• Thursday, July 31, 2014

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  • GAZA CONFLICT

    Israel calls up 16,000 reservists

    Israel calls up 16,000 reservists
    Israeli soldiers from the Golani Brigade stand in a circle at a staging area before entering Gaza from Israel July 30, 2014. Photo: Reuters

    Israel is calling up 16,000 extra reservists to bolster its military as the conflict in Gaza continues. The deployment brings the total called up by Israel to 86,000. Officials told Israeli media the call-up gave the military "room to breathe". The move comes as Israel...

Tuba salaries within 7 days: BGMEA

Tuba salaries within 7 days: BGMEA

The outstanding salaries and bonuses of Tuba Group, which is witnessing workers' demonstration since Tuesday, will be paid within seven working...

Tuba salaries within 7 days: BGMEA

The outstanding salaries and bonuses of Tuba Group, which is witnessing workers' demonstration since Tuesday, will...

HSC results on Aug 13

HSC results on Aug 13

The results of Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and its equivalent examinations will be published across the country on August 13.     Subodh...

HSC results on Aug 13

The results of Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and its equivalent examinations will be published across the country on August...

4 drown, 10 missing in Sirajganj boat capsize

4 drown, 10 missing in Sirajganj boat capsize

Four people were confirmed dead and at least 10 went missing after a boat capsized in the Jamuna river in Chowhali...

4 drown, 10 missing in Sirajganj boat capsize

Four people were confirmed dead and at least 10 went missing after a...

30 Tuba workers fall sick as hunger strike continues

Several hundreds of workers of Tuba Group are continuing their hunger strike for the third consecutive day today, demanding their outstanding salaries and Eid bonus. At least 30 workers have so far fallen sick as the staff of five factories under Tuba Group started the hunger strike on the sixth floor of the...

Govt not worried about BNP demo: Syed Ashraf

The government is not worried about any violence in the wake of the opposition BNP's announcement of an anti-government movement after the Eid, ruling Awami League general secretary said today. "We hope BNP would hold its demonstration peacefully," Syed Ashraful Islam said while exchanging Eid greetings with journalists at his office at Secretariat. Asked about the ruling party's strategy to deal with the anti-government agitation, Ashraf, also the LGRD minister, replied: "We are now busy preparing to observe the National Mourning...

Shooting of Bangladeshis: Farmers’ acquittal sparks outrage in Greece

A Greek court's decision to acquit local farmers who admitted shooting 28 Bangladeshi strawberry pickers when they dared to ask for months of back pay has sparked outrage in the country,...

Boat capsize in Padma: Death toll reaches 8

The death toll from Kushtia river capsize in Padma rose to eight as divers recovered seven more bodies today. Four children, aged between six and 12, are still remain missing, reports our...

3 'JMB suspects' held in capital

Three alleged members of banned militant group Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) were arrested at Sayedabad in the capital last night. The JMB men were nabbed along with a laptop and some explosive...

Section 144 imposed in Kurigram after deadly clash

District administration this afternoon has imposed section 144 in Kurigram Sadar upazila following a deadly clash between two villagers that left over 100 injured and 50 houses torched. Additional District Magistrate Md...

     Business

Tourism rebounds on Eid vacationers

The tourism industry expects good business from the Eid as hotel and resort operators received a lot of bookings in the run-up to the festival, thanks to a stable political climate.   “We expect an increased number of tourists during the Eid vacation,” said Omar Sultan, president of Cox's Bazar Hotel-Motel and Guesthouse Owners Association. Different hotels, motels and guesthouses in the beach city have sold...

     Op-ed

THE month of Ramadan which united us in a collective experience of disciplined worldly and spiritual lives is coming to a crowning glory. It is heralding the biggest and the most joyous of festivals in Islamic calendar. The month-long fasting that tested our capacity for abnegation and self-restraint and made us empathetic to the plight of the less fortunate is rewarded through Eid meaning auspicious joy. The spirituality has created a groundswell of emotional fervour demonstrated through the  urban dwellers' surge for home-bound journeys to celebrate Eid with their kith and kin. This urban-rural connection topped by Eid-centred remittances by Bangladeshi expatriate workers to  their beneficiaries must have given a boost  to...

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