Archive for July 22nd, 2014

UN chief urges Israel, Palestine to end to fighting

UN chief urges Israel, Palestine to end to fighting

The United Nations secretary-general, Ban Ki-moon, has urged Israel and the Palestinians to ‘stop fighting’ and ‘start talking’ to end the conflict in Gaza. He was speaking in Israel as diplomatic…

July 22, 2014 · 0 comments · International, Middle East
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No more begging in Dhaka after Eid

The government on Tuesday decided to launch a crackdown on beggars in Dhaka city from next month to free the capital of the growing number of people seeking alms. Social welfare minister Syed Mohsin Ali said that they would field mobile courts after Eid to capture the beggars…

July 22, 2014 · 1 comment · National
Spurious vermicelli traders arrested from HC premises

Spurious vermicelli traders arrested from HC premises

The Shahbagh police on Tuesday arrested two traders of spurious vermicelli from the High Court premises after their bail prayers were rejected. Traders Nasiruddin and Mohammad Ali appeared before the bench of Justice Md Rezaul Haque and Justice Gobinda Chandra Tagore seeking anticipatory…

July 22, 2014 · 0 comments · National
HC summons Cox’s Bazar DC for contempt

HC summons Cox’s Bazar DC for contempt

The High Court on Tuesday asked Cox’s Bazar deputy commissioner to appear before it on September 9 to explain his position for flouting a directive it issued on him in 2011 asking for removal of officers’ quarters erected on a forest land in Cox’s Bazar…

July 22, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Tough law in the offing to curb media freedom: Mohsin Ali

Tough law in the offing to curb media freedom: Mohsin Ali

The minister for social welfare, Syed Mohsin Ali, said on Tuesday the government was going to enact a tough law to limit the freedom of the press.

July 22, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Tarique asks Saudi unit BNP to maintain discipline

Tarique asks Saudi unit BNP to maintain discipline

Bangladesh Nationalist Party senior-vice chairman Tarique Rahman, now in Madinah, at a meeting midnight past Monday asked the party leaders and activists of Saudi Arabia unit to maintain the organizational discipline…

July 22, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Politics

ICT asks prosecution to begin closing argument against Qaisar

The International Crimes Tribunal-2 on Tuesday asked the prosecution to begin final arguments in the war crimes case against former state minister and a leader of Jatiya Party Syed Md Qaisar.

July 22, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Quader now says road repair to continue till next Eid

Quader now says road repair to continue till next Eid

The minister for communication, Obaidul Quader, on Tuesday said the ongoing repair work on road and highways will continue till Eid-ul-Azha. He also said repair work will be done on regular basis to ease…

July 22, 2014 · 0 comments · National
RAB constables testify

RAB constables testify

Two constables, of Rapid Action Battalion-11, gave confessional statement to a Narayanganj court on Tuesday, court official said. Senior judicial magistrate Monowara Begum recorded statements of Abdus Salam and Abdus Samad, as eyewitness to incidents…

July 22, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Sylhet rail liaise with Dhaka, Chittagong resumes

Sylhet rail liaise with Dhaka, Chittagong resumes

Rails communications between Sylhet and rest of the country resumed at around 3:00pm Tuesday, six hours after an oil transporting wagon of a Sylhet-bound freight train derailed morning at South Surma’s Moglabazar…

July 22, 2014 · 0 comments · National
3 Paracetamol adultrators get 10 yrs jail

3 Paracetamol adultrators get 10 yrs jail

The Drug Court of Dhaka on Tuesday awarded 10 years’ imprisonment to 3 persons convicted in the much talked about paracetamol syrup adulteration case in which 76 children had reportedly died.

July 22, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Zero tolerance to food adulteration, says minister

Zero tolerance to food adulteration, says minister

The government would show ‘zero tolerance’ to adulteration of foods and mixing toxic chemicals in food processing and manufacturing, said the minister for food, Quamrul Islam, on Tuesday in a seminar at National press Club.

July 22, 2014 · 0 comments · National
15 receive burn injuries as bus catches fire at Bashkhali

15 receive burn injuries as bus catches fire at Bashkhali

At least 15 passengers of a bus received various degrees of burn injuries as its driver lost control over the steering and the vehicle caught on fire subsequently this morning at Bashkhali of Chittagong.

July 22, 2014 · 0 comments · National
A pro-Russian separatist shows members of the media a black box belonging to Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, before its handover to Malaysian representatives, in Donetsk. - Reuters photo

Bodies, black boxes handed over from Ukraine crash site

A train carrying the remains of some of the nearly 300 victims of the Malaysia Airlines plane downed over Ukraine was heading for Ukrainian government territory on Tuesday as a separatist leader handed over the plane’s black boxes to Malaysian experts.

Flames and smoke are seen following what witnesses said was an Israeli air strike, in Gaza City July 21, 2014. - Reuters photo

Israeli aircraft hit more than 70 targets in Gaza

A police spokesman says Israeli aircraft have hit more than 70 targets in the Gaza Strip, including the home of the late leader of Hamas’ military wing, five mosques and a football stadium.

July 22, 2014 · 0 comments · International, Middle East
Bagerhat war crimes suspect Siraj Master arrested

Bagerhat war crimes suspect Siraj Master arrested

The Bagerhat police on Monday night arrested the absconding war crimes suspect Sirajul Haque alias Siraj Master.

July 22, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Smoke rises after an Israeli missile strike hit Gaza City on Monday.— AP photo

World pushes truce as Gaza toll hits 548

World efforts to broker a ceasefire in war-torn Gaza gathered pace Monday as Israel pressed a blistering 14-day assault on the enclave, pushing the Palestinian death toll to 548.
As Washington and the United Nations demanded an ‘immediate ceasefire’ in the battered Palestinian enclave, there was no let up in the Israeli offensive with another 31 Gazans killed in a series of strikes…

FF certificates of 30 public servants cancelled

FF certificates of 30 public servants cancelled

The liberation war affairs ministry on Monday cancelled certificates of 30 public servants and five others citing that they had obtained the certificates through forgery.
Many public servants have allegedly obtained freedom fighter’s certificates producing fake documents in order to enjoy special benefits in public service such as extension of retirement age…

July 22, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
New committee raises hopes and doubts alike

New committee raises hopes and doubts alike

The newly-formed convening committee of the Dhaka city unit of Bangladesh Nationalist Party has raised both hopes and doubts about whether it would be able to rise to the challenge of building up a successful post-Eid movement, BNP insiders said…

Disband ‘death squad’: HRW

Disband ‘death squad’: HRW

New York-based international rights organisation Human Rights Watch in a letter to the prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Monday again termed the Rapid Action Battalion a ‘death squad’ and reiterated its demand that the government should disband the force…

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