Archive for June 1st, 2013

Fraudulent ‘middlemen’ fleece aspirant migrant workers

Organised crime groups are getting rich by providing false travel and employment papers for young aspiring migrant workers in exchange for large sums of money. Families of the young workers, mostly from rural areas, are lured into selling their land or borrowing money from unauthorised middlemen with stories of well-paid employment abroad. Many of such workers are arrested at Dhaka […]

June 1, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

legalising undisclosed money: No visible impact on economy

The opportunity of investing undisclosed money in the capital markets and other income generating sectors provided by the government for the ongoing fiscal year of 2012-13 apparently brought no positive impact on the sectors, experts and industry insiders said. They said that although there was no statistics yet in hand on how much undisclosed money has been invested till now, […]

June 1, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

Huge explosives ‘destined’ to Bangladesh seized in Mizoram

Paramilitary Assam Rifles troops, aided by a Customs detachment, recovered a substantial quantity of explosives from India’s north-eastern state of Mizoram early on Friday. A Mizoram government spokesperson said 15,000 detonators and nearly 7350 metres of Cordex were seized from Tuipui village on the Seling-Champhai Road in Mizoram’s southern district of Champhai at around 5:00am Bangladesh time. ‘This was the […]

June 1, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

counter-terrorism efforts: US praises Bangladesh

The US state department has said that Bangladesh’s counter-terrorism efforts have made it difficult for transnational terrorists to operate in or use its territory. In its Country Reports on Terrorism 2012 released on Thursday in Washington, the US state department, however, said that the judiciary in Bangladesh moved slowly in processing terrorism and other criminal cases in general The report […]

June 1, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

ICT as compulsory subject: Facilities not enough yet

The government has introduced information and communications technology as a compulsory subject from this academic year for higher secondary students taking the public exams in 2015 but many colleges and madrassahs do not have relevant teachers and facilities such as computers, internet connectivity and multimedia classrooms. Secondary and higher education officials said that there were no specialised teachers for computer […]

June 1, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

540 colleges enrolling students online

Five hundred and forty colleges of the country started enrolling students online replacing the old manual system, secondary and higher education officials said. The education minister Nurul Islam Nahid, said that colleges having more than 500 seats must go for online admission process and colleges having more than 300 seats will be encouraged to for the the only process. He […]

June 1, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

Textbooks yet to reach many school children

The government has failed to hand over textbooks to many secondary school children across the country even five months inside the new classes started, students complained while education officers’ requisition letters reaffirmed the fact. These books are not available in the markets as all the textbooks are meant for free distribution. Teachers of remote rural schools found no interest in […]

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Ministers, MPs, Sr AL leaders hold meeting in Rajshahi

Four ministers and about 20 lawmakers and senior leaders of the ruling Awami League in the northern region held a meeting Rajshahi Sugar Mill on Friday ahead of the elections to Rajshahi City Corporation scheduled for June 15. The meeting was held at the sugar mill’s training centre at the outskirts of Rajshahi city where a banner was hanged inscribing […]

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Bhutanese brave monsoon for election

Voters in Bhutan braved rain and treacherous mountain paths to cast their ballots on Friday as the ‘land of the thunder dragon’ began electing a government for only the second time. Wearing traditional dress and sheltering under umbrellas, Bhutanese queued patiently at polling stations in the isolated Himalayan nation in the first round of voting to determine the lower house […]

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BNP asks home minister to publish Tarique’s undertakings

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party has asked the home minister to make public ‘the undertakings’ the minister claims the BNP’s senior vice-chairman Tarique Rahman has given. The acting BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir at a news briefing at the party chairperson’s office at Gulshan on Friday evening asked the home minister, Muhiuddin Khan Alamgir, to clearly state to whom, […]

June 1, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

BNP asks home minister to publish Tarique’s undertakings

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party has asked the home minister to make public ‘the undertakings’ the minister claims the BNP’s senior vice-chairman Tarique Rahman has given. The acting BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir at a news briefing at the party chairperson’s office at Gulshan on Friday evening asked the home minister, Muhiuddin Khan Alamgir, to clearly state to whom, […]

June 1, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

Nafis verdict on Aug 9

A New York court will now deliver on August 9 the verdict on Kazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis, who admitted attempts to bomb New York Federal Reserve Bank. US District Court Judge Carol Bagley Amon set the date in presence of Nafis’s lawyer Heidi Csear and US government prosecutor Richard Tucker on Thursday night (Bangladesh time). Federal court’s fugleman Robert […]

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UN condemns two-child rule for Myanmar Muslim towns

A news published in the New Age on 30 May 2013 titled ‘DAE fails to assess crop damage by Mahasen’ has come to the notice of the Department of Agriculture Extension. The fact is that, just immediately after ‘Mahasen’, DG DAE himself visited the affected areas of Patuakhali, Borguna, Barisal and Bhola. Other concerned officials also rushed immediately to the […]

June 1, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

overseas jobs: BMET to resume registration from July 12

Bureau of Manpower, Employment and Training is likely to start again countrywide registration of aspirant migrant workers for overseas jobs from July 12, a senior official said. BMET director general Begum Shamsun Nahar told New Age that during the registration, both male and female workers would be enlisted according to their various skills for sending them to different countries. The […]

June 1, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Babunagari’s health improving: doc

The health condition of Hefajat-e-Islam’s secretary general Zunayed Babunagari, being treated in BIRDEM Hospital in the capital Dhaka, was ‘improving,’ physicians said. ‘He is better but still under observation,’ ASM Areef Ahsan, head of the critical care medicine department, said on Friday. Zunayed was on Wednesday remanded on bail in all the three cases filed against him in connection with […]

June 1, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

BNP’s CG proposal in JS won’t be placed for voting: Suranjit

Awami League Advisory Council member and minister without portfolio Suranjit Sengupta, MP, has said if the BNP proposes caretaker government in the Jatiya Sangsad, it would not be placed for voting. ‘They (BNP) are sceptical that their bill will be rejected by the majority of the grand alliance government in the house,’ he said adding: BNP’s hunch is unfounded and […]

June 1, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

10,000 stranded in Hatia

At least 10,000 people have been stranded in inundated areas of Hatia in Noakhali, following downpour and unusually high tide. Some 100 feet of locally-built dykes in Nalchira and Sukhchar union were breached, Hatia upazila nirbahi officer Mahedul Rahman told the news agency on Friday. ‘The inundation may critically affect crops,’ he said. Meanwhile, Hatia remained cut off from the […]

June 1, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Bangladesh elected to CMW

The foreign secretary, Md Shahidul Haque, was elected to the Committee on the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Mebers of their Families. Shahidul polled 39 votes, which is the second highest in this election. The foreign secretary will work as an independent expert on the committee, a release of the foreign ministry said. Forty state parties to the International […]

June 1, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Ruling alliance leaders to go to Rajshahi Monday

Ruling Awami League-led alliance leaders will go to Rajshahi on Monday on a three-day election campaign for Khairuzzaman Liton the mayor aspirant backed by the ruling alliance in the elections to Rajshahi City Corporation. A team of the alliance leaders led by Awami League presidium member Mohammad Nasim will seek vote Liton in June 3-5 in Rajshahi, said Workers Party […]

June 1, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

World No Tobacco Day observed

World No Tobacco Day was observed in Bangladesh on Friday demanding a ban on tobacco advertisement and imposition of supplementary duty on all tobacco products to discourage the use of tobacco products. The day was observed by the World Health Organisation across the world with the theme ‘Ban Tobacco Advertising, Promotion and Sponsorship.’ According to WHO, tobacco kills almost six […]

June 1, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

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