Archive for October, 2014

BNP ‘shyness’ disappointing: Ghulam Azam’s son

Abdullahil Amaan Azmi, son of late Ghulam Azam, said the Bangladesh Nationalist Party can never return to power without the support of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami…

October 31, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National

Navy wants to acquire five new warships

Bangladesh Navy is planning to acquire five new war ships in the next five years at an estimated cost of Tk 1,950 crore, officials said.
Of the ships, four would come from China and one from the United States. The Navy wants to acquire those to strengthen its fleet in the Bay of Bengal…

October 31, 2014 · 0 comments · Back Page, National

Scientists build ‘mini-stomachs’ in lab

Scientists using stem cells said on Wednesday they had built the world’s first ‘mini-stomachs’ – tiny clusters of human gastric tissue that could spur research into cancer, ulcers and diabetes…

October 31, 2014 · 0 comments · Back Page
A man watches cars burn at a hotel where members of the parliament were said to be staying in Ouagadougou, capital of Burkina Faso on Thursday.
— Reuters photo

Protesters march on Burkina presidency after burning parliament

Thousands of protesters marched on Burkina Faso’s presidential palace after burning the parliament building and ransacking state television offices on Thursday, forcing president Blaise Compaore to scrap a plan to extend his 27-year rule…

October 31, 2014 · 0 comments · Back Page

One held, 82 gold bars seized at Ctg airport

The customs intelligence arrested a man and seized 82 gold bars, weighing 9.56 kilograms, from him at Shah Amanat International Airport in Chittagong on Thursday…

October 31, 2014 · 0 comments · Back Page, National
Bangladesh batsman Shamsur Rahman  and spinner Taijul Islam (R) come out of hotel Pan Pacific Sonargaon on their way to Khulna on Thursday for the second Test. — New Age photo

No fear over Tamim, Taijul

Batsman Tamim Iqbal and left-arm spinner Taijul Islam are just fine and should be available for the second Test against Zimbabwe in Khulna, said officials of the Bangladesh cricket team on Thursday…

October 31, 2014 · 0 comments · Cricket, Sports

BCB XI thrash Bengal

Bangladesh Cricket Board XI kept their hopes of playing in the Acharya Memorial Challenger Trophy alive when they beat hosts Bengal XI by 74 runs in Kolkata on Thursday…

October 31, 2014 · 0 comments · Cricket, Sports

Another RAB member gives confessional statement

Former Rapid Action Battalion personnel Ruhul Amin, who had been deputed from the army, on Thursday gave his confessional statement to a judicial magistrate on the abduction, killing and seven people in April this year…

October 31, 2014 · 0 comments · Back Page, National
Leg-spinner Jubair Hossain shows his Test cap after he received it from 
chief selector Faruk Ahmed prior to the first Test against Zimbabwe in Mirpur on October 25.— New Age photo

Jubair revels in winning debut

Bangladesh’s new spin prodigy Jubair Hossain revealed that he had his share of nervousness during his debut against Zimbabwe before his maiden Test catch changed it all…

October 31, 2014 · 0 comments · Cricket, Sports

AI says Nizami’s death penalty won’t bring justice

Amnesty International has urged the government of Bangladesh to overturn the death sentence against Motiur Rahman Nizami and all others saying that his death sentence for war crimes would not bring justice to the millions of victims of the Liberation War…

October 31, 2014 · 0 comments · Back Page, National
A file photo shows taxpayer filing up returns at an income tax fair in Dhaka. Around two-third of the registered income taxpayers have not filed their income tax returns with one day left before the end of the scheduled deadline on Sunday. — New Age photo

NBR gets poor response in tax returns submission

Around two-thirds of the registered income taxpayers have not filed their income tax returns with one day left before the end of the scheduled deadline on Sunday, officials of the National Board of Revenue on Thursday said…

October 31, 2014 · 0 comments · Business
Enslaved

Enslaved

When Ramjan Ali first learnt about opportunities for work in Malaysia, he saw light at the end of the tunnel. His friend Imran was preparing to travel to Malaysia. Ramjan accompanied him to Teknaf, where he met Faruq, who was arranging the trips…

October 31, 2014 · 0 comments · New Age Xtra

Bangladeshi customs official beaten by Indian cattle traders in Lalmonirhat

A Bangladeshi customs official was assaulted alleged by Indian cattle traders while he was visiting the Patgram cattle market in Lalmonirhat Thursday afternoon.
The victim was Islampur customs corridor in-charge customs inspector Bablu…

October 31, 2014 · 0 comments · Back Page, National
Beyond oppression

Beyond oppression

The society is a culmination of people belonging to different economic and religious backgrounds – the rich, middle-class and poor in the economy and the Muslim, Hindu, Christian and Buddhists in the religious backgrounds…

October 31, 2014 · 0 comments · New Age Xtra
ERD secretary Mohammad Mejbahuddin speaks at a press briefing after a three-day regional conference on financing graduation gap of LDCs in Dhaka on Thursday. — New Age photo

Building of local resource key to graduation from LDC

The least developed countries need to reduce aid dependency and emphasis on local resource mobilisation for graduation to the middle income countries, said officials after a three-day regional conference on financing graduation gap of LDCs in Dhaka on Thursday…

October 31, 2014 · 0 comments · Business
‘Facebook as well as other social media sites are a combination of addiction and obsession’

‘Facebook as well as other social media sites are a combination of addiction and obsession’

Facebook has become immensely popular around the world. As of now, it has about 1.3 billion members with more than 800 million using it daily. It is not only for children or teenagers or college students, in fact, the fastest growing groups are older people who want to connect with their family members…

October 31, 2014 · 0 comments · New Age Xtra

NSC probes cyclists fleeing to Korea

The National Sports Council has launched an investigation after it was alleged that a cyclist and a coach did not return from South Korea after a coaching workshop last year…

October 31, 2014 · 0 comments · Other Games, Sports
NBFIs must open two branches outside Dhaka against one new branch in capital

NBFIs must open two branches outside Dhaka against one new branch in capital

Bangladesh Bank on Thursday made mandatory for non-bank financial institutions to open two branches outside of Dhaka district against establishment of every new branch in Dhaka…

October 31, 2014 · 0 comments · Business
Licence to mishaps

Licence to mishaps

The nation was bereaved after news broke on October 20 about a head-on-collission between two buses at Baraigram of Natore, the northern part of Bangladesh, that claimed the lives of 32 people and injured 25 others…

October 31, 2014 · 0 comments · New Age Xtra
Pakistani batsman Younis Khan raises his bat and helmet to celebrate his hundred during the first day of their second Test match against Australia at the Zayed International Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Thursday. — AFP photo

Century-man Younis punishes Aussies

Younis Khan became the first batsman in 90 years to hit three hundreds in consecutive innings against Australia as Pakistan took and early advantage in the second Test in Abu Dhabi on Thursday…

October 31, 2014 · 0 comments · Cricket, Sports

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