Archive for September 10th, 2013

BSF plans to deploy UAVs to border

The Indian Border Security Force will soon deploy unmanned aerial vehicles or UAVs to the borders with Bangladesh and Pakistan to enhance surveillance. Indian Express quoting BSF director general Subhash Joshi reported Monday that a standard operating procedure was being drafted with the Indian Air Force to finalise the modalities of using the UAVs. The surveillance machines, which will be […]

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JS body for allowing MPs to head 4 govt college managing committees

The parliamentary standing committee on public administration ministry on Monday recommended that lawmakers be allowed to head governing bodies of four government colleges in the respective parliamentary constituencies. The meeting of the committee also recommended amendment to the respective laws to this effect, committee member Barkatullah Bulu told New Age after the meeting. The existing laws allow the lawmakers to […]

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Govt orders legal action against Yunus

The cabinet on Monday ordered legal action against Grameen Bank’s founding managing director and Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus for his alleged income tax evasion. The order came after the National Board of Revenue reported to the weekly cabinet meeting that the former managing director of the Grameen Bank had enjoyed tax exemption as a ‘wage earner’ on his income during […]

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Action against Yunus after final report received: Muhith

The finance minister, Abul Maal Abdul Muhith, on Monday said actions would be taken against the Grameen Bank in line with the recommendations made by the government- appointed commission that would submit its final report by the end of September. ‘We will get the final report from the commission by the end of this month,’ he told reporters while focusing […]

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Cabinet okays Rohingya strategy

The cabinet on Monday endorsed a national strategy for dealing with the issues of refugees and citizens from Myanmar living illegally in Bangladesh, proposing listing of the ‘undocumented Rohingyas’. The foreign ministry placed the document at the weekly cabinet meeting with the prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, in the chair at the secretariat to address the Rohingya refugee issue in a […]

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Yunus Centre bins NBR allegations

The Yunus Centre on Monday rejected the allegations that Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus had benefited from ‘unlawful income’ by receiving foreign currencies in his personal capacity without government permission. ‘Professor Yunus’ overseas income feature prize money, honorariums for lectures and royalties on his books and he can show them as tax-free income as per laws if he receives them through […]

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US renews call for dialogue

The U.S. secretary of state John Kerry, in a renewed diplomatic initiative, has written to prime minister Sheikh Hasina and opposition leader Khaleda Zia reiterating Washington’s call to settle the dispute over election-time administration through constructive dialogue for fair parliamentary polls. ‘Secretary Kerry has written to the Prime Minister and to Begum Zia.  He has encouraged them to engage in […]

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Polls to be inclusive, AL assures EU team

The Awami League on Monday told an European Union mission that the coming parliamentary polls would be inclusive with participation of all parties and a solution to the issue of an election-time government could be worked out within the constitution. The ruling party made the assurances during a meeting with the visiting five-member EU delegation at the AL president’s Dhanmondi […]

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BNP infighting deepens ahead of polls

Infighting in the Bangladesh Nationalist Party has deepened with rival leaders engaging increasingly in shows of strength at different tiers of the party apparently to keep the high command under pressure for nomination in the elections. Fighting between rival groups broke out recently in presence of BNP’s senior and mid-level central leaders in different districts, including Moulvibazar, Chittagong, Rajshahi, Rangpur […]

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Govt likely to sell shares of SOBs in stock market

The finance ministry has initially agreed to a proposal suggested by the World Bank to ‘divest’ a certain portion of government shares of the currently 100 per cent state-owned commercial banks to the stock market to shore up the capital-starved public banks and improve their fragile management. ‘In principle, we are of the view that a certain amount of shares […]

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Hasina won’t attend UNGA

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, has cancelled her visit to New York to attend the UN General Assembly session, an official of foreign ministry told New Age on Monday night. Sources in the Prime Minister’s Office said she had finally dropped her scheduled visit considering that the coming parliament session was crucial in the context of current political developments as […]

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No long-term private power plant set up in four years

None of the private entrepreneurs who won contracts from the present government to build long-term power plants have yet succeeded in installing them. Since coming to power in 2009, the government awarded contracts to private entrepreneurs for the installation of 28 long-term plants which were expected to have started generating a total of 3,017MW of power by August 2013. Now […]

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Adillur denied bail

A court in Dhaka on Monday denied bail to Odhikar secretary Adilur Rahman Khan in connection with a general diary in which he was arrested on August 10. Acting metropolitan sessions judge Ruhul Amin rejected the petition filed by Adilur seeking in the general diary the police filed with the Gulshan police on August 10. Moving the petition, defence counsel […]

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BNP holds parley with diplomats on political development

Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Monday had a meeting with foreign diplomats in Dhaka discussing the latest political development, particularly U.S. secretary of state John Kerry’s letters to the prime minister and the opposition leader. The meeting was held at a city restaurant in Gushan area in the afternoon. BNP vice-chairman Shamsher Mobin Chowdhury told New Age that it was a […]

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BSF kills Bangladeshi farmer in Kushtia

The Indian Boarder Security Force personnel beat a Bangladeshi farmer to death along Ramkrishnapur frontier under Daulatpur upazila in Kushtia on Monday morning. The victim was identified as Bazlur Rahman, 55, of village Mohammadpur in the district. Local people and Border Guard Bangladesh sources said that Bazlur along with other four farmers went to a disputed piece of sandy land […]

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Bodies of 2 MV Hope crew found in Malaysia

The bodies of two more crewmen of Bangladeshi cargo ship MV Hope which partially capsized in the sea off Thailand’s coast two month ago were reportedly found at a Malaysian hospital. The two are said to be cabin crew Ali Hossain and its second engineer Nizamuddin. Representative of the ship Captain Mohiuddin Abdul Kader said fishermen on July 20 found […]

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JU teachers accuse VC of breaching university act

A section of Jahangirnagar University teachers, under the banner of General Teachers Forum, on Monday held a demonstration on the campus protesting the irregularities of vice-chancellor Anwar Hossain. Teachers formed the protest rally at about 12:00 in front of the university administration building. Teachers alleged that Anwar Hossain had appointed pro-vice chancellor professor MA Matin as dean of the business […]

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5 structures get Aga Khan Award for Architecture

A health centre in Sudan and an Islamic cemetery in Austria are among the recipients of Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2013. The president of the Portuguese Republic, Aníbal Cavaco Silva, and global head of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims, Aga Khan, presented the Aga Khan Awards for Architecture at the Castle of São Jorge in Lisbon on September 6, […]

September 10, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Biman fails to maintain Hajj flight schedule

Biman Bangladesh Airlines on Monday failed to maintain its flight schedule for carrying Hajj pilgrims. Biman officials said that the flights were delayed as as its leased Boeing-747 aircraft could begin operation on September 7 and the aircraft started its flights on Monday. The leased Boeing-747 aircraft could not be used for the inaugural flight on September 7 as it […]

September 10, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Librarians to submit memo to PM today

Librarians of non-government institutions continued their sit-in in front of the National Press Club for the second consecutive day on Monday demanding inclusion of their job in the monthly pay order. Members of Bangladesh Assistant Librarians’ Association were holding sit-in for an indefinite period to press home their demand. The association secretary general, AFM Quamrul Hasan, told New Age that […]

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