Archive for August 12th, 2014

Police constable arrested for killing fellow

The police recovered body of a fellow constable in Mymenshingh Town Hall area on Tuesday night and arrested another constable and his wife in this connection.

August 12, 2014 · 0 comments · National
N’ganj court orders to bring back Noor Hossain through Interpol

N’ganj court orders to bring back Noor Hossain through Interpol

A Narayanganj court on Tuesday asked relevant officials to bring back Noor Hossain, the prime accused of a sensational seven-murder case, though Interpol.

August 12, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Committee in a month to formulate nat’l broadcasting law

Committee in a month to formulate nat’l broadcasting law

The government would constitute a committee in next one month that would formulate a law in the light of the ‘National Broadcasting Policy 2014’, information minister Hasanul Haq Inu said on Tuesday.

August 12, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Modi condemns Pakistan’s ‘proxy war’

Modi condemns Pakistan’s ‘proxy war’

On his second trip in two months to Jammu and Kashmir, the Indian prime minister, Narendra Modi, landing in Kargil, on Tuesday said Pakistan ‘has lost the strength to fight a conventional war, but continues to engage in the proxy war of terrorism.’

August 12, 2014 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
5 survivors, 2 rescuers testify before probe committee

5 survivors, 2 rescuers testify before probe committee

The government-formed probe committee, investigating the incident of MV Pinak-6 capsize, started recording the statements of the survivors, relatives of victims and witnesses of the ferry capsize in a mass-hearing Mawa of Munshiganj on Tuesday.

August 12, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Call for more duty on imported dry chili

Call for more duty on imported dry chili

The Jatiya Sangsad deputy speaker Fazle Rabbi Miah on Tuesday called for increasing tariff on import of dry chili to promote the production and the consumption of local chili.

August 12, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Awami League lawmaker Shamim Osman arrives at Bangladesh Secretariat on Tuesday to testify before the government-formed probe committee investigating the sensational Narayanganj seven-murder. – New Age photo

Shamim blames RAB for seven murders

The Awami League MP Shamim Osman has blamed the Rapid Action Battalion for the sensational Narayanganj seven murders. He made the comment while talking to newsmen after his interview before the government-formed probe committee investigating the sensational…

August 12, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Politics
Appellate Division to hear appeal of Pry Edn ministry on Sept 7

Appellate Division to hear appeal of Pry Edn ministry on Sept 7

The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court fixed September 7, 2014, for hearing an appeal challenging the High Court verdict that had asked the government to move a primary school built in the land…

August 12, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Two war crime suspects arrested in Netrakona

Two war crime suspects arrested in Netrakona

The Netrakona police on Tuesday arrested two war crime suspects Obaidul Huq Taher (65) and Ataur Rahman Nani (62) from the town. They were arrested hours after the International Crimes Tribunal -1 issued arrest warrant against…

August 12, 2014 · 0 comments · National
BNP-led alliance to bring out black flag procession on Aug 16

BNP-led alliance to bring out black flag procession on Aug 16

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party-led alliance would bring out countrywide black flag processions on August 16 in protest against brutal attack in Gaza stripe by Israel…

August 12, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Politics
United Airways flight averts mid-air collision

United Airways flight averts mid-air collision

An airbus of Bangladesh’s United Airways fleet which took off at Muscat for Dhaka averted a mid-air collision with another flight assumed to be a Saudi Airlines in the sky of Kolkata…

August 12, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Little progress in talks on ending Gaza war, Israel says

Little progress in talks on ending Gaza war, Israel says

Talks to end a month-long war between Israel and Islamist militants in Gaza have made no progress so far, an Israeli official said on Tuesday, as a 72-hour ceasefire in the shattered Palestinian enclave held…

August 12, 2014 · 0 comments · International, Middle East
Hearing in charge framing against Fakhrul, 45 others deferred

Hearing in charge framing against Fakhrul, 45 others deferred

A metropolitan magistrate’s court in Dhaka on Tuesday deferred till September 4 the hearing in the charge framing against 46 leaders of the18-party in a bomb explosion…

August 12, 2014 · 0 comments · National
4 of a family die after eating balloon fish in city

4 of a family die after eating balloon fish in city

Four members of a family died of food poisoning after eating balloon fish at Dholaipar area in the capital on Monday and Tuesday…

August 12, 2014 · 0 comments · National
US actor Robin Williams poses for photographers during a photocall in Rome in this file picture taken November 15, 2005. – Reuters photo

Robin Williams, boisterous comedy star, dead at 63

Robin Williams, a brilliant shapeshifter who could channel his frenetic energy into delightful comic characters like “Mrs. Doubtfire” or harness it into richly nuanced work like his Oscar-winning turn in “Good Will Hunting,” died Monday in an apparent…

August 12, 2014 · 0 comments · Entertainment, Theatre/Films
Ebola death toll in West Africa reaches 1,013

Ebola death toll in West Africa reaches 1,013

US authorities have approved a request from Liberia’s government to send sample doses of the experimental ZMapp drug to treat Liberian doctors infected with Ebola, the Liberian presidency…

August 12, 2014 · 0 comments · International, Other World News
Fresh probe ordered against BASIC

Fresh probe ordered against BASIC

The finance ministry has asked the scam-hit BASIC Bank to investigate its loan and advance accounts of Tk one crore and above in all the branches of the beleaguered bank, which were granted during the last five years…

August 12, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Defaulted loans soar

Defaulted loans soar

Defaulted loans in the banking sector increased by a staggering Tk 10,761.62 crore in first six months of this year as many of the defaulters, who were allowed to reschedule their loans on the ground of pre-polls political unrest, became defaulters again…

August 12, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
A man standing on a log casts a look into the River Padma where a ferry, Pinak 6, with more than 300 passengers sank in Munshiganj and still remains untraced when the district administration called off the salvage operation on Monday. — Sourav Loskar

Pinak search called off

The search for MV Pinak-6 was called off on Monday eight days after the ferry sank in the river Padma leaving the vessel untraced and drawing protests as over a hundred passengers remained missing…

August 12, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Bill ready to restore JS power to impeach SC judges: Anis

Bill ready to restore JS power to impeach SC judges: Anis

A constitution amendment bill is ready to restore Parliament’s power to impeach Supreme Court judges, law minister Anisul Huq informed the cabinet meeting on Monday…

August 12, 2014 · 2 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

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