Archive for September 21st, 2013

Regional disparity in higher edn as univs crowd Dhaka

With the government allowing four private universities to set up in Dhaka in the past two years, the University Grants Commission officials and educationalists have expressed concern about the regional inequality in the provision of higher education. The approval in the past week of a Dhaka-based private university brought the total number of universities in Dhaka to 58 — 46 […]

September 21, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

‘Al-Qaeda’ Yemen rampage kills 56 soldiers, cops

Suspected al-Qaeda fighters killed at least 54 soldiers and police in a wave of dawn attacks Friday, the deadliest day for Yemeni security forces since jihadist strongholds fell last year. The militant assaults came in the lawless southern province of Shabwa, a bastion of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and the scene of regular US drone attacks targeting the […]

September 21, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

Children in UK blackmailed into sex abuse online: watchdog

Children as young as eight are being blackmailed into performing sex acts live on webcams, causing some of them to self-harm or even commit suicide, a British watchdog warned on Friday. The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre said it had conducted 12 investigations over the last two years which involved this worrying trend — and suggested British children are […]

September 21, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

BNP at grassroots: Rivalries for party tickets deepen as polls near

Central leaders of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party who recently visited the party’s organisational districts witnessed deep rivalries among local leaders over nomination for contesting the next general elections. The leaders think the disputes should be settled quickly for attaining desired results both in the ongoing movement and next general elections. ‘There are problems in local leadership over the party tickets […]

September 21, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

Hasina-Ban talks likely on Sept 28

UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon is likely to meet prime minister Sheikh Hasina on September 28 on the sidelines of the 68th UN general assembly session in New York. The meeting is considered important before the upcoming parliamentary elections in Bangladesh as the UN chief is closely watching the developments here. Ban phoned both the prime minister and opposition leader […]

September 21, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

3 workers killed

Three workers were electrocuted in the capital’s Sutrapur and Mirpur on Friday. At Sutrapur, two workers were killed as an elevator of an under-construction building collapsed early Friday. The deceased were identified as Habibur Rahman, 25, and Md Nawab, 26. Sutrapur police officer-in-charge Rafiqul Islam said the accident took place around 1:00am as the cable of the embroidery machine-carrying crane […]

September 21, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

EC mulls electoral code in view of India’s

The Election Commission is mulling framing an electoral code of conduct for the 10th parliamentary polls in light with the Indian electoral code of conduct if the national elections are finally held keeping a political party in power. The commission is scrutinising the Indian electoral code of conduct as Indian general elections are held keeping the incumbents in power, an […]

September 21, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

AL nominations for polls depend on grassroots advice: Hasina

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Friday said the Awami League would pick candidates for contesting the next general elections on the basis of the opinions of grassroots leaders as well as survey reports of the party. ‘I do not want to impose anything on you [grassroots]. Prospective candidates will be chosen on the basis of your opinions and the […]

September 21, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

Quader Molla’s movement restricted to cell

The movement of condemned war crimes convict Abdul Quader Molla was restricted to a room in the jail for security reason, a prison official said. Earlier, Quader was allowed to go out of the room while he was employed on his duty as a gardener. ‘He [Quader] is now locked up alone in a room and not employed on any […]

September 21, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

BB rejects rural savings bank proposal

The Bangladesh Bank has rejected a proposal for the establishment of a rural savings bank as its goal said to be boosting the rural economy could not be achieved after other such specialised banks have faltered. The central bank conveyed its opinion on the proposal to the finance ministry on Wednesday. The LGRD and cooperative ministry was pursuing the matter […]

September 21, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

BIWTA and BIWTC blame each other for ferry service disruption

Officials of the Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority and the Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation blamed each other for the disruption of ferry services on Mawa-Charjanajat and Paturia-Daulatdia routes. The corporation officials said that navigability on the river routes were the main reason for the disruption and the authority failed to dredge the river properly to keep the river routes […]

September 21, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

Law on Islamic Arabic University passed

The government is going to set up Islamic Arabic University to bring all madrassahs degrees and curriculums equivalent to bachelor and master’s level under a single institution. The parliament on Wednesday passed the Islami Arabic University Bill 2013 in this direction. The courses and degrees of fazil (bachelor’s) and kamil (master’s) of the madrassah education are now supervised by the […]

September 21, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

Toddler among 13 wounded in Chicago gang shooting

Thirteen people — including a toddler — were wounded in a gang shooting in president Barack Obama’s adopted hometown Chicago which has been struggling to stem violent crime, the police said Friday. The bloodshed Thursday night apparently came in a drive-by shooting targeting people playing basketball, the Chicago Tribune reported. Among the victims was a three-year-old child who was in […]

September 21, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

Taliban ambush kills 18 Afghan cops

Taliban militants in northeast Afghanistan killed 18 police in an ambush, the government said Friday, as security forces struggle against the rebels with decreasing assistance from international troops. The police convoy was caught in a firefight on Wednesday in the remote province of Badakhshan when officers were returning from an anti-insurgent operation. The attack will heighten concerns that Afghan forces […]

September 21, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

Bangla Academy face shortage of its own dictionaries

Dictionaries, the best-selling publications of the Bangla Academy and the most popular books of their kind in the country, are out of stock and are now only available for much higher prices or in photocopy at bookshops at Nilkhet. A senior Bangla Academy official told New Age that the most popular of the dictionaries — English-to-Bengali and Bengali-to-English dictionaries — […]

September 21, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

Man found dead in Jamalpur

The police recovered the body of a young man from a pond at Baghadoba village in Melandaha upazila on Friday. The deceased was identified as Sohagh, 35, son of Abdur Rashid, a resident of the upazila. The police sources said being informed, the police recovered the body of Sohagh, kept in a sack, from a pond, one kilometre away from […]

September 21, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

Climate change project selection, implementation criticised

Most of the projects funded by the Bangladesh Climate Change Trust Fund run by the government have failed to achieve their objectives, according to climate change experts. Those projects have been undertaken with little consultation with local people and are not being properly supervised, the experts observed. They also pointed out that that the selection of the projects along with […]

September 21, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Section 144 clamped in Patuakhali

The local administration on Friday imposed Section 144 at Haat Aliabad Ghat in Patuakhali sadar upazila as Awami League and BNP called separate meetings at the same venue and same time for the day. Officer-in-charge of the sadar police station Monirul Islam said the restriction will remain in force for 24 hours from 3:00pm on Friday. Sources said the local […]

September 21, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Moscow to assist more on energy sector, assures Russian PM

The Russian prime minister, Dimitry Medvedev, has assured that his country would further extend its cooperation in development of Bangladesh’s pressing energy sector, especially nuclear power generation. ‘We have good experiences in energy sector and we shall extend support and cooperation to harness potentialities of the energy sector of Bangladesh’, he said in response to a question from BSS chief […]

September 21, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

None would be spared for Padma Bridge corruption: Inu

The information minister, Hasanul Haq Inu, on Friday said that none would be spared involved with Padma Bridge corruption. ‘No one would be spared, who are involved with Padma Bridge corruption. Public have a lots of complains against the corruption (and) we are here to pay attention to all the objections.’ The comment came out when he was talking with […]

September 21, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

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