Archive for June 21st, 2014

Ban Ki-moon stresses engaging ‘extra-parliamentary’ opposition

UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon has emphasised the importance of engaging the ‘extra-parliamentary’ opposition and encouraged progress in social and political reconciliation in Bangladesh…

June 21, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Egypt court confirms death sentences for over 180

The Muslim Brotherhood’s spiritual leader and over 180 others were sentenced to death Saturday by an Egyptian court in the latest mass trial following last year’s overthrow of the country’s Islamist president…

Sushma Swaraj due Wednesday

Sushma Swaraj due Wednesday

Indian external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj will pay a ‘goodwill visit’ to Bangladesh from June 25-27 during which bilateral issues will be discussed, India confirmed on Saturday…

June 21, 2014 · 0 comments · National

War crimes suspect Akram sent to jail

The Morelganj police team of Bagerhat district that arrested run away Bagerhat war crimes suspect Akram Khan from Rajshahi city early Friday produced the accused before a Dhaka court…

June 21, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Train communications between Dhaka, other regions resume

Train communications between Dhaka, Khulna and northern locations have been restored after more than four hours of works following sinking of the rail tracks because heavy rainfall at Alaliabari in Kalihati upazila under Tangail district…

June 21, 2014 · 0 comments · National
New gas field found in Narayanganj

New gas field found in Narayanganj

Bangladesh Petroleum Exploration Company (BAPEX) on Saturday made a commercial discovery of a small gas reserve beneath Rupganj in Narayanganj, officials said

June 21, 2014 · 0 comments · National

400 US military drones lost in crashes

The United States has lost more than 400 military drones in major crashes worldwide since 2001, The Washington Post said Friday in a report

June 21, 2014 · 0 comments · International

6 killed in Nilphamari road crash

At least six people were killed and five others injured when a bus rammed into an ambulance on a local highway at Dharerbazar in Kishoreganj upazila under Nilphamari district Saturday…

June 21, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Construction worker killed in Ctg wall collapse

A construction worker was killed and three others were injured when a wall collapsed on them during incessant rainfall at Rahmannagar under Panchlaish police station in the port city early Saturday…

June 21, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Ecuador play out a tale of two Valencias

It was a tale of two Valencias as Ecuador beat Honduras 2-1 in the World Cup Friday. Striker Enner Valencia seized the limelight with both goals against Honduras in World Cup Group E and left better known team mate and…

June 21, 2014 · 0 comments · Football, Sports

Chinese police shoot dead 13 attackers in Xinjiang

Chinese police shot dead 13 attackers in the country’s restive Xinjiang region, after the group drove a car into a Kashgar police station and detonated an explosive device…

June 21, 2014 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International
Crackdown adds to fruit growers’ woes

Crackdown adds to fruit growers’ woes

The ongoing police crackdown on marketing of formalin-treated seasonal fruits has brought to the fore the issue of acute lack of facilities for preventing post-harvest losses of horticultural produce…

June 21, 2014 · 1 comment · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
The president, Abdul Hamid, meets the United Nations secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, at the UN headquarters in New York 
on Thursday.    — New Age photo

Situation stable in Bangladesh after elections

The president, Abdul Hamid, on Thursday told UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon that situation in Bangladesh was very stable now especially after the election…

Costa Rica’s Bryan Ruiz (R) scores a goal against Italy’s Gianluigi Buffon (2nd R) during their 2014 World Cup Group D soccer match at the Pernambuco arena in Recife June 20, 2014. — Reuters photo

Costa Rica win sends England packing

Costa Rica upset Italy 1-0 on Friday to seal England’s exit from the World Cup and reach the second round of the tournament for the first time since 1990.
Fulham striker Bryan Ruiz scored the Group D game’s decisive goal as Costa Rica clinched a famous win which left Italy’s World Cup hopes finely balanced…

France crush sorry Swiss

Free-flowing France blew away in-form Switzerland with a three-goal first-half barrage en route to a thumping 5-2 World Cup Group E win on Friday that virtually assures them of qualification for the second round…

Traffic constable beaten up by BCL men

A traffic constable was beaten up allegedly by activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League on Friday after he halted a microbus carrying BCL president HM Badiuzzaman Shohag at Zero Point in the capital’s Paltan area…

June 21, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

Kits spark controversy

The agencies engaged in the current anti-formalin drive have blamed each other for using ‘controversial’ tools to detect presence of formalin in local seasonal fruits…

June 21, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National

US trains BGB

The United States of America has provided 12-day security training to members of the Border Guard Bangladesh at its headquarters in Dhaka, officials said…

June 21, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages, National

Fire at RMG factory

A fire broke out at an apparel factory at Kuturia of Savar, the outskirts of the capital, on Friday…

June 21, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages, National

AL holds BNP responsible for attack on Shamim

Ruling Awami League leaders on Friday alleged that Bangladesh Nationalist Party activists carried out the attack on former Bangladesh Chhatra League president Enamul Haque Shamim in a bid to kill him…

June 21, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages, National, Politics

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