Archive for June 3rd, 2013

No headteacher in 2 of every 3 govt secondary schools

Two in every three government secondary schools have not had headteacher, forcing assistant headteachers or others to fill in which hampers normal academic activities, education officials said. There have been no headteachers in many of the schools for quite a few years. Assistant headteachers and assistant teachers, where there are no assistant headteachers, are doing the job of headteachers, teachers’ […]

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TIB calls for law to ban JS boycott

Transparency International, Bangladesh on Monday called for enactment of a law to ban concerted boycott of parliament citing that the opposition lawmakers had attended only 10 sittings in eight sessions of the current parliament between January 2011 and December 2012 but received all the benefits. It also suggested that law should be made to prevent a lawmaker from staying out […]

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Budget session of parliament begins today

The last budget session of the ninth Parliament begins today amid expectations that the opposition MPs would return to the House ending their long boycott. The opposition MPs have no option but to return to retain their membership. The budget session is expected to see heated debates on the crucial issue of an election-time non-party caretaker government. The BNP MPs […]

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Biswajit murder: 21 BCL men indicted

The trial of the Biswajit Das murder case began on Sunday after a session judge framed charges against 21 Chhatra League activists, including prime accused Rafiqul Islam Shakil. The metropolitan sessions judge, Jahrul Haque, after framing the charges set June 13 for recording the depositions of the prosecution witnesses. Before the framing of charges, assistant public prosecutor Tapos Kumar Pal […]

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BNP submits notice for adjournment to discuss CG issue

The opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party has submitted a notice for adjournment motion for discussion on restoration of the non-party caretaker government system, parliament officials told New Age on Sunday. Political tension mounted in the last few months over the issue of the modality of an election-time government. M Mahbubuddin Khokon, BNP lawmaker for Noakhali -1 constituency, submitted the notice to […]

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BNP blames AL for inviting trouble in past

The acting BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Sunday said that the Awami League had invited trouble in the past. Fakhrul, who was addressing a protest meeting, said that the Awami League had invited and nurtured trouble to its political gains. He said that the prime minister’s recent statements over the matter would not be acceptable to people. […]

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Half of health projects incomplete

The government could implement only 51 per cent of the annual development programme in the health and family planning sector in the first 10 months of the outgoing financial year. Progress in most of the important projects such as the essential services delivery could mark only 19 per cent during the period. Health experts feared that the ministry would hurry […]

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24 ‘Hefajat rally’ deaths identified

Identities of 21 people killed on May 5 in the capital during clashes between law enforcement agencies and Hefajat-e-Islam activists have been confirmed by New Age following detailed inquiries in four hospitals in central Dhaka, contradicting claims by the police that only 11 people were killed. New Age has interviewed emergency doctors and hospital administrators, obtained copies of hospital paper […]

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Pay workers by 10th of next month

The cabinet committee on the readymade garment industry on Sunday directed apparel factory owners to ensure the monthly payment of workers by the 10th of the next month. The committee asked the authorities to file cases under the labour law against the owners failing to pay workers their wage in time causing unrest in the apparel sector that employs more […]

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Subsidy burden in new fiscal cut down by energy price hikes

Increased prices of fuel oils and electricity would significantly reduce the burden of subsidy on the exchequer in the new fiscal, officials said Sunday. The government is eyeing to fully reap the dividends, they said. The Awami League-led government increased electricity price six times, furnace oil price seven times, fuel oil prices five times and gas price once. Finance ministry […]

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Help achieve MDGs

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, has urged the developed world to increase their supports to achieve Millennium Development Goals and the post-2015 targets. ‘Due to reduction of overseas development assistance, many initiatives of the developing world could not achieve desired progress,’ she said. Hasina also called for giving highest priority to face the natural and man-made disasters in the post-2015 […]

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Padma bridge scam: ACC members return home without Ramesh’s diary

The Anti-Corruption Commission team returned home from Canada without collecting Ramesh Saha’s diary and statements of three accused former officials of Canadian consultant firm SNC-Lavalin. ‘The diary is now at the disposal of the Canadian court… until completion of the trial process, it won’t be possible to collect the diary,’ ACC legal advisor Anisul Haque on Sunday told reporters at […]

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Meher Afroz takes oath as state minister

The president, Abdul Hamid, Sunday administered oath to newly appointed state minister Meher Afroz Chumki at Bangabhaban. The president administered the oath in presence of the prime minister, Sheikh Hasina. and some of her cabinet members at the Darbar hall of the Presidential Palace at around 5:00pm. Finance minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith, agriculture minister Matia Chowdhury and LGRD and […]

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Anwar, Bulu freed on bail

Bangladesh Nationalist Party lawmakers MK Anwar and Barkatullah Bulu were released from jail on bail on Sunday night. MK Anwar walked out of Kashimpur Jail around 8:45pm while Bulu at about 9:45pm. A good number of BNP activists and relatives received the two party leaders at the jail gate with bouquets. Earlier in the day, a Dhaka court granted bail […]

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HC grants bail to Salauddin, asks govt not to harass Aman

Two High Court benches on Sunday granted bail to Bangladesh Nationalist Party joint secretary general Salauddin Ahmed in two cases and asked the authorities not to arrest or harass the party’s another joint secretary Amanullah Aman without due process and warrant of arrest. In an order, a bench of Justice Quazi Rezaul Hoque and Justice ABM Altaf Hossain asked the […]

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Rana Plaza collapse: Four top executives of factories taken on fresh remand

A judicial magistrate’s court in Dhaka on Sunday put three chairmen and one managing director of factories housed in the collapsed Rana Plaza on four days’ fresh remand in police custody in connection with a criminal case. The senior judicial magistrate, Tayebul Hasan, passed the order after the Criminal Investigation Department investigators produced the business executives. The accused, Anisur Rahman, […]

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Sajal’s body yet to be traced

Wife of Mohammad Khaled Hossain Sajal has returned home from Nepal with only some articles he was using during the climb to Mount Everest’s summit two weeks back but his body was yet to be traced. Tahmina Khan Shaily reached Dhaka on Sunday noon with some objects including a bag, a mask, spectacles and chocolates which were found by the […]

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rana plaza collapse: BGMEA report still not completed

The committee the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters’ Association set up on April 28 to investigate the Rana Plaza collapse of April 24 has failed to submit the report even about a month after the May 7 deadline. BGMEA leaders also could no say when they would be able to submit the report. ‘The committee members are doing their job […]

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Survivors block highway for compensation

Several hundred survivors of the Rana Plaza collapse blocked the Dhaka-Aricha highway near the site of the disaster on Sunday to press for a six-point demand, including adequate compensation for the victims. Witnesses said the garment workers marched in a procession from the Rana Plaza site and blocked the highway for an hour. Their demands include adequate compensation, proper treatment […]

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Bismillah Group scam: ACC grills more Prime Bank officials

In the latest developments in the probe into Bismillah Group’s embezzlement of Tk 1,100 crore from five banks the Anti-Corruption Commission on Sunday interrogated nine more Prime Bank officials. They were interrogated for their alleged involvement in helping Bismillah Group embezzle five banks by producing fake documents, an ACC official told reporters. He said that the Prime Bank officials grilled […]

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