Archive for September 26th, 2013

Police fight on with apparel workers

The police on Wednesday fought with apparel workers in Gazipur, at Savar in Dhaka and in Narayanganj for the fifth consecutive day as the workers continued with violent demonstrations for Tk 8,100 in their minimum monthly wage. The workers continued to ignore the government’s call for joining work and the factory owners also kept their units closed in the areas […]

September 26, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

RMG owners decide to resume operation from today

The government on Wednesday asked the law enforcement agencies to go all out against ‘outsiders creating disorder’ in the apparel sector. Hours after saying that there was no unrest in the apparel sector, the home minister, Muhiuddin Khan Alamgir, gave the directive to the agencies at an emergency meeting at the secretariat with owners and trade union leaders in the […]

September 26, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

JU inquiry: Commission misses report submission deadline

The commission investigating the stalemate in Jahangirnagar University over the demand for the resignation of the vice-chancellor, Anwar Hossain, failed to submit the report by the deadline. The commission, meanwhile, got seven more working days for report submission, education ministry officials said. Agitating teachers teamed up as the General Teachers’ Forum, meanwhile on Wednesday, announced fresh programmes such as strike […]

September 26, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

Nasim sounds warning for bureaucrats

Awami League presidium member Mohammad Nasim on Wednesday said that the bureaucrats who would not follow government directives would face dire consequences. Bureaucrats ‘must comply with the government directives and work accordingly. If you do not follow directives, you need to face dire consequence,’ he said adding that the bureaucrats who would not follow the directives would be sent home […]

September 26, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

People protest at frequent power cuts

People annoyed with frequent power outages have started holding protests in places across the country. People held protests demanding uninterrupted power supply at Raipur in Lakshmipur, Harinakundu in Jhenaidah and Mirsarai in Chittagong in the past two days. They said that they had been facing power cuts 12 to 18 times a day for a few days. Power distribution company […]

September 26, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

JS panel happy with power generation

The parliamentary watchdog on energy and power on Wednesday expressed satisfaction at the state of power generation during the tenure of the incumbent government but it was silent on the massive power cuts in last few days. The standing committee on energy, power and mineral recourses ministry said people could involve in massive development activities for the increased generation of […]

September 26, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

Rampal 1,320MW power project: Govt to lay foundation on October 22

Despite strong protests, the government is going ahead to lay the foundation of a 1,320MW coal-fired power plant at Rampal in Bagerhat near the Sundarbans, power division secretary Monwar Islam said on Wednesday. He said this at a hurriedly called press briefing when a long-march towards Rampal, organised by the National Committee to protect Oil, Gas, Mineral Resources, Power and […]

September 26, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

Adilur’s bail plea rejected

A Dhaka Court on Wednesday rejected the bail prayer of Odhikar secretary Adilur Rahman Khan in connection with the alleged distortion of facts about the police raid on Hefazat’s May 5 rally in the capital. Dhaka Cyber Crime Court Judge AK Shamsul Alam passed the order after hearing the bail plea in presence of Adilur and his wife Saira Rahman Khan in the afternoon. […]

September 26, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

Long march proceeds to Sundarban on 2nd day

Hundreds of people joined the Dhaka-Sundarbans long march raising their voice for cancellation of the Rampal Thermal Power Plant Project which reached Faridpur town on Tuesday evening for an overnight stay on the second day of the march. The National Committee to Protect Oil, Gas, Mineral, Resources, Power and Ports organizing the five-day march towards Sundarbans, a World Heritage Site […]

September 26, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

Yunus attends UN innovation forum

Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus took part in a discussion with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon at the MDG innovation forum in New York. The UN secretary general invited the leaders from the private and public sectors with the goal of the MDG advocate-led innovation forum to catalyse connections to accelerate progress on the MDGs, said a press release issue by […]

September 26, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

US signs landmark UN arms treaty

US president Barack Obama’s administration on Wednesday signed a landmark UN treaty regulating the $90 billion conventional arms trade, offering a major boost to the pact despite opposition at home. The United States is the world’s largest exporter of conventional arms. The treaty would set up greater international guidelines to prevent the export to conflict areas and extremists. The secretary […]

September 26, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

20 injured as JL men attack AL lawmaker in Pirojpur

Activists of Juba League, youth front of ruling Awami League, attacked ruling party lawmaker for Pirojpur 2 Shah Alam Wednesday noon at Nazirpur in Pirojpur. At least 20 people, including an UP chairman, were injured and six of them were admitted to hospital. Abdul Hamid, acting president of Nesarabad (Swarupkathi) upazila AL, said AL lawmaker Shah Alam, with a fleet […]

September 26, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

BDR carnage case: Defence witness says PM had announced ‘amnesty’

An accused as defence witness told a sessions court trying the BDR carnage case on Wednesday that the prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, had announced ‘amnesty’ following a ‘peace-talk’ with a rebel team on February 25, 2009. The accused, Selim Reza, 35, the then sepoy (clerk assistant) of BDR who had attended a meeting with prime minister along with a BDR […]

September 26, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

German ambassador visits victims of Rana Plaza collapse

Underlining the support of the German government for the victims of the Rana Plaza building collapse, German Ambassador Albrecht Conze and Madam Véronique Conze visited the Centre for Rehabilitation of the Paralysed in Savar on Wednesday. Right after the disaster, the German government had released an amount of 50,000 Euro (approx. Tk 50 lakh) to support those victims of the […]

September 26, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

HC decision on contempt law today

The High Court would today deliver its decision on whether or not eight challenged stipulations in the Contempt of Court Act 2013 would remain in place. A two-judge bench on Wednesday rescheduled the verdict as jurist Kamal Hossain appeared and made forceful arguments to retain the stipulations. The bench of Justice Quazi Reza-Ul Hoque and Justice ABM Altaf Hossain was […]

September 26, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

SQC TRIAL REMARKS: ICT order today on contempt petition against Channel 24, seven others

The International Crimes Tribunal-1 would give its order today whether or not contempt notices would be served upon Channel 24 and other respondents for the comments allegedly made in its recent talk-show by Zafrullah Chowhdhry and Mahfuz Ullah regarding Salahuddin Quader Chowdhury’s war crimes trial. On Wednesday, the tribunal set the schedule after hearing arguments of the prosecution, the petitioner, […]

September 26, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Bangladeshi picked up by BSF

The Border Security Force of Madhupur camp in India picked up a Bangladeshi cattle trader early Wednesday from Damurhuda upazila in Chuadanga. The associates of the detained, however, managed to flee. The picked up a man identified as Miazan Fakir, 22, son of Fakir Miazi of village Munshipur in Damurhuda upazila. Border Guard Bangladesh Chuadanga camp deputy commander Major Mehedi […]

September 26, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Govt asked not to hang Quader until disposal of review

Pro-BNP lawyers on Wednesday asked the government not to execute war crimes convict Jamaat leader Abdul Quader Molla until the Supreme Court disposes a petition to be filed for revision of the final verdict sentencing him to death on September 17. Bangladesh Jatiyatabadi Ainjibi Forum’s adviser Moudud Ahmed at a press briefing at the Supreme Court Bar Association alleged that […]

September 26, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Ataus Samad’s first death anniv today

The first anniversary of death of noted journalist and columnist Ataus Samad will be observed today. Different socio-cultural organisations have chalked out elaborate programmes to mark the death anniversary. The family will hold a prayers session at Azimpur graveyard. Journalist leaders will pay homage to Ataus Samad at the graveyard after a condolence meeting at the Amar Desh office at […]

September 26, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

ELIMINATION OF INTELLECTUALS: Highest punishment sought for Ashraf, Mueen

The prosecution on Wednesday demanded highest punishments for absconding Al-Badr bosses Md Ashrafuzzaman Khan and Chowdhury Mueenuddin for eliminating Bangali intellectuals in cold blood in 1971. For their abominable crimes the duo deserve the highest punishments, pleaded the prosecution concluding its closing arguments in the International Crimes Tribunal- 2. Summing up its war crimes case against the duo, the prosecution […]

September 26, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

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