Archive for August 25th, 2014

Service at NID Wing agonisingly slow

Hundreds of people who visit the National Identity Registration Wing at Agargaon everyday for services, including correction of information in their national ID cards or replacement of lost ones, suffer a lot as the service of the NID Wing has not been decentralised…

August 25, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

Govt’s rehabilitation programme treats them as ‘socially handicapped’

The government forcibly interned teenage sex workers in its six rehabilitation centres in as many districts treating them as ‘Samajik Pratibandhi’ or socially handicapped…

August 25, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
People at Mawa of Munshiganj relocate their homes to safer places in the face of severe erosion of the river Padma 
on Sunday. – Sony Ramany

No sign of flood waters receding

There was no sign of flood waters receding in northern districts keeping thousands marooned on Sunday.
Caused by water from India in the upstream and rains people in Kurigram, Lalmonirhat, Rangpur, Jamalpur, Bogra and Sirajganj district…

August 25, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
A Palestinian woman holds the body of a one-and-a-half year old girl after her body was brought to the family house from the morgue before the funeral procession in Gaza City on Sunday. — AFP photo

Gaza strikes to continue: Israel

The prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, said Sunday that Israel’s Gaza offensive would continue as long as necessary, a day after an Egyptian call for a ceasefire and new truce talks…

BCL, Shibir men trade fire at CU

The ruling Awami League-backed student organisation Bangladesh Chhattra League and the Jamaat-e-Islami’s student wing Islami Chhatra Shibir on Sunday exchanged gunfire at Chittagong University over a football match at Suhrawardy Hall ground…

August 25, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

Thousands protest in NY city

Several thousand people demonstrated on New York’s Staten Island Saturday to protest the death of a black man placed in a chokehold by the police…

August 25, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National

ACC sues ex-mayor Sadeque, 7 others

The Anti-Corruption Commission on Sunday filed a case against former Dhaka mayor Sadeque Hossain Khoka and seven others for their alleged irregularities in allocation of shops at a municipality market…

August 25, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Dhaka University students and teachers rally at Aparajeya Bangla on Sunday marking the university’s Black Day recalling the military atrocities on them in August 2007. — New Age photo

Trial of interim regime leaders demanded

The Dhaka University teachers and students on Sunday observed ‘Black Day’, demanding trial of the culprits who had attacked them during the August 20-23, 2007 protests…

August 25, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages, National

JU suspends lecturer, sacks professor

The Jahangirnagar University authorities suspended a lecturer for allegedly harassing female students and sacked a professor for locking up students and teachers inside the department…

August 25, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National

D-8 WGCA meeting gets underway in city

Aviation experts and officials from eight countries meeting in Dhaka on Sunday discussed how to improve the security and safety by ensuring a ‘harmonised’ aviation standard…

August 25, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages, National

Indian company gets 225MW power project

The state-owned Bangladesh Power Development Board on Sunday signed a contract with Indian company Larsen & Toubro Limited for construction of a 225 MW combined cycle power plant at Sikhalbaha in Chittagong…

August 25, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages, National

Schoolgirl found dead, 1 arrested in Tangail

The body of a schoolgirl was recovered from the River Bangshai in Gilabari area of Sakhipur upazila in Tangail Sunday morning, two days after she had gone missing…

August 25, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages, National

One arrested with heroin in Benapole

The Border Guard Bangladesh arrested a man and seized 250 grams of heroin from him at Kagojpukur under Benapole port police station Saturday night. The arrested was Alauddin of Sadipur area. 26-BGB commanding officer Jahangir…

August 25, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages, National

2 lakh Yaba tablets seized in Ctg

Members of the Bangladesh Coast Guard recovered 2 lakh pieces of Yaba tablets in KAFCO area in the estuary of the River Karnaphuli early Sunday. Coast Guard Lieutenant Commander Ashik Mahmud said being tipped…

August 25, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages, National

10 injured in JnU journalists’ factional clash

At least 10 campus reporters were injured as two factions of Jagannath University Journalists’ Association clashed at Jagannath University on Sunday afternoon…

August 25, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages, National

Passport office in all districts in one month

The government will complete setting up machine readable passport offices in all the 64 districts in one month, home ministry officials informed a meeting of the parliamentary committee on public assurance on Sunday…

August 25, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages, National

Thundershowers or rain likely

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

August 25, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages, National
Eight civic forums hold a roundtable discussion on ‘National Broadcasting Policy 2014: Concerns and what is to be done’ at CIRDAP auditorium in Dhaka on Sunday. — New Age photo

Broadcasting policy reflects a colonial mindset: roundtable

Academics, right activists and media professionals on Sunday voiced a number of concerns over some of the provisions in the recently adopted National Broadcasting Policy and asked the government to set up an independent broadcasting commission…

August 25, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages, National
(From left) ICC, India president Roopen Roy, Meghalaya chief minister Mukul Sangma, Indian state minister for external affairs and for development of north eastern region VK Singh, prime minister’s economic adviser Mashiur Rahman, IBCCI founder president Abdul Matlub Ahmed, Tripura commerce and industry minister Tapan Chakraborty, Indian high commissioner to Bangladesh Pankaj Saran and FBCCI president Kazi Akram Uddin Ahmed are seen at the Bangladesh-India business conclave in Dhaka on Sunday. — New Age photo

Businesses want India non-tariff barriers to go for trade gap cuts

Business leaders and experts on Sunday demanded that India should remove non-tariff and para-tariff barriers to help Bangladesh in increasing exports to the country to reduce the trade gap between the two neighbours…

August 25, 2014 · 0 comments · Business
Policy support to boost tourism industry on the cards

Policy support to boost tourism industry on the cards

The government is expected to announce a raft of policy measures soon to boost the local tourism industry keeping provisions of fiscal stimulus and exclusive zones to attract holiday-makers…

August 25, 2014 · 0 comments · Business

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