Archive for September 13th, 2013

Elections anytime between Oct 25 and Jan 24: Speaker

The speaker, Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, on Thursday said that the next general elections would take place anytime between October 25 this year and January 24, 2014. ‘As per the constitution, the general elections must be held within 90 days before the expiry of parliament. That means the polls will be held anytime between October 25 and January 24,’ the speaker […]

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apparel sector wage: Owners for not more than 20pc increase

Apparel factory owners on Thursday gave their opinions for not more than 20 per cent increase in the minimum wage for workers as ‘this is consistent with the inflation.’ In an extraordinary general meeting of the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters’ Association, the owners said that a unified code of conduct was a must regarding wages and all the factories […]

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Dhaka to appeal to Delhi for justice in Felani murder case

Bangladesh will appeal to India if Dhaka does not get justice at the end of the final process of the trial in the Felani murder case. ‘It’s a tragic murder. We wanted to know the details of the trial process. We will definitely appeal if we do not get justice finally,’ foreign minister Dipu Moni told a regular press briefing […]

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AL to give ‘surprise’ in three days, says Sajeeb

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina’s son Sajeeb Wazed Joy on Thursday said that the Awami League had drawn up various strategies to face up to the ‘false campaign’ of BNP-Jamaat-Hefajat trio against the government and to project the government’s successes before the people. ‘We have a surprise for you. You will see it in three days. We have drawn up different […]

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No time frame set for Teesta deal, says Dipu Moni

Foreign minister Dipu Moni on Thursday told parliament that no time frame could be set as yet for signing the much-expected Teesta water sharing deal due to internal political dynamics in India. ‘The deal could not be signed due to complexities in Indian internal politics. Since it was totally an internal political issue of India, no time frame could be […]

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BNP unlikely to join JS session

The opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party has hinted it might not join the current session of parliament as the party thought its lawmakers would not get much time in the house to speak. ‘This time we may not get much time to speak in the house about the government’s failures and misdeeds like the last budget session when we did not […]

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Rana plaza collapse: Rana’s father gets bail in a case

The High Court on Thursday granted interim bail to Abdul Khaleque, father of Sohel Rana, owner of collapsed Rana Plaza, in one of the two cases filed against them over the building collapse on April 24. A vacation bench of Justice Md Nizamul Huq and Justice Kashifa Hossain granted bail to him in the case filed by Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha […]

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No polls under Hasina, present EC: Fakhrul

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party acting secretary general, Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, has branded the present Election Commission ‘handicapped’ and vowed not to let it hold the next general elections. ‘We will not allow holding of the next elections under Sheikh Hasina. Nor the current Election Commission would be allowed to conduct the polls because it is handicapped,’ he said at […]

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7 GB cos enjoyed ‘unlawful’ tax exemption: NBR

The National Board of Revenue chairman, Ghulam Hussain, on Thursday again said that seven companies of Grameen Bank had enjoyed ‘unlawful’ tax benefits. He said at a press conference at the revenue board headquarters in the city that the statements given by top officials of GB companies were incorrect. He said that the companies had not paid taxes on their […]

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Start schooling later than age five: experts

Formal schooling should be delayed until the age of six or seven because early education is causing ‘profound damage’ to children, an influential lobby of almost 130 experts warns, reports The Guardian. The Save Childhood Movement is campaigning for a major overhaul of early education, including a possible delay to the formal school starting age. Traditional lessons should be put […]

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Adilur discharged from GD

A Dhaka court on Thursday discharged Odhikar secretary Adilur Rahman Khan from the general diary filed by the police under which he was arrested on August 10. Metropolitan magistrate Md Nuru Mia passed the order after the Detective Branch of police filed an application seeking Adilur to be dischargeed from the general diary as specific charges were pressed against him. […]

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Permanent pay commission in Oct

A permanent pay commission for the government servants would be appointed next month, finance minister AMA Muhith said Thursday. ‘A gazette notification in this regard is being readied,’ he told reporters at his secretariat office. Emerging from a meeting with the Bangladesh Gram Police Karmachari Union, he said the government was also drafting the financial reporting bill despite opposition from the chartered […]

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Inu says attacks can’t silence his voice

Information minister Hasanul Haq Inu on Thursday said his voice could not be silenced by carrying out hit-and-run attacks. Inu, on his return from an official visit to London, said at a briefing at Shahjalal International Airport that the political forces who had plotted to foil the trials of the war criminals of 1971, might have been involved in the […]

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Tripura-Ctg rail link proposed

Indian Railways has drawn an ambitious plan to connect the country’s north-east region with neighbouring Bangladesh and Myanmar. North East Frontier Railway, one of the 16 zones of the Indian Railways, which oversee the railway operation in the remote northeast, has already prepared a master plan for the projects. The project will be in addition to the proposed railway link […]

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18 trafficked boys flee Indian shelter home, surrender to BGB

Eighteen Bangladeshi boys, who had been trafficked to India, and an Indian boy fled a shelter home in West Bengal in India and surrendered to the Border Guard Bangladesh in Panchbibi borders in Jaipurhat on Thursday morning. The boys aged between 12 years to 18 years were handed over to the Panchbibi police. The Indian boy was identified as Biswajit […]

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HALLMARK SCAM: Probe reports submitted to ACC

An Anti-Corruption Commission investigation team on Thursday submitted its reports on 11 cases for the embezzlement of Tk 2,686 crore from the Sonali Bank’s Ruposhi Bangla Hotel branch by Hallmark group. Commission officials said that the probe body submitted the reports to the commission director general, Ziauddin Ahmed. The seven-member probe team led by deputy director Mir Joynul Abdin Shibly […]

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Oishi bail hearing on Oct 1

A Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge’s Court on Thursday set October 1 for hearing on the bail petition filed by Oishi Rahman in connection with murder of her parents. Metropolitan sessions judge Mohammad Jahurul Haque set the date after defence lawyers Mahbub Hasan Rana and Prokash Ranjan Biswas had filed the bail petition. On September 5, Chief Metropolitan Magistrate’s Court rejected her bail plea. […]

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Attack on BCL leader: 29 Shibir men held in Rangpur

Police arrested 29 activists of Islami Chhatra Shibir from different parts of the district in last two days on charge of attack on a leader of Bangladesh Chhatra League Carmichael College unit. The superintendent of police, Abdur Razzak, said police conducted raids on different parts of the city and upazilas from Wednesday afternoon to Thursday morning and arrested them. Of […]

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15 injured in AL-BNP clash over occupying railway land

At least 15 people were injured in a clash between the ruling Awami League and the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party men over grabbing a railway land at Bhangura upazila in Pabna on Wednesday night. Seven of the injured were admitted to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital with bullet injuries. Witnesses said that the clash erupted at about 11:45pm, when upazila […]

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WAR CRIMES TRIAL: Witness says his uncle, neighbours killed on Nizami’s order

Eye witness Shahjahan Ali Shukur testified on Thursday that his paternal uncle was killed in the village Brishalikha in Bera, Pabna during the Liberation War on orders from Motiur Rahman Nizami. Shortly afterwards seven or eight Hindus of the same village were killed by the attackers on orders from Nizami, he said quoting neighbours –Hindu women, who were raped. The […]

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