Archive for June 24th, 2013

No power, no flames on gas burners for hours

Power generation, industrial production and household cooking were severely affected on Sunday due to a 12-hour suspension of 37 per cent of the total gas production caused by leakage in a pipeline in Bibiyana field since Saturday evening, officials said. Bibiyana supplies about 848 million cubic feet of natural gas to the national grid a day while the country’s daily […]

June 24, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

GAZIPUR CITY POLLS: Jahangir steps aside in tears

Former Chhatra League leader Jahangir Alam on Sunday announced in tears that he stepped aside in favour of the ruling Awami League-backed mayoral candidate Azmat Ullah Khan in the elections to Gazipur City Corporation scheduled for July 6. Jahangir made the announcement at a press conference at the district AL office ending speculations over his whereabouts as he reportedly went […]

June 24, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

Progress to continue if AL voted back to power: Hasina

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Sunday told parliament that the ongoing economic advancement would continue if the Awami League was voted back to power. If any other party without any contribution or sacrifice for people assumes office, there will be no welfare for the people, she said in an unscheduled discussion on the 64th founding anniversary of Awami League. […]

June 24, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

1971 WAR CRIMES: Prosecution submits charges against Khokon Razakar of Nagarkanda

War crimes prosecutors on Sunday submitted formal charges against against Nagarkanda municipal mayor Zahid Hossain alias Khokon Razakar. They submitted the charges to the registrar of the International Crimes Tribunals. Khokon is a vice-president of the Nagarkanda upazila chapter of BNP. The prosecutors submitted charges against him on 10 counts of crimes humanity relating to 13 incidents. According to the […]

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NHRC chief advises Limon to withdraw case against RAB

The National Human Rights Commission chairman, Mizanur Rahman, on Sunday requested Limon Hossain, a victim of RAB shooting, to withdraw the case that his mother had filed against law enforcers after he was shot at near his village home in Jhalakati in 2011. After attending the office on the first day after being reappointed the NHRC chairman, Mizanur Rahman talked […]

June 24, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

MPs trade invective in JS again

Parliament heated up again on Sunday after an opposition lawmaker made personal attack on the country’s founding president, the prime minister and her son prompting speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury to switch off her microphone six times. The opposition members had also walked out in protest against use of offensive words against BNP’s founder Ziaur Rahman by a treasury bench member. […]

June 24, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

Shab-e-Barat tonight

Shab-e-Barat, known as the night of fortune, will be observed across the country tonight with due religious fervour and devotion. The devout Muslims would spend the night at mosques and homes offering prayers, reciting from the Qur’an and seeking blessings from Allah for long life, peace, progress and happiness for themselves, their families, relatives and friends as well as the […]

June 24, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

GB directors reject commission proposals

Greameen Bank board of directors on Sunday rejected the government appointed commission’s recommendation for splitting the bank into pieces. A meeting of the board of directors, dominated the nine women directors of the bank, held at the Grammen Bank headquarters at Mirpur in the afternoon said that the move was a part a conspiracy to destroy the Nobel peace prize […]

June 24, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

RANA PLAZA COLLAPSE: Many workers yet to get compensation

Several hundred workers injured in the Rana Plaza collapse and relatives of those feared missing are passing days in miseries as they have not been given any compensation by any quarters concerned in last two months. The maimed workers said they were enlisted by many quarters concerned but were not given any compensation. They also do not know what steps […]

June 24, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

Missing schoolboy found in 9 pieces

The police recovered nine dismembered body parts of a schoolboy, who had been missing since June 13, from Char Radhanagar village under Fatulla in Narayanganj on Saturday night. The Fatulla police said that Imon Hossain, 14, son of Ismail Hossain of Char Radhanagar village, also a Class VI student of Kanainagar High School, went missing on June 13. Some miscreants […]

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Outgoing ACC chief realises his shortcomings

Outgoing chairman of the Anti-Corruption Commission Ghulam Rahman on Sunday expressed his realisation that he should have played a more effective role in prosecution of corruption cases as well as strengthening the anti-graft watchdog. ‘I realised it at the final stage of my tenure,’ he told reporters at a farewell function accorded to him by ACC officials at the office. […]

June 24, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

Feni stalking victim dies from burns

A madrassah girl, who was set on fire by some local stalkers in Fulgazi upazila of Feni on June 16, died from burn injuries at Dhaka Medical College Hospital early Saturday. The victim was Aklima Akhter,15, a Class VIII student of Fulgazi Darul Ulum Dakhil Madrassah and daughter of Mohammad Shafiq of Daulatpur village of the upazila. Locals said Sumon […]

June 24, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

ORS supply shortage pushes price up

An acute short supply of oral rehydration saline in the retail market is causing sufferings to diarrhoea patients in the city. As in previous years the number of diarrhoea patients swelled with the advent of the hot weather and the drug stores are running short of ORS. Drug stores in the city are selling the popular ORS brand at higher […]

June 24, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

DU Senate: 96 out of 105 posts vacant

Ninety six posts out of 105 senate members fall vacant in the Dhaka University as a result of that university authority for the first time in its history will fail to hold an annual senate session and budget in June. Senate members and teachers of the university termed the matter as ‘unprecedented event’ and a ‘deviation from the university tradition’ […]

June 24, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

Court defers hearing of charge framing against BNP leaders

xA metropolitan magistrate court on Sunday deferred for the second time till August 14 the hearing of charge framing against eight BNP leaders including its acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, in two cases in connection with violence and setting fire on vehicles on March 2 in Dhaka city. Shahriar Mahmud Adnan of the speedy trial court-6 fixed the […]

June 24, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

Rana Plaza collapse victim Manowar still in coma

Manowar, 18, who sustained brain injury in Rana Plaza collapse, has been in a coma for the last two months. He was admitted to the intensive care unit of Enam Medical College at Savar on April 24 after the tragic incident. The hospital management said he had remained in his unconscious state. Sudip Shaha, the doctor on duty, said Manowar […]

June 24, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

BNP to stand beside Yunus

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Sunday said that it would stand beside Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus in keeping Grameen Bank intact and for the advancement of the Nobel winning institution. BNP vice-chairman Shamsher Mobin Chowdhury and the party chairperson’s advisory council member Osman Farruk made the assurance as they handed over a greeting letter of Khaleda Zia to Muhammad Yunus […]

June 24, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

Govt waives mandatory funds from foreign sources for two IPPs

The government on Sunday waived mandatory obtaining of 70 per cent fund from foreign sources to set up power plants by two independent power producers. The cabinet committee on purchase, chaired by finance minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith, took the decision in favour of the independent power producers who were awarded to set up 50 megawatt furnace oil-based power plants […]

June 24, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

BNP asks EC to quickly issue gazette on polls to four city corporations

The main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Sunday asked the Election Commission to expedite the process of issuing gazette notification declaring the official results of the recently held elections to the four city corporations. The BNP made the request when a three-member delegation led by BNP standing committee member MK Anwar met the Chief Election Commissioner, Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad, at […]

June 24, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Inu for objective journalism to protect democracy

The information minister, Hasanul Haq Inu, on Sunday called upon the journalists to play significant role to pursue objective journalism keeping the media away from falsehood and rumour to protect the democracy as well as the mass media. ‘The mass media of Bangladesh has reached today’s position passing different critical junctures since the British and Pakistan periods and a good […]

June 24, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

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