Archive for August 15th, 2014

Bangladesh call-up uncapped Mukter for Asian Games

Bangladesh call-up uncapped Mukter for Asian Games

All-rounder Mukter Ali is the only newcomer as Bangladesh named 15-man squad for the forthcoming Asian Games on Friday. The squad has four changes from the Bangladesh team that is currently in West Indies to play…

August 15, 2014 · 0 comments · Cricket, Sports

Syed Ashraf accuses US, Canada of maintaining double standards

The Awami League general secretary Syed Ashraful Islam, also the minister for local government and rural development, on Friday said the United States and Canada had a double standard over sending back the fugitive killers of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. ‘The United States and Canada are known for tall talks on different issues including human rights but capital punishment is […]

August 15, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Politics
River Chengi overflows at Khagrachari due to torrential rains and onrush of upsteam water. – Thuikyaw Ching

Flash flood in Khagrachari inundates 5000 families

Flash flood due to heavy falls and onrush of hilly water from upstream inundated 5000 families in Khagrachari and snapped road communications on Feni-Khagachari road…

August 15, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Juba League men damage Sheikh Mujib’s portrait, arrested in Jessore

Juba League men damage Sheikh Mujib’s portrait, arrested in Jessore

Factional feuds of local Awami League led to damage the portraits of the country’s founding president Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the prime minister Sheikh Hasina at Nizampur in Sharsha of Jessore and police arrested two Juba League activists…

August 15, 2014 · 0 comments · Letters, Politics
The police on Friday keep the Bangladesh Nationalist Party’s central office at Naya Paltan in Dhaka confined for about four hours barring the party and fronts to celebrate birthday of the party chief Khaleda Zia. – New Age photo

Police bar Khaleda’s birthday celebration

The police on Friday kept the Bangladesh Nationalist Party’s central office at Naya Paltan in Dhaka confined for about four hours barring the party and fronts to celebrate birthday of the…

August 15, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Politics
Violence in Pakistan during opposition rally

Violence in Pakistan during opposition rally

Supporters of the government and protesters loyal to opposition leader Imran Khan clashed on Friday during the second day of a march designed to force the country’s prime minister to resign…

August 15, 2014 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
Another arrested for Pinak capsize

Another arrested for Pinak capsize

The Rapid Action Battalion on Friday arrested Omor Farooque Liman, 27, the third accused in a case filed in connection with sunken vessel ML Pinak-6…

August 15, 2014 · 0 comments · National
1.7 million deaths due to too much salt in diet: Study

1.7 million deaths due to too much salt in diet: Study

Almost 1.65 million people across the world die due to heart problems brought on by excess intake of salt, said a research analyzing populations from 187 countries…

August 15, 2014 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
India shamed by rape: Modi

India shamed by rape: Modi

Prime minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the country’s head hangs in shame whenever there is news about rape…

August 15, 2014 · 0 comments · National
The president, Abdul Hamid, and the prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, place wreths to the portrait of the country's founding president Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at Dhanmondi in Dhaka on Friday morning. – New Age photo

President, PM pay homage to Sheikh Mujib

sident Abdul Hamid and prime minister Sheikh Hasina paid homage to the country’s founding president Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at Bangabandhu Bhaban at Dhanmondi Road No. 32 on Friday morning by placing floral wreaths marking the National Mourning…

August 15, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Politics
4 killed in Mymensingh road mishap

4 killed in Mymensingh road mishap

At least four people were killed and two others were injured in a head-on collision between a bus and a CNG-run auto-rickshaw on the Mymensingh-Haluaghat…

August 15, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Iraq’s Maliki finally steps aside

Nuri al-Maliki finally bowed to pressure within Iraq and beyond on Thursday and stepped down as prime minister, paving the way for a new coalition that world and regional powers hope can quash a Sunni Islamist insurgency that threatens Baghdad.

August 15, 2014 · 0 comments · International, Middle East
Ferries meant for scrap return to service

Ferries meant for scrap return to service

Many rundown ageing ferries have returned from scrapyards and still operate because of lax monitoring by the government agencies and the profit-hungry owners, causing frequent accidents on waterways, sometimes taking a heavy toll on human lives…

August 15, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Nat’l Mourning Day today

Nat’l Mourning Day today

National Mourning Day will be observed today marking the 39th anniversary of the death of the country’s founding president Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
Mujib was assassinated along with all but two of his family on August 15, 1975 at his Dhanmondi residence in Dhaka by a group of army personnel. His daughters – Sheikh Hasina, now the prime minister, and Sheikh Rehana – survived the massacre as they were abroad at that time…

August 15, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
DoE identifies 2,500 polluting industries for surcharge

DoE identifies 2,500 polluting industries for surcharge

The Department of Environment on Wednesday sent a list of polluting industries containing the names of 2,498 factories to the National Board of Revenue for imposition of environment protection surcharge, NBR and DoE officials said…

August 15, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
TIB calls broadcasting policy repressive

TIB calls broadcasting policy repressive

Transparency International Bangladesh on Thursday described the government’s newly adopted National Broadcasting Policy as repressive as it seeks to control the media.
The broadcasting policy contradicts right to information, human rights and the Constitution, TIB functionaries said at a new conference in the city…

August 15, 2014 · 1 comment · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Israeli-Palestinian talks face major hurdles as new truce begins

Israeli-Palestinian talks face major hurdles as new truce begins

Israel and the Palestinians have given themselves five days to come up with a comprehensive agreement to end the war in Gaza. While that is a welcome extension on past ceasefires, there is still a dangerously long way to go to bridge their differences…

A rickshaw carrying girls tumbles in a underwater pothole as the road stretch at Malibagh was inundated by monsoon shower in Dhaka on Thursday. — Sanaul Haque

Heavy rain disrupts life across country

Spasmodic rain throughout Thursday, because of late monsoon, disrupted normal life across the country and road and railway communications between the capital and outlying districts…

August 15, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Anti-govt protest marches begin in Pakistan

Anti-govt protest marches begin in Pakistan

Thousands of protesters set off from the Pakistani city of Lahore on Thursday to march on the capital in a bid to unseat the government, which they claim was elected by fraud…

August 15, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page

Petrobangla to reject Chevron’s Jalalabad Growth Proposal

Petrobangla has decided to reject a proposal of Chevron for a new investment in Jalalabad gas field as the US firm failed to bring any significant progress in oil and gas exploration in an extended area adjacent to the field allocated to them five years back, officials said…

August 15, 2014 · 0 comments · Back Page, National

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