Archive for July 15th, 2014

Smoke rises after an Israeli missile strike in Gaza City, Tuesday, July 15, 2014. Egypt presented a cease-fire plan Monday to end a week of heavy fighting between Israel and Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip that has left at least 185 people dead, and both sides said they were seriously considering the proposal. The late-night offer by Egypt marked the first sign of a breakthrough in international efforts to end the conflict. - AP photo

Israel resumes Gaza strikes

Israeli air strikes resumed in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, Reuters witnesses said, six hours after Israel unilaterally entered an Egyptian-proposed truce that was never accepted by Palestinian militants who kept up cross-border rocket fire…

July 15, 2014 · 0 comments · International, Middle East
DU suspends 10 Chhatra League activists for attacking journalists

DU suspends 10 Chhatra League activists for attacking journalists

The Dhaka University authorities on Tuesday suspended 10 activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League from the university for various terms for attacking the journalists.

July 15, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Politics
Khaleda calls for saving country from ‘scummy’ people

Khaleda calls for saving country from ‘scummy’ people

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson, Khaleda Zia, on Tuesday called for saving people from the hands of scummy people saying no good men remained in the incumbent government.

July 15, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Politics
20 dead, 150 injured in Moscow subway derailment

20 dead, 150 injured in Moscow subway derailment

A rush-hour subway train derailed Tuesday in Moscow, killing 19 people and sending at least 150 others to the hospital, many with serious injuries, Russian emergency officials said.

Install chemical testing units at land, sea ports, HC orders NBR

Install chemical testing units at land, sea ports, HC orders NBR

The High Court has directed the National Board of Revenue to install chemical test units at all land and sea ports within six months to check entering chemical-treated fruits entering the country from abroad.

July 15, 2014 · 0 comments · National
HC issues ruling on murder charge against RAB

HC issues ruling on murder charge against RAB

The High Court on Tuesday directed the government and the Rapid Action Battalion to explain why the modification of the judicial magistrate’s order that the police would record murder case against nine battalion members would not be quashed.

July 15, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Afghan security personnel investigate a damaged minivan which was hit by a remote controlled bomb on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, July 15, 2014. Gul Agha Hashimi, the chief of criminal investigations with the Kabul police, said the explosion struck the minivan carrying seven staffers of the palace's media office on Tuesday morning. The blast killed two passengers and also wounded five people, including the driver. - AP photo

Afghan suicide blast kills 89

A suicide bomber on Tuesday blew up his car packed with explosives near a busy market and a mosque in eastern Afghanistan, killing 89 people and wounding scores, officials said.

July 15, 2014 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
Akhtar Hossain. - Sydney Morning Herald photo

Bangladeshi-led scientists discover molecule that control appetite

A molecule produced in the colon has been found to control appetite, a discovery which could help the future treatment of conditions such as obesity and anorexia nervosa.

July 15, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Gang-rape on moving microbus report false, police tells HC

Gang-rape on moving microbus report false, police tells HC

The Dhaka Metropolitan Police deputy commissioner (Mirpur division) and Mirpur police officer-in-charge and a physician in the High Court on Tuesday termed ‘false’ the reported ‘gang-rape’ of an apparel worker on a moving microbus on July 2.

July 15, 2014 · 0 comments · National
ACC finally implicates Rana in Rana Plaza case

ACC finally implicates Rana in Rana Plaza case

The Anti-Corruption Commission on Tuesday approved a charge sheet into the Rana Plaza construction case including the name of building owner, Sohel Rana, an ACC official said.

July 15, 2014 · 0 comments · National

HRW’s contemptuous issue: Tribunal defers order to Sep 4

The International Crimes Tribunal-1 on Tuesday deferred the order to September 4 on whether to initiate contempt proceedings against New-York based Human Rights Watch and two of its officials…

July 15, 2014 · 0 comments · National
General Manzur murder, CID gets more time to submit report

General Manzur murder, CID gets more time to submit report

A trial court in Dhaka on Tuesday deferred the date till October 9 for submitting the Criminal Investigation Department probe report in to the killing of Major General Abul Manzur, more than…

July 15, 2014 · 0 comments · National
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Owners agree to pay RMG workers by July 26, says minister

The state minister for labour and employment, M Mujibul Haque, on Tuesday said the owners of garment factories agreed to pay apparel workers the partial wages of the current month along with festival allowance by July 26 ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr…

July 15, 2014 · 0 comments · National
BSF nabs one at Thakurgaon border

BSF nabs one at Thakurgaon border

The Indian Border Security Force arrested a Bangladeshi national for intruding into their territory early Tuesday, a BGB official said. Tofazzal Hossain, 30, a resident of Bograbari village of Haripur upazila was detained by BSF upon…

July 15, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Cameron picks Hammond as new British FM after Hague resigns

Cameron picks Hammond as new British FM after Hague resigns

The United Kingdom prime minister David Cameron appointed Philip Hammond as foreign minister on Tuesday as he reshuffles his cabinet ahead of the 2015 general election.

Govt to increase penalty for violating fisheries and animal feed act

The state minister for fisheries and livestock, Narayan Chandra Chand, on Tuesday said the government was considering enhancing punishment for violating fisheries and animal feed act 2010 to stop using poisonous tannery waste in poultry feeds…

July 15, 2014 · 0 comments · Business, National
Khaleda to leave for umrah on July 19

Khaleda to leave for umrah on July 19

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson, Khaleda Zia, would go to Saudi Arabia on July 19 at the invitation of the Saudi King to perform umrah, according to her aide.

July 15, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Politics
Bihari camp attack probe in limbo

Bihari camp attack probe in limbo

The investigations into the Kalshi Bihari camp arson attack seem to be in a limbo as a month has elapsed after the violence, but law enforcers are yet to identify, arrest or trace the culprits…

July 15, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Farzana yet to know it all

Farzana yet to know it all

Farzana Akhter, a 15-year-old survivor of the arson attack on the Mirpur Bihari camp, cried out while recalling the nightmarish scene of the mob setting their dwellings on fire…

July 15, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
BCL men kill student

BCL men kill student

The authorities closed the Jessore University of Science and Technology for an indefinite period and expelled two Bangladesh Chhatra League activists after a student was stabbed to death by BCL activists on Monday…

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