Archive for June 19th, 2013

Juba League men building market on city footpath

Some Juba League leaders with the connivance of businessmen at Bangabazar are constructing a ‘market’ on the footpath at Gulishtan and selling ‘possessions’ for Tk 10 lakh each. The syndicate, however, claimed that they have ‘approval’ from the Dhaka South City Corporation for the market construction and they would provide businessmen with required documents in support of their legal allocation. […]

June 19, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

Motorbike registration suspended

The government on Tuesday ordered the authorities concerned to suspend registration of motorbikes for one month in Dhaka with effect from today in a move to restore discipline in the city traffic system. ‘The number of unregistered motorbikes is double or may be triple the number of registered ones…We will conduct a survey to assess the actual situation as such […]

June 19, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

Dhaka elevated expressway construction to begin in Aug: minister

The government has finally decided to begin construction of much-talked about Dhaka Elevated Expressway in August under the Public-Private Partnership project to ease traffic in the capital. The decision came about three years after the cabinet of Sheikh Hasina had approved the PPP project under the communications ministry as the five-year tenure of the Awami League government ends in January, […]

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Govt to extend GB commission tenure

The government is extending the tenure of the Grameen Bank Commission by about two months to prepare the final recommendations on the Nobel peace prize winning micro-credit entity and its sister concerns. Finance ministry officials said that the commission that was assigned more than a year ago to recommend the government reforms in Grameen Bank had already sought the time […]

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Abul spared for lack of evidence: ACC chief

The Anti-Corruption Commission chairman Ghulam Rahman on Tuesday said that former communications minister Syed Abul Hossain would have been sued if investigation had found him involved in the Padma Bridge ‘corruption conspiracy’. ‘The World Bank panel of experts asked us to file a case against him [Abul]. But we did not sue him as our investigation did not find enough […]

June 19, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

WB sees no reason to drop Abul from FIR

The World Bank in its final report on the investigation of the ‘conspiracy of corruption’ in the Padma Bridge project said that there was ‘no legal reason to exclude former communications minister’ Syed Abul Hossain from the Anti-Corruption Commission’s investigation list. Abul Hossain was on the list of suspects of the the WB external panel that former chief prosecutor of […]

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Govt’s reply to WB later this week

The course of investigation into the Padma Bridge kickback conspiracy by Anti-Corruption Commission will not change, as the government is preparing its reply to the World Bank, the finance ministry officials said Tuesday. There would be no change in the course of investigation into the graft conspiracy despite WB’s reservations, ACC chairman Golam Rahman told New Age after a meeting […]

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2 DGFI officers beaten up at Ashiyan City office

Two field officers of the Directorate General of Forces Intelligence were hospitalised with critical injuries after Ansar members beat them up at Ashiyan Lands Development office in the capital’s Gulshan on Monday evening. The field officers—corporals Abu Taher and Saiful Islam—are currently stationed at the Dhaka Detachment of the intelligence agency, officials said. They were admitted to a military hospital […]

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No immediate respite from hot spell

The excessive hot weather accompanied by high humidity is likely sweep across the capital and rest of Bangladesh until the next week, forecasters said on Tuesday. Bangladesh has been grappling with the hot weather for last few days. Normal life was hampered across the country due to sweltering heat with the ambient temperature virtually remaining unchanged throughout the day. The […]

June 19, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

WAR CRIMES TRIAL: ICT-1 witnesses chaotic scene during SQC’s testimony

A noisy scene occurred in the court room of the International Crimes Tribunal-1 on Tuesday as war crimes accused Salauddin Quader Chowdury, MP, stood to testify as the first defence witness in his case for the second day. It all began as Salauddin and the lawyers on both the sides entered into altercations. Salauddin faces trial on 23 counts of […]

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Govt submits list of 124 houses to HC

The government has submitted to the High Court a list of 124 houses allotted to government high-ups and its offices and officers. The directorate of government accommodation and the housing and public works ministry submitted the list to the bench of Justice Mirza Hussain Haider and Justice Muhammad Khurshid Alam Sarkar on Tuesday in compliance with an order issued on […]

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Rumour on ghost at Gazipur garment factory

The authorities declared holiday at two garment factories in Gazipur for Tuesday amid workers’ strike — over rumour on ghost at a factory and for wage hike at the other. Witnesses and the police said that the workers of Norf Knitting Factory at Islampur of Gazipur sadar uapazila enforced strike at the factory alleging that the management took no step […]

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Govt to face wrath if CG provisions not restored: BNP lawmakers

Opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party lawmakers on Tuesday told parliament that the government would face peoples’ wrath unless the provisions for election-time non-party caretaker government was restored. Taking part in the general debate on the proposed budget, the BNP lawmakers also said that Awami League president Sheikh Hasina had invented the caretaker government system and the nation learned the expression `caretaker […]

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HC asks for ACC chair’s salary sheet, appointment letter

The High Court on Tuesday directed the lawyer for the Anti-Corruption Commission’s chairman Ghulam Rahman to submit to court today the letter of his appointment to the commission, the statement of his first month’s salary and the letter of his resignation from the Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission. A bench of Justice Mirza Hussain Haider and Justice Muhammad Khurshid Alam Sarkar […]

June 19, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

Molestation of student: Accused teacher granted bail

A court on Tuesday granted bail to a teacher of Central Girls High School hours after he was arrested at Lakshmibazar in the Old Town of Dhaka on Monday night for allegedly molesting a student. Metropolitan magistrate Sabrina Ali granted bail to the teacher, Basudev Kumar Roy, 38, also a resident of Kazi Abdur Rauf Road at Sutrapur, as the […]

June 19, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

Dhaka committed to democracy

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, has expressed Bangladesh’s abiding commitment to Commonwealth’s fundamental values and principles such as promotion of democracy, rule of law, gender equity and freedom of expression. The prime minister said this when visiting Commonwealth secretary general Kamalesh Sharma called on her at her office in the city Tuesday. Sharma is now in Dhaka to attend 10th […]

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attack on Chashara AL office: Mufti Hannan indicted

A court in Narayanganj Tuesday indicted Harkat-ul-Jihad leader Mufti Hannan and six others for bomb attack on Chashara Awami League office that killed 20 people and injured several others on June 16, 2001. The court also issued arrest order against the fugitives and simultaneously ordered for shifting the ‘explosives case’ to the trial court. Senior Chief Judicial Magistrate of Narayanganj […]

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ENFORCED DISAPPEARANCE: Victim families to build up network

The families of the people who disappeared after being picked up allegedly by law enforcers or state agencies decided on Tuesday to build up a network of such families to protest against enforced disappearance. They made the decision at a meeting of the families of the victims of enforced disappearance organised by rights organisation Odhikar at Young Women Christian Association […]

June 19, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

BCL men vandalise IU VC office

A group of Bangladesh Chhatra League activists on Tuesday vandalised the officer of the vice-chancellor of Islamic University in Kushtia demanding removal of his personal secretary Zillur Rahman and assistant registrar (transport) Harunur Rashid. The activists alleged that the two officers had earlier engaged outsiders to beat up former Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal-backed Chhatra League university unit convener Saifuzzaman Patla. According […]

June 19, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

DGFI does unofficial assignment too, says former official

A former Directorate General of Forces Intelligence official on Tuesday told a speedy trial tribunal that the intelligence agency usually did many ‘assignments’ other than the official assignments. The agency’s former general staff officer Lieutenant Commander Mizanur Rahman made the statement in cross-examination by a defence counsel in the cases for the grenade attack on Awami League rally on August […]

June 19, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

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