Archive for July 1st, 2014

ACC interrogates ex-minister Ruhul, his son

ACC interrogates ex-minister Ruhul, his son

The Anti-Corruption Commission Tuesday interrogated former health minister AFM Ruhul Haque and his son Ziaul Haque over their alleged illegal wealth…

July 1, 2014 · 0 comments · National
ICT denies 5 PWs statements in evidences

ICT denies 5 PWs statements in evidences

The International Crimes Tribunal-2 on Tuesday rejected a prosecution plea seeking acceptance of statements made by five prosecution witnesses against war crimes accused Syed Md Qaisar…

July 1, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Gold bars, iphones recovered from DHL bag at Dhaka airport

Gold bars, iphones recovered from DHL bag at Dhaka airport

The customs intelligence authorities on Tuesday seized 11 gold bars weighing 1.2 kilogram and 128 pieces of iPhones worth Tk 1.5 crore at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport…

July 1, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Why not a domestic workers’ protection law, asks HC

Why not a domestic workers’ protection law, asks HC

The High Court on Tuesday asked the government and other authorities to explain in four weeks why it would not be directed to enact a law to protect hundreds of domestic workers…

July 1, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Bangabandhu Bridge maintenance cost Tk 593cr till June 2014: Obaidul

Bangabandhu Bridge maintenance cost Tk 593cr till June 2014: Obaidul

The authority spent a total of Tk 592.98 crore to maintain Bangabandhu Bridge till June 2014, communications minister Obaidul Quader told Parliament on Tuesday, replying to a starred question of Enamul Haque…

July 1, 2014 · 0 comments · National

JS passes Journalists Welfare Trust Bill

The Jatiya Sangsad (JS) Tuesday passed the ‘Bangladesh Journalists Welfare Trust Bill 2014′ aimed at ensuring welfare of the poor, insolvent, sick and wounded journalists…

July 1, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Muhith gets angry at money wash critics

Muhith gets angry at money wash critics

Finance minister AMA Muhith Tuesday criticised the opponents who blame him for continuing the scheme of whitening undisclosed money in the budget for 2014-15.

July 1, 2014 · 0 comments · Business
Govt to contain chemical use in ponds, wetlands: Minister

Govt to contain chemical use in ponds, wetlands: Minister

Fisheries and livestock minister Muhammed Sayedul Hoque Tuesday said the government will take measures to stop excessive use of chemicals in fish ponds and wetlands, on public health concerns.

July 1, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Probe committee records statements of fired RAB men at Dhaka Central Jail

A high-powered committee investigating the subsequent killing of seven people after abductions in Narayanganj today is recording the statements of the three fired Rapid Action Battalion officers, at the Dhaka Central Jail, officials said.

July 1, 2014 · 0 comments · National
10 killed in Jessore road mishap

10 killed in Jessore road mishap

At least 10 passengers of a Benapole bound night coach were killed and 20 others injured in an accident at Gadkhali area under Jhikargachha upazila on Dhaka- Benapole highway Tuesday morning

July 1, 2014 · 0 comments · National, TOP STORIES

Israel vows resolute action after abducted teenagers found dead

Israel has vowed retribution against Hamas, the militant Palestinian group it accuses of the kidnap and murder of three teenagers, BBC reported.

July 1, 2014 · 0 comments · International

NEPC mounts pressure for higher price

New England Power Company is mounting pressure on the government to realise financial benefits more than the benchmark price of electricity set by the Power Development Board for buying from private power suppliers for additional five years after the expiry of previous contracts…

July 1, 2014 · 0 comments · Back Page, National

ACC finds evidence of illegal wealth of ministers, lawmakers

The Anti-Corruption Commission investigators probing the sources of wealth of seven ministers and lawmakers of the immediate-past Awami League-led government have found evidence that all of them possess illegal wealth, confirmed sources inside the ACC…

July 1, 2014 · 0 comments · Back Page, National

Youth arrested in Sylhet for giving death threat to law minister

Rapid Action Battalion on Monday morning arrested a young man from Sylhet city on charge of issuing a threat for life to the law minister Anisul Haque.
The arrested was identified as Fayzur Rahman, 28, a tenant of a rented house at Badam Bagicha in the city…

July 1, 2014 · 0 comments · Back Page, National
People throng the traditional iftar market at Chawkbazar in Dhaka to buy mouth-watering iftar items on Monday, the first day of Ramadan. — Sanaul Haque

People throng Chawkbazar to buy iftar

On the first day of Ramadan, people thronged the hundred-year-old iftar market at the capital’s Chawkbazar area to buy different iftar delicacies, on Monday…

July 1, 2014 · 0 comments · Back Page, National

Schoolteacher lands in jail for molesting student

A special tribunal in Dhaka on Monday refused to grant bail to a teacher of Motijheel Ideal School and College, and sent him to jail for sexually molesting a minor girl at his private coaching centre…

July 1, 2014 · 0 comments · Back Page, National

Private univs make money at education’s cost

A number of private universities are mired in irregularities and corruption, continuously flouting law in the absence of monitoring and enforcement of rules, shows a report…

July 1, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
France’s Paul Pogba (R) heads to score his team’s opening goal against Nigeria during their World cup round of 16 match at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia on Monday. — Reuters photo

France strike late to see off Nigeria

France ended Nigeria’s hopes of a first World Cup quarter-final appearance when they scored two late goals to beat the Super Eagles 2-0 in a rough and physical second-round match on Monday…

Editors’ Council, BFUJ protest at Shamim’s remarks

Editors’ Council on Monday protested at indecent comments of ruling Awami League lawmaker Shamim Osman about media and journalists and asked Shamim to withdraw the remarks…

July 1, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, Politics

Life in prison for formalin trade without licence

The cabinet on Monday gave its final approval to the draft ‘Formalin Control Bill-2014,’ incorporating a provision for life term imprisonment for trading formalin without licence…

July 1, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

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