Archive for October 5th, 2013

Public univ teachers paid lower than fellows in other countries

Public university teachers in Bangladesh are paid less than what their fellows get paid in many other countries on the count of purchasing power parity. The teachers, who also paid less than their fellows in India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, said that they could hardly live a decent life university teachers with the money they get paid. In such a […]

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Salary of govt pry teachers lower than drivers’

Assistant teachers in government primary schools, who are Class III employees, get paid less than what government transport drivers, office assistants, steno-typists and computer operators, who enjoy the same status, are paid a month. Head teachers, who are also of the same status, however, get paid a little more than government drivers or other staff do. Primary school teachers against […]

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Separate directorate for madrassah edn soon

The government is going to set up a directorate for all government-aided aliya madrassahs, amid opposition by the Association of Bangladesh Civil Service (Education) Cadre, aimed at modernising the education system and making teachers more accountable. The directorate of secondary and higher education now looks after administrative affairs of all the 9,330 aliya madrassahs, which employ more than one lakh […]

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Khaleda addresses rally in Sylhet today

Leaders, activists and supporters of Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Friday lined the road at different points on Dhaka-Sylhet highway braving inclement weather to greet their chairperson Khaleda Zia on her way to Sylhet. Khaleda is scheduled to address a public meeting at Aliya Madrassah maidan this afternoon as part of her current political tour of divisional cities to mobilise support […]

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Four newborns die after given ‘date-expired’ injection

Four newborns died in Tangail General Hospital on Friday after they had been administered injection ‘with their dates expired.’ Parents alleged the the four babies had died between 9:00am and 11:00am a few minutes after being administered injection by a nurse by the name of Rita on prescriptions by physician Syful Islam. The health ministry, meanwhile at night, set up […]

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SQC VERDICT LEAK: ICT employee arrested

The Detective Branch of police on Friday arrested an employee of the International Crimes Tribunal for his alleged involvement in leaking parts of the draft judgement on Salauddin Quader Chowdhury. The detectives claimed that they primarily cracked the clue to the leaking of parts of the draft verdict. The International Crimes Tribunal 1 on October 2 pronounced the judgement sentencing […]

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Political use of religion nurtures extremism: confce

Academicians and political analysts at an international conference on Friday said adoption of secular ideals in state activities in its true sense was the only solution to the growing threat of extremism nurtured by political use of religion in South Asian countries. They pointed out that although the charters of India and Bangladesh were secular, the societies remained the reverse […]

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PM involved in corruption, says Rizvi

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Friday accused the prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, of being personally involved in corruption claiming that her relatives and senior leaders of her party had also made similar allegations against her. BNP’s joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi made the allegations in a press briefing held at the party’s central office in the city in protest […]

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Rivalries for AL tickets deepen in dists as polls near

7Intra-party conflicts, frustration and rivalries for party tickets to contest the next general elections is currently dominating the ruling Awami League at district and upazila levels, the party’s senior leaders have observed during their recent tour of organisational districts. Fifteen teams of the party’s central leaders visited districts and upazilas to make an assessment of its organisational strength and performance […]

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Work unitedly to protect sanctity of Islam: PM

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Friday called upon all concerned to work unitedly for protecting the sanctity of Islam as well as its preaching and expansion. The prime minister said this when a delegation of Bangladesh Jamiatul Modarresin called on her at her official Ganobhaban residence in Dhaka Friday night. The team led by Jamiatul Modareesin president AMM Bahauddin […]

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BNP criticises raid at SQC defence lawyer’s office

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Friday criticised the police raid at Salauddin Quader Chowdhury’s defence lawyer AKM Fakhrul Islam’s chamber and alleged that the government was trying to shift the blame to others for its failure to protect the verdict from being leaked. A team of the Detective Branch of police on Friday afternoon raided the chamber of Fakhrul at […]

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AL wants inclusive elections, says Hasan

The minister for forest and environment, Hasan Mahmud, on Friday rejected the Bangladesh Nationalist Party’s claim that the ruling Awami League wanted to score a goal in a game without any opposition. Addressing a discussion at Institution of Diploma Engineers, he said that the AL always wanted an inclusive and fair election. He said that the BNP was playing hide […]

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3 killed in road mishaps in 3 districts

Three people were killed in separate traffic accidents in Sylhet, Magura and Bagerhat districts on Friday. In Sylhet, a young passerby was killed as a truck ran him over on Sylhet-Tamabil road in Khadimpara Bypass point area of sadar upazila around 12:00pm. The deceased was identified as Afsar Miah, 21, son of Nur Miah of Khadimpara village. The police seized […]

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Fire guts shops, halts traffic in Gazipur

A fire burnt four shops at Chandra intersection on Dhaka-Tangail highway under Kaliakoir Upazila on Friday. Due to the fire traffic on Dhaka-Tangail highway remained suspended for an hour, creating a long tailback. Local sources said at about 7:30am in the morning the flame was instigated at the cotton- bedding shop of one Md Mustaque. Later the fire spread around […]

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People won’t accept one-sided polls: Ershad

Airing doubt whether there will be any timely election, Jatiya Party chairman HM Ershad said that people would not accept any attempt to hold the next polls without the participation of all political parties. ‘There is uncertainty whether the election will be held in time. The people of the country will not accept the election if it is held without […]

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Bangladeshi migrant workers pay highest recruitment cost: WB

Bangladeshi overseas workers are to pay the highest recruitment cost to get low-skilled international jobs, according to a World Bank report released recently. A Bangladeshi worker is likely to spend between US$ 1,935 and US$ 3,870 for a low-skilled job in the Middle East that would pay $ 200 a month, the report said, adding that this is equivalent to […]

October 5, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

MBBS, BDS intake tests held

Health minister AFM Ruhal Haque said on Friday that the results of the combined admission test for public and private medical and dental colleges would be published by Monday. The answer scripts would be sent to the directorate general of health services by Friday night, he said while visiting Arts Building examination centre at Dhaka University. A total of 68,172 […]

October 5, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Yunus urges youth to eradicate global poverty by 2030

Terming the youth ‘the most powerful generation’, Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus has urged them to eradicate poverty from the world by 2030. He made the appeal while presenting his keynote speech on the opening day of the four-day ‘One Young World Summit 2013’ in Johannesburg of South Africa on Wednesday. The world’s largest youth summit kicked off with an elaborate […]

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BNP much ahead of AL in polls campaign: Obaidul

Observing that there is nothing to be worried about the next general elections, communications minister Obaidul Quader on Friday said opposition BNP is much ahead of Awami League in the polls campaign race. ‘The opposition has adopted a dual policy. Although they threatened (the government) with movement, actually they’re preparing for the polls,’ he said while talking to reporters after […]

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Italy ship capsize: Dhaka not yet sure about any BD victim

Bangladesh Mission in Rome is trying to know whether any Bangladeshi national has been affected following a ship capsize off the southern Italian island of Lampedusa while carrying African migrants to Europe. ‘Our mission in Rome informed that they are yet to obtain information whether any Bangladeshi national was victim or affected due to boat capsize in Italy,’ M Shameem […]

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