Archive for September 14th, 2013

College boy shot dead at house

Robbery suspects shot a college student to death at his house in the capital’s North Jatrabari area on early Friday as he tried to resist the robbers. The deceased was identified as Bakhtiar-Al-Latif, 20, an A-level student at Academia at Lalmatia. The victim’s uncle Mir Ahsanul Alam told reporters that a group of 10 to 12 robbers entered the house […]

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BNP ready for dialogue: Khaleda tells UK parliamentary team

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson, Khaleda Zia, on Friday told a visiting British parliamentary delegation that her party was ready to sit for dialogue on an election-time administration if the government initiated the move. The six-member British parliamentary party delegation led by Labour Party MP, Rushanara Ali, met Khaleda Zia at her Gulshan residence in the evening. During the meeting […]

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new curriculums: Teachers take classes in schools without training

Teachers in primary schools are taking classes without training on the new curriculums introduced in January this year, while only secondary school teachers in 19 districts have obtained training, New Age can reveal. Students will suffer considerably if the teachers are not trained about the new subjects, experts said. The new curriculums involve students from classes I to IX and […]

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Government to nationalise Dhaka Deaf High School

The government has decided to nationalise the only high school for hearing impaired people located at Bijoynagar in the capital, officials at the Prime Minister’s Office told New Age. Founded in 1966, the Dhaka Deaf High School has about 250 students including 100 staying in its hostel were only 14 teachers are on the regular payroll. The education ministry in […]

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Felani murder: India to hold revision trial

India’s Border Security Force has decided to hold ‘a revision trial’ in the case of the killing of Bangladesh teenaged girl Felani Khatun who was shot dead in the Kurigram border in January 2011, a BSF release from New Delhi said on Friday. Felani was killed on January 7, 2011 in the area of border outpost Choudharyhat in Coochbehar of […]

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Stop politics of killing, PM urges opposition

Accusing again BNP-Jamaat of launching the August 21 grenade attack on the Awami League rally, the prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Friday called upon the opposition to stop the politics of killing and nurturing the terrorists. ‘The opposition should stop the politics of killing and nurturing the terrorists. There is democracy in Bangladesh and I think they (opposition) should work […]

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Anwar Hossain dies

Anwar Hossain, known as the uncrowned Nabab of the Dhaka cine-world for his portrayal of Nawab Sirajuddaula in the film of the same name directed by Khan Ataur Rahman, died in Square Hospital early Friday. He was 82. Anwar was admitted to hospital on August 20 and was diagnosed as having gallbladder stone but physicians said the he was not […]

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ACC to restart cases against 1/11 graft accused

The Anti-Corruption Commission has decided to restart legal action where possible against all those facing cases initiated by the commission during the time of the army-backed caretaker government. The commission has already appointed some of its panel lawyers to review the cases and ordered that legal moves be started shortly, ACC officials told New Age. The commission chairman M Badiuzzman […]

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RMG workers demonstrate for Tk 8,000 as minimum basic wage

Left leaning politicians, academics and garment worker leaders on Friday at rallies in the capital demanded that Tk 8,000 be fixed as the minimum basic wage for the garment workers. The government has formed a minimum wage board for fixing the minimum wage of the garment workers. Garment Workers Trade Union Centre and Bangladesh Garment Sramik Sanghati organised the rallies […]

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DU withdraws PhD degree conferred on teacher over fraudulence

The University of Dhaka on Thursday night withdrew the PhD degree it earlier conferred on a political science teacher as the candidate had resorted to fraudulence in his thesis. A university syndicate meeting that the vice-chancellor, AAMS Arefin Siddique, presided over withdrew the PhD degree conferred on political science lecturer Nuruddin Alo. The syndicate made the decision in keeping with […]

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US strongly supports Bangladesh for economic progress, says Nisha Desai

Nisha Desai Biswal, president Obama’s nominee for assistant secretary of state for South and Central Asian affairs, said the US administration strongly supports Bangladesh as it continues to make remarkable economic and developmental progress. ‘But we express our concerns as it (Bangladesh) grapples with challenges such as labour rights and political gridlock,’ she said in a statement for the US […]

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British MPs stress on dialogue among parties for fair polls

British Labour Party MPs Rushanara Ali and Shabana Mahmood called for dialogue among all parties to ensure free and fair elections. They made the remarks while having a courtesy call on prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday, a press release of Rushanara’s office said. Following the meeting, Shabana Mahmood said, ‘We highlighted the need for Bangladesh to work for peace […]

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PM for women’s broader participation in political decision making

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Friday called for ensuring broader participation of women in political decision making process to allow them to have equal rights like their male counterparts. ‘Increased women participation in political decision making only can help achieve real development and progress of a nation,’ she said, adding that Bangladesh has put women at the centre of […]

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Khaleda starts tour of northern dists today

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson, Khaleda Zia, will start her three-day organisational tour today that will take her to the northern districts of Bogra, Rangpur, Naogaon and Rajshahi to mobalise public support for the demand for holding the next general elections under a non-party government. Khaleda is scheduled to reach Bgora circuit house at about 9:00pm today and on the […]

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SC resumes Sunday: Cases of national interests await disposal

The Supreme Court will resume Sunday after a 45-day annual vacation while a number of legal and constitutional matters of national interests are pending with it. The Supreme Court went into its annual vacation on August 1. The Appellate Division on July 23 ended the hearing in two appeals against the life term sentence handed to Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islam leader Abdul […]

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‘Bangladesh makes strongest gains in child survival’

Bangladesh along with some of the world’s poorest countries has made the strongest gains in child survival since 1990, according to a new UNICEF report. Few low-income countries with high child mortality rates, such as Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Liberia, Malawi, Nepal and United Republic of Tanzania, have already reduced their under-five death rates by two-thirds or more reaching Millennium Development Goal […]

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PBCP man killed in Chuadanga

A Purba Bangla Communist Party activist was slaughtered in a Chuadanga village on Thursday night. The deceased was identified as Rasel Ali, 28, son of Abdul Haque of Fatepur village under Harinakunda upazila in Jhenaidah. Chuadanga police station officer-in-charge Gazi Mohammad Ibrahim said that Rasel was an activist of the Purba Bangla Communist Party. He left his home at Harinakunda […]

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Qatar becoming a major location for migrant workers

Qatar has begun to increase its recruitment of Bangladeshi workers with the prospect that hundreds of thousands of jobs could become available in the country in the next five years. In the first eight months of the current year, 36,714 Bangladeshi workers went to Qatar – which alone is more than any other year. According to the Bureau of Manpower, […]

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No elections to be held if AL not ousted: Fakhrul

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party acting secretary general, Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, on Friday said that the government must be ousted; otherwise the general elections would not be held. At a discussion at a city hotel, he urged the BNP leaders and activists to further strengthen the party to push the ongoing movement to the final stage under the leadership of […]

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Continuation of power needed to build modern Bangladesh, says Joy

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina’s son Sajeeb Wazed Joy, on Friday sought vote for Awami League stressing the need for continuation of a government to help building a modern Bangladesh. Addressing an interactive programme on ‘Vision 2021: Achievements of the past five years and manifestos for the next five years’ at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre, Joy said that despite multifarious adversities […]

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