Archive for May 19th, 2013

College admission: Students in for tough competition

Many students scoring the highest grade point average of 5 in this year’s secondary school certificate and equivalent examinations and willing to take admission to renowned colleges in the capital Dhaka would not get seats in the institutions because of seat limitations. The process for admission to higher secondary colleges, which began on Saturday, will enrol students based on their […]

May 19, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

RMG workers stage demo at Ashulia

Several hundred workers of a garment factory at Palashbari of Ashulia, on the outskirts of the capital staged protests on Saturday against the termination of their co-workers a day after the factory reopened after a long workers’ unrest. Witnesses and factory sources said the workers of Shahreer Garment became agitated after coming to know about the termination of 75 fellows. […]

May 19, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

15 editors express concern about closure of two TV channels, Amar Desh

Editors of 15 national daily newspapers in a joint statement on Saturday expressed concern about the closure of Diganta TV and Islamic TV and the Amar Desh newspaper and urged the government to open the Amar Desh press, release its acting editor Mahmudur Rahman and allow broadcasting of the two television channels. They found the closure of three media outlets […]

May 19, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

Don’t attend JS only for retaining membership: PM

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, has renewed her call to the opposition leader to join the upcoming budget session of parliament and discuss whatever she wants, but not to attend the Jatiya Sangsad only for retaining the membership. ‘I would like to tell the opposition leader to come to parliament and discuss whatever you want. But don’t leave the house […]

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Dipu-Kerry talks highlight strong cooperation

Foreign minister Dipu Moni and US secretary of state John Kerry had their first bilateral talks in Washington on Friday afternoon discussing some pressing issues, including war crimes tribunal, Hefajat-e-Islam’s movement, upcoming general elections and Rohingya refugees. In nearly an hour-long meeting at the treaty room at the state department, the issues, including Dhaka-Washington partnership dialogue to be held in […]

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Khulna mayor’s income up 121 times in 5 years

The yearly income of the outgoing mayor of Khulna Talukder Abdul Khaleque has increased 21 times in five years, according to his affidavits submitted to the Election then and now. In 2008, according to his affidavit submitted to the commission for mayoral polls, his early income was Tk Tk 3,62,000. Khaleque, in his affidavit submitted to the commission for mayoral […]

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New pay commission likely in budget

The government is likely to announce a national pay commission in the next budget, a move seen by a former top bureaucrat as a way to buy favour of public officials and employees in the run up to the upcoming parliamentary elections. According to finance ministry’s budget wing officials, the new pay scale has already been discussed by top policymakers […]

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AL leader, driver shot dead

A local Awami League leader and another person were shot dead by unnamed assailants near the Ahmedabad Government Primary School at Rupsha in Khulna on Saturday. The deceased were Khan Jahid Hasan, 48, the acting general secretary of the Fakirhat unit Awami League and chairman of the sadar union, and his driver Munna Sheikh, 28, of Rupsha. The Fakirhat police […]

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Govt to rebuild houses destroyed by Mahasen

The local authorities began listing families left homeless by cyclone Mahasen along the southern coast for rehabilitation, officials said. The government is planning to rebuild the houses destroyed by the cyclonic storm, they said. There is no plan to provide cash to the families that lost their houses, they said. Nearly four lakh people, mostly in the coastal districts of […]

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53 BNP men arrested at jail gate

The detective branch of police on Saturday detained 53 leaders and activists of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party soon after their release from Kashimpur jails in Gazipur. Sources in the prison authorities confirmed that 53 BNP men were arrested at the jail gate. They said that the prison authorities had freed 35 BNP men from the Kashimpur jail 1 and the […]

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Swindling Tk 1,100 crore from five banks: ACC to sue 50 bank officials, 15 Bismillah men

At least 50 bank officials and 15 top functionaries of the Bismillah Towels Group will be sued by the Anti-Corruption Commission for their alleged involvement in embezzling around Tk 1,100 crore from five banks, ACC said on Saturday Bismillah Towels Group faces the charge of embezzling the bank money by producing fake documents. The group allegedly embezzled around Tk 392.57 […]

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End political violence: chambers

Several foreign and joint chambers in a rare move have unanimously made a call to end political violence in Bangladesh and urged major parties to resolve their problems for the sake of trade and investment. Bangladesh—German, Bangladesh-Malaysia, Dutch-Bangladesh, Japan-Bangladesh and France-Bangladesh chambers of commerce and the Nordic chamber issued a joint statement as they found political turmoil was harming business […]

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5 more bodies of Rohingyas recovered from bay

Five more bodies were recovered from the coastline of the Bay of Bengal at Baharchara union under Teknaf upazila in Cox’s Bazar till Saturday morning. The latest recovery took to 36 the number of bodies recovered following the cyclone Mahasen that crossed the district on May 16. The five bodies were identified as women of Rohingya community of Myanmar, the […]

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PCJSS youth wing leader shot dead in Khagrachari

Unnamed assailants killed Ganatantrik Juba Forum Matiranga upazila unit president Panchasen Tripura, 26, in Khagrachari in the early hours of Saturday. Police said Panchasen was killed around 2:00am in his residence. Nicolas Chakma, president of the youth wing of United People’s Democratic Front, blamed the Parbatya Chattagram Jana Sanghati Samiti led by Santu Larma for the assassination. The Ganatantrik Juba […]

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Verdict in Nafis case May 30

Bangladesh national Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis, now detained in the USA for his alleged plot to blow up the Federal Reserve Bank in Manhattan, is awaiting the verdict which is scheduled to be delivered on May 30. The degree of punishment is likely to be lower as Nafis made his confessional statement at a court in New York admitting […]

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Pry teachers plan work abstention on June 6

The Bangladesh Primary Teachers’ Association on Saturday threatened work abstention on June 6 and 12 if their 12-point demand, including upgrade of primary head teachers’ status to class II, was not met by May 30. The association in a meeting at Motijheel Government Primary School urged all primary teachers to donate a day’s salary to the prime minister’s relief fund […]

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US asstt secy Fernandez due May 25

The US assistant secretary of state for economic and business affairs, Jose W Fernandez, will arrive in Dhaka on a four-day visit on May 25 to attend a series of meetings with the government officials and business leaders. Fernandez will visit Dhaka to participate in the second annual US-Bangladesh Partnership Dialogue from May 25-28, according a media note of the […]

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Inspection of Ctg RMG factories begins

The Chittagong Development Authority and the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers’ and Exporters’ Association on Saturday started visiting readymade garment factories in the city to detect risky buildings with an aim to avert any further tragic accident in the RMG sector. An eight-member vigilance team comprising four members from the CDA and four from the BGMEA visited five RMG factories – Banabethee […]

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Govt avoiding talks fearing ‘debacle’ in polls: BNP

Bangladesh Nationalist Party standing committee member Rafiqul Islam Mia on Saturday said the Awami League did not actually want to sit with the opposition for a dialogue on an election-time government. Addressing a protest programme in the auditorium of the National Press Club, he said the ruling party feared that a successful dialogue would lead to a free and fair […]

May 19, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

GC Dev remembered

The Dhaka University Govinda Chandra Dev Philosophy Research Centre on Saturday organised a seminar to mark the 42nd anniversary of death of renowned philosopher Govinda Chandra Dev at the DU RC Mazumdar Auditorium. Pakistani occupation forces killed GC Dev along with other teachers and students of Dhaka University on March 26, 1971. DU vice-chancellor AAMS Arefin Siddiqui, arts faculty dean […]

May 19, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

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