Thursday, 24 April 2014

208 hajj agencies penalised for deceiving pilgrims

208 hajj agencies penalised for deceiving pilgrims The government has taken punitive actions against 208 hajj agencies, out of 628, who sent the pilgrims to Saudi Arabia last year, for deceiving hajj pilgrims through different irregularities.   The actions were taken following  decision of a committee led by a former secretary of the Ministry of Religious Affairs after receiving  Read More

BSF picks up Bangladeshi youth from Mandumala border

BSF picks up Bangladeshi youth from Mandumala border Members of Indian Border Security Force (BSF) picked up a Bangladeshi young man from Mandumala border of the district on Wednesday night.   The victim was identified as Khaliluddin,28, son of Ulfu Miah, a resident of Ratnai-Kashibari village in Baliadangi upazila of the district.   Major Towhid Hossain, intelligence officer of BGB Battalion-30, said Read More

Road crash kills 2 in city

Road crash kills 2 in city Two people were killed and three others injured when a truck rammed into a CNG-run auto-rickshaw at Paltan intersection in the city early Thursday.     Among the deceased, one was identified as Alim, driver of the auto-rickshaw and son of Jahirul Islam, a resident of Selimpur village in Talai upazila of Read More

Victims' families want capital punishment for owner

Victims' families want capital punishment for owner Marking a year of Rana Plaza tragedy, families and relatives of the victims and workers blocked the Dhaka-Aricha highway in Savar since this morning demanding capital punishment for the building owner, Sohel Rana.   Meanwhile, workers of different garments and members of various workers’ organisations are thronging Rana Plaza site since 5:00am Read More

Voting begins in India on big polling day

Voting begins in India on big polling day Indians are voting in the sixth phase of a marathon general election in which the governing Congress party is fighting the main opposition BJP.   More than 180 million voters are eligible to vote in 117 seats in 12 states and union territories, including Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra.   The nine-phase vote began on Read More

Russia tells Ukraine to pull back troops

Russia tells Ukraine to pull back troops Moscow insists that Kiev pull back its troops from eastern Ukraine, as it accuses Washington of distorting Geneva pact.   Russia has insisted that Kiev pull back its troops from eastern Ukraine as it accused Washington of distorting an agreement to ease the most serious confrontation between Moscow and the West since Read More

Palestinian factions to form unity government

Palestinian factions to form unity government Palestinian leaders in Gaza reach agreement to form a national unity government ending seven-year rift.   A meeting of Palestinian leaders in Gaza has reached a milestone reconciliation pact that will see rival Palestinian groups form a national consensus government in five weeks - after seven years of operating under separate administrations.   Under Read More

 

   
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