Archive for September 8th, 2013

46pc people still illiterate

Almost a half of the population continue to remain illiterate although successive governments have always talked about giving utmost priority to the sector and spent at least Tk 2,500 crore in last two decade, official statistics show. Officials and education rights activists blamed poor planning, irregularities and corruption in projects that are implemented to increase literacy rate. The government is […]

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Literacy rate figures mismatch

Bangladesh will observe International Literacy Day today as elsewhere in the world amid confusion about the actual number of literate people in the country. According to the Literacy Survey 2011 of the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics, published in July 2013, the functional literacy rate is 53.7 for the population in the ranges of 11–45 years. The 5th Population and Household […]

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Kidney racket active again in Jaipurhat

An organised gang trading in human organs has returned to Kalai upazila of Jaipurhat where they are luring poor people into selling their kidneys for handsome amount of money. The police on Thursday night arrested two alleged members of the gang. The arrested persons were identified as Abdus Sattar, 45, and Mizanur Rahman of Bohuti village under Kalai upazila. Sattar […]

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Ganajagaran Mancha activist stabbed

An Udichi Shilpi Goshthi central committee who took part in the Shahbagh protests was stabbed at Paribagh in the capital early Saturday. Arif Noor, 31, who used to shout slogans at the protest venue in February-March, was stabbed by unnamed people in the head in front of the Paribagh filling station about 12.15am Saturday. He was on his way home […]

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BNP wants transfer of power thru ballot: Fakhrul

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party acting secretary general, Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, on Saturday said that the BNP wanted transfer of power through elections and by no other means. He made the remarks at a discussion on ‘Freedom of Mass Media and release of Mahmudur Rahman’ at the Institution of Engineers organised by Association of Engineers Bangladesh. Mentioning that many were […]

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Utility service charges for armed forces reduced

The government has reduced the rate of utility service charges significantly for the members of the armed forces, officials said. The utility services are electricity, water and gas. The members of the armed forces would now pay for 50 per cent of the electricity they consumed and the government would pay the rest as subsidy. Before the decision, taken on […]

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protests over Rampal plant: Admin bans gathering

The National Committee to Protect Sundarban on Saturday could not hold its demonstrations against the installation of a coal-fired power plant near the mangrove forest at Rampal in Bagerhat as the local administration imposted restrictions. The upazila administration banned all sorts of meetings, gatherings and demonstrations at Rampal from 8:00am till 12 midnight on Saturday following announcement of separate programmes […]

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PM seeks vote to root out militancy

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Saturday alleged that the Bangladesh Nationalist Party and Jamaat-e-Islami were engaged in a false propaganda as they were during the 1996 electioneering when they said that Islam was not safe and Muslims could not say prayers in mosques if the Awami League was voted to power. ‘Islam is safer and the Muslims can go […]

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Nation disappointed at Felani verdict

The acquittal of the lone accused in the Felani Khatun killing case by a special court of Indian border forces has drawn strong criticism from all quarters and the people in general in Bangladesh. A number of cabinet members already expressed their resentment at the verdict that acquitted BSF constable Amiya Ghosh of killing Felani, a teenage Bangladeshi girl in […]

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JCD-Shibir takes over IU campus after fighting with BCL

At least 40 people were injured, two of them hit by bullets, in a fierce fighting between activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League and Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal backed by Islami Chhatra Shibir on the Islamic University campus in Kushtia on Saturday. More than 60 rounds of shot were fired and 40 crude bombs blasted during the fighting. The injured were admitted […]

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Biman’s first Hajj flight leaves 163 pilgrims behind

Biman’s inaugural Hajj flight took off from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on Saturday leaving behind 163 pilgrims. A B-777 aircraft of Biman flew with 419 out of 582 pilgrims scheduled to avail of the first Hajj flight. As it is yet to get the clearance from the Saudi government, Biman could not use for the inaugural flight a leased 582-passenger […]

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27 female HC officers show-caused

Twenty-Seven female officers of the High Court Division of the Supreme Court have been asked to explain why departmental actions would not be taken against them for filing an application alleging gender discrimination in recent promotions. Deputy registrar Mohammad Nazrul Islam served the show-cause notice on the 27 female officers after they had submitted their written complaint on August 25, […]

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Khaleda to start ‘mass contact’ from Narsingdi today

Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia would kick off her month-long ‘mass contact’ from Narsingdi today to mobilise support for its demand for holding the general elections under a non-party government. Khaleda, also leader of the opposition in parliament, is scheduled to address a public meeting at Shishu Park ground in Narsingdi town on Sunday. It would be her first […]

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Bangladeshi citizen shot by BSF in Thakurgaon

The Indian Border Security Force shot a Bangladesh national in Molani border at Haripur upzilla in Thakurgaon on early Saturday. The victim was identified as Anowar Hossain, 28, a cattle trader and son of Mohammad Shakil of Moradhor village of Haripur upzilla. The Border Guard Bangladesh and locals said that Anowar, along with some cattle traders, went to the Molani […]

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104 sued, 7 held over Satkhira BNP man murder

At least seven people have been arrested after a case was filed against 104 BNP men in connection with the killing of district Jatiyatabadi Matsyajibi Dal president Aman Ullah Aman. Fatema Khatun, mother of the deceased, filed the case against 54 identified and 50 unidentified BNP men with Satkhira sadar police station early Saturday. District unit BNP president and former […]

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A chance for some illegal migrants in Malaysia

Malaysia will offer another chance to some of the illegal migrants detained in the ongoing crackdown to seek regularisation. Its home minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said some 5000 workers have been detained since the start of the crackdown on Sunday but not all of them will face deportation, Malaysian newspaper The Star reported. ‘We will provide a chance to employers […]

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Enclave people want end to stateless misery on Bangla-India border

Thousands of virtually stateless citizens of Bangladesh and India living in enclaves on both sides of the border petitioned their prime ministers again on Saturday to remind them of their commitment to end their terrible fate. They live miserable life deprived of the rights as citizens in officially recognized 111 Indian enclaves in Bangladesh and 55 Bangladeshi enclaves in India […]

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BCL men assault principal, vice-principal in Noakhali

The principal, vice-principal and three other teachers of Sonapur Degree College in Noakhali were assaulted on Saturday by a group of students, known as activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League, the ruling Awami League-backed student organisation. Following the incident, the teachers decided to boycott classes for indefinite period from today protesting against the incident. Witnesses said that Dipu, who known as […]

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Mahalchari College closed sine die

Mahalchari College in Khagrachari district was closed for an indefinite period on Saturday following a clash between Bangalee and hill students that left 10 injured. Upazila nirbahi officer Abu Shahed Chowdhury said the institution was closed for an indefinite period to control the situation. Senior leaders would sit in a meeting on Sunday to mediate between the two sides, he […]

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Teacher ‘rapes’ student in Thakurgaon

A teacher has been accused of raping a student of tenth grade in a case filed against him at Thakurgaon’s Baliadangi upazila. The victim’s paternal uncle filed the case against Abdur Rashid, an assistant teacher at Baliadangi Lahiri Dwi-Mukhi High School, Friday night. The teacher is on the run and therefore could not be arrested, the Baliadangi police officer-in-charge, Asaduzzaman, […]

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