Archive for August 7th, 2014

Mishu freed

Mishu freed

The police on Thursday evening released labour leader Mushrefa Mishu, who has been struggling to realise demands of Tuba Group workers, hours after her detention…

August 7, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Trial of Jamaat for war crimes trial inevitable, says law minister

Trial of Jamaat for war crimes trial inevitable, says law minister

The minister for law, justice and parliamentary affairs, Anisul Huq, on Thursday said trial of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami as a party is inevitable for its alleged crimes against humanity during the war of independence…

August 7, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Politics
33 bodies recovered, vessel still missing

33 bodies recovered, vessel still missing

At least 33 bodies were recovered till Thursday evening while 137 people were still remained missing three days after the vessel MV Pinak-6 had capsized in the River Padma…

August 7, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Nationwide strike in apparel units for Saturday

Nationwide strike in apparel units for Saturday

Tuba Group Sramik Sangram Parishad called countrywide dawn to dusk strike in garment factories on Saturday protesting against the police attacks on the workers of the Tuba Group…

August 7, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Police detains Mishu, Jolly

Police detains Mishu, Jolly

The police detained 3 top apparel workers’ leaders, including Mushrefa Mishu, storming into a factory of troubled Tuba Group at Badda in the capital, where the workers were on hunger strike since…

August 7, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Edward Snowden. – File photo

Russia allows Snowden 3 more years to stay

Edward Snowden’s lawyer says the NSA whistleblower has been granted permission to stay in Russia for three more years. Snowden last year was granted temporary asylum of one year in Russia, but that ran out…

Islamic State extends gains in north Iraq, Christians flee

Islamic State extends gains in north Iraq, Christians flee

Islamic State militants extended their gains in northern Iraq on Thursday, seizing more towns and strengthening a foothold near the Kurdish region in an offensive that has alarmed the Baghdad government and regional…

August 7, 2014 · 0 comments · International, Middle East
Bangladeshis killed in Libya to be buried there, says minister

Bangladeshis killed in Libya to be buried there, says minister

The minister for expatriates’ welfare and overseas employment, Khandker Mosharraf Hossain, on Thursday said the Bangladeshi workers who were killed by missile attack in Libya would be buried…

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Prosecution ends arguments against Qaisar seeking highest punishment

Prosecution ends arguments against Qaisar seeking highest punishment

The prosecution on Thursday concluded its closing arguments in the war crimes case against former Jatiya Party state minister Syed Md Qaisar seeking ‘highest punishment’ for the accused…

August 7, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Politics
ICT prosecutor removed for breaching discipline

ICT prosecutor removed for breaching discipline

The law ministry on Thursday relived a member of the prosecution team of the International Crimes Tribunal, AKM Saiful Islam, from his charges as a prosecutor for breaching discipline and code of…

August 7, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Gazette notification on nat’l broadcasting policy

Gazette notification on nat’l broadcasting policy

The government on Thursday published a gazette notification on the National Broadcasting Policy-2014. The cabinet on Monday approved the National Broadcast Policy-2014, keeping much scope for…

August 7, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Writ filed seeking ban on 3 TV Indian channels

Writ filed seeking ban on 3 TV Indian channels

A Supreme Court lawyer on Thursday filled a writ petition seeking a High Court directive on the government to stop broadcasting of three Indian television channels…

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Half-day strike ends peacefully in Feni

Half-day strike ends peacefully in Feni

A half day general strike enforced by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party’s associate organization, Swechchhasebak Dal, ended peacefully in Feni this afternoon.

August 7, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Court sends drug admin official to jail

The Drug Court in Dhaka on Thursday sent a high official of Drug Administration to jail after he failed to properly depose a statement before the court…

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Cambodia tribunal convicts Khmer Rouge leaders

Cambodia tribunal convicts Khmer Rouge leaders

Three and a half decades after the fall of Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge, a U.N.-backed tribunal on Thursday sentenced two top leaders of the former regime to life in prison for crimes against humanity during the country’s 1970s reign of terror that left close to 2 million people dead.

August 7, 2014 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International
Resolve Tuba crisis peacefully: DLA

Resolve Tuba crisis peacefully: DLA

Democratic Left Alliance, a combine of eight left leaning political parties on Thursday called on the Awami League-led government to take steps to resolve Tuba Group factory crisis peacefully.

August 7, 2014 · 0 comments · National
BSF shoots a Bangladeshi at Satkhira border

BSF shoots a Bangladeshi at Satkhira border

The Indian Border Security Force opened fire on a Bangladeshi national leaving him injured at Bhomra frontier in Satkhira early Thursday, the Border Guard Bangladesh officials and witnesses said.

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Gaza deaths and destruction shame world: Ban Ki-moon

Gaza deaths and destruction shame world: Ban Ki-moon

Secretary-general Ban Ki-moon demanded an end to what he called the senseless cycle of suffering in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict Wednesday, telling the General Assembly that ‘the massive deaths and destruction in Gaza have shocked and shamed the world.’

August 7, 2014 · 0 comments · International, Middle East
Liberia’s president declares Ebola emergency

Liberia’s president declares Ebola emergency

Liberia’s president has declared a state of emergency in the West African nation amid an Ebola outbreak that shows no signs of slowing.
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf made the announcement on national television late Wednesday, saying that some civil rights may have to be suspended as a result of the crisis.

August 7, 2014 · 0 comments · International, Other World News
Bangladesh Navy divers on Wednesday recover the body of a passenger of 
MV Pinak-6 at Naria of Shariatpur after the ferry sank in the River Padma 
in Munshiganj on Monday. 
— Sony Ramany

Bodies found floating far away

Bodies from sunken vessel started to float out and drifted away to the shores of the Padma in different areas on Wednesday while the woes of the families and relatives of the victims intensified as many still remained missing.
The authorities were yet to locate the sunken ferry, MV Pinak-6, three days after the tragic accident…

August 7, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

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