Archive for July 11th, 2014

Husband hacks two wives to death

A husband hacked his two wives to death with an axe at Khoragachi Rupshi Gachupara village in Mithapukur upazila of Rangpur Thursday night. Locals held the killer, Illias Miah alias Pagla Illias, 48, and handed him over to the police. Police recovered the bodies Friday night and sent it to Rangpur Medical College and Hospital for postmortem. The officer-in-charge of Mithapukur police, […]

July 11, 2014 · 0 comments · National

11 killed as bus ploughs through marketplace in Barisal

At least six people were killed as a bus plunged into a roadside ditch after ploughing through a marketplace at Ichhladi on Dhaka-Barisal highway in Wazirpur upazila of Barisal Friday evening.

July 11, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Smoke and flames are seen following what witnesses said was an Israeli air strike in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip July 11, 2014. Israel pressed on for a fourth day with its Gaza offensive on Friday, striking the Hamas-dominated enclave from air and sea, as Palestinian militants kept up rocket attacks deep into the Jewish state. At least 79 Palestinians, most of them civilians, have been killed in the offensive, which Israel says it launched to end persistent rocket attacks on its civilian population, some of which have reached Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and other cities. – REUTERS photo

Israel hints ground invasion into Gaza, death toll reaches 100

Death toll from the four day Israeli air strikes on Gaza rose to 100 on Friday, reports BBC quoting Palestinian officials. The Palestinian health ministry says in addition to those killed, 675 people – mainly civilians – have been injured…

July 11, 2014 · 0 comments · International, Middle East
Teen girl raped at Indian village council’s order

Teen girl raped at Indian village council’s order

A 14-year-old girl was dragged into a forest and raped on the orders of a village council in remote eastern India in retaliation for a sex assault blamed on her brother, her family and police…

July 11, 2014 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
Govt becomes puzzled at post-Eid movement: Rizvi

Govt becomes puzzled at post-Eid movement: Rizvi

Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Friday claimed that the government being becoming puzzled hearing the call of the opposition’s post-Eid movement unleashed repression on the opposition even in the month of Ramadan…

July 11, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Politics
100 deported Bangladeshis reach home from Oman

100 deported Bangladeshis reach home from Oman

Around one hundred Bangladeshi workers, whose visas were expired in Oman, returned home on Friday morning, official said. The workers arrived at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport by a flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines…

July 11, 2014 · 0 comments · National
‘Mugger’ killed in ‘gunfight’ with DB in city

‘Mugger’ killed in ‘gunfight’ with DB in city

The Detective Branch of Dhaka Metropolitan Police claimed that an alleged mugger was killed during a ‘gunfight’ in the city’s Khilgaon early Friday…

July 11, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Israel, Lebanon trade fire

Israel, Lebanon trade fire

At least two rockets were fired on Friday from southern Lebanon into Israel, Lebanon’s news agency and security sources said, adding that it was unclear who had fired…

July 11, 2014 · 0 comments · International, Middle East

Three killed in human hauler crash in Ctg

At least three people were killed when a human hauler collided with a lorry at Saltgola under Bandar police station in Chittagong on Friday, police said.

July 11, 2014 · 0 comments · National

11 killed in China school bus crash

Eleven people died, including eight children, in a school bus crash in China’s southern Hunan province, state media said on Friday, the latest in a string of traffic accidents that have fuelled public anger over unsafe transport for school children.

July 11, 2014 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International
Neymar to cheer for Argentina

Neymar to cheer for Argentina

Injured Brazilian striker Neymar wants his Argentine Barcelona team mates to win the World Cup but his support was not welcomed by rival midfielder Maxi Rodriguez…

July 11, 2014 · 0 comments · Football, Sports
Mobile court authority to widen

Mobile court authority to widen

The government on Thursday accepted the deputy commissioners’ proposal to widen the mobile court jurisdiction by incorporating more offences, particularly those relating to narcotics and gambling, in the schedule of the Mobile Court Act, 2009…

July 11, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Rohingya marriage registration illegal: Anisul

Rohingya marriage registration illegal: Anisul

Law minister Anisul Huq on Thursday directed the deputy commissioners to take action against marriage-registrars responsible for recording marriages of Rohingya refugees with locals in Bangladesh…

July 11, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Govt to go for open-pit mining at Barapukuria in 3 months

Govt to go for open-pit mining at Barapukuria in 3 months

The government has decided to extract coal from the Barapukuria coal deposit through open pit mining, state minister for power, energy and mineral resources Nasrul Hamid told journalists on Thursday…

July 11, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
BASIC’s defaulted loan up by Tk 1,012cr in 6 months

BASIC’s defaulted loan up by Tk 1,012cr in 6 months

Defaulted loans at the scam-hit BASIC Bank increased by Tk 1,011.97 crore in the first six months of this year as the bank continued disbursing huge amount of loans in violation of rules even after detection of irregularities, according to a finance ministry report…

July 11, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
BNP blames govt for losing South Talpatti

BNP blames govt for losing South Talpatti

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Thursday blamed the government for losing 6,000 square kilometres of sea area along with strategically and politically important South Talpatti Island in the judgement of the UN Permanent Court of Arbitration in the maritime boundary case with India…

HC rejects govt plea to keep CID out of investigation

HC rejects govt plea to keep CID out of investigation

The High Court on Thursday rejected a government plea to keep the Criminal Investigation Department out of the investigation into the sensational abductions and murders that took place in Narayanganj in April…

July 11, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Argentina’s fans cheer their team during their World Cup semi-final match against the Netherlands at the Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo on Wednesday.— AFP photo

Double agony for Brazil as Argentina in final

Brazilians might have thought that their World Cup nightmare couldn’t possibly get any worse – and then bitter rivals Argentina reached the final in their own backyard Wednesday…

July 11, 2014 · 0 comments · Football, Front Page, Sports
Propaganda on to undermine maritime victory: PM

Propaganda on to undermine maritime victory: PM

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday said motivated propaganda was on by raising the issue of Talpatty Island to undermine the present government’s long-awaited success with the maritime victory over India…

July 11, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, Politics
Palestinians carry the body of 3-year-old Mohammed Mnassrah during his funeral in the Maghazi refugee camp, central Gaza Strip on Thursday. — AP photo

UN sees regional threat as Gaza violence escalates

Israeli warplanes pounded Gaza relentlessly on Thursday, causing a growing number of civilian casualties, as the UN Security Council was meeting urgently over Israel’s spiralling confrontation with Hamas…

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