Archive for August 2nd, 2014

Locals remove a car which was hit by a train at Malibagh level crossing in Dhaka as it got stuck on the railway on Friday afternoon. — Sanaul Haque

Pistol found in crashed car belongs to Noor Hossain

The pistol, recovered from a car damaged during an accident on Saturday at Malibagh rail crossing, belonged to Nur Hossain, the prime accused in the Narayanganj seven-murder case…

August 2, 2014 · 0 comments · National, TOP STORIES
Usain Bolt of Jamaica reacts to the TV camera after he helped Jamaica win the first round heat of the men's 4 by 100 meter relay in Hampden Park stadium during the Commonwealth Games 2014 in Glasgow on Friday. – AP photo

Bolt hits back at BBC presenter over C’wealth Games criticism

The world’s fastest man Usain Bolt was quick to jump on a comment by BBC Sport presenter Gabby Logan after she allegedly said the Commonwealth Games were better without the sprinter.

August 2, 2014 · 0 comments · Athletics, Sports
Taslima meets India’s home minister after visa row

Taslima meets India’s home minister after visa row

Controversial writer Taslima Nasreen met Indian home minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday after she was refused a one-year visa by India and instead given permission to stay in the country for two months only, reports Times of India.

August 2, 2014 · 0 comments · National
- New Age photo

Govt loses right to stay in power, says Ershad

Jatiya Party chairman HM Ershad on Saturday said that the government had no right to stay in office anymore as it failed to ensure safety and security of the lives and property of the people.

August 2, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Politics
An Israeli soldier rides atop a moving tank near the border with Gaza on August 2, 2014. - Reuters

Israeli shells pound Gaza as fate of missing soldier remains unknown

The bloodshed in Gaza showed no sign of letting up Saturday, with 50 Palestinians reported killed amid renewed Israeli shelling following accusations that Palestinian militants captured an Israeli soldier.

August 2, 2014 · 0 comments · International, Middle East
Outbreak of fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh kills 15

Outbreak of fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh kills 15

A sharp escalation in fighting between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh has left 15 soldiers dead and prompted Russia to issue a call for calm.

August 2, 2014 · 0 comments · National
BNP to take alternative course against gun : Rizvi

BNP to take alternative course against gun : Rizvi

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Saturday said it would take resort of alternative measures if the government applies weapon to suppress its movement.

August 2, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Politics
Tuba Group Sramik Sangram Committee rallies defying police obstruction

Tuba Group Sramik Sangram Committee rallies defying police obstruction

Tuba Group Sramik Sangram Committee on Saturday went out on demonstration in front of the apparel units of Tuba Group at Hossain Market in North Badda in the capital braving the police obstacles.

August 2, 2014 · 0 comments · National
State minister sits with BGMEA to resolve Tuba labour crisis

State minister sits with BGMEA to resolve Tuba labour crisis

State minister for labour and employment, Mujibul Haque Chunnu sat with Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association leaders on Saturday in his bid to end Tuba workers’ hunger strike, BGMEA sources said.

August 2, 2014 · 0 comments · National
India factory output hits 17-month peak

India factory output hits 17-month peak

Indian factory output surged to a 17-month peak in July, according to a key business survey Friday, spurring hopes that the Asia’s third-largest economy may be pulling out of its longest downturn in a quarter-century.

August 2, 2014 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
Prothom Alo journo arrested on charge of killing spouse

Prothom Alo journo arrested on charge of killing spouse

The Faridpur police on Friday night arrested a district correspondent of the daily Prothom Alo in connection with murdering his wife in the city.

August 2, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Landslide blocks Nepal river; 6 people die

Landslide blocks Nepal river; 6 people die

A massive landslide blocked a mountain river in northern Nepal, pushing the water to form a lake that may eventually burst and sweep several villages, officials said on Saturday.

August 2, 2014 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
2 cops injured at Dinajpur, 4 robbers held at Parbatipur, Narail

2 cops injured at Dinajpur, 4 robbers held at Parbatipur, Narail

A clash during chase and counter-chase at Manmathpur railway station in Dinajpur between the police and the robbers left 2 cops injured and 3 looters in detention at Parbatipur early on Saturday, the police said.

August 2, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Factory blast in east China kills at least 65

Factory blast in east China kills at least 65

A factory blast in China’s eastern industrial province of Jiangsu has killed at least 65 people and injured more than 100 others, Chinese state media said on Saturday, citing government sources…

August 2, 2014 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International

US Congress backs Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense

The US Congress on Friday rushed through a $225 million bill to support Israel’s missile defense system, with House of Representatives approval coming just before lawmakers…

US tortured some folks after Sept 11, says Obama

The US president, Barack Obama, on Friday said that in the immediate aftermath of the September 11 attacks, the United States did things that were wrong and crossed the line.

BNP strategists lay stress on people’s participation

BNP strategists lay stress on people’s participation

Bangladesh Nationalist Party is working on strategies for its post-Eid movement focusing on effective participation of the people so that the government could be forced to hold an early election under a ‘neutral’ government…

AL prepares to face BNP’s movement

AL prepares to face BNP’s movement

The Awami League plans to face up to BNP’s anti-government movement by using both the organisational strength and the administration.
The Awami League has decided to set its strategies after reviewing the movement programmes of the BNP, which is expected to begin after the current Eid vacation, party insiders said…

Palestinian children wounded in Israeli shelling are treated in a hospital in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on Friday. — AP photo

Gaza truce collapses in fresh wave of violence

A humanitarian truce in Gaza collapsed only hours after it began Friday amid a deadly new wave of violence and the apparent capture by Hamas of an Israeli soldier.
Intensive shelling killed 40 people in southern Gaza hours into the truce, which began at 8:00am (0500 GMT) and was due to last 72 hours…

11 killed as train rams into bridal party bus in Jhenaidah

11 killed as train rams into bridal party bus in Jhenaidah

At least 11 people, including two children, were killed and 55 others were injured as Khulna-bound Simanta Express train rammed into a bus carrying a bridal party at a level crossing at Barobazar of Kaliganj upazila in Jhenaidah early Friday…

August 2, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

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