Archive for July 5th, 2014

Smoke and flames rise from fuel trucks after an overnight attack by the Taliban on the outskirts of Kabul July 5, 2014. Taliban insurgents set fire on Saturday to about 200 oil tanker trucks supplying fuel for NATO forces in an attack just outside the Afghan capital Kabul, police said. - Reuters photo

Taliban attacks NATO fuel supply, burns 200 tankers

Taliban set fire on Saturday to about 200 oil tanker trucks supplying fuel for NATO forces in an attack just outside the Afghan capital Kabul, police said.

July 5, 2014 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
BGB reclaims 75 bigha land from Indian occupation

BGB reclaims 75 bigha land from Indian occupation

The Border Guard Bangladesh on Saturday reclaimed the possession of 75 bighas of land from India after 67 years at Binipur frontier in Jibannagar of Chuadanga.

July 5, 2014 · 0 comments · National
BNP taking preparation for polls: Fakhrul

BNP taking preparation for polls: Fakhrul

Bangladesh Nationalist Party acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Saturday said the party was being reorganised for intensified movement after Eid and was taking preparation for elections simultaneously.

July 5, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Politics
Iftekharuzzaman, 2 others injured in Rangamati attack

Iftekharuzzaman, 2 others injured in Rangamati attack

Bengali settlers in Rangamati on Saturday attacked the motorcade of Chittagong Hill Tracts Commission leaving three people injured including the commission member Iftekharuzzaman.

July 5, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Politics
BASIC chairman Sheikh Abdul Hai resigns

BASIC chairman Sheikh Abdul Hai resigns

Bangladesh Small Industries and Commerce Bank Limited chairman Sheikh Abdul Hai Bacchu on Friday tendered his resignation citing ‘health reason’, a close aide of the finance minister AMA Muhith said on Saturday.

July 5, 2014 · 0 comments · National
A shopper wades through knee-deep water inside Dhanmondi Hawkers Market in Dhaka after a torrential rain on Saturday as Eid shopping peaks more than three weeks ahead of the festival. — New Age photo

Parts of Dhaka, Khulna inundated, dwellers suffer

The capital city Dhaka and port city Khulna experienced a heavy monsoon shower since Saturday morning, attributing to moderate water-logging and traffic congestions.

July 5, 2014 · 0 comments · National

5.7 quake hits NE Japan: USGS

A 5.7-magnitude quake hit off the coast of northeast Japan Saturday, seismologists said, but there were no immediate reports of damage…

July 5, 2014 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International
Palestinians attend the funeral of 16-year-old Mohammed Abu Khdeir in Jerusalem on Friday, July 4, 2014. Israeli police clashed with Palestinian protesters in Jerusalem on Friday as thousands of people converged on a cemetery for the burial of an Arab teenager, who Palestinians say was killed by Israeli extremists in a suspected revenge attack. - AP photo

Clashes break out during Palestinian funeral

Israeli police clashed with rock-throwing Palestinian protesters in Jerusalem on Friday as thousands mourned at the funeral for an Arab teen who Palestinians say was killed by Israeli extremist…

July 5, 2014 · 0 comments · International
Brazil's Neymar is carried away on a stretcher during the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Brazil and Colombia at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, Friday, July 4, 2014. - AP photo

Brazil striker Neymar to miss rest of World Cup

Neymar will miss the rest of the World Cup after fracturing a vertebra during the team’s quarterfinal win over Colombia, the team’s doctor said Friday, reports…

July 5, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Brazil's David Luiz celebrates after scoring his team's second goal against Colombia from a free-kick during their 2014 World Cup quarter-finals at the Castelao arena in Fortaleza on Friday. - Reuters photo

Luiz stunner seals Brazil win

A stunning second-half free kick from Brazil’s David Luiz sealed a 2-1 win over Colombia in a frantic World Cup quarter-final on Friday, keeping the hosts on track for a sixth world title. Captain Thiago Silva bundled in Neymar’s corner at the back post to put the hosts ahead in the seventh minute before Luiz thundered home a dipping 30-metres […]

July 5, 2014 · 0 comments · Sports, TOP STORIES
Germany’s Mats Hummels (L) and Thomas Muller celebrate after Hummels scored against France during their World Cup quarter-final match at the Maracana on Friday. — Reuters photo

Hummels puts Germany into semis

Mats Hummels headed Germany into the World Cup’s last four as his first-half goal sealed a 1-0 win over France in Friday’s quarter-final at Brazil 2014.
The centre-back’s powerful 12th-minute header at Rio de Janeiro’s Maracana Stadium means Germany now face either Brazil or Colombia in Tuesday’s semi-final at Belo Horizonte…

NCBs mired in scams, irregularities

NCBs mired in scams, irregularities

The state-owned banks have become safe havens for rule violators as their boards of directors illegally dictate the loan approval process, and resort to malpractices and facts tempering often bypassing the regulators, a confidential report of the finance ministry revealed…

July 5, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Indo-Bangla coastal shipping deal on card

Indo-Bangla coastal shipping deal on card

Bangladesh and India have made all preparations to launch ‘coastal shipping’ between the two countries to ‘facilitate trade and transportation of goods’ through inland and coastal waters…

Canadian Police wants to interrogate 2 BNP leaders

Canadian Police wants to interrogate 2 BNP leaders

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police wants to interrogate two Bangladesh Nationalist Party leaders in connection with BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia’s alleged involvement in Niko graft case…

55pc of edn sector procurement ‘shady’

55pc of edn sector procurement ‘shady’

The extent of corrupt and collusive government-run procurements in Bangladesh has been laid bare in an independent scrutiny of tenders undertaken for a donor funded development programme, which was conducted in 15 different districts by an audit firm hired by a consortium of donors…

July 5, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
EC files case against Ershad

EC files case against Ershad

The Election Commission has filed a case against the Jatiya Party faction chairman, HM Ershad, for his failure to submit the return of his election expenses for Lalamonirhat 1 parliamentary constituency in the January 5 general elections…

Magic mix making WC score-fest

Magic mix making WC score-fest

Since Day 1, when Brazil put three past Croatia, the World Cup has enjoyed a goal deluge as sustained as an Amazon forest downpour.
A combination of factors gelled to put Brazil on a trajectory to smash the record for most goals at any of the 20 World Cups…

July 5, 2014 · 0 comments · Football, Front Page, Sports

Goods transportation by railway decreasing

Bangladesh Railway in last four years has seen about 39 per cent drop in goods transportation, said officials.
The decrease in goods transportation caused a significant loss of the BR in revenue earning over the period, they added…

July 5, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages, National

Weak ruling party can’t run govt: Suranjit

Awami League leader Suranjit Sengupta on Friday said a government cannot function well, or remain in power for a long period, unless the ruling party is united and strong…

July 5, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages, National

Employees keep VC confined

A group of employees of Begum Rokeya University in Rangpur have kept the vice-chancellor confined in his office since Thursday noon demanding immediate permanent appointment of the temporary employees of the university…

July 5, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages, National

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