Archive for August 8th, 2014

In this April 12, 2013, file photo, a US Marine F/A-18 Hornet jet flies low pass during Philippines-US joint military exercise in northern Philippines. President Barack Obama authorised US airstrikes in northern Iraq on Thursday, warning they would be launched if needed to defend Americans from advancing Islamic militants and protect civilians under siege.— AP photo

US aircraft hit Islamic State artillery in Iraq

US military aircraft conducted an airstrike on Friday against Islamic State artillery used against Kurdish forces defending the city of Erbil, near US personnel, a Pentagon spokesman said.

Jamaliah (L) kisses her daughter Raudhatul Jannah, 14, as the girl's father Septi Rangkuti and grandmother Sarwani look on following prayers at Baiturrahman mosque in Banda Aceh August 8, 2014. Jamaliah told Reuters that Jannah, who was lost after being swept into the sea during the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, has been found alive and living with a foster mother. Jannah was reunited with her biological parents this week.  – Reuters photo

Tsunami survivor found alive 10 years later

A girl thought to have died in the Indian Ocean tsunami has been reunited with her family after being found alive nearly a decade later, her parents said Friday, reports agencies. Raudhatul Jannah was just four when she was swept away as the disaster struck Indonesia on Boxing Day in 2004. After a month, her relatives assumed she was among […]

August 8, 2014 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International
In this file photo taken on February 24, 1996, India bandit queen-turned Member of Parliament, Phoolan Devi, walks in front of the statue of Mahatma Gandhi in the grounds of Parliament House in New Delhi. – AFP photo

Justice for Phoolan Devi after 13 years

Thirteen years after Phoolan Devi, known as the ‘Bandit Queen’ before she became a Samajwadi Party MP, was murdered in daylight at the gate of her Ashoka Road residence in Delhi, a city court has convicted the main accused Sher Singh Rana, reports Hindustan Times The court, however, acquitted the ten other co-accused, including Rana’s brother Vijay, due to lack […]

August 8, 2014 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
12 unclaimed bodies buried in Madaripur, no trace of vessel yet

12 unclaimed bodies buried in Madaripur, no trace of vessel yet

At least 13 more bodies which drifted downstream were found floating in the Padma and Meghna rivers on Thursday, raising the death toll from Monday’s tragic ferry capsize to 36.

August 8, 2014 · 0 comments · National
10 killed in road accidents in Chittagong, Habiganj

10 killed in road accidents in Chittagong, Habiganj

At least 10 people were killed in deadly road accidents in Chittagong and Habiganj on Friday. Six people have been killed and five others injured as a bus and a microbus collided head-on at Bahubal on Dhaka-Sylhet highway in Habiganj on Friday afternoon.

August 8, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Two Bangladeshis killed in Bahrain

Two Bangladeshis killed in Bahrain

Two Bangladeshi construction workers in Bahrain were killed after a concrete wall fell on them, according to report of Gulf Daily News published on Friday.

August 8, 2014 · 0 comments · National
PM deplores global silence over Israeli atrocities in Gaza

PM deplores global silence over Israeli atrocities in Gaza

Strongly condemning the killings in Gaza by Israelis, the prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday came down heavily again on the developed nations and the human rights organisations at home and abroad for their silence over the offensive.

August 8, 2014 · 0 comments · National
WHO declares Ebola epidemic an international health emergency

WHO declares Ebola epidemic an international health emergency

West Africa’s raging epidemic of Ebola virus is an ‘extraordinary event’ and now constitutes an international health risk, the World Health Organisation said on Friday.

Smoke rises in the Gaza Strip after an Israeli strike August 8, 2014. - Reuters photo

Gaza militants resume rocket fire at Israel after truce expires

Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip resumed rocket fire into Israel on Friday after Egyptian-mediated talks in Cairo failed to extend a 72-hour truce in a month-long war.

August 8, 2014 · 0 comments · International, Middle East
Listed Khulna criminal killed in ‘gunfight’

Listed Khulna criminal killed in ‘gunfight’

A listed criminal was killed in a ‘gunfight’ with police at Koyra in Khulna early Friday. The victim, Mokter Dhali, was the ringleader of ‘Mokter Bahini’, police said.

August 8, 2014 · 0 comments · National
4 died in Sitakunda road mishap

4 died in Sitakunda road mishap

At least three people were killed and seven others were injured in a head-on collision between a bus and a covered van at Sitakunda of Chittagong on Friday morning.

August 8, 2014 · 0 comments · National
U.S. President Barack Obama talks about the humanitarian relief situation in Iraq, at the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington on August 7, 2014. - Reuters photo

Obama authorises air strikes in Iraq

US president Barack Obama said on Thursday he has authorized air strikes against Islamist militants in Iraq to protect American personnel and launched humanitarian assistance to prevent a genocide of members of a religious minority who have fled their homes.

Police personnel seize Garments Sramik Oikya Forum president Mushrefa Mishu after dispersing workers of Tuba Group, who were on hunger strike since July 28, at Badda in Dhaka on Thursday. 
— New Age photo

Police storm Tuba factory, drive protesters out

The police on Thursday stormed a factory of Tuba Group at Badda in the capital and drove out the workers who had been on a hunger strike there for last 11 days for wage arrears and festival allowance…

August 8, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Navy divers use side scan sonar system to detect the location of sunken ferry MV Pinak-6 in River Padma near Mawa ferry point on Thursday. — Indrajit Ghosh

Padma death toll rises to 33

At least 10 more bodies which drifted downstream were found floating in the Padma and Meghna rivers on Thursday, raising the death toll from Monday’s tragic ferry capsize to 33, officials said…

August 8, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
India ships rice to Tripura through Bangladesh free of duty

India ships rice to Tripura through Bangladesh free of duty

For the first time, India transported food grain from its south-eastern state of Andhra Pradesh to its north-eastern state of Tripura, travelling through Bangladesh.
On Thursday, three Bangladeshi covered vans carrying 51 tonnes of rice entered the Indian state of Tripura having picked up the shipment from the Akhaura land port, reported our Brahmanbaria correspondent…

August 8, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Teachers of Samajik Shikkha Kendra Government Primary School on the Bailey Road take class under open sky as the Girl Guides Association demolished the school building on its premises during the Eid vacation.— Sanaul Haque

Girl Guides demolish govt primary school

Girl Guides Association, an autonomous body under education ministry, demolished a government primary school on its premises during the Eid vacation.
The students and teachers of Samajik Shikkha Kendra Government Primary School on the Bailey Road said they found all three classrooms of the school demolished and the teachers’ room sealed off, on returning to school following the Eid vacation, on Thursday…

August 8, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Dhaka to buy luxury chopper from Moscow

Dhaka to buy luxury chopper from Moscow

Dhaka will purchase a VIP version of MI-171 Saloon helicopter from Moscow under a state-to-state deal for transportation of top government officials and foreign dignitaries.
Defense ministry officials said the chopper would be purchased under the one billion dollar credit that Russia offered to Bangladesh in January 2013…

August 8, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
BB-Rajuk dispute over water-body at Motijheel

BB-Rajuk dispute over water-body at Motijheel

A piece of low-lying land that bears the last sign of the once vast stretch of water bodies at the backyard of the city’s commercial hub of Mitijheel has been a bone of contention between Bangladesh Bank and Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha…

August 8, 2014 · 1 comment · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Trial of Jamaat for war crimes inevitable, says law minister

Trial of Jamaat for war crimes 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 Liberation.
The minister said this replying to a question after attending a view exchange programme on the updated draft registration manual at a city hotel…

August 8, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, Politics
Tuba workers may not get Eid bonus

Tuba workers may not get Eid bonus

The workers of apparel factories owned by Tuba Group, who have been on a hunger strike since the day before Eid, are likely to be deprived of festival allowances, on grounds that the law does not provide workers with compulsory entitlement to Eid bonus.
Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association president Atiqul Islam on Wednesday said, at a press briefing, that it was ‘completely up’ to the owner of Tuba group whether he would provide Eid bonus to the workers, as there is no specific rule in this regard in the labour law…

August 8, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National

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