Archive for July 18th, 2014

Bangladeshi flights asked to avoid Ukrainian airspace

Bangladeshi flights asked to avoid Ukrainian airspace

The Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh asked all Bangladeshi flights to avoid Ukraine airspace after shooting down the Malaysian aircraft, said CAAB director Group Captain Nazmul Anam…

July 18, 2014 · 0 comments · National
ICC, BCB to appeal against BPL verdict

ICC, BCB to appeal against BPL verdict

The International Cricket Council and the Bangladesh Cricket Board on Friday confirmed their intention to appeal against Bangladesh Premier League match-fixing verdict delivered by the BCB Anti-Corruption Tribunal…

July 18, 2014 · 0 comments · Cricket, Sports
Wreckage from the nose section of a Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 plane which was downed on Thursday is seen near the village of Rozsypne, in the Donetsk region on Friday. – Reuters photo

181 bodies found in Malaysian plane wreckage

Emergency workers, police officers and even off-duty coal miners — dressed in overalls and covered in soot — spread out across sunflower fields and tiny Ukrainian villages Friday, searching through the wreckage of the Malaysian plane shot down as…

Italy appeals court clears Berlusconi in sex trial

Italy appeals court clears Berlusconi in sex trial

An Italian appeals court on Friday overturned Silvio Berlusconi’s conviction on charges of abuse of office and paying for sex with a minor, in a significant legal victory for the former prime minister…

Boat capsizes in Shitalakkhya

Boat capsizes in Shitalakkhya

An engine boat carrying at least 25 passengers capsized after being hit by a sand-laden cargo vessel in the Shitalakkhya river in Narayanganj…

July 18, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Germany captain Philipp Lahm lifts the FIFA World Cup trophy after defeating Argentina in the final at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro on July 13. — Reuters photo

Germany captain Lahm quits int’l football

Germany captain Philipp Lahm, who led his country to a World Cup triumph in Brazil, is to quit international football…

July 18, 2014 · 0 comments · Football, Sports
23 Palestinians, 1 Israeli soldier killed in Gaza ground offensive

23 Palestinians, 1 Israeli soldier killed in Gaza ground offensive

Israeli troops pushed deeper into Gaza on Friday to destroy rocket launching sites and tunnels, firing volleys of tank shells and clashing with Palestinian fighters in a high-stakes ground offensive meant to weaken the enclave’s Hamas rulers…

July 18, 2014 · 0 comments · International, Middle East
Sunni Andolan, Bangladesh goes out on demonstration in Dhaka on Friday dnouncing Isreali invasion into Palestine. – New Age photo

Dhaka protesters call for Israeli products boycott

Several thousand Islamists under different banners went out on demonstration after Juma prayers in Dhaka against Israeli invasion into Palestine and called for boycott of all Israeli…

July 18, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Ruling alliance to send delegation to Gaza

Ruling alliance to send delegation to Gaza

The Awami League-led alliance in a meeting on Friday decided to send a delegation of the alliance to Gaza in Palestine to express their sympathy to the victims of Israeli air strikes…

July 18, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Politics
Marcia Bernicat

Jan 5 polls were ‘undeniably flawed’: Bernicat

US ambassador-designate to Bangladesh Marcia Stephens Bloom Bernicat said she would work hard to support efforts to promote accountability and strengthen human rights and democracy in Bangladesh saying parliamentary elections of January 5 were ‘undeniably flawed’…

July 18, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Politics
Man wanted in abduction case killed in ‘gunfight’

Man wanted in abduction case killed in ‘gunfight’

A man wanted in an abduction case of a girl at Uttara earlier this month was killed in a ‘gunfight’ with the Detective Branch of police in city’s Hatirjheel area…

July 18, 2014 · 0 comments · National
10 injured in Gazipur RMG clash

10 injured in Gazipur RMG clash

At least 10 people were injured in a clash between police and garments factory workers at Tongi area in Gazipur on Friday. Witnesses said, the clashes erupted at about 7.00am when the workers of Zaber and Zubair Fabrics in Tongi…

July 18, 2014 · 0 comments · National
31 Bangladeshi workers return home from Iraq on own finance

31 Bangladeshi workers return home from Iraq on own finance

A group of 31 Bangladeshi construction workers returned home from war-torn Iraq on Friday. The workers arrived at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on their own finance by a flight of Qatar Airways…

July 18, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Satkhira BNP leader killed in ‘shootout’

Satkhira BNP leader killed in ‘shootout’

A local leader of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party was killed in a ‘shootout’ with police at Tala upazila in Satkhira district on early Friday, police said. The deceased was identified as SM Biplob Kabir, the secretary of BNP Jalalpur union…

July 18, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Relatives of passengers on board Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 arrive at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang July 18, 2014. World leaders demanded an international investigation into the shooting down of a Malaysian airliner over eastern Ukraine in which all 298 people on board were killed, a tragedy that could further heighten tensions between Russia and the West. – REUTERS photo

Int’l probe demanded after Malaysian airliner downed

World leaders demanded an international investigation into the shooting down of a Malaysian airliner over eastern Ukraine in which all 298 people on board were killed, a tragedy that could further heighten tensions between Russia and the West.

July 18, 2014 · 0 comments · International
Adulterated pesticides playing havoc

Adulterated pesticides playing havoc

The use of adulterated pesticides in growing fruits and vegetable is playing havoc.
Nutritionists expressed fears about new and unexpected chemical contaminants in food due to use of unapproved addities and adulterants in pesticides.
Although pesticides fall under adulteration provisions in advanced countries, Bangladesh has no law or mechanism to deal with pesticide residues…

July 18, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
A picture taken on Thursday shows bodies amongst the wreckages of the malaysian airliner carrying 295 people from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur after it crashed, near the town of Shaktarsk, in rebel-held east Ukraine. — AFP photo

295 die as Malaysian plane shot down

A Malaysian airliner carrying 295 people from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur crashed on Thursday in rebel-held east Ukraine, as Kiev claimed the jet was shot down in a ‘terrorist’ attack…

July 18, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Front Page, International, Other World News, TOP STORIES
Brief lull ends, Gaza strikes resume

Brief lull ends, Gaza strikes resume

Gaza residents rushed to banks, vegetable markets and shops Thursday during a first UN-brokered lull in 10 days of Israel-Hamas fighting, but a quick resumption of hostilities after it ended signalled that a permanent truce remains elusive…

90 addl dist judges to get promotion

90 addl dist judges to get promotion

A full court meeting of the High Court on Thursday decided to promote around 90 additional district judges as district judges.
Chaired by Chief Justice Md Muzammel Hossain the meeting also decided to reduce by six months the mandatory provision in the judicial officers’ service rule that requires three years’ experience for promotion of a judicial officer, said sources present…

July 18, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Col Ziaul interrogated over N’ganj murders

Col Ziaul interrogated over N’ganj murders

A high-powered committee, inquiring into the killing of seven people in Narayanganj, on Thursday grilled the Rapid Action Battalion additional director general colonel Ziaul Ahsan for around four hours at the Bangladesh Secretariat…

July 18, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

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