Archive for May 6th, 2013

Four dead as Hefajat activists, police clash

At least four people were killed and several hundred injured as violent activists of Hefajat-e-Islam fought running battles with police across downtown Dhaka turning the capital into a city of panic on Sunday. One of the deceased was identified as Siddiqur Rahman, 28, a transport worker. Doctors at Dhaka Medical College Hospital said he died from excessive bleeding caused by […]

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Death toll reaches 626

The death toll from the Rana Plaza collapse reached 626 on Sunday night with the recovery of 53 bodies on the day and the rescue operation running to 12th day. The eight-storey Rana Plaza at Savar that housed five clothing factories, a shopping mall and a bank, collapsed in the morning on April 24. Rescuers, who started using heavy equipment […]

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Ejaz dies in Singapore

Rescuers at Rana Plaza mourned as one of their colleagues, engineer Ejaz Uddin, who sustained critical injuries in a fire that broke out during rescue operation on the night of April 21, died in a hospital in Singapore on Saturday night, officials said. ‘It is shocking news that Ejaz Uddin died in a Singapore hospital at 10:40pm 10:40pm Bangladesh time […]

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Malaysia ruling coalition wins simple majority in parliament

Malaysia’s ruling National Front coalition won a simple majority of 112 seats in the 222-seat national parliament in Sunday’s election, the country’s Election Commission said, signalling it would extend its 56-year rule in the Southeast Asian nation. The opposition alliance had 58 seats with more than two-thirds of the seat results confirmed, according to the official results. Opposition leader Anwar […]

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Compensation to fire victims: HC summons Tazreen MD

The High Court on Sunday summoned Tazreen Fashions managing director Delwar Hossain to appear before it on May 12 and explain why he did not submit compliance report regarding payment of compensations to the families of workers who died or were injured in his factory fire at Ashulia on November 24, 2012. No lawyer turned up for Delwar. A bench […]

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Leave Dhaka by evening or face tough actions: Ashraf

Awami League general secretary Syed Ashraful Islam warned on Sunday that the government would go for tough actions, if the Hefajat-e-Islam did not end its rally at Motijheel Shapla Square and leave the capital peacefully by the evening. He dubbed Hefajat the new breed of Al Badr and Rajakars. The Awami League-led government does not fear the bloodshot eyes of […]

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Khaleda urges people to stand by Hefajat

The BNP chairperson, Khaleda Zia, has urged people in the capital Dhaka to extend cooperation and stand by Hefajat-e-Islam activists with food and water. ‘The people who have come join Hefajat’s programme are guests. Let us stand by them with whatever we have such as food so that they do not suffer,’ the BNP chairperson’s adviser Shamsuzzaman Dudu said, quoting […]

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AL rejects Khaleda’s ultimatum

The Awami League’s general secretary Syed Ashraful Islam on Sunday outright rejected the 48-hour ultimatum the leader of the opposition in the parliament, Khaleda Zia, gave for the government to accept the demand for an election-time, non-party government. ‘The Awami League has never bowed to any ultimatum. This time too, we outright reject the ultimatum,’ Ashraful said at a press […]

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Hefajat continues sit-in after Dhaka siege

Tens of thousands of Hefajat-e-Islam activists on Sunday decided to sit in at Motijheel as part of their programme to lay siege to the capital Dhaka pushing for its 13-point demands, including the restoration of the phrase ‘absolute trust and faith in Almighty Allah’ to the preamble to the constitution and the enactment of a blasphemy law. The Hefajat-e-Islam amir, […]

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Shahbagh protesters bring out procession against Hefajat

Shahbagh protesters on Sunday brought out a procession carrying sticks in protest at Hefajat-e-Islami’s laying siege to the capital Dhaka and its 13-point demands. They brought out the procession from the Shahbagh protest venue and and Chhatra Sangram Parishad and the Progressive Students Alliance brought out three processions carrying sticks on the Dhaka University campus and in neighbouring areas. The […]

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BNP’s 48-hr ultimatum ends today

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party-led ‘18-party’ alliance will hold a rally in front of its central office at Naya Paltan today before its 48-hour ‘ultimatum’ to the government to accept the demand for an election-time non-party government ends. The rally will be held at 3:00pm, BNP chairperson’s press wing member Shamsuddin Didar told New Age Sunday midnight. The ruling Awami League […]

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Increase wages of RMG workers every year: PM

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, has urged the BGMEA leaders to evolve an institutional mechanism to enhance the salaries of garment workers by a certain percentage every year to help them maintain a descent life. ‘The RMG workers’ salaries need to be increased by a certain percentage each year, and a mechanism to this end should have to be developed,’ […]

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HSC examinees suffer a lot

The candidates and the invigilators of the Higher Secondary Certificate and its equivalent examinations in Dhaka and its outskirts suffered a lot on Sunday due to the Dhaka siege programme of Hefajat-e-Islam. The examinees in Uttara, Tongi, Aminbazar, Gabtoli, Jatrabari and others areas faced transport crisis to go to examinations halls and to back home after the examinations. Many of […]

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Fakhrul gets bail in all five cases

The High Court on Sunday granted six months’ interim bail to Bangladesh Nationalist Party acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir in five cases filed in connection with the March 2 violence in the capital. The bench of Justice Md Rezaul Haque and Justice Gobinda Chandra Tagore passed the order after hearing Fakhrul’s petitions for bail in the cases. ‘We […]

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POWER DISTRIBUTION SUBSIDY: Govt to pay Tk 716cr in FY2012-13

The Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission has estimated the subsidy required for the country’s five power distribution companies at Tk 716 crore for the current fiscal year. The deficit has been spawned by the cost of supplying electricity to consumers being higher than the power price set by the commission last year. The commission will adjust the retail power prices in […]

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8 bodies recovered from Meghna as sea truck sinks

Eight bodies have so far been recovered from the Meghna river in Noakhali as sea truck capsized in the river on Sunday morning with more than 400 passengers on board. ‘Shahid Salam’, the passenger carrier, was on its way from Chairmanghat of Hatia to Nalchiraghat in Noahkhali. Locals immediately joined the coast guards in the rescue operation and rescued 30 […]

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Nooruzzaman’s death anniv today

The second anniversary of the death of decorated war hero Quazi Nooruzzaman Bir Uttam, also the commander of Sector 7 in the war of independence, will be observed today. Nooruzzaman joined the war of independence having retired from the Pakistan army as lieutenant colonel a few years earlier, with the savagery of the genocide of March 25, 1971 prompting him […]

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RMG factory closes as building cracks

A six-storey building housing a garment factory at Hajipara in the city developed cracks on Sunday morning, triggering a panic wave that swept nearly 400 workers out and prompted the owner to close the factory. Flower Fashions Limited rented the first through fifth floors of the building. The cracks developed on the fourth floor. ‘The building is risky. I have […]

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SC cancels Yaba king Amin Huda’s HC bail

The Supreme Court on Sunday cancelled bail granted to Yaba king Amin Huda by the High Court in two cases. Asking the convict to surrender before the court within seven days, the court also directed the lower court to take action against him if he does not comply with its order. A six-member bench of the Appellate Division, headed by […]

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Jamaat behind AL office attack: MKA

The home minister, Muhiuddin Khan Alamgir, has alleged the activists of the Jamaat-e-Islami and its associate organisation Islami Chhatra Shibir had carried out the attacks on the Awami League headquarters and engaged in clashes ‘in the guise’ of Hefajat-e-Islam supporters. ‘I have had talks with the Hefajat. They have said the attackers were not their activists,’ Alamgir told journalists on […]

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