Archive for May 22nd, 2013

Schools in trouble for political unrest

Many secondary schoolteachers feared that they might not be able to complete the syllabus by the academic year although they have started taking makeup classes at weekends as political unrest, especially frequent general strike, is adversely affecting activities in the institutions. The half-yearly exams in all such institutions across the country are scheduled to begin on June 9, according to […]

May 22, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

Govt plans 20 marks in JSC, SSC for co-curricular activities

The government has planned the introduction continuous evaluation system in doing away with the existing evaluation based solely on written test for secondary students as part of an assessment modernisation move. According to proposed system, students will need to take written test of 80 marks in public exams and 20 marks would be kept reserved for extra-curricular activities of students […]

May 22, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

Rana plaza collapse: Maimed survivors want limbs replaced as soon as possible

The survivors of the Rana Plaza collapse, who had to have their limbs amputated after the tragedy, are worried about how and when prosthetic limbs would be attached to their bodies which they want as soon as possible in order to be rehabilitated. The maimed survivors are waiting anxiously in hospital beds for the artificial limbs to be attached to […]

May 22, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

Jamaat, Shibir tried to use Hefajat rally to oust govt: Babunagari

Hefajat-e-Islam secretary general Junaid Babunagri on Tuesday made a confessional statement before a magistrate in the city disclosing that Jamaat-e-Islami and Islami Chhatra Shibir activists tried to use the party’s May 5 Shapla Square rally for ousting the government. Opposition parties, including Jamaat activists, joining the rally killed police, snatched arms and set ablaze buildings and cars, the Hefajat leader […]

May 22, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

US tornado kills dozens

US rescue teams launched a massive hunt for survivors Tuesday after a tornado tore through a suburb of Oklahoma City, causing chaos and leaving dozens dead, including children. State medical examiner’s office spokeswoman Amy Elliott said 24 victims had been confirmed dead. Earlier reports had cited higher tolls, and the number is expected to rise as recovery efforts continue. At […]

May 22, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

RMG workers keep protesting at Ashulia

At least 10 people were injured in fresh clashes between garment workers and police on Tuesday as demonstrations continued in Ashulia for wage hike and in protest at the closure of some RMG factories. The workers blocked Dhaka-Tangail highway at Narashinhapur for more than one hour and damaged vehicles prompting the police to fire tear gas and rubber bullets to […]

May 22, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

Khaled dies on way down Everest

Climber Mohammad Khaled Hossain, better known as Sajal Khaled, died on his way down Mount Everest a few hours after successfully climbing the summit on Monday. A South Korean climber, Sung Ho-seo, who was with him, also died in the incident. Khaled’s father-in-law Nizamuddin Khan confirmed the death. ‘We have received the death news about 2:00pm,’ he said on Tuesday […]

May 22, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

DSC civic polls hit snags again

The latest instruction the Local Government ministry gave to the Election Commission has created a fresh uncertainty over holding the civic polls in the newly created Dhaka South City. The EC said it cannot hold the civic polls keeping Sultanganj union out of the civic polls as the LG ministry wants. The EC would write to the LG ministry in […]

May 22, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

22 street bulbs theft from airport

Twenty-two street light bulbs were stolen from in front of VVIP terminal of Hazrat Shahjajal International Airport anytime before Tuesday morning, officials said. The matter was noticed a few hours before the arrival of the prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, from Thailand at about 10:30am. The area is highly secured and guarded by members of the Ansar under the supervision of […]

May 22, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

PGCB yet to install telemetry system to monitor power supply by 16 SIPPs

Power Grid Company of Bangladesh is yet to install automated monitoring systems for estimating electricity it receives from 16 small privately owned power plants. Set up by private sector suppliers between 2003 and 2009, the 16 small plants have a combined installed generation capacity of 247MW. The automated monitoring system, called telemetry system, would enable PGCB, Power Development Board and […]

May 22, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

Accused killed in ‘gun battle’ with police

A man accused of murder and other crimes was killed in a gun battle with the police in the wee hours of Tuesday at Maheshkhali upazila of Cox’s Bazar. Four policemen were also injured in the encounter, Additional superintendent of Cox’s Bazar police Babul Akhtar told the news agency. Delwar Hossain, 30, of Maheshkhali’s Kalarmarchara union, was accused in at […]

May 22, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

JS panel wants banning rallies in business hubs

A parliamentary panel on Tuesday recommended that the government should not allow any political party to hold programmes in the business hubs across the country. The recommendation by the parliamentary standing committee on commerce ministry followed a verbal order by the home minister banning rallies and processions for a month. The 46th meeting of the committee made the recommendations after […]

May 22, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

2 BCL men hurt by miscreants in Shibganj

Two local leaders of Bangladesh Chhatra League, an associate organisation of the Awami League, were seriously injured in an attack by miscreants in Shibganj upazila of Chapainawabganj Saturday night. The injured BCL leaders were Karimul Islam Rajin, former president of Shibganj upazila unit of BCL and Moshiur Rahman Hitul, secretary of Shibganj municipality unit of BCL. Officer-in-charge of Shibganj thana […]

May 22, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

CU announces holiday for today over death in accident

Chittagong University on Tuesday announced an unscheduled holiday for today amid protest at the death of two people, including a student of the university, who died in a road accident. Several hundred students took to the streets near the university main gate, halting traffic on the road. They went on demonstrations in the evening demanding compensation for the deceased and […]

May 22, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Man shot at by wife’s brother in city

Two people sustained bullet injuries in Tejgaon Indusial Area in the city on Tuesday. One of them was shot allegedly by his wife’s brother while the other sustained injures in police firing. The injured are identified as Imtiaj Karim Shuvo, 34, a resident of city’s Gulshan area and Moniruzzaman Natun, 38, a resident of Eskaton Road area. Imtiaj is a […]

May 22, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Aug 21 grenade attack: Defence says IO’s application not found

Defence counsels of two cases filed in connection with the August 21, 2004 grenade attacks on an Awami League rally on Tuesday told a speedy tribunal that they had found no application from the case investigation officer in the judicial records seeking permission to produce an accused in order to record his confessional statement. Upon the court’s permission, Harkat-ul Jihad […]

May 22, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Hallmark Scam: ACC seizes more documents from Sonali Bank

The Anti-Corruption Commission seized more documents from the office of Sonali Bank general manager as part of the investigation of Hallmark Group scam, an ACC official told New Age on Tuesday. An eight-member ACC probe team last week seized the documents including 25-page office order copies regarding disbursement of loans to Hallmark through deputy general managers, assistant general managers, senior […]

May 22, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Muzaffer Ahmad’s first death anniversary today

Today is first death anniversary of Professor Muzaffer Ahmad, an economist and outspoken civil society member. A professor emeritus and former director of the Institute of Business Administration at Dhaka University, Muzaffer Ahmad died of cardiac arrest on May 22, 2012 at a city hospital. He spent 30 years as a teacher at Institution of Business Administration at Dhaka University […]

May 22, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Rana Plaza collapse: IBC demands $ 71 million in compensation for victims

Industrial Bangladesh Council on Tuesday demanded $71 million for compensation and long-term rehabilitation of the victims of the deadly collapse of Rana Plaza at Savar. The IBC urged the government, brands, buyers, BGMEA and factory owners to create the compensation fund immediately. At a press conference on death of garment workers at Rana Plaza and proposed amendment to the labour […]

May 22, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Labour leaders sit in in Jurain graveyard

The Garments Workers’ Action Council held a sit-in in the Jurain graveyard on Tuesday, demanding exemplary punishment of owners of Rana Plaza and the five clothing factories that were housed in the building which collapsed on April 27 leaving more than 1,100 people dead. Owners of the building and the apparel factories cannot avoid the responsibility for the death of […]

May 22, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

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