Archive for September 15th, 2013

Govt fails to begin RMG factory inspection

The government fails to begin apparel factory inspection that was scheduled to start today as it has yet to obtain the approval of the Economic Relations Division to use the fund arranged by the International Labour Organisation and as no common standards for the inspection could be worked out till Saturday. The inspection of structural integrity and fire safety of […]

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Hasina asks grass-roots to work for her nominees in polls

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Saturday iterated that the next elections will be held in accordance with the constitution so that the constitutional process would continue. ‘How the elections will be held has been mentioned in the constitution and in the verdict of the High Court. We have brought an amendment to the constitution to keep the constitutional process […]

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Girl trafficked to India returns home

A Bangladeshi teenage girl, trafficked to India five years ago along with her mother and brother, returned home along with a Border Security Force delegation on Saturday. The Indian delegation, led by Banshi Dhar Sharma, special director general of the Border Security Force, handed the girl over to her family in the presence of the Border Guard Bangladesh director general, […]

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Govt in a fix as secretaries oppose DA ceiling

The government is in a fix in finalizing the monthly dearness allowance award for its employees as the secretaries are opposing the idea of ceiling. Finance ministry officials said the government had the plan to offer 20 per cent DA with a maximum of Tk 5,000 and the minimum of Tk 2,000. But the secretaries are opposing the maximum ceiling. […]

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BGB-BSF confce today

The director generals of Bangladesh and Indian border guards will hold talks today at the Peelkhana headquarters of BGB in Dhaka amid repeated incidents of border killings and violence by the Indian Border Security Force. Dhaka will vent its concern over the recent verdict of an Indian court in the Felani killing case and reported Indian plan to deploy unmanned […]

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US, Russia in landmark deal on Syria weapons

The United States and Russia on Saturday agreed on an ambitious plan to eliminate Syria’s chemical weapons by the middle of next year. In a landmark deal thrashed out in talks spanning three days, the two powers gave the Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad, a week to hand over details of his regime’s stockpile. The US secretary of state, John Kerry, […]

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SUBHAN’S WAR CRIMES: Evidence of complicity found: WCIA

Indisputable evidence of involvement of Jamaat leader Abdus Subhan in 1971 crimes against humanity in Pabna has been found, war crimes investigation agency said on Saturday. WCIA chief Mohammad Abdul Hannan Khan told a news briefing at his Dhanmondi office that the agency found the evidence of Subhan’s involvement in nine crimes against humanity incidents. Subhan would be charged for […]

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Erosion leaves thousands homeless

Floodwaters started receding but erosion by major rivers devoured vast areas leaving thousands of people homeless in several districts across the country. New Age correspondents depicted harrowing pictures of thousands of people rendered homeless by erosion in Faridpur, Chapainawabganj, Khulna, Sirajganj, Munshiganj, Manikganj, Barishal and Bogra caused by the Padma, Jamuna, Meghna and other major rivers swollen by torrential rains. […]

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Non-violence essential to resolve election disputes: US

A spokesperson of the US state department has said that Bangladeshis will need to decide themselves to ensure free, fair and credible elections in coming months, saying that non-violence was essential to any solution. ‘We have repeatedly urged the leaders of the major parties in Bangladesh, as you know, to come together and agree on a way forward to ensure […]

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BGB, BSF having friendly ties: minister

The state minister for home affairs, Shamsul Haque, on Saturday called for enhancing bilateral relations to stop killings along the India-Bangladesh border. ‘Off and on some casualties are occurring in the border area… We need to take appropriate steps to enhance the bilateral relationship for preventing border killings,’ the junior minister said after a BGB-BSF friendly basketball match at the […]

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Two minor boys drown

Two minor boys drowned in a pond at Mela Panga village under Domar upazila in Nilphamari on Saturday, the police and local sources said. The deceased were identified as Pranto Barman, 6, son of Poishanju Barman of village Mela Panga and Sajal Barman, 6, son of Sonaton Barman of nearby village Dharmopal. Chairman of local Panga Motukpur union Abdul Hakim […]

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Rape victim questions HC death reference bench dealings

A complaint filed in January 2012 with the chief justice claiming anomalies in the way in which a High Court bench was dealing with a death reference case has still not been considered by the highest judicial officer even though in the meantime the bench released all the men who had earlier been convicted of the gang rape of woman. […]

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Tofail, Moudud stress consensus, but stick to their guns

Despite agreeing that an understanding between the ruling and opposition camps was the lone way to overcome the political impasse, senior treasury bench lawmaker Tofail Ahmed and senior opposition member Moudud Ahmed Saturday refused to budge an inch from the stances of their parties. Moudud Ahmed at the 40th episode of BBC Bangladesh Sanglap said whatever steps the government took, […]

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Gaurnadi people block Barisal-Dhaka Highway

Local people blocked Barisal-Dhaka highway at Barthi under Gournadi upazila of Barisal district on Saturday afternoon demanding immediate arrest of the killers of motorcycle driver Shahadat Hossain Gharami. The body of Gharami, 26, of Baradulari village in Gournadi upazila, was found at a paddy field at Shikinighata in Madaripur district on Thursday evening and his motorcycle was recovered from near Mustafapur Power House, […]

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Bakhtiar Murder: No arrest made yet

Although two days have already elapsed, police are yet to arrest the killers of an A-level student who was shot dead in front of his parents at their North Jatrabari house in the capital on Thursday night. Bakhtiar Al Latif, 20, a student of Academia at Lalmatia, was shot dead allegedly by robbers. Victim’s father Jahidul Al Latif, a transport […]

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Food waste worsens GHG emissions: FAO

The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation says food wastage across the world – totalling 1.3 billion tonnes annually – is the largest source of global greenhouse gas emissions after China and the USA. FAO estimates the direct cost of food that goes to waste is currently US $750 billion annually, a figure that excludes wasted fish and seafood. But FAO […]

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First BCIC chair Rafiq passes away

First chairman of the Bangladesh Chemical Industries Corporation Rafiquddin Ahmed died of old-age complications Friday night. He breathed his last at Apollo Hospital in Dhaka around 8:40pm at the age of 81. Rafiquddin was ex-director of ICTVTR which is presently known as Islamic University of Technology, former teacher of BUET and former chairman of Bangladesh Steel and Engineering Corporation. He […]

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Call to uphold spirit of liberation war

Speakers at a conference on Saturday urged the people to work together so that the pro-liberation forces could come to power again for executing the verdict of the war crimes trial. The speakers made this remark at the inaugural session of the biennial conference of the Freedom Fighters Naval Commando Association at Liberation War Museum in Dhaka. Emeritus professor Anisuzzaman […]

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Ferry service disruption causes people’s sufferings

Rough winds and strong currents in the Padma and Jamuna rivers are hampering ferry crossings on the Mawa-Kewrakandi and Daulatdia-Paturia routes resulting long tailbacks up to every ferry terminals. Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation officials at Mawa said nine of the 16 ferries were in operations on Saturday morning. But one of these nine ferries has been sent for repairs […]

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DU student commits suicide

A student of Dhaka University allegedly committed suicide in the capital’s Chankharpul area on Saturday. Abul Basar, 27, hailed from Jhenaidah, a Masters student of Statistics and a resident of Amar Ekushey Hall of DU, was found hanging from a ceiling fan in a market in front of Babupura police camp at about 1:30pm, the Shahbagh police assistant commissioner, Shibly […]

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