Archive for September 11th, 2013

AL’s allies want dissolution of JS before polls

All the components of the ruling alliance except the Awami League on Tuesday said they favoured dissolution of parliament before elections as they believed there could be no level-playing field without dissolving parliament. At a meeting of the alliance at the AL chief’s office at Dhanmondi in the city, the alliance partners also asked the ruling and opposition camps to […]

September 11, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

No polls under Hasina, says Khaleda

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson, Khaleda Zia, on Tuesday iterated that no elections would be allowed under the incumbent prime minister, Sheikh Hasina. Addressing a function at her Gulshan office, she urged the party leaders and activists to unite and get prepared for the next phase of movement to realise the demand for an election-time ‘non-party’ government. The function was […]

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Dhaka asks Delhi to clarify UAV plan

Dhaka has sought an explanation from New Delhi on the Indian plan to deploy unmanned aerial vehicles to the Bangladesh-India frontiers, an official of the foreign ministry said on Tuesday. ‘We have taken up the matter with the Indian authorities for a clarification,’ said Shameem Ahsan, the director general of external publicity wing at the foreign affairs ministry. The Indian […]

September 11, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

People were misled in city polls: PM

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina said BNP-Jamaat has taken the votes in the five city corporation polls by misguiding the people in the name of religion. ‘The people now could realise that they were misguided by the propaganda of BNP and Jamaat,’ the PM said when the newly elected office bearers of Barisal Bar Association made a courtesy call on her […]

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Voter’s economic perception provides hope for AL

Although the July 2013 headline poll results point to a significant swing towards the Bangladesh Nationalist Party, the electorate’s positive views of their own financial well-being provide the Awami League with reasons to hope that the popular mood in the country, particularly amongst the undecided voters, could turn back towards the party before elections. When asked in July 2013, ‘Has […]

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Main party allies lose support

The level of voter support for the principal allies of the both of Bangladesh’s main political parties has dropped by more than a half since the 2008 national elections, with Jamaat-e-Islami’s support as low as 1 per cent and the Jatiya Party 3 per cent, according to a national opinion poll conducted in July 2013. In 2008, Jamaat, an ally […]

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Majority support war crimes trials but oppose Shahbagh protests

Most voters want the 1971 war crimes trials ‘to proceed’ even though a majority also consider the trials to be ‘unfair’ or ‘very unfair,’ according to an opinion poll conducted in April 2013. The poll, which was amongst a series of surveys conducted by the pollster AC Nielson also found that nearly twice as many people were against, rather than […]

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Assault attempt on Inu in London

Miscreants on Monday evening forced into the ATN Bangla office in London at around 10:30 pm and attempted to assault information minister Hasanul Haq Inu. Inu was waiting to go on air in a live show of the TV channel, according to a release of the Bangladesh High Commission in London. The information minister is currently in London on a week-long visit […]

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Significant swing towards BNP

A series of international standard opinion polls conducted over the past year show a significant swing of popular support towards the Bangladesh Nationalist Party, putting the current opposition party in a strong position to win the next national elections due to take place before 24 January 2014, New Age can reveal. The most recent poll conducted in July 2013 put […]

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Broadcast policy feared to curb media freedom

A new draft national broadcasting policy proposes draconian restrictions on private TV channels and radio stations particularly in transmitting news or advertisements based on political parties’ statements. It also proposes restrictions on airing talk-shows with inconsistent and misleading information by the electronic media. These programmes must present the arguments of both the sides equally, says the draft policy posted on […]

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Raising penalty for flouting workers’ safety rules on govt’s cards

The government has decided to enhance the penalty for flouting the workers’ safety rules especially by the apparel industry, commerce ministry officials said Tuesday. The move has been taken apparently to appease the US Trade Representative, they said. A 13-member committee, appointed by the commerce ministry on Tuesday, has been asked to give its recommendations to tighten the factory workers’ […]

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EC to prepare list of polling stations by Sept 22

The Election Commission on Tuesday sent letters to its field-level officials asking them to prepare lists of polling stations in their respective areas and send them to the commission by September 22 for the 10th parliamentary elections. The letter said the field officials would prepare primary list of polling stations before September 22 for the commission to display the list […]

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ACC finds 722 bank accounts of Destiny Group

The Anti-Corruption Commission has found a total of 722 bank accounts in the name of 37 companies of the Destiny Group, the scandalous Multi-Level Marketing company, an ACC official told New Age. Earlier, the probe team of the commission found a total of 282 accounts of the group in several banks. ‘The probe team found 440 more accounts while it […]

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PM to attend UNGA

Refuting media reports on the cancellation of prime minister Sheikh Hasina’s tour of New York, her press secretary Abul Kalam Azad Tuesday night said she would attend the 68th session of United Nations General Assembly. Azad said the date of the prime minister’s departure for New York would be announced soon. The UNGA session would begin on September 18 and […]

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BNP to decide soon about joining JS session : opposition chief whip

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party would take decision in a couple of days on joining the parliament session beginning on September 12. Opposition chief whip Zainul Abdin Farroque at a discussion on Tuesday said the party would decide in a couple of days whether they will join the session or not. Jatiyatabadi Manabadhikar Forum organised the discussion at the National Press […]

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RMG Workers demonstrate at CEPZ

Workers of two garment factories in Chittagong Export Processing Zone staged demonstration pressing for an increase in the rate of their wages per piece of sweaters on Tuesday leaving the officials got stuck in their offices. Of the two factories, Millennium Sweater Limited is owned by a Bangladeshi company, while Super Fine Knitting is owned by a Singapore-based company. Millennium […]

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Flooding worsens in northern districts

Flooding in several northern districts in the Brahmaputra basin has worsened with the major rivers in the region rising sharply. Low-lying areas in Rangpur, Kurigram, Gaibandha, Bogra, Sirajganj and other discts have been inundated anew with the the Jamuna, Brahmaputra, Dharla, Teesta, Dudkumer, Phulkumer,Gangadhar, Zinziram and Brahmaputra at Kurigram rising continuously over the past 24 hours due to heavy rains […]

September 11, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

‘Prevalence of child marriage still high in Bangladesh’

Sixty-four per cent women in Bangladesh got married before reaching the age of 18, said a survey report on Tuesday. The prevalence of child marriage is still high in Bangladesh, said the report titled ‘Child marriage in Bangladesh: findings from a national survey’. Plan International Bangladesh in partnership with International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh carried out the survey […]

September 11, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

PABNA WAR CRIMES: Pak army troops led by Nizami killed three on June 10, 1971: FF Yusuf

Pabna Zilla School’s head moulana Kochhimuddin and two others were killed by Pakistan occupation army troops led by war crimes accused Motiur Rahman Nizami on June 10, 1971, said 68-year old freedom fighter Yusuf Ali Biswas in his testimony on Tuesday. The bodies of the three victims were left in a hole by the side of the Ichhamoti River at […]

September 11, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

RMG workers demonstrate in Pabna

Garment workers on Tuesday formed a human chain in front of the Pubna Press Club demanding immediate reopening of two garment factories in Ishwardi Export Processing Zone. They also demanded the withdrawal of ban imposed on 400 workers. At a press conference before the human chain, they also sought the prime minister’s intervention in resolving the matter. They said that […]

September 11, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

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