Archive for August 4th, 2014

8 top police officers transferred

8 top police officers transferred

In a major reshuffle in the police administration, eight top officers have been transferred and given new postings. The home ministry issued an order in this regard on Monday, reports United News of Bangladesh…

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Bangladeshi UN peacekeepers out of Ebola virus

Bangladeshi UN peacekeepers out of Ebola virus

All UN Peacekeepers including Bangladeshi peacekeepers are out of Ebola Virus infection since its outbreak in West Africa, reports Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha…

August 4, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Man warned for taking judges’ snapshot

Man warned for taking judges’ snapshot

A two-judge High Court bench on Monday warned a Destiny Group official for taking judges’ snaps on his mobile phone during court proceedings…

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- New Age photo

2 bodies recovered, 110 rescued alive, 93 missing in Padma launch capsize

A launch carrying over 250 passengers capsized in the River Padma in Lauhajang of Munshiganj on its way to Mawa from Kawrakandi on Monday morning.

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2 fishermen die in Noakhali boat capsize

2 fishermen die in Noakhali boat capsize

Two fishermen died after a fishing boat capsized in the River Meghna at Tengarchar near Nijhum Dwip in Hatiya of Noakhali Monday. The deceased were Md Shaharaj, 24, and Abul Kalam, 25, residents of Baradeil of Burirchar in Hatiya.

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Palestinians accuse Israel of breaking 7-hour Gaza truce

Palestinians accuse Israel of breaking 7-hour Gaza truce

Israel said it would unilaterally hold fire in most of the Gaza Strip on Monday to facilitate the entry of humanitarian aid and allow some of the hundreds of thousands of Palestinians displaced by an almost four-week-old war to go back to home.

August 4, 2014 · 0 comments · International, Middle East
Bomb attack kills sufi leader, guards in Pakistan

Bomb attack kills sufi leader, guards in Pakistan

A bomb killed a Pakistani sufi religious leader and two of his guards as they travelled to a celebration at a northwestern shrine on Monday, police said, as officers prepared for a militant backlash over a continuing military operation.

August 4, 2014 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
Thousands flee as Lebanon battles Syrian militants

Thousands flee as Lebanon battles Syrian militants

Thousands of Lebanese civilians and Syrian refugees crammed into cars and pickup trucks fled Monday as Lebanese artillery pounded a border town that had been overrun by militants from neighboring Syria.

August 4, 2014 · 0 comments · International, Middle East
Monthly remittance inflow sets a new record

Monthly remittance inflow sets a new record

With an inflow of $1,482.08 million in remittance, the country received the highest ever monthly remittance in July, according to Bangladesh Bank.

August 4, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Cabinet okays broadcasting policy

The cabinet on Monday approved the draft National Broadcasting Policy 2014 that would allow the government to intervene in the content of news, advertisements and talk shows…

August 4, 2014 · 0 comments · National, TOP STORIES
Israel wiretaps Kerry’s phone

Israel wiretaps Kerry’s phone

Israel wiretapped US secretary of state John Kerry’s phone while he was brokering peace talks between the Palestinian authority and the Zionist state, intelligence sources have claimed.

August 4, 2014 · 0 comments · International, Middle East
ICT judges perform without pressure and politics: Rapp

ICT judges perform without pressure and politics: Rapp

The visiting US ambassador-at-large for war crimes issues, Stephen J Rapp, on Monday said the judges of the International Crimes Tribunal are doing their jobs without pressure and politics.

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Closing arguments in Azhar case begins Aug 18

Closing arguments in Azhar case begins Aug 18

The International Crimes Tribunal-1 on Monday set August 18 to begin closing arguments in the war crimes case against detained Jamaat leader ATM Azharul Islam.

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BNP to wage movement if Tuba workers not paid dues

BNP to wage movement if Tuba workers not paid dues

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Monday urged the government and authorities concerned to provide immediate payment of all wages in arrear to Tuba Group workers…

August 4, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Politics, TOP STORIES
No efforts in sight

No efforts in sight

Railway’s land grabbing by influential individuals as well as private and public organisations continue at a much faster pace than the authorities could recover them due to impediments like political influence and corruption, officials said…

August 4, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Chinese rescuers carry an injuried resident after an earthquake hit an area of Ludian county in Zhaotong in southwest China’s Yunnan province on Sunday.  
— AFP photo

At least 367 dead in southwest China quake

A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck southwestern China on Sunday, killing at least 175 people and leaving more than 180 missing and 1,400 injured in a remote area of Yunnan province, causing thousands of buildings, including a school, to collapse…

Garment workers of Tuba Group continue their hunger strike for the consecutive seventh day on Sunday at an apparel unit at Maddhya Badda in the capital, demanding payment of their arrears. — Indrajit Ghosh

Tuba workers reject partial payment

The hunger-striking garment workers of Tuba Group on Sunday rejected the authorities’ offer to pay two months’ wages and vowed to continue their protests until all their dues and festival allowance were cleared.
The government and Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association after a tripartite meeting with a section of labour leaders at the association headquarters decided that wages of the workers of five garment factories of Tuba Group for May and June would be paid on August 6 and wages for July by August 10…

August 4, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Workers fix a bumper to the front of a car at a workshop in Dhaka on Sunday despite a High Court directive 10 years back and strict fines ordained against such practice, which poses a serious threat to pedestrians and other commuters. — Snigdha Zaman

Extra bumpers in rampant use ignoring HC directive

Despite a high court directive 10 years back and strict fines ordained in the motor vehicle ordinance, most private vehicles in the country are affixed with an external bumper, posing a serious threat to pedestrians and other commuters.
On Sunday, a young man was killed in the capital as he got stuck to a bumper of a microbus and was dragged from Shyamoli to Darussalam area…

August 4, 2014 · 1 comment · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Youth tangled in car bumper dies after being dragged half a km

Youth tangled in car bumper dies after being dragged half a km

A young man was killed by a speedy microbus after being dragged about half a kilometre from Shyamoli to Darussalam in the city as his clothes got tangled in the bumper at its back on Sunday morning.
The youth, aged around 35, has yet to be identified. He was in a black T-shirt and dark trousers…

August 4, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
A Palestinian carries a wounded boy following an Israeli air strike at a United Nations-run school, where displaced Palestinians are taking refuge, in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on Sunday. 
— Reuters photo

Strike on UN Gaza school kills 10

At least 10 people died in a fresh strike on a UN school in Gaza Sunday shortly after Israel confirmed it had begun withdrawing some troops from the war-torn enclave.
The strike on the school sheltering displaced Palestinians in the southern city of Rafah came as Israel pounded the region following the suspected capture of a soldier by militants, who was later declared dead…

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