Archive for August 26th, 2014

Police intercept Mahila Forum march

The police on Sunday intercepted Samajtantrik Mahila Forum’s march towards home ministry near National Press Club. The women organisation organised the march to mark the women repression protection day demanding steps…

August 26, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages, National
A man transports his belongings in flood water to Paubor embankment at Kazipur in Sirajganj on Monday as his homestead, like those of others, has been inundated by flood water. — New Age photo

Floods surge on

At least 360 primary and secondary schools have been closed down because of prevailing floods in the northern districts of the country. Many schools and colleges have also seen a huge drop in attendance while some of them were shifted to temporary locations…

August 26, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

40 projects approved ignoring DAP

An inter-ministerial committee, entrusted to review the Detailed Area Plan of Dhaka city, on Monday approved 40 development projects changing the DAP…

August 26, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

Indemnity extended for 4 more years

The cabinet on Monday endorsed a proposal for extending the term of the special provision for speedy supply of power and energy by another four years to protect all those involved in awarding contracts in the sector without tenders…

August 26, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

Govt wants to save itself from judiciary: Khaleda

Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia on Monday night said the incumbents want to return the power to impeach judges, to the parliament, to protect itself from the judiciary trying it for its ‘misdeeds’…

August 26, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

WB attaches conditions on economic reforms

Bangladesh and the World Bank have engaged in negotiations for budget support under a new programme of the multilateral lending agency after a similar credit programme involving the two parties ended in 2008, a top finance ministry official said…

August 26, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

JCD top leaders censured in presence of Khaleda

A number young leaders of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal on Sunday came down heavily on their senior leaders in presence of the BNP chairperson, Khaleda Zia, and blamed them for ‘hopeless’ performance in the anti-government movement…

August 26, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Parishioners wait to greet the family of James Foley after a Catholic mass at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Parish on Sunday in Rochester, New Hampshire. The family and friends of murdered US journalist James Foley attended the memorial mass, offering prayers for the safety of his fellow hostages in Syria. — AFP photo

Syria to work with world against terror

The UN Monday accused jihadists in Iraq of waging a campaign of ‘ethnic and religious cleansing’, as Syria said it was ready to work with the global community against ‘terrorism’…

August 26, 2014 · 0 comments · International, Middle East
Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi (L) scores one of his two goals against Elche during their La Liga match at the Camp Nou on Sunday. — Reuters photo

Messi double hands Barca winning start

Luis Enrique got off to a winning start as Barcelona manager as they shrugged off Javier Mascherano’s first-half red card to beat Elche 3-0 thanks to two goals from Lionel Messi on Sunday…

August 26, 2014 · 0 comments · Football, Sports

Libyan jihadist group urge Islamist unity

A Libyan jihadist group urged other Islamists to unite under its banner on Monday after parliament appointed a new army chief to tackle the unrest sweeping the North African nation…

August 26, 2014 · 0 comments · International, Other World News
United start not good enough for Van Gaal

United start not good enough for Van Gaal

Louis van Gaal has demanded an immediate improvement from Manchester United after admitting their start to the season has not been good enough…

August 26, 2014 · 0 comments · Football, Sports

Kremlin plans new Ukraine convoy

The Kremlin announced plans on Monday for a second aid convoy into Ukraine, heightening tensions on the eve of crunch talks, while fresh clashes raged along the border and around the main rebel-held city…

August 26, 2014 · 0 comments · National
BLCPS formed to ensure artistes’ copyright

BLCPS formed to ensure artistes’ copyright

Lyricists, composers and performers of the country have formed a platform called BLCPS (Bangladesh Lyricists, Composers and Performers Society) to ensure the copyright of their creations and due royalties…

August 26, 2014 · 0 comments · Entertainment, Timeout
Black cat kicks off season at Camp Nou

Black cat kicks off season at Camp Nou

Barcelona’s La Liga campaign looked set to get off to an unlucky start on Sunday evening as a black cat ran on to the pitch at the Nou Camp in the second minute of their opening league match against Elche, reports the Daily Mail…

August 26, 2014 · 0 comments · Football, Sports

Afghan election dispute into crucial phase

Afghanistan’s 10-week election crisis entered a risky new stage on Monday when officials started invalidating fraudulent votes in a process likely to bring to a head the bitter dispute between the presidential candidates…

August 26, 2014 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
Tanvir Mokammel to make docu film on Dhaleshwari River

Tanvir Mokammel to make docu film on Dhaleshwari River

Noted filmmaker Tanvir Mokammel is set to make a documentary film on the Dhaleshwari River…

August 26, 2014 · 0 comments · Entertainment, Timeout

‘Barca made errors over youth transfers’

Barcelona made errors in the transfer of under-age players but will go to CAS over the severity of the FIFA transfer ban for two consecutive windows, president Josep Maria Bartomeu said on Sunday…

August 26, 2014 · 0 comments · Football, Sports

American missing in Syria since 2012 freed

Al-Qaeda-linked militants in Syria on Sunday freed an American writer missing since 2012 following what officials said were efforts by the Gulf Arab state of Qatar to win his release…

August 26, 2014 · 0 comments · International, Middle East
Director-actor Richard Attenborough dies

Director-actor Richard Attenborough dies

British director and actor Richard Attenborough has died aged 90 after a sparkling career spanning six decades, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) said on Sunday…

August 26, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Liverpool seal Balotelli transfer swoop

Liverpool completed the transfer of AC Milan’s Italy striker Mario Balotelli on Monday.
The 24-year-old emerged as a target for Reds manager Brendan Rodgers last week and Liverpool had been…

August 26, 2014 · 0 comments · Football, Sports

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