Archive for August 20th, 2014

Police detain Garment Sramik Oikya Forum president Mushrefa Mishu from the city’s Badda link road Wednesday. - New Age photo

Mishu released

The police detained Garment Sramik Oikya Forum president Mushrefa Mishu from the city’s Badda link road Wednesday afternoon on the eve of staging a rally protesting the shutdown of the factories of Tuba Group for an indefinite period.

August 20, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Pakistan government, protesters begin talks

Pakistan government, protesters begin talks

Pakistani ministers and opposition politicians met anti-government protesters on Wednesday in a bid to end a week-long political crisis that has rattled the restive nuclear-armed nation…

August 20, 2014 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
Jackie Chan expresses shame over son’s drug arrest

Jackie Chan expresses shame over son’s drug arrest

Jackie Chan apologised to the public Wednesday over his son’s detention on drug charges in Beijing, saying he’s ashamed and saddened.

August 20, 2014 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International
Inqilab news editor put on 5-day remand

Inqilab news editor put on 5-day remand

A Dhaka court on Wednesday placed Rabiulla Robi, the news editor of daily Inqilab, on a 5-day remand in a case filed under Information and Communication Technology Act…

August 20, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Govt not blessed by India: Muhith

The finance minister, Abul Maal Abdul Muhith, on Wednesday said that the present government did not come to power with the blessings of any foreign countries, especially that of India…

August 20, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Next election before 2019: Fakhrul

Acting secretary general of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said on Wednesday that his party believes that the next election will be held before 2019.

August 20, 2014 · 0 comments · Politics

Protesters reach parliament in bid to force Pak PM to resign

Pakistan protesters reached the Islamabad parliament building in the early hours of Wednesday morning in their bid to force the prime minister to resign…

August 20, 2014 · 0 comments · South Asia

Mawa-Kawrakandi water traffic resumes after 11 hours

Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation reopens water traffic to the Mawa-Kawrakandi route after 11 hours this morning after being shut due to risky navigation…

August 20, 2014 · 0 comments · National

WAR CRIMES TRIAL: Qaisar verdict any day

The International Crimes Tribunal-2 on Wednesday announced that it would deliver the verdict in the war crimes case against former Jatiya Party state minister Syed Md Qaisar, later. ‘We heard both the sides. We are keeping the case CAV,’ announced the presiding judge, Justice Obaidul Hasan. CAV, the abbreviation for Latin legal term ‘curia advisari vult,’ means reserving the verdict […]

August 20, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Top BNP-affiliated leaders Sohel, Alal indicted

A Dhaka court on Wednesday indicted 50 leaders and activists of BNP and its affiliated organisations in a violence case filed with the Paltan police in 2012.

August 20, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Landslides kill 27 in Hiroshima

At least 27 people, including several children, were killed in Japan on Wednesday, when landslides triggered by torrential rain slammed into the outskirts of the western city of Hiroshima, and the toll was likely to rise, police said.

August 20, 2014 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International

Milky murder: AL leader Tipu sent to jail

A Dhaka court on Wednesday rejected bail petition of Zahidul Islam Tipu, general secretary of Awami League’s Motijheel unit, whose name was recorded in the first information report of Riazul Haque Khan Milky murder case.

August 20, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Fire injured 5 of a family in Gandaria

Five members of a family received several degrees of burn injuries while a fire caught up in a house at Gandaria in the capital on Wednesday morning.

August 20, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Islamic State video purports to show beheading of US journalist

Islamic State insurgents posted a video on Tuesday purportedly showing the beheading of US journalist James Foley and images of another US journalist whose life they said depended on how the United States acts in Iraq.

August 20, 2014 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
QRPPs take priority in gas supply

QRPPs take priority in gas supply

The government is supplying gas to the expensive quick rental power plants leaving idle a huge generation capacity of the low-cost plants in the public sector…

August 20, 2014 · 1 comment · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Govt scraps authority of public banks’ boards in appointing, rehiring CEOs

Govt scraps authority of public banks’ boards in appointing, rehiring CEOs

The finance ministry has taken back the authority from the boards of state-owned banks in appointing managing directors, scrapping the power of the boards…

August 20, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Bangladesh Nationalist Party-led alliance holds a rally at Suhrawardi Udyan in the capital on Tuesday in protest at the national broadcasting policy 2014, which they said would gag the media. — New Age photo

Movement must for early polls, say BNP, allies

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party-led opposition alliance on Tuesday said that there was no alternative to movement to force the incumbents into holding a fair and inclusive election to restore the people’s fundamental rights…

Sufferings of thousands of flood affected villagers increase

Sufferings of thousands of flood affected villagers increase

Sufferings of thousands of villagers marooned by floods in northern districts increased as the authorities could provide them no relief…

August 20, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
English medium schools charge fees at whim

English medium schools charge fees at whim

English medium schools are doing brisk business by charging exorbitant admission and tuition fees in the absence of any guidelines and monitoring despite the High Court directives to the government…

August 20, 2014 · 0 comments · Back Page, National, TOP STORIES
Convict free on bail by submitting doctored lower court verdict

Convict free on bail by submitting doctored lower court verdict

An arm case convict was freed after he had obtained an interim bail from the High Court by submitting doctored lower verdict. Convict Bishy Ratan, alias Ratan Molla, was sentenced to 14 years in August 2005 in an arm case…

August 20, 2014 · 0 comments · Back Page, National, TOP STORIES

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