Archive for June, 2014

Ministries draw flak for loan scams, law and order slide

Parliament on Sunday passed the appropriation bill 2014 with a few independent and Jatiya Party lawmakers censuring the government over bank loan scams, sliding law and order and falling quality of public health services…

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Probe fails to find out culprits

The committee investigating how the question paper of the Higher Secondary Certificate English second paper examinations was leaked submitted its findings on Sunday, without identifying the culprits behind the leak…

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Fin min plans to sign MoUs with boards of public sector banks to stop scams

The finance ministry has drafted a memorandum of understanding for signing with the boards of all state-controlled banks, a move designed to contain unauthorized influence and corrupt practices of the bank directors amid soaring bad loans in the public sector banks…

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$428m of irregularities in 8 years

Annual audits of a ministry of health development programme, funded jointly by international donors and the government of Bangladesh, identified financial irregularities amounting to $428 million between 2003 and 2010…

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Donors keep faith in WB audit supervision

Despite audits identifying hundreds of millions of dollars of financial irregularities in health programmes over a 10-year period, donor governments say that they remain confident that systems are in place to ensure that their money is spent correctly…

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Algeria have a score to settle with Germany

Algeria have a score to settle with Germany

Underdogs Algeria have the chance to settle a 32-year-old World Cup score and create a major Brazil 2014 upset by knocking out Germany in today’s last 16 clash.
The sides meet at Porto Alegre’s Beira-Rio Stadium, but the 1982 World Cup in Spain remains a sore point in Algeria, three decades after ‘the shame of Gijon’…

Docs available on holidays only in Bangladesh: Nasim

The health minister, Mohammad Nasim, on Sunday claimed that doctors were available on holidays in nowhere across the world but in Bangladesh to prove health services…

June 30, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National

New Chinese map lays claim to Arunachal Pradesh

In a fresh dare, China has published a new map that has unnerved sentiments among governments ranging from India to those in Southeast Asia, reports Zee News…

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Another spell of torrential rain since Sunday morning inundates most parts of Chittagong city, forcing people to wade through knee-deep water at Bahaddarhat. 
— Focusbangla photo

Ctg goes under water again

Port city Chittagong went under knee-deep water once again following moderate rainfall from early Saturday to all of Sunday.
Low-lying parts of the city, including Badurthola, Bahaddarhat, Chawkbazar, Dewanbazar, Sirajdaullah Road, Sholokbahar, Muradpur, Chandgao had gone under water completely…

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BNP demands internal probe body

The acting Bangladesh Nationalist Party secretary general, Mira Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, on Sunday demanded a neutral probe by a body with international experts into the money siphoned off to Swiss banks from Bangladesh…

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IO submits war crimes probe report against Hasan

Investigator Hari Dev Nath on Sunday submitted to the prosecution the probe report against absconding war crimes accused Syed Md Hasan alias Hasen Ali.
Hasan was allegedly the Razakar Bahini commander at Tarail thana in the then Kishoreganj sub-division in 1971…

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ACC drops Mridha from graft case

The Anti-Corruption Commission dropped the name of Yousuf Ali Mridha – earlier sacked from his post as general manager of Chittagong east zone railway over allegations of corruption – from two cases on Sunday…

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Colombian midfielder James Rodriguez (L) volleys the ball past Uruguay’s Diego Godin and Egidio Arevalo Rios to score his first goal during their World Cup Round of 16 match at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday. — AP photo

Rodriguez draws Maradona comparison

Sensational Colombia midfielder James Rodriguez struck twice in a 2-0 win over Uruguay in the last 16 on Saturday to move top of the World Cup scorers’ list and stake a claim for being player of the tournament…

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Brazilian goalkeeper Julio Cesar (C) celebrates with team-mates after the decisive penalty in their World Cup round of 16 match against Chile t at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte on Saturday. — Reuters photo

Valiant show vindicates vilified Cesar

Brazil goalkeeper Julio Cesar celebrated Saturday night after his dream performance helped erase the nightmare of the 2010 World Cup when his mistake helped lead to Brazil’s early elimination and four years of vilification by sceptical fans…

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Brazilian forward Neymar (L) scores during the penalty shootout in their World Cup round of 16 match against Chile at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte on Saturday. — AFP photo

Neymar holds nerve in Brazil triumph

Neymar left the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte battered and bruised but relieved after holding his nerve to score from the spot in Brazil’s dramatic penalty shoot-out win over Chile…

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Germans reject talk of Algerian revenge

Germany coach Joachim Low insists the settling of a 32-year-old World Cup score should not be a motivator for Algeria in today’s last 16 clash at Brazil 2014.
The Germans take on Algeria in Porto Alegre for a place in the quarter-finals against either France or Nigeria next Friday…

June 30, 2014 · 0 comments · Football, Sports

Brazil almost undone by Chile’s pressing game

Brazil’s quest for a sixth world title on home soil was almost ended by Chile’s tireless and relentless pressing game in an utterly absorbing and tense World Cup second-round match on Saturday…

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French ambitions face Nigeria test

After flashes of magnificent football in the group phase, France will look to confirm their World Cup credentials in today’s last-16 tie against Nigeria…

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Wilmots enjoying playing the guessing game

Wilmots enjoying playing the guessing game

Belgium coach Marc Wilmots could well be described as ‘Tinkerman II’ as at the World Cup finals he has followed the Claudio Ranieri line on selection policy by changing his line-up constantly and has so far given 20 of his 23 man squad some playing time…

June 30, 2014 · 0 comments · Football, Sports

Cabaye calls on team-mates to tone down arrogance

The French players must resist falling into the trap of becoming arrogant otherwise it will present enormous problems for their World Cup campaign said midfielder Yohan Cabaye on Saturday…

June 30, 2014 · 0 comments · Football, Sports

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