Archive for July 2nd, 2014

Section 144 imposed in Dighinala

Section 144 imposed in Dighinala

The local administration on Wednesday banned gathering of people imposing section 144 in an area stretching from Dighinala upazila parishad to Babuchhara Bazar for 18 hours on Thursday as two rival groups called separate programmes at the same venue and same time…

July 2, 2014 · 0 comments · National
China restricts Ramadan fasting in Xinjiang

China restricts Ramadan fasting in Xinjiang

China has banned civil servants, students and teachers in its mainly Muslim Xinjiang region from taking part in Ramadan fasting, government websites said, prompting condemnation from an exile group on Wednesday…

July 2, 2014 · 1 comment · International
RAB back on street patrolling

RAB back on street patrolling

Members of Rapid Action Battalion on Wednesday started patrolling streets again to maintain the law and order across the country, including the capital.

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50,000 more policemen to be recruited, says PM

50,000 more policemen to be recruited, says PM

Prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Wednesday told parliament that her government had taken a decision in principle to recruit 50,000 more manpower for the police force.

July 2, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Broadcast commission soon: Inu

Broadcast commission soon: Inu

The minister for information, Hasanul Haque Inu, on Wednesday said the government would establish a broadcast commission to regulate the broadcasting media including television and radio in private and public sectors.

July 2, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Three secys reshuffled

Three secys reshuffled

The government has reshuffled secretaries of three ministries on Wednesday.

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Court orders probe into case against Northern Univ teacher

Court orders probe into case against Northern Univ teacher

A Dhaka metropolitan magistrate court on Wednesday ordered to investigate into a case of defaming the country’s founding president Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and submit the investigation report by July 16.

July 2, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Govt mulls joining AIIB, PM tells JS

Govt mulls joining AIIB, PM tells JS

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Wednesday said in parliament that Bangladesh would consider joining in the Chinese initiative to establish a new bank in the style of World Bank if it seemed profitable for the development of the country…

July 2, 2014 · 0 comments · Business, National
IO begins testimony against Qaisar

IO begins testimony against Qaisar

The investigation officer in the war crimes case against former Jatiya Party state minister Syed Md Qaisar began her testimony on Wednesday as the 32nd and the last prosecution witness against the accused in the International Crimes Tribunal-2…

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ICT asks completing IO’s cross examination by tomorrow

The International Crimes Tribunal -1on Wednesday asked the defence lawyer of war crimes accused detained Jamaat leader ATM Azharul Islam to complete the cross examination of investigator SM Idris Ali by Thursday.

July 2, 2014 · 0 comments · National
76 gold bars recovered at Ctg airport

76 gold bars recovered at Ctg airport

Custom officials at Chittagong Shah Amanat International airport on Wednesday recovered 76 gold bars weighing 8.5 kilograms from baggage of two passengers who landed at the airport by an Air-Arabia flight. The gold worth Tk 3.8 crore was found after scanning the baggage of Md Foisal Shikdar and another Md Iskandar. Chittagong customs assistant commissioner Moshiur Rahman Mondol said the […]

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India agrees to repatriate Noor Hossain: FM

India agrees to repatriate Noor Hossain: FM

Foreign minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali on Wednesday said India agreed to repatriate Noor Hossain, the prime suspect in the Narayanganj seven murders.

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PM urges citizens to pray for a favourable sea boundary verdict

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said the Permanent Court of Arbitration is likely to deliver its judgment on the maritime boundary dispute between Bangladesh and India, this week.
‘The case that we had lodged against India…its judgment would be delivered this month, perhaps, we will get it during this week,’ she said urging the citizens to pray for a favourable verdict.

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Govt to put highest effort to identify question paper pilferers

Govt to put highest effort to identify question paper pilferers

Education minister Nurul Islam Nahid Wednesday said the government will put its highest effort to find out the culprits behind the leakage of the question paper of the HSC English second paper examination.

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Prisoner swap deal with UAE soon: Report

Prisoner swap deal with UAE soon: Report

The UAE is set to sign a deal with Bangladesh within months regarding prisoner swap, Abu Dhabi-based English-language daily The National reported on Tuesday.

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France’s Sarkozy faces corruption probe in blow to comeback hopes

France’s Sarkozy faces corruption probe in blow to comeback hopes

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy was placed under formal investigation Wednesday, the prosecutor’s office said, on suspicions he tried to use his influence to thwart an investigation of his 2007 election campaign.

Governor of Borno State Kashim Shettima (C) visits a man injured in a bomb blast, at a hospital in Maiduguri July 1, 2014.  A bomb in a van carrying charcoal exploded in a busy market in northeast Nigeria on Tuesday, killing at least 20 people in the latest suspected attack by Islamist militants, witnesses said. Picture taken July 1, 2014. - Reuters

56 dead in Nigeria market blast

A car bomb in a marketplace in Maiduguri, the northeast Nigerian city that is the birthplace of Boko Haram extremism, killed at least 56 people Tuesday, the leader of a civilian group that recovered the bodies said.

Asian stocks up broadly, Nikkei highest in over five months

Asian stocks scored a three-year peak on Wednesday after a round of upbeat global economic data whetted risk appetites and helped Wall Street taste all-time highs…

July 2, 2014 · 0 comments · Business
Belgium strike in extra time to sink US

Belgium strike in extra time to sink US

Extra-time goals from Kevin De Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku sealed a thrilling 2-1 victory for Belgium over a spirited United States on Tuesday and set up a World Cup quarter-final clash with Argentina. After dominating the game and being frustrated by an inspired Tim Howard in the US goal, De Bruyne struck in the 93rd minute, collecting a loose ball […]

July 2, 2014 · 0 comments · Football, Sports, TOP STORIES
Argentina’s Angel di Maria runs past Switzerland goalkeeper Diego Benaglio after scoring his side’s only goal in extra time during their World Cup round of 16 soccer match at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo on Tuesday. — AP photo

Angel Argentina’s archangel

Angel Di Maria’s extra-time winner kept Argentina’s World Cup dream alive on Tuesday as they scrambled into the quarter-finals with a dramatic 1-0 win over Switzerland…

July 2, 2014 · 0 comments · Football, Sports, TOP STORIES

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