Archive for February, 2013

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The International Crimes Tribunal-1 is set to deliver today its verdict against Delwar Hossain Sayedee in the case of 1971 crimes against humanity. Jamaat leader Sayedee was indicted on 20 counts of crimes against humanity. This will be the third verdict in as many war crimes cases in independent Bangladesh. For the ICT-1, constituted on March 25, 2010, it would […]

February 28, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

7 arrested in Rajib murder case: MKA

Seven people have so far been arrested in connection with the murder of blogger Ahmed Rajib Haider, the home minister, Muhiuddin Khan Alamgir, said on Wednesday. The minister also said that there had been significant progress in the murder case when leaders of Peshajibi Samanway Parishad took up the issue, among others, with him at a meeting in the secretariat. […]

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Islamist parties deny Jamaat’s involvement in their movement

The leaders of Islamist parties have denied involvement of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami in their ongoing agitations against ‘anti-Islamic activities’ and ‘blasphemous’ comments allegedly made by online bloggers against Allah and Prophet Mohammad (SM). Seven Islamist parties – Bangladesh Khelafat Andolan, Islami Oikya Jote, Khelafat Majlish, Jamiyate Olamaye Islam, Nezam-e-Islami Bangladesh, Khelafat-e-Islami and Ulema Mashayekh Samannay Parishad – are carrying out the […]

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BGMEA, BKMEA express concern over hartal

Associations of the country’s export-oriented apparel business owners on Wednesday expressed their deep concern at the general strike called by the Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami for Thursday. The Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers’ and Exporters’ Association and the Bangladesh Knitwear Manufacturers’ and Exporters’ Association in a joint press release called on Jamaat to withdraw the hartal for the sake of the economy as well […]

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AUG 21 Grenade Attack: Trial adjourned for third time

A tribunal in Dhaka on Wednesday adjourned for the third time till March 10 the trial of the two cases on August 21, 2004 grenade attack on an Awami League rally leaving 24 people, including the then Mahila Awami League president Ivy Rahman, killed and scores injured. The Dhaka Speedy Trial Tribunal judge, Shahed Nuruddin, passed the order as Harkat-ul […]

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LeT active in Bangladesh: Alamgir

The home minister, Muhiuddin Khan Alamgir, on Wednesday said Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba, LeT in short, is active in Bangladesh but law enforcement agencies tracked them down and kept them under close surveillance. ‘We have already brought the LeT operatives under security vigil…with cooperation from people,’ he told journalists after joining a programme of police Detective School at Rajarbagh Police Lines in […]

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Left parties for banning religion-based politics, not Jamaat alone

Left-leaning political parties belonging to both the ruling and the opposition camps said Wednesday they would not suspend their movement in demand of a ban on religion-based politics for instituting a non-communal democracy. The movement will continue even after a ban is imposed on the Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami alone, party leaders said. The government as well as the youth who had […]

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Shahbagh protests at Motijheel reject strike

Shahbagh protesters on Wednesday demanded death penalty for Jamaat-e-Islami leader Delawar Hossain Sayedee for the war crimes he had committed in 1971 and said that nothing other than death penalty would be acceptable as his sentence. Students leaders and bloggers, who have been holding protests at Shahbagh since February 5, at a rally they held in Shapla Square in the […]

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Some AF members abused power in 2007-08: TIB

A section of the Armed Forces abused power and resorted to malpractice and corruption during the military-backed caretaker government in 2007–08, a study of the Transparency International, Bangladesh said. The first-ever review of illegal acts of Armed Forces personnel in Bangladesh called the ‘Role of a section of Armed Forces personnel during caretaker government of 2007-08: a review’ said that […]

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Jamaat calls hartal today

The Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami on Wednesday called a nationwide dawn-to-dusk general strike for today. Acting Jamaat secretary general Rafiqul Islam Khan called the general strike issuing a statement immediately after the International Crimes Tribunal-1 announced that it would pronounce today the verdict in a case against the detained Jamaat leader Delwar Hossain Sayedee on charge of crimes against humanity committed during […]

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Fakhrul questions India’s motive for supporting Shahbagh movement

Bangladesh Nationalist Party acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Wednesday questioned the motive behind the reported support of India to the youth movement at Shahbagh Square. A Times of India report on Tuesday said New Delhi supported the Shahbagh youth movement. Why another country would engage its brain in our matters, Fakhrul asked while speaking in two separate […]

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Tk 300cr ‘laundered’ by cooperative

The Department of Cooperatives suspects that senior officials of a cooperative society may have misappropriated as much as Tk 284 crore from its 70,000 clients after the society closed its offices suddenly on Monday. The department on Tuesday filed a first information report with the Paltan police against the officials of the Ideal Cooperative Society Limited, which since 2001 has […]

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Forces Goal 2030 to be implemented in four phases: PM

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Wednesday said ‘Forces Goal 2030’ of Bangladesh Army would be finalised and implemented in a five-year period in four phases. Replying to a tabled question from Jatiya Party lawmaker Nasrin Jahan Ratna, the prime minister said through full implementation of the Forces Goal 2030 two new army commands, an infantry division and other brigades […]

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Top Pak Jamaat leader arrested for attempt to create riots

The Jamaat-e-Islami central vice president Sirajul Haq was arrested from the district courts premises by Munda police on Wednesday, reports a Pakistan daily The Express Tribune. An official of the Munda police said that on August 22, 2008 Sirajul Haq while addressing a gathering in Munda area of the district Lower Dir have tried to create riots, public mischief and […]

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Offshore bidding: Govt extends bid submission date by two weeks

The government has extended bid submission date by two weeks so that the interested international oil companies could have ‘better’ evaluation of the bid documents before competing for oil and gas exploration in the Bay of Bengal, officials said. The energy division on Wednesday sent a letter in this regard to Petrobangla, the state-run Oil, Gas and Mineral Resources Corporation, […]

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Jeddah studying possibility of lifting ban on Bangladeshi worker recruitment

Saudi Arabia’s labour ministry is studying the possibility of lifting of a partial ban on recruitment of worker from Bangladesh, a report of The Arab News said on Wednesday. The Jeddah based daily report quoted a statement of under secretary for international affairs at the Saudi labour ministry Al-Fehaid Ahmed. It said that the Saudi labour ministry set up a […]

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Promote local culture in making film: PM

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Wednesday urged the filmmaking community to produce quality films to enlighten people with knowledge encouraging them to break free from superstition and narrowness. She said the government will continue its support for making good films that will bring the audience back to the cinema halls. The prime minister said in an address while laying […]

February 28, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Journalist couple murder: Crime-scene samples mismatch with suspect DNA profiles: MKA

The home affairs minister, Muhiuddin Khan Alamgir, on Wednesday said that DNA samples collected from the bodies of the slain journalist couple Sagar Sarowar and Meherun Runi had not matched with DNA profiles of any of the suspects. The minister said that the matter had been established by DNA test reports when Peshajibi Samanway Parishad took up the issue, among […]

February 28, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Owners-journos of some media houses instigated ’71 mass killing: Inu

Information minister Hasanul Haq Inu on Wednesday alleged that many of the owners who are now running some media houses including Amar Desh, Naya Diganta and Sangram and some journalists now working there had instigated the mass killing during the 1971 liberation war. He told a press conference at the secretariat that these dailies were against the spirit of the […]

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Dhaka Taxes Bar Assoc gets new executives

A 23-member Dhaka Taxes Bar Association panel was announced on Tuesday after an election on Monday. M Anwar Hossain has been elected president and M Abdul Matin secretary of the association for the next one year. Giasuddin Chowdhury and MM Kobbat Ali have been named vice-presidents. Kazi M Shamsuddin Manik has been elected treasurer while Syed Jafrul Hasan Apu has […]

February 28, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

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