Archive for May 18th, 2013

IPP implementation: Govt worried over slothful progress

The government is worried over the sluggish implementation of long-term power projects under the private sector as its mid-term plan for electricity generation has reached a stalemate. Most of the private entrepreneurs have already received one or more time extensions for completing the power projects since they signed contracts with the Power Development Board. But they have made almost no […]

May 18, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

BNP to join JS budget session, says Moudud

Bangladesh Nationalist Party leader Moudud Ahmed on Friday said BNP lawmakers would join the coming budget session of parliament but did not give any specific date of their joining. BNP lawmakers will have to join the budget session beginning on June 3 to protect their membership to comply with the provision of the Constitution that if any member remains absent […]

May 18, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

No relief reaches Mahasen victims yet

People along the south-east coast who were affected by tropical storm Mahasen, which had weakened before the landfall on Thursday, were yet to receive any relief materials and no move has so far been initiated for their rehabilitation. About 20 people were killed, several thousand thatched and half-brick houses collapsed and standing crops on a fast expanse were damaged by […]

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8 more bodies of Myanmar citizens recovered

Eight more bodies were recovered from the coastline of Bay of Bengal at Teknaf in Cox’s Bazar on Friday morning. With these the number of recovered bodies from the bay in the wake of the cyclone Mahasen has reached 31. The police also found more than one lakh kyats on the bodies that took the total amount of kyats found […]

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Birth registration outnumbers population

The confusion over the exact size of population of Bangladesh is simply refusing to go away. The mandatory computerised birth registrations puts the country’s population at about 15.55 crore in December 2012 while the revised report of the census carried out in July 2011 shows the size of the population at about 15.25 crore. BBS census carried out in July […]

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Ctg air, sea port operation resumes

Flight operation at Shah Amanat International Airport and cargo handling at the Chittagong port resumed on Friday, two days after they were suspended on Wednesday because of Cyclonic Storm Mahasen warning. The Shah Amanat Airport manager, Rabiul Islam, said that they resumed flight operation at 10:00am although they had decided to resume operation on Thursday afternoon but it had been […]

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80 Bangladeshis rescued in Brazil

Brazil police on Wednesday rescued 80 Bangladeshis who were lured with the promise of receiving a salary of $1,500 a month in the country’s capital Brasilia. The Bangladeshis had landed in Brazil after paying $10,000 each to the traffickers, the Times of India reported. Travelling more than 16,000km from their homes, the Bangladeshis entered Brazil without visas from three neighbouring […]

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Opposition tried to topple govt with Hefajat: Hasina

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, has alleged that the opposition hatched conspiracies to topple the government to go to power and thus thwart the trial of war criminals. ‘They (opposition) issued ultimatums ….they tried to use Hefajat-e-Islam to go to power. But, if there’s public support and people stand beside (govt), no conspiracy can work, no matter whatever it is […]

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polls in four city corporations: BNP to back its leaders in mayoral race

Bangladesh Nationalist Party was learnt have decided to extend the party support to its leaders who were contesting in Mayoral elections in the four city corporations scheduled for June 15. The city corporation elections in Rajshahi, Khulna, Barisal and Sylhet are scheduled to be held simultaneously on June 15. BNP was planning to carry out electioneering under a non-political banner like […]

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Ashulia RMG units resume production after 3 days

Several hundred garment factories at Ashulia industrial belt, the outskirts of the capital, resumed production on Friday after three days of closure following protests over increase in wages and safety of the workers at the factories. The workers joined their works at the factories peacefully after the factories had reopened as per a decision made by the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers […]

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War crimes trial: Police posted outside Apollo ICU to arrest Qaisar

Police have been posted in front of the Apollo Hospital’s intensive care unit since Thursday midnight to arrest former state minister and also a war crimes accused Sayed Md Qaisar. The International Crimes Tribunal-2, better known as war crimes tribunal to try 1971 war crimes, on Wednesday ordered police to arrest Qaisar immediately. ‘We have authentic information that Qaisar, aged […]

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Rana plaza collapse: People still looking for missing relatives

Many people kept waiting at places at Savar such as the Rana Plaza collapse site till Friday evening looking for members of their families feared missing. The rescue operation for bodies and survivors in the eight-storey building collapse that took place on April 24 was officially wrapped up five days ago on Monday, with the death toll reaching 1,127, including […]

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No decision yet about taking 26 TTCs under revenue budget

The government is yet to decide about including 26 technical training centres under the revenue budget as the development projects the centres had been running under have ended long ago, said officials of manpower bureau and expatriates’ welfare ministry. There are a total of 2,136 posts, including those of trainers and staff members, sanctioned at the 26 TTCs set up […]

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Dipu briefs congressmen on labour safety issues

Foreign minister Dipu Moni had discussions on Friday with congressmen Sander M Levin and George Miller on safety and labour compliance issues in Bangladesh’s garment sector. Dipu briefly apprised the US lawmakers of how Dhaka handled the recent accidents in garment sector and the immediate and long-term measures taken to improve factory conditions, said a message from Bangladesh mission in […]

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William Radice injured

Tagore scholar and poet William Radice was injured in a traffic accident in Newcastle in England, Kolkata-based the Statesman reported on May 14. Radice was run over by a lorry on May 13 and he sustained serious brain injuries, Hanne-Ruth Thompson, who is a research associate at the department of the languages and cultures of South Asia at SOAS, University […]

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Power supply in 21 S-dists back into normal

The distribution and supply of electricity in all the 21 districts of the country’s southwest and southeast regions resumed on Thursday night after the tropical storm Mahasen crossed the country’s territory. The power supply and distribution in the districts, including Barisal, Bhola, Barguna, Patuakhali and Cox’s Bazar, were suspended fearing destruction from the storm. The Power Development Board director, Saiful […]

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No alternative to free flow of info: PM

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, has said her government has given highest priority to the development of the telecommunication and IT sector as there is no alternative to ensuring the free flow of information for building a knowledge-based democratic society. ‘The telecommunication and information technology has now become one of the main tools for socioeconomic development globally. So, there is […]

May 18, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

Cop among 2 held over carjacking in Savar

The police arrested two people, including a nayek of the Detective Branch of police, while snatching a car from its driver in Savar on the outskirts of the capital early Friday. Of the arrestees, one was Hemayet, a nayek of the DB of Dhaka Metropolitan Police, hailing from Ujirpur in Barisal while identity of the other could not be known […]

May 18, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

Militancy, communalism enemies of democracy: Inu

The information minister, Hasanul Haq Inu, has said Bangladesh needs to control all the evil forces like militancy and communalism for the interest of democracy. ‘The people who favour the evil forces like militancy and communalism are enemies of democracy — a democratic society cannot be built with the people who favour such evil forces,’ Inu said as the chief […]

May 18, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Eight Hefajat men detained

Chittagong Metropolitan Police detained eight Hefajat-e-Islam activists while trying to hold a rally at city’s Andarkilla intersection Friday. The identity of the detainees could not be known immediately. The police said the Hefajat activists were trying to arrange a rally and bring out procession in front of Shahi Jame Masjid after Jumaa prayers protesting at the arrest of their secretary […]

May 18, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

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