Archive for October 18th, 2014

Former chief minister of Tamil Nadu Jayaram Jayalalitha waves to supporters as she travels in car after being released from prison in Bangalore, India, Saturday. -- AP photo

Jayalalitha released from jail

Southern India’s powerful politician Jayaram Jayalalitha was released on bail Saturday, 22 days after being convicted of corruption and sentenced to four years behind bars…

October 18, 2014 · 0 comments · International, South Asia

AL men kill student for thwarting rape attempt

A local leader of Awami League and his accomplices on Friday evening hacked college student to death at Baroigaon of Shibpur in Narsingdi for thwarting an attempt to rape a housewife on the previous night…

October 18, 2014 · 0 comments · National

JCD dissidents lock up central office

Leaders and activists of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal, who failed to get a berth on the newly formed central committee, locked up the organisation’s central office on Saturday protesting against formation of the new committee.

October 18, 2014 · 0 comments · National
BFF terminates Dutch coach Kruif

BFF terminates Dutch coach Kruif

The Bangladesh Football Federation has terminated national team’s Dutch coach Lodewijk de Kruif and his assistance Rene Koster, accusing them of negligence of duties.

October 18, 2014 · 1 comment · National

‘Shaheed Minar made dirty, free thinkers should boycott it’

Political leaders and intellectuals on Saturday accused the government of demeaning the sanctity of Central Shaheed Minar saying that it has turned the language movement memorial ‘communal’ and ‘dirty’.

October 18, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Army Welfare Trust to launch cabs in Chittagong

The Trust Transport Services, a project of the Army Welfare Trust, is going to inaugurate taxicab services in Chittagong on Sunday…

October 18, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Govt weighing legal aspects to act on rescued Bangladeshis in Thailand

The government is weighing legal aspects to take measures about kidnapped Bangladeshi nationals who were rescued from Thailand forests…

October 18, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Imam, 19 others sued for spreading canard about PM, assaulting protester

A local Juba League leader in Sirajganj filed a case against imam of a mosque and 19 activists Bangladesh Nationalist Party and Jamaat-e-Islami for attacking him after he had reportedly voiced against the imam’s spreading canard against the prime minister…

October 18, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Obama orders to tighten security for federal credit cards

The US president, Barack Obama, signed an executive order on Friday to beef up security measures for federal credit cards, and urged banks and retailers to follow suit in an effort to combat the growing threat of identity fraud. The order, which Obama signed before a lively, packed crowd of regulators at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, will add microchips and PIN numbers to government credit cards and debit cards starting in January.

October 18, 2014 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
Obama’s credit card ‘declined’

Obama’s credit card ‘declined’

The US president Barack Obama’s credit card was declined at a restaurant in New York City last month, he said. ‘It turned out I guess I do not use it enough,’ Obama said.

October 18, 2014 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
People do not want AL, BNP in power: Ershad

People do not want AL, BNP in power: Ershad

Jatiya Party chairman HM Ershad said that the people of the country do not want to see anymore the Awami League and the Bangladesh Nationalist Party in power. They want to get rid of both the parties’ misrule.

October 18, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Politics
Nepali troops seek at least 40 missing on blizzard-hit trek

Nepali troops seek at least 40 missing on blizzard-hit trek

Nepali troops on Saturday searched rugged snow-covered Himalayan terrain in their most intensive effort to find any remaining survivors of a blizzard that killed 30 people and injured 175 in one of the country’s worst mountain disasters.

October 18, 2014 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
Brighten image of Bangladesh abroad, PM urges expatriates

Brighten image of Bangladesh abroad, PM urges expatriates

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, urged the expatriate Bangladeshis to put in their all efforts to brighten the country’s image and dignity before the world community, the Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha reports.

October 18, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Politics
One held with 7.5-kg gold at Shahjalal airport

One held with 7.5-kg gold at Shahjalal airport

The customs intelligence detained a Bangladeshi national at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka and recovered 7.5 kilograms of gold from his possession on Saturday morning.

October 18, 2014 · 0 comments · National
1.2 billion live on less than $1.25 a day: UN chief

1.2 billion live on less than $1.25 a day: UN chief

More than 1.2 billion people are living on less than $1.25 a day and 2.4 billion are living on less than $2 a day, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Friday.

October 18, 2014 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
In this Thursday, October 16, 2014 photo released by Nepalese Army, unidentified survivors of an avalanche are treated at Army Hospital in Katmandu, Nepal. Rescuers widened their search Friday for trekkers stranded since a series of blizzards and avalanches battered the Himalayas in northern Nepal early this week leaving at least 29 people killed, officials said. AP Photo

Most stranded trekkers rescued in Nepal

Most of the trekkers stranded by deadly blizzards in northern Nepal have been rescued or moved to safer ground, but efforts to reach those left behind will continue along the popular route where they were trekking…

October 18, 2014 · 0 comments · International, South Asia

Japan Trade Minister Obuchi to resign over funds scandal

In a blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Japanese trade and industry minister Yuko Obuchi plans to resign following reports that political groups supporting her misused political funds, Japanese media reported on Saturday…

October 18, 2014 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International
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Bangladeshi citizens rescued from Thai jungle

Dozens of Bangladeshis have been rescued after being abducted and shipped to Thailand to be sold as slaves…

October 18, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Hurricane Gonzalo scores direct hit on Bermuda

Hurricane Gonzalo scored a direct hit on Bermuda on Friday evening, knocking out most of the electricity there as it lashed the tiny Atlantic island chain with pounding surf, drenching rains and sustained winds topping 100 miles (161 km) per hour…

October 18, 2014 · 0 comments · International

Insurers to sell hospitals cover against Ebola business losses

Two private insurance brokers have teamed up with Lloyd’s of London underwriter Ark Syndicate to sell hospitals a product that insures against any loss of profit from Ebola quarantine shutdowns…

October 18, 2014 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International

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