Archive for June 23rd, 2013

Legalising ‘undisclosed money’: Govt may further ease condition

The government is likely to further ease the condition for legalising ‘undisclosed money’ in the proposed budget which is scheduled to be passed in parliament on June 30, officials said on Saturday. It is likely to lower the rate of penalty for the undisclosed money holders because of ‘pressure from the businesses.’ Finance minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith while announcing […]

June 23, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

Come back to path of democracy PM urges Khaleda

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Saturday called upon the leader of the opposition to come back to the path of democracy discarding the concept of the care taker government system. ‘Please come back to the path of democracy and the next polls will be held in the way the other countries of the world stage elections,’ she said. The […]

June 23, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

PM giving baseless logic against CG: Fakhrul

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party acting secretary general, Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Saturday said the prime minister, fearing debacle in the next general elections, was giving ‘baseless logic’ against polls under a non-party caretaker government. Addressing a protest rally, Fakhrul said prime minister Sheikh Hasina over the last few days had spoken against a non-party caretaker government and warned that […]

June 23, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

Crimes in police on rise

The police headquarters is struggling to discipline the force as allegations of different types of crime against its personnel are piling up. Police officers involved in tasks to maintain professional standards in the force blamed lack of political will of successive governments for the situation. With rights activists increasingly vocal against law enforcers’ failures in curbing crimes, the police top […]

June 23, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

‘Chudurbudur’ not offensive word, won’t be expunged: speaker

Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury has said that a colloquial word used by Bangladesh Nationalist Party lawmaker Rehena Aktkar Ranu in parliament on June 9 would not be expunged from the proceedings as per the rules of procedure as the expression is ‘not indecent’. Ranu while talking about the issue of non-party caretaker government in parliament uttered the word ‘chudurbudur’ for […]

June 23, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

College girl killed 3 days inside marriage

A college girl was allegedly beaten to death by in-laws at Khilkhet on Saturday, just three days inside the marriage. The victim’s father Mostafa, a resident of Barua at Khilkhet in the city, said that his daughter Munira Parvin, 20, a first year student at Nikunja Model College, was abducted on June 17 and married to Nasir Uddin of the […]

June 23, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

Anup Chetia’s plea awaits ‘political decision’

United Liberation Front of Assam leader Anup Chetia’s appeal for repatriation to his homeland India has been kept pending with the ministry of home affairs for a ‘political decision’ of the Bangladesh government. The ULFA general secretary, who has been in Bangladesh jail for over one decade and a half, has recently sent an application to the home ministry through […]

June 23, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

Bangladesh’s navigable waterways shrinking

The river routes in Bangladesh shrank considerably over the last four decades. Experts said that upstream diversion of water from the Ganges in the five dry months from January to May left a negative impact on the river systems in Bangladesh delta. They said that the impact was obvious as the Padma, as the Ganges in called in Bangladesh, meets […]

June 23, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

Attorney general wants full successor rights for daughters

Attorney general Mahbubey Alam has suggested changes in the Muslim personal law to provide complete succession rights to daughters. He also opposed multiple marriages by Muslim men during a discussion on suggested amendments to the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPc) 1898 at Ruposhi Bangla hotel in the capital. Legislative and Parliamentary Affairs Department of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Ministry […]

June 23, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

GCC polls: Mayoral candidates busy wooing voters

Two main rival candidates, backed by ruling and opposition parties, have bolstered their campaigns in the maiden Gazipur City Corporation polls to be held on June 6. However, speculations run rife that Awami Lague leader Jahangir Alam, a rebel candidate, would play a vital role in the election of the newly created city corporation. The importance of the upcoming Gazipur […]

June 23, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

Five die in latest Mumbai building collapse

A four-storey building collapsed in Mumbai Saturday, killing five people in the second such incident in as many days and underlining shoddy construction practices in the financial capital of the country. The dilapidated building, located in a busy market area in suburban Dahisar, was vacated two years ago but local vegetable vendors continued to use it as a night shelter, […]

June 23, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

Pabna University closed after clashes

Clashes between the activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League and Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal over establishing supremacy in Pabna University of Science and Technology have forced the authorities to suspend all classes. The clash between Bangladesh Chhatra League and Chhatra Dal on Saturday left at least 12 people injured, the police said. Meanwhile, BCL has demanded resignation of proctor Kamruzzaman accusing him […]

June 23, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

SC goes on 16-day summer vacation

The Supreme Court went on a 16-day summer vacation from Saturday. Judicial activities at the Appellate Division and the High Court Division will resume on July 7 after the vacation. Justice M Mozammel Hossain already set a number of vocational benches at the divisions in case of emergency during the vacation period.

June 23, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

Truck workers block all roads from Sylhet

Truck workers blocked highways for 16 hours and a half snapping road communications between Sylhet ccity and rest of the part of the country till 2:30pm on Saturday. District Truck Workers Union, however, called off the blockade at about 2:30pm on Saturday after the authority assured the union of arresting people who had vandalised trucks in the city on June […]

June 23, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Shafiuddin’s 91st birth anniversary today

Today is the 91st birth anniversary of eminent painter and printmaker Shafiuddin Ahmed. Born in 1922 in Kolkata in India and also known as Shilpaguru, Shafiuddin graduated from Calcutta Government School of Art in 1942. After the partition of the subcontinent in 1947, Shafiuddin came to Dhaka and got involved in a movement to set up the first art institute […]

June 23, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Implementation of local govt laws demanded

Lawmakers, academics and local government representatives on Saturday demanded proper implementation of the laws on local governments for democratic decentralisation of power and strengthening local governments. At a national representative convention, they said that the Local Government (Union Parishad) Act 2009, the Local Government (Upazila Parishad) Act 2009, the Local Government (Municipal) Act 2009 and the Local Government (City Corporation) […]

June 23, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Investigation to complete in 150 days: Shafique

The law minister, Shafique Ahmed, on Saturday said that investigation of a criminal case must be completed in 150 days. The Code of Criminal Procedure 1898 will be amended stipulating the 150-day time frame for investigation in criminal cases, the minister said at a views exchange meeting on amendment to the code at Ruposhi Bangla Hotel in the city. Legislative […]

June 23, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Move to own campuses or wind up: Nahid tells pvt univs

The education minister, Nurul Islam Nahid, on Saturday warned that the government will take firm actions very soon against the private universities that could not yet move to their own campuses within the given time. The private universities were given deadlines and extended deadlines to move to their own campuses, but many of the universities are yet to ensure the […]

June 23, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

15 injured in C’nawabganj clash

At least 15 people, including eight policemen, were injured in a clash between two rival factions of ruling Awami League at Chapainawabganj sadar Saturday noon. During the clash around 200 crude bombs were exploded and police arrested 14 people. Local people said the clash erupted between the followers of Abul Kalam and Azizul Hoque Aju over establishing supremacy in the […]

June 23, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

15 injured as local BNP factions clash

At least 15 people were injured on Saturday in a clash between two factions of main opposition BNP at Kaliganj town in Jhenaidah. Kaliganj police officer-in-charge Liakat Ali said the clash ensued when activists of Hamid-Mahabub group attacked the procession of Sramik Dal activists with sharp weapons. A few hand bombs were also blasted in the clash. Some of the […]

June 23, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

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