Archive for August 6th, 2014

China’s Xinjiang bans beards, burqas from buses

Amid an upsurge in separatist violence, a city in China’s restive Xinjiang region has banned those in Islamic headscarves, burqas and with long beards from public transport, reports Press Trust of India Officials in Karamay said the ban, which prohibits headscarves, partial face veils and burqas, would last until August 20 due to a local sports event. Xinjiang, home to […]

August 6, 2014 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International
Three more Bangladeshis killed in Libya

Three more Bangladeshis killed in Libya

Two Bangladesh nationals were killed in clashes in Serraj area in Tripoli last Tuesday raising the death toll of Bangladeshis in the strife-torn Libya to four, the foreign ministry said.

August 6, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Parents cooked and put in lunch boxes ‘by son’

Parents cooked and put in lunch boxes ‘by son’

An elderly Hong Kong couple were allegedly dismembered by their son and his friend before being salted, cooked and packed into lunchboxes ‘like barbecued pork’, a court has heard, reports Agence France-Presse.

August 6, 2014 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International
Taslima to live in India forever even if Bangladesh allows return

Taslima to live in India forever even if Bangladesh allows return

Hopeful of getting a resident permit in India, controversial Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen has said that even if Bangladesh allows her to enter, she wants to spend the rest of her life in her second home — India, reports Press Trust of India.

August 6, 2014 · 1 comment · National
8 killed, 55 injured in Narsingdi road accident

8 killed, 55 injured in Narsingdi road accident

At least eight people were killed and 55 persons were injured after gas cylinder of a bus exploded triggering fire as two buses collided head-on on Dhaka- Sylhet highway near Kararchar BSCIC industrial area in Shibpur of Narsingdi Wednesday afternoon.

August 6, 2014 · 0 comments · National
21 bodies, believed to be of Pinak-6 victims, recovered from places

21 bodies, believed to be of Pinak-6 victims, recovered from places

MV Pinak-6, the ferry that sank in the river Padma in Munshiganj on Monday with about 300 passengers on board, is yet to be traced. Two bodies were recovered from Haimchar of Chandpur and Ramdaspur of Bhola…

August 6, 2014 · 0 comments · National, TOP STORIES
South Africa agrees to recruit manpower from Bangladesh legally

South Africa agrees to recruit manpower from Bangladesh legally

The minister for expatriates’ welfare and overseas employment, Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain, said on Wednesday South Africa would recruit manpower in legal way from Bangladesh.

August 6, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Clash between KEPZ authority and locals injured 8

Clash between KEPZ authority and locals injured 8

A clash between the employees of Korean Export Processing Zone and locals over the demarcation of KEPZ area left at least eight people injured in Chittagong city on Wednesday.

August 6, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Tuba workers threaten nationwide RMG strike on Saturday

Tuba workers threaten nationwide RMG strike on Saturday

The hunger striking garment workers of Tuba Group Wednesday evening threatened to call strike at all apparel units across the country for Sunday if their dues were not paid by Thursday.

August 6, 2014 · 0 comments · National, TOP STORIES
Pran Kumar Sharma . – The Hindu

Pran, creator of Chacha Chaudhary, dies

Eminent cartoonist Pran Kumar Sharma, popularly known as Pran, who gave life to lovable comic characters Chacha Chaudhury and his friend Sabu, is no more…

August 6, 2014 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
Review Greece shooting verdict, ask Bangladeshi civic forums

Review Greece shooting verdict, ask Bangladeshi civic forums

The National Alliance for Migrants’ Rights, Bangladesh, a platform of non-government organisations, on Wednesday called for reviewing Greece shooting verdict to ensure justice to affected migrant workers…

August 6, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Babar indicted in tax evasion case

Babar indicted in tax evasion case

A special court in Dhaka on Wednesday indicted former state minister for home affairs Lutfozzaman Babar in a tax evasion case. Judge Mohammad Rezaul Islam of Dhaka Special Judge’s Court-5 framed the charge against…

August 6, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Politics
Broadcasting policy to curb media freedom: Odhikar

Broadcasting policy to curb media freedom: Odhikar

Rights organisation Odhikar on Wednesday said that the National Broadcasting Policy 2014 would empower the government to impose ‘draconian restrictions’ on media and curb freedom of expression…

August 6, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Politics, TOP STORIES
Death toll in China quake rises to 589

Death toll in China quake rises to 589

The death toll in southern China’s earthquake rose to 589 on Wednesday as search and rescue teams worked to clear debris from isolated mountain communities struck by the disaster…

August 6, 2014 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International
Japan marks 69th anniversary of Hiroshima bombing

Japan marks 69th anniversary of Hiroshima bombing

Japan marked the 69th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on Wednesday, as mayor Kazumi Matsui called on US president Barack Obama and other world leaders to visit the city to see the scars of the atomic bombing first hand.

August 6, 2014 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International
Khaleda asks city BNP to work together

Khaleda asks city BNP to work together

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson, Khaleda Zia, on Tuesday night asked the new convening committee of Dhaka city BNP to work together…

August 6, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Politics
Relatives of missing passengers of ML Pinak 6 break down on the bank of Padma at Mawa ferry point on Tuesday as the rescuers were yet to trace the sunken vessel a day after the accident. — Sourav Loskar

No trace yet of sunken ferry

Frustration, grief and anger grew as hundreds of people waited along the banks of Padma in Munshiganj as rescuers battled strong currents in search of the sunken ferry and missing passengers all day on Tuesday.
Several agencies took part in the search operation but strong currents frustrated the efforts to locate the ferry, MV Pinak-6, that sank in the mighty river with around 300 passengers on board on Monday morning…

August 6, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Delwar released on bail

Delwar released on bail

Tuba Group owner Delwar Hossain was released on Tuesday on interim bail for two months granted by the High Court in a case of culpable homicide by negligence in connection with the fire at his apparel factory Tazreen Fashions that killed 112 workers in November 2012…

August 6, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
A policeman holds a protester by the neck in a bid to disperse apparel workers and leftist activists who laid siege to Bangladesh Garment Manufactures and Exporters Association at Karwan Bazar in Dhakaon Tuesday. —   Indrajit Ghosh

Pay all dues today or face strike: Tuba group workers

Tuba Group workers on Tuesday threatened to go for tougher agitations including strike if Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association and the Tuba authority failed to pay their wages for three months and allowances today…

August 6, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
The US ambassador at-large on war crimes issues, Stephen J Rapp, addresses a news conference at American Centre in Dhaka on Tuesday. — New Age photo

US against trial of political party for war crimes: Rapp

US ambassador-at-large for war crimes issues, Stephen J Rapp, on Tuesday said in Dhaka that his country was against prosecution of political parties for war crimes.
Ending his fifth visit to Dhaka Rapp told a news conference at the American Centre that the US wanted ‘peace and reconciliation’ in Bangladesh…

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