• Saturday, July 26, 2014

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  • PM not interested in talks with BNP

    PM not interested in talks with BNP
    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina addresses a press conference at Gono Bhaban Saturday. Photo: TV grab

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today rejected outright any possibility of a dialogue with BNP regarding the next parliamentary elections saying that BNP "missed the train and now have to wait for next one". "If a political party takes wrong decision, it has to pay...

12-hr ceasefire takes effect between Israel, Gaza

12-hr ceasefire takes effect between Israel, Gaza

A 12-hour humanitarian truce went into effect on Saturday after Israel and Palestinian militant groups in the Gaza Strip agreed to...

12-hr ceasefire takes effect between Israel, Gaza

A 12-hour humanitarian truce went into effect on Saturday after Israel and Palestinian...

BB keeps key policy rates unchanged

BB keeps key policy rates unchanged

  Bangladesh Bank has decided to keep the key policy rates unchanged as it sees risks to the inflation outlook for the...

BB keeps key policy rates unchanged

  Bangladesh Bank has decided to keep the key policy rates unchanged as it sees risks to...

AL man shot dead in Laxmipur

AL man shot dead in Laxmipur

Miscreants gunned down an Awami League activist in Laxmipur Sadar upazila early today. The dead is Md Ahsanullah, son of late Habibullah...

AL man shot dead in Laxmipur

Miscreants gunned down an Awami League activist in Laxmipur Sadar upazila early today. The dead is Md...

Gaza Crisis

Israeli shells kill 18 Gazans of a single family

Israeli shells kill 18 Gazans of a single family

Israeli tank shelling killed 18 Palestinians from a single family in the southern Gaza Strip on Saturday, the Gaza health ministry said, shortly before a 12-hour humanitarian truce...

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What happened? The day Flight 17 was downed

It was lunchtime when a tracked launcher with four SA-11 surface-to-air missiles rolled into town and parked on Karapetyan Street. Fifteen hundred miles (2,400 kilometers) to the west, passengers were checking in for Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. It had been a noisy day in this eastern Ukrainian town, residents recounted. Plenty of military...

Migrant youths without claims will be sent home: Obama

President Barack Obama has told Central American leaders that migrant children flooding into the US without legitimate legal claims will be sent home. The presidents of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador met Mr Obama at the White House on Friday to discuss the crisis at the US southern border. More than 50,000 children, many unaccompanied, have been detained at the border since October. Obama...

Happy trips home

Six-year-old Aryan all excited called his grandfather from his parent's phone to tell him to get the fishing rods ready because he is coming home and he would like to go...

Shooter Baki brings silver

Abdullah Hel Baki brought Bangladesh its first medal in the 20th edition of the Commonwealth Games yesterday when he won silver in the 10m Air Rifle event finishing second to India's...

It's a long walk to justice. The journey went unnoticed, uncared for and through all sorts of obstacles over more than two decades. In the end, three owner-officials from a notorious pharmaceutical company were jailed on July 22 for literally killing dozens of children with its toxic paracetamol syrup. Only 10 years in jail for killing at least...

No survivors in Air Algerie crash

France yesterday announced there were no survivors among the 116 people on board the Air Algerie flight that crashed over Mali, saying bad weather was the likely cause of the disaster. "Sadly,...

     Business

Happy days for printing industry

The printing industry is passing through a good time as sales of shopping bags, corporate greetings cards and Eid posters have soared this Ramadan on the back of a stable political climate, with receipts expected to hit the Tk 100 crore-mark. Typically, sales of paper carry bags shoot up during Ramadan, the main shopping season. Azharul Haque Azad, president of Fashion Entrepreneurs Association of Bangladesh that represents more than 50 leading fashion houses, said around 30 lakh...

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THAT a mobile court has caught four factories red handed in the act of producing poultry feed using waste material from tanneries is an exercise that must lauded. We have covered this issue in our paper previously and the health hazards caused in the human anatomy as a direct result of consuming poultry and fish that have fed on such fake and poisonous feed. Although the pre-Eid drive has confirmed existence of illicit activity by a section of producers, much more needs to be done on a wider scale to tackle this latest threat to public health. The Department of Livestock estimates there are around 100 factories in Hazaribagh making protein...

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