Archive for August 1st, 2014

Hyundai recalls more than 419K vehicles

Hyundai recalls more than 419K vehicles

Hyundai is recalling more than 419,000 cars and SUVs to fix suspension, brake and oil leak problems.

August 1, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Business
At least 50 dead in Israeli shelling in Gaza

At least 50 dead in Israeli shelling in Gaza

Israeli shelling near the southern Gaza town of Rafah killed at least 40 people on Friday, the Palestinian interior ministry and hospital sources said, as a ceasefire that went into effect only hours earlier appeared…

August 1, 2014 · 0 comments · International, Middle East
Khulna-bound commuter train Simanta Express hit a bus carrying bridal party at Barobazer early Friday. – New Age photo

11 killed as train rams into bus in Jhenaidah

At least 10 people were killed and over 50 others were injured when Khulna-bound Simanta Express train rammed into a bus carrying bridal party at an unmanned level-crossing at Barabazar under Kaliganj in Jhenaidah…

August 1, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Tuba workers reject BGMEA’s proposal, announce fresh programme

Tuba workers reject BGMEA’s proposal, announce fresh programme

The workers of Tuba Group, who are on hunger strike for past five days, on Friday announced fresh programmes rejecting the proposals of the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers…

August 1, 2014 · 0 comments · National
2 killed in Natore over train tickets

2 killed in Natore over train tickets

At least two train ticket-seekers were killed as clashes erupted at Lalpur in Natore on Friday, police said.
Basudeb Banik, the police superintendent of Natore, told New Age that clashes broke out at about 10:00am when local people were engaged in a battle with ticket-blackers over buying post-Eid return tickets at Ishwardi bypass…

August 1, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Taiwan gas blast kills 22

An explosion caused by a gas leak in Taiwan’s second city killed 22 peeople, injured 270 and sent flames shooting 15 storeys into the air, a government agency said.

August 1, 2014 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International
A protester holds up a placard during a demonstration against Israel's military action in the Gaza strip, in Stockholm on Thursday.     -- Reuters Photo

Israel, Hamas agree on 72-hour humanitarian Gaza ceasefire

Israel and Hamas have agreed to a 72-hour ceasefire in their conflict in the Gaza Strip starting on Friday, US secretary of state John Kerry and UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon said on Thursday.

August 1, 2014 · 0 comments · International, Middle East
At least 30 more apparel workers of five factories of Tuba Group, who are on a hunger strike at a unit of the group at Central Badda in Dhaka for the fourth consecutive day demanding payment of their dues, fall sick pushing the number of such cases to 100 on Thursday. — Indrajit Ghosh

Tuba Group workers continue hunger strike

Workers of Tuba Group continued their hunger strike for the fourth consecutive day on Thursday on the factory premises at Badda in the city demanding their wages and festival allowance.
On the fourth day of the protest, at least 30 workers of five factories of Tuba Group and a labour leader fell sick pushing the number of such cases to 100 in four days…

August 1, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Delwar granted bail by HC

Delwar granted bail by HC

State minister for labour and employment Mujibul Haque Chunnu said on Thursday that Tuba Group owner Delwar Hossain was granted bail by the High Court and hoped that he might be released from jail on Sunday or Monday…

August 1, 2014 · 1 comment · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
1. President Abdul Hamid exchanges greetings with guests at Bangabhaban on Tuesday; 2. Prime minister Sheikh Hasina exchanges pleasantries with diplomats at Ganabhaban on Tuesday; 3. Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia exchanges greetings with diplomats and general people at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre on Tuesday; 4. Devotees say Eid prayers at Baitul Mukarram National Mosque. 
New Age / Focusbangla photos

Eid-ul-Fitr celebrated

Muslims across the country celebrated the holy Eid-ul-Fitr, the biggest religious festivals, on Tuesday with much enthusiasm, religious fervour and gaiety.
People, irrespective of their social status, offered Eid prayers in mosques and eidgahs following a month-long fasting…

August 1, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Peace restored, security of life ensured: PM

Peace restored, security of life ensured: PM

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Monday said that her government had restored peace in the country relieving the people of the anarchy created by the BNP and Jamaat-e-Islami before the January 5 general elections…

Movement to be peaceful : Khaleda

Movement to be peaceful : Khaleda

Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia has said that action programmes of the opposition’s planned movement would be peaceful and democratic for holding an early general election under a neutral government…

BRTA fails to achieve revenue targets

BRTA fails to achieve revenue targets

Revenue from registration and certification of vehicles by the Bangladesh Road Transport Authority in terms of target recovery has gradually been declining since 2009-10 financial year due to irregularities in the authorities, officials have said…

August 1, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Palestinian firefighters inspects the damage of a destroyed milk factory after it was hit by an Israeli airstrike in Gaza City on Thursday. — AP photo

Israel calls up extra troops for Gaza strike

Israel mobilised 16,000 additional reservists Thursday to bolster forces fighting in Gaza as Washington gave its ally the go-ahead to raid stocks of emergency US weapons stored on Israeli soil…

Holiday hangover persists

Holiday hangover persists

Most of government and private offices in the capital, including the secretariat, had hardly any activities on Thursday, the first working day after the three-day Eid holiday, because of thin attendance…

August 1, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National
21 drown in rough seas off Karachi

21 drown in rough seas off Karachi

At least 21 bathers have drowned in rough seas off Pakistan’s biggest city Karachi, officials said Thursday, after defying a ban on swimming during the monsoon season.
The bathers were among thousands who had taken to the beaches to celebrate the Eid-ul-Fitr holiday, which began on Tuesday and continues until Friday…

August 1, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page

BIWTA to destroy unauthorised extension on launches

Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority is set to carry out a drive to inspect passenger launches, and identify and destroy the unauthorised extensions on the body of the vessel…

August 1, 2014 · 0 comments · Back Page, National

Blood test could predict risk of suicide

US scientists have identified a gene mutation that appears to be common in people who attempt or commit suicide, a finding that could lead to a blood test to predict risk…

August 1, 2014 · 0 comments · Back Page, National

AL seeks time to submit financial statement to EC

The ruling Awami League on Thursday sought one month more to submit its annual financial statement to the Election Commission for 2013 calendar year…

August 1, 2014 · 0 comments · National

3 suspected militants arrested in city

The detective branch of Dhaka Metropolitan Police arrested three suspected militants from Sayedabad Bus Terminal on Thursday.
The arrested are M Shamin Mahfuz alias Sumon, 38, Jahidur Rahman, 33, and Ismail Hossain, 39…

August 1, 2014 · 0 comments · National

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