Archive for August 17th, 2014

Tamim steers Tigers to 322-6 against Grenada

Opener Tamim Iqbal scored 91 off 86 balls as Bangladesh post 322-6 in 50 overs in their first practice match in West Indies tour against Grenada on Sunday.

August 17, 2014 · 0 comments · Cricket, Sports
AL leader among 10 held over snatching murder accused from custody

AL leader among 10 held over snatching murder accused from custody

Awami League activists clashed with police after they arrested 10 leaders and activists of the ruling party for snatching away an accused of a murder charge from custody at Ramganj of Lakshmipur on Sunday.

August 17, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Flooding deteriorates in North, 10 thousand marooned

Flooding deteriorates in North, 10 thousand marooned

Incessant rain and onrush of upstream water for the last couple of days’ deteriorated flood situation in northern districts of Rangpur, Nilphamari and Kurigram.

August 17, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Bangladeshis smuggle into Hong Kong

Bangladeshis smuggle into Hong Kong

A large-scale people-smuggling operation that uses Shenzhen in China as a staging post has seen hundreds of illegal immigrants, most of them from Bangladesh or Pakistan, enter Hong Kong by boat in the past year.

August 17, 2014 · 0 comments · National
President hosts reception for Hindu community on Janmashtami

President hosts reception for Hindu community on Janmashtami

President Abdul Hamid on Sunday urged people of all faiths to further strengthen the existing fraternity and bond of friendship for achieving national advancement and prosperity, Reports United News of Bangladesh.

August 17, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Govt takes nation to one-party rule: Fakhrul

Govt takes nation to one-party rule: Fakhrul

Bangladesh Nationalist Party acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said on Sunday said that the incumbent government was leading the nation to a one-party rule, putting all the accomplishments into a dark cave.

August 17, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Politics
BGB outpost abandoned, villagers move away in Rajshahi

BGB outpost abandoned, villagers move away in Rajshahi

The Border Guard Bangladesh authority decided to abandon its Char Khanpur outpost under Paba upazila of Rajshahi and let it go into the Padma river…

August 17, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Official says 32 killed in Afghan truck crash

Official says 32 killed in Afghan truck crash

A truck loaded with people and animals crashed in northwestern Afghanistan, killing 32 people, an official said on Sunday. Ahmadullah Alizai, the provincial governor of Badghis province…

August 17, 2014 · 0 comments · International, Middle East
Man held with foreign currencies at Shahjalal airport

Man held with foreign currencies at Shahjalal airport

The customs intelligence officials arrested a Bangladesh national at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport early Sunday on charges of possessing a significant amount of foreign…

August 17, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Chad troops rescue 85 Nigerian hostages from Boko Haram

Chad troops rescue 85 Nigerian hostages from Boko Haram

Chadian troops have rescued 85 Nigerians kidnapped last week by the Islamist terror group Boko Haram, security and human rights sources in Nigeria said Saturday…

August 17, 2014 · 0 comments · International, Other World News
Missouri governor declares emergency, sets Ferguson curfew

Missouri governor declares emergency, sets Ferguson curfew

Missouri governor Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency and imposed a curfew Saturday in a St Louis suburb where police and protesters have clashed in the week since a black teenager was shot to death…

August 17, 2014 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
Govt growing restless

Govt growing restless

THE incumbents appear to have become desperate to establish partisan control over the judiciary and mass media – the two forums, which can help ensure accountability of the executive branch of the state…

August 17, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Bill awaits cabinet approval

Bill awaits cabinet approval

THE law ministry has sent a draft bill to the cabinet division seeking approval of an amendment to the constitution to restore parliament’s power to impeach Supreme Court judges in case of ‘misconduct or incapacity…

August 17, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
People in Nilphamari relocate to safer place amid a flash flood caused by overflowing of River Teesta on Saturday. — Focusbangla photo

Thousands marooned by floods

THOUSANDS of villagers have been marooned by floods in Nilphamari, Feni, Sherpur and Khagrachhari as the Brahmaputra, Meghna and the south eastern hilly rivers overflowed following last three days’ heavy rains…

August 17, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Sex workers being evicted despite numerous HC directives

Sex workers being evicted despite numerous HC directives

SEX workers are evicted and brothels demolished at frequent intervals in the country despite a High Court verdict that explicitly prohibits ‘the forcible taking away of the sex-workers and putting them into vagrant homes…

August 17, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Pakistani supporters of Canada-based preacher Tahir-ul-Qadri wave their party flags as they gather during a protest rally in Islamabad on Saturday, against the country’s Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz-led government. — AFP photo

Pak protesters vow no let-up until Sharif steps down

MORE than 20,000 anti-government protesters flooded the centre of Pakistan’s capital on Saturday, vowing to stay in the streets until prime minister Nawaz Sharif resigns…

Govt to survey consumer satisfaction with power supply

Govt to survey consumer satisfaction with power supply

THE government has launched a project to assess the level of consumer satisfaction with power supply in the country. A survey will be carried out in ten selected locations under the distribution network of Dhaka Power Distribution Company, West…

August 17, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Aug 15 killers wanted to make Bangladesh Pak province: PM

Aug 15 killers wanted to make Bangladesh Pak province: PM

THE prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Saturday said the massacre on August 15 in 1975 was carried out in a bid to make independent Bangladesh a province of Pakistan again through eliminating all the achievements of the country’s independence…

August 17, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, Politics
Tidal surge and rainfall continue to hurt Ctg city

Tidal surge and rainfall continue to hurt Ctg city

INCESSANT rainfalls for the last three days flooded major parts of the port city of Chittagong bringing the normal life and economic activities to a near standstill on Saturday…

August 17, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National

Landslides, floods toll 109, displace thousands in Nepal, India

THE death toll from landslides and flooding triggered by torrential monsoon rains in Nepal and northern India climbed to at least 109 Saturday as tides of water, mud and rocks swept away houses, officials said…

August 17, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, International, South Asia

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