Archive for July 27th, 2014

Hamas agrees to 24-hour truce for Eid

Hamas agrees to 24-hour truce for Eid

Hamas says it has agreed to a 24-hour humanitarian truce in the Gaza war ahead of a major Muslim holiday. Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said the truce would go into effect at 2 p.m. (1100 GMT) Sunday. The three-day Eid al-Fitr holiday, which caps the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, is expected to begin…

July 27, 2014 · 0 comments · International, Middle East
Smoke rises during an Israeli offensive in the east of Gaza City on Sunday after a humanitarian truce in the Gaza Strip collapsed. – REUTERS photo

Israel resumes Gaza offensive

Israel has resumed its Gaza offensive after a series of Palestinian rocket attacks. The Israeli military said Sunday that following ‘Hamas’ incessant rocket fire’ during the unilateral Israeli extension of a temporary humanitarian truce it would resume targeting Gaza militants.

July 27, 2014 · 0 comments · International, Middle East
BB issues new notes worth Tk 17,000 crore ahead of Eid

BB issues new notes worth Tk 17,000 crore ahead of Eid

The central Bank issued new notes of various denominations worth Taka 17,000 crore to meet the Eid-time demand for fresh currencies across the country.

July 27, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Karnafuli-1 passengers safely evacuated

Karnafuli-1 passengers safely evacuated

More than two thousand passengers of MV Karnafuli-1, which got stranded mid-river as cracks developed along its keel, were safely evacuated at Kaliganj launch terminal in Mehendiganj of Barisal…

July 27, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Vessel stuck to shoal at Lagnimara near Chandpur

Vessel stuck to shoal at Lagnimara near Chandpur

A Chandpur-bound passenger ship stuck to a shoal in the Meghna river Sunday morning. Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority officials said the launch ‘MV Meghna Rani’ stranded at Lagnimara Char at around 11:45am when its engine failed.

July 27, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Begum Khaleda Zia

Khaleda’s trial deferred to Sept 3

The Special Judge’s Court-3 in Dhaka on Sunday again deferred until September 3 the recording of depositions by the prosecution witnesses against BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia in the two cases—Zia Orphanage Trust and Zia Charitable Trust graft cases.

July 27, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Politics
Nepal‚ India to review peace‚ friendship treaty

Nepal‚ India to review peace‚ friendship treaty

Nepal and India Saturday finalised the terms of reference for Eminent Persons Group (EPG) formed to review all bilateral treaties, understandings and agreements, including the Peace and Friendship Treaty of 1950.

July 27, 2014 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
Israel extends Gaza ceasefire for 24 hours, Hamas rejects terms

Israel extends Gaza ceasefire for 24 hours, Hamas rejects terms

Israel extended a humanitarian ceasefire in the Gaza Strip for another 24 hours, but Hamas, which dominates the coastal enclave, said it would only accept the truce if Israeli troops left the territory.

July 27, 2014 · 0 comments · International, Middle East
An explosion during an Israeli strike in the northern Gaza Strip is pictured from the Israeli border with Gaza, early morning on Saturday, before a 12-hour humanitarian ceasefire takes effect. — Reuters photo

Gaza death toll passes 1,000

The death toll in Gaza soared to more than 1,000 Saturday as bodies were pulled from the rubble during a 12-hour truce top diplomats urged Israel and Hamas to extend…

July 27, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Homeward journey on

Homeward journey on

Amid scarcity of tickets, charging of extra fare by long-route bus operators and schedule delay by trains, home-bound people continued pouring out of Dhaka by bus, train and ferry to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr at their ancestral homes…

July 27, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
PM rules out dialogue with BNP

PM rules out dialogue with BNP

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Saturday dismissed any chances of dialogue with Bangladesh Nationalist Party and vowed to face them in the street if they waged movement after the Eid…

Many RMG workers get poor amount instead of legitimate festival allowance

Many RMG workers get poor amount instead of legitimate festival allowance

Workers of many apparel factories are being deprived of legitimate festival allowance as there is no specific provision in the Bangladesh Labour Act…

July 27, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Many factories fail to clear wage, bonus

Many factories fail to clear wage, bonus

Authorities of several readymade garment factories did not pay wages and festival allowances to their workers even on Saturday, in breach of their commitment, creating uncertainty about whether these garment workers will get their outstanding wages before Eid-ul-Fitr…

July 27, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
The authorities’ ban on carrying passengers on the roof of buses and trains goes in vain. Left, a man is seen climbing to a bus roof holding a child by the hand at Chandra on Dhaka-Tangail highway while hundreds of people climb to a train’s roof as it reaches Airport station though the railway authorities do not allow people on roof at Kamalapur railway station. — Ali Hossain Mintu and Indrajit Ghosh

DCs asked to ensure security of PWs

The government has ordered the district administrations to ensure security and provide all assistance to families of war crimes victims as well as the prosecution witnesses in the crimes against humanity cases…

July 27, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

ASI gunned down

A policeman was shot dead while trying to arrest a wanted criminal in Tangail.
Nurul Islam, 35, was an assistant sub-inspector of police, posted at the Tangail sadar police station…

July 27, 2014 · 0 comments · Back Page, National

Muggers stab 2 traders, snatch Tk 2.5 lakh in city

Muggers on Saturday stabbed at least two traders in separate incidents in the capital and snatched away over Tk 2.5 lakh. In Hatirjheel area, mobile phone operator Robi’s sales representative Abdul Hannan alias Sohel was stabbed in the afternoon…

July 27, 2014 · 0 comments · Back Page, National
BB cuts pvt sector credit growth target amid failure to meet goals

BB cuts pvt sector credit growth target amid failure to meet goals

Bangladesh Bank on Saturday announced the monetary policy for July-December cutting down the private sector credit growth target to 14 per cent from 16.50 per cent in the previous six months after failing to achieve the targets for the last two years…

July 27, 2014 · 0 comments · Business
Nagarik Oikya convener Mahmudur Rahman Manna addresses a news conference organised at National Press Club by families of eight people who are victims of enforced disappearance. — New Age photo

Families demand victims’ return before Eid

Families of eight victims of enforced disappearance and right activists on Saturday demanded return of all the victims before Eid-ul-Fitr and said that the government must bear responsibility for all incidents of enforced disappearances…

July 27, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages, National, Politics

Ratna finishes sixth in 10m Air Rifle event

Sharmin Akhter Ratna failed to win any medal in the Women’s 10-metre Air Rifle shoot-off as she finished sixth in the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland on Saturday…

July 27, 2014 · 0 comments · Athletics, Other Games, Sports
A file photo shows an employee arranging ceramic utensils at a shop in Dhaka. Revenue board will lose revenue due to reduction of duties of input for ceramic industry. — New Age photo

Customs duty cut to cause Tk 625cr revenue loss

Withdrawal and reduction of customs duties at import stage as budgetary measures will cause a revenue loss of Tk 625 crore in the current financial year 2014-15, officials of the National Board of Revenue said…

July 27, 2014 · 0 comments · Business

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