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TIB report ‘unreal’: Police

The police have dismissed as ‘unreal’ a report by Transparency International Bangladesh. The recent report by TIB had identified the police as one of three main fountainheads of corruption – political parties and judiciary being the other two. ‘The results of its survey are unclear, unrealistic and not based on information,’ a police press release said. ‘A report such as […]

July 12, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

Notice served seeking polls in bifurcated DCCs

A legal notice was on Thursday served to the election commission asking for holding the much-delayed elections to the bifurcated Dhaka City Corporations. In the legal notice, advocates Gholam Nabi and M Alamgir Hossain asked the EC to reply to it within 48 hours after receiving it, or else, a writ petition will be filed with the High Court for […]

July 12, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

Limon cleared of RAB charges

Jhalakati college student Limon Hossain, maimed by the Rapid Action Battalion two years back, was cleared of charges brought by the elite force as the government issued a gazette notification on Thursday withdrawing both the cases filed against him. The notification issued by the law ministry says: ‘As per the section 494 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, the government […]

July 12, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

Thousands marooned by flooding in northern dists

Floods triggered by onrush of water from upstream left thousands of villagers marooned and damaged crops in the northern districts of Kurigram, Lalmanirhat and Jamalpur. About one lakh villagers in 35 unions of seven upazilas in Kurigram district, affected by the flooding, were facing scarcity of food and drinking water. Our Kurigram correspondent said that the rain-fed Dharala, Teesta, Dudhkumar […]

July 12, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

Radar purchase: Ershad took money: official

An official has said that former president Hussein Muhammad Ershad took financial benefits from a US company to buy one high-powered and two low-looking radars during his rule. Anti-corruption commission deputy director Manjur Ahmed said this in his deposition in a case against the Jatiya Party chairman at the Dhaka divisional special judge court on Thursday related to corruption in […]

July 12, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

JnU bus crashes, 30 injured

At least 30 students were injured when a Jagannath University bus collided with a freight truck in Narayanganj on Thursday afternoon. Angry students blocked the Dhaka-Sylhet highway in Narayanganj’s Khajun and clashed with police and transport workers. At least 10 more people were injured in the conflict. Mobarak Hossain, a student of the university, told the news agency that the […]

July 12, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

Flood situation aggravates in northern districts

Flood situation aggravated in some northern districts on Wednesday following heavy rains and onrush of water from across the border leaving thousands of villagers marooned. The floods inundated hundreds of villages in Kurigram, Thakurgaon and Lalmonirhat. At least 250 families lost their homes in Lalmonirhat district due to erosion of two rivers—Teesta Teesta and Dharla—in the last three days, New […]

July 11, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

Garments worker protest at factory closure in Gazipur

Garments workers of Aftab Group on Wednesday staged protests in Gazipur demanding payment of their arrears, reopening of the factory and stoppage of torture on the labours. The workers went on protests in the morning when they came to join the work and found a notice hung on the gate of Aftab Garment factory Vannara under Kaliakair upazila declaring the […]

July 11, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

PM returns home

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, returned home Wednesday afternoon concluding her weeklong official visit to the United Kingdom and east European Republic of Belarus. A Biman Bangladesh Airlines flight carrying the prime minister and members of her entourage landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 2:10pm. Sheikh Hasina left the country on July 4 for a weeklong visit to the […]

July 11, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

Water level of rivers register rise

Continuous heavy rain and onrush of water from upstream in India for the last five days till Tuesday caused flash flood in different upazilas of Lalmonirhat, Thakurgaon and Kurigram as thousands of villagers were marooned. Two people, including a minor boy, drowned when they fell into heavy tide in the flood ravaged areas of Thakurgaon in last two days. The […]

July 10, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

Bismillah Group Scam: ACC likely to sue some bank MDs

At least two managing directors of commercial banks would be sued by the Anti-Corruption Commission for their alleged links with Bismillah Group for swindling around Tk 1,100 crore from five banks, an ACC official said. The ACC probe team will submit its inquiry report to the commission within this month. At the inquiry stage, the probe team has interrogated managing […]

July 10, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

Unknown man fire gunshots on RMG workers’ rally, 2 injured

At least two apparel workers were injured as miscreants fired bullets on their procession demanding an increase in their wages in the city on Tuesday. Md Shohag, 22, of Fashion Iceland Garment, and Shafiqul Islam, 32, of Bibiare Resources Garment, at Merul Badda in the city were rushed to Dhaka Medical College Hospital. Md Habib, an apparel worker, who rushed […]

July 10, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

DU graduate reps polls rescheduled

The registered graduate representative election to the Dhaka University Senate has been rescheduled. According to the new schedule, the election for 25 representatives will be held on September 14 and 21 at different centres outside of Dhaka instead of August 31 and September 7. The election of Dhaka centres will be held September 28 instead of 14. The nomination paper […]

July 10, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

1971 WAR CRIMES: Probe agency to submit report against Azhar today

The war crimes investigation agency has found indisputable evidences to prove six charges of crimes against humanity against detained Jamaat leader ATM Azharul Islam, chief investigator Abdul Hannan Khan said on Monday. The agency completed its investigation against Azhar, he told news briefing at the War Crimes Investigation Agency’s Dhanmondi office. He alleged that Azhar committed the crimes at different […]

July 9, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

12,033 pass 34th BCS preliminary test

The results of 34th Bangladesh Civil Service preliminary test, under Bangladesh Public Service Commission, were published on Monday. A total of 12,033 candidates came out successful in the preliminary test, according to PSC website. The results are available on the PSC website-www.bpsc.gov.bd. More than 2,21,575 candidates filled up forms online for the test held on May 24. Results can also […]

July 9, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

Ershad terms GCC polls results ‘great danger signal 10’

Jatiya Party chairman Hussein Muhammad Ershad on Monday termed the defeat of Ajmat Ullah Khan in the mayoral election of Gazipur City Corporation a great danger signal No. 10 for the ruling Awami League-led alliance. He made the remark while inaugurating the Dilkusha Branch of Union Bank at Motijheel in the city. MA Mannan, the candidate of BNP-led 18-party opposition […]

July 9, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

SENTENCE AGAINST QUADER MOLLAH: Rafique, Amirul univocal on govt’s rights to appeal

Two senior Supreme Court lawyers on Monday told the Appellate Division that the amended law that empowered the government to appeal against inadequate sentence or acquittal in war crimes cases was applicable to convicted Jamaat leader Abdul Quader Molla’s case. The two lawyers, Rafique-ul Huq and M Amirul Islam, however, expressed contradictory opinions on applicability of customary international crimes law […]

July 9, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

Mandela remains in hospital

Nelson Mandela remains in a South African hospital, where he is in critical but stable condition. There was no official update Monday morning on the health of the 94-year-old former president and anti-apartheid leader, who was admitted June 8 to the hospital for a recurring lung infection. People in South Africa and around the world have expressed concern for Mandela, […]

July 9, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

BASIC Bank scam: ACC sends letter to BB seeking papers

The Anti-Corruption Commission on Monday sent a letter to Bangladesh Bank seeking relevant documents relating to swindling of around Tk 3,500 crore by several companies from the state-owned BASIC Bank Limited. The five-member probe team of ACC led by its deputy director Syed Iqbal Hossain sent the letter to the central bank’s financial integrity and customer service unit seeking all […]

July 9, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

ALIM’s WAR CRIMES TRIAL: IO to testify on Thursday

War crimes investigation officer AZM Altafur Rahman would give his testimony against war crimes accused Abdul Alim on Thursday. The International Crimes Tribunal-2 on Monday set the schedule for examining Altaf, the 35th and last prosecution witness in the case. The tribunal recorded the deposition and cross-examination of war crimes investigation agency librarian Anisur Rahman and Akkelpur Muktijodhdha Sangsad commander […]

July 9, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

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