• Tuesday, July 29, 2014

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  • Eid tomorrow

    Eid tomorrow

    The holy Eid-ul-Fitr, the biggest religious festival of the Muslims, will be observed across the country tomorrow, as the Shawal moon was sighted today. The National Moon Sighting Committee took the decision at a meeting after reviewing reports received from different parts of the...

Gaza in critical condition: UN chief

Gaza in critical condition: UN chief

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has urged an immediate halt to violence in Gaza, saying the Palestinian territory is in a...

Gaza in critical condition: UN chief

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has urged an immediate halt to violence in Gaza, saying the Palestinian territory is in a "critical condition". "In the name...

Bangladesh airliner catches fire on landing in Nepal, no injuries

Bangladesh airliner catches fire on landing in Nepal, no injuries

A rear wheel of an Airbus A-310 operated by Biman Bangladesh Airlines caught fire on landing at Nepal's international airport in...

Bangladesh airliner catches fire on landing in Nepal, no injuries

A rear wheel of an Airbus A-310 operated by Biman Bangladesh Airlines caught fire on landing at Nepal's international...

Gaza Crisis

In war-struck Gaza, civilians struggle to get by

In war-struck Gaza, civilians struggle to get by

Caught in the fighting between Israel and Hamas, Gaza's civilians are increasingly struggling to get by. There is no electricity 21 hours a day because power lines have...

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Cop murder accused killed in Tangail ‘shootout’

The prime accused in a case filed for killing a police officer was killed in a “shootout” with law enforcers in Mirzapur upazila of Tangail early today. Meanwhile, an alleged criminal was killed in a “gunfight” with police in Shailkupa upazila of Jhenidah. Nur Islam alias Ulka, a key accused in police officer Nurul Islam murder case, was killed in Tangail “shootout”,  Superintendent of Police of the district Saleh Mohammed Tanvir told our correspondent. Criminals shot and injured Nurul Islam, 30, an...

Tripoli fuel fire ‘out of control’

A second fuel tank in the Libyan capital Tripoli has caught fire, which Libya's National Oil Company has described as "out of control". It comes hours after the authorities appealed for international assistance to try to contain the huge blaze. The government blames clashes between rival militias for igniting the fire, which it says...

Downing of MH17 'may be war crime' :UN

The downing of Malaysia Airlines jet MH17 in eastern Ukraine may constitute a "war crime", the UN human rights chief Navi Pillay says. Ukraine and Western governments believe pro-Russian rebels shot down...

Death in custody: SI Jahid on fresh remand

A Dhaka court today granted a three-day remand for Jahidur Rahman Khan, a sub-inspector of Mirpur Police Station, and his source Nasim Sheikh in...

Hamas leader Meshaal demands end to occupation

The leader of Hamas is demanding anew that Israel end its occupation of Gaza and the West Bank. Khaled Meshaal said in an interview broadcast Monday that he believes the world hasn't...

EU, US seek Putin achilles' heel on Ukraine

Months after Russia annexed Crimea and stepped up support for separatists in eastern Ukraine, Europe and the United States are still searching for a way to persuade Russian President Vladimir Putin...

     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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