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2 held with 2,198 pieces of Yaba

The Detective Branch of police arrested two people with 2,198 pieces of Yaba tablets from Chanchra area on the Narail-Jessore road on Sunday. The arrestees were Kobir Hossain, 35, of village Chanchra Roypara and Noor Islam, 40, of village Kabashohi under Abhoynagar upazila in Jessore. Narail DB police subinspector Jalal Uddin said acting on a tip-off, a DB police team […]

February 19, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

HC summons 2 prosecutors for producing no witness in 10 years

The High Court on Monday summoned Dhaka metropolitan public prosecutor Abdullah Abu and additional public prosecutor Dewan Mohiuddin to appear before it on March 4 to explain why they had failed to produce prosecution witnesses before the trial court in 10 years in a murder case. The bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Mohammad Ullah passed the order […]

February 19, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

ACC summons 3 Milk Vita officials

The Anti-Corruption Commission on Tuesday served notices upon three officials of Bangladesh Milk Producers’ Cooperative Union Limited, seeking their statements regarding alleged irregularities in the organisation, an ACC official told New Age. The commission will take statements from Milk Vita managing committee vice chairman Shafiqur Rahman, and members Faruq Ahmed and Belal Hossain Bhuiyan as witnesses, he said. The commission […]

February 19, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

War Crimes Tribunal: Petition seeks contempt proceedings against Bergman

A High Court lawyer on Tuesday filed a petition with International Crimes Tribunal 2 seeking a rule asking David Bergman, a special correspondent at New Age, to explain why contempt proceedings would not be drawn against him for his comments on war crimes trials and judgements on his own blog. Abul Kalam Azad filed the petition with the ICT registrar’s […]

February 19, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Court orders arrest of blogger Rajib killing suspect

A Dhaka court on Tuesday issued a warrant for the arrest of former North South University student Rejwanul Azad Rana in connection with the killing of blogger Ahmed Rajib Haider in February 2013. Metropolitan magistrate Sabrina Ali passed the order after accepting the charge sheet submitted against Ansarullah Bangla Team chief Mufti Md. Jasimuddin Rahmani and seven expelled students of […]

February 19, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Speedy trial law gets 5 years extension

The cabinet on Monday approved a proposal for extending the effectiveness of the Law and Order Infringing Offences (Speedy Trial) law by five more years. The home affairs ministry placed the draft of the ‘Law and Order Infringing Offences (Speedy Trial) (Amendment) Bill – 2014 in the cabinet meeting at the secretariat with the prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, in the […]

February 18, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

PROYASH School starts operation in Tangail

PROYASH School has started functioning at Shaheed Salauddin Cantonment in Tangail Monday morning. The school was inaugurated by Rokshana Shafiq, along with her husband and GOC of 19 infantry Shaheed Salauddin Cant at Ghatail Major General Shafiqur Rahman, while other army high officials were present. Motto of the school is ‘Special child special right’. The School runs under the patronisation […]

February 18, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

RWP demands early elections

Revolutionary Workers Party of Bangladesh has called on the Awami League-led government to hold an early general election dissolving the parliament formed after the general election of January 5. Saiful Huq, the general secretary of the party, at a press conference at Nirmal Sen Auditorium in the city on Monday, alleged that the greater section of voters rejected the January […]

February 18, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Adequate compensation for Rana Plaza victims demanded

Leaders of National Garment Workers Federation, on Sunday demanded that the authorities pay adequate compensation to the families of workers killed in the Rana Plaza collapse. The NGWF, formed a human chain in front of the National Press Club in the city on Sunday morning to press its demands. The federation president Amirul Haque Amin said the proposal of the […]

February 18, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

6 Juba League men sent to jail

A court here on Monday sent six Juba League men to jail in a case filed in connection with the killing of their fellowman Humayun Kabir Murad. Metropolitan Magistrate Ahmed Sayeed passed the order when they surrendered to his court seeking bail. Those who were sent to jail are Juba League central committee member Ali Hossain, Kokan Chandra Tanti, Ziaul […]

February 18, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

30 posts of dept chiefs made Grade I

The government on Monday upgraded 30 top posts in various departments under different ministries, including health, agriculture, home affairs, information, education and environment, to Grade I. The move came apparently in the wake of pressure from cadre officials other than those of administration for upgrading posts of director generals or chiefs of various departments, including the Directorate General of Health […]

February 18, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

One killed in ‘gunfight’ in Jessore

An alleged criminal was killed in a gunfight with law enforcers near Mirzanagar Primary School in Keshabpur upazila here on Sunday. The deceased was identified as Razab Ali, 42, son of Abdul Kader of Mirzanagar village. Keshabpur police officer-in-charge MA Jalil said that Razab Ali was wanted in several cases, including robbery and murder. Razab was arrested on Saturday night. […]

February 18, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Ministers, MPs’ wealth probe not an eyewash: ACC

The ongoing probes into wealth of ministers and MPs is not an eyewash, Anti-Corruption Commission secretary M Faizur Rahman Chowdhury said Monday ‘You will see the results of our inquiry, we are not eye specialists and the inquiry is not an eyewash, wait and see,’ he told a monthly news briefing at the ACC media centre. ‘A criminal always claims […]

February 18, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

UPAZILA POLLS: Most candidates are businessmen: report

About 51 per cent of the chairman candidates in the first phase of elections to upazila councils are business man by profession and 21.03 per cent belong to agricultural sector. Citizens For Good Governance revealed it in its report published on Monday on the affidavits submitted by the candidate along with their nomination papers. Disclosing the report at a press […]

February 18, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Painters, artists have their shares in book fair

Many visitors to the Amar Ekushey Book Fair are found gathering around painters and artists to get their face painted with pictures in different colours. Around 50 painters are found every day at the fair ground — both at the Bangla Academy premise and its extended part of Suhrawardy Udyan — who paint picture of national flag, Shaheed Minar and […]

February 18, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Picnic bus accident: Pry students mourn fellows’ death

Students of all primary schools on Monday mourned the death of seven of their fellows who died in a traffic accident at Chaugachha in Jessore. The government on Sunday declared mourning in all primary schools for Monday after the seven schoolchildren – Ankhi, 10, Suriya, 8, Shanta, 6, Mithila, 7, Shahanara, 9, Sabbir, 8 and Aakil, 7 – died when […]

February 18, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Krishak Samiti rallies for fair price of potato

Bangladesh Krishak Samiti, a farmers’ rights body, on Monday held demonstrations near the Bangladesh Secretariat demanding compensation for the potato farmers. The farmers dumped potatoes on the road to express their grievances during a rally in front of the Jatiya Press Club. Leaders of the organisation urged the government to take immediate steps to save the potato farmers. They also […]

February 18, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

AL-QAEDA AUDIO CLIP: BTRC blocks website

The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission has blocked Jihadology.net, which released the reported Al-Qaeda audio clip on Bangladesh, said BTRC officials. The BTRC officials on Monday said the commission barred the viewing of the website from the country which released a video massage named ‘Bangladesh: A Massacre behind a Wall of Silence’. The massage was reportedly released on the internet by […]

February 18, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

WAR CRIMES TRIAL: Survivor testifies Quasem threatened to kill captives at Al-Badr torture camp

A torture survivor on Monday testified from the witness stand that on December 14, 1971 detained Jamaat leader Mir Quasem Ali threatened to kill him and other captives at the Al-Badr torture camp at Dalim Hotel failing to extract information from them. In the International Crimes Tribunal-2, Sunil Kanti Bardhan, better known as Dulal, recounted his harrowing experiences of torture […]

February 18, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

11 Bangladeshi workers return from Iraq empty-handed

A team of eleven Bangladeshi migrant workers returned home after 11 months from Iraq empty-handed after facing untold suffering, the workers and officials said on Monday. A scheduled flight of Airarabia airlines carried the workers from Bagdad to Dhaka Monday morning, officials at the Bureau of Manpower, Employment and Training said. After landing at Hazrat Shahjala International airport in the […]

February 18, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

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