Archive for September 3rd, 2013

PM outlines interim admin to secys

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Monday told top bureaucrats that the current parliament would serve out its full tenure, but it would not hold any session in three months before the expiry of its five-year term. She also made it clear that her cabinet would not take any policy decisions between October 27 this year and January 24, 2014. […]

September 3, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

Govt to make ‘painful exit’ if obstructs rallies, says Fakhrul

Bangladesh Nationalist Party acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Monday warned that the government would make a ‘painfully exit’ if it obstructed opposition’s rallies and processions. Addressing a students’ gathering he condemned the police for not allowing Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal to march in a procession from Suhrawardy Udyan on Monday. He protested at the arrest of JCD leaders […]

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387 B’deshi workers nabbed in Malaysia

At least 387 Bangladeshi workers were arrested in Malaysia in two days ending Monday during ongoing crackdown on undocumented foreign workers. They were among 2,433 undocumented foreign workers arrested in the scheduled crackdown beginning Sunday morning, Malaysian daily, The Star reported on Monday. Earlier, the Malaysian authorities announced that the crackdown on foreign workers staying in that country illegally would […]

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Convicted collaborators, war criminals to lose voting rights

The cabinet on Monday endorsed a bill that proposes stripping convicted collaborators and war criminals of their voting rights. When the bill becomes a law those convicted under the Collaborators’ Tribunal Order 1972 or the International Crimes (Tribunal) Act 1973 would lose their right to vote. Chaired by prime minister Sheikh Hasina the weekly cabinet meeting at the secretariat approved […]

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JnU students, clash with businessmen

Students of Jagannath University have clashed with local businessmen in Dhaka over the news of a fellow student getting beaten up. No injuries had been reported from the 30-minute clash that started on Monday noon. The Kotwali police officer-in-charge, Shah Alam, said a Jagannath University student had an argument with a watch repairman at a market in Islampur. The clash […]

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AZAM TRIAL REPORT: Order to serve contempt notices on HRW respondents

The International Crimes Tribunal-1 on Monday asked New York based Human Rights Watch and its two officials to explain in three weeks why contempt proceedings would not be drawn against them. At a scheduled full court hearing, the tribunal took up the matter of ‘Chief Prosecutor Versus Human Rights Watch and 2 others’ and directed its registrar to serve the […]

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HC orders division facilities for Adilur

The High Court on Monday asked the jail authorities to provide the detained Odhikar secretary Adilur Rahman Khan with facilities enjoyed by a class-1 prisoner in jail. The vacation bench of Justice Salma Masud Chowdhury and Justice Zafar Ahmed passed the order after hearing a writ petition filed by Adilur’s wife Saira Rahman Khan challenging the legality of lower court’s […]

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Charges pressed for attacks on Buddhist temples, houses

The police have pressed charges against 362 people in seven of the 19 cases filed for attacks on and looting of Buddhist temples and houses in the Cox’s Bazar district headquarters and Ramu, Ukhia and Teknaf upazilas in September 2012. Although various inquiry reports quoting victims said that people belonging to all the major political parties were involved in the […]

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Report says British company exported nerve gas chemicals to Syria, UK rejects claim

The British government was accused of ‘breathtaking laxity’ in its arms controls last night after it emerged that officials authorised the export to Syria of two chemicals capable of being used to make a nerve agent such as sarin a year ago, The Independent newspaper reported on Monday. The UK government has rejected the claims, reports BBConline. The story has […]

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50pc hike in ads rates insufficient, says info ministry

The information ministry has said the finance ministry should reconsider its decision to increase the rate of government advertisements for national dailies and periodicals by 50 per cent. In a letter to the finance ministry on Sunday the information ministry observed that 50 per cent hike approved by the finance ministry was not sufficient as printing cost of the newspapers […]

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7 new private univs soon

The government is set to approve seven new private universities on ‘political consideration’ at the fag end of its tenure raising the number of newly approved private universities to 25 in last two years. With the latest approvals, the number of the private universities in the country will be 78. According to officials of the education ministry, ruling Awami League […]

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Fresh murder charges against Musharraf registered

The Pakistan police on Monday registered murder charges against former military ruler Pervez Musharraf in connection with the death of a radical cleric during the siege of a mosque in 2007. It is the latest in a series of charges dating back to Musharraf’s 1999-2008 rule, which the retired general has faced since returning from self-imposed exile in March. Radical […]

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2 cops hurt in Jamaat attack

Two policemen were injured in an attack by Jamaat-Shibir men during a drive to arrest a violence case accused at Kora village in Debhata upazila early Monday. The injured were identified as sub-inspector Zulfiker Ali and constable Abdus Selim of Debhata police station. Officer-in-charge of the police station Abdul Bari said a team of the police, led by SI Zulfiker, […]

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IU imposes ban on political activities for a month

The Islamic University authorities on Monday imposed a ban on all kinds of political activities on the campus for a month as precautions against potential violence amid tension on the campus. IU proctor Jahangir Hossain told New Age that the decision had been taken to prevent any untoward incidents on the campus. The university authorities at meeting on the day […]

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Shamim Murder: Charges against 5 policemen framed

The police on Monday framed charges against five of their colleagues in connection with killing of a real estate businessman in the police custody in Savar on June 5. Savar police station inspector (investigation) Aminur Rahman submitted the charge sheet to the Chief Judicial Magistrate’s court in Dhaka. Senior judicial magistrate Toyebul Hasan received the charge sheet and fixed Thursday […]

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RMG minimum wage: Owners yet to send proposal

Representatives of the apparel factory owners to the minimum wage board did not submit their proposal for minimum wages for workers at the fourth meeting of the wage board on Monday. Garment workers’ leader Sirajul Islam Rony, also a representative of workers in the minimum wage board, told New Age that the factory owners’ representative Arshad Jamal Dipu did not […]

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BDR carnage case: Court completes testifying witnesses

A court trying BDR carnage case for nearly three years on Monday wrapped up testifying the prosecution witnesses with recording of a total 654 out of 1,345 prosecution witnesses. On completion of testifying, both the prosecution and defence counsels sought justice to the court. The judge of Dhaka metropolitan sessions court, Jahurul Haque, in reply, however, said that he would […]

September 3, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

6 held for killing Dhobaura upazila chairman

The police on early Monday arrested six people at places of Dhobaura upazila in Mymensingh for their alleged involvement in the killing of Dhobaura upazila parishad chairman Forkan Uddin Selim on Sunday. A team of the police conducted an overnight drive at different points of the upazila headquarters and arrested the six including Milon, 18, Murad, 20, Abdul Jalil, 28, […]

September 3, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Launch service from Mawa to Kewrakandi resumed

The striking launch owners have withdrawn their protest and resumed services on the Mawa-Kewrakandi route from Monday. The organisation of launch owners had resorted to the strike protesting against the operation of a launch, ‘Shah Poran’, owned by one Yakub Bepari. The launch is not registered with their organisation. Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority chairman held a meeting with the […]

September 3, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Arrest of rapists demanded

Local people laid siege to Aditmari police station in Lalmonirhat district on Sunday night demanding arrest of alleged rapists of a housewife. Earlier, they brought out a procession at Mohishkhocha Bazar on Sunday evening demanding arrest of the alleged rapists. But the agitating people went back home as police assured them that they would arrest all the rapists and bring […]

September 3, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

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