Archive for May 10th, 2013

Kamaruzzaman given death sentence

International Crimes Tribunal 2 on Thursday sentenced Jamaat-e-Islami’s assistant secretary general Mohammad Kamaruzzaman to death for killing 120 people and raping women in a village and killing a man near a bridge in Sherpur during the war of independence in 1971. The three-member tribunal also sentenced him to life in prison for killing civilian Badiuzzaman of Kalinagar at Nalitabai in […]

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Hartal passes off peacefully

The last day of the two-day dawn-to-dusk countrywide general strike passed off peacefully on Thursday barring some stray incidents. The Bangladesh Nationalist Party-led ‘18-party’ alliance enforced the hartal in protest against the ‘killing of Hefajat-e-Islam activists’ during the joint forces’ operation to flush them out of Shapla Square in the capital early Monday. Special security measures were in place as […]

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Jamaat’s hartal Sunday

Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islam on Thursday called a countrywide dawn-to-dusk hartal for Sunday in protest at International Crime Tribunal’s awarding death sentence to its assistant secretary general Mohammad Kamaruzzaman. The International Crimes Tribunal-2 on Thursday handed down death sentence to Kamaruzzman for committing crimes against humanity during the war of independence in 1971. ‘The verdict is a part of the conspiracy to […]

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Kamaruzzaman calls judgment wrong

Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami assistant secretary general Mohammad Kamaruzzaman, just after being sentenced to death by the International Crimes Tribunal-2 on Thursday, said the judgment against him was wrong. Kamaruzzaman, dressed in black trousers, a white shirt and black shoes, was brought to the courtroom at around 11:15am and he sat on a chair in the dock holding a copy of the […]

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sweater factory fire: Factory owner, addl DIG, among 9 killed

Nine people including the owner, an additional deputy inspector general of police and a Juba League leader died in the fire that broke out on Wednesday night at a factory of Tung Hai Sweater Limited at Mirpur Darussalam in the capital. Bangladesh Fire Service and Civil Defence on Thursday formed a committee to investigate the incident. The deceased include additional […]

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UN special envoy arrives today on ‘political mission’

A United Nations special envoy arrives today in Dhaka on a ‘political mission’ with a message for the country’s key political players to figure out a consensus mechanism for holding the next general elections in a free, fair and inclusive atmosphere. The envoy, UN assistant secretary-general for political affairs Oscar Fernandez-Taranco, will meet both government and opposition figures and convey […]

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BNP mulls more hartals, blockades

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party-led 18-party alliance will hold a rally at Naya Paltan on May 13 to press for holding of the next general election under a non-party government. It will also register protest at the government’s rejection of the 48-hour ‘ultimatum’ issued by BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia on May 4 for accepting the demand for an election-time non-party government. […]

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Combined pass rate marks significant rise

Results of the Secondary School Certificate and equivalent examinations this time with the combined pass percentage of 89.03 marked a significant improvement on the results of past years. This year’s figure is 2.66 percentage points higher than the pass percentage of the past year, which was 86.37, according to the results published on Thursday. The number of highest grade scorers […]

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Savar death toll reaches 996

The death toll from the Rana Plaza collapse at Savar reached 996 by Thursday evening as the rescue job ran to the 16th day with 158 bodies being pulled out between midnight past Wednesday and midnight past Thursday. The district administration control room said that 985 bodies had so far been recovered from the rubble of Rana Plaza which collapsed […]

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Khaleda ordered killing, burning of Qur’an: PM

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, has said the leader of the opposition is the ‘accused of ordering’ the vandalism, killing and burning the holy Qur’an during Hefajat’s sit-in in the city on May 5. ‘Begum Zia wanted to use the Hefajat and ulema to usurp to power creating a trouble on that day,’ she said. The persons responsible for the […]

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Best performing schools

Ideal School and College grabbed the first position among institutions under the Dhaka education board according to results of Secondary School Certificate and equivalent examinations that were published on Thursday. Most of the top five colleges under the education board are from the capital Dhaka. Each year, education boards publish a list of top 20 institutions on five criteria — […]

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JS panel seeks up-to-date info on Tipaimukh

The parliamentary standing committee on water resources ministry on Thursday asked the government to provide all information regarding Indian move for constructing a dam across river Barak at Tipaimukh on upstream Meghna. The committee at its 34th meeting asked the ministry to submit all up-to-date information about the Indian move and Bangladesh government’s measures against the move in the next […]

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Mozena, Pankaj call on speaker

The US ambassador to Bangladesh, Dan W Mozena, on Thursday stressed the need for a dialogue between treasury and opposition benches in the house to resolve all political crises. Pointing to recent political developments, Mozena said violence could not bring any resolution to any problem and it was not soothing for anyone. Mozena made the observation while meeting with newly […]

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Kamaruzzaman lands in condemned cell

Jamaat-e-Islami assistant secretary general Mohammad Kamaruzzaman on Thursday landed in a condemned cell at Dhaka Central Jail in prisoner’s outfit after being sentenced to death on charge of crimes against humanity committed during the 1971 war of independence. The prison authority placed Kamaruzzaman on death row cancelling the division-1 facilities he was enjoying in jail immediately after receiving a warrant […]

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Ganajagaran Mancha celebrates verdict

Shahbagh protesters on Thursday brought out a victory procession as Jamaat leader Mohammad Kamaruzzaman was sentenced to death on charge of crimes against humanity committed during the 1971 war of independence. Several thousand people joined the procession of the Ganajagaran Mancha that ended at the Central Shaheed Minar. As the news of the verdict travelled to Shahbagh, the protesters sang, […]

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Kamaruzzaman’s Trial: Sherpur villagers rejoice at verdict

Families of the victims of war crimes committed by Mohammad Kamaruzzaman in different upazilas in Sherpur during the 1971 liberation war expressed their contentment at the death sentence the International Crimes Tribunal-2 awarded him on Thursday. They said that they would be fully satisfied when the verdict would be executed. ‘I have got justice after long 42 years. I am […]

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HEFAJAT RALLY VIOLENCE: Govt to make death list public, says Inu

Information minister Hasanul Haq Inu on Thursday said the agencies concerned were preparing a list of the dead in Sunday’s violence over Hefajat-e-Islam’s rally at Shapla Chattar in the city’s Motijheel Commercial Area. The list also including the identities of the dead will be made public, he announced. Addressing a press conference at the secretariat, the minister claimed no lethal […]

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3 Rohingyas held at airport with fake passports

Airport Armed Police Battalion arrested three Rohingya citizens with fake passports at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in The city on Thursday. The arrested were Mohammad Imran, 25, Mohammad Asadullah, 22, and Mohammad Jafor Alam, 22. ‘Being informed, the police arrested them while the three Rohingya youths were crossing the departure lounge of the airport for Saudi Arabia with fake passports,’ […]

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Preventing disaster: Clothing brands must work with Bangladesh: UN experts

A United Nations expert group on Wednesday urged global clothing brands to work with Bangladesh, international organisations and civil society to improve working conditions in the country’s garment sector. The call came following last month’s disasterous collapse of Rana Plaza at Savar that left more than 900 dead and many wounded. ‘The international brands sourcing from Bangladesh have a responsibility […]

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Hefajat calls off Sunday’s strike

Hefajat-e-Islam on Thursday called off the countrywide dawn-to-dusk general strike it earlier announced for Sunday. The Islamist group Hefajat announced the general strike in protest at ‘the crackdown on its activists’ and to seek the release of the group’s secretary general Junayeed Babunagari, who was arrested Monday evening. The strike was called off at the instruction of the group’s amir […]

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