Archive for August 19th, 2014

RU BCL leader held for abducting student

RU BCL leader held for abducting student

Bangladesh Chhatra League on Tuesday expelled two activists of its Rajshahi University unit and recommended expulsion of two leaders…

August 19, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Politics
Broadcasting policy to restrain freedom of speech: Fakhrul

Broadcasting policy to restrain freedom of speech: Fakhrul

The acting Bangladesh National Party secretary general, Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, on Tuesday said that the Awami League-led government framed…

August 19, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Politics
Israel to strike Gaza after rockets fired

Israel to strike Gaza after rockets fired

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday ordered the military to attack in the Gaza Strip in response to rockets fired from the enclave into Israel, a government source said, hours before a truce between the sides was set to expire.

August 19, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Dhaka to join proposed BRICS bank: Muhit

Dhaka to join proposed BRICS bank: Muhit

Dhaka has decided to join the proposed new multilateral bank, initiated by BRICS nations, finance minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith…

August 19, 2014 · 0 comments · Business, National
WAR CRIMES TRIAL: Defense seeks Qaisar’s acquittal

WAR CRIMES TRIAL: Defense seeks Qaisar’s acquittal

The defense in the war crimes case against former Jatiya Party state minister Syed Md Qaisar, 73, on Tuesday concluded its closing arguments, claiming that the prosecution utterly failed to prove any of the charges.

August 19, 2014 · 0 comments · National
WAR CRIMES TRIAL: Prosecution claims Azhar’s involvement

WAR CRIMES TRIAL: Prosecution claims Azhar’s involvement

The prosecution on Tuesday claimed that arrested Jamaat leader ATM Azharul Islam, 61, facilitated the killings of 10 innocent civilians at Dakhignaj crematory in Mahiganj area of Rangpur during the 1971 Liberation War.

August 19, 2014 · 0 comments · National
PM thanks Malaysian govt for recruiting workers

PM thanks Malaysian govt for recruiting workers

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina Tuesday thanked the Malaysian government for its decision to recruit more workers from Bangladesh.

August 19, 2014 · 0 comments · Business
Police come under “heavy gunfire” in racial unrest in Ferguson, Missouri

Police come under “heavy gunfire” in racial unrest in Ferguson, Missouri

Police came under “heavy gunfire” and 31 people were arrested, authorities said on Tuesday, in racial unrest in Ferguson, Missouri sparked by the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white policeman 10 days ago.

August 19, 2014 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
Sri Lanka adamant on barring UN war crimes investigators

Sri Lanka adamant on barring UN war crimes investigators

Sri Lanka will deny visas to United Nations’ investigators probing accusations of war crimes as it strengthens a domestic panel looking into allegations related to its 26-year war, president Mahinda Rajapaksa said on Tuesday…

August 19, 2014 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
Robbers snatch away Tk 31 lakh at busy city road, 5 injured

Robbers snatch away Tk 31 lakh at busy city road, 5 injured

Miscreants, in a film style robbery at Dilu road, snatched away Tk 31 lakh from five officials of JR Corporation, a sister distributing agency of the Akij Group, Tuesday morning…

August 19, 2014 · 0 comments · National

3 Bangladeshi workers feared dead in Malaysia

Three Bangladeshi workers are feared dead after a 38-meter long concrete span of a Mass Rapid Transit project near Kota Damansara in Malaysia collapsed on Monday night…

August 19, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Samakal journalist hacked in Barisal

Miscreants chopped a Barisal journalist early on Tuesday at the front yard of his house on Kalibari road in the district town, the Kotowali police…

August 19, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Blast in China coal mine traps 29 miners

Blast in China coal mine traps 29 miners

Chinese state media say rescuers are trying to reach 29 miners trapped in a coal mine after a gas explosion…

August 19, 2014 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International

Israel, Palestinians extend Gaza truce by 24 hours

Israel and the Palestinians agreed on Monday to extend a Gaza truce by another 24 hours, minutes before an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire was set to expire…

August 19, 2014 · 0 comments · International, Middle East

Cabinet okays constitution amendment bill

The cabinet on Monday endorsed a draft bill for a constitutional amendment to restore parliament’s power to impeach Supreme Court judges in case…

August 19, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Justice Khairul backs JS power to impeach SC judges

Justice Khairul backs JS power to impeach SC judges

The law commission’s chairman, ABM Khairul Haque, also former chief justice, on Monday defended the commission’s recommendations for restoring parliament’s power to impeach Supreme Court judges in case of ‘misconduct…

August 19, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Universities hold back reform in admission system

Universities hold back reform in admission system

The government failed to introduce the cluster admission system for public universities, for the fifth year in a row, as some reputed universities continue to oppose it on grounds of losing…

August 19, 2014 · 1 comment · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
No change in flood situation

No change in flood situation

Flood situation in the northern districts remain static with inadequate relief efforts from the government as thousands of flood victims continued…

August 19, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
AL closer to imposing one-party rule: Fakhrul

AL closer to imposing one-party rule: Fakhrul

The acting secretary general of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party, Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, on Monday said that empowering parliament to impeach Supreme Court judges was a major step towards establishing…

MPs from Khan’s party to resign in Pak poll row

MPs from Khan’s party to resign in Pak poll row

Pakistani opposition politician Imran Khan’s party announced Monday it is to resign all its parliamentary seats, in a bitter row with the government over alleged poll rigging…

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