Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014

2 die in Cox's Bazar road accident

Two people were killed and four others critically injured when a microbus fell on a road side ditch in Chokoria upazila of Cox's Bazar on Sunday morning. The deceased were identified as microbus driver Md Shahjahan, 30, and its passenger Pushpa Bala Pal, 60, both of them hailed from Eidgaon area of Cox's Bazar Sadar upazila.

Israel agrees to 24-hour Gaza truce

Israel has accepted a UN request for a 24-hour ceasefire in Gaza, but warns the army will act if it is breached by Palestinian militants. A crisis cabinet meeting extended Saturday's truce until midnight on Sunday (21:00 GMT). The move comes despite Hamas militants firing rockets after they rejected an earlier attempt to prolong the truce. Hamas said it would not accept a truce unless Israeli troops left Gaza and the displaced were allowed to return home.