Archive for September 6th, 2013

25 hurt as Sramik League men attack city market

A series of clashes involving three groups of people in Ananda Bazar market area at Chankharpool in the city left least 25 people, including eight students of Dhaka University, injured on Thursday. Police fired rubber bullets and charged batons to disperse the feuding groups – students, ruling party men and shopkeepers of the market – around midday. Several vehicles were […]

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Adilur case transferred to cyber tribunal

A Dhaka metropolitan magistrate court on Thursday transferred the case for trials of Odhikar secretary Adilur Rahman Khan and its director ASM Nasiruddin Elan to the newly-constituted Special Tribunal on Cyber Crimes at Agargaon in the capital. Adilur and Elan have been charged with distorting the figure of deaths in the operation to flush Hefajat-e Islam activists out of Shapla […]

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duty-free car import: Newly elected MPs to get facility

The National Board of Revenue is set to provide duty-free car import facility for newly elected parliament members as the government asked the board to allow MPs with less than two years in office to import duty-free cars. To give the facility to the newly elected MPs, mostly from ruling Awami League, the revenue board will amend the existing statutory […]

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MLM control ordn proclaimed

President Abdul Hamid has proclaimed the Multi-Level Marketing Activities (Control) Ordinance 2013 with provisions for a maximum 10-year imprisonment and Tk 50 lakh in fine for operating MLM business without licence. The law ministry on September 3 issued a gazette notification on the ordinance, the copy of which was made available on Thursday. The law has been enacted through the […]

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Minister claims literacy rate rises to 71pc

Primary and Mass Education minister Afsarul Ameen on Thursday claimed the country’s literacy rate rose to 71 per cent this year. The literacy rate was 52 per cent in 2009 when Awami League government had assumed office, he said. The minister made public the latest literacy rate at a press conference at the secretariat ahead of observing the International Literacy […]

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WAR CRIMES: Mir Quasem indicted on 14 counts

The International Crimes Tribunal on Thursday indicted Jamaat leader Mir Quasem Ali on 14 counts of 1971 crimes against humanity. The accused faces the charges for allegedly committing the crimes in Chittagong during Liberation War in 1971. Quasem was indicted for killings, abductions, confinement, torture in confinement, setting houses on fire, looting and other inhuman acts in the Chittagong region […]

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Govt has to leave election responsibility to CG: Fakhrul

BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said on Thursday that the Awami League-led regime would have no option but to leave the responsibility of holding the election to a non-party government. Addressing a youth gathering in the city he said the opposition’s political strategy would compel the AL-led regime to accept the polls under a non party government. […]

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Militancy to come back with BNP in power: PM

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Thursday reminded the people of the horrific situation of Baghmara area, created by Bangla Bhai, a militant kingpin, during the past BNP-Jamaat regime and cautioned that militancy would come back if BNP and Jamaat-Hefajat, came to power. ‘BNP will close down the community clinics depriving people of healthcare services, stop free distribution of books […]

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EPZ reforms on cards as govt seeks to revive GSP facility

A committee the government set up in the past week to consider labour law changes for exports processing zones will need to work hard to strike a balance between the workers, who are seeking the same labour rights enjoyed by non-EPZ workers, and the foreign investors who are concerned about the introduction of trade unions. Bangladesh has eight EPZs, which […]

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WAR CRIMES: Razakar founder Yusuf’s trial begins

The trial of Jamaat leader and alleged Razakar Bahini founder AKM Yusuf began on Thursday. At the outset of the day’s hearing in the International Crimes Tribunal-2, the prosecution detailed the charges against the war crimes suspect. Yusuf, 84, was in the dock. His lawyers submitted a list of 56 witnesses and seven volumes of documents in defence of the […]

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Media owners are owners of looted money, says minister

Textiles and jute minister Abdul Latif Siddique on Thursday said that all media owners of the country were the owners of plundered money and they wanted to see instability in the country. The minister suddenly attacked the media in his speech at an inauguration ceremony of three comprehensive international exhibitions on textile and garment sector of Bangladesh at Bangabandhu International […]

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Framing electoral code of conduct for 10th JS polls: EC to wait until last moment

The Election Commission wants to wait until the eleventh hour before finalising electoral code of conduct with a hope the political parties would reach a consensus on the type of election-time government. Election commissioners and EC officials said the commission does not want to get embroiled in further controversies by framing electoral code of conduct for the political parties as […]

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Lawyers reported to be maligning judge in Rajbari

Some lawyers in Rajbari have started maligning a judge after he rejected a bail prayer in a murder case, some other lawyers said. The Rajbari district and sessions judge, Mahmudul Kabir, according to the district bar association secretary M Akkas Ali, on July 7 rejected a prayer seeking three accused in a murder case to be remanded on bail. Md […]

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Teenage boy electrocuted in Ctg

A young man died from electrocution in Panchkhain area of Raujan upazila in Chittagong early Thursday. The victim was identified as Sikandar, 18, son of Ali Akbar of the area. The police said Sikandar sustained injuries when he came in contact with a live electric wire while returning home from bazaar around 12:00am. Chittagong Medical College Hospital doctors declared him […]

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Allegations against JU VC: Inquiry body starts receiving info

The commission formed to investigate the allegation of irregularities against Jahangirnagar University vice-chancellor Professor Anwar Hossain, on Thursday set up an open box in front of the university administrative building to receive information, if any, about the ‘deviations’. In a statement signed by Md Muhibur Rahman, member of the University Grants Commission and also inquiry commission member, asked the university’s […]

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Edn boards to pay for PM’s voice call

All the 10 education boards and two projects under the education ministry have been ordered to bear the expenses of a voice call of the prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, about her government’s success in the education sector that would be reaching more than 10 crore mobile users. The project will require about Tk 5 crore. The education ministry in the […]

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Traffic comes to a halt in Sylhet city as traders stage demo

Traffic came to a standstill in Sylhet city on Thursday as the traders took out possession on the streets in protest at the robbery in three jewellery shops on Wednesday night. They also demanded immediate arrest of the robbers and recovery of looted gold ornaments. Sylhet District Jewellery Traders’ Association started observing work abstention since the morning to press for […]

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Padma bridge scam: It’s not a diary of Ramesh but a desk calendar: ACC

The Anti-Corruption Commission chairman, M Badiuzzman, on Thursday said that it was not Ramesh Shah’s dairy but a desk calendar having some names in code along with the percentage of commission written on it they were looking for in connection with the investigation of the Padma bridge corruption allegations. ‘It is not a dairy but a desk calendar,’ Badiuzzaman told […]

September 6, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Darul Ihsan Univ law degree: HC rejects plea to allow students to take advocate enrolment test

The High Court on Tuesday summarily rejected all 10 writ petitions seeking a directive on the Bangladesh Bar Council to allow holders of the law degree of Darul Ihsan University and its branch campuses to take the advocateship enrolment test. The entry test for enrolling advocates to bar associations in lower courts will be held today. A special vacation bench […]

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Broadcasting policy draft put on website

The information ministry on Thursday put the draft of the National Broadcasting Policy, 2013 on its website for soliciting public opinion. A ministry official said the draft policy has been uploaded on its website (www.moi.gov.bd) so that media experts and all stakeholders can provide their valuable opinions on the draft policy. The policy would be finalised after taking opinion from […]

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