Archive for September, 2013

Saving democracy: Khaleda seeks civil admin, military help

  The Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson, Khaleda Zia, on Sunday sought ‘cooperation’ from all, including the administration, police and military, to ‘protect’ democracy. Addressing a huge public meeting at the Circuit House maidan in Khulna city, she said, ‘The government has two months to serve out. If you are good people, quit power on October 25.’ Khaleda also called for […]

September 30, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

Rampal project: Muhith says he does not care about ultimatum

Finance minister AMA Muhith said Sunday that he didn’t care about the ultimatum from the National Oil and Gas Committee for dropping the coal-fired power plant near the Sunderbans. ‘I don’t care,’ Muhith told reporters at his office emerging from cabinet committee meetings on economic affairs and purchase, a day after the citizens’ oil and gas committee asked the government […]

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PM invites UN team to observe next poll

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, has expressed her firm resolve to hold the next general election under the existing constitutional framework saying she has requested UN secretary general to send a team to observe the next election in Bangladesh. Addressing a crowded press conference at Bangladesh’s UN permanent mission office in New York on Saturday, the prime minister said, ‘Today […]

September 30, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

BRAC Bank man robbed of Tk 1 crore in Sylhet

Miscreants robbed a BRAC Bank officer of Tk 1 crore after stopping the bank’s car he was in at Dakkhin Surma on the Sylhet–Dhaka Highway, some 5km off the city centre, on Sunday afternoon. Bank officials said that Gawhar Altaf Chowdury, assistant manager of the bank’s branch at Bishwanath was carrying Tk 1 crore to his office in the car […]

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Half of RMG factories risky for non-compliance: BIDS

More than a half of about 6,300 factories in the apparel sector are risky because of non-compliance being outside the purview of international buyers that do not import directly from them, according to a study. The Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies on Sunday shared its primary findings of the report, Workplace Safety and Industrial Relations in the Export Oriented Readymade […]

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PM insulted nation at UNGA: BNP

Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Sunday alleged that the prime minister Sheikh Hasina in her address to the UN General Assembly had insulted the nation. ‘Her speech violated the manner of state diplomacy and civility,’ the BNP’s joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi said at a press briefing in the party’s central office. The prime minister on Friday in her address […]

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Polytech students go on rampage

Diploma engineering students went on the rampage vandalising vehicles and fighting pitched battles with the police in the capital and across the country demanding increment and status in government jobs. The violence that forced the administration to call in Border Guard Bangladesh and Rapid action Battalion at places left several hundred students injured. Their demands also include narrowing the salary […]

September 30, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

Unpaid expatriates go on strike in KSA

Some 850 expatriate workers including Bangladeshis, Indians, Pakistanis and Nepalis have been on strike in Yanbu, a major Red Sea port in the Al Madinah province of western Saudi Arabia, for a week over nonpayment of salaries by their employer, a Turkish construction company. Of the workers 700 are from India and Pakistan and 150 from Bangladesh, Nepal and Turkey. […]

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60 more foreign friends to be honoured Oct 1

Sixty more foreign friends will be honoured on October 1 for their contribution to the birth of the country in 1971, an official said. ‘President M Abdul Hamid and prime minister Sheikh Hasina will confer ‘Bangladesh Liberation War Honour’ and ‘Friends of Liberation War Honour’ awards formally at a function at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre at 3:00pm on October 1,’ […]

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Ensuring level playing field under political govt: EC to face big challenge: TIB

The Transparency International Bangladesh said on Sunday that its research showed the Election Commission would not be able to ensure a level playing field for all if the polls are held keeping a political government in place before dissolution of parliament. The research also found that the 15th amendment to the constitution, which was incorporated in 2011, has destroyed the […]

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Bangladesh to raise rights issues of migrants at UN dialogue

The Bangladesh government will raise issues related to the rights of the country’s migrant workers at a UN high level dialogue in New York, officials said. A five-member delegation led by expatriates’ welfare and overseas employment minister Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain left Dhaka on Sunday evening to attend a meeting on international migration and development which is being held on October […]

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30 injured in RMG unrest at Sreepur

At least 30 garments worker were injured as they clashed with police at Natun Bazar of Sreepur blocking Dhaka-Mymensingh highway on Sunday. Police fired nine gun shots and 20 tear shells to disperse the workers from the highway. The workers also vandalised machine, furniture and computers inside the Asrotex factory alleging that its owner had hired musclemen to attack the […]

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BDR carnage case: Prosecution seeks highest punishment for criminal offence

The prosecution told the court prosecuting 846 people accused of crimes during the BDR mutiny that it should impose the highest punishment, arguing that the killings during the munity was a result of a planned conspiracy. The prosecution said that the conspiracy had been hatched for a long time before the killing of 74 people during mutiny in BDR, now […]

September 30, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Ganatantrik Oikya sweeps DU registered graduates rep polls

Ganatantrik Oikya Parishad, backed by the ruling Awami League and its allies, bagged 18 out of 25 posts in Dhaka University’s registered graduates representatives polls held on September 14, 21 and 28 across the country. The acting presiding officer of the elections, Shahid Akhtar Hossain, also the university pro-vice-chancellor of administration, announced the results on Sunday evening at the Nabab […]

September 30, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Writ petition seeks embargo on foundation laying of Rampal thermal power plant

A writ petition was filed on Sunday seeking a directive on the government to stop the foundation laying of Rampal thermal power plant project in Bagherhat near the Sundarbans forest until conducting an assessment on the environmental impact of the project. Four lawyers, Asaduzzaman Siddique, Md Aklas Uddin Bhuiyan, Mahbubul Islam and Sayeda Shaheen Ara Laily, filed the petition as […]

September 30, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Smuggler killed in gunfight in Kushtia

A smuggler was allegedly killed early Sunday in a ‘gunfight’ between his fellows and the Border Guard Bangladesh personnel at Pragpur union under Daulutpur Upazilla in Kushtia. The deceased was Samirul Islam, 32, and resident of village Jamalpur under Daulutpur upazila. The BGB said they raided the village Moyrampur–Goarpara at about 1:30am when a gang was smuggling into the country […]

September 30, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Warrant issued for arrest of Ramna police OC in dowry case

The Women and Children Repression (Prevention) Tribunal on Sunday issued a warrant for arrest of AK Saidul Hoque Bhuiyan, the officer-in-charge (investigation) of the Ramna police, in a dowry related case his wife filed. Tribunal judge Sadiqul Islam Talukdar passed the order. On July 31, Marium Akter Moushumi, wife of Saidul Hoque, filed the case. A judiciary inquiry that took […]

September 30, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

1971 KILLING OF INTELLECTUALS: Mueen supported Pakistan’s unity, not occupation army’s atrocities: Defence

Absconding war crimes accused Chowdhury Mueenuddin was not involved with the Al-Badr Bahini nor did he commit the offences as accused, during the Liberation War, his defence lawyer provided by the state said Sunday. Commencing her closing arguments at the International Crimes Tribunal-2 defence lawyer Salma Hai Tuni submitted that the prosecution could not produce any document in support of […]

September 30, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

AL-led alliance wants inclusive elections

The Awami League-led alliance does not want the next general elections to be held unilaterally rather it wants a free, fair and inclusive polls. Alliance spokesman Mohammad Nasim stated this at a press briefing after a meeting of the 14-party alliance held at the AL president’s Dhanmondi office. He said that the alliance leaders urged BNP to place its proposal […]

September 30, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

RMG wage assessment tour: Wage board members leave left Dhaka for three countries

Members on the minimum wage board for apparel workers left Dhaka on Sunday to see for themselves the apparel-sector wage structure in Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand. All the six members of the board along with a labour ministry official and an International Labour Organisation official would first visit Cambodia. They will then visit Vietnam and Thailand. The wage board chairman, […]

September 30, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

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