Archive for July 25th, 2014

Abdullah Hel Baki

Bangladesh’s Baki wins silver in C’wealth Games

Bangladeshi shooter Abdullah Hel Baki won silver in Men’s 10-metre Air Rifle event in the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on Friday. Indian Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra won the gold while Daniel Rivers of England secured bronze. After a neck-and-neck battle with Bindra, Baki lost his nerve in the last two shots of the shoot-off round to finish with […]

July 25, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Other Games, Sports
Palestinians gather as rescue workers search for victims under the rubble of a house which witnesses said was destroyed in an Israeli air strike in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip on Friday July 25, 2014. – Rreuters photo

WHO calls for humanitarian corridor to evacuate Gaza wounded

The World Health Organisation called on Friday for a humanitarian corridor to be set up in Gaza to allow aid workers to evacuate the wounded and bring in life-saving medicines. The UN health agency said that four hospitals, including al Aqsa hospital…

July 25, 2014 · 0 comments · International, Middle East
Villagers kill one, injure two for ‘raping and hanging’ a 7-year-old girl in India

Villagers kill one, injure two for ‘raping and hanging’ a 7-year-old girl in India

One man was killed and two others were badly hurt Thursday by villagers in India who accused them of raping and hanging a seven-year-old girl…

July 25, 2014 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
Cameron voices UK’s disappointment over Jan 5 polls

Cameron voices UK’s disappointment over Jan 5 polls

The British prime minister, David Cameron, has expressed UK’s disappointment over the January 5 election in Bangladesh and laid emphasis on an open society and political system in which democratic political participation and media freedoms…

July 25, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Journalist Baby Moudud passes away

Journalist Baby Moudud passes away

Senior journalist and former Awami League lawmaker AN Mahfuza Khatun Baby Moudud died at United Hospital in Dhaka Friday afternoon. She was 66. The president, Abdul Hamid, the prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, and leaders of different political…

July 25, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Taliban kill 14 Shiites in Afghanistan road attack

Taliban kill 14 Shiites in Afghanistan road attack

Taliban gunmen halted minibuses in western Afghanistan, identified 14 Shiite passengers and shot them dead by the side of the road overnight Friday, an official said. The busses were traveling from Kabul and carrying…

July 25, 2014 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
2 killed in stampede while collecting Zakat at Barisal

2 killed in stampede while collecting Zakat at Barisal

At least two women were killed and eight others were injured during the distribution of Zakat items by Khansons Group of Industries at its Barisal office in Katpatty road…

July 25, 2014 · 0 comments · National
UK Ching Bir Bikram passes away

UK Ching Bir Bikram passes away

Freedom fighter UK Ching, the only member of the ethnic minority communities to have been awarded the gallantry award Bir Bikram, died of brain haemorrhage at a Chittagong hospital on Friday morning. He was 79.

July 25, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Wreckage of Air Algerie plane found in Mali

Wreckage of Air Algerie plane found in Mali

Authorities said on Thursday they located the wreckage of an Air Algerie flight after it crashed in northern Mali carrying 116 passengers and crew, nearly half of them French, en route from Burkina Faso…

Non-combatants to be enlisted as FFs

Non-combatants to be enlisted as FFs

Jatiya Muktijoddha Council has in last six months received over one lakh applications from individuals keen to be enlisted as freedom fighters under a newly drafted wider definition of freedom fighters.
And the number of applicants is expected to swell under the new definition drafted by the government to enlist a wide range of people as freedom fighters…

July 25, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Israeli soldiers guard Palestinians captured during a military offensive in the Gaza Strip in this on Wednesday handout photo obtained by Reuters from the Israeli news website Walla. 
— Reuters photo

Israel bombs UN school in Gaza, 15 dead

Fifteen Palestinians were killed Thursday when an Israeli shell slammed into a UN-run school where hundreds of civilians had taken refuge, sending the death toll in Gaza soaring to 777 despite world efforts to broker a ceasefire.
The strike hit a school sheltering some of the 100,000 Palestinians driven out of their homes in search of a safe haven after weeks of deadly fighting between Israeli troops and Hamas militants…

Dhaka likely to join Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

Dhaka likely to join Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

The government is mulling to join the proposed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank to steer development agenda of the regional countries under a new horizon of banking partnership, top officials at the foreign and finance ministries said…

July 25, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Bangladesh ranks 142nd in UNDP Human Dev Index

Bangladesh ranks 142nd in UNDP Human Dev Index

Bangladesh was ranked 142nd in the global Human Development Report 2014 among 187 countries based on several indicators including education, health and economic conditions.
The United Nations Development Programme and Economic Relation Division of Bangladesh jointly launched the report on Thursday at the NEC auditorium in the capital…

July 25, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Jocky Garments workers hold demonstration inside Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association office in Dhaka on Thursday night as they were yet to get arrear wages and festival allowance. — Indrajit Ghosh

RMG workers besiege BGMEA building for salary, bonus

Several hundred apparel workers on Thursday evening surrounded the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) building in the capital’s Kawran Bazar area demanding their salaries and festival allowances…

July 25, 2014 · 1 comment · Back Page, National, TOP STORIES
Cameron views Jan 5 polls as thing of past

Cameron views Jan 5 polls as thing of past

Diplomatic Correspondent
British prime minister David Cameron has said the January 5 Bangladesh election is a thing of past and London wants to look forward and strengthen relations with Dhaka…

July 25, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, Politics
Air Algerie plane with over 110 on board missing

Air Algerie plane with over 110 on board missing

An Air Algerie plane with more than 110 people on board including French and Spanish nationals went missing Thursday during a flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers, company sources…

July 25, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page
New city BNP member secy up against hurdles in party

New city BNP member secy up against hurdles in party

The newly-appointed member secretary of the Dhaka City unit of Bangladesh Nationalist Party, Habib-un-Nabi Khan Sohel, is up against different kinds of harassment and obstacles from a section of the party who are unhappy with his appointment, say party insiders…

July 25, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, Politics

Move initiated to update printing presses law : Inu

The minister for information, Hasanul Huq Inu, on Thursday said the government had initiated a move to update the Printing Presses and Publications (Declaration and Registration) Act, 1973 without bringing about any fundamental changes in the law.
Addressing a press conference at the secretariat, he said that it requires amendments to the old law as the media industry was expanding rapidly in recent years.

July 25, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Politics
Shab-e-Qadr tonight

Shab-e-Qadr tonight

Muslims across the country would observe tonight Shab-e-Qadr, the night when the first verses of the holy Quran were revealed to the Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH)…

July 25, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National

HC asks govt to demarcate Turag, Balu boundaries

The High Court on Thursday directed the government to resume installation of pillars in two weeks demarcating the boundaries of Turag and Balu rivers flowing by Dhaka city.
A bench of Justice Mirza Hussain Haider and Justice Muhammad Khurshid Alam Sarkar also asked the deputy commissioners of Dhaka, Narayanganj and Gazipur and the director general of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority to report compliance by September 15…

July 25, 2014 · 0 comments · Back Page, Front Page, National

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