Archive for August 14th, 2014

Quader blasts AL leaders engaged in ‘self-publicity’

Quader blasts AL leaders engaged in ‘self-publicity’

The minister for communications, Obaidul Quader, on Thursday accused a section of Awami League leaders of using the occasion of the National Mourning Day as the means of their ‘self-publicity’…

August 14, 2014 · 0 comments · Politics
Uruguay's soccer player Luis Suarez arrives for a hearing at the international Court of Arbitration for Sports, in Lausanne, Switzerland on August 8. The CAS on August 14 upheld his four-month ban for biting Italy's Giorgio Chiellini at the Brazil 2014 World Cup, but cleared him to train with Barcelona. - AP Photo

CAS upholds Suarez’s 4-month playing ban

The Court of Arbitration for Sport upheld Luis Suarez’s four-month ban for biting an opponent at the World Cup, but cleared him Thursday to train with Barcelona…

August 14, 2014 · 0 comments · Football, Sports
Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, who fled  the violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar, shout slogans as they take part in a demonstration at the Iraqi-Syrian border crossing in Fishkhabour demanding protection and evacuation from Iraq to safer areas on Wednesday. – Reuters photo

UN says Iraq’s humanitarian crisis in highest level

The United Nations has declared its highest level of emergency in Iraq as a humanitarian crisis follows the rapid advance by Islamic State militants…

August 14, 2014 · 0 comments · International, Middle East
Indian youths make a human pyramid to reach and break the ‘Dahi Handi’, an earthen pot filled with yoghurt, as they celebrate Janamashtami, the birth anniversary of Hindu God Krishna in Mumbai, India. – AP file photo

Indian court allows children bellow 12 to climb up Krishna pyramids

India’s top court said Thursday that children as young as 12 can climb atop towering human pyramids in a popular Hindu celebration that has seen deaths and injuries…

August 14, 2014 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
34 women return after passing 3 yrs in Indian jail

34 women return after passing 3 yrs in Indian jail

A total of 34 Bangladeshi women including a school student returned from India after passing three years in Indian jail. They were handed over to Border Guard Bangladesh at around 8:30am, said Moniruzzaman, officer in-charge, Benapole immigration…

August 14, 2014 · 0 comments · National
HC bench embarrassed to hear writ seeking regularising job of addl judge

HC bench embarrassed to hear writ seeking regularising job of addl judge

A High Court bench on Thursday felt embarrassed to hear a writ petition filed by former additional High Court judge ABM Altaf Hossain seeking a directive on the government to appoint…

August 14, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Jet Airways plane plunge 5,000 feet as pilot asleep, co-pilot busy on iPad

Jet Airways plane plunge 5,000 feet as pilot asleep, co-pilot busy on iPad

The Indian Directorate General of Civil Aviation suspended two pilots of Jet Airways as one was asleep and the other busy on an iPad checking out flight information causing the plane they were flying to…

August 14, 2014 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
BNP submits financial statement to EC showing higher expense than income

BNP submits financial statement to EC showing higher expense than income

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Thursday submitted its 2013-14 year’s annual financial statement to the Election Commission showing higher expenditure than…

August 14, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Politics
Broadcast policy oppressive, one sided: TIB

Broadcast policy oppressive, one sided: TIB

The Transparency International, Bangladesh, on Thursday said that the newly formulated national broadcast policy is ‘oppressive’ and ‘one sided’.

August 14, 2014 · 0 comments · National
WAR CRIMES TRIAL: Jabbar indicted

WAR CRIMES TRIAL: Jabbar indicted

The International Crimes Tribunal on Thursday formally pressed charges against former Jatiya Party lawmaker Abdul Jabbar for his alleged crimes against humanity during Bangladesh’s war of independence in 1971.

August 14, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Heavy rainfall disrupt city life

Heavy rainfall disrupt city life

A section of the city’s roads went under water due to torrential rain in many parts of Dhaka on Thursday morning, causing a great havoc to the city dwellers.

August 14, 2014 · 0 comments · National
More unrest in Missouri, police fire tear gas

More unrest in Missouri, police fire tear gas

Police in Ferguson, Missouri, fired several rounds of tear gas to disperse protesters late on Wednesday, on the fourth night of demonstrations over the fatal shooting last weekend of an unarmed black teenager by a police officer.

August 14, 2014 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
Remand hearing of Pinak owner deferred until Aug 18

Remand hearing of Pinak owner deferred until Aug 18

The police on today will seek a seven-day remand for the owner of the sunken ferry Pinak-6, Abu Bakar Siddique alias Kalu in a case filed with the Lauhajang police.

August 14, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Palestinians says Gaza truce extended five days

Palestinians says Gaza truce extended five days

Israel and the Palestinians agreed on Wednesday to extend a Gaza truce by five days minutes before an earlier ceasefire was set to expire, a Palestinian official said in Cairo.

August 14, 2014 · 0 comments · International, Middle East
Rural-urban disparity in college education opportunities widens

Rural-urban disparity in college education opportunities widens

Performance of students in rural areas deteriorated compared to their urban counterparts in four years until now as the results of Higher Secondary Certificate examinations show…

August 14, 2014 · 1 comment · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Jubilant students of RAJUK Uttara Model College celebrate their success in Higher Secondary Certificate examinations after results were published on Wednesday. — Sourav Loskar

78.33pc pass HSC, equivalent exams

Both the pass percentage and the number of Grade Point Average (GPA) 5 achievers in the Higher Secondary Certificate and equivalent examinations this year increased in comparison to previous years…

August 14, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Rescuers work on the site of the crash of the Cessna 560XL aircraft carrying the presidential candidate of the Brazilian Socialist Party, Eduardo Campos, in Santos, Sao Paulo state in Brazil on August 13, 2014. The plane failed to land and crashed into a gymnasium and two homes and several people died in the accident, including all its passengers. —AFP photo

Brazilian presidential candidate dies in plane crash

Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos died Wednesday when the small plane that was carrying him and several campaign officials plunged into a residential neighbourhood in the port city of Santos, reported Associated Press…

MV Pinak owner arrested

MV Pinak owner arrested

The owner of sunken ferry MV Pinak-6, Abu Bakar Siddique alias Kalu, 64, was arrested in Chittagong on early Wednesday.
The Rapid Action Battalion arrested Abu Bakar at Agrabad in the port city at about 3:00am, said the battalion’s legal and media director Mufti Mahmud Khan…

August 14, 2014 · 1 comment · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Dhaka wants India to ratify Land Boundary Agreement

Dhaka wants India to ratify Land Boundary Agreement

The postponed Bangladesh-India 15th home secretaries’ meeting has been rescheduled for September 2-4 in Dhaka to discuss the issues relating to security, cross-border crimes, border disputes, border management and the killings of Bangladeshi civilians by Indian border security force…

Another Tazreen fire victim dies

Another Tazreen fire victim dies

Tazreen Fashion factory employee Amena Begum, injured in the fire that gutted the factory in November 24, 2012, died on Wednesday, nearly two years after the incident…

August 14, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

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