Archive for August, 2013

Dhaka opens power corridor to New Delhi

Dhaka has decided to approve a technical report on allowing India to lay power transmission line its two north-eastern provinces to Pashchim Banga through Bangladesh in exchange for some of the power. The transmission line will transport hydro-electricity produced in India’s Arunachal province to Pashchim Banga and in exchange, Bangladesh wants a share on the electricity at the Barapukuria substation, […]

August 31, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

Polls alliance: Ershad still undecided

The ruling alliance partner Jatiya Party chairman, HM Ershad, is still undecided over choosing election alliance though the party is likely to launch pre-election mass contact in the next week, party leaders told New Age. Media reports on Friday said that Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson, Khaleda Zia, and Ershad had a telephone talk over his joining the BNP-led alliance. According […]

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Hasina seeks vote to finish development tasks

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Friday sought people’s cooperation and vote in the coming elections to help her accomplish the unfinished development tasks as well as free the nation from corruption, militancy and poverty. ‘Bangladesh has now become a model of development…I want your cooperation and your votes once again to complete my tasks,’ she told a massive public […]

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AL seeks ‘single seat’ majority in next polls

The Awami League is focusing on achieving just a ‘single seat majority’ in the next parliament rather than mimicking the landslide victory that it won in the 2008 general elections. The party’s high command is aiming to ensure victory in 151 seats by focusing on those constituencies in which it has done consistently well during the past elections, and by […]

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Redrawn constituencies: Electoral roll shows huge mismatch in voter numbers

The constituency-wise voters’ lists have shown huge mismatch between the number voters in the redrawn parliamentary constituencies. The Election Commission on July 3 published a gazette notification redrawing parliamentary constituencies bringing changes to 53 constituencies ahead of the 10th parliamentary polls scheduled to be held by January 24, 2014. According to the constituency-wise voters’ lists, Dhaka 19 parliamentary constituency has […]

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Govt hatching fresh plots over constitution: Moudud

Bangladesh Nationalist Party leader Moudud Ahmed on Friday alleged that the government was hatching new conspiracies over the constitution to hang on to power. Addressing a programme, he said it was not possible to hold general elections keeping the present parliament functioning. So the government was hatching ‘new conspiracies’ over the constitution. Bangladesh Jatiyatabadi Samabaya Dal organised the programme at […]

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Ivy terms Shamim Osman ‘top crime boss’

Narayanganj mayor Selina Hayat Ivy, also vice-president of city unit of Awami League, on Friday termed Shamim Osman a ‘hypocrite’ and ‘top crime boss’’ in the country. Addressing at a human chain on boats, Ivy, who is also the adviser of Santrash Nirmul Twaki Mancha, said that Shamim Osman had made it difficult for veteran Awami League leaders like Md […]

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Rohingyas Nowhere to live

Md Yasin was chopped into pieces as he tried to stop some Buddhist extremists from slaughtering his only son in Akyab (Sittwe) while they were living in Arakan state of Myanmar. Layla, Yasin’s wife, had no reason to stay in their homeland and so she along with her pregnant daughter and son-in-law crossed the border into Bangladesh towards the end […]

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ACC starts probing MPO corruption

The Anti-Corruption Commission has started investigating corruption allegations in monthly pay order for about 300 non-government teachers where secondary and higher education directorate officials are involved. The DSHE authorities on Thursday supplied the commission with necessary papers along with personal details of at least 10 of their officials who were found involved in the corruption in a DSHE investigation in […]

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Jamaat man held in cop killing case in Jhenaidah

An activist of the Jamaat-e-Islami was held by police on Friday for his alleged involvement in killing a policeman in Harinakinda upazila. The arrested was identified as Rahaj Uddin, son of Jobed Ali, of village Chatkabaria under the upazila. Harinakundu police station officer-in-charge Mahibul Islam said, Rahaj Uddin was accused in the murder case in which police constable Omar Farooque […]

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Land in Buriganga to be acquired for army

The River Protection Taskforce will further discuss the move to acquire 1.54 acres of land in the foreshore of the river Buriganga for Bangladesh Army ignoring objection of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority in its meeting scheduled for Sunday. The taskforce earlier discussed the issue in its meeting on several occasions, but failed to make a decision, said taskforce members. […]

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Rail link of Dhaka with Khulna, north suspended for hours

Rail communication between Dhaka, Khulna and most of the northern region was suspended for several hours on Friday following a train accident in Natore. Three compartments of Dinajpur-Dhaka bound Drutojan Express broke at Yasinpur near Natore, said Bangladesh Railway’s chief train controller (Paksey). The passengers suffered at different points for the accidents. The train controller said that some parts of […]

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18kg gold seized at Dhaka airport

The airport customs seized 155 gold bars weighing about 18kg at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka on Friday morning. The authority also arrested Salam Fakir, driver of an inbound-passenger bus in the airport area for his suspected involvement in the smuggling of the gold bars. This is the second biggest haul of gold bars after July 24 when 1,065 […]

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EX-CID OFFICER KILLING: Police find no clue, none arrested

The police are yet to arrest any person or find out the clue to the killing of former police officer Fazlul Karim in his flat at Pashchim Rampura in the capital Thursday. The Detective Branch of police only interrogated the driver of the family, Liton, at its office, said the police. A murder case was filed against unidentified men Friday […]

August 31, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Police detains RCC councilor

The police detained Monsur Ali, councilor of ward 1 of Rajshahi City Corporation, from Naboganga area under Rajpara police station in the city Thursday night. Alamgir Hossain, officer-in-charge of Detective Branch of RMP, said a DB team arrested him in connection with a case of attacking and vandalising a businessman’s chamber at Guripara area. He added that some local miscreants […]

August 31, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Teachers demand change in proposed education act

Two teacher organisations on Friday demanded cancellation of some provisions proposed in the draft education act terming them anti-teacher and anti-education. Bangladesh Govt Secondary Assistant Teachers Association at a press conference at the National Press Club and Bangladesh College University Teachers Association in its central committee meeting made the demand. Former Dhaka University vice-chancellor Maniruzzaman Miah at the press conference […]

August 31, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

9 held as 6 cops hurt in Jamaat-Shibir attack in Magura

At least 17 people, including six policemen, were injured in an attack by activists of Jamaat-e-Islami and its student wing Islami Chhatra Shibir at Sanra village in Shalikha upazila of Magura on Thursday night. Among the injured, Iqbal Hossain was sent to Dhaka Medical College Hospital in a critical condition, while the others were admitted to sadar hospital. Police nabbed […]

August 31, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Garai dredging: Tk 475 crore set to go down drain

The mega project to dredge the Garai River in Kushtia seems to be heading towards an utter failure for mismanagement. Unplanned dredging of the river and unabated sand lifting from it have created apprehension about the failure of the scheme letting its investment of Tk 475 crore go to waste without coming to the actual benefit. After lifting the sand from […]

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Pirate killed in Noakhali gunfight

A leader of a pirate gang was killed in a ‘gunfight’ between his team and the police at Char Kalam in Hatiya upazila in Noakhali early Friday. The deceased was identified as Yunus Dakat. He was wanted in various cases, including of kidnapping and extortion. The police said a police team launched an operation in a hideout of a pirate […]

August 31, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Tracking device for launches invented

A group of teachers and students of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology have developed a tracking device that would help reduce losses in launch and ferry mishaps. With the help of this GPS facilitated tracker, the position of a vessel could be monitored round the clock. And as such, the inventors of the device are hoping, it would enable […]

August 31, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

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