Archive for October 3rd, 2013

ICT confirms parts of SQC verdict leaked

The International Crimes Tribunal on Wednesday said that ‘some parts’ of the draft of the judgement which on Tuesday sentenced BNP standing committee member Salauddin Quader Chowdhury to death had been leaked. The tribunal’s registrar filed a general diary with the Shahbagh police in this regard and the Detective Branch launched an investigation. The general diary the ICT registrar AKM […]

October 3, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

Bangladesh embarks on nuclear power programme

Bangladesh on Wednesday embarked on a nuclear power programme as the prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, inaugurated the first phase work of the much-awaited Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant Project in Pabna. ‘After decades of speculation, plans and programmes, commissioning of Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant is going to be a reality heralding a new era for Bangladesh. This is indeed a joyful […]

October 3, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

BNP surprised over SQ Chy verdict: Fakhrul

Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Wednesday said they were surprised at the International Crimes Tribunal-1 verdict that handed down death sentence to Salauddin Quader Chowdhury, a member of the party’ national standing committee, for committing genocide and killings during the Liberation War in 1971. BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir flanked by standing committee members and senior leaders at […]

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SQC membership in parliament: EC to wait until final judgment

Election Commissioner Zabed Ali on Wednesday said the commission would not take any decision regarding cancellation of the parliamentary membership of Salauddin Quader Chowdhury unless the case is disposed of by the appellate division. The election commissioner also said the commission ‘will have to wait until the decision on presidential clemency to Salauddin is made’ before taking any step regarding […]

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ICT refutes claim that Justice Hasnain was denied permission to testify for SQC

The International Crimes Tribunal registrar on Wednesday dismissed as ‘incorrect’ the allegation that Justice Shamim Hasnain was denied permission to testify for death row convict Salauddin Quader Chowdhury at the trial stage. There is no truth in the claims of the lawyers of the accused and the members of his family that his rights were infringed due to denial of […]

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Foreign investments by local businesses okayed

The finance minister, Abul Maal Abdul Muhith, approved a five-year road map withdrawing restrictions on capital account convertibility allowing local businessmen to invest abroad and facilitates foreign direct investments in the country. Muhith approved the road map that the Bangladesh Bank worked out on Monday. He directed the central bank to act on the latest decision so that business environment […]

October 3, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

Vote AL again for progress, says PM

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Wednesday urged the people to cast their vote again for the Awami League-led alliance for country’s development, peace and prosperity. ‘BNP and its allies’ going to power again would not only be frustrating for war crimes trial, but also be a big blow to country’s development,’ she said at a big public rally here. […]

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90pc high rise buildings in city lack environmental clearance

Over 90 per cent high-rise buildings were erected in the capital city and the adjoining areas without caring to take mandatory clearance from the Department of Environment, said DoE officials. Owners took environmental clearance before constructing 1,256 high-rise buildings from 1997 to 2013, they said. During the same period, they said, the owners took environmental clearance for 10 high-rise buildings […]

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New Age editor, family threatened

The New Age editor, Nurul Kabir, and members of his family received a threat from an unnamed caller on Tuesday. The caller, who introduced him as the wanted criminal Shahadat, demanded money from the editor’s wife Fauzia Sultana and asked Nurul Kabir to stop ‘talking tough’ in talk-shows. Nurul Kabir later filed a general diary with the Uttara Paschim police […]

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JU teachers sit in at VC’s house

The General Teachers Forum composed of a section of teachers in Jahangirnagar University kept confined the registrar and the deputy registrar (academic) to their offices for the third consecutive day and sat in in front of the vice-chancellor house for the second consecutive day on Wednesday. In protest at the General Teachers Forum members sitting in in front of the […]

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Prison guards organise protests seeking increase in risk allowance

Prison guards in most of the country’s overcrowded jails have since Tuesday been taking part in non-violent protests, demanding an increase in their risk allowance to match the amount the government has agreed to give to the police. The guards are also threatening to stop transporting prisoners between courts and jail if their demands are not met. The government recently […]

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Hartal fizzles out in Chittagong

Chittagong witnessed a lacklustre hartal on Wednesday as there was no pickets on street and transports within the port city were seen plying normally in large number without and resistance from the hartal organisers. Police arrested at least nine people in connection with attempted picketing from Kajir Deori and in front of BNP office at Nasimon Bhabon under Kotwali Police […]

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Boy crushed under train

A 12-year-old boy was crushed under the wheels of a train at Sitakundu upazila in Chittagong Weednesday morning. The victim was identified as Robin, 12, son of Mohammad Robiul Alam, from Sheikhpara of Sitakundu upazila, and a student of Class VI at the local high school. Robin received serious injury when he went under the train wheels on Dhaka-Chittagong railway […]

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Barguna 2 by-polls today

The by-elections to the parliamentary constituency Barguna 2 will be held today. Two candidates — Shawkat Hachanur Rahman Rimon from the ruling Bangladesh Awami League and Golam Sarwar Hiru from Islami Andolan Bangladesh — are contesting the polls. The polls will be continued uninterruptedly from 8:00am to 4:00pm with the authorities declaring a public holiday in the constituency. AL candidate […]

October 3, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

BR starts selling advance tickets for Eid

The Bangladesh Railway on Wednesday started selling advance tickets, with people crowding the Kamalapur railway station in the capital to buy the ticket standing in queues for hours. Many people, however, returned empty-handed even after waiting in queues for hours as the day’s tickets had already been sold out. The authorities started selling the advance tickets on the occasion of […]

October 3, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Barriers to ending child marriage must go

Patriarchal notions of the girl as a burden must change to stop child marriage, rights activists said Wednesday. Speaking at a roundtable at National Press Club, they said that a change in outlook was essential for the overall development of the girl child. The values that undermine the role and status of the girl child and limit their choices and […]

October 3, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Rajuk starts razing 9-storey building

The city development authorities, Rajdhani Unnayan Kartipakkha, on Wednesday started razing a nine-storey building at Kuril which was built without approval of Rajuk. A Rajuk enforcement team, led by its magistrate Rokon-ud Doula, started demolishing the building Wednesday morning. Gazi Obaidul Kabir is the owner of the 200/7 house situated on Kuril Bishwa Road. Though he has a 5-katha land, […]

October 3, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Security tightened ahead of Puja, Eid

The Dhaka Metropolitan Police commissioner Benazir Ahmed on Wednesday said that they have taken all out security measures ahead of Durga Puja and Eid-ul-Azha to make sure that law and order situation does not worsen during the two religious festivals. The commissioner said they were not upset by some killing incidents in recent times. ‘We would reinforce our vigilance so […]

October 3, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

10 injured as agents clash with cops at Rajshahi passport office

At least 10 people, including three cops, were injured as agents clashed with lawmen and snatched their detained member at the passport office in Rajshahi city on Wednesday. Among the injured three policemen were admitted to Rajshahi Police Lines Hospital and two agents were admitted to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital while others took first aid. The passport office has been […]

October 3, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Gas crisis deepens in Narayanganj

Hundreds of consumers in Narayanganj city and its outskirts have been facing gas crisis for a long time, but the authorities concerned are yet to take necessary measures to ease the problem. Local residents and different organisations are staging demonstrations in protest at the gas crisis which has deepened in recent times. Seeing no end to the gas crisis, most […]

October 3, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

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