Archive for August, 2014

Frustrating but not surprising

Frustrating but not surprising

That the families of eight victims of enforced disappearance at a press conference at the National Press Club on Saturday demanded the return of all those victims before Eid-ul-Fitr again tends to indicate that not only extrajudicial killings but also incidents of enforced disappearances at the hand of law enforcement agencies, especially the elite crime-busting unit, the Rapid Action Battalion, continue to torment ordinary people…

August 1, 2014 · 0 comments · Editorial

Tevez’s father freed after kidnapped

The father of Argentine football star Carlos Tevez was kidnapped early Tuesday before being released hours later, a lawyer for the family said.
Segundo Tevez ‘is free, he is in good condition and has reunited with his family,’ lawyer Gustavo Galasso told television channel C5N.
There was no immediate confirmation of press reports that the family paid a ransom to secure his release…

August 1, 2014 · 0 comments · Football, Sports

Race to find India landslide missing, 30 dead

Rescuers battled through heavy rains on Thursday in a desperate search for victims of a landslide in western India that buried dozens of homes, with fears the death toll could reach 150…

August 1, 2014 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
Asgar portrays spirit of freedom on canvasses

Asgar portrays spirit of freedom on canvasses

Young aspiring artist Ali Asgar Nayan is showcasing a collection of artworks that he completed during his student life at a month long art exhibition at Café M at Mohammadpur in the capital. Most of the artworks on display are done using water color and print media…

Argentina defaults as ‘vulture talks’ fail

Argentina defaults as ‘vulture talks’ fail

Argentina was in default Thursday for the second time in 13 years after the failure of last-ditch talks with US hedge funds it has branded ‘vultures.’…

August 1, 2014 · 0 comments · Business
Kalshi episode: playing out of a protracted tragedy

Kalshi episode: playing out of a protracted tragedy

What is the definition of tragedy? Is it the result of a lack of effort, or a lack of feeling? Perhaps it is a failure to respond, to realise the entire reality. Perhaps tragedy can be defined as the mathematical outcome of a slip of consciousness…

August 1, 2014 · 1 comment · Editorial, Op-Ed

HSC results on Aug 13

Results of Higher Secondary Certificate and its equivalent examinations will be published on August 13, an education ministry official said.
The education minister, Nurul Islam Nahid, will first hand over the results to the prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, at the Prime Minister’s Office at 10:00am…

August 1, 2014 · 0 comments · National

BNP-Jamaat wouldn’t be successful against democratic government, says Menon

The minister for civil aviation and tourism, Rashed Khan Menon, on Thursday said the BNP-Jamaat alliance would not be successful in carrying any movement against the present democratic government…

August 1, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Boat capsize in Padma

It is disheartening that a boat, with about 20 people on board, sank in the River Padma on its way from Bairagir Char at Daulatpur in Kushtia to a sandbar that surfaced in the middle of the river on Eid day..

August 1, 2014 · 0 comments · Letters

NEWSLINE

India’s foreign minister told her visiting counterpart John Kerry on Thursday that US surveillance of an ally was ‘unacceptable’ following allegations that Washington’s National Security Agency targeted the ruling party…

August 1, 2014 · 0 comments · International, Other World News
So much for Lankan govt’s commitment to national unity

So much for Lankan govt’s commitment to national unity

THE disruption of two media training programmes for Tamil journalists from the former war zones of the north in quick order makes it appear that they have become a target for suppression…

August 1, 2014 · 0 comments · Editorial, Op-Ed

United issue CL warning

Manchester United’s owners on Thursday warned investors the club may struggle to keep their best players if they miss out on Champions League qualification for a second consecutive season…

August 1, 2014 · 0 comments · Football, Sports
Samsung posts 19.6pc fall in Q2 net profit

Samsung posts 19.6pc fall in Q2 net profit

Samsung said Thursday net profit plunged almost 20 per cent in the second quarter as competition from cheap Chinese phones and the strong won saw sales slump in its key mobile business.
The South Korean electronics giant said net profit came in at 6.25 trillion won ($6.1 billion), down 19.6 per cent in the first on-year decline for nearly three years…

August 1, 2014 · 0 comments · Business

AROUND THE TOWN

Exhibition
Through the eyes of artist Ali Asgar
By Ali Asgar Nayan
Time :12pm to 8:00pm…

August 1, 2014 · 0 comments · Timeout

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