Archive for June 2nd, 2013

BGMEA, BKMEA stop services to errant factories

Two apex apparel trade bodies have decided to stop services, including issuance of ‘utilisation declaration’ certificates, to the factories that failed to submit their structural designs and soil test reports by the May 30 deadline. The decision would be effective today. Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association and Bangladesh Knitwear Manufacturers and Exporters Association disclosed the crucial decision to reporters […]

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Iraq Violence: Over 1,000 killed in May: UN

The United Nations mission to Iraq said Saturday that more than 1,000 people were killed in violence across the country last month — the highest monthly death toll in years. Violence has increased sharply in Iraq over the past two months, with bombings in civilian areas growing more frequent as fears grow that widespread sectarian conflict may once again break […]

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Budget 2013- 2014: Advanced tax on saving certificates to go

The government has no option but to withdraw advanced income tax deductions on saving instruments as it wants to increase its borrowings from the non-banking sources to meet the budget deficit in the new fiscal beginning July. Finance Ministry additional secretary Ranjit Kumar Chakraborty told New Age on Saturday that finance minister might announce it in his budget speech on […]

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BNP asks AL to wait until 2019 to return to power

The opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party has asked the ruling Awami League to wait until 2019 to return to power. ‘Get prepared to carry out responsibilities as the opposition if you are defeated in the next general elections’, BNP leaders said at a discussion on Saturday marking the 32nd anniversary of death of the party founder Ziaur Rahman. The BNP leaders said […]

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Power division misses target

State-run agencies under the power division have implemented 64.59 per cent of the projects under the annual development programme in the first 10 months of the outgoing financial year. The figure for the corresponding period in the in the 2012 financial year was 71.02 per cent. The power division also missed its target of implementing 68.49 per cent of the […]

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JS goes into budget session Monday

Jatiya Sangsad will go into session on Monday to approve the last budget of the Awami League-led government. Lawmakers of the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party and its allies are expected to return to the house after being absent for 83 consecutive days to avoid the risk of losing their membership. The session is important for quite a few reasons. This […]

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AL will stay in power if people wish, otherwise not: PM

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, has said her party always aspired for going to power with people’s mandate, not through rigging vote or snatching the voting rights of people. ‘We will stay in power if people give their verdict in our favour, otherwise not,’ she firmly said in her introductory speech to an exchange of views with the grassroots leaders […]

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Misuse of Carnet Passage: ACC may take actions against 65 people

The Anti-Corruption Commission is likely to prosecute 65 Bangladeshi origin foreign nationals for evading tax of about Tk 350 crore by importing 121 costly cars under duty-free carnet de passage facility and selling them in the past three years. A commission official told New Age that a five-member probe team led by deputy director Abdullah-Al-Jahid, which started inquiry into the […]

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Shewrapara double murder: Police looking for a third mess inmate, case filed

The police are looking for a person who used to stay in the mess at Shewrapara in which two youths were killed on Friday, on suspicion he might have been involved in the double murder. The police are interrogating two other mess inmates and a maid servant in this connection. Two youths, Khairul Bashar Hawlader, 28, and Anharul Islam Rajib, […]

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Speaker requests courts to allow 2 detained BNP MPs to join house

The speaker, Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, on Thursday requested to courts to make an arrangement so that two BNP lawmakers detained in jail could attend the budget session of the parliament. The budget sessions of the parliament begins on Monday. The finance minister is scheduled to place the last budget of the current AL-led government on June 6. BNP lawmaker MK […]

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Police probe bribery allegation against Mollah

Detective Branch deputy commissioner Mollah Nazrul Islam was transferred to the protection and protocol division of the Dhaka Metropolitan Police on Saturday amid bribery allegations against him. Mollah, according to media reports, extorted Tk 1 crore from a businessman threatening his life. He said that if the businessman did not pay the money, he would be killed in ‘crossfire.’ Mollah, […]

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Manzur murder case: Trial not completed in 32 years

The trial of the Major General Manzur murder case is yet to be completed even after 32 years of the incident. Mohammad Abul Manzur, the then general officer commanding of the 24th division, was shot dead in Chittagong on June 2, 1981 three days after the assassination of the then president Ziaur Rahman. ‘The incident of May 30, 1981 in […]

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RMG workers rally for wage increase

Several hundred worker of That’s It Garments Limited at Nishatnagar of Tongi in Gazipur went on strike on Saturday as ‘authorities threatened some workers with dismissal from job as they were leading a workers’ movement.’ The worker said that they had begun the strike in the morning. They were demanding an increase in their wage to Tk 8,000. The factory’s […]

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Fire panic injures 14 garment workers in Ctg

At least 14 workers were injured while making a hurry to get down from a garment factory at Nasirabad in Chittagong city after a fire broke out on Saturday. Fire service and civil defence in Chittagong assistant director Jashim Uddin said that the fire originated at the sewing section of the Uni Garment at about 9:00am from an electric short […]

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Youth dies in custody

A teenaged man died after being taken into custody by the Khilkhet police on Saturday. The deceased, Hridoy, 18, was a resident of Taanpara in capital Dhaka’s Nikunja area. The police claimed he was a drug addict and involved in snatching. Khilkhet police OC Shamim Hossain said, Hridoy was handed over to an RAB patrol by an individual, who accused […]

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MPs involved in land grabbing: Quamrul

Involvement of MPs, belonging to both the Awami League and the BNP, in illegal grabbing of khas land remains a major obstacle towards ensuring poor people’s right to land, the state minister for law, Quamrul Islam, said on Saturday. ‘No one of those who have been MPs for a long time was out of this process… no difference whether they […]

June 2, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Nagarik Oikya concerned about political crisis

Civic organisation Nagarik Oikya expressed concern about the latest political situation centring on the next general elections being held on time. The organisation’s convener Mahmudur Rahman Manna at a press conference in the Bangladesh Shishu Kalyan Parishad auditorium marking its first founding anniversary on Saturday said that the country was facing a serious political crisis because of the uncompromising attitude […]

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BDB to take part in polls jointly with BNP: Mahi

With the next general election looming, Bikalpodhara Bangladesh is going to forge an alliance with the main opposition BNP to contest the polls together against the current Awami League-led alliance. ‘We’ve decided to forge an alliance with the BNP, but the mechanism for that is yet to be finalised,’ Bikolpadhara joint secretary general Mahi B Chowdhury told the news agency […]

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Amendment to draft labour law demanded

Speakers at a discussion in the city on Saturday demanded further amendments in the draft labour law to make it democratic and worker friendly. The cabinet recently approved the draft law. The speakers reminded the Awami League-led government of its pre election pledge that it would make odify the labour law of 2006aw more democratic and worker friendly. Bangladesh Trade […]

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Hefajat for judicial probe into ‘torture’ on Babunagri

Leaders of Hefajat-e-Islam on Friday demanded a judicial investigation into ‘torture’ on its general secretary Junaid Babunagri and punishment of those responsible for it. Condemning the killing of Hefajat activists during their May 5 programme in the capital, they also demanded unconditional release of their arrested leaders and activists. The Hefajat leaders came up with the demands while addressing a […]

June 2, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

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