Archive for June 25th, 2014

WB for political, policy stability for investment

World Bank country director Johannes Zutt on Wednesday stressed the need for policy stability alongside a peaceful political atmosphere in the country as businesses are reluctant to invest in an environment where policy is unpredictable…

June 25, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Shibir calls strike at RU for Thursday

The Rajshahi University unit of Islami Chhatra Shibir will enforce a strike on the campus on Thursday demanding immediate arrest of those involved in chopping off one of the legs of a Shibir leader…

June 25, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Country now a land of terror: BNP

BNP spokesman Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Wednesday alleged that the government has turned the country into a land of terror by resorting to extrajudicial killings, forced disappearances, abductions and other repressive acts…

June 25, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Politics

War crimes suspect Latif quizzed at safe home

The war crimes investigation agency on Wednesday completed their one-day interrogation of detained war crimes accused Abdul Latif Talukder at a designated safe home at Dhanmondi in the capital.

June 25, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Drives against food adulteration to continue: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wednesday categorically said her government’s stern actions against food adulteration will continue to safeguard the health of the public.

June 25, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Govt bans export of vegetables, spices

The government on Wednesday slapped a ban on exports of five vegetables to check prices during the holy month of Ramadan. The items are, green chilli, brinjal, cucumber, lemon and coriander leaves.

June 25, 2014 · 0 comments · National
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Scopes, facilities of education to be allocated for all: PM

Terming education as the only tool for turning the population into human resources, prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said her government wants to allocate scopes and facilities of education to all…

June 25, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Govt hurrying to formulate ‘Safe Food Rules’: Minister

Food minister Qamrul Islam on Wednesday said the government is working for quick formulation of Safe Food Rules, 2014, in a bid to implement Safe Food Act, 2013 soon.

June 25, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Banks’ transaction hour 9:30am to 2:30pm during Ramadan

The central bank of Bangladesh announced the office hours of all scheduled banks during the ensuing holy month of Ramadan, said a Bangladesh Bank (BB) press release Tuesday.

June 25, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Uruguay's Luis Suarez (R) reacts after clashing with Italy's Giorgio Chiellini during their 2014 World Cup Group D soccer match at the Dunas arena in Natal June 24, 2014.  Suarez can learn to stop biting opponents but it will not be a quick or easy process, senior psychologists have said following the Uruguay striker's bite on the shoulder of Italy defender Chiellini at the World Cup. Suarez, twice previously banned for biting, is under investigation by FIFA for the incident late in the Group D clash on Tuesday and faces another lengthy suspension.  - Reuters

FIFA charges Luis Suarez for biting in World Cup

FIFA has officially charged Uruguay’s Luis Suarez with biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini in the teams’ World Cup match, a process that could lead to a suspension for Uruguay’s best offensive player.

June 25, 2014 · 0 comments · Football, Sports
Dylan’s ‘Like a Rolling Stone’ draft sells for $2M

Dylan’s ‘Like a Rolling Stone’ draft sells for $2M

A draft of one of the most popular songs of all time, Bob Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone,” sold Tuesday for $2 million, which the auction house called a world record for a popular music manuscript.

Jubo League man chopped dead in Mymensingh

Jubo League man chopped dead in Mymensingh

An activist of Jubo League, youth wing of ruling Awami League, was chopped to death by miscreants at Begunbari Bazar in Sadar upazila on Tuesday night

June 25, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Politics
BNP sees Sushma’s visit a scope to address unresolved problems

BNP sees Sushma’s visit a scope to address unresolved problems

Welcoming Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj’s Bangladesh visit, BNP on Wednesday hoped that her visit would create a new scope for resolving the outstanding problems with the neighboring country, reports UNB.

June 25, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Politics
4 dead as India train derails

4 dead as India train derails

Four people have been killed after Delhi-Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express derailed near Chhapra in Bihar early Wednesday morning, The Times of India reported.

June 25, 2014 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
Election officials carry ballot boxes in a school, in Tripoli June 24, 2014. Officials and diplomats hope the North African country's second vote since the ousting of Gaddafi will help ease political tensions and chaos gripping the major oil producer. - Reuters photo

Libyans vote for new parliament in test for transition

Libyans vote for a new parliament on Wednesday, an election officials hope will ease the chaos that has gripped the OPEC oil producer since the fall of Muammar Gaddafi three years ago.

June 25, 2014 · 0 comments · International, Middle East
3T ending hiatus to take up Michael Jackson legacy

3T ending hiatus to take up Michael Jackson legacy

Michael Jackson’s nephews and heirs to his musical talent say they are ready to take up the pop superstar’s legacy, ending a 15-year hiatus prolonged by his dispute with Sony and untimely death.

Last-gasp Samaras penalty sends Greece through

Last-gasp Samaras penalty sends Greece through

A stoppage time penalty from Giorgos Samaras gave Greece a dramatic 2-1 victory over Ivory Coast in their final Group C match on Tuesday and took the Greeks through to the knock-out stages of the World Cup for the first time. Samaras stroked home a controversial 93rd minute penalty after he was judged to have been tripped in the box […]

June 25, 2014 · 0 comments · Football, Sports
Colombia crush Japan to win group, face Uruguay

Colombia crush Japan to win group, face Uruguay

Colombia striker Jackson Martinez scored twice as they thrashed Japan 4-1 to maintain their 100 percent record and claim top spot in Group C on Tuesday to set up a second round clash with Uruguay. Colombia, who are in the last 16 for the first time since 1990, took the lead after 17 minutes when Martinez was brought down by […]

June 25, 2014 · 0 comments · Football, Sports
Freedom fighters demonstrate outside the International Crimes Tribunal on Tuesday, protesting at the deferral of verdict announcement in the case against Jamaat-e-Islami amir Matiur Rahman Nizami for his war crimes in 1971.
 — Sourav Loskar

Nizami verdict put off

The International Crimes Tribunal-1 on Tuesday postponed delivering its verdict in the war crimes case of Jamaat chief Motiur Rahman Nizami saying he had fallen ‘sick’ in jail for which he could not be brought to the hearing…

June 25, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

Teachers crowd capital nearly emptying colleges in dists

Shortage of teachers is badly affecting academic activities in government colleges in outlying districts while colleges in the capital have more teachers than required, shows government statistics…

June 25, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

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