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SCBA partly endorses TI report

The Supreme Court Bar Association on Wednesday endorsed in part a Transparency International report that said that the judiciary was at the forefront of corruption race in Bangladesh. At a briefing, the bar association secretary Mahbub Uddin Khokon, also a Bangladesh Nationalist Party lawmaker, demanded that the government enact a law empowering authorities concerned to ask for the wealth reports […]

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Ganasanghati demands price control during Ramadan

The Ganasanghati Andolan, a left leaning political party, on Wednesday called on the government to take immediate steps to control prices of essentials during Ramadan. The Party’s chief coordinator Zonayed Saki, acting coordinator Abul Hasan Rubel and others in a statement said that the prices of the essential commodities were increasing at the eve of Ramadan. Some unfair businessmen and […]

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ACC sues Padma Oil MD, GM, DGM, 88 others

The Anti-Corruption Commission on Wednesday filed three cases against 91 employees of the Padma Oil Company Limited, including its three top executives, for their alleged link with corruption in recruiting employees. The commission officials said that deputy director of ACC Chittagong office, M Morshed Alam, filed the cases with the Sadarghat police of Chittagong under penal code and corruption prevention […]

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22 held in Badda apparel worker killing case

The police on Wednesday arrested 22 people for their alleged involvement in the killing of apparel worker Sohag firing into a procession of garment workers at Merul Badda in the city on Tuesday. The police also recovered three pistols, nine bullets and four magazines from their possession. Badda police station officer-in-charge Iqbal Hossian told New Age that in overnight drives […]

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59 more Rohingya held in Cox’s Bazar

Fifty-nine more Myanmar citizens were held by Border Guard Bangladesh members in the border area in 40 hours till Wednesday morning. The latest detention took to 137 the number of Myanmar citizens held by the border guards in Bangladesh-Myanmar borders in July. Later, arrested Myanmar citizens, also known as Rohingya, were sent back to their homeland Myanmar after providing them […]

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Death of female madrasa student: Angry villagers lock up madrasa

Angry villagers on Wednesday locked up Sonagazi Darul Najat Hazrat Ayesha Siddiqua (RA) Women Madrasa demanding exemplary punishment of those responsible for the killing of a female student of class four of the madrasa. Earlier, the victim’s father Emran Hossain filed a case against the principal and vice-principal of the madrasa under the repression on women and children prevention law […]

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Govt nationalises 22,995 pry schools

The government had issued notifications nationalising 22,995 registered primary schools that are enrolled for monthly pay order across the country, the primary and mass education minister Afsarul Amin said. The notifications were issued in line with the announcement prime minister Sheikh Hasina made on the nationalisation of non-government primary schools, he told a press briefing at his office at the […]

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ICT-1 asks SQC’s defence to produce next witness on Sunday

The International Crimes Tribunal–1 on Wednesday asked the defence for detained BNP lawmaker Salauddin Quader Chowdhury to produce their next witness on Sunday. The tribunal ordered this responding to a defence plea seeking an adjournment of the hearing of the case for four weeks. Wednesday was fixed for examining the third defence witness for Salauddin, but his defence lawyer AKM […]

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Teachers protest at cut down of Ramadan holiday

Different teacher organisations on Wednesday demanded the cancellation of a government order cutting down the Ramadan holidays for schools and colleges by 17 days to make up the losses classes caused by strikes and political unrest. The education ministry on Tuesday re-fixed the holidays for Ramadan, Jamat Ul-Vida, Shab-e-Kadar and Eid-Ul-Fitr from July 27 to August 12. According to the […]

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Govt employees demand pay hike before Eid

Bangladesh Sarkari Karmachari Sanghati Parishad on Wednesday demanded an increase in their salary by 30 per cent and three special increments before the Eid-ul-Fitr. The government employees’ organisation made the demands in its seven-point charter of demands put forward at a press conference at Dhaka Reporters Unity. Addressing the press conference, its president Nizamul Haque Bhuyan, secretary Amzad Ali Khan, […]

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admin cadre appointment: Taxmen threaten work abstention

Taxmen on Tuesday threatened work abstention for an indefinite period beginning on July 16 if the government did not cancel the appointment of Saraf Uddin Ahmed, an additional secretary from the administration cadre, as a member of the National Board of Revenue. The decision was made at an emergency meeting of the Bangladesh Civil Service (Taxation) Association and the Bangladesh […]

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Attack on nat’l minorities condemned

Politicians, academics and national minority leaders at a discussion in the capital on Tuesday condemned attacks on national minorities in different parts of the country. The Bangladesh Adivasi Forum and the Kapaeeng Foundation organised the discussion at Dhaka Reporter’s Unity in protest at the attacks and demanding punishment of the people who attacked houses of national minorities and local churches […]

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HC asks govt to explain why action should not be taken against Unilever

The High Court on Tuesday directed the Unilever Bangladesh Limited’s chairman to explain within four weeks the legality of broadcasting and publishing advertisements in both print and electronic media offering prize of ‘2000 diamond rockets buying Lux soap’. The court also asked the secretaries of the home and commerce ministries, the inspector general of the police, Dhaka metropolitan police commissioner […]

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Obama greets Muslims on the eve of Ramadan

US president Barack Obama and first lady Michelle extended their best wishes to the Muslim communities in America and around the world with the start of the sacred month of Ramadan. In a statement from the White House, the president said for the world’s 1.5 billion Muslims, Ramadan is a time for thoughtful reflection, fasting and devotion. ‘It is also […]

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Repatriate juvenile Bangladeshi detainee: MASUM

A West Bengal-based human rights group has sought the intervention of the country’s apex rights body for repatriation of a Bangladeshi teenager now languishing in an Indian jail. Banglar Manabadhikar Suraksha Mancha moved the National Human Rights Commission after it was alerted of the alleged illegal detention in India by Bangladesh’s Ain O Salish Kendra, last week. MASUM’s secretary Kirity […]

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Novo Air launches frequent-flyer programme

Novo Air, a private airline, on Tuesday launched a frequent-flyer programme called ‘Novo Air Smiles’ and celebrated its 6th month of operation at a city hotel. Novo started its flight operation on January 9 this year with two E-145 jet aircraft serving domestic destinations across the country. Managing director Mofizur Rahman said that Novo has successfully completed its first six-month […]

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Bangladesh advancing towards better health services: experts

Experts at the concluding ceremony of a daylong seminar on Monday said Bangladesh has been advancing successfully towards providing better health services for the entire population. National Institute of Population Research and Training organised the divisional level seminar on ‘Advancement of Bangladesh in Achieving Better Health Services’ at Rangpur Parjatan Motel in the city. The divisional commissioner, Muhammad Delwar Bakht, […]

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Towfiq defamation case against Mahmudur dismissed

A court in Dhaka dismissed a defamation case filed against the acting daily Amar Desh editor Mahmudur Rahman. Additional chief metropolitan magistrate Alamgir Kabir Raj quashed the case on Tuesday as the complainant of the case failed to appear in court on seven consecutive days. Amar Desh in a news story publisehd on December 17, 2009 reported that Towfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury, […]

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Five cops withdrawn for having meals and not paying full

Five members of Chawkbazar police station were withdrawn following a media report that some policemen in plain clothes did not pay the bill after having meals and beat the manager of the restaurant at Chankharpool in the capital. The authority transferred the team leader, sub-inspector Mujibur Rahman, to the Kotwali police station, said the Chawkbazar police station operation officer, sub-inspector […]

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Death of female madrassah student sparks protests

The death of a female madrassah student sparked protests in Feni on Tuesday. The victim Arpita Emran Nupur, 12, was a Class IV student of Sonagazi Darul Najat Hazrat Ayesha Siddiqua (RA) Women Madrassah and daughter of Mohammad Emran of village Charganesh of Sonagazi municipality. Police on Monday recovered the body from her house after her relatives brought back the […]

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