Archive for August 11th, 2014

New PM Abadi calls on Iraqis to unite against raging Sunni insurgency

New PM Abadi calls on Iraqis to unite against raging Sunni insurgency

New prime minister Haider al-Abadi called on Iraqis to unite against the ‘barbaric’ campaign waged by Islamic State militants whose latest sweep through the north has caused alarm at home and abroad.

August 11, 2014 · 0 comments · International
48-hr ultimatum for removal of Mohsin Ali

48-hr ultimatum for removal of Mohsin Ali

Journalists of Sylhet issued a 48-hour ultimatum to the government to remove social welfare minister Syed Mohsin Ali from the cabinet or face tougher movement.

August 11, 2014 · 0 comments · National
JS goes into 3rd session Sept 1

JS goes into 3rd session Sept 1

The 3rd session of the 10th parliament will begin on September 1, reports UNB. President Abdul Hamid has summoned the parliament session that will begin at 5:00pm on the day, said a parliament secretariat media release on Monday.

August 11, 2014 · 0 comments · National
File photo shows Germany's Miroslav Klose posing with the World Cup trophy and his sons following their 1-0 victory over Argentina after the World Cup final soccer match between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. - AP photo

Germany striker Klose retires from national team

Germany striker Miroslav Klose, who capped a record-breaking career with the national team by winning the World Cup last month, has retired from international football.

August 11, 2014 · 0 comments · Football, Sports
Cabinet condemns Israeli attacks on Gaza again

Cabinet condemns Israeli attacks on Gaza again

The cabinet on Monday once again condemned the Israeli attacks on the Gaza strip that killed hundreds of innocent Palestinians, including women and children, over the past one month.

August 11, 2014 · 0 comments · National
People will determine the strategy of movement: Fakhrul

People will determine the strategy of movement: Fakhrul

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Monday said people would determine the strategy of movement to restore democracy in the country.

August 11, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Broadcast policy will not curb press freedom: minister

Broadcast policy will not curb press freedom: minister

The information minister, Hasanul Haq Inu, on Monday said the national broadcast policy is not a law, rather a guideline, which will only help the press flourish.

August 11, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Narayanganj people still insecure: Ivy

Narayanganj people still insecure: Ivy

Narayanganj City Corporation mayor Selina Hayat Ivy on Monday said that the people of her constituency still suffered from fear and insecurity following some serial murders as the verdicts of any of the cases were…

August 11, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Charge framing hearing against top BNP leaders deferred until Oct 30

Charge framing hearing against top BNP leaders deferred until Oct 30

A Metropolitan Magistrate’s Court in Dhaka on Monday deferred the charge framing hearing against BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, member of the standing committee Barrister Moudud Ahmed and 30 other leaders and activists…

August 11, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Politics
4 cops hurt in Ctg ‘gunfight’, 3 Shibir men held

4 cops hurt in Ctg ‘gunfight’, 3 Shibir men held

Five people, including four policemen, were injured in a ‘gunfight’ between the activists of Islami Chhatra Shibir and the police at Babunagar of Satkania in Chittagong on midnight Sunday…

August 11, 2014 · 0 comments · National
– New Age photo

Govt calls off search operation

The government on Monday called off the salvage operation of the sunken vessel Pinak-6, after 8 days of its capsize. Deputy commissioner of Munshiganj district Saiful Hassan Badal at a press conference at a private resort of Mawa declared that the search…

August 11, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Tarai parties in Nepal press for single state

Tarai parties in Nepal press for single state

The political parties of Nepal, active in the plain, have reiterated their demand for a single autonomous Madhes province…

August 11, 2014 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
India asks Bangladesh for food corridor to NE

India asks Bangladesh for food corridor to NE

India has asked Bangladesh to permit a shipment of 35,000 tonnes of food grains every month via sea route in view of difficulty to be faced from October with the start of gauge conversion work in the North East…

August 11, 2014 · 0 comments · National
- New Age photo

Private divers keep working to spot Pinak-6

Private professional divers who find out sunken vessels, such as trawlers and heavy boats, believe that the underwater vessel could be the ill-fated launch sunk last Monday in the river…

August 11, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Four injured in Jammu by Pakistan firing

Four injured in Jammu by Pakistan firing

Two Indian Border Security Force troopers and two women were injured on Monday as Pakistan Rangers opened fire at Indian positions on the international border in Jammu district, an official said…

August 11, 2014 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
Israel, Palestinians launch new three-day truce

Israel, Palestinians launch new three-day truce

Israel and the Palestinians held their fire early on Monday at the start of a new 72-hour ceasefire proposed by Egypt that took effect at…

August 11, 2014 · 0 comments · International, Middle East
Locals in Mawa begin search for sunken ferry ML Pinak 6 on their own with indigenous technology on Sunday after the authorities pulled out all agencies but two survey vessels from operation. — Sony Ramany

Search for bodies end leaving scores missing

The authorities on Sunday withdrew most of the rescue teams, including navy, coast guard, BIWTA and fire service, from the MV Pinak-6 salvage operation, with two survey vessels staying back to zero in on the metallic object they have spotted on the riverbed…

August 11, 2014 · 1 comment · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Reconstitution of four boards of SCBs in the offing

Reconstitution of four boards of SCBs in the offing

The finance ministry is likely to reconstitute the boards of directors of four state-owned commercial banks soon after the regulator dissolved the board of BASIC bank last month over large-scale financial irregularities…

August 11, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Farmers fear low aman yields due to sparse rainfall

Farmers fear low aman yields due to sparse rainfall

Farmers are facing problems in transplanting aman seedlings due to sparse rainfall across the country, particularly in the northern districts, according to farmers and department of agricultural extension officials…

August 11, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Mohsin says sorry again

Mohsin says sorry again

Social welfare minister Syed Mohsin Ali on Sunday, a day after heaping abuse on journalist community, expressed his regrets and offered an apology…

August 11, 2014 · 1 comment · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

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