Archive for July 4th, 2014

EC sues Ershad in Lalmonirhat

EC sues Ershad in Lalmonirhat

The Election Commission has filed a case against Jatiya Party chairman HM Ershad in Lalmonirhat for failing to submit the details of his election expenses…

July 4, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Politics
Signal 3 for sea ports as fresh low persists

Signal 3 for sea ports as fresh low persists

Bangladesh Meteorological Department has asked the maritime ports of Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra to hoist local cautionary signal three as a fresh low over West Bengal and adjoining area persisting…

July 4, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Hindu leaders demand security of minorities

Hindu leaders demand security of minorities

Leaders of Bangladesh Jatiya Hindu Mahajote on Friday at a protest rally in the city called on the Awami League-led government to take immediate steps to stop attacks on Hindu minorities across the country…

July 4, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Girl rescued hours after abduction

Girl rescued hours after abduction

A college student, who was abducted from Uttara Thursday night, has been rescued from Kafrul area in the capital early Friday. Nisarul Arif, deputy commissioner of police of Uttara division, said the 19-year-old abducted girl was rescued at a house in South Kafrul by the members of Uttara (East) police…

July 4, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Gaza calm as Israel braces for Palestinian youth’s funeral

Gaza calm as Israel braces for Palestinian youth’s funeral

Shelling across the Gaza Strip’s border tapered off on Friday while Israel braced for violent protests by Palestinians in Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank at the funeral of a youth they believe was killed by far-right Jews…

July 4, 2014 · 0 comments · International, Middle East
UN approves peacekeeping budget after tough debate

UN approves peacekeeping budget after tough debate

The UN General Assembly’s budget committee approved the budget for its far-flung peacekeeping missions Thursday after contentious negotiations pitting wealthy countries against developing nations…

Bodies of Benghazi victims arrive

Bodies of Benghazi victims arrive

The bodies of two Bangladeshi migrant workers killed in a missile attack in Benghazi in trouble-torn Libya recently arrived in Dhaka on Friday morning, officials said.

July 4, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Rescue workers try to reach vehicles trapped underneath a flyover that collapsed while under construction in Belo Horizonte in Brazil, on Thursday. - Reuters photo

2 die as unfinished flyover falls in Brazil

An overpass under construction collapsed Thursday in this World Cup host city, killing at least two people and trapping a commuter bus, two construction trucks and a car in an embarrassment for a country that has been basking in praise for what has mostly been a smoothly running…

Brazil police say FIFA official connected to ticket tout ring

Brazil police say FIFA official connected to ticket tout ring

Police in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday said they identified a FIFA official they allege helped a group of suspected scalpers in efforts to illegally resell World Cup tickets, including some originally allocated…

July 4, 2014 · 0 comments · Football, Sports
Imported seeds get entry without risk analysis

Imported seeds get entry without risk analysis

Imported seeds, plants and plant products get entry into Bangladesh without proper pest risk analysis.
Plant Quarantine unit officials said that they depend on exporters’ information in permitting the marketing of imported seeds.
The unit functions under the Plant Protection Wing of the Department of Agriculture Extension…

July 4, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
USTR claims not based on facts: Tofail

USTR claims not based on facts: Tofail

The commerce minister, Tofail Ahmed, on Thursday said the statement of the US Trade Representative that the government of Bangladesh had not implemented substantial parts of the GSP action plan was unjustified and not based on facts…

JSD draws flak for 1972-75 role

JSD draws flak for 1972-75 role

Parliament on Thursday witnessed a heated debate for a while as a lawmaker of Jatiya Samajtantrick Dal countered the statements of Awami League and Jatiya Party members on the Bangladesh Liberation Force and JSD’s role in 1972-1975…

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 the nation…

July 4, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Govt to recognise contribution of artistes to liberation war

Govt to recognise contribution of artistes to liberation war

The liberation war affairs minister, AKM Mozammel Huq, on Thursday told New Age that the ministry decided in principle to recognise the artistes, technical crews and officials of Swadhin Bangla Betar Kenrda as freedom fighters…

July 4, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Environment activists form a human chain in front of the National Press Club in Dhaka on Thursday, demanding implementation of law against polythene. — New Age photo

Polythene bags rule the roost as jute bags fail to take off

Despite a ban on polythene shopping bags, they are being traded and used throughout the country due to lack of government initiatives to promote jute bags as an alternative…

July 4, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
French players jog during a training session at the Santa Cruz Stadium in Ribeirao Preto on Wednesday.
 — AFP photo

Old foes set for Maracana date

Under-fire Germany face rejuvenated France in today’s World Cup quarter-final at Rio de Janeiro’s iconic Maracana stadium in a mouth-watering clash of two European powerhouses…

July 4, 2014 · 0 comments · Football, Front Page, Sports
Vehicles remain stuck in a tailback at Bangla Motors in the capital on Thursday as traffic congestion worsens in the city. — Indrajit Ghosh

City traffic in utter chaos

City people’s sufferings have multiplied, with traffic congestion worsening further because of the ongoing construction of flyovers, illegal parking and dumping of wastes on roads.
The bumper-to-bumper traffic has become a regular phenomenon on the main roads in the capital…

July 4, 2014 · 0 comments · Back Page, National
People won’t  forget BNP-Jamaat atrocities, PM tells JS

People won’t forget BNP-Jamaat atrocities, PM tells JS

Prime minister and leader of the house Sheikh Hasina on Thursday said the nation would never forget the BNP-Jamaat’s atrocities in the name of resisting the January 5 elections…

July 4, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, Politics
Don’t laugh at us: Ershad

Don’t laugh at us: Ershad

The Jatiya Party faction chairman, HM Ershad on Thursday urged the ruling Awami League not to laugh at the Jatiya Party.
He made the urge in his concluding speech in the second session of parliament…

July 4, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, Politics
Curfew slapped after Myanmar riots

Curfew slapped after Myanmar riots

Myanmar’s second-largest city was put under curfew on Thursday after two people were killed in the latest outbreak of Buddhist-Muslim violence to convulse the former junta-ruled nation…

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