Archive for July, 2014

Tuba Group owner to be released in few days as he got bail before Eid, says minister

The state minister for labour and employment, Mujibul Haque Chunnu, on Thursday said that Tuba Group owner Delwar Hossain had obtained bail from the High Court and hoped that he might be released from jail on Sunday or Monday. Tuba Group owner Delwar got bail before the Eid. I hope, the ongoing problems [over the workers’ dues] will be resolved […]

July 31, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Israel, Hamas committing war crimes, says Pillay

The United Nation’s top human rights official is accusing Israel and Hamas militants of committing war crimes in the latest Gaza war

July 31, 2014 · 0 comments · International, Middle East
BSF returns four Bangladeshis in Thakurgaon border, BGB hands over an Indian

BSF returns four Bangladeshis in Thakurgaon border, BGB hands over an Indian

The Indian Border Security Force returned four Bangladeshis while the Border Guard Bangladesh released one Indian after a flag meeting in Thakurgaon on Thursday afternoon.

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Imam of China’s largest mosque killed in Xinjiang

Imam of China’s largest mosque killed in Xinjiang

The imam of China’s largest mosque – in the city of Kashgar in Xinjiang – has been killed in what appears to be a targeted assassination.

July 31, 2014 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International
Writer Nabarun Bhattacharya passes away

Writer Nabarun Bhattacharya passes away

Indian Bengali writer Nabarun Bhattacharya died from cancer at Thakurpukur Cancer Hospital in Kolkata on Thursday afternoon. He was 66. Nabarun, a writer committed to a revolutionary and radical aesthetics, was suffering from cancer for long, reports Zee News. Born on June 23, 1948 to actor Bijan Bhattacharya and writer Mahashweta Devi was awarded with Sahitya Academy award for his […]

July 31, 2014 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
Fasting workrs of Tuba Group who have fallen sick are given intravenous fluid at the venue of their hunger strike at Central Badda in Dhaka on Thursday. – New Age photo

21 more fasting workers of Tuba group fall sick, 11 hospitalised

At least 21 more apparel workers who were on a hunger strike for the fourth consecutive day, demanding payment of arrears, wages and festival allowance…

July 31, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Death toll rises to 39 as mudslide swallows Indian village

Death toll rises to 39 as mudslide swallows Indian village

Rescuers using earth-moving equipment and their bare hands dug through heavy mud and debris Thursday after a landslide engulfed an entire village in western India, killing at least 30 people and leaving about 100 missing…

July 31, 2014 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
A Palestinian firefighter participates in efforts to put out a fire from the wreckage of a house, which witnesses said was destroyed in an Israeli air strike, in Gaza City on Thursday. – Reuters photo

Netanyahu vows to complete Gaza tunnels destruction

The Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, facing international alarm over a rising civilian death toll in Gaza, said on Thursday he would not accept any ceasefire that stopped Israel completing the destruction of militants’ infiltration…

July 31, 2014 · 0 comments · International, Middle East
Sonia vows to write book on her own to tell the ‘truth’

Sonia vows to write book on her own to tell the ‘truth’

The Indian National Congress president, Sonia Gandhi, in a rare show of emotion vowed to write a book on her own to pave everyone to know the truth about her life following criticism from fellow…

July 31, 2014 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
Acquittal of farmers who shot 28 Bangladeshis sparks outrage in Greece

Acquittal of farmers who shot 28 Bangladeshis sparks outrage in Greece

A Greek court’s decision to acquit local farmers who admitted shooting 28 Bangladeshi strawberry pickers when they to ask for months of back pay has sparked outrage…

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US house clears way for suing Obama

US house clears way for suing Obama

Contending that president Barack Obama exceeded his constitutional powers in the way he has enforced the 2010 health care law, a sharply divided US house of representatives approved a Republican plan to file an election-season lawsuit…

Minorities in Bangladesh face increased harassment and attacks: US report

Minorities in Bangladesh face increased harassment and attacks: US report

A United States report on the status of religious freedom in Bangladesh said Hindus and other ethnic and religious minorities have faced increased harassment and physical attacks amidst political…

July 31, 2014 · 1 comment · National
Matalan bows to pressure to compensate Rana Plaza victims

Matalan bows to pressure to compensate Rana Plaza victims

UK clothing chain Matalan has bowed to pressure and made a donation to the UN-backed fund to compensate the victims of the Rana Plaza factory collapse – one day before the deadline for payments…

July 31, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Movement after forming national unity: Fakhrul

Movement after forming national unity: Fakhrul

Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said on Thursday that a greater national unity involving the people of the country would be formed for a movement…

July 31, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Politics
Muhith finds political movement impossible

Muhith finds political movement impossible

The minister for finance, AMA Muhith, on Thursday said no political party could wage a movement at present situation. He came up with the remark while exchanging post Eid greetings with his ministry…

July 31, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Politics
19 swimmers drown off Pakistan beaches

19 swimmers drown off Pakistan beaches

At least 19 people drowned off southern Pakistani beaches because of heavy waves and strong currents, rescuers said on Thursday. Shoaib Sadiqui, the administrator of Pakistan’s largest city Karachi, said the victims ignored safety warnings…

July 31, 2014 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
4 drown in Sirajganj boat capsize

4 drown in Sirajganj boat capsize

At least 4 people drowned while 20 more people were still missing as a mechanised boat capsized in the Jamuna river at Chauhali of Sirajganj…

July 31, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Some WTO members discussing customs deal without India

Some WTO members discussing customs deal without India

A group of World Trade Organization (WTO) members has informally discussed adopting a global overhaul of customs rules without India fearing New Delhi may go ahead with threats to block the deal…

July 31, 2014 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International
10 bodies found at Padma, Gorai rivers

10 bodies found at Padma, Gorai rivers

A rescue team found ten dead bodies on Thursday morning in the rivers of Padma and Gorai near Bairagir char at Daulatpur of Kushtia, following a boat capsize…

July 31, 2014 · 0 comments · National
HSC results on Aug 13

HSC results on Aug 13

Results of the Higher Secondary School Certificate and its equivalent examinations will be published on August 13, an education ministry official said. The education minister, Nurul Islam Nahid, will first hand over the results…

July 31, 2014 · 0 comments · National

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