Archive for August 5th, 2014

A Bangladeshi boy cries for his mother, missing after a ferry they were travelling in capsized in the River Padma in Munshiganj district, Bangladesh, Tuesday on August 5, 2014. - AP photo

Case filed against Pinak-6 owner, 5 others

The victims’ relatives demonstrated on Tuesday morning as the authorities failed to locate the capsized launch MV Pinak-6 at Mawa pontoon.

August 5, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Saudi bans marrying Bangladeshi women

Saudi Arabian men have been prohibited from marrying expatriate women from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Chad and Myanmar, reports Saudi Gazette. The report quoted Makkah police director Major General Assaf Al-Qurashi as saying that Saudi men willing to marry foreign women from other countries should first obtain the consent of the government and submit marriage applications through official channels. The official said […]

August 5, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · National
Tuba owner Delwar released on bail

Tuba owner Delwar released on bail

Tuba Group owner Delwar Hossain, who is facing charges negligence that led to death of 112 apparel workers in 2012, was released on bail after his bail order reached the Dhaka Central Jail on Tuesday afternoon. Dhaka Central Jail senior superintendent Farman Ali said that Delwar was released at about 8:05pm after examining the document of his bail granted earlier […]

August 5, 2014 · 0 comments · National
India wants joint-venture investment in oil-gas exploration in Bay

India wants joint-venture investment in oil-gas exploration in Bay

The Indian high commissioner to Bangladesh, Pankaj Saran, on Tuesday said that the Indian oil and gas exploration companies were interested to invest in joint venture with Bangladeshi companies for oil and gas exploration in the Bay of Bengal.

August 5, 2014 · 0 comments · National
BNP finds broadcast policy as ‘broadcast control policy’

BNP finds broadcast policy as ‘broadcast control policy’

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Tuesday branded the National Broadcast Policy-2014 as ‘broadcast control and repression policy’ and demanded immediate cancellation of the ‘black law’.

August 5, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Politics
Palestine seeks war crimes case against Israel at ICC

Palestine seeks war crimes case against Israel at ICC

Palestinian foreign minister Riad al-Malki said there was ‘clear evidence’ of war crimes by Israel during its offensive in Gaza as he met International Criminal Court prosecutors on Tuesday to push for an investigation.

August 5, 2014 · 1 comment · International, Middle East
One body recovered in Cox’s Bazar

One body recovered in Cox’s Bazar

The Cox’s Bazar police recovered an identified body from Nazirartek beach in Cox’s Bazar Tuesday afternoon a day after sinking of a boat with 60 job seekers aboard on its way to Malaysia.

August 5, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Xavi retires from Spanish national team

Xavi retires from Spanish national team

Barcelona midfielder Xavi Hernandez says he will not play again for the Spanish national team after a disappointing World Cup.

August 5, 2014 · 0 comments · Football, Sports
Japanese scientist in research scandal found dead

Japanese scientist in research scandal found dead

A senior Japanese scientist embroiled in a stem-cell research scandal died Tuesday in an apparent suicide, police said.

August 5, 2014 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International
UEFA punishes 3 Euro clubs for fan racism

UEFA punishes 3 Euro clubs for fan racism

The Union of European Football Associations has punished three Champions League clubs, including former winner Steaua Bucharest, for racist behavior by fans at matches last month.

August 5, 2014 · 0 comments · Football, Sports
File photo shows British Senior Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Sayeeda Warsi, leaving 10 Downing Street after a Cabinet meeting in central London on March 4, 2014.- Reuters

British minister Sayeeda Warsi resigns over Gaza policy

Sayeeda Warsi resigned from her position as a senior minister in Britain’s Foreign Office on Tuesday, saying she could no longer support the government’s policy on the conflict between Israel and Hamas.

August 5, 2014 · 1 comment · Europe & Americas, International
Google pulls ‘Bomb Gaza’ game from app store after backlash

Google pulls ‘Bomb Gaza’ game from app store after backlash

A mobile game that simulates Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip and invites users to ‘drop bombs and avoid killing civilians’ has been pulled from Google Inc’s app store, a company spokesman said on Monday after a public backlash.

Newsmen reject broadcast policy, set fire to its copies

Newsmen reject broadcast policy, set fire to its copies

Two organisations of journalists on Tuesday burnt copies of the draft National Broadcast Policy-2014 at demonstration in Dhaka protest at the ‘black law’ for the media.

August 5, 2014 · 0 comments · National
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Police charge baton on Tuba workers laying siege to BGMEA building

Tuba Group Sramik Sangram Committee on Tuesday laid siege to Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association building at Karwarbazar in the city this morning pressing for five-point demands including immediate payment of their arrear wages and allowance…

August 5, 2014 · 0 comments · National
US has no objection against death penalty of Bangladesh’s war crimes

US has no objection against death penalty of Bangladesh’s war crimes

The minister for law, Anisul Huq, said on Tuesday that the US does not have any objections with death penalty of Bangladesh’s war criminals if such punishments were appropriate for the crimes committed during the war of independence.

August 5, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Charge framing against 148 BNP leaders differed till Aug 25

Charge framing against 148 BNP leaders differed till Aug 25

A metropolitan magistrate court in Dhaka on Tuesday deferred the hearing on charge framing against 148 BNP leaders and activists including its joint secretaries general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi and Amanullah Aman till August 25.

August 5, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Politics
BSF kills Bangladeshi in Jaipurhat

BSF kills Bangladeshi in Jaipurhat

A Bangladeshi citizen was killed by the Indian Border Security Force at Nandail border in Jaipurhat early on Tuesday, a BGB official said.

August 5, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Outlaw killed in Khulna ‘gunfight’

Outlaw killed in Khulna ‘gunfight’

A regional member of outlawed Purba Banglar Communist Party was killed in a ‘gunfight’ with police at Dhopakhala in Phultala in Khulna early Tuesday, police said.

August 5, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Sierra Leone, Liberia deploy troops as Ebola toll hits 887

Sierra Leone, Liberia deploy troops as Ebola toll hits 887

Hundreds of troops deployed in Sierra Leone and Liberia on Monday to quarantine communities hit by the deadly Ebola virus, as the death toll from the worst-ever outbreak reached 887 and three new cases were reported in Nigeria.

August 5, 2014 · 0 comments · International, Other World News
An Israeli soldier stands atop a tank as it returns to Israel from the Gaza Strip on August 3, 2014. - Reuters

Israelis, Palestinians set to launch 72-hour truce

Egypt called on Israel and the Palestinian factions to begin a three-day ceasefire in Gaza starting at 0500 GMT today and invited them to dispatch senior delegations to Cairo for negotiations aimed at reaching a longer-term deal…

August 5, 2014 · 0 comments · International, TOP STORIES

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