Archive for August, 2014

RAB nabs one with Yaba in Faridpur

Members of Rapid Action Battalion arrested an alleged drug peddler along with 1,010 pieces of Yaba tablet and other goods from a house at Shibpur in Boalmari of Faridpur on Friday night…

August 31, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages, National

BFF casts a blind eye on Sylhet friendly

The huge crowd gathering in Sylhet to watch Bangladesh Under-23 team’s friendly against Nepal may have provided football organisers an eye opener on Friday, but ironically the top officials of the Bangladesh Football Federation missed the scene…

August 31, 2014 · 0 comments · Football, Sports

Climate change to slash country’s rice production

Rice production in Bangladesh would mark a fall by 1.6 per cent in 2050 and 5.05 per cent in 2100 due to climate change, according to a recent report of the Asian Development Bank…

August 31, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages, National
NBR officials asked to expedite move to impose fees on foreign TV channels

NBR officials asked to expedite move to impose fees on foreign TV channels

The National Board of Revenue has asked its officials to speed up the process of imposition of fees on foreign satellite channels as charge for entering Bangladesh…

August 31, 2014 · 0 comments · Business
MSC clinch women’s cricket title

MSC clinch women’s cricket title

Mohammedan Sporting Club clinched the title of the Metropolitan Women’s Cricket League for the fourth time in a row when they edged arch-rivals Abahani Ltd by 77 runs at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Saturday…

August 31, 2014 · 0 comments · Cricket, Sports

Journalist attacked in Khulna

Shudhangshu Kumar Mallik, Khulna bureau chief of Baishakhi TV and Dainik Sakaler Khabar, survived an armed attack on his life by a miscreant near the Khulna deputy commissioner’s office on KD Ghosh road on Saturday…

August 31, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages, National
Microsoft will not hand over overseas email, despite order

Microsoft will not hand over overseas email, despite order

A judge on Friday lifted a suspension on her order directing Microsoft Corp to turn over a customer’s emails stored overseas to US prosecutors, but the software company said it would not release any email while it appeals the ruling…

August 31, 2014 · 0 comments · Business
Maria Sharapova (RUS) hits to Sabine Lisicki (GER) on day five of the 2014 US Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Centre. — USA TODAY Sports photo

Surprises galore at US Open

The U.S. Open women’s draw was blown wide open by a series of upsets on Friday but it was business as usual on the men’s side with Roger Federer leading a parade of seeds into the third round at the year’s final grand slam…

August 31, 2014 · 0 comments · Athletics, Other Games, Sports

Detectives arrest two

Law enforcers on Saturday confirmed that they arrested two people in connection with the Maghbazar triple murder, from the area. Detectives said that both of the arrested were cohorts of Shah Alam, alias Kala Babu, the prime accused in the murder case…

August 31, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages, National
BTRC to revise VSP rules

BTRC to revise VSP rules

The telecom regulator is revising the rules and market condition of the VoIP Service Providers (VSPs) as around half of them are out of business, said officials…

August 31, 2014 · 0 comments · Business

Lack of co-ordination hinders implementation of experts’ opinion: Manju

The minister for environment and forest, Anwar Hossain Manju, on Saturday said that experts’ opinion about urbanisation and environmental development could not be implemented due to lack of co-ordination among government authorities concerned…

August 31, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages, National
Dhaka stocks rebound with increased turnover

Dhaka stocks rebound with increased turnover

Dhaka stocks rebounded last week after a decline in the previous week with an increased turnover as investors were expecting that the share prices might increase further…

August 31, 2014 · 0 comments · Business

Runners-up Jamal eye super league

Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club are perhaps the worst-affected side in the just-concluded inter-club players’ transfer, yet the runners-up team in the last season formed a squad that is capable of giving a fight against any opponents…

August 31, 2014 · 0 comments · Cricket, Sports
Protesters take part in a rally in support of Ukraine and against the Russian president in Tbilisi on Friday. — AFP photo

EU to hit fresh sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

The European Union readied a fresh wave of sanctions against Russia on Saturday, with warnings that the escalating conflict in Ukraine was putting all of Europe at risk…

August 31, 2014 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
India economic growth to speed up: minister

India economic growth to speed up: minister

A day after the best economic growth figures in more than two years greeted prime minister Narendra Modi’s first three months in office, the finance minister on Saturday predicted faster growth to come…

August 31, 2014 · 0 comments · Business

Bangladesh 60-3 v St Kitts

Bangladesh made a stumbling start after winning the toss on the opening day of the three-day warm-up match against St Kitts & Nevis at the Warner Park in Basseterre on Saturday…

August 31, 2014 · 0 comments · Cricket, Sports

Shibir leader shot by police in Satkhira

A local leader of Islami Chhatra Shibir and an alleged bandit was wounded as police fired at them, in separate incidents in Satkhira, Saturday early morning…

August 31, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages, National

US urges global ‘coalition’ to fight IS

The US secretary of state, John Kerry, has called for a global coalition to combat the Islamic State jihadist group and their ‘genocidal agenda’. His remarks came as Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah warned that the West…

August 31, 2014 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International

Journalist Mukul’s death anniv observed

The 16th anniversary of the death of journalist RM Saiful Alam Mukul was observed in Jessore on Saturday.
Jessore Press Club, Journalists Union of Jessore, Mukul’s family, Jessore Journalists Union…

August 31, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages, National

IMF board expresses confidence in Lagarde

The board of the International Monetary Fund reiterated its support for managing director Christine Lagarde Friday, after a French court placed her under formal investigation in a graft scandal…

August 31, 2014 · 0 comments · Business

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