Archive for July 19th, 2014

Malaysia Airlines offers passenger refunds

Malaysia Airlines is to refund fares for passengers no longer wishing to travel on the carrier

Russia bans congressman, 12 other Americans

Russia has placed a US lawmaker and 12 other people connected with the Guantanamo Bay detention camp and the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq on its list of those banned from entering the country

ISIS ‘kills and executes’ 270 people in Syria gas field

Extremist group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria killed 270 soldiers, guards and staff when they captured a Syrian gas field on Thursday in the bloodiest clash yet between the al Qaeda offshoot and president Bashar al-Assad’s forces, a monitoring group …

July 19, 2014 · 0 comments · International, Middle East
Bombings kill at least 24 in Baghdad

Bombings kill at least 24 in Baghdad

A series of bombings, including three over a span of less than 10 minutes, killed at least 24 people across Baghdad on Saturday, shaking the fragile sense of security the capital has maintained despite the Sunni militant offensive raging across northern and western Iraq.

July 19, 2014 · 0 comments · International, Middle East
Noor Hossain’s aide arrested

Noor Hossain’s aide arrested

Police on Saturday arrested Ali Mohammad, a prime aide of the main accused in Narayangang seven murders, Noor Hossain, from bordering areas of Akhaura in Brahmanbaria.

July 19, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Protesters outrage over India schoolgirl’s rape

Protesters outrage over India schoolgirl’s rape

Thousands of people have marched to protest alleged police inaction after a 6-year-old girl was raped at a school in Bangalore, India’s technology hub.

July 19, 2014 · 0 comments · National

BSF chief pledges for stopping border killing

The director general of the Indian Border Security Force Devendra Kumar Pathak at a meeting with officials of Border Guard Bangladesh on Saturday pledged for stopping killings on the common borders.

July 19, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Ukraine accuses Russia helping destroy crash evidence

Ukraine on Saturday accused Russia of assisting separatist rebels in destroying evidence at the crash site of a Malaysia Airlines plane shot down with 298 people onboard.

Israeli tanks manoeuvre outside the northern Gaza Strip.  – Reuters photo

Israel troops battle Hamas, death toll crosses 300

Israel pounded Hamas rocket launchers, uncovered more than a dozen cross-border tunnels and engaged in gunbattles with Palestinian militants Saturday…

July 19, 2014 · 0 comments · International, Middle East
15 workers return home from Iraq

15 workers return home from Iraq

A total of 15 Bangladeshi workers, who were stranded at Erbil International Airport in Iraq, returned home on Saturday, officials said. A scheduled flight of Air Arabia Airlines transported them to the Hazrat Shahjalal International airport at 9:05am.

July 19, 2014 · 0 comments · National
One killed in ‘gunfight’ in Jessore

One killed in ‘gunfight’ in Jessore

A crime suspect was killed after hours of his detention in a ‘gunfight’ with the police near Chaurasta Mosque at Bashatpur of Sharsha in Jessore early Saturday…

July 19, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Wrong policies push jute sector into crisis

Wrong policies push jute sector into crisis

Leaders of the Patkal Sramik Karmachari Sangram Parishad on Saturday said that the jute sector was facing serious crisis again for the wrong policies taken by the Awami League-led government.

July 19, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Imam held with gold bars, dollars at Shahjalal airport

Imam held with gold bars, dollars at Shahjalal airport

Airport armed police on Saturday detained a staff of civil aviation along with 18 gold bars and US$ 18,240 at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka, a police official said.

July 19, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Firefighters and policemen work next to a burnt out bus (C) and two trucks after an explosion and a fire following a traffic accident, at a section of the Hukun (Shanghai to Kunming) highway in Shaoyang, Hunan province July 19, 2014. At least 38 people were killed in a collision between a bus and a van carrying flammable liquids in southern China, state media reported on Saturday, the latest in a string of accidents that have fuelled anger over unsafe transport. - Reuters

38 killed in China highway accident

A truck loaded with flammable liquid collided with a bus on a highway in southern China on Saturday, killing at least 38 people.

July 19, 2014 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
US drone strike kills 8 in NW Pakistan

US drone strike kills 8 in NW Pakistan

Pakistani intelligence officials say a US drone has fired two missiles at a compound in a northwestern tribal region, killing eight militants.

July 19, 2014 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
Yulia Kurka joins others at site of Ukraine Flag on the Parkway Friday, July 18, 2014. Ukrainians in Philadelphia gather on The Parkway for a vigil following the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in Ukraine. They will mourn the dead and to demand accountability from those responsible. - AP photo

China calls for objective investigation into downed plane

China’s President Xi Jinping called for a fair and objective investigation into the downing of a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 with 298 aboard, China’s official government website said on Saturday.

Ban Ki-moon to travel to Middle East in bid to end fighting

The United Nations secretary-general, Ban Ki-moon, is scheduled for today to travel to the Middle East in a bid to end the fighting between Israel and Palestinians, alarmed at a serious escalation that includes a ground offensive by Israel, said a senior UN official. Israel intensified its land offensive in Gaza with artillery, tanks and gunboats on Friday and warned […]

July 19, 2014 · 0 comments · International, Middle East
Culprits escape punishment for flawed inquiries

Culprits escape punishment for flawed inquiries

In most of the cases of ferry accidents, the people responsible escape punishment or get nominal penalty because of flawed inquiries and prosecution reports.
After every such ferry capsize, which often takes a heavy toll of human life, the authorities concerned form an inquiry committee as usual and promise to punish the persons responsible and prevent repeat of such tragedies. But things do not advance further and the people responsible get away with it…

July 19, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
A pro-Russian fighter holds up a toy found among the debris at the crash site of a Malaysia Airlines jet near the village of Hrabove on Friday. — AP photo

UN demands full probe over downed jet

Members of the UN Security Council on Friday demanded a full, independent investigation into the apparent shooting down of a Malaysian jet over Ukraine that killed all 298 people on board…

Palestinians inspect the rubble of a building to pick up their usable belongings after it was 
hit by an Israeli missile strike in Gaza 
City on Friday. — AP photo

Toll rises as Israel widens Gaza strikes

Israel warned Friday it could broaden a Gaza ground assault aimed at smashing Hamas’s network of cross-border tunnels, as it stepped up attacks that have killed more than 260 Palestinians…

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