Archive for July 17th, 2014

Chile to suspend trade talks with Israel over Gaza bombing

Chile to suspend trade talks with Israel over Gaza bombing

Chile has suspended Free Trade Agreement (FTA) negotiations with Israel, Asif A Chowdhury, the honorary counsel of Chile in Bangladesh confirmed…

July 17, 2014 · 1 comment · International, Middle East
Jail authorities asked to shift Tarique’s aide from condemned cell

Jail authorities asked to shift Tarique’s aide from condemned cell

A legal notice was served on Thursday on the government and the jail authorities to shift Mia Nur Uddin Apu, former personal secretary to BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia’s son Tarique Rahman, to hospital from the condemned…

July 17, 2014 · 0 comments · National
15 Bangladeshis to return on Saturday from Iraq

15 Bangladeshis to return on Saturday from Iraq

A total of 15 Bangladesh nationals, who are stranded at Erbil International Airport in Iraq, would return home on Saturday.

July 17, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Giant 80m Siberian crater at ‘world’s end’

Giant 80m Siberian crater at ‘world’s end’

A mysterious giant crater has been discovered in a remote part of Siberia, dubbed by locals ‘the end of the world’, and is now puzzling scientists…

Six-year-old girl raped in school in India

Six-year-old girl raped in school in India

An angry protest erupted in a school in southern Indian city of Bangalore on Thursday after parents alleged that a six-year-old Grade-1 student was raped by a teacher and a school employee

July 17, 2014 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
Three to walk gallows for murder in Bagerhat

Three to walk gallows for murder in Bagerhat

A court in Bagerhat on Thursday sentenced three people to death and six others to life term imprisonment for killing a man in Fakirhat upazila of the district in 2003…

July 17, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Top Bangladeshi UN official resigns

Top Bangladeshi UN official resigns

Ameerah Haq, the Bangladeshi undersecretary-general of United Nations in charge of providing logistics and support for the more than 100,000 UN peacekeepers deployed around the world, is stepping down…

July 17, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Assam grants citizenship to post ’71 Bangladeshi refugees

Assam grants citizenship to post ’71 Bangladeshi refugees

The Congress government in Assam on Wednesday approved a proposal to grant Indian citizenship to lakhs of refugees from Bangladesh staying in the state for the last 43 years…

July 17, 2014 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
Protests against Gaza attacks continued

Protests against Gaza attacks continued

Different socio-political and human rights bodies on Thursday continued their protests against Israeli attacks on Gaza at separate programmes in the…

July 17, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Colonel Ziaul Ahsan quizzed

A high powered probe committee quizzed additional director general of the Rapid Action Battalion Ziaul Ahsan for around four hours as part of an ongoing investigation into the 7-murder case…

July 17, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Police take Mirpur police station sub-inspector Jahidur Rahman and his source Md Nasim (not in picture) to their custody after a Dhaka court on Thursday granted five days of remand for each of them in connection with the custodial death of a trader in  police station. – New Age photo

Mirpur SI remanded

A Dhaka court on Thursday granted five days’ remand for Jahidur Rahman, a sub-inspector of Mirpur police station, and his source Md Nasim in connection with a murder case in custody…

July 17, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Bandits abducted 7 fishermen in the Sundarbans

Bandits abducted 7 fishermen in the Sundarbans

7 fishermen were abducted on Wednesday evening at a location of the Sundarbans by some bandits demanding Tk 10 lakh in ransom to set them free. Among the abducted, three were kidnapped at Mongla and four at Rampal area…

July 17, 2014 · 0 comments · National

BSF detain 2 Bangladeshi nationals in Thakurgaon

The Indian Border Security Force detained two Bangladeshi nationals from Dhormogarah frontier in Thakurgaon district Wednesday night. The detained Jahirul Islam, 25, and Jewel, 18 had entered in India without valid documents three months ago to hunt for betters jobs, said a Border Guard Bangladesh official…

July 17, 2014 · 0 comments · National
In this Tuesday, July 15, 2014 photo, Chinese people wade through a flooded street in Changsha in south China's Hunan province. Heavy rains have killed at least 18 people in southern China and a state news agency said six more were missing Thursday after a landslide. - AP photo

Storms kill 18 in China

Torrential rains have killed at least 18 people in southern China and a state news agency said six more were missing Thursday after a landslide. Southern China was also bracing for the arrival of Typhoon Rammasun, with wind gales expected to reach up to 150 kph (90 mph).

July 17, 2014 · 0 comments · International
Israel, Hamas set five-hour truce

Israel, Hamas set five-hour truce

Israeli shelling killed four Palestinian boys on a Gaza beach on Wednesday, an incident the military called tragic, and Israel and Hamas said they would cease attacks for five hours on Thursday for a humanitarian truce requested by the United Nations.

July 17, 2014 · 0 comments · International, Middle East
Mohammed Al Awaj, 4, cries while doctors treat him for his injuries following an Israeli air strike on a vehicle, as he lies on the bed at Nasser hospital in Khan Younis, southern Gaza Strip on Wednesday. Hundreds of Palestinian families, their children crying, fled Wednesday, as Israel intensified airstrikes. — AP photo

Israel asks Gazans to flee homes

Israel told 100,000 Gazans to flee their homes on Wednesday but the warning was largely ignored, as regional leaders made fresh attempts to end the bloody nine-day confrontation.
Israel resumed its punishing air campaign after Egyptian-brokered truce efforts collapsed, while the Palestinian leader, Mahmud Abbas, was due both in Cairo and later Ankara in search of regional support for an immediate end to the fighting…

Germany's Mesut Ozil is seen at the start of their 2014 World Cup final against Argentina at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro July 13. – Reuters photo

Ozil’s donation sparks baffling charity money row

Mesut Ozil reportedly gave away his £237,000 World Cup winnings, but there are conflicting reports as to just who the beneficiary is…

HC full court today to decide promotion of 83 additional district judges

HC full court today to decide promotion of 83 additional district judges

A full court meeting of the High Court scheduled for today is set to consider the proposal for the promotion of 82 additional district judges to the rank of district judges…

July 17, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Workers pay higher migration cost

Workers pay higher migration cost

Md Owasim Uddin Bhuyan
The claim of the government that it was sending workers to Saudi Arabia at lower migration cost is proving incorrect as hundreds of jobseekers are being charged up to 40 times more than the rate it had fixed…

July 17, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Khaleda asks govt not to obstruct movement

Khaleda asks govt not to obstruct movement

Bangladesh Nationalist Party chief Khaleda Zia on Wednesday asked the government not to obstruct its post-Eid movement by employing ‘gun-wielding cadres.’
Addressing an iftar party at the parliament’s LD Hall compound, she said the party would give a befitting reply if the government obstructed their movement…

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