Archive for September, 2014

Incest a ‘fundamental right’, German committee says

Laws banning incest between brothers and sisters in Germany could be scrapped after a government ethics committee said they were an unacceptable intrusion into the right to sexual self-determination…

September 30, 2014 · 0 comments · International, Other World News

55-km tailback on Dhaka-Ctg highway

A 55-kilometre long unusual tailback was created on Dhaka-Chittagong highway following a road accident at Daulatpur in Daudkandi of Comilla on Tuesday…

September 30, 2014 · 0 comments · National

CID men persuaded to give confessional statement, George Mia testifies

George Miah, who had reportedly been implicated falsely in the August 21, 2004 grenade attack cases, on Tuesday testified against former Criminal Investigation Department of police officials before the Dhaka Speedy Trial Tribunal.

September 30, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Mashrafee named Bangladesh ODI captain

Mashrafee named Bangladesh ODI captain

Bangladesh Cricket Board on Tuesday relived wicket-keeper batsman Mushfiqur Rahim of one-day international captaincy and replaced him with paceman Mashrafee bin Murtaza.

September 30, 2014 · 0 comments · Cricket, Sports

Teacher locks up schoolboy in kennel for talking in class

Authorities in the southern Indian state of Kerala are investigating reports that a five-year-old boy was locked in a dog kennel by his teacher for talking to another child in class, BBC reports.

September 30, 2014 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
Myanmar confirms controversial Rohingya plan at UN

Myanmar confirms controversial Rohingya plan at UN

Myanmar has confirmed to the United Nations it is finalising a plan that will offer minority Rohingya Muslims citizenship if they change their ethnicity to suggest Bangladeshi origin, a move rights groups say could force thousands into detention camps.

September 30, 2014 · 0 comments · International, South Asia

Tamil film industry fasts for Jayalalitha

The film industry in India’s Tamil Nadu state is on a day-long fast to protest against the jailing of former chief minister Jayaram Jayalalitha.

September 30, 2014 · 0 comments · Entertainment, Theatre/Films

Action against Latif Siddique after PM returns home

The minister for road transport and bridges, Obaidul Quader, said on Tuesday that the prime minister Sheikh Hasina after returning home would take action against post and telecommunications minister Abul Latif Siddique for his remarks about Hajj rituals and Sajib Wazed Joy.

September 30, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Fix raw hides price by Oct 3, Tofail asks tanners

Amid opposition from the tanners, the minister for commerce, Tofail Ahmed, on Tuesday directed them to fix the price of raw hides of sacrificial animals by Friday.

September 30, 2014 · 0 comments · Business

Noor Hossain jailed for one year for possessing wildlife

Noor Hossain, the prime accused in the multiple murders in Narayanganj, was found guilty of illegally possessing some wildlife at his residence and sentenced to one year imprisonment.

September 30, 2014 · 0 comments · National

45pc women workers harassed physically, sexually abroad

About 45 per cent of the migrant Bangladeshi women workers become the victims of physical and sexual abuses, a study done by ‘Violence against Women’ revealed…

September 30, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Police arrest another suspect at Sirajganj

The Dhaka district police arrested another person for his alleged involvement in the sensational Keraniganj four murders from Sirajganj on Tuesday morning.

September 30, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Obama, Modi vow to boost strategic ties, create model for world

Obama, Modi vow to boost strategic ties, create model for world

U.S. President Barack Obama and new Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi vowed on Monday to expand and deepen their countries’ strategic partnership and make it a model for…

September 30, 2014 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International

4 burn-injured died at DMCH

Four people who were severely burnt in a gas cylinder explosion at a Manikganj gas station died at the Dhaka Medical College and…

September 30, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Tarique Rahman. – New Age file photo

Scaring people of militancy a ploy of Sheikh Hasina: Tarique

Bangladesh Nationalist Party senior-vice chairman Tarique Rahman said on Monday that prime minister Sheikh Hasina is trying to scare people of militancy and that she wants to turn Bangladesh…

September 30, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Sunil Narine reported for suspect action

West Indies spinner Sunil Narine has been reported for suspect bowling action during a Champions League T20 match between KKR and Dolphins, in Hyderabad on Monday in what turned out to be another ICC…

September 30, 2014 · 0 comments · Cricket, Sports
Israel PM tries to shift focus from Islamic State to Iran at U.N.

Israel PM tries to shift focus from Islamic State to Iran at U.N.

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday tried to shift the spotlight away from the Islamic State militant group and back to Iran, warning the United Nations that a nuclear-armed Tehran would pose a far greater…

September 30, 2014 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International

Sacrificial cattle traders scared of extortionists, unequipped vets

Cattle traders fear that they might have to pay through the nose to keep vigilance teams and extortionists at bay for selling their artificially fattened sacrificial animals at city markets.
The burden would ultimately fall on the buyers in what they fear mismanaged sacrificial cattle markets in the city…

September 30, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

Govt asked to prepare guidelines to check sale of drug fattened cattle

The High Court on Monday directed the government to form a seven-member expert committee entrusting it to prepare the guidelines to check marketing of cattle fattened with drugs for more profit…

September 30, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

BB backs joining China-led Asian infrastructure bank

Bangladesh Bank is backing a move of the government to join the proposed China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank as it believes this new window for low-cost funds would help improve its poor infrastructure…

September 30, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, TOP STORIES

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