Archive for September 22nd, 2013

RMG workers go berserk as denied leave for Dhaka rally

Several thousand apparel workers staged violent protests in Gazipur, Savar and Narayanganj after they were denied permission to attend a rally in Dhaka on Saturday, forcing over 400 garment units to suspend operation. The protesters vandalised vehicles and blocked the Dhaka-Tangail highway in Gazipur for about two hours and a half, disrupting traffic on the busy route, according to witnesses […]

September 22, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

War crimes trial not act of vengeance

Dismissing the allegation that the trial of war criminals is an act of vengeance against the opposition, the prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Saturday said ‘these criminals should be punished.’ ‘Those who had lost their family members, it’s their demand that these criminals be punished,’ she told legendary journalist Sir David Frost in an interview aired on Qatar-based television Al […]

September 22, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

25 more Tazreen fire deceased named to High Court

Names of 25 workers, not included in the official confirmed list of 99 workers who died in the Tazreen Fashions fire in November 2012, have been filed in the High Court by the anthropologists who had earlier petitioned the court to take action against government authorities for their failure to prosecute Tazreen Fashions owner Delwar Hossain. This could question the […]

September 22, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

Fix Tk 8,114 as minimum wage

Apparel workers at a rally in Dhaka on Saturday warned that they would launch a strong movement if the factory owners did not accept their demand for Tk 8,114 in minimum monthly wage. Rejecting a proposal of the owners’ representative to the sector’s minimum wage board for fixing the wage at Tk 3,600 a month, they called for the prime […]

September 22, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

Hefazat threatens to besiege secretariat

Hefazat-e-Islam, an Islamist group based in Al-Jamiatul Alia Darul Ulum Muinul Islam Madrassah of Hathazari in Chittagong, on Saturday threatened to besiege the secretariat at the ‘final stage’ of their agitation programmes to realise their 13-point demand. The Hefazat issued the threat from a conference of Islamic clerics at Jamia Azizul Ulum Babunagar Madrassah in Fatikchari upazila but did not […]

September 22, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

FBI installs database software at DNA lab in Dhaka

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation is installing its criminal justice DNA database software at the National Forensic DNA Profiling Laboratory in Dhaka to increase the lab capacity, officials on Saturday said. ‘The FBI will also train us to run the software,’ the DNA lab’s national technical adviser Sharif Akhteruzzaman said. An FBI team on Saturday started installing the software, […]

September 22, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

HC bench officers ignore ACC summons

The office of the registrar of the Supreme Court has allegedly failed to act upon notices served by the Anti-Corruption Commission summoning certain bench officers in the High Court to appear and explain allegations of corruption. The bench officers work under the registrar. The commission in its notices had sought the registrar’s assistance in ensuring the appearance of the named […]

September 22, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

Ershad resents US interference in Bangladesh elections

Jatiya Party chairman HM Ershad on Saturday expressed his resentment at US ‘interference’ in Bangladesh’s national elections and said that Bangladeshis were educated enough to deal with domestic politics and polls. Ershad also said that the present government had made changes in the constitution only to retain power but he did not do it during his nine years’ rule. `I […]

September 22, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

BNP will stop war crimes trial if voted to power, says PM

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Saturday said that the Bangladesh Nationalist Party would stop the ongoing trial of war criminals and re-establish reign of terror, extremism and corruption if they were voted to power in the next general elections. ‘The BNP would also start carrying out attack and repression on the people as well as leaders and activists of […]

September 22, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

Nazmul Huda has no takers

Former BNP leader Nazmul Huda’s claims that he retains his membership in the main opposition party after he withdrew his resignation letter apparently has no takers. ‘I don’t know,’ BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir told New Age last week when asked about the current status of Nazmul Huda in the party. A mid-level BNP leader told New […]

September 22, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

Sundarban tiger count rescheduled to begin a month later

The World Bank aided tiger census in the Sunderbans using camera traps has been rescheduled to begin on October 20 to ascertain the number of the big cats with photographic and scientific evidence, said forest officials. The census was due to begin on September 20. The new and scientific method would replace the old and flawed pugmark method for accurately […]

September 22, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

3 hurt as Shibir men clash with police

Two policemen and another became injured as activists of Islam Chhatra Shibir, the student wing of Jamaat-e-Islami, clashed with the police at Hazaribagh in the capital on Saturday evening. The police also seized 58 bombs and a huge amount of explosive substances from a house in the area, Mohammad Ali, inspector (investigation) of the Hazaribagh police, said. In another drive, […]

September 22, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

Myanmar tightens security along border with Bangladesh: media report

Myanmar has beefed up security along the border with Bangladesh, online Myanmar newspaper ‘ELEVEN’ reported on Friday quoting security sources. It said that Myanmar tightened the security along the border due to political instability in the neighbouring South Asian country. Three battalions of the Myanmar army has been deployed within five miles from the Myanmar-Bangladesh border to tighten the security, […]

September 22, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

‘Accommodating opposing opinions basic requirement of democracy’

Political thinkers and analysts on Saturday said that accommodating opposing political opinion was the minimum requirement of democracy and lamented at the present political culture in Bangladesh where the winners in polls become all in all. At a seminar organised by Good Governance Forum at Dhaka Reporters Unity, they expected that politicians would act for changing such situation and establishing […]

September 22, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Rights activists demand steps to stop attack on workers during hartals

Rights activists on Saturday urged the government and political parties to take necessary initiatives to stop attack on workers by pickets during general strikes enforced by political parties. In a statement, the Sramik Nirapatta Forum also demanded punishment of people who attacked workers during general strikes. It said that during general strikes, workers were quite often made target of attacks […]

September 22, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Barber kills customer in Gazipur

A young man, injured by a barber in Gazipur over an altercation, died after three days on Saturday at Dhaka Medical College Hospital. The deceased was identified as Sumon, 21, son of Fazlur Rahman of Uttar Khamer village under Kapasia upazila of the district. Local sources said Sumon locked into an altercation with the barber, Madhab Chandra, while he was […]

September 22, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Reduce of transport fare demanded

Left leaning political parties and Nagorik Committee, a citizens’ forum, on Saturday formed a human chain in Narayanganj city pressing for reducing transports fare and setting up double lane railway line between Dhaka and Narayanganj to ease public sufferings. Addressing the human chain, the leaders said that two transports had already cut down their fare by Tk 3 after extortion […]

September 22, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Woman commits suicide

A woman committed suicide at village Falimari in Lalmonirhat on Friday afternoon. The deceased was Mohini Bala, 42, wife of Binod Chandra Roy of village Falimari of Velabari union under Aditmari upazila in Lalmonirhat. The police said the body was found hanging from the ceiling at her house. Quoting local people the police said, Mohini’s husband Binod took loans from […]

September 22, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Electrical worker falls off pole, dies

An electrical worker died after he fell from an electric pole at Bhartokhola in Dakkhin Surma area on Friday. The deceased was identified as Maruf Ahmed, 20, an employee of a Sylhet power office and son of Selim Ahmed of Juari village in Chandian upazila of Comilla district. Witnesses said Maruf was critically injured after he fell to the ground […]

September 22, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Inu says Ershad can play role to negotiate with parties

The information minister, Hasanul Huq Inu, on Saturday urged Jatiya Party chairman HM Ershad to play the role of ‘advocate’ among political parties for a neutral national election process. ‘I think Ershad can works as an advocate at this period of political crisis in the country for a neutral election. I hope he’ll do this being neutral for the sake […]

September 22, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Advertisement