Archive for July 6th, 2014

Cabinet body okays Malaysian offer for building 8,400 flats

Cabinet body okays Malaysian offer for building 8,400 flats

The cabinet economic affairs committee on Sunday in principle approved an offer of the Malaysian government to construct 8,400 residential flats for Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha.

July 6, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Govt dissolves scandal-hit BASIC Bank board, appoints new chairman

Govt dissolves scandal-hit BASIC Bank board, appoints new chairman

The government on Sunday dissolved the board of directors of Bangladesh Small Industries and Commerce Bank Limited and appointed Bangladesh Krishi Bank chairman Alauddin A Majid as its new chairman two days after the resignation of the scandal-hit bank chairman Sheikh Abdul Hai Bachchu.

July 6, 2014 · 0 comments · Business
HRW urges govt to withdraw restrictive draft law on NGOs

HRW urges govt to withdraw restrictive draft law on NGOs

The New York-based Human Rights Watch on Sunday urged Bangladesh government to withdraw a proposed law aiming to impose draconian restrictions on foreign-funded non-governmental organisations…

July 6, 2014 · 0 comments · National
DCs conference begins July 8

DCs conference begins July 8

The three-day annual conference of the deputy commissioners begins in Dhaka on Tuesday with issues of law and order, price hike, land management and implementation of development programmes high on the agenda.

July 6, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Metro rides by 2019: PM

Metro rides by 2019: PM

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday expressed her optimism that the city inhabitants would be able to enjoy metro rides in 2019. She was exchanging views with the ministry of communications officials at the Secretariat…

July 6, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Shakib denies he had threatened to quit playing Tests, ODIs

Shakib denies he had threatened to quit playing Tests, ODIs

Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan on Sunday denied allegation that he had threatened to quit playing Tests and ODIs for the country for being called back from the Caribbean Premier League…

July 6, 2014 · 0 comments · Cricket, National, Sports

Advanced train tickets in July 20-24

Railway minister Mazibul Hoque Sunday said advanced train tickets would be made available from July 20 to 24 to facilitate the Eid-revelers’ journey…

July 6, 2014 · 0 comments · National
2 held with 7.6 kg gold bars at Dhaka airport

2 held with 7.6 kg gold bars at Dhaka airport

Customs Intelligence on Sunday arrested two incoming passengers along with 7.6 kilograms of pure gold bars from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport. The detained were identified as Shahinur Alam, 40, and Monjurul Haque Shumon, 26.

July 6, 2014 · 0 comments · National
11 killed in Tamil Nadu wall collapse

11 killed in Tamil Nadu wall collapse

Eleven people were killed and many are still feared trapped after compound wall of a warehouse collapsed in Uparapalayam in Tiruvallur district of Tamil Nadu on Sunday…

July 6, 2014 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
Argentina’s Di Maria to undergo scan on injured thigh

Argentina’s Di Maria to undergo scan on injured thigh

Argentina’s Angel Di Maria will undergo a scan on his injured thigh after the midfielder hobbled out of their quarter-final win over Belgium on Saturday, with local media suggesting his World Cup could…

July 6, 2014 · 0 comments · Football, Sports
53 Boko Haram fighters killed, claim Nigerian army

53 Boko Haram fighters killed, claim Nigerian army

Nigeria’s military said on Saturday that it had killed 53 fighters from the Islamist Boko Haram group when it repelled an attack on a military base in the northeast Nigerian town of Damboa…

Goalkeeper Tim Krul of the Netherlands celebrates with team-mates after their penalty shootout win in the 2014 World Cup quarter-finals against  Costa Rica  at the Fonte Nova arena in Salvador on Saturday. Reuters photo

Shootout win keeps Dutch dream alive

The Netherlands advanced to a World Cup semi-final with Argentina by beating Costa Rica on penalties after a cagey, tactical last-eight battle finished 0-0 after extra-time on Saturday. Substitute goalkeeper goalkeeper Tim Krul, introduced just for the shootout, saved from Bryan Ruiz and Michael Umana as the Netherlands triumphed 4-3. Costa Rica defended deeply from the start and goalkeeper Keylor […]

July 6, 2014 · 0 comments · Sports, TOP STORIES
Govt plans fresh fuel price hike

Govt plans fresh fuel price hike

The government is planning to raise fuel oil prices to increase its revenue by at least Tk 1,000 crore a year although it is already counting profit from the sector, officials said…

July 6, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Argentina forward Gonzalo Higuain (L) shoots to score during their 2014 FIFA World Cup quarter-final football match against Belgium at the Mane Garrincha National Stadium in Brasilia on Saturday. — AFP photo

Higuain fires Argentina into semis

Gonzalo Higuain smashed home an early goal as Argentina dashed the World Cup dreams of much-fancied Belgium with a 1-0 win in the quarter-finals in Brasilia on Saturday…

July 6, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, Sports, TOP STORIES
Canal grabbing threatens city sewer system

Canal grabbing threatens city sewer system

Unplanned development and illegal construction encroaching on natural canals, flood-flow zones and low-lying areas in the city and on its outskirts have jeopardised Dhaka’s sewer system, causing water-logging during monsoon every year, urban experts have said…

July 6, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
A shopper wades through ankle-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.  — Sony Ramany

Downpours paralyse life in capital, other cities

Capital Dhaka and the other cities woke up to heavy rains and congested traffic on Saturday.
The downpour disrupted morning rush hour traffic in all the cities and several district towns…

July 6, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Bangladesh gets back 75 bigha lands from India

Bangladesh gets back 75 bigha lands from India

Bangladesh has got back 75 bighas of land in Benipur frontier at Jibannagar upazila in Chuadanga that was occupied by India 67 years ago. The Border Guard Bangladesh took possession of the land from Indian Border Security…

FFs database work suspended

FFs database work suspended

The work of building up a database with detailed information of freedom fighters, started by the liberation war ministry in 2011, has been suspended due to an unusually large number of applications…

July 6, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Brazilian defender David Luiz celebrates after scoring his team’s second goal against Colombia during their quarter-final match at the Castelao Stadium in Fortaleza on Friday. — AFP photo

Brazil face reality without Neymar

At barber shops, bakeries and parks around Brazil on Saturday, it seemed like everyone was shaking their heads and quietly muttering the same name – Neymar…

July 6, 2014 · 0 comments · Football, Front Page, Sports

Palestinian teen burned alive

A Palestinian teenager whose abduction and murder set off violent protests was burned alive, according to initial autopsy reports, as clashes over the incident spread Saturday from east Jerusalem to Arab Israeli towns…

July 6, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page

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