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Monthly Archives: October 2014

Jagaran Jatra’ starts

October 31st, 2014 (0)
Secular movement ‘Ganajagaran Mancha’ has kicked off its ‘Jagaran Jatra’ to press for a six-point charter of demands including the scrapping of presidential clemency for war crimes convicts. Mancha activists took out a procession at Shahbagh on Friday morning ...

Government announces cash incentive for RMG exports

October 30th, 2014 (0)
Readymade Garments (RMG) industries will get an additional cash incentive on exports. A Bangladesh Bank circular issued on Wednesday said apparel makers outside the EPZs (Export Processing Zones) will get a 0.25% cash incentive on their FOB (free on ...

Fire at BSEC Bhaban building

October 30th, 2014 (0)
A fire which broke out at Karwan Bazar’s BSEC Bhaban that houses several media outlets is under control, fire service officials say. No casualties have been reported. The BSEC has formed a five-member committee to look into the incident. ...

BNP leader Khoka charged for hiding wealth info

October 30th, 2014 (0)
The court of Dhaka’s Senior Special Judge Jahurul Haque framed charges against the former Dhaka city mayor and set Nov 16for the next hearing. Khoka was absent during the charge framing in the court on Thursday, as he is now in ...

World Bank pledges $100m to send health workers to Ebola-hit countries

October 30th, 2014 (0)
The World Bank is to invest $100m (£63m) in an attempt to increase the number of foreign health workers heading for west Africa to care for people with Ebola. Treatment centres in the three countries at the heart of ...

Indian government to ban e-cigs

October 30th, 2014 (0)
The Indian government is considering a ban on electronic cigarettes over the risks to public health that they may cause, a senior Health Ministry official told Reuters. The World Health Organization (WHO) in August called for stiff regulation of ...

Neymar to be called up for Brazil’s 2016 Olympic team

October 30th, 2014 (0)
Neymar will be selected as one of Brazil’s three over-age players for the 2016 Olympics, the team’s manager Alexandre Gallo said on Thursday. Olympic soccer gold is the only major title Brazil have not won and with Rio de ...

JK Rowling reveals the secrets of Dolores Umbridge

October 30th, 2014 (0)
JK Rowling has revealed that Dolores Umbridge, the witch who forces Harry Potter to cut the words “I must not tell lies” on to his hand, was inspired by a real person. In an essay for her website Pottermore, released ...

Lawsuit over Malaysia missing plane

October 30th, 2014 (0)
Two Malaysian children whose father was on the Malaysian Airlines flight that disappeared have filed a lawsuit against the airline and the government. It is believed to be the first legal case filed in Malaysia since the incident on ...

Move over 8 pack abs, Amitabh Bachchan flaunts pot belly

October 30th, 2014 (0)
The last time when we saw someone ‘adding weight’ to the character was when Anil Kapoor bloated for Satish Kaushik’s film Badhaai Ho Badhaai. Circa 2014: Time when the superstars are highly obsessed with their abs and they go all ...
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