• Thursday, July 24, 2014

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  • Ukraine rebels deny having missile

    Ukraine rebels deny having missile
    Armed pro-Russian separatists stand guard at a crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, near the village of Hrabove, Donetsk region July 20, 2014. Photo: Reuters

    A leader of pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine has told the BBC that his forces do not possess the Buk missile thought to have been used to bring down Malaysia airlines flight MH17. Alexander Borodai, prime minister of the self-declared Donetsk People's Republic (DPR), said...

JU expels 3 female students for ragging

JU expels 3 female students for ragging

Jahangirnagar University (JU) authorities have expelled its three female students for assaulting a junior on the campus in the name of...

JU expels 3 female students for ragging

Jahangirnagar University (JU) authorities have expelled its three female students for assaulting a junior on the...

US lifts ban on flights to Tel Aviv

US lifts ban on flights to Tel Aviv

The US aviation regulator has lifted its ban on US carriers flying to Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion airport. But it has warned...

US lifts ban on flights to Tel Aviv

The US aviation regulator has lifted its ban on US carriers flying to Tel Aviv's Ben...

Biman staff continue agitation

Biman staff continue agitation

A section of employees of Biman Bangladesh Airlines is continuing their demonstration in front of their office today to press for...

Biman staff continue agitation

A section of employees of Biman Bangladesh Airlines is continuing their demonstration in front of their...

DEATH FROM TOXIC SYRUP

JUSTICE DELAYED, NOT DENIED

JUSTICE DELAYED, NOT DENIED

In the first-ever instance of conviction for drug adulteration in the country, a court yesterday awarded 10 years' rigorous imprisonment to an owner and two officials of Adflame...

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PM returns home from London

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina arrived in Dhaka from London after wrapping up her three-day official visit there at the invitation of her British counterpart David Cameron and Unicef Executive Director Anthony Lake. A VVIP flight of Bangladesh national flag carrier Biman Bangladesh Airlines that took off from the Heathrow Airport carrying the prime minister and her entourage around 6:00pm landed at Dhaka...

Train-school bus crash kills 14 children in India

At least 14 children were killed along with their driver when a school bus was hit by a train in the Indian state of Telangana, police say. The passenger train rammed into the school bus, dragging it several hundred metres down the track, reports said. No one on the train was hurt. Some 32...

Taiwan airline suspects bad weather caused crash

An airline said Thursday it suspected typhoon weather caused one of its planes to crash land on a small Taiwanese island, killing 48 people. The ATR-72 operated by Taiwan's TransAsia Airways was...

Netherlands mourns as bodies flown in

  The bodies of the first victims from a Malaysian airliner shot down over Ukraine last week yesterday arrived at a military base in the Netherlands - a nation in shock and...

Mohsin's new antics

After dozing off on stage a few times, Social Welfare Minister Syed Mohsin Ali messed up his speech for a programme and said Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was Saima Wazed Hossain's...

Bloodshed goes on

Gaza fighting raged yesterday, displacing thousands more Palestinians in the battered territory as US Secretary of State John Kerry said efforts to secure a truce between Israel and Hamas had made...

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Local footwear brands on a roll

The footwear market is brimming with high-quality local brands as a number of exporters entered the scene to capitalise on the growing demand from domestic consumers. Furthermore, a number of companies opened stores in recent days in a bid to grab their own share of the country's biggest spending season—Eid. One such company is HAMKO Group. Largely known as a leading producer of batteries, it made its foray into the local footwear market this Ramadan, opening its...

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IN a welcome judgment a Dhaka drug court on Tuesday awarded the highest punishment under the law to a pharmaceutical company owner and her two staff members for manufacturing an adulterated drug for children. Being the first case of such conviction, the court has thus set the stage for holding to account other spurious drug makers, the deadly impact of whose products is yet to be unraveled.   The convicted drug manufacturer, as the case statement goes, was responsible for the deaths of some 76 children due to renal failure following application of their brand of paracetamol syrup that contained a highly toxic ingredient. Though the tragic incident took place between 1982...

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