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BNP celebrates Khaleda’s 68th birthday today

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party celebrates the 68th birthday of its chairperson Khaleda Zia today. The BNP and its associate organisations would celebrate her birthday at the party’s central office at Naya Paltan at 11:00am, Jatiyatabadi Mahila Dal general secretary Shirin Sultana told New Age. The party leaders and activists would greet Khaleda at her Gulshan office at 8:00pm. This time, […]

August 15, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

Adilur in jail with prisoners in narcotic cases

The detained human right activist Adilur Rahman Khan is kept in Kashimpur jail in Gazipur along with general prisoners accused in narcotic cases, prison officials said. The jail authorities on Tuesday shifted Adilur, also a Supreme Court lawyer, to Part-1 of the Kashimpur jail from Dhaka central jail, where he was sent in compliance with a High Court order. ‘He […]

August 15, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

2 Bangladeshis beaten to death in India

Two Bangladeshi men were beaten to death on Tuesday by a mob at Chichingpara in Meghalaya in India after they reportedly entered the Indian territory illegally. The deceased were identified as Hemanta Koch, 22, son of Srikanta Koch, and Shital Koch, 24, son of Premananda Koch of village Rangtia in Jhinaigati upazila. Local people said five Bangladeshis from the village […]

August 15, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

Army Welfare Trust gets permission to ply taxicabs in Dhaka, Chittagong

Bangladesh Road Transport Authority has given permission to the Army Welfare Trust to put into service 400 taxicabs in Dhaka and Chittagong cities in next four months from August 1. The permission was given after only one company had been selected to ply taxicabs in Dhaka after the authority had invited applications from different companies for licence to operate taxicabs […]

August 15, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

Toxic gas kills 2 in Ctg

Two workers died after inhaling toxic gas inside a septic tank at Imampur village in Mirsarai upazila on Wednesday. The deceased were identified as Nasir Uddin, 35, and Nizam Uddin, 32, of the same village. The people of the area said Nasir and Nizam climbed down the septic tank at the house of Abul Kalam in the morning to clean […]

August 15, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

Power supply from 230kV grid: Govt offers monopoly access to Abul Khair Group

The government has allowed Abul Khair Steel Mills a monopoly access to an entire substation to meet its demand for power from a 230kV transmission line, officials said. The state-run Power Development Board on Monday signed a tripartite agreement with Abul Khair Steel Mills keeping all the five transformer bays of the substation dedicated for the private plant although its […]

August 14, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

PM for multipurpose education to achieve rapid progress

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday underscored the need for multipurpose education for rapid progress of the country as education is the main tool for poverty alleviation. The prime minister expressed the view when the members of Standing Committee of Bangladesh University Council, a forum of public university teachers, met her at her office. After the meeting, PM’s press secretary […]

August 14, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

HALLMARK SCAM: ACC appeals against Jesmin’s bail

The Anti-Corruption Commission on Tuesday appealed to the High Court against bail granted to Hallmark Group chairperson Jesmine Islam by a Special Judge’s Court. Jesmine was released on bail on August 4 soon after Dhaka senior special judge Zahurul Haq granted her bail on condition that she would repay the money the group had embezzled from state-owned Sonali Bank in […]

August 14, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

Rony denied bail

A court in Dhaka on Tuesday rejected a petition filed by ruling Awami League lawmaker Golam Maula Rony seeking bail in a case for assaulting journalists. Acting metropolitan sessions judge Md Aktaruzzaman passed the order. This was the second time that Rony was denied bail. Moving the petition, Rony’s defence counsel Abdullah Al Mansur Ripon mentioned that Rony was a […]

August 14, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

Patient dies being trapped in MMCH lift

A patient died being trapped in a lift at Mymensingh Medical College Hospital on Monday night. The deceased was Mosharref Hossain, 35, a resident of Gafargaon upazila of the district. Hospital sources said Mosharref was brought to the emergency unit of the hospital at about 7:00pm with complaints of severe chest pain. The on-duty doctor admitted him to Coronary Care […]

August 14, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

100 injured in Sylhet clash

More than 100 people were injured in a series of clashes between two groups of villagers in Sylhet on Tuesday. Local sources said that the clashes ensued following a quarrel over a mobile phone call made to a young woman of Mirergaon village under Jalalpur union of Dakkhin Surma upazila by a youth Fazlu Miah of nearby Sabdalpur village at […]

August 14, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

People stream into city after Eid celebrations

A huge number of people on Monday returned to the capital by bus, train and launch after celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr. Officials of Bangladesh Railway, bus and launch companies said most of the people who went out of the capital came back on Monday because of the two-day countrywide strike that begins today. Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami has called the general strike. At Kamalpur […]

August 13, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

HALLMARK SCAM: Jesmin appeals against order for repaying Tk 100 crore per month

Hallmark Group chairman Jesmin Islam on Monday appealed to the High Court against a lower court order that had asked her to repay Tk 100 crore every month to the state- owned Sonali Bank until the amount the group had embezzled from the bank was returned. On August 4, Dhaka senior special judge Zahurul Haq granted Jesmin bail on conditional […]

August 13, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

Power import from India: Dhaka gives sovereign guarantee before laying transmission line

Dhaka has handed-over sovereign guarantee for importing 250 MW of electricity for 25 years from Indian NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam before the Indian authorities completed laying the electricity transmission line, officials said. Delay in laying transmission line in the Indian part would further delay the commencement of electricity import from India, they said. According to a plan, the power trade […]

August 13, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

BGB man found dead in Chuadanga

A Border Guard Bangladesh man was found dead in a frontier area in Damurhuda upazila Monday morning. The police recovered the body of Amir Hossain, 36, Nayek of Munshipur BGB Camp under Battalion 6. He hailed from the sadar upazila in Comilla district. BGB sources said Amir along with four other BGB men went on a patrol in the border […]

August 13, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

Former Assam governor backs LBA, Teesta

Former governor of Assam and Jammu and Kashmir, lieutenant general (retired) Srinivas Kumar Sinha, has said India should exhibit political will to strengthen ties with Bangladesh and support Sheikh Hasina in neutralising Jihadist elements. Sinha is close to BJP and served as governor in these two crucial border states during their time. His views on strategic matters are taken very […]

August 13, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

SQC TRIAL: Defence asked to end arguments by lunch break today

The International Crimes Tribunal-1 on Wednesday asked thee lawyer of war crimes accused Salauddin Quader Chowdhury, MP, to complete his closing arguments by lunch recess today. The tribunal gave the order as Salauddin’s defence counsel Ahsanul Huq Hena failed to complete his arguments in five days on Monday. The tribunal also directed the prosecution to remain ready after the lunch […]

August 13, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

TAWKI MURDER: Accused Liton remanded

A judicial magistrate court on Monday granted a seven-day police remand for an accused in Tanvir Mohammad Tawki killing case in Narayangaj. Accused Yusuf Hossain Liton earlier on July 31, 2013 made confessional statement to the court that he and four others killed meritorious student Tanvir Mohammad Tawki. Investigation officer of the murder case Assistant Superintendent of police Robiul Islam […]

August 13, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

Man killed in ‘shootout’

An alleged miscreant was killed in a ‘shootout’ with the police at the village Chandpur in Damurhuda upazila early Monday. The deceased was identified as Billal Hossain, 39, son of Atiar Rahman of the village, and he was an alleged local terrorist ringleader and a listed criminal of the district. The police said a patrol team of Darshana police camp […]

August 13, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

detention camp riot: Migrant manhunt in Athens

The police in Athens were hunting almost a dozen escaped migrants on Sunday after a detention camp riot left 10 officers injured, authorities said. The police said that eight Pakistanis and two Afghans were still unaccounted for after the four-hour riot at Amygdaleza detention camp in the northeast of Athens. Another 14 migrants from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh were caught […]

August 12, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

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