Archive for June 27th, 2014

Moon sighting panel sits Saturday

The National Moon Sighting Committee will sit in a meeting on Saturday to ascertain the commencement of holy month of Ramadan…

June 27, 2014 · 0 comments · National

India to take bilateral relations forward

Indian external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday concluded her three-day visit leaving an impression for Bangladesh leadership that the BJP government would work with the government of Bangladesh to take the Bangladesh-India relationship ‘forward’…

June 27, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Politics
India pipeline blast kills 14 people

India pipeline blast kills 14 people

A state-owned gas pipeline exploded and burst into flames Friday, killing at least 14 people, destroying homes and forcing the evacuation of neighboring villages in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh…

June 27, 2014 · 0 comments · International, South Asia

Swaraj returns home

Indian external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday returned home after her maiden three-day overseas tour following installation of the new government at home with an Indian external affairs ministry spokesman calling the visit extremely ‘fruitful and satisfying…

June 27, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Politics
Ukraine, EU sign historic trade and economic pact

Ukraine, EU sign historic trade and economic pact

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Friday signed up to a trade and economic pact with the European Union, saying it may be the “most important day” for his country since it became independent from the Soviet Union…

North Korea tests new precision-guided missiles

North Korea tests new precision-guided missiles

North Korea said Friday that leader Kim Jong Un has guided the test launches of its newly developed precision guided missiles, in a possible reference to three short-range projectiles South Korean officials say the North fired toward its waters a day…

June 27, 2014 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International
– New Age photo

Democracy absent in Bangladesh, Khaleda tells Sushma

BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia at a meeting with visiting Indian external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday said democracy is now absent in Bangladesh…

June 27, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Ismat Jahan reelected CEDAW member

Ismat Jahan, ambassador of Bangladesh in Brussels, has been reelected member of the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW)…

June 27, 2014 · 0 comments · National

No productive use of 88pc remittance

The use of a staggering 88 per cent of remittances sent by Bangladeshis abroad on unproductive purposes like buying flats and land and other conspicuous consumption was prompting artificial price hike of property and consumer goods, said economists…

June 27, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

JS power to impeach SC judges should be restored

The law commission, entrusted to advise the government on legal reforms, has recommended restoration of the original constitutional provision that had made the Supreme Court judges accountable to parliament…

June 27, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Prime minister Sheikh Hasina receives India’s external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj at her office in Dhaka on Thursday. — New Age photo

Nothing concrete about Teesta, LBA

Official talks between Bangladesh and India on Thursday ended without any substantial progress towards settling the issues of sharing of the Teesta water and land boundary agreement…

Germany’s Thomas Mueller (C) celebrates past his team-mates Toni Kroos (R) and Benedikt Hoewedes after scoring the winning goal against the US during their 2014 World Cup Group G soccer match at Recife on Thursday. — Reuters photo

Mueller fires Germany to victory over US

Thomas Mueller fired an unstoppable 20 metre shot to give Germany a 1-0 victory over the United States on Thursday and top spot in World Cup Group G.
The United States, coached by former German boss Jurgen Klinsmann, also went through to the last 16 despite the 1-0 defeat in rain-sodden Recife…

Polling agents pass idle time in the absence of voters in Bandar Rajbari Social Welfare polling centre during the by-election to Narayanganj 5 on Thursday. — Sony Ramany

Fake vote, low turnout mark polls

Jatiya Party candidate AKM Selim Osman won the parliamentary by-election to Narayanganj 5 constituency, which was marked by low turnout, casting of fake votes and ballot stuffing…

Ronaldo flickers

Cristiano Ronaldo scored his first goal of the tournament but missed a glut of other chances as Portugal’s 2-1 win over incident-hit Ghana on Thursday was not enough to make the second round as both sides exited the World Cup…

No question papers leaked in 5 years, Nahid tells JS

Education minister Nurul Islam Nahid on Thursday told the parliament that there was no allegation of question paper leak of any public examination in the last five years….

June 27, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

Finance minister, state minister censured for being absent in JS

Senior parliamentarian Suranjith Sengupta on Thursday censured the finance minister, AMA Muhith, for his staying abroad at a time when the budget session of the parliament is going on…

Watching 3 hours of daily TV doubles early death risk

People who watch three or more hours of television daily may be twice as likely to die prematurely than people who watch less, according to a study on Wednesday…

June 27, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National

Shamim abuses N’ganj ASP

Narayanganj assistant superintendent of police (traffic) Bashir Uddin on Thursday alleged that Awami League lawmaker Shamim Osman had threatened him with consequences for ‘not cooperating with his people’ in casting ‘fake votes’ in favour of his brother Selim Osman in the Narayanganj 5 parliamentary by-election…

June 27, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Ghana fans take selfies before the start of the World Cup match against Portugal at the Brasilia national stadium in Brasilia on Thursday. 
— Reuters photo

Shirt ties rival blood ties at Cup

Blood may run thicker than water, but for some World Cup fans, loyalty to the shirt can rival ties to one’s own country.
There are 32 teams competing in Brazil, but the chance to watch the tournament in what the hosts like to call the ‘land of football’ has proved irresistible for citizens from around the globe…

June 27, 2014 · 0 comments · Football, Front Page, National, Sports

Nigeria bomb blast kills 21

At least 21 people were killed when a suspected bomb tore through a crowded shopping district in the Nigerian capital Abuja during rush hour on Wednesday, the police said, adding to the toll of hundreds killed in attacks this year…

June 27, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National

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