Archive for September 28th, 2013

Natural gas consumption outweighs exploration

The consumption has been 11 times the discovery of natural gas in 15 years, according to data available with the state-run Petrobangla. Since 1999, state-run and foreign companies have discovered three fields —Bangura and Srikail in Comilla and Sundulpur in Noakhali — with 750 billion cubic feet of recoverable gas. But in the 15 years, 8,140 billion cubic feet of […]

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Rampal plant to pull down govt: long march

Leaders and activists who joined the Dhaka-Sundarban long march on Friday said that the government would take a step to bring about its fall if it laid the foundation stone of the Rampal power plant. The five-day march will end today with the announcement of the Sundarban declaration after holding a rally at Digraj in Bagherhat. The national committee to […]

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Bangladesh starts drawing India power

Bangladesh on Friday started drawing power from the Indian grid on a trial basis through a 103-kilometre high-voltage transmission line between Baharampur in Pashchim Banga and Bheramara in Kushtia, officials said. Power Grid Company of Bangladesh is coordinating the transmission from India to Bangladesh. ‘The Indian side started feeding power into the grid at 10:45am. We are checking the flow […]

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Padma Bridge scam: ACC now finds Abul Hasan’s links

The Anti-Corruption Commission’s investigation has found involvement of former state minister for foreign affairs Abul Hasan Chowdhury and Bangladeshi origin Canadian citizen Zulfiquar Ali Bhuiyan in the Padma Bridge corruption conspiracy, its officials have said. The ACC probe found the corruption link after both Abul Hasan and Zulfiquar Ali had been charged with corruption in Canada by the Royal Canadian […]

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BNP to join polls if level playing field ensured: Fakhrul

The acting BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Friday said that the party would definitely go for general elections if a level playing field was ensured. He said this in response to comments ruling party leaders made that the BNP would finally join the next general elections. Fakhrul at a discussion at the Purbani Hotel in the evening […]

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JS panels winding up business

Chairmen of the most of the parliamentary standing committees announced that they would hold no more meetings while some committee chiefs hinted that they would not hold any meeting after mid-October. Heads of some subcommittees have also finalised their pending committee reports for submission to the standing committees in about two weeks, according to committee chiefs. There are confusions in […]

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Indian voters given right to cast negative votes

India’s Supreme Court recognised Friday the right of voters to reject all candidates contesting polls, seen as a key reform ahead of general elections due next year. A bench headed by Chief Justice of India P Sathasivam asked the election commission to change electronic voting machine ballots to give voters a choice of ‘none of the above’. ‘Democracy is all […]

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war crimes trial: PM seeks global support

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Friday urged the international community to lend their support to the trial of the perpetrators of genocide, rape, arson and crimes against humanity during Bangladesh’s War of Liberation in 1971. ‘The trial is required for the sake of justice, human rights and the rule of law. Successful completion of the trial would heal the […]

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Gas shortage affects CNG filling stations

Acute gas shortage has struck most of the CNG filling stations causing serious inconvenience to those using CNG fuelled vehicles as they face long queues at the filling stations. The shortage of gas is also affecting passengers as the long queues of vehicles waiting to receive CNG create terrible traffic jams. The sufferings have intensified as the CNG filling stations […]

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Yunus urges fashion world to stand by apparel workers

Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus has called on the fashion world to stand up in solidarity with apparel workers across the world. He put out the call as he addressed the third annual First Ladies Luncheon organised by Fashion for Development, a global organisation in the private sector that celebrates sustainable economic growth through fashion industries around the world, in New […]

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Probashi Kalyan Bank is yet to lure migrant workers

Probashi Kalyan Bank, a specialised banking company established to cater to the needs of migrant workers, has so far failed to make any significant headway due to less than expected responses from its targeted clients, officials of the bank said. The unwillingness of Bangladesh Bank (BB) in recognizing the PKB as a commercial banking company and lack of advertisements by […]

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Sheikh Hasina’s birthday today

Today is the 67th birthday of Awami League president and prime minister Sheikh Hasina, eldest of the two daughters and three sons of the founding president of the country Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Born on this day in 1947 to Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and Begum Fazilatunnessa Mujib at village Tungipara in Gopalganj, Sheikh Hasina was voted to power twice in 1996 […]

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Quader axes leave for ministry men

The government has decided to cancel 15 days’ leave for ministry of communication officials ahead of the Eid-ul-Azha and pooja. Communications minister Obaidul Quader made the announcement on Friday while inspecting the Nabinagar-Kaliakoir Highway work. He said the ministry had taken steps to minimise people’s hardships ahead of the Eid and pooja. ‘Fifteen days leave, 10 days before the Eid […]

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Establishing Palestine state: Dhaka calls for UN proactive role

Bangladesh has called upon the United Nations to play a more proactive role in realising the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people for an independent, viable, contiguous State of Palestine with East Jerusalem as its capital, living side by side with Israel in peace and security. Foreign minister Dipu Moni reaffirmed Dhaka‘s position at the NAM ministerial committee meeting in […]

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Schoolgirl killed after rape

A schoolgirl was murdered after rape at village Nayanagar in Daudkandi upazila on Friday morning. She was a Class IX student of Chandpur-Motlab (South) Donagoda High School. Daudkandi thana office- in-charge Abul Faysal said Shapown, 23, of the village taking chance of the girls aloneness in her house raped her and later strangulated her to death. Later the rapist hung […]

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KSA to lift ban on recruitment of Bangladeshi workers

A Saudi ministerial panel has advised the Saudi government to lift a ban on recruitment of Bangladeshi workers. ‘Recruitment from Bangladesh will resume on a gradual basis with importing housemaids and drivers,’ Jeddah-based Arab News reported on Friday, quoting a source. Mokammel Hossain, Bangladesh consul for labour affairs, had welcomed the move, saying that it would help his country export […]

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Malaysia to recruit 10,000 Bang­ladeshi workers

The Malaysian government is seeking to recruit 10,000 Bang­ladeshi workers in palm oil plantations in peninsular Malaysia, reported a Malaysian newspaper The Star on Friday. Quoting Malaysian deputy human resources minister Ismail Abd Muttalib, the report said the Malaysian government so far approved a total of 1,145 Bangladeshi workers for their plantation sector. The Malaysian government is not planning to […]

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Lawyer’s house looted in city

Armed robbers looted prize bonds and money in cash from the flat of a lawyer at Kadamtala under Sabujbagh police station in the capital early Friday. They also looted 15 tolas of gold from the flat of a Bangladeshi expatriate in the USA. Khalilur Rahman, a lawyer of Dhaka Judge’s court, said that a gang of eight robbers entered the […]

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6 killed in lighting strikes in 4 dists

Six people were killed and four others injured in separate incidents of lighting strike in Chapainawabganj, Meherpur and Moulvibazar and in Thakurgaon districts on Friday. In Chapainawabganj, two people were killed when they were struck by lightning in Shibganj upazila. The deceased were identified as Amena Begum, 45, wife of Ismail of Kharyal under Monakasha union, and Kalu, 40, son […]

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20 hurt in Shibir-police clash in Rajshahi

At least 20 people were injured in a clash between the activists of Islami Chhatra Shibir, student front of Jamaat-e-Islami, and police in Rajshahi city on Friday. Police picked up five people from the spot, suspecting them to be the activists of Chhatra Shibir. Witnesses said that Shibir men brought out a procession in New Market area around 11:00am, demanding […]

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