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JL occupation of venue forces Towki Mancha to relocate rally

As leaders and activists of Juba League, the youth front of the ruling alliance leader Awami League, all on a sudden occupied the venue of the Santrash Nirmul Towki Mancha’s rally, forcing the Towki Mancha to hold the rally at another place in Narayanganj city on Friday evening. The Santrash Nirmul Towki Mancha (the Towki Platform for eliminating terrorism) on […]

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Ershad slams MKA, Khaleda

The Jatiya Party chairman, Hussain Muhammad Ershad, on Friday slammed the home minister, Muhiuddin Khan Alamgir, for his remarks that the multi-storey commercial building at Savar might have collapsed due to shaking of its vulnerable pillars by opposition activists. He also criticised the leader of the opposition in parliament, Khaleda Zia, for her remarks that the government was not being […]

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Hefajat men to be deployed at 6 entry points

Hefajat-e-Islam Bangladesh nayeb-e-amir Nur Hossain Kasemi said their activists (tauhidi janata) will be deployed at six entry points of the capital on Sunday to lay siege to Dhaka peacefully. Kasemi, also the Dhaka city Hefajat convenor, at a briefing at Hefajat’s office at Lalbagh Madrassah on Friday, said that their men would gather at Gabtali, Baliarpur of Aminbazar, Demra, Buriganga […]

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JU syndicate meet postponed amid teachers’ protests

A meeting of the Jahangirnagar University syndicate scheduled for Friday was postponed in the face of protests made by a section of teachers. A large number of Awami League-backed teachers also besieged the vice-chancellor’s office at the same time, censuring his rough comments about two teachers of the university. The agitating teachers lay siege to the VC office and put […]

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Left parties demand punishment for Rana Plaza culprits

Different left-leaning political parties on Friday demanded exemplary punishments for the owners of Rana Plaza and the garment factories housed at the building for the killings of more than 500 workers. Democratic Left Alliance, a combine of the seven left-leaning political parties and the Bangaldesher Samjtantrik Dal factions led by Khalequzzaman and Mubinul Haider Chowdhury and Communist Party of Bangladesh […]

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Skill, transparency must for good governance of Dhaka city

Urbanisation expert professor Nazrul Islam on Friday said leadership, skill, and transparency were necessary for ensuring good urban governance in Dhaka city. ‘But there is no elected office-bearer in our capital city at the moment,’ he said, adding, ‘It is an unbelievable situation that a city is running without a pilot or a leader.’ Nazrul was delivering the 10th Syed […]

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Grand rally at Shahbagh May 31

The Ganajagaran Mancha spokesman, Imran H Sarkar, on Friday said that the ongoing protests for capital punishment for all war criminals would continue in non-violent way. He also announced that a grand rally would be held at Shahbagh on May 31. The Ganajagaran Mancha will also hold rallies at Gazipur on May 10 and Mymensigh on May 18 to drum […]

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US probing indictment of its citizen

The US is looking into reports that a US citizen has been indicted by Bangladesh’s war crimes court. ‘We’re looking into reports that a US citizen has been indicted by Bangladesh’s war crimes court,’ the office of the spokesperson at the US state department, Washington said while responding to a ‘taken’ question. The spokesperson, however, said, ‘Due to privacy considerations, […]

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Missing AL leader found dead in Jessore

Police on Friday recovered the decomposed body of a local leader of ruling Awami League in Jessore who was missing since Tuesday night. Abhoynagar police recovered the body of Farid Hossain, 35, organising secretary, Sridharpur union unit Awami League and also a businessman at Nawapara industrial town. The body, cut into several pieces, was kept in a plastic drum in […]

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World Press Freedom Day observed

The World Press Freedom Day 2013 was observed across the country on Friday with rallies in different cities and discussion meetings focusing on the theme “Safe to Speak : Securing Freedom of Expression in All Media”. Speakers at the discussions put the spotlight on the issues of safety of journalists, combating impunity for crimes against freedom of expression and securing a free […]

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Ferdous Nagor school, clinic inaugurated in Fulgazi

The opening ceremony of Ferdous Nagor Government Primary School and Ferdous Nagor Community Clinic was held at Amjadhat in Fulgazi upzila in Feni Tuesday. Fulgazi upazila chairman Akramul Haque Akram inaugurated the institutions as the chief guest. The chairman-cum-MD of Frontline Communications Limited, Ferdous Alam Majumder, Fulgazi upazila UNO Debmoy Dewan, and other high officials of the upazila administration were […]

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Rana Plaza collapse: Ganajagaran Mancha wants punishment of RMG owners

Ganajagaran Mancha has censured the Hefajat-e-Islam for terming the Savar tragedy a ‘curse of Allah for working men and women together.’ Addressing a citizen rally at Shahbagh to mourn the Savar building collapse that killed more than 400 on April 24, the spokesman of the platform of the Shahbagh protesters, Imran H Sarkar, said, ‘We condemn those who have termed […]

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Jahanara Imam’s 84th birth anniv today

Today is the 84th anniversary of birth of Shaheed Janani Jahanara Imam, a litterateur and pioneer organiser of the campaign against war criminals of 1971. Jahanara Imam, born in Murshidabad in May 3, 1929 in the then undivided Bengal of India, is mostly remembered for her role in bringing the issues of war crimes and war criminals to the forefront. […]

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Students lock BUET bldgs following clash

Agitating students of the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology locked different academic buildings on Thursday following a clash between senior and junior students. At least four students were injured Wednesday night in a clash over organising a programme. The injured are Pratik and Erich of electrical and electronics engineering, Anirban of civil engineering and Sagar of naval architecture and […]

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SAVAR TRAGEDY: Engineer Razzak arrested

The police on Thursday arrested freelance engineer Abdur Razzak, at his office at Savar for allegedly certifying that Rana Plaza was safe on the day before the eight-storey building collapsed on February 24, leaving more than 400 people killed. Additional superintendent of police in Dhaka (detective) ABM Masud Hossain told New Age that Razzak had gone into hiding immediately after […]

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World Press Freedom Day today

The World Press Freedom Day will be observed in the country as elsewhere across the globe today with the theme ‘Safe to Speak: Securing Freedom of Expression in All Media.’ May 3 is observed celebrating the fundamental principles of press freedom and to evaluate press freedom around the world, defend the media from attacks on their independence and pay tribute […]

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Chiefs of three services meet president

Chief of Army Staff General Iqbal Karim Bhuiyan, Chief of Naval Staff Vice Admiral Muhammad Farid Habib and Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal Muhammad Enamul Bari met president Abdul Hamid at Bangabhaban on Thursday. During the meeting, the chiefs of the three services congratulated Abdul Hamid on his assumption of office as the country’s 20th president. They apprised the […]

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SAVAR TRAGEDY: 32 unidentified bodies buried at Jurain graveyard

Thirty-two bodies of unidentified people killed in the collapse of eight-storey Rana Plaza at Savar were buried on Wednesday at Jurain graveyard in the capital. The bodies were recovered from the debris of Rana Plaza which collapsed on April 24, leaving more than 400 people, mostly garments workers, killed and scores injured. Anjuman-e-Mufidul Islam arranged the burial of the 32, […]

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BOMB BLAST AT N’GANJ AL OFFICE: CID submits charge sheet accusing six

The Criminal Investigation Department on Thursday submitted charge sheet accusing six, including a local Bangladesh Nationalist Party leader, in connection with the bomb attack at Awami League office at Chashara in 2001 that left 20 people killed and over 50 injured. On June 16, 2001, a powerful bomb exploded in a portion of the Awami League office at Chashara in […]

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Unnayan Onneshan launches book on labourers

Unnayan Onneshan, a private think-tank, has launched a book describing poor condition of the country’s labours especially the low-paid workers. The book titled ‘Accumulation and Alienation: State of Labour in Bangladesh 2013’ stated that workers were dispossessed despite remaining at the core of the country’s economic development. Unnayan Onneshan noted that high rate of unemployment forced thousands of labours to […]

May 3, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

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