Archive for July, 2013

DCs asked to free rivers from encroachment in a month

The government on Tuesday asked the deputy commissioners and superintendents of police in all districts, including Dhaka, to take action against river grabbers in a month and free the waterways from encroachments. The task force responsible for ensuring navigability and natural flow of the rivers Buriganga, Shitalakkhya, Balu, Turag and other rivers across the country gave the directive at its […]

July 31, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

Juba League leader shot dead in city

A Juba League leader of the Dhaka city unit was shot dead at Gulshan Circle 1 in the capital early Tuesday. The deceased, Reazul Haque Khan Milky, 42, was organising secretary of the Awami Juba League’s of Dhaka metropolitan (south) unit. Milky was shot in front of the Shoppers World on Road 123 at Gulshan about 1:07am, the Rapid Action […]

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Hill people tired of rhetoric over CHT deal, says Santu

Parbatya Chattagram Jana Sanghati Samiti president Jyotirindra Badhipriya Larma on Tuesday said the ethnic minority communities were tired of verbal assurances and now they wanted a clear road map for implementation of the 1997 CHT accord. He said the government had done nothing in past four years and a half to implement the deal and accused it of ignoring the […]

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Arafat’s money repatriation: ACC gives Tk 1.3cr to PM’s spl asst

The Anti-Corruption Commission gave around Tk 1.3 crore to Ferdous Ahmed Khan, special assistant to the prime minister, from the commission account in ‘reward’ as he had helped in the recovery of Tk 13.15 crore in 2012 that Arafat Rahman, the youngest son of the BNP chairperson, Khaleda Zia, is alleged to have siphoned off to Singapore. The commission chairman, […]

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Poet Belal Mohammad dies

Poet Belal Mohammad, also a pioneer of Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra, died of old-age complications in Apollo Hospitals in the capital early Tuesday. Belal’s long-time close aide Ayub Hossain said that the poet had died about 5:00am. He was taken to the hospital on Monday evening when he complained of uneasiness, Ayub said. The president, Abdul Hamid, and the prime […]

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35 PCJSS men freed 163 days after abduction

Thirty-five supporters of Parbatya Chattagram Jana Sanghati Samiti, who were abducted by their rivals from Kattali area of Langadu on February 16 and held hostage for 163 days, returned to their homes on Monday after being freed by the kidnappers. They were abducted while returning from Rangamati town after attending the party’s founding anniversary programme. The abductors had taken away […]

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Graft charges: MPO of 300 teachers cancelled

The Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education on Tuesday cancelled the monthly pay of order of 273 non-government teachers after corruption had been spotted in the enlistment process, officials told New Age Tuesday. Officials said that all these teachers with the connivance of some officers and employees at the DSHE managed to get the MPO enlistment from June although no […]

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Rana Plaza Collapse: Missing workers’ families block highway

The families of the garment workers who went missing following the Rana Plaza collapse blocked Dhaka-Aricha highway at Savar for two hours on Tuesday demanding compensation before Eid-ul-Fitr. Several hundred people from the families of the workers missing and injured blocked the highway for two hours from 9:45am, formed a human chain beside the collapsed Rana Plaza site and laid […]

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Two killed in ‘gunfight’ with RAB

Two suspected carjackers were killed in a ‘gunfight’ with members of Rapid Action Battalion in South Keraniganj early on Tuesday. The deceased were identified as Sabuj Miah, son of Abdur Rashid of Bhola and Sagar Ahmed, son of Mobinur Rahman of Barisal. RAB also recovered a foreign-made revolver, two rounds of bullet, four bullet shells, two machetes and four mobile […]

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Selfishness a big flaw in modern economy: Yunus

Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus on Tuesday said that ‘selfishness’ was a big flaw in modern economy and it should be converted to ‘selflessness.’ The concept of modern economy be change if selflessness earns its place in business, Yunus said hours after he had returned to the capital from a 21-day tour abroad. The Nobel peace prize winner Yunus, who delivered […]

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CEC defends curtailing of EC’s authority to cancel candidature

The chief election commissioner, Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad, on Tuesday termed the RPO Article 91E ‘self-contradictory’ and ‘inapplicable’ to defend Election Commission’s decision to repeal the Article that empowers EC to cancel candidature. The Article 91E of the Representation of the People Order 1972 empowers the commission to cancel candidature of any candidate to be found guilty of breaching any electoral […]

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Air tickets for domestic flights sold out before Eid

The tickets of all airlines for all domestic flights ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr have already been sold out due to the rush of affluent and upper middle-class people to domestic airlines, said airlines officials. They, however, said that they might operate additional flights on different domestic routes if the demand increased. They also said that a large number of homebound people […]

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Truck, covered van, lorry banned for 7 days on highways during Eid

Plying of trucks, covered vans and lorries on national and regional highways will remain suspended for seven days starting three days before the Eid-ul-Fitr. A release issued by the communication ministry on Tuesday said that the vehicles, carrying essentials, perishable products and fuels, would remain out of the purview of the suspension. The Exporters Association of Bangladesh, meanwhile, demanded cancellation […]

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Court fixes August 21 for hearing on case filed by Rony

The Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday fixed the next date on August 21 for hearing on the final report which submitted by police in connection with the case filed by lawmaker Rony. Dhaka metropolitan magistrate Shariar Mahmud Adnan set the next date for hearing on submitted final report in connection with his case filed against two television journalists. Police […]

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Attack on iftar party: 39 AL men sued in Ctg

Thirty nine leaders and activists of ruling Awami League including Khaled Mahmud, brother of the environment and forests minster Hasan Mahmud, were sued on charge of setting fire to the equipment of an iftar party arranged by local unit of BNP on Friday. BNP Rangunia Municipality unit joint-secretary Habibur Rahman filed the case with the court of Senior Judicial Magistrate […]

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WAR CRIMES TRIAL: Khokon asked to appear by August 14 or to face trial in absence

The International Crimes Tribunal 1 on Tuesday directed its registrar to publish a notification in two well circulated national dailies immediately asking Nagarkanda municipal mayor Zahid Hossain Khokon to appear before it by August 14. If Khokon, also a local Bangladesh Nationalist Party leader, fails to appear by August 14, a lawyer would be appointed at the cost of the […]

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HC defers again its decision on DSC, DNC mayoral polls

The High Court on Monday deferred again its decision on the two writ petitions seeking a directive on the government and the Election Commission to announce schedule for holding stalled mayoral elections in Dhaka North and Dhaka South cities. A bench of Justice Mirza Hussain Haider and Justice Muhammad Khurshid Alam Sarkar set today to hear attorney general Mahbubey Alam following his […]

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Clash over land kills 1

A man was killed in a clash between two groups of villagers over a land related dispute at Niamatpur village in Doarabazar upazila on Monday evening. The deceased was identified as Abul Mia, 31, son of late Soab Ali of the village. The people of the area said there had been a longstanding conflict between Abdun Nur and Chan Mia […]

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Intellectual killings: Journo Nazmul’s son testifies Ashraf, Mueen abducted, killed his father

Martyred journalist Sayed Nazmul Hoque’s son Sayed Mortuja Nazmul on Tuesday testified that fugitive war crimes accused Chowdhury Mueenuddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were actively involved in abduction and killing of his father and other intellectuals towards the end of the liberation war. Mortuja, now 47, testifying as the seventh prosecution witness against Mueen and Ashraf in the International Crimes Tribunal-2, […]

July 31, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

PM hosts iftar for officials, diplomats, judges

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday hosted an iftar party for civil and military officials, diplomats and judges at her official residence Ganobhaban. The prime minister went round different tables set for the guests, exchanged pleasantries with them and enquired about their well-being. Before the iftar, a special munajat was offered seeking continued peace, progress and prosperity of the nation. […]

July 31, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

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