Archive for July 3rd, 2014

Berliners shrug off ethical worries to storm new Primark store

Thousands of bargain hunters flocked to a new Primark store in the heart of Berlin on Thursday despite a protest by campaigners demanding the Irish chain improves conditions in the factories that produce its budget tops and jeans. Primark, owned by Associated British Foods, is accelerating the pace of its expansion in Europe, where it already has 274 stores, and […]

July 3, 2014 · 0 comments · Business

University in Khulna closed sine die after teacher’s arrest

Police in Khulna on Thursday arrested a lecturer of law department at Khulna campus of Northern University on charges of making derogatory remarks about country’s top leaders, prompting the authority to close the university sine die. Lecturer Rajib Hasnat Shakil, who allegedly made derogatory remarks about the country’s founding president Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, prime minister Sheikh Hasina and president Abdul […]

July 3, 2014 · 0 comments · Politics
Bangladesh-born American pleads guilty to terror charges

Bangladesh-born American pleads guilty to terror charges

A Bangladesh-born American citizen pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal charges of attempting to recruit and support terrorists to fight a holy war overseas…

July 3, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Ershad urges for real democracy

Ershad urges for real democracy

Special envoy to the prime minister and chairman of Jatiya Party HM Ershad on Thursday urged all to forget the past and establish real democracy by involving all…

July 3, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Politics
Prove allegations or apologise, Nahid tells TIB

Prove allegations or apologise, Nahid tells TIB

The education minister, Nurul Islam Nahid, Thursday termed baseless Transparency International Bangladesh recent report on corruption in private universities, which was rejected by authorities of the universities, and asked the transparency watchdog to offer apology to…

July 3, 2014 · 0 comments · National

HC declares battery-run rickshaws illegal

The High Court on Thursday declared illegal the running of battery-run rickshaws in Dhaka and Chittagong metropolitan cities. The bench of Justice Mirza Hussain Haider and Justice Muhammad Khurshid Alam Sarkar pronounced the verdict rejecting seven writ petitions filed by several trade organisations in Dhaka and Chittagong seeking directive to allow battery-run rickshaws to ply the city streets. Dhaka Zila […]

July 3, 2014 · 1 comment · National, TOP STORIES

Aviation, Tourism University on card: Menon tells JS

Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister Rashed Khan Menon Thursday said the government has planned to set up an Aviation & Tourism University to provide both theoretical and practical educations on aircraft and hospitality industry…

July 3, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Tarique Rahman serves legal notice on Hasan Mahmud

Tarique Rahman serves legal notice on Hasan Mahmud

The BNP senior vice-chairman, Tarique Rahman, on Thursday sent a legal notice through his counsel to the Awami League publicity and publications affairs secretary Hasan Mahmud for making ‘defamatory comments’ against…

July 3, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Politics
Constable shoots himself to death

Constable shoots himself to death

A police constable allegedly killed himself by firing at the office of the superintendent of police of Bagerhat on Thursday morning

July 3, 2014 · 0 comments · National
War crimes accused Forkan sent to jail

War crimes accused Forkan sent to jail

The International Crimes Tribunal-2 on Thursday sent a Patuakhali war crimes accused Forkan Mallik to jail and asked the prosecution team to submit a progress report on the investigation against him.

July 3, 2014 · 0 comments · National
3 killed in city road mishap

3 killed in city road mishap

At least three people were killed when a covered van rammed into a rickshaw-van at Kutubkhali in the capital’s Jatrabari area on Thursday morning, police said.

July 3, 2014 · 0 comments · National

China urges US to be more objective ahead of key meeting

China and the United States need to “plant more flowers, not thorns” in their relationship and Washington needs to have a more objective view about China, state media on Thursday quoted President Xi Jinping as saying…

July 3, 2014 · 0 comments · International

Bangladesh must do more to win back trade benefits: US

Reuters . Washington Bangladesh has to do more to improve factory conditions and workers rights in order to have US trade benefits restored, the US Trade Representative’s office said on Wednesday. The US president, Barack Obama, revoked long-time trade benefits for Bangladesh a year ago, after a garment factory collapse and a factory fire killed more than 1,200 people and […]

July 3, 2014 · 0 comments · Business
Muggers return to city streets

Muggers return to city streets

The muggers have returned to the city streets intensifying their attacks on non suspecting shoppers.
Several people became victims of stabbings and snatchings as the Ramadan has just begun.
Detectives said mobile banking sectors have become the prime targets of muggers…

July 3, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
RAB resumes street patrol, checkpoints

RAB resumes street patrol, checkpoints

The Rapid Action Battalion on Wednesday resumed patrol and search of vehicles setting up checkpoints after suspension of such duty for about a month amid widespread criticism on alleged involvement of some battalion men in the killing of seven people after abduction in Narayanganj in April…

July 3, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
India agrees to repatriate Noor, says FM

India agrees to repatriate Noor, says FM

The foreign minister, Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali, told parliament on Wednesday that India had agreed to extradite Noor Hossain, the prime accused of killing seven people after abduction in Narayanganj, now in Indian jail in a trespassing case…

July 3, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Brazilian forward Neymar (R) and defender Marcelo ride bicycles ahead of a training session at the Granja Comary training complex in Teresopolis on Tuesday. — AFP photo

Messi test for Belgium as last eight looms

Four-time footballer of the year Lionel Messi’s misfiring Argentina and Belgium completed the line-up for the World Cup quarter-finals and will face each other in a repeat of the 1986 World Cup semi-final…

People to pay power generation cost: PM

People to pay power generation cost: PM

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Wednesday in parliament put emphasis on reducing subsidy on electricity as the people would have to pay the price spent for generating electricity…

July 3, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Delay may cost Tk 1,624cr more

Delay may cost Tk 1,624cr more

A one year delay in implementing the power distribution capacity expansion project of Rural Electrification Board would cost the government up to Tk 1,624 crore in addition to the initial estimated cost, officials said…

July 3, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Shamim apologises for indecent remarks

Shamim apologises for indecent remarks

Ruling Awami League legislator Shamim Osman on Wednesday apologised for his derogatory remarks about media and journalists.
In a statement, Shamim said, ‘I had made my remarks quoting another person. If journalist community is hurt by the remarks, I apologise to them unconditionally and expect justice from them.’…

July 3, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, Politics

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