Archive for August 10th, 2014

Asian Cricket Council faces uncertain future

The International Cricket Council will directly control activities of all regional cricket bodies, putting the future of Asian Cricket Council uncertain, said its chief executive officer Syed Ashraful Huq.

August 10, 2014 · 0 comments · Cricket, Sports
Mohsin Ali apologises

Mohsin Ali apologises

The minister for social welfare, Syed Mohsin Ali, on Sunday regretted his statements made at a programme in Sylhet about journalists on Saturday and offered apology for the remarks.

August 10, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Israel, Palestinians accept new 72-hour ceasefire offer

Israel, Palestinians accept new 72-hour ceasefire offer

Palestinian negotiators on Sunday said they had accepted an Egyptian proposal for a new 72-hour truce with Israel, clearing the way for a possible resumption of talks on a long-term ceasefire arrangement in the Gaza Strip.

August 10, 2014 · 0 comments · International, Middle East
Minister asks expats to move to safe places in Libya, Iraq

Minister asks expats to move to safe places in Libya, Iraq

The minister for expatriates’ welfare and overseas employment, Khandker Mosharraf Hossain, on Sunday said that Bangladeshi migrant workers in the risky areas of Libya and Iraq have been instructed to move to the safer places inside the countries.

August 10, 2014 · 0 comments · National
ICT prosecutor resigns

ICT prosecutor resigns

A member on the prosecution team of the International Crimes Tribunal, Mir Iqbal Hossain, on Sunday stepped down on health grounds.

August 10, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Search zeros in on ‘metallic object’

Search zeros in on ‘metallic object’

An intensified search operation began Sunday noon to locate the sunken vessel ML Pinak 6 in the river Padma more than a kilometer away from the Mawa pontoon…

August 10, 2014 · 0 comments · National
HC asks why 2 Destiny bosses won’t be granted bail

HC asks why 2 Destiny bosses won’t be granted bail

The High Court on Sunday asked the government to explain in 4 weeks of why Destiny Group managing director Rafiqul Amin and its director Mohammad Hossain would not be granted bail.

August 10, 2014 · 0 comments · National
HC asks govt to halt the construction near Shahjadpur Tagore lodge

HC asks govt to halt the construction near Shahjadpur Tagore lodge

The High Court on Sunday directed the government to halt the construction of a private building near the lodge of Nobel Laureate poet Rabindranath Tagore, an archaeological site much known as Kacharibari, at Shahjadpur in Sirajganj.

August 10, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Bangladesh on alert for Ebola virus

Bangladesh on alert for Ebola virus

The government on Sunday decided to deploy medical teams at all airports, land ports and sea ports to check entry of Ebola virus into the country as World Health Organisation has declared a global emergency…

August 10, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Noor Hossain’s driver remanded

Noor Hossain’s driver remanded

A high-powered committee, inquiring into the killing of seven people in Narayanganj, will interrogate Narayanganj City Corporation mayor Selina Hayat Ivy and Awami League lawmaker Shamim Osman in the sensational 7-murder…

August 10, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Coast Guard-traffickers gunfight near Sonadia

Coast Guard-traffickers gunfight near Sonadia

The Coast Guard held 56 Malaysia-bound jobseekers stopping a boat on illegal voyage near Sonadia island in Cox’s Bazar after brief gunfight with traffickers on Saturday night.

August 10, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Charge framing hearing on Fakhrul, Abbas defers

Charge framing hearing on Fakhrul, Abbas defers

The chief metropolitan magistrate’s court in Dhaka on Sunday deferred the charge framing hearing against BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir and 89 others until September…

August 10, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Politics
Iranian police and army soldiers direct people and media at the scene of a passenger plane crash near the capital Tehran, Iran, on Sunday, August 10, 2014. - AP photo

Iran plane crash reportedly kills 40

A small Iranian passenger plane crashed Sunday while taking off from an airport near the capital, Tehran, state media reported. The country’s state-run news agency said 40 people were feared killed…

August 10, 2014 · 0 comments · International, Middle East
AL leader shot dead in city

AL leader shot dead in city

Unidentified miscreants shot dead an Awami league ward leader in front of his house in the capital’s Agargaon on Saturday night…

August 10, 2014 · 0 comments · National
In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, rescuers work around an overturned tour bus after it fell off a 10-meter (30-foot) cliff in Nyemo County, southwest China's mountainous region of Tibet Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014. Xinhua reported the bus carrying about 40 people careened after it crashed in a pileup involving a sports utility vehicle and a pickup truck on a state road. Casualty details were not immediately known. – AP Photo

Tibet tour bus plummets into valley, killing 44

A tour bus on a highway in Tibet fell off a 10-meter (30-foot) cliff after crashing into an SUV and a pickup, killing 44 people and injuring 11 others…

August 10, 2014 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International
5 held at Dhaka airport with foreign currencies

5 held at Dhaka airport with foreign currencies

The Armed Police Battalion on early Sunday arrested 5 people with Tk 86 lakh worth of foreign currencies of various denominations at…

August 10, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Renewed fighting jeopardizes Gaza truce efforts

Renewed fighting jeopardizes Gaza truce efforts

An Israeli air strike killed a Palestinian man and wounded seven others on Sunday, medics said, in a third day of renewed fighting that has jeopardized international efforts to achieve a lasting ceasefire in a more than month-old…

August 10, 2014 · 0 comments · International, Middle East
Apparel warehouse catches fire in Gazipur

Apparel warehouse catches fire in Gazipur

A fire broke out at a warehouse of an export oriented garment factory at Kaliakair in Gazipur early on Sunday morning. The fire brigade and civil defence sources said that the origin of the fire could not be ascertained…

August 10, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Obama says tackling Iraq’s insurgency will take time

Obama says tackling Iraq’s insurgency will take time

President Barack Obama said on Saturday US air strikes had destroyed arms that Islamic State militants could have used against Iraqi Kurds, but he warned there was no quick fix to a crisis that threatens to tear Iraq…

August 10, 2014 · 1 comment · Europe & Americas, International
Public univs recruit teachers, staff at whim

Public univs recruit teachers, staff at whim

Public universities have recruited many teachers and employees without approval from the University Grants Commission and more than the number required in last five years…

August 10, 2014 · 1 comment · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

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