Archive for September 12th, 2013

City people pay extra for shortage of buses

Transport businessmen have not been fielding new wide-bodied buses in the capital for long to rally for their demand for the operation of new mini-buses creating shortage of buses and forcing thousands of people to spend extra on auto-rickshaw and taxi rides. Communications ministry officials said that bus operators were demanded withdrawal of the existing ban on the operation of […]

September 12, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

Hasina says Khaleda had involvement in BDR mutiny

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Wednesday alleged that the BNP chairperson, Khaleda Zia, had ‘an involvement in the BDR mutiny’ of 2009. ‘If she [Khaleda] had no involvement with the mutiny, she would not have left her cantonment house secretly without having protocol as the leader of the opposition,’ Hasina said addressing leaders of eight organisational districts of the […]

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New imbalance in admin

Now joint secretaries outnumber entry level assistant secretaries in the administration. On Tuesday the government promoted 70 deputy secretaries as joint secretaries. The latest promotions created the unprecedented imbalance in the civil bureaucracy. Now the administration has 1,013 joint secretaries compared to 962 assistant secretaries, according to public administration ministry records. The administration has 358 sanctioned posts of joint secretaries. […]

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Treat Yunus in fair manner in keeping with Bangladeshi law, says US

The United States has expressed concern about recent reports that the Bangladesh government may pursue a tax evasion case against Muhammad Yunus, the founder managing director of Grameen Bank. In a reaction to the government decision, the U.S. state department urged the Bangladesh government to treat Yunus in a fair and transparent manner, in keeping with Bangladeshi law and the […]

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Father seeks justice for Felani

The father of the slain Felani Khatun has written to the Indian high commissioner in Dhaka seeking justice for the killing of his daughter by India’s Border Security Force in the Kurigram frontiers in 2011. ‘In my letter, I sought justice and demanded compensation for the killing of daughter,’ Felani’s father Nur Islam said. The letter was sent to two […]

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BGB-BSF confce on Sept 14

Dhaka will vent concern over the verdict of Felani killing trial and reported Indian plan of deploying unmanned aerial vehicles along Indo-Bangladesh border for surveillance in the coming meeting between the director generals of Bangladesh and Indian border guards scheduled to begin in Dhaka on September 14, officials said. Apart from this, the Bangladesh side will express its concern about […]

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PMO DG asks edn directorate to buy books on Mujib

A director general at the Prime Minister’s Office has asked the education directorate to buy some books he has written on the country’s founding president Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and distribute them to all educational institutions, according to document New Age has obtained. Md Mahmudur Rahman, the director general of the executive cell on private export processing zones at the PMO […]

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JS goes into session today

Jatiya Sangsad goes into its 19th session today amid a little hope for the resolution of the current political impasse centring on the election-time interim government as both the treasury and opposition benches stand their ground. The opposition lawmakers were yet to decide whether they would join the session. They also said that they would not place any proposal for […]

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IMF mission due on Sept 22

The Extended Credit Facility (ECF) mission of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is scheduled to arrive in Dhaka on September 22 to review implementation status of conditions attached under the ECF programme, a high official in the Ministry of Finance (MoF) told New Age on Wednesday. A raft of reform package to stabilise the ailing banking sector and lessening the […]

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Mawa-Kawrakandi route: Ferry service disrupted

Hundreds of vehicles got stuck on both sides of Mawa-Kawrakandi ferry ghats for over 12 hours due to the disruption ferry services causing immense sufferings to the passengers and the transport workers on Wednesday. Many businessmen including fish fry traders feared for counting loss as their live pawn fries were dying on the way to destinations. Officials said that the […]

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Woman raped, daughter picked up

A group of people said to be ruling Awami League activists on Tuesday night raped a woman and abducted her daughter at Quresh Mushir Bazar of Daganbhuiyan in Feni. Local people said that local Juba League activist Saifuddin Litu, brother of the upazila vice-chairman Zainul Abedin Mamun, along with his 10 to 12 associates raped the woman at Kamar Pukuria […]

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Bata official mugged, shot dead

A group of armed miscreants mugged Tk 4.25 lakh in cash after shooting to death a depot manager of Bata Shoe Company in Sylhet city on Wednesday afternoon. Locals said that a group of some seven armed muggers on four motorcycles shot Raqibul Islam Rajib, 35, the manager of the Dakkhin Surma depot of Bata, in front of Dutch-Bangla Bank […]

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Govt set to agree to WB proposed reforms for state-owned banks

The government is set to embark on a wide range of World Bank prescribed reforms concerned with the governance and operation of the state-owned commercial banks to obtain from the multilateral donor a loan to assist in shoring up the capital base of these banks. On Monday, finance minister AMA Muhith approved a proposal to approach the World Bank for […]

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Cyber Tribunal takes cognisance of charges against Adilur, Elan

A Cyber Crime Tribunal in Dhaka on Wednesday took cognisance of charges against human rights organisation Odhikar secretary Adilur Rahman Khan and its director AKM Nasiruddin Elan. The tribunal judge, AKM Shamsul Alam, also issued a warrant for the arrest of Nasiruddin Elan as the police showed him fugitive in the case. The tribunal asked the Gulshan police station officer-in-charge […]

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3 Nigerians held

Detective Branch of Dhaka Metropolitan Police on Wednesday arrested three Nigerian citizens from Khilkhet and Kalabagan on charge of manufacturing fake dollars. The arrested were Adlaju Samul, Okoxe Cmeko Emmoruel and Okafor Chike. A team of DB, led by senior assistant superintendent of police Obaidul Haque, conducted a drive Tuesday at Dhaka Regency hotel and arrested Adlaju Samul, said Nazmul […]

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Reinstatement of judicial power of exec magistrates rejected

The law ministry on Wednesday rejected the Cabinet Division’s proposal for the reinstatement of executive magistrates’ power to take cognisance of offences. The administrative service officials were stripped of judicial powers through the separation of the judiciary from the executive branch with effect from November 1, 2007 in line with the Supreme Court directives detailed in 1999. The Cabinet Division […]

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Sending EU observers would depend on election preparations: EU mission

The Election Commission has no intention to engage itself in any move to ensure participation of all political parties in the coming general election, the chief election commissioner said Wednesday The EC only wants to play the role of a ‘referee’ in the elections, CEC Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad told reporters after a meeting he had with a European Union exploratory […]

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use of chemicals in foods, clothes: HC issues rule on govt

The High Court on Wednesday asked the government to explain in four weeks why it would be directed to enact a law making provisions for death penalty for using formalin and other toxic chemicals in food items in upcoming session of parliament. The government was also asked to explain why it would not be directed to take immediate necessary and […]

September 12, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

BAPEX ready to drill 5th well at Bhatera gas field

A new well will be drilled at Bhatera gas field in three months, BAPEX managing director M A Bari said Wednesday. The drilling of the fifth well at Bhetra starts in two or three weeks, the state-run petroleum exploration company chief told reporters. The installation of the drilling rig at Bhatera gas field in Mowlavibazar has begun. Fenchuganj gas field […]

September 12, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Visiting EU mission inquires about election schedule

The visiting delegation of the European Union election exploratory mission on Wednesday inquired about the timing of next general elections as they were confused whether it would take place before or after expiry of parliament. They made the query to speaker Shirin Sharmin Chowdhury when they called on her at her office in parliament building. Shirin Sharmin told reporters that […]

September 12, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

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