Thursday, August 28 2014
VOL 21 NO 281 REGD NO DA 1589 | Dhaka, Thursday, August 28 2014
Thu, Aug 28 2014, 3:04 pm
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is to launch a plan to provide a bank account for every household, in a landmark initiative to help the poor. Nearly 40 per cent of Indians have little access to financial services and are often at the mercy of moneylenders who charge extortionate interest. Mr Modi has told state and private banks to support the plan. Correspondents say taking banking to the poor, who may have no identity papers, will be a challenge. "There are millions of families who have mobile phones but no bank accounts. We have to ...read more
    Thu, Aug 28 2014, 2:35 pm
    Case filed over TV show host murder
    A case has been filed over the murder of Islami Front leader, TV show host Maulana Nurul Islam Farooqi. His son Faisal Farooqi filed the case against about eight unidentified men with the Shere Bangla Nagar Police Station past midnight Thursday. Mean...read more
      Thu, Aug 28 2014, 1:26 pm
      Ahle Sunnat calls nat'nwide hartal for Sunday
      Ahle Sunnat on Thursday called nationwide hartal (shutdown) for Sunday protesting killing of a leader of the Islami Front, who hosted religion-based TV programmes. Maulana Nurul Islam Faruqui was found murdered in yet-unclear circumstances at his Dha...read more
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