Archive for October 2nd, 2013

Verdict an order from ministry: SQC

BNP lawmaker Salauddin Quader Chowdhury, immediately after being sentenced to death for war crimes, said aloud in the courtroom that the judgement was an order from the ministry. International Crimes Tribunal 1 on Tuesday handed Salauddin death sentence in the case of crimes against humanity he had committed in Chittagong in the 1971 independence war. Salauddin in pajama and panjabi […]

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Verdict reflects people’s expectations: ministers

The government, the ruling Awami League and a cross-section of people on Tuesday welcomed the International Crimes Tribunal 1 verdict that sentenced Salauddin Quader Chowdhury death sentence for crimes he had committed in the 1971 war of independence. The information minister, Hasanul Haq Inu, and the state minister for law, Quamrul Islam, said that the verdict against the BNP’s standing […]

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Central bank sets guidelines for ailing SCBs

The Bangladesh Bank has recommended reforms in ‘lax policies’ on lending, borrower selection, risk assessment and monitoring for all the four state-owned commercial banks to effectively stop banking forgery, soaring capital shortfall and loan scams. Central bank officials have told New Age that the recommendations are the last efforts towards the end of the incumbent government to shore up Sonali, […]

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PM seeks foreign friends’ support to finish war crimes trial

Claiming the ongoing war crimes trial thoroughly independent, prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday voiced her resolve to finish the daunting task of bringing the perpetrators to book after more than four decades of crimes against humanity, and sought support from foreign friends to this end. ‘The process is thoroughly independent. We’re confident that the process would help us close […]

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US federal govt shuts down for first time in 17 years

Monuments closed, offices fell silent and 800,000 public servants were told to stay at home on Monday as Washington’s perennial political crisis forced the first government shutdown in 17 years. The effects of the budget battle ranged from the poignant to the symbolic. A social programme that provides food to poor women and children was hit and the Statue of […]

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Confusion over South-South award

Confusion has arisen over ruling Awami League’s claim that prime minister Sheikh Hasina has been given for the second time the South-South Award on October 23. South-South News honorary president ambassador Francis Lorenzo handed over an award to Hasina on September 23. The Awami League leaders and state-run news agency Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha said it was South-South Award. South-South News, […]

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Alleged leak of SQC verdict raises controversies

The government has ordered an investigation after controversies arose over the alleged leakage of the verdict against Bangladesh Nationalist Party lawmaker Salauddin Quader Chowdhury in a war crimes case. A copy of the document said to part of the verdict delivered by the International Crimes Tribunal 1 on Tuesday was made available on the social media, raising allegations that the […]

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SQC sentenced to death for war crimes

An international crimes tribunal on Tuesday handed down death sentence to Bangladesh Nationalist Party lawmaker Salauddin Quader Chowdhury for committing genocide and killings in Chittagong during the country’s Liberation War in 1971. The three-member International Crimes Tribunal-1 pronounced the unanimous judgment against Salauddin, now 64, in the crowded courtroom in the Old High Court building amid tight security. ‘…he be […]

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Salauddin’s attitude disrespectful: tribunal

International Crimes Tribunal 1 in its judgement on Tuesday sentencing BNP lawmaker Salauddin Quader Chowdhury to death said that the accused was the sitting lawmaker but his attitude towards the judiciary was disrespectful. The tribunal made the observation in a judgement chapter titled ‘The demeanour of accused Salauddin Quader Chowdhury as D.W. 1.’ The tribunal said that it was one […]

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SQC victim families happy

  Families of the victims of BNP lawmaker Salauddin Quader Chowdhury in Chittagong said that they were happy about the verdict International Crimes Tribunal 1 delivered on Tuesday sentencing him to death. They, however, demanded an expeditious execution of the verdict. He was sentenced to death for genocide and killings during the independence war in 1971. ‘This is a long […]

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Pro-BNP lawyers term verdict a ‘farce’

Bangladesh Jatiyatabadi Ainjibi Forum, a platform of pro-BNP lawyers, has termed a ‘farce’ the verdict of International Crimes Tribunal-1 that handed down death penalty to BNP leader Salauddin Quader Chowdhury for committing crimes against humanity during the Liberation War in 1971. The forum made the remarks at a news briefing at the Supreme Court Bar Association office soon after the […]

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JCD men go on rampage after SQC verdict

Activists of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal and supporters of Salauddin Quader Chowdhury on Tuesday went on a rampage in Dhaka and Chittagong protesting the death sentence of the BNP leader for the crimes he committed during 1971 liberation war. The activists torched vehicles, hurled crude bombs while the BNP called for a dawn-to-dusk strike in Chittagong on Wednesday. A sense of […]

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No problem to remain unresolved: Yunus

Urging his audience to imagine a poverty-free world, Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus has said no problem will remain unresolved when business gets involved with solving problems. ‘The distance between the possible and the impossible is shrinking. It’s just a matter of our imagination. Let’s imagine a world where there’s no poverty. Let’s imagine a world where there’s no unemployment,’ Yunus […]

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PM endorses RPP contract renewal until 2020

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina has approved a proposal from the power division to renew the contracts for the procurement of electricity from the ‘efficient’ rental suppliers in the private sector until 2020, officials said. The proposal got the PM’s nod last week, they said. The contract winners would, under this dispensation, get paid for the electricity they supply. It would […]

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JU probe body submits report

The commission investigating the stalemate at Jahangirnagar University over the demand for the resignation of vice-chancellor Anwar Hossain submitted its report to the education secretary on Tuesday. The two-member inquiry commission recommended that the vice-chancellor maintain good relationship with deans and other teachers for the sake of congenial academic atmosphere at the university, said a source in the education ministry. […]

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Pry teachers begin hunger strike

The academic activities were hindered at many primary schools as agitating teachers on Tuesday began a nonstop hunger strike at the Central Shaheed Minar to press home their demand for upgrading their job status. Students said that they went to schools in the morning, but returned home later as their schools were closed or teachers were absent from schools. Several […]

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12 per cent Bangladeshis paid bribes to education institutions

In Bangladesh 12 per cent of people paid bribes to educational institutions, corruption watchdog Transparency International said Tuesday in its Global Corruption Report Transparency International Bangladesh launched the global corruption report at a news conference at BRAC Centre. Berlin based Transparency International published the global report on 107 countries simultaneously from Berlin and Budapest. The report said that that 17 […]

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Bangladeshi-origin mayor overtakes Miliband in top 100 influential left-wingers poll

Lutfur Rahman, Bangladeshi-origin mayor of London Borough of Tower Hamlets, has overtaken Labour Party leader David Miliband in ‘Top 100 most influential Left-wingers in British politics’ poll conducted by The Daily Telegraph. Lutfur moved up to 53rd on the list, a jump of 15 places from last year when he was placed 68th. The newspaper prepares the list annually. This […]

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Govt to curtail power of GB board

The government is likely to curtail the power of the executive board of Grameen Bank by scrapping the latter’s authority of preparing rules. Finance ministry officials said such a proposal had been inserted in the draft of the Grameen Bank Act 2013 that is scheduled to be placed at the cabinet on Thursday for approval. Besides, the draft act proposed […]

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Injured youth dies at Barisal SBMCH

Akmal Hosen, 26, victim of police-polytechnic student clash at Borhanuddin upazila of Bhola, died at Barisal Sher-E-Bangla Medical College Hospital Monday night. Body of the victim was handed over to his relatives after post mortem Tuesday morning, said Shakhawat Hossain, Barisal Kotwali police station in charge. Two separate cases were lodged in connection with the death of Akmal and ransacking […]

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