Archive for August 13th, 2014

Israel, Palestinians pursue Gaza deal with ceasefire clock ticking

The threat of renewed war in Gaza loomed on Wednesday as the clock ticked toward the end of a three-day ceasefire with no sign of a breakthrough in indirect talks in Cairo between Israel and the Palestinians.

August 13, 2014 · 0 comments · International, Middle East
Islamic State seizes more territory in Syria

Islamic State seizes more territory in Syria

Islamic State insurgents have seized several towns and villages from rival Islamist groups in the Syrian province of Aleppo, opening the way for further westward advances, an organisation monitoring the war in Syria said on Wednesday.

August 13, 2014 · 0 comments · International, Middle East
Abbas questions why govt becomes panicked over opposition’s peaceful programme

Abbas questions why govt becomes panicked over opposition’s peaceful programme

Bangladesh Nationalist Party Dhaka city unit convener Mirza Abbas on Wednesday categorically said that there was nothing to be panicked for the government over the BNP-led alliance’s peaceful programmes.

August 13, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Politics
France to deliver arms to Iraqi Kurds

France to deliver arms to Iraqi Kurds

France will supply arms to Iraq’s Kurds ‘in the coming hours’, French president Francois Hollande has announced, BBC reports. France has received approval from authorities in Baghdad for the decision, French media reports say.

August 13, 2014 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
HC summons online portal acting editor for contempt

HC summons online portal acting editor for contempt

The High Court on Wednesday directed the online news portal banglamail24.com acting editor and one of its reporter to explain in person on September 7 why they would not be punished for contempt of court for allegedly posting a ‘contemptuous’ report about the Supreme Court and lawyers.

August 13, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Girl takes own life for failing to secure GPA 5

Girl takes own life for failing to secure GPA 5

Failing to secure expected result in higher secondary certificate examinations, a girl committed suicide in Dumki of Patuakhali hours after publication of the results on Wednesday.

August 13, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Hong Kong benchmark index closes at highest since November 2010

Hong Kong benchmark index closes at highest since November 2010

Hong Kong’s benchmark share index finished at its highest in more than 3-1/2 years on Wednesday, rebounding from midday losses rooted in weak data that sparked worry about the sustainability of China’s economic…

August 13, 2014 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International
1 held, 2.2 kg gold seized at Dhaka airport

1 held, 2.2 kg gold seized at Dhaka airport

The customs intelligence officials seized 2.2 kilograms of gold and gold ornaments and arrested a person in this connection at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka…

August 13, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Another Tazreen fire survivor loses fight

Another Tazreen fire survivor loses fight

Another victim of the Tazreen Fashions fire Amena Begum died from her burn injuries in Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University on Tuesday late night. She was 30.

August 13, 2014 · 0 comments · National
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Vessels move with excessive riders, none to oversee

As the passenger launch MV Pinak-6 rested traceless beneath the water of the Padma, the movements of such launches, boats and speed boats are not still monitored along the Mawa-Kaorakandi river route…

August 13, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Sagar-Runi case: Probe report submission deferred 27th time

Sagar-Runi case: Probe report submission deferred 27th time

A metropolitan magistrate court in Dhaka on Wednesday asked that the probe report into the murder of journalist couple Sagar Sarowar and Meherun Runi be submitted…

August 13, 2014 · 0 comments · National
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Success rate, GPA 5 score in HSC results rise

The passing percentage and the number of GPA 5 scorers in the Higher Secondary Certificate and equivalent examinations this year have marked a significant increase…

August 13, 2014 · 0 comments · National
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Owner of pinak-6 arrested from Chittagong

The Rapid Action Battalion arrested the owner of the sunken vessel ML Pinak-6, Abu Bakar Siddique, from a Chittagong location…

August 13, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Canada to donate 800 to 1,000 Ebola vaccine doses to WHO

Canada to donate 800 to 1,000 Ebola vaccine doses to WHO

Canada will donate 800 to 1,000 doses of an Ebola vaccine it has developed in its government lab to the World Health Organization for use in Africa, Canadian Health Minister Rona Ambrose…

August 13, 2014 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
BNP opts for peaceful course of action for now

BNP opts for peaceful course of action for now

The high command of Bangladesh Nationalist Party is learnt to prefer a peaceful and non-violent course of action to programmes like general strike for now to mobilise people for an interim election under a ‘neutral’ government…

Shajahan Khan’s multiple role questioned

Shajahan Khan’s multiple role questioned

Transparency activists have questioned the role of the shipping minister, Shajahan Khan, as he is reportedly involved in many functions involving conflict of interests…

August 13, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Delhi takes 4 months to reply to Dhaka’s letter

Delhi takes 4 months to reply to Dhaka’s letter

India took four months to reply to Bangladesh’s request to hold the overdue Joint Rivers Commission meeting in Dhaka without giving any date for the crucial talks to resolve the outstanding Teesta water sharing issue…

August 13, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Shamim blames RAB men for the killings

Shamim blames RAB men for the killings

A high-powered committee, inquiring into the killing of seven people in Narayanganj, on Monday interviewed lawmaker Shamim Osman for around three hours at the secretariat…

August 13, 2014 · 1 comment · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
No commission, enforcement of policy before law: Inu

No commission, enforcement of policy before law: Inu

The information minister, Hasanul Haq Inu, on Tuesday turned down a proposal for establishment of a commission before enactment of a law on the National Broadcast Policy saying that the policy would be enforced after the law was enacted…

A Palestinian family looks at the remains of homes that were destroyed when fighting broke out between Israel military and Hamas a little over 4 weeks ago on Tuesday in Jabalia, northern Gaza Strip. — AFP photo

Gaza faces Sisyphean task of reconstruction

With thousands of homes reduced to rubble and its infrastructure in ruins, Gaza’s reconstruction will cost billions and require at least an easing of Israel’s blockade to allow in building materials…

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