Archive for July 10th, 2014

UN chief urges Israeli-Palestinian ceasefire

UN chief urges Israeli-Palestinian ceasefire

Secretary-general Ban Ki-moon told an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council on Thursday that it is more urgent than ever to avoid another Israeli-Palestinian war that could spill into the Mideast and called on both sides to agree to a cease-fire…

July 10, 2014 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International
Germany asks top US spy to leave the country

Germany asks top US spy to leave the country

Germany took the dramatic step Thursday of asking the top US intelligence official in Berlin to leave the country, following two reported cases of suspected US spying and the yearlong spat over eavesdropping by the National Security Agency…

Suarez loses appeal against biting ban

Suarez loses appeal against biting ban

Uruguay forward Luis Suarez has lost his appeal against a nine-match ban from competitive internationals and a four-month suspension from all soccer activities for biting Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini during a World Cup match, FIFA…

July 10, 2014 · 0 comments · Football, Sports
Coal extraction from Barapukuria within three months

Coal extraction from Barapukuria within three months

State minister for power, energy and mineral resources Nasrul Hamid on Thursday said the government would begin coal extraction in next three months by open pit method from the northern chunk of the Barapukuria coal…

July 10, 2014 · 0 comments · National
BNP claims big defeat in maritime verdict

BNP claims big defeat in maritime verdict

Bangladesh Nationalist Party said on Thursday that the country had lost its rights on strategically and politically important South Talpatty island following the judgment of the international arbitral tribunal over maritime boundary with India…

July 10, 2014 · 0 comments · Politics
Registrars asked not to record Bangladeshi-Rohingya marriage

Registrars asked not to record Bangladeshi-Rohingya marriage

Law minister Anisul Haque on Thursday directed the deputy commissioners for taking actions against marriage-registrars involving registering marriages of illegal Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh…

July 10, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Govt says ‘no’ to DCs proposal asking for judicial power

The law minister, Anisul Haque, on Thursday ruled out the deputy commissioners’ proposal to reinstate judicial powers of the executive magistrates to take into cognizance some statutory offences.

July 10, 2014 · 0 comments · National
HC rejects govt’s plea seeking CID’s exclusion

HC rejects govt’s plea seeking CID’s exclusion

The High Court on Thursday rejected the attorney general’s petition seeking exclusion of the Criminal Investigation Department from the ongoing investigation into the Narayanganj seven-murder case…

July 10, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Inu asks DCs to implement RTI effectively

Inu asks DCs to implement RTI effectively

Contrary to their earlier decision, information minister Hasanul Haq Inu said on Thursday that the deputy commissioners did not discuss reinstating a black media…

July 10, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Politics
6 killed in separate road mishaps

6 killed in separate road mishaps

At least 6 people including a police constable were killed and 20 others injured in separate road accidents in Khulna and Rajbari districts early Thursday…

July 10, 2014 · 0 comments · National
One killed in city factory fire

One killed in city factory fire

An apparel worker was killed and three others injured as fire broke out at an apparel factory in the city’s Kamrangirchar on Thursday morning, police said. Mayer Doa, the tin-shaded baby wear factory, caught fire…

July 10, 2014 · 0 comments · National

7 Palestinians killed in Israeli air strike

An Israeli air strike killed seven Palestinian civilians on Thursday, including five children, in the largest death toll from a single attack since the start of a three-day offensive against Hamas militants in Gaza, the Palestinian Health Ministry said.

July 10, 2014 · 0 comments · International
Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero saves the third penalty shot from Wesley Sneijder of the Netherlands during the penalty shootout in their 2014 World Cup semi-finals at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo on Wednesday. Reuters photo

Argentina into World Cup final on penalties

Argentina beat the Netherlands 4-2 on penalties to reach the World Cup final after a dire two hours of defence-dominated football failed to provide a semi-final goal for the first time in the tournament’s history on Wednesday. Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero saved Ron Vlaar’s first penalty then made a superb diving save to deny Wesley Sneijder, allowing Maxi Rodriguez to […]

Locals collect furnace oil that spilled out in the area from tanker wagons of a freight train which derailed near Faujderhat station disrupting railway communication between Chittagong and the rest of the country early Wednesday. — New Age photo

Risky rail tracks raise concern

The derailments of two freight trains on Wednesday that disrupted the country’s train communication for hours again raised serious concern about the state of the tracks of Bangladesh Railway…

July 10, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Furnace oil spill to leave environmental impact

Furnace oil spill to leave environmental impact

The furnace oil that spilled from the derailed wagons of Bangladesh Railways travelled to arable lands, canals and ponds of nearby areas, jeopardising the eco-system of the area, leaving a negative impact on fisheries and the fertility of the land…

July 10, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Salary of many Class I officers yet to be disbursed

Salary of many Class I officers yet to be disbursed

An unprecedented two-day strike by the government accountants across the country created a backlog in disbursement of salary to the first class officers in the civil administration…

July 10, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Ashraful questions necessity of zila parishad

Ashraful questions necessity of zila parishad

The LGRD and cooperatives minister, Syed Ashraful Islam, on Wednesday said that it was time to consider whether there was any need for keeping zila parishads in place at all.
‘Too many institutions of local governmen..

Police disperse workers of Toba Group at North Badda in Dhaka using water cannons while they were demonstrating for the payment of their due wages on Wednesday. — New Age photo

RMG workers, police clash in city

At least 10 people, including police, were injured as apparel workers clashed with the police who intercepted their demonstrations for payment of wages and festival allowances at Badda in the city on Wednesday…

July 10, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Real estate developers do not have NHA approval

Real estate developers do not have NHA approval

Most of the real estate firms and developer companies are operating their business without the approval of the National Housing Authority, which was mandatory…

July 10, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
German players celebrate after scoring one of their seven goals against Brazil during their World Cup semi-final match at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte on Tuesday. — Reuters photo

Brazil mauling highlights Germany’s rise

Some 14 years after their humiliating Euro 2000 exit, Germany now stand with the world at their feet amidst the fall-out from their remarkable thrashing of Brazil…

July 10, 2014 · 0 comments · Football, Front Page, Sports

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