PM pays tributes to Golam Sabur Tulu
DHAKA, July 27, 2013 (TIMES OF BAN)
- Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today paid rich tributes
to Awami League lawmaker from Barguna-2 constituency
Golam Sabur Tulu by placing a wreath on his coffin at
the South Plaza of Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban. After placing
the wreath, the Prime stood in solemn silence for some
time as a mark of respect to the memory of Tulu, who
died in a tragic road crash in Bhanga upazila in
Faridpur on Friday afternoon. Earlier, the Prime
Minister consoled the bereaved family members including
Tulu' s wife Sultana Nadira Begum and his three
daughters. Deputy Leader of the House Syeda Sajeda
Chowdhury and Agriculture Minister Begum Matia Chowdhury
were also present on... More...
in Pakistan NW twin suicide attacks
rises to 51
PESHAWAR, Pakistan, July 27, 2013
(TIMES OF BAN) - The death
toll from twin suicide attacks at
a busy marketplace in northwest
Pakistan has risen to 51,
officials said on Saturday.
The Friday attacks at the bazaar
in Parachinar, the main town of
Kurram tribal district on
Pakistan-Afghanistan border were
the deadliest to hit the country
during the Islamic holy month of
"The death toll from the suicide
attacks has risen to 51," a senior
administration official in Kurram,
Riaz Mehsud, told AFP.
Earlier, officials had put the
death toll at 41.
"The new deaths occurred
overnight", Mehsud said, adding
that more than 150 people were
injured in the attacks.
"We are still compiling the data
about injured people as many of
them had been shifted to Peshawar
Sabir Hussain, head of the local
hospital also confirmed the new
The explosions sent handcarts
flying as shoppers bought food to
open their fasts at sunset.
officials said both blasts were
carried out by suicide bombers,
who walked into the crowded
"We found many body parts,
including parts of the suicide
bombers. There was blood and human
flesh at the blasts site," Mehsud
said on Friday.More...
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The latest earnings from the sector
show that mobile is hitting the
bottom line, either in positive or
negative ways, at giants like
Facebook, Microsoft, Google, Amazon
Facebook's quarterly report this
week showed how the world's biggest
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ahead of Brazil World Cup
COLOMBO (Time of Ban) -
RIO DE JANEIRO, Rio de
Janeiro, July 27, 2013 (BSS/AFP)
- A series of fiascos during
Pope Francis's visit this
week have raised fresh
concerns about Brazil's
ability to stage next year's
World Cup and the 2016 Rio
The pontiff's first overseas
trip to join hundreds of
thousands of young pilgrims
at World Youth Day, a major
Catholic festival, has
turned into a daily ordeal
for Rio authorities.
"If you ask me to grade the
organization of World Youth
Day (WYD), I would say we
are closer to zero than to
10," embattled Rio Mayor
Eduardo Paes told CBN radio.
"I am aiming for perfection,
but when I cannot achieve
it, I don't blame others and
do not shirk my
responsibility. Blame it on
me, but don't destroy the
image of our city," he
But, the mayor said, "I give
a 10 to WYD, to the pope and
The arrival of Pope Francis
on Monday was marred by
security lapses, as his car
was trapped several times by
throngs of adoring
The city`s transport system
has also been overwhelmed by
the hundreds of thousands of
pilgrims who sought to reach
events on the famed
Copacabana beach, sparking
And organizers had to move
Sunday's final WYD mass to
Copacabana because the
original site outside Rio
became a mud field after
days of rain.
Workers had toiled for
months to build a huge stage
in Guaratiba, but the site
that was dubbed "the field
of faith" will remain empty
The pilgrims, who will hold
an all-night vigil from
Saturday to Sunday, will
instead camp out on
The succession of woes did
not dampen the spirits of
Kirki Georgakotoulous, a
"We are Cariocas (Rio
residents) and in spite of
all the organization
failings, we believe that
the legacy of fraternity
left by Pope Francis makes
up for them and is very
Bu the daily Estado de Sao
Paulo on Thursday said these
problems "raise further
doubt about (the country's)
capacity to organize major
"The upshot is that Rio
failed the test," said Chris
Gaffney, a US academic who
studies the urban impact of
major sporting events.
Gaffney said this did not
come as a surprise to
him,pointing to "structural
failings and a lack of
"If you insert one to two
million extra people in a
city with a fragile
infrastructure -- sewage and
health systems -- you are
bound to have problems," he
Gaffney sees public security
as the main challenge for
the World Cup.
"Football fans are not nice
Catholic pilgrims. When you
see the violence with which
police break up
demonstrations, imagine what
will happen if they have to
deal with 2,000 British
drunken and excited football
fans," he said.
"The police have to be
trained. They have to be
demilitarized now," he
added.For the 2016 summer
Olympics, the main challenge
is the transport system.
"If the metro system does
not work, it will be a
disaster," Gaffney said.
And there is no guarantee
that the metro extension
under way between central
Rio and the Barra da Tijuca
district, where the Olympic
village will be located,
will be completed in time.
There has also been
widespread public anger over
the billions of dollars
being earmarked for these
big sporting events while
public services are grossly
Many fear the massive
demonstrations that erupted
last month -- the biggest in
the country in 20 years --
could flare anew if
authorities do not move
quickly to address
protesters' concerns over
corruption and poor public
The world football governing
body FIFA was unnerved by
the occasionally violent
protests staged outside host
"If this happens again we
have to question whether we
made the wrong decision
awarding the hosting rights
(to Brazil)," FIFA President
Sepp Blatter said recently.
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Smuggler arrested with ganja, bicycles from Panchagarh
PANCHAGARH, (Time of Ban) - A smuggler was arrested red- handed with 13 smuggled Indian bicycle and one kilogram ganja from Meherpara village under Sadar upazila in Panchagarh yesterday afternoon, police sources said.
The arrested person was identified as Joynal Abedin, 27, son of Abdur Rahman of the same village. He had been engaged in smuggling Indian goods including bicycles, drugs and narcotics substances for a long time.
On a tip off, a special police team from Panchagarh Sadar Thana conducted a sudden raid and arrested Joynal and seized the smuggled goods from his residence in the village. More...
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FARIDPUR, Nov 26 (FNS) - Rafael Benitez has vowed to win over the Chelsea supporters who are so opposed to his arrival at Stamford Bridge that they booed his name before and during his first game in charge.
Sunday's 0-0 draw at home to Premier League champions Manchester City left the Champions League holders in fourth place, a point behind West Bromwich Albion.
The Spaniard made an extraordinary claim that he had not heard the abuse that was directed at him in protest at his appointment to succeed Roberto Di Matteo, who was fired despite
leading the club to Champions League glory in May.
The supporters also sang Di Matteo's praises throughout.
"My experience in England is that when the fans are singing in the stands, I don't understand what they say," said the former Liverpool manager, whose comments about Chelsea during his time at Anfield are the root of the enmity.
"So I was just concentrating. I can understand because of the rivalry in the past.More...
Body recovered in N'ganj
NARAYANGANJ, July 26, 2013
(Time of Ban) - Police recovered the
body of a college student floating
on the Shitalakhya river near
Kanchpur bridge under Siddirganj
Police Station today.
Historic Nazirpur Day observed in
RAJSHAHI (Time of Ban) - Two
fourth year students of Rajshahi
University of Engineering and
Technology (RUET) - Saddam Hossain
and Abul Monzer- have innovated
Section 144 imposed in Rangunia
Two held with yaba tablets
Islami Foundation fixes Tk
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