Archive for October 4th, 2013

Central bank to regulate Grameen Bank

The cabinet on Thursday approved the draft of the Grameen Bank Bill 2013, providing the Bangladesh Bank with the authority to ‘regulate the micro-credit organisation like other financial institutions.’ The draft proposes increasing the authorised capital of the Nobel-winner Grameen Bank to Tk 1,000 crore from Tk 350 crore and the paid-up capital to Tk 300 crore from Tk 50 […]

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Cabinet sends back draft law to regulate RMG industry

The cabinet on Thursday sent back the draft of the Textiles and Garment Industry Board Bill, 2013 after an altercation between the finance minister and the jute minister over a proposal to regulate the country’s apparel industry. The textiles and jute minister, Abdul Latif Siddique placed the draft law, proposing setting up of a new body to regulate the export-oriented […]

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Patients suffer as medicine traders go on strike

Patients suffered immensely as medicine traders kept their stores shut all over the country on Thursday in protest at the raids by drug administration and law enforcement agencies and seizure of counterfeit and substandard medicines worth Tk 5 crore. The duration of the strike, enforced by Bangladesh Chemists and Druggists Association, was, however, reduced by four hours to 12 hours […]

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SQC verdict leak: DB interrogates ICT officials, clerks

The detectives on Thursday interrogated some of officials and clerks of the International Crimes Tribunal in the case of parts of the verdict sentencing Salauddin Quader Chowdhury to death being leaked. A Detective Branch official said that they had interrogated bench officers of the tribunal. They are Rasheda Begum and Gauranga Chandra. The detectives also seized a computer, CCTV camera […]

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COMMENT ON SQC VERDICT: Prosecution seeks contempt proceeding against Mahbub

The chief war crimes prosecutor, Gholam Arief Tipoo, on Thursday petitioned the International Crimes Tribunal 1 for prosecuting senior Supreme Court lawyer Khandaker Mahbub Hossain on charge of contempt of court for his recent comments on death sentence for BNP lawmaker Salauddin Quader Chowdhury. The tribunal, after hearing the petition, posted for Sunday its order for passing order. The tribunal […]

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Death of Tareque, Mishuk: HC issues rule on transfer of compensation cases to HC

The High Court on Thursday directed a life insurance company and bus owners to explain in three weeks why the cases relating to compensation to families of filmmaker Tareque Masud and cinematographer Mishuk Munier, killed in a road acident in 2011, would not be transferred to the High Court from Manikganj district judges and accident claim tribunal. A bench of […]

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AL’s Rimon wins Borguna 2 by-polls

Ruling Bangladesh Awami League candidate Shawkat Hachanur Rahman Rimon won the by-elections to the Borguna 2 parliamentary constituency on Thursday by a little margin with his lone rival from Islami Andolan Bangladesh. Returning officer Mustafa Faruque told New Age that Hachanur Rahman polled 65,813 votes while Islami Andolan Bangladesh candidate Golam Sarwar Hiru bagged 57,993 votes. The returning officer said […]

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Hasina criticises Khaleda

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Thursday criticised the leader of the opposition in the parliament, Khaleda Zia, saying that the people who could misappropriate orphanage money could not do anything for the welfare of people. ‘They [the BNP] can only spread falsehood to misled people, loot money and establish a reign of terror as they have no responsibility towards […]

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PIL writ petition seeks HC directives to hold election under CTG

A Supreme Court lawyer in a public interest writ petition on Thursday sought High Court’s directives to the authorities to take steps necessary for holding the coming general election under a caretaker government as the Appellate Division said in its verdict. Later, petitioner Eunus Ali Akanda told reporters that he would like to move the petition in the bench of […]

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Nahid asks JU teachers to call off siege

Education minister Nurul Islam Nahid on Thursday asked the teachers of Jahangirnagar University who confined the vice-chancellor to step back from such siege programme, warning that otherwise the government would apply laws through the president. ‘We cannot let the university destroyed before our eyes,’ he told parliament. He also threatened to erase ‘loopholes’ in the acts regarding public universities which ensure autonomy […]

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SQC to get ‘justice’ after rule of law restored: BNP

Bangladesh Nationalist Party acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Thursday said Salauddin Quader Chowdhury would get ‘justice’ after rule of law was restored if a ‘people’s government’ was established through polls under a non-party caretaker government. Addressing a protest demonstration, Fakhrul said BNP standing committee member Salauddin Quader did not get ‘justice’ as there was ‘no rule of […]

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Hydroelectricity from Bhutan, Nepal: India positive to give power transit to Bangladesh, says PK Sinha

Indian power secretary Pradeep Kumar Sinha on Thursday said that New Delhi was ‘very much positive’ in giving power transit to Dhaka for importing electricity from Bhutan and Nepal, the countries having untold hydroelectricity potentials. Bangladesh could also tap hydroelectricity potentials of India’s Arunachal province, he said at a press conference at information ministry on the eve of inauguration of […]

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Law minister underscores good governance in listed companies

Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Barrister Shafique Ahmed underscored the need for ensuring good governance in listed companies to prevent any recurrence of capital market crash. He underlined the importance of strong monitoring by regulatory bodies concerned so that accountability is established in corporate governance, said a statement issued by the Institute of Chartered Secretaries of Bangladesh (ICSB) […]

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Woman killed, husband stabbed in Gazipur forest

Masked men slit the throat of a housewife and stabbed her husband into a forest at Bhabanipur Bairagirvita in Bhawalgar union under Gazipur sadar Wednesday night. The wife was identified as Selina Akter, 27, and the husband as Md Farhad Mollah, 35. Locals said the couple along with their seven-year-old son Sifat went to a private clinic named Medipath Clinic […]

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Tazreen victim’s treatment: HC rebukes govt for failure to comply

The High Court on Thursday rebuked the government for failing to comply with its September 23 order to shift Tazreen Fashions fire victim Sumaya Khatun, who is undergoing treatment in United Hospital in the capital, to Dhaka Medical College Hospital in 72 hours. A bench of Justice Quazi Reza-Ul Hoque and Justice ABM Altaf Hossain, however, gave the secretaries to […]

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EC to examine possibilities of re-introduction of no-vote

Election commissioner Abdul Mobarak on Thursday said the Election Commission would examine whether it can introduce the no-vote system again. Mobarak, who is now in charge of chief election commissioner, said this while receiving a memorandum from Progressive Democratic Alliance at his office. The Progressive Democratic Alliance formed a human chain at the main entrance of the EC secretariat at […]

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Some Dhaka areas to be freed of beggars, minister tells JS

The government has decided to declare some areas of the capital Dhaka free of beggars, the social welfare minister, Enamul Huq Mostafa Shahid, said in the parliament on Thursday. The areas will include the locality around the airport, Sonargaon Hotel, Ruposhi Bangla Hotel and Radisson Hotel, Bayley Road, diplomatic enclave and diplomats’ residential areas. In reply to a question of […]

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WAR CRIMES TRIAL: Nizami’s defence trims witness list to 25

Defence lawyers for war crimes accused detained Jamaat chief Motiur Rahman Nizami on Wednesday trimmed their list of potential witnesses to 25 from 10,111. On July 22, 2012 the defence had submitted the list of 10,111 witnesses for defending their client Defence lawyers submitted the trimmed list as Nizami’s trial was called to session. The judges of the International Crimes […]

October 4, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

PM inaugurates second phase of DMCH

More than six decades of its establishment, Dhaka Medical College Hospital, one of the country’s main healthcare providing hub, has have its second unit with inauguration of 600-bed second phase on Thursday. The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, formally inaugurated the 10-storey Dhaka Medical College Hospital-2 hoping that the expansion would resolve the bed crisis and strengthen the healthcare providing services […]

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Medical admission test today

The combined test for admission in both public and private medical and dental colleges will be held today across the country. ABM Abdul Hannan, director of medical education, told New Age on Thursday that one-hour multiple choice question examination would start at 10:00am with a total of 68,172 students taking the test at 23 centres across the country. Cell phones, […]

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