Archive for July 16th, 2014

Israel intensifies attacks on Hamas, Gazan children

Israel intensifies attacks on Hamas, Gazan children

Israel on Wednesday intensified air attacks on Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip following a failed Egyptian cease-fire effort, targeting the homes of four senior leaders of the Islamic militant movement. It also told tens of thousands of residents to leave Gaza’s border areas ahead of more strikes…

July 16, 2014 · 0 comments · International, Middle East
SI held on charges of killing trader

SI held on charges of killing trader

A sub-inspector of Mirpur police station was arrested on Wednesday in connection with custodial death of trader in the police station. Dhaka Metropolitan Police Mirpur division deputy commissioner Imtiaz Ahmed confirmed the detention, saying sub-inspector Jahidur Rahman was arrested by Mirpur police from the city’s Rupnagar area in the afternoon.

July 16, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Seven gets life-term jail for sexual assaults at Tahrir Square

Seven gets life-term jail for sexual assaults at Tahrir Square

An Egyptian court sentenced seven men to life in prison on Wednesday for sexual assaults on women during public rallies in Cairo’s iconic Tahrir Square, in the first such heavy sentences since the government vowed to crack down on rampant sexual violence.

July 16, 2014 · 0 comments · National
HC finds contradiction between reports on Hazari’s release

HC finds contradiction between reports on Hazari’s release

The High Court on Wednesday found contradictory the jail authorities statement and the report published on a Bangla daily on the release of arms case convict Awami League lawmaker Nizam Uddin Hazari from the jail.

July 16, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Politics
Suchinta Sen's ancestral home at Hem Sagar Lane at Gopalpur in Pabna.

Suchitra’s ancestral home freed from occupation

The ancestral home of Bangla film icon Suchitra Sen in Pabna has been freed from Jamaat-e-Islami’s occupation after three decades on Wednesday.

July 16, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Politics, Theatre/Films
Bangladeshi beggar arrested in UAE with Dh30,000

Bangladeshi beggar arrested in UAE with Dh30,000

A Bangladeshi beggar was arrested by Khorfakkan police in United Arab Emirates having nearly 30,000 Dirham (Tk 622,392) in his possession on Wednesday, says emirates247.com.

July 16, 2014 · 0 comments · National
ACC submits charge-sheet adding Rana’s name

ACC submits charge-sheet adding Rana’s name

The Anti-Corruption Commission on Wednesday submitted a charge-sheet into the Rana Plaza construction forgery case after a day adding the name of building owners’ son, Sohel Rana, as a defendant.

July 16, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Ctg Jamaat amir arrested again

Ctg Jamaat amir arrested again

Police arrested Chittagong city unit amir of Jamaat-e-Islami ANM Shamsul Islam from jail gate soon after his release on Wednesday. Sources in prison said Shamsul Islam, was a former lawmaker, released at 10:30am after scrutinising documents of his bail.

July 16, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Politics
Stamford Univ president arrested, remanded

Stamford Univ president arrested, remanded

The president of Stamford University Bangladesh board of trustees, MA Hannan Firoz, also a former vice-chancellor of the private university, was arrested and remanded in custody for six days on Wednesday for attempting to murder former Chhatra League president Enamul Haque Shameem.

July 16, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Govt fails to arrest price hike: BNP

Govt fails to arrest price hike: BNP

BNP joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi on Wednesday alleged that the government failed to arrest the growing prices of essentials during the holy month of Ramadan.

July 16, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Politics
Bosnian Muslims pray during a mass funeral for 175 newly identified victims from the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, at Potocari Memorial Center, near Srebrenica on July 11. - Reuters

Netherlands ‘liable’ for 300 Srebrenica deaths

A Dutch court has ruled that the Netherlands was liable for the killings of more than 300 Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslim) men and boys at Srebrenica during the Bosnian war in July 1995.

Pakistan troops kill BSF soldier

Pakistan troops kill BSF soldier

One Border Security Force soldier of India was killed and three others were injured as Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked firing at the Indian posts along the international border in Jammu district Wednesday, NDTV reported.

July 16, 2014 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
Malaysia to enhance recruiting Bangladeshi workers: Minister

Malaysia to enhance recruiting Bangladeshi workers: Minister

Expatriates’ welfare and overseas employment minister Khandker Mosharraf Hossain on Wednesday said that Malaysia would enhance its recruitment of Bangladeshi workers for its plantation programmes…

July 16, 2014 · 0 comments · Business, National
Stop genocide in Gaza, says Palestine-Iraq solidarity council

Stop genocide in Gaza, says Palestine-Iraq solidarity council

Leaders of the Palestine-Iraq Solidarity Council on Wednesday demanded immediate end of what it said ‘genocide’ in Gaza Strip that Israel has been committing for more than…

July 16, 2014 · 0 comments · National
18 killed in US drone strike in Pakistan

18 killed in US drone strike in Pakistan

At least 18 suspected militants were killed on Wednesday in a US drone attack in the North Waziristan tribal region’s Dattakhel area. The identities of those killed in the strike have not yet been…

July 16, 2014 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
‘Outlaw’ killed in Jessore ‘gunfight’

‘Outlaw’ killed in Jessore ‘gunfight’

An activist of outlawed Biplobi Communist Party was killed in a ‘gunfight’ with police at Shubharara under Abhaynagar upazila in Jessore district early Wednesday…

July 16, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Fishing boats are pictured amid heavy winds and rain brought by Typhoon Rammasun (locally named Glenda) as it hit the town of Imus, Cavite southwest of Manila, July 16, 2014. Philippine authorities evacuated almost 150,000 people from their homes and shuttered financial markets, government offices, businesses and schools on Wednesday as typhoon Rammasun gathered strength and hit the capital, Manila. The typhoon, the strongest to hit the country this year, has already torn through eastern islands, toppling trees and power lines and causing blackouts. On Wednesday, it brought storm surges to the Manila Bay area and prompted disaster officials to evacuate slum-dwellers on the capital's outskirts. – REUTERS photo

Typhoon kills 10 in Philippines

A typhoon killed at least 10 people as it churned across the Philippines and hit the capital, prompting the evacuation of almost more than 370,000 people and shutting financial markets, offices and schools…

July 16, 2014 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International
2 held with 34 gold bars at Kamalapur station

2 held with 34 gold bars at Kamalapur station

Railway police on Wednesday seized 34 gold bars weighing about 4 kilograms and arrested two people in this connection at Kamalapur railway station in the capital Dhaka…

July 16, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Rowdies return to BCL with rewards

Rowdies return to BCL with rewards

The central committee of Bangladesh Chhatra League often expels leaders and activists accused of killing, abduction, infighting or extortion, but such ‘punitive’ actions have proved to be nothing but stunt as the offenders return to the organisation with ‘promotion’.
In many cases, the expelled leaders are elevated to higher positions in the BCL…

July 16, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

Historian James MacGregor Burns dies

James MacGregor Burns, a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian known for his expertise on leadership, died on Tuesday at the age of 95…

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