Archive for August 21st, 2014

Shahabuddin Ahmed

Artist Shahabuddin awarded French title

Shahabuddin Ahmed, a renowned artist of Bangladesh living in Paris, has been awarded the French title ‘Chevalier de I’Ordre des Arts at des Lettres’ (Knight in the Order of the Arts and Literature)…

August 21, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Banned Pak cricketer Aamir finds life in film

Pakistani fast bowler Mohammad Aamer is set to make his big-screen debut, he told AFP Thursday, as he struggles to make ends meet while serving a ban for spot-fixing.

August 21, 2014 · 0 comments · Cricket, Sports
Zia, Khaleda, Tarique all involved in killings: PM

Zia, Khaleda, Tarique all involved in killings: PM

Terming the Zia family a ‘killer family’, prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday accused erstwhile prime minister Khaleda Zia, her son Tarique Rahman, her cabinet members and BNP-Jamaat alliance of their direct involvement in the August 21 grenade attack in 2004. ‘While Zia (Ziaur Rahman) was involved in the August 15, 1975 assassination, the then prime minister and BNP chairperson, […]

August 21, 2014 · 0 comments · Politics
Writs against broadcasting policy, judges’ impeachment premature, says HC

Writs against broadcasting policy, judges’ impeachment premature, says HC

The High Court on Thursday described two writ petitions filed challenging the legality of newly framed national broadcasting policy and the bill seeking to restore parliament’s power to impeach Supreme Court judges as premature…

August 21, 2014 · 0 comments · National
22 killed as bus falls into gorge in India

22 killed as bus falls into gorge in India

A crowded minibus veered off a mountain road and fell into a gorge Thursday, killing at least 22 people in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh…

August 21, 2014 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
Imran Khan backs out of talks

Imran Khan backs out of talks

Pakistan’s famous cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan says he has suspended talks with the government after it appointed a new police chief in the capital Islamabad for an expected crackdown on anti-government…

August 21, 2014 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
Music director Emon lands in jail

Music director Emon lands in jail

A Dhaka court on Thursday sent music director Shawkat Ali Emon to jail a case filed under the Information and Communication Technology Act on charge of releasing nude pictures and video footages…

August 21, 2014 · 0 comments · Entertainment, National
ACC files cases against two former AL ministers

ACC files cases against two former AL ministers

The Anti-Corruption Commission on Thursday filed three cases against two ministers and a lawmaker during the previous tenure of the Awami League government over amassing…

August 21, 2014 · 0 comments · National
31.73pc pass teachers’ registration exam

31.73pc pass teachers’ registration exam

The result of the 10th Non-government Teachers’ Registration Examination, a pre-qualifying exam to appoint teachers in non-government schools, colleges, madrassahs, and technical institutes…

August 21, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Goldman Sachs interested to raise funds for Bangladesh

Goldman Sachs interested to raise funds for Bangladesh

The finance minister, AMA Muhith, on Thursday said that Goldman Sachs offered a deal on raising funds for Bangladesh from international bond market…

August 21, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Send workers elsewhere, except Malaysia, minister tells BAIRA

Send workers elsewhere, except Malaysia, minister tells BAIRA

The Expatriates’ welfare and overseas employment minister, Khandker Mosharraf Hossain, on Thursday denied the private manpower recruiting agencies’ allegation that the government is doing business by exporting workers…

August 21, 2014 · 0 comments · National
40,000 marooned in Lalmonirhat as Teesta swells

40,000 marooned in Lalmonirhat as Teesta swells

The flood situation along the Teesta river basin, where 40 villages are located in Lalmonirhat, deteriorated on Thursday, said the rescue officials and local inhabitants.

August 21, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Israeli air strikes pound Gaza; 6 dead in Rafah

Israeli air strikes pound Gaza; 6 dead in Rafah

At least six people were killed when an overnight Israeli airstrike hit a densely populated neighborhood in the Gaza Strip said Palestinian police.

August 21, 2014 · 0 comments · International, Middle East
BGB-BSF talk begins in Delhi

BGB-BSF talk begins in Delhi

A top-level talk between the Border Guard Bangladesh and the Indian Border Security Force began in New Delhi in India on Thursday amid continued violence and killing of unarmed Bangladeshi nationals in the frontiers.

August 21, 2014 · 0 comments · National
A woman wails at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on Thursday after receiving the body of her relative, killed in an accident in Malaysia earlier this week. – New Age photo

Bodies of 3 workers come back, handed over to relatives

The bodies of three Bangladeshi workers came home Thursday and were handed over to the respective relatives. The deputy secretary of the Ministry of Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment of Bangladesh, Bodiur Rahman, earlier received the bodies at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport.

August 21, 2014 · 0 comments · National
3-km tailback at Mawa as pontoon 3 goes underwater

3-km tailback at Mawa as pontoon 3 goes underwater

More than 300 vehicles, especially buses and trucks, are waiting at Mawa to get ferried across the Padma river as the authority is working on to resume operation of a third pontoon shut due to inundation.

August 21, 2014 · 0 comments · National
10 injured as BCL groups clash at JU

10 injured as BCL groups clash at JU

At least 10 students sustained injuries in a clash between rival groups of the Bangladesh Chhatra League at Jahangirnagar University campus on establishing supremacy over Maolana Bhasani Hall, early on Thursday.

August 21, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Politics
More airstrikes in Iraq: US official

More airstrikes in Iraq: US official

US forces attempted to rescue journalist James Foley and other American hostages during a secret mission into Syria and exchanged gunfire with Islamic State militants only to discover the captives were not there, officials said on Wednesday.

August 21, 2014 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
Bangladesh batsman Anamul Haque (R) stretches to make his ground  during their first ODI match at the Grenada National Cricket Stadium on Wednesday. — AFP photo

Tigers give it away, again

Bangladesh let another victory slip from their grasp as they lost to West Indies by three wickets in the first one-day international of three-match series in Grenada on Wednesday.

August 21, 2014 · 0 comments · Cricket, Sports
Govt revives Bangabandhu Int’l Airport Project

Govt revives Bangabandhu Int’l Airport Project

The government has revived a project to build a new international airport which was stalled as the site, then selected, a vast wetland in Munshiganj, drew violent protests in January 2011,
The government had taken the plan to build Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib International Airport at Arial Beel in Munshiganj without any feasibility study…

August 21, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

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