Archive for September 5th, 2013

PM criticises civil society advocating non-party govt

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Wednesday came down heavily on some civil society actors, especially those who are advocating a non-party government to supervise the next general elections. Referring to various writings and criticism from different quarters about the election-time government, Hasina said that the quarters had always been out to install an unconstitutional government and had a strong […]

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Per capita income shoots up to $1,044

The per capita income of the country in 2012-13 financial year shot up to $1,044 from the primary estimation of $923 as the base year for the gross domestic product calculation has been changed by the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. The BBS has changed the base year to 2005-2006 from 1995-96 to calculate the GDP, adding more sub-sectors in the […]

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Robbers kill 1, loot jewellery shops in Sylhet

Armed robbers committed robbery in three jewellery shops after shooting dead a guard of the market at Jindabazar in Sylhet city on Wednesday night. Two others sustained bullet wounds in the firing and bomb explosion by the robbers. The deceased was identified as Badsha Mia, 48, guard of Nehar Market. In protest at the incident, businessmen barricaded roads and vandalised […]

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EC unsure if PM’s polls remark her last word: Abu Hafiz

Election commissioner Abu Hafiz on Wednesday said that the Election Commission was doubtful that prime minister’s announcement that the 10th parliamentary elections will be held keeping the parliament in place was her last word. This is why, he said, the commission will need to wait until the last moment to see political developments before finalising the electoral code of conduct […]

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Khaleda wants professionals in final movement

The BNP chairperson, Khaleda Zia, wanted professionals to actively participate in the final stages of the party’s movement she hoped to announce in the last week of October. Khaleda has held exchanges of opinions with pro-BNP professionals such as teachers of public universities, diploma engineers and physicians since August 24. She is scheduled to hold such meetings with teachers of […]

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DU students held for mugging on campus

Two activists of ruling Awami League-backed Chhatra League Dhaka University unit were arrested on Wednesday on charge of a mugging on the campus. The arrested were Mostafizur Rahman of geography and environment and Md Somit Shahriar of applied physics — both master’s students and residents of Shahidullah Hall. The Shahbag police station, in cooperation with the university proctor team, caught […]

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US would try to help if major parties find agreed way for credible polls: Mozena

US ambassador Dan Mozena on Wednesday said if the major parties in Bangladesh find an agreed way through dialogue for holding free, fair and credible elections, America and other friends of Bangladesh would try to help. ‘Our position is that the major parties must engage in constructive dialogue to find an agreed way forward for elections that are free, fair […]

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Sweden Aslam chats with associates on court premises

The police posted to the metropolitan sessions judge’s court in Dhaka on Wednesday reportedly allowed ‘crime bosses’ Sweden Aslam and Kuttachora Liton to hold meetings separately with their associates for several hours on court premises. Sheikh Aslam alias Sweden Aslam, Liton alias Kuttachura Liton and Shaheen, one of their associates, went to Special Trial Court 2 in the morning for […]

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Charges pressed against Adilur, Elan

The Detective Branch of police on Wednesday pressed charges against the detained Odhikar secretary Adilur Rahman Khan and its director ASM Nasiruddin Elan. Detective Branch inspector Ashraful Islam submitted the charge sheet before the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate’s Court after investigation into a general diary filed with Gulshan police station on August 10. In the charge sheet, the investigator pressed charges […]

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Jamaat, Shibir vandalise vehicles, clash with police

The activists of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami and its student wing Islami Chhatra Shibir on Wednesday clashed with the police and vandalised vehicles at places in the capital as they demonstrated against government move to disenfranchise war crimes convicts. They also staged demonstrations in some other districts including Bogra, Narayanganj and Gazipur. Jamaat and Shibir men vandalised a police van and hurled […]

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No news, ads against victims of gender violence: HC

The High Court on Wednesday gave the authorities four weeks to explain why they would not be summoned and directed to prepare the guidelines to prevent publication of defamatory and slanderous comments in news and advertisements on victims of gender violence, women and girls. The respondents are secretaries of the ministries of law, information, home and women and children affairs, […]

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Hajj agency corruption allegations: ACC launches probe

Allegations that many of Hajj agencies obtained their licences after giving bribes to government officials have resulted in the ACC taking the first step towards initiating investigations. New Age has learnt that the commission’s deputy director Ibrahim Hossain n the past week sent a notice to the secretary of the religious affairs ministry seeking some documents, including the tender process […]

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NBR asked to hand in list of confiscated gold to BFIU

A high-powered committee on Wednesday asked the National Board of Revenue to hand in the list of confiscated gold and other precious metals to the Bangladesh Financial Intelligence Unit, officials said. The national coordination council on anti-money laundering and terror financing gave the directive to the NBR at a meeting chaired by finance minister AMA Muhith at his secretariat office […]

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US senator Reid assures Dipu Moni of his support to repatriate Mujib’s killer

Foreign minister Dipu Moni who is now in America had an hour long meeting with U.S. senator Harry Reid last Monday in Las Vegas, Nevada, discussing repatriation of the country’s founding president Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s self-confessed killer Rashed Chowdhury. Rashed and Ashrafuzzaman Khan, an accused war criminal, wanted by the International Crimes Tribunal have been living in the USA. Dipu […]

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Bangladesh abuses UPR process: ALRC

Asian Legal Resource Centre has said that Bangladesh has successfully abused the Universal Periodic Review process on rights situation in the review session due to weakness in the enforcement of United Nations human rights machinery. The centre, a Hong Kong-based rights group holding general consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, and local rights organisation […]

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New Malaysian visitor visa plan for Bangladeshis

Malaysia will deal with applications for visitor visas for Bangladeshis through a one-stop centre in Dhaka from October 1. The country’s Immigration director general Alias Ahmad said the move aimed to curb rampant cases of fake visas involving Bangladeshis seeking employment in that country, according to the Star, a Malaysian newspaper. Currently, Alias said, the applications were handled by several […]

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WAR CRIMES TRIAL: Widow testifies: Mobarak, cohorts killed her husband, 30 others

Vanu Bibi, prosecution witness, on Wednesday testified that her physician husband, Abu Taher, was among 31 villagers, who were killed on the bank of Gangasagar Lake in 1971 by Md Mobarak Hossain in association with his cohorts and Pakistan occupation army troops. The 70-year old witness, a housewife, told the International Crimes Tribunal-1 that on the morning of Bhadra 5, […]

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Dhaka to request Yangon for action against Yaba smuggling: MKA

The home minister, Muhiuddin Khan Alamgir, on Wednesday said that smuggling of contraband Yaba tablet from neighbouring Myanmar through the river Naf was a matter of concern for the government. He said that Bangladesh would request Myanmar to take measures against the smuggling of Yaba through bordering Naf river since an increasing number of youths here were getting addicted to […]

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TIB for cancelling Food Directorate’s recruitment

In the wake of allegation of massive graft in recruiting staff to the Food Directorate under the food ministry, the Transparency International Bangladesh has demanded immediate cancellation of recruitment process and taking stern action against those involved in the irregularity. The graft watchdog also urged the authorities concerned to take a fresh step to recruit staff in a transparent manner […]

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Govt chooses stage-managed polls fearing defeat: Fakhrul

Opposition BNP on Wednesday alleged that the government has chosen the path of holding a stage-managed election only in fear of losing power in the polls under a non-party administration. ‘A few days back, the prime minister said in parliament that a polls-time interim government would be formed after the expiry of this regime’s tenure and opposition could join it […]

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