Archive for June 21st, 2013

Rana Plaza disaster: BGMEA probe finds factory, building owners guilty

A probe committee of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association has accused the owners of collapsed Rana Plaza and the five clothing factories housed in it for the recent deaths of the workers. In the report the probe committee suggested the government to penalize the owners for their gross negligence. The report may be made public next week, said a […]

June 21, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

It’s not possible for govt to split GB: Yunus

Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus, the founder of Grameen Bank, on Thursday said the government’s all attempts to break up the Bank into pieces would be resisted. ‘The government is saying it’ll divide Grameen Bank into various parts, but it won’t be possible. If the people of the country wake up, then no one would be able to break it up. […]

June 21, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

Dhaka retains rank 2 in US human trafficking report

Bangladesh has retained its tier-2 ranking in the US annual report on trafficking in persons. In 2012, Bangladesh improved its status and reached tier-2 from tier-2 watch list in 2011. Being in tier-2 means Bangladesh does not fully comply with the minimum standards of US Trafficking Victims Protection Act but is making significant efforts to that end. Of 188 countries […]

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Next CG would cling to power till doomsday, says PM

Ruling out again the opposition demand for restoration of the caretaker government system, the prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, has said if the caretaker government comes to power again they won’t hold polls and cling to power till dooms day. ‘I don’t know for which hopes, the BNP wants to put the caretaker government in power again. If they come to […]

June 21, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

Dhaka centric admin corrupt, says Muhith

The country’s Dhaka centric administrative system is ‘ineffective’, ‘corrupt’ and ‘unrealistic,’ finance minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith said on Thursday. He was speaking at the launching of a World Bank report on the country’s poverty assessment. Muhith called for changing the system by empowering the local administration. He called the system of taking all the decisions affecting the country’s 15 […]

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BCL men embark on admission trade at Dhaka College

Many students on the waiting list at Dhaka College could not get admitted to the institution as activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League assaulted and chased them away from the campus on Thursday while candidates at the bottom of the list managed to enrol in exchange for money, students and guardians alleged. Supporters of both Dhaka College unit Chhatra League president […]

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Number of poor drops: WB

The number of poor people in Bangladesh declined by 1.6 crore or 26 per cent in 10 years from 2000 to 2010, a World Bank report released on Thursday said. During the period, poverty declined by 1.74 percentage points per year in the country, it said. The report also revealed that the number of extreme poor people also declined by […]

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Three pirates killed in gun battle with RAB

Three alleged pirates from the Sundarbans were killed in a gun battle with members of Rapid Action Battalion-8 on Thursday at Kalagachia under Shyamnagar Upazila of Satkhira district. Two of the dead were identified as Amjad Hossain, 42, and Mahabub, 40, while another pirate killed in the gun battle could not be identified till the time of filing this report. […]

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SQC says he was a victim of political persecution

Detained BNP lawmaker Salauddin Quader Chowdhury on Thursday told the International Crimes Tribunal-1 that he had been facing the war crimes trial as a victim of political persecution. ‘I stand before the tribunal as a victim of political persecution,’ said Salauddin, testifying as the first defence witness defending himself for the fourth consecutive day. During his day’s deposition, Salauddin focused […]

June 21, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

Slur on Khaleda prompts BNP walkout

Opposition BNP members walked out of parliament on Thursday night in protest at an Awami League lawmaker’s offensive remarks on Khaleda Zia. Taking part in the budget discussion, Awami League lawmaker Apu Ukil made derogatory remarks on the birth of Khaleda Zia and how she grew up. She also called Tarique Rahman a corrupt person. The opposition bench members sharply […]

June 21, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

Local, nat’l polls not the same: Fakhrul

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party acting secretary general, Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, on Thursday censured the prime minister for her remarks in parliament that Hefajat-e-Islam activists had pretended to be dead by painting their bodies red during the police operation to flush them out of Shapla Chattar on the night of May 5. Addressing a programme at the National Press Club, […]

June 21, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

10 JMB men to die for killings

Ten Jamaatul Mujahideen Bangladesh men were sentenced to death for involvement in the 2005 suicide bombing at Gazipur Bar Association that killed eight people. Dhaka Speedy Trials Tribunal-4 Judge Mohammad Motahar Hossain announced the verdict on Thursday. The ten convicted on the death row are Enayetullah aka Jewel, Arifur Rahman, Masidul Islam Masud, Saidur Rahman Munsi, Abdullah Al Sohayel, Nizamuddin […]

June 21, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

Gazette of 4 cities’ polls results next week: CEC

The local government division on Thursday sought the law ministry’s opinion on possible ways to remove legal complications over oath-taking of the mayors-elect of four city corporations. Officials confirmed that the local government division had sent a file to the law ministry seeking its opinion whether the panel of mayors and councillors should continue to perform their duties till the […]

June 21, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

CHT land commission: New law to create fresh crisis: Santu

Chittagong Hill Tracts Regional Council chairman Jyotirindra Bodhipriya Larma alias Santu Larma has said a new crisis will arise in the hill region if the CHT Land Dispute Resolution Commission (Amendment) Bill is passed in parliament. ‘The hill region will be engulfed in a fresh crisis if the bill is passed in the house violating the Chittagong Hill Tracts Regional […]

June 21, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

Three more Bangladeshis injured in firing by BSF

At least three Bangladeshi nationals were wounded as Indian Border Security Force opened fire on two frontiers in Lalmonirhat and Thakurgaon districts early on Thursday morning. The Border Guard Bangladesh officials confirmed the incidents. New Age correspondent in Thakurgaon reported two day-labourers were wounded in BSF firing at Beaurjari demarcation pillar No. 379 4/F under Baliadanghi Upazila on Thursday at […]

June 21, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

Barricade on Dhaka-Ctg highway after killing of AL leader at Sitakundu

Dhaka-Chittagong highway was barricaded at Sitakundu for three hours on Thursday morning by angry supporters of a local leader of ruling Awami League who was killed in a pre-dawn attack allegedly by his rivals, police said. The highway barricade disrupted traffic as hundreds of vehicles were stuck up for hours. Police and witnesses said agitating AL workers also vandalised some […]

June 21, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

legalising connections: Gas distributors stop receiving applications

Three of the five state-run gas distribution companies had received applications for regularising 86,884 illegal domestic gas connections till Wednesday as the gas distributors ended receiving such applications on Thursday, officials said. Titas gas distribution company received 26,829 application to regularise 86,059 domestic gas connections in and around Dhaka city, Bakhrabad gas distribution company received applications for regularising 810 domestic […]

June 21, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

Govt sends its reply to WB on Padma report

The government on Thursday sent its reply to the World Bank on its probe report on ‘the conspiracy of corruption’ in the Padma Bridge project, said finance ministry officials. Finance minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith sent the reply to WB headquarters in Washington through alternative executive director Mohammad Tareque. Muhith told reporters on Wednesday that he hoped that WB would […]

June 21, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

City AL leaders face wrath of ward leaders

The ward-level leaders of the ruling Awami League in Dhaka city chanted slogans at the extended meeting of the city unit on Thursday blaming the city unit leaders for the stagnant of the party activities in the city. Meeting sources said that the ward leaders burst into protests as city unit joint secretary Quamrul Islam, also the state minister for […]

June 21, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

legality of govt appeal against QUADER VERDICT: SC seeks opinions of 7 senior lawyers

The Appellate Division on Thursday decided to take opinions of seven senior lawyers on the legality of the filing the appeal filed by the government seeking death sentence for convicted Jamaat leader Abdul Quader Molla. The five-member Appellate Division bench headed by the chief justice requested senior lawyers TH Khan, Rafique-ul Huq, M Amirul Islam, Mahmudul Islam, Rokanuddin Mahmud, Ajmalul […]

June 21, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

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