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AD gets 4 more judges

Four High Court judges were elevated to the Appellate Division on Thursday taking to 10 the total number of judges at the highest court. Acting president Abdul Hamid appointed Justice Mohammad Anwarul Haque, Justice Siddiqur Rahman Miah, Justice Hasan Foez Siddique and Justice AHM Shamsuddin Choudhury judges at the Appellate Division. The appointments will come into effect with the judges […]

March 29, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

Destiny walks in Hallmark footsteps currying favour with govt

With the government apparently taking a soft stance against the notorious Hallmark Group, the controversial multi-level marketing giant Destiny, facing several money laundering cases, has appealed to the government to let its major subsidiaries resume operations on the grounds of protecting its clients’ interests. Acting president Ashraful Amin of Destiny Group, which swindled its clients out of Tk 3,800 crore, […]

March 29, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

One killed in strike violence in Jessore

A shopkeeper was killed and more than 50 were injured while several vehicles were burnt and damaged across the country on the first day of the 36-hour general strike the opposition alliance started enforcing on Wednesday morning. The BNP-led alliance is enforcing the strike to push for the demands including the release of BNP leaders and activists arrested at the […]

March 28, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

Charges pressed against senior BNP leaders

A metropolitan magistrate’s court on Wednesday posted for April 7 the hearing on the acceptability of charges the police pressed against 26 BNP leaders in a case filed with the Paltan police over violence before a general strike in the area on March 2. The accused include BNP leaders Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, Moudud Ahmed, Mirza Abbas, Gayeshwar Chandra Roy, […]

March 28, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

Shahbagh protests: March towards PMO April 4

Shahbagh protests announced fresh programmes, including a march towards the Prime Minister’s Office to hand over a memorandum to the prime minister, to push for the six-point demand, including death penalty for all war criminals and a ban on Jamaat-e-Islami. Blogger Imran H Sarker on the 50th day of the protests on Tuesday rolled out the fresh programmes at a […]

March 28, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

Police HQ warns govt against Hefajat threat

The police headquarters in a report on April 11, 2012 informed the home ministry about the potential dangers posed by the Hefajat-e-Islami and its chief Shah Ahmad Shafi. The report, sent to the home secretary along with a request for taking necessary steps, says Hefajat is connected with anti-government political forces, including the Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami and the Islami Oikya Jote. […]

March 28, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

defamation of Islam: Committee close to spotting campaigners

A committee investigating derogatory comments on blogs and social networking sites about Islam and its Prophet (SM) on Wednesday said that it was close to identifying the bloggers behind the smear campaign, harming peace in society. The high-powered body, led by the home ministry’s additional secretary Mainuddin Khandakar, decided to open a cell at the home ministry, seeking complaints and […]

March 28, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

Independence Day celebrated

The nation celebrated its 43rd Independence and National Day on Tuesday paying homage to the martyrs of 1971 Liberation War. The nation took a fresh pledge to institutionalise democracy and establish a just society based on the rule of law. People rallied at bShahbagh Square demanding speedy completion of the trials of the perpetrators of 1971 crimes against humanity and […]

March 28, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

HC issues rule on Hasina, Khaleda for talks

The High Court on Wednesday asked the Awami League president and the Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson to explain why they would not be directed to hold political dialogue between them and their alliance in and outside parliament to resolve the stalemate over the next general elections. The special bench of Justice Md Nizamul Huq and Justice Zafar Ahmed also asked […]

March 28, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

Lawmen asked to go all-out against ‘miscreants’

Home minister Muhiuddin Khan Alamgir has ordered law enforcement agencies to go all-out against those found to be involved in subversive activities, like arson or vandalism on highways and railway tracks, in the wake of recent violence during general strikes. He gave the directives at a meeting with the heads of law enforcement agencies at his residence in the city […]

March 28, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

Khaleda instigating army sensing defeat in next polls: PM

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Wednesday accused the Leader of the Opposition of instigating the army to take over power unconstitutionally sensing her defeat in the next election. ‘Begum Zia could understand it very well that people of the country would not give vote to a party like BNP for its corruption, and for her movement to protect the […]

March 28, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

BB spots Tk 4,359cr unreported defaulted loans

Bangladesh Bank has detected unreported defaulted loans amounting to Tk 4,359.11 crore in four sate-owned commercial banks, a fact that indicates their financial health is in jeopardy, said BB officials on Sunday. The central bank has also found that the SCBs – Sonali, Janata, Agrini, and Rupali – have a provision shortage of Tk 2,828.15 crore against the defaulted loans, […]

March 28, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

Govt should take dialogue initiatives: Fakhrul

Bangladesh Nationalist Party acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Wednesday said the government would have to take initiatives for holding a dialogue or discussions to bring the current political standoff to an end. He made the remark at a news conference in response to a question about the show-cause notice issued by the High Court on Wednesday on […]

March 28, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

13 protesters on fast-unto-death

A group of Shahbagh protesters dissatisfied about the ‘mild’ fresh programmes blogger Imran H Sarker announced on Tuesday began a fast-unto-death to push for their demands, including a ban on Jamaat-e-Islami. Many of the protesters differing on the programmes Imran announced at the rally on Tuesday brought out a procession and threatened further programmes if the Shahbagh protests did not […]

March 28, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

Independence Day today

The nation celebrates its 43rd Independence and National Day today to renew its pledge to institutionalise democracy and for a just society for which the nation fought and freedom fighters laid down their lives in 1971. The lofty dreams of democracy, the rule of the law, political, economic and cultural freedom, and a society free from exploitation and economic disparity […]

March 26, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

Washington to renew pressure on Dhaka for signing TICFA

Washington is likely to renew its pressure on Dhaka for signing the Trade and Investment Cooperation Framework Agreement and for improving labour rights in the apparel sector when the two sides meet here in May. Foreign ministry officials said engagement between the two sides called the second round of ‘Bangladesh-USA Partnership Dialogue’ is scheduled to take place on May 27-28 […]

March 26, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

BNP, allies call hartal for Mar 27-28

The acting secretary general of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party, Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, on Monday said the BNP was against military intervention in politics. At a press conference at the BNP central office in the city, he announced a fresh non-stop 36-hour hartal for March 27-28 to press for release of the leaders and activists arrested on March 11. About […]

March 26, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

Ministers term Khaleda’s statement seditious, demand legal action

Most of the ministers on Monday blasted the leader of the opposition Khaleda Zia for her remarks in which she said on Sunday that the army would play its role in time. They raised the issue at the weekly cabinet meeting at the secretariat after the discussions on the agenda was exhausted. They said Khaleda Zia’s remarks tantamount to sedition, […]

March 26, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

Opposition men live in huddles in police custody

Leaders and activists of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party and its allies accused in two cases filed in connection to the March 11 rampage in front of the BNP central office in the capital are staying in huddles in police custody. Of the arrested remanded in police custody, 69 were found on Monday kept in a cell and a room at […]

March 26, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

Shahbagh protests: No govt steps as Jamaat ban deadline over

The Shahbagh protesters’ ultimatum to start a process for banning Jamaat-e-Islami and its student wing Islami Chhatra Shibir by March 26 ends today without any government initiatives in this regard. The youth-led Shahbagh protests pressing for death penalty for war criminals rolls into its 50th day today with a renewed pledge to continue the movement until the last war criminal […]

March 26, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

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