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FBCCI concerned over labour unrest

The Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry on Monday expressed its grave concern over the unrest and vandalism in garment sector. The country’s apex trade body voiced its concern as the apparel workers were staging demonstrations to realise their demand for an increase in monthly wage. In a press release, the FBCCI urged the government to take necessary […]

September 24, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

Police informer killed in capital

A youth who used to work as police ‘informer’ was stabbed to death by unknown assailants in the capital’s Sher-e-Banglanagar early Monday. The deceased was identified as M Nasir Hossain, 30. Sher-e-Banglanagar police sub-inspector Shamsur Rahman said Nasir along with others was watching a programme on television on the second floor of an under-construction building at 57/2, West Rajabazar on […]

September 24, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

Nurse appointments: Health ministry faces allegations of irregularities

The health ministry has appointed 4,100 nurses flouting the rules. Under administrative powers delegated in 1981 the department of nursing service is authorised to appoint, transfer, punish or grant leave of class II and class III nurses. But the health ministry recruited and gave postings to this group of nurses by setting up an appointment and scrutiny committee created by […]

September 23, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

WAR CRIMES: WCIA submits incriminating report against former JP minister Qaisar

The War Crimes Investigation Agency on Sunday submitted an incriminating report about former Jatiya Party state minister Syed Md Qaisar’s complicity in 1971 crimes against humanity. ‘We submitted the probe report to the chief prosecutor,’ said war crimes investigator Monwara Begum at the chief prosecutor’s office i8n the old High Court complex. She probed the allegations facing Qaisar. Earlier, WCIA […]

September 23, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

AL MP’s brother, two others arrested in Narsingdi

The police arrested an Awami League lawmaker’s brother and two associates in possession of two revolvers at Charsindur Bazar of Palash in Narsingdi on Saturday night. The arrested are Monwarul Ashraf Khan Chhotan, younger brother of local Awami League lawmaker Anwarul Ashraf Khan Dilip, of Charsindur and his associates Abul Hossain, of Sultanpur and Mobarak Hossain, of Charsindur in the […]

September 23, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

Tazreen Fashions fire: Owner arrest plea hearing today

The High Court on Sunday re-posted for today the hearing of the writ petition filed in public interest seeking a directive on the government to arrest and prosecute Tazreen Fashions owner Delwar Hossain. The hearing scheduled for Sunday was not held as the matter did not come up in the list of hearing by the bench of Justice Quazi Reza-Ul […]

September 23, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

ACC to organise countrywide pre-poll campaign to elect honest lawmakers

The Anti-Corruption Commission has decided to organise countrywide pre-election programmes to motivate people to elect honest lawmakers in the coming national parliamentary election. The commission will organise on ‘Dudok Songlap’, a mass dialogue programme, with participation of nomination aspirants from all political parties, civil society representatives and local people in all the 64 districts, the commission officials said. The ACC […]

September 23, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

ICT case against Nizami: Prosecution witness sets aside video clip claim

A prosecution witness in the war crimes case against Jamaat’s amir Matiur Rahman Nizami late Saturday night brushed aside Toby Cadman, a British lawyer and lobbyist for Jamaat, being quoted by the UK-based daily Telegraph to have had a video clip of the witness’s interview where he said that he was forced to give deposition against Nizami. In a press […]

September 23, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

HC bench officers ignore ACC summons

The office of the registrar of the Supreme Court has allegedly failed to act upon notices served by the Anti-Corruption Commission summoning certain bench officers in the High Court to appear and explain allegations of corruption. The bench officers work under the registrar. The commission in its notices had sought the registrar’s assistance in ensuring the appearance of the named […]

September 22, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

Ershad resents US interference in Bangladesh elections

Jatiya Party chairman HM Ershad on Saturday expressed his resentment at US ‘interference’ in Bangladesh’s national elections and said that Bangladeshis were educated enough to deal with domestic politics and polls. Ershad also said that the present government had made changes in the constitution only to retain power but he did not do it during his nine years’ rule. `I […]

September 22, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

BNP will stop war crimes trial if voted to power, says PM

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Saturday said that the Bangladesh Nationalist Party would stop the ongoing trial of war criminals and re-establish reign of terror, extremism and corruption if they were voted to power in the next general elections. ‘The BNP would also start carrying out attack and repression on the people as well as leaders and activists of […]

September 22, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

Nazmul Huda has no takers

Former BNP leader Nazmul Huda’s claims that he retains his membership in the main opposition party after he withdrew his resignation letter apparently has no takers. ‘I don’t know,’ BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir told New Age last week when asked about the current status of Nazmul Huda in the party. A mid-level BNP leader told New […]

September 22, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

Sundarban tiger count rescheduled to begin a month later

The World Bank aided tiger census in the Sunderbans using camera traps has been rescheduled to begin on October 20 to ascertain the number of the big cats with photographic and scientific evidence, said forest officials. The census was due to begin on September 20. The new and scientific method would replace the old and flawed pugmark method for accurately […]

September 22, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

3 hurt as Shibir men clash with police

Two policemen and another became injured as activists of Islam Chhatra Shibir, the student wing of Jamaat-e-Islami, clashed with the police at Hazaribagh in the capital on Saturday evening. The police also seized 58 bombs and a huge amount of explosive substances from a house in the area, Mohammad Ali, inspector (investigation) of the Hazaribagh police, said. In another drive, […]

September 22, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

Myanmar tightens security along border with Bangladesh: media report

Myanmar has beefed up security along the border with Bangladesh, online Myanmar newspaper ‘ELEVEN’ reported on Friday quoting security sources. It said that Myanmar tightened the security along the border due to political instability in the neighbouring South Asian country. Three battalions of the Myanmar army has been deployed within five miles from the Myanmar-Bangladesh border to tighten the security, […]

September 22, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

BIWTA and BIWTC blame each other for ferry service disruption

Officials of the Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority and the Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation blamed each other for the disruption of ferry services on Mawa-Charjanajat and Paturia-Daulatdia routes. The corporation officials said that navigability on the river routes were the main reason for the disruption and the authority failed to dredge the river properly to keep the river routes […]

September 21, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

Law on Islamic Arabic University passed

The government is going to set up Islamic Arabic University to bring all madrassahs degrees and curriculums equivalent to bachelor and master’s level under a single institution. The parliament on Wednesday passed the Islami Arabic University Bill 2013 in this direction. The courses and degrees of fazil (bachelor’s) and kamil (master’s) of the madrassah education are now supervised by the […]

September 21, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

Toddler among 13 wounded in Chicago gang shooting

Thirteen people — including a toddler — were wounded in a gang shooting in president Barack Obama’s adopted hometown Chicago which has been struggling to stem violent crime, the police said Friday. The bloodshed Thursday night apparently came in a drive-by shooting targeting people playing basketball, the Chicago Tribune reported. Among the victims was a three-year-old child who was in […]

September 21, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

Taliban ambush kills 18 Afghan cops

Taliban militants in northeast Afghanistan killed 18 police in an ambush, the government said Friday, as security forces struggle against the rebels with decreasing assistance from international troops. The police convoy was caught in a firefight on Wednesday in the remote province of Badakhshan when officers were returning from an anti-insurgent operation. The attack will heighten concerns that Afghan forces […]

September 21, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

Bangla Academy face shortage of its own dictionaries

Dictionaries, the best-selling publications of the Bangla Academy and the most popular books of their kind in the country, are out of stock and are now only available for much higher prices or in photocopy at bookshops at Nilkhet. A senior Bangla Academy official told New Age that the most popular of the dictionaries — English-to-Bengali and Bengali-to-English dictionaries — […]

September 21, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

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