Archive for July 23rd, 2014

Khaleda, Tarique perform umrah

Khaleda, Tarique perform umrah

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia and its senior vice-chairman Tarique Rahman performed umrah in Makkah on Tuesday midnight.

July 23, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Ukraine says pro-Russia rebels shoot down two fighter jets

Ukraine says pro-Russia rebels shoot down two fighter jets

Pro-Russian rebels shot down two Ukrainian fighter jets on Wednesday, not far from where a Malaysian airliner was brought down last week in eastern Ukraine, killing all 298 passengers on board.

UN warns Israel of possible war crimes

UN warns Israel of possible war crimes

Israeli forces pounded Gaza on Wednesday, meeting stiff resistance from Hamas Islamists and sending thousands of residents fleeing, as US secretary of state John Kerry, on a visit to Israel, said ceasefire talks had made some progress.

July 23, 2014 · 0 comments · International, Middle East
Quader issues show-cause to RHD engineer for missing road repair deadline

Quader issues show-cause to RHD engineer for missing road repair deadline

The minister for communications, Obaidul Quader, on Wednesday issued show cause notice to Mohammad Ali, additional chief engineer of Khulna roads and highways department for missing the deadline to complete repairing work of the highway.

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Uproar in Indian parliament over Shiv Sena MPs’ forcing man to break Ramadan fast

Uproar in Indian parliament over Shiv Sena MPs’ forcing man to break Ramadan fast

Both the houses of Indian parliament experienced uproar Wednesday at the reports of a A Shiv Sena MP’s, apparently angry over not being served Maharashtrian food, forcing a Muslim worker of guest house to eat a chapatti to break his Ramadan fast, reports Times of India.

July 23, 2014 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
Bogra MP hurt in road accident, 1 killed

Bogra MP hurt in road accident, 1 killed

Jatiya Party lawmaker from Bogra 7 Altaf Hossain sustained severe injuries and his housemaid was killed in a fatal accident on Dhaka-Bogra highway at Kodda of Sirajganj Wednesday afternoon.

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Fresh remand for SI Zahid

Fresh remand for SI Zahid

A Dhaka court on Wednesday granted four days’ fresh remand to detained sub-inspector Jahidur Rahman of Mipur police station and informant Nasim Sheikh each, for interrogation over custodial death of a trader…

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No ‘grouping’ in city BNP: Mirza Abbas

No ‘grouping’ in city BNP: Mirza Abbas

Bangladesh Nationalist Party’s new convening committee convener of Dhaka Mirza Abbas said that he and Sadeque Hossain Khoka did not indulge in factions within…

July 23, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Politics
JSC, JDC exams begin Nov 2

JSC, JDC exams begin Nov 2

The students of Class VIII will sit for their Junior School Certificate and equivalent Junior Dakhil Certificate examinations on November 2. The education ministry issued an order…

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Three found dead on Habiganj rail tracks

Three found dead on Habiganj rail tracks

The Madhabpur police recovered the bodies of three young men from rail tracks near Noapara railway station of Habiganj on Wednesday morning…

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Biman employees stage sit-in at Balaka Bhaban

Biman employees stage sit-in at Balaka Bhaban

The employees of the national flag carrier, Biman Bangladesh Airlines, started a sit-in programme in front of the Biman headquarters at Balaka Bhaban in the city on Wednesday morning, to press home their 14-point demands…

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Qatar, Saudi rulers meet for Gaza ceasefire talks

Qatar, Saudi rulers meet for Gaza ceasefire talks

For the first time since an unprecedented diplomatic rift among Gulf powerhouses, Qatar’s emir flew to Saudi Arabia late Tuesday in a surprise visit and met with King Abdullah to discuss cease-fire efforts that have yet to bring an end to 15 days of war…

July 23, 2014 · 0 comments · International, Middle East
PLO backs Hamas truce demands in Gaza

PLO backs Hamas truce demands in Gaza

The Palestinian decision-making body led by U.S.-backed President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday endorsed demands by Hamas for halting Gaza hostilities with Israel, a closing of ranks that may help Egyptian-mediated truce…

July 23, 2014 · 0 comments · International, Middle East
Typhoon Matmo slams into Taiwan, one killed

Typhoon Matmo slams into Taiwan, one killed

Typhoon Matmo slammed into Taiwan on Wednesday with heavy rains and strong winds, shutting financial markets and schools, with at least one person killed and some damage…

July 23, 2014 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International
Police escort Adflame Pharmaceuticals managing partner Helena Pasha out of the Drug Court on Tuesday after the court sentenced her, along with two others, 
to 10 years jail in a drug adulteration case. — Ali Hossain Mintu

3 handed 10 years in jail for drug adulteration

The Drug Court in Dhaka on Tuesday handed three owners and executives of a sealed pharmaceutical company 10 years in jail and acquitted two others in a drug adulteration case of 1990s when several hundred children died of acute renal failure after taking toxic paracetamol syrup…

July 23, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Deadly drug that took many lives

Deadly drug that took many lives

Several hundred children died of acute renal failure in 1980s and 1990s after taking paracetamol syrup laced with toxic chemical.
One of the five companies blamed for the adulteration, Adflame, added diethylene glycol, a highly toxic organic solvent used mainly in the leather industry, to its syrup which was supplied to major hospitals…

July 23, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
General view of the Al Farouk mosque destroyed by an overnight Israeli strike, 
in Rafah, in the southern Gaza 
Strip on Tuesday. — AP photo

No respite in Gaza bombings

Israel pounded targets across the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, saying no ceasefire was near as top US and United Nations diplomats pursued talks on halting the fighting that has claimed more than 600 lives…

British prime minister David Cameron, left, greets Bangladesh prime minister Sheikh Hasina upon her arrival at 10 Downing Street before the start of their meeting in London, Tuesday.— AP photo

UK govt to work with Bangladesh govt, Cameron tells Hasina

Voicing his government’s firm confidence in the present Awami League government, the British prime minister, David William Donald Cameron, on Tuesday said they would work together with Bangladesh for ensuring its socioeconomic development…

A Lufthansa plane with text 'Siegerflieger Fanhansa' with German national soccer team aboard, receives water salute after landing at Tegel airport in Berlin on July 15. – Reuters photo

Major airlines cancel Tel Aviv flights

Major airlines in the world said on Tuesday that they are cancelling their flights to and from Israel capital Tel Aviv for a certain period because of security concerns, reports agencies.
Germany’s largest airline Deutsche Lufthansa AG said on Tuesday it would suspend flights to Tel Aviv for 36 hours…

JS body for alternative of MCQ in BCS test

JS body for alternative of MCQ in BCS test

The parliamentary standing committee on ministry of public administration on Tuesday recommended that the authorities concerned should introduce an alternative system in the preliminary qualifying test for the Bangladesh Civil Service jobs repealing the existing multiple choice questions…

July 23, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

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