Archive for August 24th, 2014

Collapse of local exports feared

Collapse of local exports feared

Local exporters fear transshipment of goods by India to its northeastern states using river and land ports in Bangladesh would have adverse impact on Bangladesh exports to Tripura through Akhaura.

August 24, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page

Fake version of delayed textbooks flooding book stores

The National Curriculum and Textbook Board’s delay in releasing three important Higher Secondary Certificate textbooks has led to book markets around country being flush with counterfeit and unauthorised versions of the books.

August 24, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page
No bloodletting again: PM

No bloodletting again: PM

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Saturday warned the people to be vigilant so that the BNP-Jamaat could not unleash ‘deadly violence’ again as they did before the January 5 elections in the name of ‘so-called movement’.

August 24, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, Politics
Israel continues to pound Gaza

Israel continues to pound Gaza

Israel kept up the pressure on Hamas in Gaza on Saturday, carrying out multiple air strikes that killed six Palestinians, five of them from the same family, as Egypt prepared to convene new truce talks.

Mobs kill five around country

Mobs kill five around country

Five people, including a union parishad member, was lynched, in separate incidents in three districts on Saturday.

August 24, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page
Fakhrul calls govt ‘demonic’

Fakhrul calls govt ‘demonic’

Bangladesh Nationalist Party acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Saturday branded the Awami League government demonic, alleging that it was curbing the citizens’ right to speak, write and protest.

August 24, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, Politics
Rivers in central part swelling

Rivers in central part swelling

Major rivers continued to swell in their downstream on Saturday posing a threat of inundation of new areas in the central part of the country though floods in northern districts remained unchanged with thousands of flood victims still marooned and out of relief.

August 24, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page
Seek public opinion on 16th amendment to constitution: TIB

Seek public opinion on 16th amendment to constitution: TIB

The Transparency International Bangladesh has urged the government to seek public opinion on its move to amend the constitution to restore parliament’s authority to impeach the Supreme Court judges for misconduct or incompetence.

August 24, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Ivy’s death anniv today

Ivy’s death anniv today

The 10th death anniversary of Ivy Rahman, then women affairs secretary of Awami League, a victim of the August 21 grenade blasts, will be observed today.

August 24, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Dhaka-Ctg 4-lane project set to miss Dec deadline

Dhaka-Ctg 4-lane project set to miss Dec deadline

Completion of four-lane Dhaka-Chittagong Highway is set to miss the third deadline in December.

August 24, 2014 · 0 comments · National
JU BCL files case over factional clash

JU BCL files case over factional clash

Jahangirnagar University unit Bangladesh Chhatra League of Friday night filed a case against 16 of its activists who were expelled by the university authorities over factional clash at Mowlana Bhashani Hall.

August 24, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Three robbers held in Pabna

Three robbers held in Pabna

Rapid Action Battalion arrested three armed robbers at village Hudairpara under Sujanagar in Pabna early Saturday and seized three sharp weapons from their possession.

August 24, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Poison worth Tk 100cr seized

Poison worth Tk 100cr seized

Border Guard Bangladesh personnel in a raid seized poison of cobra worth Tk 100 crore and arrested a youth challenging a private car at Amrakhali under Sharsha in Jessore early Saturday.

August 24, 2014 · 0 comments · National
AL unveils album of BNP-Jamaat violence

AL unveils album of BNP-Jamaat violence

A sombre atmosphere pervaded the Osmany Smrity Auditorium on Saturday morning when family members of the victims and survivors of the deadly violence which broke out before the January 5 general elections and over the trial of war criminals gave accounts of how their dear ones were killed and how they were now living their life.

August 24, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Thundershowers or rainlikely

Thundershowers or rainlikely

Light to moderate rain or thundershowers accompanied by temporary gusty wind is likely to occur at most places over Rajshahi, Rangpur, Dhaka, Khulna, Barisal, Chittagong and Sylhet divisions till 6:00pm today.

August 24, 2014 · 0 comments · National
BIWTA responsible for Pinak-6 tragedy: civic forums

BIWTA responsible for Pinak-6 tragedy: civic forums

The river transport authorities must bear the blame for the Pinak-6ferry launch capsize that killed dozens of people and left many missing early this month, said civic forum leaders at a discussion on Saturday.

August 24, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Bangladesh-India business conclave begins today

Bangladesh-India business conclave begins today

Policymakers, economists and businessmen from Bangladesh and India are meeting in Dhaka today to discuss the ways of strengthening further the connectivity and business ties between the two neighbouring countries.

August 24, 2014 · 0 comments · National
BTRC drive on telcos’ service quality limps

BTRC drive on telcos’ service quality limps

The country’s telecom regulator is yet to start drive outside Dhaka for collecting mobile phone operators’ service quality information after nine months of issuing directive in this regard, said BTRC officials.

August 24, 2014 · 0 comments · Business
Two shot at, 3 stabbed by muggers in city

Two shot at, 3 stabbed by muggers in city

Two people were shot at and three others stabbed before being mugged in separate incidents in the capital on Saturday.

August 24, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Nazrul’s wife Selina elected NCC councillor

Nazrul’s wife Selina elected NCC councillor

The slain councillor Nazrul Islam’s wife, Selina Islam Beauty, was elected councillor of Narayanganj City Corporation for ward-2 in the by-election at the ward on Saturday.

August 24, 2014 · 0 comments · National

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