Archive for August 9th, 2014

Syed Mohsin terms journalists idiots

The social welfare minister, Syed Mohsin Ali, at a programme in Sylhet on Saturday termed journalists idiots and characterless in his latest tirade against country’s media professionals.

August 9, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Rescuers narrow down search area after detecting something beneath riverbed

Rescuers narrow down search area after detecting something beneath riverbed

Rescuers on Saturday have narrowed down their search area after detecting an ‘image’ of something lying beneath riverbed…

August 9, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Smoke rises following an Israeli air strike in Gaza City on Saturday. – Reuters photo

Five Palestinians in Gaza killed in more than 30 Israeli strikes

Israel launched more than 30 aerial attacks in Gaza on Saturday, killing five Palestinians, and militants fired rockets at Israel as the conflict entered a second month, defying international efforts to negotiate an agreement for an extended ceasefire…

August 9, 2014 · 0 comments · International, Middle East
Egypt bans Muslim Brotherhood’s political wing

Egypt bans Muslim Brotherhood’s political wing

A court in Egypt has dissolved the Freedom and Justice Party, the Muslim Brotherhood’s political wing, and order confiscating its assets. The ruling will effectively prevent the banned Islamist movement from formally participating in parliamentary elections expected…

August 9, 2014 · 0 comments · International, Middle East
US won’t be dragged into another Iraq war, says Obama

US won’t be dragged into another Iraq war, says Obama

The US president Barack Obama says the United States cannot and should not intervene in every world crisis. But he says when innocent people face a massacre and the US has the ability to stop it, the nation shouldn’t…

Khaleda to sit with party policy body Sunday

Khaleda to sit with party policy body Sunday

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party’s national standing committee sits Sunday to formulate fresh programmes for the much-hyped post-Eid movement for holding an early general election under a ‘neutral’ government…

August 9, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Govt mulls enacting law against energy waste

Govt mulls enacting law against energy waste

The energy adviser to the prime minster, Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury, on Saturday said the government would enact law to tackle energy waste by industries and households…

August 9, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Indian panchayat bans jeans, cell-phones for single girls

Indian panchayat bans jeans, cell-phones for single girls

A community panchayat in Uttar Pradesh has banned girls from wearing jeans and keeping mobile phones claiming that they were having a ‘bad’ effect on them and were responsible for eve-teasing incidents…

August 9, 2014 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
Plying of speed boat, dumb ferry suspended on Padma

Plying of speed boat, dumb ferry suspended on Padma

Authorities on Saturday have stopped plying of speed-boats and dumb ferries on Mawa-Kawrakandi route due to rough weather. The authorities went extra cautious after the capsize…

August 9, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Three of a single family killed as train ram through human hauler in Natore

Three of a single family killed as train ram through human hauler in Natore

Three women of a family were killed and 10 others injured on Saturday as a train rammed through a human hauler on a level crossing in Natore…

August 9, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Apparel strike receives lukewarm response

Apparel strike receives lukewarm response

A daylong strike in garment factories called by Sramik Sangram Parishad in protest of Thursday’s police action in a factory received lukewarm responses as most of the workers joined their works on Saturday, factory owners and labour…

August 9, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Int’l Day of Indigenous Peoples being observed

Int’l Day of Indigenous Peoples being observed

The International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples is being observed in Bangladesh on Saturday with demands for constitutional recognition for the indigenous…

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Bangladeshi youth killed by BSF in Meherpur

Bangladeshi youth killed by BSF in Meherpur

A Bangladeshi young man was shot to death by Indian Border Security Force at Sonapur Majhpara bordering area of Mujibnagar on Friday night…

August 9, 2014 · 0 comments · National

UN, US condemn new Gaza violence

The US and UN have condemned the resumption of attacks between Gaza and Israel on Friday, urging both sides to cease hostilities…

August 9, 2014 · 0 comments · Middle East
Kohinoor Mia looks for his member of his family still remain missing after the MV Pinak 6 capsize holding their photos on Friday at Panchchar government primary school ground where bodies recovered from downstream Padma and Meghna are taken for identification. — New Age photo

Hopes dim as search on, 12 buried unclaimed

Search for MV Pinak-6 in the river Padma went futile five days into the tragic ferry capsize as the bodies continued to be spotted floating far from the site of the accident.
At least seven more bodies which drifted downstream were recovered from the rivers Padma and Meghna until Friday evening raising the death toll from Monday’s ferry capsize to 40, said Munshiganj deputy commissioner Saiful Hasan Badal…

August 9, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Cases haunt leaders as BNP plans movement

Cases haunt leaders as BNP plans movement

With the spectre of a street showdown looming, the government has taken a fresh move to expedite the investigation of several hundred cases relating to the political violence before and after the one-sided January 5 parliamentary polls.
Investigation of the cases had been progressing slowly over the last several months…

August 9, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, Politics, TOP STORIES
Malnutrition among children on rise

Malnutrition among children on rise

Malnutrition among children is on the rise in the country and ‘surprisingly’ the children from both wealthy and poor families are affected with malnourishment, said a recent government report.
The National Food Policy Plan of Action and Country Investment Plan, published by the food ministry in March, said that both the global acute malnutrition and severe acute malnutrition rates among the children increased in 2013 from that of 2011…

August 9, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
RMG workers to observe strike today

RMG workers to observe strike today

Tuba Group Sramik Sangam Parishad on Friday urged workers of all garment factories across the country to make successful today’s strike called in protest at Thursday’s police action against the agitating workers at Badda…

August 9, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
A Palestinian medic carries a wounded girl into the Shifa hospital in Gaza 
City on Friday. — AFP photo

Israel resumes Gaza strikes

Deadly hostilities engulfed Gaza once again where a 10-year-old boy was killed on Friday and Israeli warplanes struck targets in retaliation for dozens of Palestinian cross-border rocket attacks.
But Egypt, mediating indirect talks between Israelis and Palestinians, said negotiations were making progress despite the violence and called for an expired ceasefire to be extended…

PM slams developed nations for silence over Israeli atrocities in Gaza

PM slams developed nations for 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 9, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

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