Archive for July 8th, 2014

Hold election under neutral govt through dialogue: Khaleda

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson, Khaleda Zia, on Tuesday asked the government to take step without wasting time for holding free and fair polls under a neutral government through discussion. Addressing an iftar party hosted by the Liberal Democratic Party, she also called for creating an atmosphere for a free and fair election to restore democracy, establish peoples’ government and […]

July 8, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Politics
SC to hear Khaleda’s petition seeking stay on trial in graft cases

SC to hear Khaleda’s petition seeking stay on trial in graft cases

The Appellate Division on Tuesday fixed July 13 for hearing petitions filed by BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia seeking a stay on the High Court order that cleared the way for running the trial proceedings of two graft cases against…

July 8, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Politics
Sakib vows to keep fighting for Bangladesh

Sakib vows to keep fighting for Bangladesh

Suspended national all-rounder Sakib al Hasan vowed to continue fighting for Bangladesh and thanked his fans for overwhelming support that they gave him in his crucial…

July 8, 2014 · 0 comments · Cricket, National, Sports
Bangladesh wins maritime dispute with India: FM

Bangladesh wins maritime dispute with India: FM

Bangladesh won its maritime suit against India that sustains more than 1,18,813 squire kilometers of water comprising territorial sea, exclusive economic zone, extending out 200-nautical-mile across sizable area and also 29 undesirable sovereign rights in the seabed extending as far as 354 -nautical-mile of Chittagong port in the bay of Bengal….

July 8, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · National, Politics
Probe confirms killers’ identities in N’ganj 7-murders

Probe confirms killers’ identities in N’ganj 7-murders

The government-formed probe committee investigating into the murders of seven people of Narayanganj submitted its progress report to the High court on…

July 8, 2014 · 0 comments · National
41 return from strife-torn Iraq this morning

41 return from strife-torn Iraq this morning

A group of 41 Bangladeshi migrant workers returned home from turbulent Iraq this morning. A scheduled flight of Air Arabia airlines flew the workers back home from Baghdad at 5.35 am…

July 8, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Uncle defends Oishi

Uncle defends Oishi

Moshiur Rahman, brother of slain police officer Mahfuzur Rahman testified before the Metropolitan Sessions Judge’s court in Dhaka on Tuesday defending Oishi Rahman, the prime accused in the murder of…

July 8, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Powerful typhoon sweeps across Okinawa

Powerful typhoon sweeps across Okinawa

A powerful typhoon pounded across the southern Japanese islands of Okinawa on Tuesday, as residents took refuge from destructive winds, towering waves and storm surges…

July 8, 2014 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International
Chief of Swiss hospitality company detained in World Cup probe

Chief of Swiss hospitality company detained in World Cup probe

Police in Rio de Janeiro on Monday arrested the chief executive of a Swiss hospitality and ticketing company in connection with an ongoing investigation over VIP ticket scalping at the World Cup…

July 8, 2014 · 0 comments · Football, Sports
6 NATO servicemen killed in Afghanistan

6 NATO servicemen killed in Afghanistan

At least six NATO servicemen, 10 Afghan civilians and two Afghan policemen were killed on Tuesday in a suicide bomb attack in Afghanistan’s Parwan province northwest of Kabul, police said, in the biggest assault against foreign forces…

July 8, 2014 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
– New Age photo

10 held with 225 stolen motorbikes in city

The Dhaka Metropolitan Police of Mirpur division recovered a total of 225 stolen motorbikes in the last 3 days and arrested 10 syndicated members of different gangs…

July 8, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Jabbar trial to be held in absentia

Jabbar trial to be held in absentia

The International Crimes Tribunal-1 on Tuesday decided to hold the trial of absconding Pirojpur war crimes accused engineer Abdul Jabbar, a former Jatiya Party MP in absentia…

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

DCs’ conference begins

The three-day annual conference of the deputy commissioners began in the capital Dhaka on Tuesday morning. The conference began at 10:00am to discuss issues relating to law and order, price hike, land management and implementation of various development programmes…

July 8, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Gold bars worth Tk 5cr seized, 2 held at Dhaka airport

Gold bars worth Tk 5cr seized, 2 held at Dhaka airport

The customs officials seized 83 gold bars, weighing 9.7 kilograms, from two Bangladeshi travelers who flew to Dhaka on board Qatar Airways flights and landed on the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport Tuesday morning…

July 8, 2014 · 0 comments · National
RAB detains 4 over shooting Shameem

RAB detains 4 over shooting Shameem

The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) on Tuesday disclosed that they held four people suspected to be involved in shooting AKM Enamul Haque Shameem, former president of Bangladesh Chhatra League…

July 8, 2014 · 0 comments · National
9 dead, 53 wounded in bloody holiday weekend in Chicago

9 dead, 53 wounded in bloody holiday weekend in Chicago

The Fourth of July holiday weekend brought an explosion of gunfire to Chicago, with more than 50 people shot and nine killed, authorities said on Monday. The violence was widespread in the nation’s third-largest city…

Sakib banned for six months

Sakib banned for six months

The Bangladesh Cricket Board on Monday suspended all-rounder Sakib al Hasan from all kinds of competitive cricket for six months for what the Board said ‘a severe attitude problem’ that directly affects the team.
The BCB also decided that the player will not be provided with any no-objection-certificate to play any kind of tournament overseas until December 31, 2015, effectively barring him from the franchise-based Twenty20 across the world…

July 8, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
EPZ workers allowed to bargain

EPZ workers allowed to bargain

The cabinet on Monday approved in principle the draft ‘Bangladesh EPZ Labour Bill – 2014’, allowing workers in the export processing zones to form welfare associations with the capacity to bargain for rights…

July 8, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
German national team players are seen during a training session in the village of Santo Andre north of Porto Seguro on Saturday. — Reuters photo

Neymar-less Brazil face Germany

Germany will meet tough-tackling Brazil head-on when football’s titans clash in today’s World Cup semi-final with the host nation desperate to win the title for injured superstar Neymar…

July 8, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, TOP STORIES
JS ignores issues of public interests: TIB

JS ignores issues of public interests: TIB

Only 1.8 per cent of the total working hours of the first session of the 10th Jatiya Sangsad was spent in making laws although the main task of the lawmakers was to formulate law in parliament…

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