Archive for July 24th, 2014

Israeli fire hits UN facility in Gaza, killing 15

Israeli fire hits UN facility in Gaza, killing 15

Israeli tank shells hit a compound housing a UN school in the northern Gaza Strip on Thursday, killing at least 15 people and wounding dozens who were seeking shelter from fierce clashes on the streets…

July 24, 2014 · 0 comments · International, Middle East
Bangladesh recall Kayes for Windies tour

Bangladesh recall Kayes for Windies tour

Bangladesh on Thursday recalled opening batsman Imrul Kayes in their 15-man squad for next month’s three-match one-day international series against West Indies.

July 24, 2014 · 0 comments · Cricket, Sports
BNP wants EC to extend time to submit income, expense info

BNP wants EC to extend time to submit income, expense info

Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Thursday submitted an application to the Election Commission seeking for extending the time of submission the statement of income and expenditure…

July 24, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Politics
Resume installing boundary marks of Turag, Balu in 2 weeks: HC

Resume installing boundary marks of Turag, Balu in 2 weeks: HC

The High Court on Thursday directed the government to resume installation of pillars within two weeks by demarking boundaries of Turag and Balu rivers around the capital…

July 24, 2014 · 0 comments · National
HC denies bail to Rana Plaza owner

HC denies bail to Rana Plaza owner

The High Court on Thursday rejected as ‘not being pressed’ the bail petition of collapsed Rana Plaza owner Sohel Rana who was charged for constructing the building in violation…

July 24, 2014 · 0 comments · National
CIA ran secret jail in a Polish forest, rules ECHR

CIA ran secret jail in a Polish forest, rules ECHR

The CIA ran a secret jail on Polish soil, the European Court of Human Rights ruled on Thursday, piling pressure on Poland, one of Washington’s closest allies, to break its long silence about the global programme for detaining…

HC upholds death sentences of 2 in Lalbagh 7-murder

HC upholds death sentences of 2 in Lalbagh 7-murder

The High Court on Thursday upheld the trial court’s verdict that had sentenced two accused to death and life-term to nine others for murdering seven people at Lalbagh in January 1994.

July 24, 2014 · 0 comments · National
6 indicted for journalist Aftab murder

6 indicted for journalist Aftab murder

A Dhaka court on Tuesday indicted six people in the veteran photojournalist Aftab Ahamed murder case. Judge KM Imrul Kayes, of the third additional metropolitan sessions judge’s court in Dhaka framed the charge and fixed August 12, for recording deposition…

July 24, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Movement to continue until success: Fakhrul

Movement to continue until success: Fakhrul

Bangladesh Nationalist Party acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Thursday said their movement would continue until attaining success for holding an early free and fair election and hoped…

July 24, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Politics
5 drown in Mymensingh boat capsize

5 drown in Mymensingh boat capsize

At least five people including a child were drowned as a boat capsized at Barabila bil under Phulbaria upazila in Mymensingh district…

July 24, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Three students ousted forever from JU

Three students ousted forever from JU

Jahangirnagar University cancelled studentships of 3 of its students for harassing a new comer in the name of ragging.
The decision was made by the JU Administration in a syndicate meeting on Wednesday night.

July 24, 2014 · 0 comments · National
US lifts ban on flights to Israel as Gaza toll tops 700

US lifts ban on flights to Israel as Gaza toll tops 700

Israel won a partial reprieve from the economic pain of its Gaza war on Thursday with the lifting of a US ban on commercial flights to Tel Aviv, as fighting pushed the Palestinian death toll over 700.

July 24, 2014 · 0 comments · International, Middle East
Attack on bus in Iraq kills 60

Attack on bus in Iraq kills 60

A shooting and bombing attack on a bus near Baghdad killed 51 prisoners and nine policemen on Thursday, Ministry of justice and medical sources said.

July 24, 2014 · 0 comments · International, Middle East
Bangladesh ranked 142 in Human Development Index

Bangladesh ranked 142 in Human Development Index

Bangladesh was ranked 142 in the global Human Development Report 2014 among the 187 countries based on several indicators, including education, health and economic…

July 24, 2014 · 0 comments · National
BADC’s seed production capacity underutilised

BADC’s seed production capacity underutilised

Bangladesh Agricultural Development Corporation produces seeds much less than its capacity apparently to create opportunitie for the private companies and importers to play an increasing roles…

July 24, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, TOP STORIES
SC adjourned hearing on Khaleda’s pleas until Sept 1

SC adjourned hearing on Khaleda’s pleas until Sept 1

The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Thursday adjourned hearing to September 1 of the 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 a trial court proceedings in two graft cases.

July 24, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Politics
25 Indian students killed as train rams bus

25 Indian students killed as train rams bus

At least 25 students died and several others suffered severe injuries when a school bus was hit by a commuter train at an unmanned railway level crossing in Masaipet village of Medak district in Hyderabad on Thursday morning, reports the Times of India.

July 24, 2014 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
China plans railway to India, Nepal borders by 2020

China plans railway to India, Nepal borders by 2020

China plans to extend a railway line linking Tibet with the rest of the country to the borders of India, Nepal and Bhutan by 2020 once an extension to a key site in Tibetan Buddhism opens, a state-run newspaper reported on Thursday.

July 24, 2014 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
Waste fabric warehouses, makeshift market gutted in city

Waste fabric warehouses, makeshift market gutted in city

A fire gutted several small warehouses of waste garment fabrics and an adjacent makeshift kitchen market at Diyabari in the capital’s Mirpur area on Thursday.

July 24, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Rescue workers survey the wreckage of TransAsia Airways Flight GE222 on the Taiwanese island of Penghu Thursday, July 24, 2014. The plane attempting to land in stormy weather crashed on the island late Wednesday, killing more than 40 people and wrecking houses and cars on the ground. - AP photo

48 dead in Taiwan plane crash

The leaders of rivals China and Taiwan expressed condolences on Thursday for victims of a TransAsia Airways turboprop plane that crashed during a thunderstorm the previous day killing 48 people including two French nationals.

July 24, 2014 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International

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