Monthly Archives: July 2014

Obama Warns Israel After Death Toll Crosses 300

US President Barack Obama has backed Israeli’s right to self-defence, but warned against escalation in Gaza. Speaking to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday, he underlined his support for Israel’s right to defend itself against Palestinian militants. But he said he was “deeply concerned” about civilian losses, with the Palestinian death toll now over 300.

President, PM Condoles Death of Malaysian Airlines Passengers

President Abdul Hamid  and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina have expressed their deep shock at the crash of Malaysian passenger airlines in Ukraine with 283 passengers and 15 crews on board. In a message of condolence on Friday, the President conveyed deep sympathy to the members and relatives of the bereaved families who lost their loved

Humayun Ahmed’s Second Death Anniversary Today

Today marks the second death anniversary of legendary writer-filmmaker Humayun Ahmed. To observe the day in a befitting manner, different cultural organisations have chalked up elaborate programmes. Besides, satellite channels will air special programmes on the life and works of the legend. In memory of the late filmmaker, Channal i will air an array of

Bangladesh Centre at Visva Bharati Coming Soon

Strengthening the cultural connect with neighbouring Bangladesh, the Visva Bharati University at Santiniketan in West Bengal is in talks to set up an exclusive centre at the campus, an official said Thursday. After centres were established by the governments of Japan and China at the campus, the varsity officials are chalking out plans for a

Export Earnings Mark 12pc Growth in Fiscal Year 2013-2014

Despite the failure to meet export earning target set for the fiscal 2013-2014, the country managed to fetch a record amount of foreign exchange worth $30,176 million, which is around 12 percent more than that of the previous fiscal. The export earning in the just-ended fiscal experienced a shortfall of target by 1.06 percent though

Government Create Fund For Unemployed Women

The government will implement a project at a cost of Taka 114 crore aimed at making the unemployed women self-reliant through training. Under the project named ‘Empowerment of Women Through Technology Transfer”, training will be given to the poor and unemployed women of every upazila. State Minister for Women and Children Meher Afroz today said

New Spying Row Hurts US Relationship With Germany

Fresh spying accusations are undermining US efforts to mend fences with Germany, only two weeks after both allies launched a diplomatic initiative to overcome the NSA surveillance row. The White House on Wednesday stayed mum on the alleged espionage, as German lawmakers vented their anger during a visit to Washington and criticized perceived indifference on

Dhaka South City Corporation Announced Proposed Budget

Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) on Thursday announced a proposed budget of Tk 1,565.75 crore for fiscal 2014-15. At the same time, the DSCC approved amended budget of Tk 672.84 crore of fiscal 2013-14. In the budget for 2014-15, the DSCC fixed a target of Tk 1,464.33 crore revenue and other income, which was Tk

Neymar Cheers On Messi as Argentina, Germany Prepare

Crocked Brazilian star Neymar declared on Thursday he wants Lionel Messi to lead fierce rivals Argentina to victory over Germany as the countdown to the FIFA World Cup Final™ began. Neymar, who missed Brazil’s 7-1 humiliation against Germany through injury, told a press conference he wanted Messi and Argentina to win the title. “Messi’s history