Archive for July 21st, 2014

Ukrainian warplane flew close to Malaysian jet, says Russia

Ukrainian warplane flew close to Malaysian jet, says Russia

Russia’s Defence Ministry on Monday challenged US and Ukrainian accusations that pro-Russian separatists were responsible for shooting down a Malaysian airliner and said Ukrainian warplanes had flown close to the aircraft.

UN Secretary-general Ban Ki-moon. - Reuters photo

Ban arrives in Cairo for Gaza talks

UN Secretary-general Ban Ki-moon arrived in Cairo on Monday for talks with Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and other officials on the fighting in Gaza, his spokesman said.

UGC official suspended for taking bribe

UGC official suspended for taking bribe

The University Grants Commission on Monday provisionally suspended its additional director (public university wing) Ferdous Zaman after he was found taking bribe from a private university.

July 21, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Cabinet committee directs for maintaining law and order

Cabinet committee directs for maintaining law and order

The cabinet committee on law and order on Monday directed all concerned for all out measures to check deterioration of law and order, particularly at the labour-intensive readymade garment sectors, over non-payment of wages.

July 21, 2014 · 0 comments · National
HC asks govt to conduct test of formalin detector

HC asks govt to conduct test of formalin detector

The High Court on Monday directed the government to conduct laboratory test of formalin detector equipment used by the different government agencies for determining the presence of formalin in fruits and other food items.

July 21, 2014 · 0 comments · National
UN rights forum to hold emergency session on Gaza

UN rights forum to hold emergency session on Gaza

The United Nations Human Rights Council will hold an emergency session on Israel’s assault on Gaza on Wednesday at the request of Egypt, Palestine and Islamic states, a UN statement said on Monday.

July 21, 2014 · 0 comments · International

Govt scraps 35 fake FFs certificates

The ministry of liberation war affairs cancelled the certificates and gazette notifications of 35 fake freedom fighters on Monday, official sources…

July 21, 2014 · 0 comments · National

BSF hands minor boy over to BGB at Thakurgaon

The Indian Border Security Force handed a 12-year-old boy over, 2 hours after his detention at Thakurgaon border, to the Border Guard Bangladesh.

July 21, 2014 · 0 comments · National
SC defers hearing again on Khaleda’s pleas

SC defers hearing again on Khaleda’s pleas

The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Monday deferred again to July 24 the hearing of two petitions filed by the BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia, for staying a High Court order that had rejected her previous petitions challenging the legality of trial court proceedings in…

July 21, 2014 · 0 comments · National
People bring flowers and candles to the Dutch embassy to commemorate the victims of the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 plane crash in Kiev, July 17, 2014. The Malaysian airliner flight MH-17 was brought down over eastern Ukraine on Thursday, killing all 295 people aboard and sharply raising the stakes in a conflict between Kiev and pro-Moscow rebels in which Russia and the West back opposing sides. – Reuters photo

Putin blames others for exploiting Ukraine crash

Russian President Vladimir Putin lashed out Monday against those who he said were exploiting the downing of a passenger jet in eastern Ukraine for…

July 21, 2014 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International
Signal 3 at maritime ports

Signal 3 at maritime ports

Bangladesh’s maritime ports of Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra have been advised to keep hoisted local cautionary signal number three (3) as the well-marked low over North Bay and adjoining coasts of the country still persists, said Met office this…

July 21, 2014 · 0 comments · National
3 killed in Dhamrai road crash

3 killed in Dhamrai road crash

At least three people were killed and ten others injured in a head-on collision between a bus and a truck on the Dhaka-Aricha highway at Srirampur of Dhamrai on Monday morning…

July 21, 2014 · 0 comments · National
UN to vote as early as Monday on crash resolution

UN to vote as early as Monday on crash resolution

Diplomats said the U.N. Security Council could vote as early as Monday on an Australia-proposed resolution demanding international access to the Ukraine plane crash site and a cease-fire around the area. But Australia and Russia late Sunday were still working out key differences, and Britain accused Moscow…

Hasina leaves for London to attend Girls’ Summit

Hasina leaves for London to attend Girls’ Summit

The prime minister Sheikh Hasina left Dhaka for London this (Today) morning on a three-day official tour to attend the first-ever ‘Girl Summit’ and hold talks with her British counterpart David William Donald Cameroon…

July 21, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Draft public servants law ready

Draft public servants law ready

The government has prepared a new draft of the public servants law excluding an important provision that stipulates mandatory examinations for officials to get promoted at any level.
The previous draft had proposed holding of examinations for promotion to all levels that include deputy secretary, joint secretary, additional secretary and secretary to bring an end to political favouritism and make the bureaucracy system-centric, said officials concerned…

July 21, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
A Palestinian policeman carries a boy, who medics said was wounded in Israeli shelling, at a hospital in Gaza City 
on Sunday. — Reuters photo

100 more dead as Gazans see deadly day

At least 87 Gazan Palestinians and 13 soldiers were killed Sunday as Israel ramped up a major military offensive in the bloodiest single day in the enclave in five years.
As regional leaders met in Doha for urgent talks on a ceasefire, the Gaza Palestinian death toll soared to 425, with a spokesman for the emergency services saying more than a third of the victims were women and children…

Kamalapur Railway Station in Dhaka teems with people standing in queues since dawn on Sunday to buy train ticket for going home to celebrate Eid as the railway authorities began sale of advance ticket on the day.— Sanaul Haque

Many homegoers get no advance train tickets

Many home goers waiting in long queues for advance train tickets at Kamalapur Railway Station counters on Sunday were amazed to find that the tickets were sold out by 2 PM.
Many of them waiting in queues since Saturday afternoon wondered how 60,000 advance tickets could be sold out by 2 PM…

July 21, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Chevron wants new area at Bibiyana without tender

Chevron wants new area at Bibiyana without tender

US oil firm Chevron Bangladesh placed an unsolicited proposal to the government to expand its operational area by 67 square kiliometres, under onshore block 12 at Bibiyana gas field, officials said…

July 21, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
OC sued, judicial probe ordered

OC sued, judicial probe ordered

Court Correspondent
A murder case was filed on Sunday with the Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judges Court against Mirpur police officer-in-charge and nine others in connection with the custodial death of a trader…

July 21, 2014 · 1 comment · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Ctg fire leaves mother, four children dead

Ctg fire leaves mother, four children dead

A mother and four children died in a fire at Sarkerhat area of Hatahazari upazila in Chittagong Sunday night.
The victims were Roji Akther, 35, wife of vegetable vendor Mahbub, and their four children Maruf, 5, Jhuma Akther, 7, Sima Akther, 10 and Rina Akther, 12…

July 21, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

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