorers against Australia on Wednesday, Dutch forwards Arjen Robben and Robin van Persie now have three goals each and seem determined to leave their mark on the World Cup…

Iraq forces regain control of main refinery

Iraqi government forces regained full control Thursday of the country’s biggest oil refinery after heavy fighting with Sunni militants attempting to seize it, officials said…

June 20, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National
PM favours two children for each couple

PM favours two children for each couple

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Thursday said she did not consider the country’s population burden rather it could be turned into a valuable asset for the country if proper education and healthcare services were ensured for the people…

June 20, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National

Documents being readied to bring Noor back: govt

Border Guard Bangladesh said on Thursday that the escape of Noor Hossain, the prime accused of the seven killings in Narayanganj, to India through the border was not a ‘failure’ of the border guards rather ‘limitations’ of the exiting border management system…

June 20, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National

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