Archive for July 7th, 2014

95pc voters under command of BNP-led alliance, says Khaleda

95pc voters under command of BNP-led alliance, says Khaleda

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson, Khaleda Zia, on Monday claimed that 95 per cent voters of the country are under the command of BNP-led alliance…

July 7, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Bangladesh-India ends joint survey to resolve Sylhet-Cachar border dispute

Bangladesh-India ends joint survey to resolve Sylhet-Cachar border dispute

Bangladesh and India jointly completed a four-day survey of the disputed border areas between two countries shares on the Sylhet-Cachar section. The Department of Land Records and Survey of Bangladesh and the Indian Land Records and Surveys from Assam…

July 7, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Ghani wins Afghan election on preliminary results

Ghani wins Afghan election on preliminary results

Afghanistan declared former World Bank official Ashraf Ghani the winner of last month’s presidential election on Monday on the basis of preliminary results from a messy vote that has threatened to split the country along ethnic…

July 7, 2014 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
Govt receives Bangladesh-India maritime dispute verdict

Govt receives Bangladesh-India maritime dispute verdict

The government on Monday received the copy of the verdict of the Permanent Court of Arbitration on maritime boundary dispute between Bangladesh and India which will formally be disclosed…

July 7, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Shariah court has no legal sanctity, rules India’s apex court

Shariah court has no legal sanctity, rules India’s apex court

The Indian Supreme Court on Monday ruled that Shariah courts have no legal sanction and no one is bound to accept a fatwa or diktat pronounced…

July 7, 2014 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
Shakib Al Hasan. -- File photo

BCB bans Shakib for six months

The Bangladesh Cricket Board on Monday suspended all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan from all kind of cricket for six months for a series of disciplinary breaches that culminated in his recent threat of quitting international cricket…

July 7, 2014 · 1 comment · Cricket, National, Sports
10th JS experiences 1.8pc time in lawmaking

10th JS experiences 1.8pc time in lawmaking

The first session of the 10th Jatiya Sangsad experienced less than two per cent of the total working hours spent in making laws, the prime duty of parliament, finds Transparency International, Bangladesh in its…

July 7, 2014 · 0 comments · National
ICT asks to submit formal charge against Bagerhat war crimes suspects by August 20

ICT asks to submit formal charge against Bagerhat war crimes suspects by August 20

The International Crimes Tribunal -1 on Monday asked the prosecution to submit the formal charges or, in failure, a progress report of the investigation against three Bagerhat war crimes suspects by August…

July 7, 2014 · 0 comments · National
RAB, CID submits N’ganj 7-murder probe report to AG office

RAB, CID submits N’ganj 7-murder probe report to AG office

The Rapid Action Battalion and the Criminal Investigation Department on Monday submitted separate reports on the progress of investigation in to the Narayanganj seven- murder to the Attorney General’s Office…

July 7, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Khaleda seeks stay on HC order over 2 graft cases

Khaleda seeks stay on HC order over 2 graft cases

BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia on Monday filed an appeal seeking stay an order of the High Court that had rejected her two writ petitions where she had challenged the proceedings…

July 7, 2014 · 0 comments · National
4 witnesses to defend Azhar, says ICT-1

4 witnesses to defend Azhar, says ICT-1

The International Crimes Tribunal-1 on Monday lessened the number of defence witnesses to 4 to defend detained Jamaat leader ATM Azharul Islam, from a list of 15 that the defence team had earlier…

July 7, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Inu’s threat to kill Khaleda is to make PM happy, says Rizvi

Inu’s threat to kill Khaleda is to make PM happy, says Rizvi

BNP joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi on Monday said that the information minister Hasanul Haq Inu’s threat to kill BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia was aimed at amusing prime minister Sheikh Hasina…

July 7, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Politics
Cabinet approves EPZ labour law, empowers workers to bargain

Cabinet approves EPZ labour law, empowers workers to bargain

The cabinet on Monday approved in principle the draft ‘Bangladesh EPZ Labour Bill 2014’, allowing the workers to form welfare association. ‘The draft of EPZ labour law has been framed in line with existing labour law and EPZ workers’ welfare association and industrial relations law,’ cabinet secretary Mohammad Musharraf Hossain Bhuiyan said at a press briefing after the cabinet meeting.

July 7, 2014 · 0 comments · National
3 workers die as sand-laden boat sinks in Surma

3 workers die as sand-laden boat sinks in Surma

Three workers died as a sand-laden trawler capsized in the river Surma in Sadar upazila of Sunamganj district early Monday, UNB reported. The victims could not be identified immediately.

July 7, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Vietnam military helicopter crash kills 16

Vietnam military helicopter crash kills 16

A Vietnamese military helicopter on a parachute training mission crashed close to the Vietnamese capital on Monday, killing 16 people on board and wounding five others, officials and state-controlled media said.

July 7, 2014 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International
17 coal miners die after blast in west China

17 coal miners die after blast in west China

Seventeen coal miners have died after being trapped by a weekend gas explosion in northwestern China, an official news agency reported Monday.

July 7, 2014 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International
4 construction workers ‘kidnapped’ in Khagrachhari

4 construction workers ‘kidnapped’ in Khagrachhari

Four construction workers, including a bulldozer driver, were reportedly abducted by unidentified miscreants from a bridge construction site in Bengmara area of Matiranga upazila on Sunday night, police said.

July 7, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Tareque’s statement being recorded at Dhaka Central Jail

Tareque’s statement being recorded at Dhaka Central Jail

A high-powered committee investigating into the killing of seven people in Narayanganj in April is recording today (Monday) the statement of fired Rapid Action Battalion commanding officer Tareque Sayeed Mohammad at Dhaka Central Jail.

July 7, 2014 · 0 comments · National
China holds ceremony to mark China-Japan war

China holds ceremony to mark China-Japan war

Chinese President Xi Jinping criticized people who he said “beautify the history of aggression” as China on Monday marked the 77th anniversary of the start of a war with Japan amid rising tensions between Beijing and Tokyo.

July 7, 2014 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International
Egypt leader wishes journalists weren’t tried

Egypt leader wishes journalists weren’t tried

Egypt’s president acknowledged for the first time that the heavy sentences handed down to three Al-Jazeera journalists had a “very negative” impact on his country’s reputation, saying he wished they were never put on trial.

July 7, 2014 · 0 comments · Middle East

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