Archive for June 14th, 2013

Titas unearths illegal distribution networks

Syndicates composed of Titas officials and contractors have set up illegal distribution networks in areas of the capital Dhaka, giving fresh gas connections to consumers, officials said. Titas in the past 10 days dismantled 12,490 feet of illegal distribution pipelines with a diameter of one inch at Matuail, Eastern Housing Para, Dogair, Bansher Pool, Demra, Zinjira, Madhyer Char, Balur Char, […]

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20 hurt in fire panic stampede in Ashulia apparel factory

At least 20 apparel workers were injured in a stampede as people were running for safety amid a fire that broke out in a factory at Gazirchat of Ashulia, on the outskirts of the capital Dhaka, on Thursday. Witnesses and fire service officials said that the had originated on the ground floor, who fabrics were stored, of the six-storey building […]

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Kamran, Arif run neck and neck in Sylhet

Issues like division in Sylhet unit of BNP, Badruddinn Ahmed Kamran’s ‘failures’, national politics and Hefajat-e-Islam factor are expected to play a major role in the Sylhet city corporation polls slated for Saturday. Voters are expecting a neck-and-neck contest between ruling Awami League-backed mayoral candidate Badruddin Ahmed Kamran and the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party-supported candidate Ariful Haque Chowdhury. Locals said […]

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Rivals blame each other in Khulna

Rival candidates for Khulna mayor continued trading blame for violation of the election code of conduct as all is set for the city corporation polls scheduled for Saturday. The two main candidates – the ruling Awami League-backed Talukder Abdul Khaleque and the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party-supported Moniruzzaman Moni – have again accused each other of using money to influence the […]

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Barisal tense ahead of city polls

Opposition political leaders and police at separate press conferences early on Thursday blamed each other for opening fire on election campaigners of the 18-party alliance-backed mayoral candidate Ahsan Habib Kamal, critically injuring one. Police in this connection lodged a case accusing 130 18-party activists and sent six arrested female activists of the alliance to jail. The 18-party alliance activists staged […]

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Candidates in Rajshahi fear violence

THE candidates for mayor in Rajshahi city corporation polls have expressed fear that violence could erupt during or after the elections scheduled for June 15. They expressed the concern as the two rival political camps have taken the elections as a challenge. There are widespread allegations that the ruling Awami League-led alliance and opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party-led alliance have gathered […]

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BNP wants army deployment

The opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Thursday demanded the deployment of army in the four city corporation areas so that people could cast their vote in a free manner. The ruling party lawmakers then said that the opposition was making an issue to defend the possible defeat of candidates it has backed in the elections scheduled for Saturday. The opposition […]

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Niko won’t be allowed to leave Bangladesh

The government will not allow Niko Resources Limited of Canada to leave Bangladesh handing it’s assets to Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company before the court cases are settled, officials said Thursday. The decision was taken at an energy division meeting on Thursday attended by prime minister’s energy adviser Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury, state minister for power and energy Md Enamul Huq, energy […]

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Padma project: Govt to reply to WB report Monday

The finance minister, Abul Maal Abdul Muhith, on Thursday said that the government would send a reply to the World Bank’s final investigation report on the corruption conspiracy in the Padma Bridge project on Monday. ‘The World Bank report is objective but incomplete,’ he told reporters. Muhith, after attending a dividend handover programme of the Sonali Bank UK in his […]

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Anti-Terrorism (Amendment) Law 2013: Empowerment of BB may be abused

The Anti-Terrorism (Amendment) Bill-2013 that was passed in parliament on Tuesday will enhance the power of Bangladesh Bank and its financial intelligence unit to combat terror financing. Finance ministry officials said the amended law would allow the central bank to freeze any suspected bank account for maximum 180 days that was maximum 60 days before the amendment. Many including a […]

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Be neutral, CEC tells admin

The chief election commissioner, Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmed, has asked the authorities to remain neutral during the elections to the four city corporations. He gave the order after BNP lodged complaints of irregularities on Thursday. Adequate measures have been taken following the complaints, the CEC told reporters ahead of the elections on the day. ‘I ordered the police-administration to be neutral. […]

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Man dies in custody

A middle-aged man died in Sylhet Osmani Medical College Hospital on Wednesday evening, allegedly from torture in police custody in Chhatak upazila of the district. The victim was identified as Waris Ali, 45, son of late Abdur Rahim, of Bashkhala village under Chhatak municipality. Local sources said, Ansar members of Chhatak Paper Mills caught Waris when he was fishing in […]

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BNP twice walks out of JS

The ppposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party lawmakers on Thursday walked out twice of parliament protesting at remarks made against late president Ziaur Rahman, BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia and their eldest son Tarique Rahman. Information minister Hasanul Haque Inu while taking part in the discussion before the passage of Bangladesh Film and Television Institute Bill 2013, said, ‘Ziaur Rahman was the killer […]

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Discharge duties with professional obligation

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Thursday asked the members of the police force to discharge their duties with utmost sincerity and honesty saying their any wrongdoing would not be acceptable. ‘Members of the law enforcing agencies have to discharge their duties properly through maintaining all legal and professional obligations,’ she said, adding that as far as discipline is concerned, […]

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Govt delaying decision on Diganta TV, Islamic TV

The government is delaying a decision on whether or not private channels Diganta TV and Islamic TV would be allowed to resume broadcasts which were suspended over a month back. Journalists’ union leaders accused the government of adopting dilatory attitude in taking the decisions only to harass the journalists working in the two private TV channels. As a result, they […]

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Pakistani held with Indian rupees, smuggled cigarettes

The customs authorities arrested a Pakistani national at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in the capital Thursday morning on charges of possessing foreign currencies and smuggled cigarettes. The foreign national, Md Sadaqat Ali Khan, was arrested at about 10:00am when he arrived in HSIA from Dubai on an Emirates Airlines flight. Kazi Iraj Ishtiaq, an assistant commissioner of the airport customs, […]

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WAR CRIMES TRIAL: Alim ordered killing of 350 Hindus in 1971: witness

A prosecution witness testified on Thursday that 350 to 370 Hindus were killed on a Monday in the second week of Bangla month Baishakh during the Liberation War on orders from war crimes accused Abdul Alim. Bhagirath Chandra Barman, the 24th prosecution witness told the International Crimes Tribunal- 2 that the killings took place in Alim’s village. Now 60-year old, […]

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IPTA activist Ajit Pandey dies

Singer Ajit Pandey, also a politician, died after a heart attack in his house in the capital of West Bengal on Thursday morning. He was 75. Pandey, who was elected member to the Bowbazar constituency in Kolkata in 1999, is survived by his wife and a son, Indian newspapers reported. Born in 1939 in Murshidabad, Pandey was introduced to classical […]

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HC summons OC over failure to accord state honours to freedom fighter

The High Court on Thursday summoned the Naragati police officer-in-charge of Narail to appear in court on July 9 to explain his failure to give state honours to a freedom fighter at the time of burial on June 10. The court directed the Kalia upazila nirbahi officer in Narail and the upazila agricultural extension officer to submit separate explanations of […]

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money laundering case against Tarique, Mamun: Court records deposition of 10th witness

A Dhaka court on Thursday recorded the deposition of 10th witness and cross examined him and fixed the next date on June 30 for the deposition and cross examination of two other witnesses in connection with the money laundering case of BNP vice-chairman Tarique Rahman and Gias Uddin Al-Mamun. Acting special judge-3 Md. Mozammel Haque recorded the 10th witness Bivhuti […]

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