Archive for June, 2014

Much ado about Modi

THE landslide victory in the Lok Sabha elections seems to have surpassed even the expectations of the Bharatiya Janata Party and its partners in the National Democratic Alliance and elevated Narendra Modi to global standing…

June 1, 2014 · 1 comment · Editorial
George Clooney aims to join politics

George Clooney aims to join politics

Hollywood star George Clooney is reportedly planning to launch his career in politics after he ties the knot with lawyer Amal Alamuddin, reports Indian Express…

June 1, 2014 · 0 comments · Entertainment, Timeout

Sagna confirms Arsenal exit

France international defender Bacary Sagna confirmed on Friday that he is leaving English Premier League side Arsenal after seven years in north London…

June 1, 2014 · 0 comments · Athletics, Other Games, Sports

Online banking thefts hit Japan firms prompting compensation rethink

Hackers stole nearly $2 million from the online bank accounts of Japanese businesses in April, a surge in theft that has prompted some banks to curtail online services and rethink compensation policies, executives and regulators say…

June 1, 2014 · 0 comments · Business

Renewable energy technology conference ends

A three-day international conference ended in the city Saturday showcasing new renewable energy technologies…

June 1, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages, National
Priyanka asks for special privileges at airports to be withdrawn

Priyanka asks for special privileges at airports to be withdrawn

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has written a letter to the Special Protection Group or SPG, asking for special airport exemptions provided to her family, when they are travelling together, to be withdrawn, NDTV reported…

June 1, 2014 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
Revisiting People’s Report on Bangladesh Environment

Revisiting People’s Report on Bangladesh Environment

Raising the political aspect of the environment is urgent and immediate as dominating interests are devouring the environment, as degradation of the environment is hurting the people, as one of the arms of the dominating…

June 1, 2014 · 0 comments · Editorial
Brad Pitt becomes Sediuk’s latest Hollywood victim

Brad Pitt becomes Sediuk’s latest Hollywood victim

Ukrainian TV reporter Vitalii Sediuk has again made the news for the wrong reasons. This time, Sediuk was accused of striking Brad Pitt at the ‘Maleficent’ premiere…

June 1, 2014 · 0 comments · Entertainment, Timeout
Minister asks BRTA to lower road accidents to zero level

Minister asks BRTA to lower road accidents to zero level

The minister for communications Obaidul Quader on Saturday asked Road Transport Authority to check documents of motorbikes to bring down road accidents to zero level…

June 1, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages, National

Merger activity helps push US stocks higher

Fresh merger and acquisition activity helped lift US stocks higher in a holiday-shortened week that was otherwise light on trading catalysts…

June 1, 2014 · 0 comments · Business

Modi abolishes all ministerial groups

dismantling a legacy of UPA rule, prime minister Narendra Modi abolished all the 30 GoMs and EGoMs on Saturday and told ministries and departments to take decisions on pending matters, The Times of India reported…

June 1, 2014 · 0 comments · International, South Asia

Narine opts for IPL over Windies’ Tests

West Indies’ off spinner Sunil Narine has opted to play in the Indian Premier League final and as a result will miss the forthcoming Tests against New Zealand, the West Indies Cricket Board said Friday…

June 1, 2014 · 0 comments · Cricket, Sports

So much for commitment to tobacco control

IT IS regrettable that Bangladesh joined the rest of the world in observance of World No Tobacco Day on Saturday amidst widespread violation of anti-tobacco laws in the country…

June 1, 2014 · 0 comments · Editorial

AROUND THE TOWN

Exhibition
Poradrishti
A collection of SM Sultan’s works
Time: 12pm to 7pm
Date: May 23 to July…

June 1, 2014 · 0 comments · Timeout

BCL blocks road

Supporters of slain Phulgazi upazila chairman Ekramul Haque Ekram and upazila unit Chhatra League activists on Saturday blocked Feni-Parshuram road demanding exemplary punishment for the killers of Ekramul…

June 1, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages, National

Poor allocation and even poorer spending in education

THE decline in spending of the annual development fund by the education and the primary and mass education ministry by 10 and 7 per cent respectively in the first three quarters of the current fiscal year, in comparison with the corresponding…

June 1, 2014 · 0 comments · Editorial

Aftab Automobiles Ltd

Aftab Automobiles Ltd is the largest private sector automobile assembling plant in Bangladesh. Aftab Automobiles Ltd became a listed company on the Dhaka Stock Exchange in 1987…

June 1, 2014 · 0 comments · Business

Sangakkara hits 1st ton at Lord’s

Agence France-Presse . London
Kumar Sangakkara’s first century at Lord’s saw Sri Lanka bounce back in the fourth one-day international against England on Saturday. Just days after they’d been shot out for 67 at Old Trafford, Sri Lanka made 300 for nine after being sent into bat…

June 1, 2014 · 0 comments · Cricket, Sports

NEWSLINE

A provincial lawmaker from Pakistan’s ruling party has been kidnapped and is being held for ransom, the police said Saturday…

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