Archive for August 3rd, 2014

Paramilitary policemen carry an injured child on a stretcher as they carry out rescue operations after an earthquake hit Longtoushan township of Ludian county, Yunnan province on Sunday.  -- Reuters Photo

At least 150 dead after quake hits southwest China

A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck southwestern China on Sunday, killing at least 150 people in a remote mountainous area of Yunnan province, causing some buildings, including a school, to collapse.

A medical team comforts a Tuba Group worker, who fell sick during a hunger strike at Hossain Market of North Badda in the city on Sunday. The workers of the group have been continuing their hunger strike since July 28 demanding their arrear, salary and Eid bonus. – New Age photo

Tuba workers reject wage offer

The minister for shipping, Shajahan Khan, said on Sunday that the wages of May and June of the agitating Tuba Group workers will be disbursed on Wednesday, though the offers were rejected by the workers…

August 3, 2014 · 0 comments · National
BSF plans to deploy non-lethal weapons at Indo-Bangla border

BSF plans to deploy non-lethal weapons at Indo-Bangla border

The Indian Border Security Force has decided to deploy more non-lethal weapons with its patrol troops in Bangladesh border as it feels the practice is helping maintain security at the frontier.

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Marriage of Taher’s son complies with jail code, says state min

Marriage of Taher’s son complies with jail code, says state min

State minister for home Asaduzzaman Khan on Sunday said Lakshmipur municipal mayor Abu Taher’s eldest son Aftab Uddin Biplob, 38, now serving sentence in two murder cases, was married to a girl complying with the jail code.

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Palestinians carry a person killed in a blast outside a UN run school in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, on Sunday. AP Photo

10 killed after strike near UN school

A United Nations school sheltering displaced people in the southern Gaza Strip was hit Sunday by what a UN official said appeared to be an Israeli airstrike, as the military struck the Hamas-ruled territory despite signaling a possible scaling back of its 27-day offensive.

August 3, 2014 · 0 comments · International, Middle East
Islamic State seizes two Iraqi towns

Islamic State seizes two Iraqi towns

Islamic State Sunni insurgents have captured two northern Iraqi towns and an oil field in their first major victory over Kurdish fighters, witnesses said on Sunday.

August 3, 2014 · 0 comments · International, Middle East
Contempt notice issued against 4, including Sangram editor

Contempt notice issued against 4, including Sangram editor

The International Crimes Tribunal (ICT)-1 on Sunday issued a notice upon four including editor of daily Sangram, asking all to reply as to why contempt of court proceedings will not be drawn against them.

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Maritime ports asked to hoist cautionary signal 3

Maritime ports asked to hoist cautionary signal 3

A monsoon low has formed over the Northwest Bay and adjoining Bangladesh-West Bengal coasts, reports the Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha. Under its influence, steep pressure gradient lies over the North Bay, the Met said on Sunday.

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Primary, Ibtedayi completion exams begin on Nov 23

Primary, Ibtedayi completion exams begin on Nov 23

The Primary Education Completion examinations 2014 of the fifth graders will begin on November 23.

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Indian prime minister in Nepal to bolster ties

Indian prime minister in Nepal to bolster ties

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi flew to Nepal Sunday to meet top leaders, offer prayers at a revered Hindu temple and address the parliament.

August 3, 2014 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
Labour leaders oppose Delwar’s bail, ministers at BGMEA to discuss way out

Labour leaders oppose Delwar’s bail, ministers at BGMEA to discuss way out

Garments Sramik Sangram Parishad, a combine of eight apparel workers’ rights body, on Sunday formed a human chain in front of the High Court premises to oppose Tuba Group owner Delwar Hossain’s two months’ interim bail.

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Govt finally decides to appeal against Delwar’s bail

Govt finally decides to appeal against Delwar’s bail

The government on Sunday decided to appeal against a High Court order that had granted two months’ interim bail to Tuba Group owner Delwar Hossain.

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4 ‘criminals’ held in city

4 ‘criminals’ held in city

Four members of an alleged gang were arrested from the city’s Chakbazar on Saturday night, the police said.

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Iranian parliamentary team arrives in Dhaka

Iranian parliamentary team arrives in Dhaka

A six-member Iranian parliamentary delegation arrived in city on Sunday on a five-day visit, reports the United News of Bangladesh.

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100 likely dead as Nepal landslide blocks river

100 likely dead as Nepal landslide blocks river

Fresh rainfall was hampering a search Sunday for scores of villagers believed to be buried by a massive landslide in northern Nepal, where army troops used explosives to blast a river blockage…

August 3, 2014 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
Israeli soldier feared abducted is dead

Israeli soldier feared abducted is dead

Israel on Sunday declared dead a soldier feared abducted by Hamas Islamist militants in the Gaza Strip and said it would continue to fight even after the army completes destroying cross-border tunnels used by Palestinian fighters to attack its territory. As Israeli television showed live footage of some tanks withdrawing from Gaza in an apparent winding down of the 26-day […]

August 3, 2014 · 0 comments · International, Middle East

7 killed as truck plunges into ditch

At least seven people were killed and 8-10 others were injured as a vegetable-laden truck plunged into a roadside ditch on Madanpur-Bhulta-Joydevpur Road at Golakandail of Rupganj in Narayanganj at about midnight past Saturday…

August 3, 2014 · 0 comments · National, TOP STORIES
Israeli soldiers walk outside the Gaza Strip as they proceed towards Gaza on Saturday. Reuters Photo

Gaza operation to continue: Israel PM

The Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, said on Saturday that Israel was prepared to continue fighting Palestinian guerrillas in the Gaza Strip after the army completed its primary mission of destroying cross-border tunnels from the territory.

No progress despite PM intervention

No progress despite PM intervention

Despite direct intervention from the Prime Minister and a special task force led by the shipping minister, there has been virtually no progress in reclaiming land on the four major rivers surrounding Dhaka taken over by encroachers…

August 3, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Workers of Tuba Group continue their hunger strike demanding payment of arrears, wage and festival allowance for the sixth consecutive day on Saturday at an apparel unit of the group at North Badda in Dhaka.— Indrajit Ghosh

Tuba Group owners given 24 hours to pay workers’ dues

Tuba Group Sramik Sangram Committee held a protest rally in front of Hossain Market at North Badda in the city on Saturday morning defying police obstacles.
A large contingent of police was deployed in the area where workers of Tuba Group garment factories continued their hunger strike for the sixth straight day for three months’ wage and festival allowance…

August 3, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

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