Archive for August 18th, 2014

National Committee to march to Sundarban on Sept 5

National Committee to march to Sundarban on Sept 5

The National Committee to Protect Oil, Gas, Mineral Resources, Power and Ports will hold a two-day Dhaka-Rampal cultural march on September 5, demanding the cancellation of Rampal Thermal Power Plant at Rampal…

August 18, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Language veteran Abdul Matin hospitalised

Language veteran Abdul Matin hospitalised

Language veteran Abul Matin is critically ill and has been admitted to City Hospital at Lalmatia in the capital. Abdul Matin, 88, was suffering from old age complications and on Monday faced a stroke…

August 18, 2014 · 0 comments · National
BNP gets permission for Tuesday’s rally

BNP gets permission for Tuesday’s rally

Bangladesh Nationalist Party–led opposition alliance will hold procession and rally across the country on Tuesday in protest against ‘anti-people’ National Broadcasting Policy- 2014…

August 18, 2014 · 0 comments · Politics
Seven-day extension for Pinak probe report

Seven-day extension for Pinak probe report

The probe committee formed by the government to investigate the incident of ML Pinak-6 capsize was given a seven-day extension for submitting its report, said an official on Monday…

August 18, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Julian Assange ‘to leave’ Ecuador embassy

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange says he will leave London’s Ecuadorean embassy ‘soon’ after two years’ refuge.

August 18, 2014 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
Saudi prince’s car, huge cash stolen in France

Saudi prince’s car, huge cash stolen in France

Paris police say that armed robbers ambushed and stole a car belonging to a Saudi prince at a highway interchange on the northern edge of the French capital…

August 18, 2014 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
Cabinet endorses SC judge impeachment bill

Cabinet endorses SC judge impeachment bill

The cabinet on Monday approved a draft bill to restore the parliament’s power to impeach Supreme Court judges in case of ‘misconduct or incapacity.’

August 18, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Robber suspect killed in Bagerhat ‘gunfight’

Robber suspect killed in Bagerhat ‘gunfight’

A robber suspect was killed in a ‘gunfight’ with the Rapid Action Battalion personnel at Harbaria in the Sundarbans of Khulna early on Monday, reports the United News of Bangladesh.

August 18, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Missouri sends National Guard to protesting suburb

Missouri sends National Guard to protesting suburb

Missouri’s governor on Monday ordered the National Guard to a St Louis suburb convulsed by protests over the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen, after a night in which police used teargas to clear protesters off the streets well ahead of a curfew…

August 18, 2014 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
Judiciary to lose independence: BNP

Judiciary to lose independence: BNP

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Monday vehemently criticised the cabinet’s endorsement of the House’s power to impeach the Supreme Court judges and said the government did so only to establish one-party rule in the country.

August 18, 2014 · 0 comments · Politics
4 burnt in a drug store explosion in Narayanganj

4 burnt in a drug store explosion in Narayanganj

Al least four people, including a child, received various degrees of burn injuries when an explosion in a drug store spread fire to a neighbouring home at Fatulla of Narayanganj on Monday morning, the police said…

August 18, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Pinak-6 owner, his son on 4-day remand

Pinak-6 owner, his son on 4-day remand

Hearing on a police plea to take Abu Bakar Siddique Kalu, the owner of the ill-fated passenger ferry, Pinak-6, and his son Omar Faruqe into remand will be held today.

August 18, 2014 · 0 comments · National
A partial view of Hazrat Shah Ali’s shrine at Mirpur in Dhaka. — Sony Ramany

Shrine custodians make fabulous fortune

Custodians or managers of shrines dotting the cities, towns and rural areas of Bangladesh gobble up the lion’s share of the donations offered by devotees to support the needy and for religious purposes in the absence of a system to ensure transparency…

August 18, 2014 · 1 comment · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Lawmaker takes control ignoring HC order

Lawmaker takes control ignoring HC order

Ruling party lawmaker Md Aslamul Haque and his associates have allegedly grabbed Hazrat Shah Ali shrine at Mirpur in the city ignoring the orders of court and the waqf…

August 18, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Caretakers gobble up entire donations

Caretakers gobble up entire donations

Caretakers or ‘khadems’ of Hazrat Khanjahan Ali shrine did never declare the annual revenue coming from the donations of the devotees. Not only that they tried to gobble up 79.82 acres of lands of the shrine’s waqf…

August 18, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Floods turn worse in the north

Floods turn worse in the north

New areas in the northern districts of Lalmonirhat, Kurigram, Rangpur and Bogra and the coastal Bhola district were flooded on Sunday due to onrush of waters from the upstream and heavy rainfall…

August 18, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Riots flare in US town

Riots flare in US town

One person was shot and seven people were arrested as the police battled to impose a curfew in the riot-hit US town of Ferguson on Sunday, one week after the racially-charged shooting of an unarmed…

ACC to probe BWDB DG’s wealth

ACC to probe BWDB DG’s wealth

The Anti-Corruption Commission has started probing the wealth of the Water Development Board director general Saidur Rahman who came under scanner for acquiring forged freedom fighter certificate to avail an extension…

August 18, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National
Ershad, Raushan clash over appointment of dy leader of oppn

Ershad, Raushan clash over appointment of dy leader of oppn

Chairman of the Jatiya Party HM Ershad and leader of the opposition in parliament Raushan Ershad are reportedly at loggerheads once again, this time over the appointment of deputy leader of opposition…

August 18, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, Politics
IS jihadists kill 700 tribal members in Syria

IS jihadists kill 700 tribal members in Syria

Jihadists have killed over 700 tribal members in eastern Syria, monitors said Saturday, and are battling to seize a northern rebel bastion, sparking an appeal for an Iraq-style Western…

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