Archive for May 21st, 2013

RMG workers take to streets for wage hike

At least 40 apparel workers were injured in clashes with police in Ashulia on the outskirts of the capital on Monday, forcing closure of at least 10 factories. The agitated workers also blocked the busy Dhaka-Tangail highway halting traffic for about two hours to press their demands, including salary hike, wages for the three days from May 14 when the […]

May 21, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

Latif terms Mozena’s remarks provocative

Textiles and jute minister Abdul Latif Siddique on Monday said the reported remark of US ambassador Dan W Mozena that trade union rights should be introduced at all garment factories in the country was a provocative one. ‘I really wonder whether the comments reportedly made by US ambassador Mozena directly pressuring readymade garment unit owners or entrepreneurs of Bangladesh to […]

May 21, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

Ban on rallies: Confusion persists

Confusion persisted over the reported ban on processions and rallies all over the country as announced by two senior ministers, as the government till Monday night did not issue any statement or directives to the authorities concerned to impose the restrictions. Dhaka Metropolitan Police did not impose any official restrictions or ban on holding rallies or processions in the capital […]

May 21, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

Political problems can’t be resolved by using admin: Nasim

Awami League presidium member Mohammad Nasim on Monday said political problems had to be faced politically and could not be resolved by using the administration. ‘Imposing ban on rallies and processions will not resolve the crisis,’ Nasim told reporters while taking part in a programme at the Institution of Diploma Engineers, Bangladesh in the capital. To the question of the […]

May 21, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

water management: Chiang Mai Declaration  for regional cooperation

The second Asia-Pacific Water Summit that concluded at Chiang Mai, Thailand, on Monday called for enhancing regional cooperation on sharing, exchange and dissemination of scientific and technical knowledge and best practices related to integrated water resources management. Heads of state and government and high-level representatives joined the summit reiterating the importance of water as an essential part of human life, […]

May 21, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

RANA PLAZA COLLAPSE: Survivors still reeling from shock

The Rana Plaza collapse survivors, who witnessed their colleagues trapped in the debris dying, are still struggling to recover from the trauma 26 days after the incident. A number of the workers who were lucky enough to escape the catastrophe alive are now reeling from the terrible shock and need proper counselling under a specialist psychologist, said Dewan AKM Abdur […]

May 21, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

Zia fixed Taher’s fate before trial

The High Court has termed the execution of Colonel Abu Taher in Dhaka Central Jail on July 21, 1976 as ‘pre-determined by General Ziaur Rahman’ even before the constitution of the tribunal that sentenced him to death for ‘plotting against the State’. The court asked the authorities concerned to prosecute those who had ‘predetermined’ Col Taher’s execution as the law […]

May 21, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

BNP asks AL to clarify statement on head of polls-time govt

Bangladesh Nationalist Party leader MK Anwar on Monday asked the ruling Awami League to clarify its statement that the issue of who would head the election-time government would be settled through discussion. AL leaders have been making confusing statements about holding a dialogue on the election-time government, the BNP standing committee member remarked at a discussion organised by the party’s […]

May 21, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

Govt to inject fresh funds into state-owned banks

The government has taken an initiative to inject fresh funds into the beleaguered state-owned commercial and specialised banks to meet their capital shortfall caused by a series of fund embezzlements. Officials said the managing directors of Sonali, Agrani, Janata, and Rupali banks were present in a meeting on Monday at the finance ministry’s banking division. The chief executives of the […]

May 21, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

Global water conflicts: Judicious settlement can end disputes: PM

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, has said only judicious settlement of disputes and management of water resources could resolve the global conflicts over water. ‘Through ages water has led to human conflicts all over the world. Some are now still going on. Only judicious settlement of access to and management of water resources is the solution to these conflicts, and […]

May 21, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

Inu requests editors not to defend Mahmudur, Amar Desh

Information minister Hasanul Huq Inu on Monday requested the editors not to defend the arrested acting editor of daily Amar Desh Mahmudur Rahman without knowing the facts. ‘This will bring no good for the country’s media industry to speak in favour of a person like Amar Desh editor who had abused the “liberty” of media by publishing distorted news and […]

May 21, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

MPs want SMC in public schools

A section of ruling party lawmakers want introduction of management committees at public schools and colleges with a view to `improving’ the quality of education in the institutions. Almost all non-government schools, madrassahs and colleges have long been facing various difficulties with the management committees headed and dominated by ruling party lawmakers or their representatives. These management committees have sole […]

May 21, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

Govt wants civic polls in DSC keeping Sultanganj out of it

Election Commission officials expressed the fear that legal complications could crop up again over the stalled Dhaka South City and Dhaka North City elections as the local government ministry asked it to hold the polls keeping Sultanganj union out of Dhaka South City. Sultanganj union is located on the western part of Kamrangir Char thana. In a Statutory Regulatory Order […]

May 21, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

PM seeks Thai help to resolve Rohingya issue

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, has sought Thai support to convince the Myanmar leadership for giving citizenship to the Rohingyas to stop their displacement as refugees. In a bilateral meeting with her Thai counterpart Yingluck Shinawatra, Hasina also sought Bangkok’s support to become ASEAN dialogue partner, integrated part of East West Corridor and Mekong Ganga Cooperation. The bilateral talks were […]

May 21, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

Wendy due in Dhaka on May 26 to lead US team at 2nd bilateral partnership dialogue

US under secretary for political affairs Wendy R. Sherman arrives in Dhaka on May 26 to lead his country’s delegation at the second Bangladesh-US partnership Dialogue. The three-day dialogue begins on May 26. The Partnership Dialogue is the forum for further expanding and deepening bilateral cooperation on a wide range of bilateral and regional issues, including development, civil society and […]

May 21, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

Asian rights watchdog slams ban on rallies, processions

The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development in a release sent from Bangkok on Monday expressed its serious concern at the government’s decision to ban all political meetings and processions in the country. The forum, better known as FORUM-ASIA, a regional human rights watchdog having 47 member organisations from 16 countries across Asia including Bangladesh, in the release condemned […]

May 21, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

Myanmar camps face monsoon threat

Myanmar’s victims of sectarian strife were spared the full force of Cyclone Mahasen, but many are now returning to flimsy tents in flood-prone camps with the monsoon just weeks away. Myanmar’s Rakhine state is pockmarked with makeshift settlements for up to 140,000 people — mainly Rohingya Muslims — displaced by sectarian unrest last year that claimed about 200 lives and […]

May 21, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

Musharraf granted bail

A Pakistani court on Monday granted bail to former army chief and president Pervez Musharraf who has been under house arrest on charges of failing to provide adequate security for former prime minister Benazir Bhutto before her 2007 assassination. Musharraf, who took power in a 1999 coup, returned to Pakistan in March after nearly four years of self-imposed exile to […]

May 21, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

WAR CRIMES TRIAL: Witness testifies Mobarak’s atrocities

A freedom fighter on Monday testified the involvement of the detained former Awami League leader Mobarak Hossain in mass killings and atrocities in Brahaminbaria during the war of independence in 1971. Md Darul Islam, who worked as a havilder in the intelligence service of freedom fighters, made his deposition in the International Crimes Tribunal 1 as the first prosecution witness […]

May 21, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

New BGB sector, two battalions start journey

A new sector and two battalions of Border Guard Bangladesh have started journey in Cox’s Bazar and Khagrachari to ensure better border management. The BGB director general, Major General Aziz Ahmed, inaugurated BGB Battalion-50 in Ramu of Cox’s Bazar through hoisting its flag on Sunday. Among others, BGB southeast region commander Brigadier General Ali Mortaza Khan, BGB Chittagong Sector Commander […]

May 21, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Advertisement