Archive for July 13th, 2014

India finds control of South Talpatti, Hariabhanga river significant gain

India finds control of South Talpatti, Hariabhanga river significant gain

The Indian government considers achieving the control of disputed New Moore Island, known as South Talpatti in Bangladesh, and concomitant access to Hariabhanga river through the verdict of the Permanent Court of Arbitration on India-Bangladesh maritime border dispute as a ‘significant gain’…

Argentina’s  Angel di Maria (L) jokes with his team-mates during a training session in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday. — Reuters photo

Di Maria could play a part in World Cup final

Argentina winger Angel Di Maria may still have a role to play in Sunday’s World Cup final against Germany despite a thigh injury just days ago. The speedy Real Madrid player, who links well with Lionel Messi in attack, has been training lightly since Thursday after being out of action since the quarter-final win over Belgium. ‘Today is essential, we’ll […]

July 13, 2014 · 0 comments · National
India reduces aid allocation for Bangladesh by 40pc

India reduces aid allocation for Bangladesh by 40pc

The National Democratic Alliance government led by Bharatiya Janata Party has reduced budgetary allocation for Indian aid and grant to Bangladesh by 40 per cent.

July 13, 2014 · 0 comments · Business, National
Govt not interested for dialogue: Khaleda

Govt not interested for dialogue: Khaleda

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson, Khaleda Zia, on Sunday said the government was not keen to hold dialogue to reach a consensus for neutral polls-time government.

July 13, 2014 · 0 comments · Politics
Palestinians flee their homes to take shelter at the United Nations school in Gaza City, Sunday, July 13, 2014. Israel briefly deployed ground troops inside the Gaza Strip for the first time early Sunday as its military warned northern residents to evacuate their homes, part of a widening campaign against militant rocket fire that's seen more than 160 Palestinians killed. Israel accuses Hamas of using Gaza's civilians as human shields by firing rockets from there. Critics say Israel's heavy bombardment of one of the most densely populated territories in the world is itself the main factor putting civilians at risk. - AP Photo

Thousands of Gaza civilians flee after Israeli warning

Thousands fled their homes in a Gaza town on Sunday after Israel warned them to leave ahead of threatened attacks on rocket-launching sites, on the sixth day of an offensive that Palestinian officials said has killed at least 160 people.

July 13, 2014 · 0 comments · International, Middle East
Gunmen kill trader, loot Tk 35 lakh in Jaipurhat

Gunmen kill trader, loot Tk 35 lakh in Jaipurhat

Miscreants gunned down a vegetable trader and injured another one and looted Tk 35 lakh from them in an ambush at Kashiabari on Jaipurhat-Panchbibi road Sunday afternoon.

July 13, 2014 · 0 comments · National

NHRC seeks bail of accused in Sagar-Runi murder case

The National Human Rights Commission on Sunday filed a writ petition challenging the detention of Tanvir Rahman, an accused in the sensational murder case of journalist couple Golam Sarwar Sagar and Meherunessa Runi, and prayed for his bail.

July 13, 2014 · 0 comments · National
RMG workers rally for arrears and festival allowance before Eid

RMG workers rally for arrears and festival allowance before Eid

Leaders of National Garments Workers Federation on Sunday at a human chain in Dhaka demanded paying the wages and festival allowance of the garment workers within Ramadan 20.

July 13, 2014 · 0 comments · Business, National
Petition seeks stay on Brahmanbaria court order

Petition seeks stay on Brahmanbaria court order

A petition was filed Sunday with the High Court seeking a stay on the Brahmanbaria district and session’s judge court order that had modified a magistrate court’s order that had directed the Criminal Investigation Department to submit a report after investigating into a murder case.

July 13, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Examining DW for Azhar deferred

Examining DW for Azhar deferred

The International Crimes Tribunal-1 on Sunday deferred the date of examining the first defence witness to defend detained Jamaat leader ATM Azharul Islam, to August 3.

July 13, 2014 · 0 comments · National
SC defers Khaleda’s pleas till July 21

SC defers Khaleda’s pleas till July 21

The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court Sunday deferred to July 21 the hearing of two petitions filed by the BNP chairperson, Khaleda Zia, for staying a High Court order that rejected her previous petitions challenging the legality of court proceedings in the two graft cases.

July 13, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Politics
BSF detains two Bangladeshi nationals at Panchbibi border

BSF detains two Bangladeshi nationals at Panchbibi border

Indian Border Security Force detained two Bangladeshi nationals from Hatkhola border point under Panchbibi upazila of Jaipurhat district on Sunday.

July 13, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Members of the Palestinian community in Chile take part in a rally against Israel's offensive in Gaza, in Valparaiso city, northwest of Santiago, July 12, 2014. - Reuters

UN calls for Israeli-Palestinian ceasefire

The UN Security Council called on Saturday for a ceasefire in hostilities between Palestinians and Israelis and expressed serious concern about the welfare and protection of civilians on both sides.

July 13, 2014 · 0 comments · International, Middle East
Pakistani national held with fake Indian currency

Pakistani national held with fake Indian currency

Customs officials detained a Pakistani national with counterfeit 50 lakh Indian currency of 500 denominations at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka early Monday.

July 13, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Gunmen kill 29 in Baghdad

Some 29 people, 20 of them women, were killed on Saturday evening in an apartment building in eastern Baghdad by gunmen wearing a mix of plain clothes and camouflage…

July 13, 2014 · 0 comments · Middle East
Robin van Persie of the Netherlands (C) celebrates his goal against Brazil with his team-mates during their 2014 World Cup third-place playoff at the Brasilia national stadium in Brasilia on Saturday. Reuters photo

Dutch inflict more agony on Brazil

Another ragged defensive display by Brazil allowed the Netherlands to stroll to a 3-0 victory in the World Cup third-place playoff match on Saturday as the hosts ended the tournament in depressing fashion. The Dutch had failed to score in the four hours of their previous two knockout games but were gifted two goals in the opening 16 minutes. The […]

July 13, 2014 · 0 comments · Football, Sports
Jamaat protests Israel’s attack on Gaza

Jamaat protests Israel’s attack on Gaza

Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami brought out a procession in the capital, protesting Israel’s attack on Gaza on Sunday morning.

July 13, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Palestinians flee their homes to take shelter at the United Nations school in Gaza City, Sunday, July 13, 2014. Israel briefly deployed ground troops inside the Gaza Strip for the first time early Sunday as its military warned northern residents to evacuate their homes, part of a widening campaign against militant rocket fire that's seen more than 160 Palestinians killed. Israel accuses Hamas of using Gaza's civilians as human shields by firing rockets from there. Critics say Israel's heavy bombardment of one of the most densely populated territories in the world is itself the main factor putting civilians at risk. - AP Photo

Israel calls for Gaza evacuation after raid

Israel briefly deployed ground troops inside the Gaza Strip for the first time early Sunday as its military warned northern Gaza residents to evacuate their homes, part of a widening offensive that’s killed more than 160 Palestinians.

July 13, 2014 · 0 comments · International, Middle East
A protester holds a placard reading ‘Hands off Gaza’ as he joins a rally of Communist Party of Bangladesh and Socialist Party of Bangladesh in Dhaka on Saturday protesting the Israeli attacks in Gaza. — Sony Ramany

Bangladesh political parties protest against Gaza strikes

Political parties in Bangladesh, including opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party, strongly protested the Israeli military attack on Palestinian people in Gaza and asked Israel to immediately stop the attack. Former prime minister and BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia in a statement said peace would never be restored in the Middle East if Israel continues its aggressive attitude. She urged the international community, […]

July 13, 2014 · 0 comments · Politics
Use of land phone on the wane

Use of land phone on the wane

Poor service quality, inefficient complaints management and lethargic attitude of the officials in state-run Bangladesh Telecommunication Company Ltd are leading users to scrap their land phone connections…

July 13, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

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