Archive for August, 2015

FUEL OIL PRICES : Bangladeshis pay more than its neighbours

Bangladeshis pay highest for fuel oils like diesel, octane and petrol, after the people of Maldives, among the South Asian nations and many other lower-middle income economies…

August 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

MIGRANT BOAT TRAGEDY : Families break down as identities emerge

As the identity of the Bangladeshi victims of the migrant boat capsize tragedy in Libya on Thursday began to emerge, their families were left devastated by the news…

August 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

DHAKA, CTG CITIES : Transport owners demand fare hike

Transport owners on Sunday submitted a letter to the road transport and bridges ministry demanding an increase in fares for buses and minibuses running in Dhaka and Chittagong metropolitan areas…

August 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Family members of victims of enforced disappearance meet former prime minister and Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia at her Gulshan office in Dhaka on Sunday. — New Age photo

ENFORCED DISAPPEARANCE : Khaleda wants UN-supervised probe

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson, Khaleda Zia, on Sunday demanded international investigation under the supervision of the United Nations into the incidents of enforced disappearance in the country…

August 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, Politics

Pressure mounts on Malaysian PM as Mahathir backs protests

Pressure mounted Sunday on Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak as influential former leader Mahathir Mohamad threw his weight behind mass protests demanding the premier’s ousting over a financial scandal…

August 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page

New land acquisition law in the offing

The government is giving finishing touches to a bill seeking to replace land acquisition ordinance to create the provision of paying compensations to affected land owners at thrice the market price up from exiting 150 per cent…

August 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Back Page

Court charges Abbas, orders his arrest

A metropolitan magistrate in Dhaka on Sunday charged Bangladesh Nationalist Party standing committee member Mirza Abbas and 85 other leaders and activists of the party with arson and issued warrants for the arrest of 39 of them including Abbas…

August 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Back Page

POWER, GAS PRICE HIKE : BNP-led alliance likely to hold protests early Sept

Bangladesh Nationalist Party-led alliance is likely to hold programmes in the first week of September protesting at the power and gas price hike, said party insiders…

August 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Back Page, Politics
Dhaka city Awami League brings out a procession from Suhrawardi Udyan in the capital on Sunday, marking National Mourning Day. — New Age photo

Matia slams countries sheltering Mujib’s killers

Agriculture minister Matia Chowdhury on Sunday sharply criticised the countries that have given shelter to the convicted killers of the country’s founding president, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, terming their stance double standard…

August 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Back Page, National, Politics

Calls for action on migrant crisis after Austrian tragedy

Calls multiplied Sunday for Europe finally to get to grips with its ever-deadlier migrant crisis after Austria’s horrific truck tragedy, as people continued to pour into Hungary from Serbia despite a newly completed razor-wire barrier…

August 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Back Page

HC rejects writ petition seeking repeal of sections 57, 86 of ICT Act

A two-judge bench of the High Court on Sunday summarily rejected a writ petition seeking repeal of Sections 57 and 86 of the Information and Communication Technology Act 2006…

August 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Back Page

Victim rescued, kidnapper held in city

Police rescued an abducted garment businessman and arrested an alleged kidnapper at Dhanmondi in the capital early Sunday…

August 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Back Page

Univ teachers boycott classes, demand separate pay scale

Public university teachers throughout the country boycotted their classes for three hours on Sunday for the third time, demanding a separate pay scale for them and reviewing the proposed 8th national pay scale…

August 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Inner Pages, National

CONTEMPT MOTION AGAINST ZAFRULLAH : ICT-2 defers decision until Sept 1

The International Crimes Tribunal-2 on Sunday deferred until September 1giving a decision against veteran freedom fighter Zafrullah Chowdhury for his criticism of a previous verdict that sentenced and fined him for contempt…

August 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Back Page

INTERNS OBSERVE TOKEN STRIKE : Demand hike in allowances for ‘decent’ life

Intern physicians of all the public and some of the private medical college hospitals across the country observed a token three-hour work abstention on Sunday demanding hike in their monthly allowances…

August 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Inner Pages, National

Miscreants rob Tk 1 crore, 3 wounded in Chittagong

At least three people were bullet-wounded as miscreants opened fire on them before robbing Tk 1 crore at Mirachar of Mirsarai in Chittagong on Sunday…

August 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Back Page
A file photo shows the Bangladesh Bank headquarters in Dhaka. The net profit of Bangladesh Bank decreased by 49.04 per cent to Tk 1,038 crore in the financial year 2014-2015 compared with that of Tk 2,037 crore in the FY 2013-2014 due to a dull situation in local and international business. — New Age photo

BB profit halved in FY15

The net profit of Bangladesh Bank decreased by 49.04 per cent to Tk 1,038 crore in the financial year 2014-2015 compared with that of Tk 2,037 crore in the FY 2013-2014 due to a dull situation in local and international business…

August 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Business

Five bidders pay within deadline

The Bangladesh Cricket Board said on Sunday it had received financial guarantee from five interested bidders for Bangladesh Premier League franchises…

August 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Cricket, Sports

JS body backs power and gas price hike

The parliamentary standing committee on power, energy and mineral resources ministry on Sunday termed the latest hike of gas and electricity prices ‘justified’ saying that power price should be increased further in the coming days…

August 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Inner Pages, National
Members of Bangladesh national football team pose for photograph upon their arrival at Perth airport on Sunday. — Courtesy BFF

Confident Bangladesh reach Australia

Bangladesh national football team reached Australia on Sunday for their World Cup qualifying match along with confidence that they incurred through their creditable draw against Malaysia in an international friendly at Kuala Lumpur a couple days back…

August 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Football, Sports

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