Archive for October 5th, 2013

Hasina govt surpasses graft record, says B Chowdhury

Bikalpadhara Bangladesh president AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury on Friday said that the Sheikh Hasina government had broken all the previous records of corruption in the country. The people were suffering a lot for price hike of essential commodities, he said, adding that price of onion jumped to Tk 100 per kg. The government had earned a bad name due to tender […]

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Juba Dal man killing: Hartal in Natore’s Boraigram today

Local Juba Dal on Friday called a daylong general strike for today at Boraigram upazila in Natore protesting at the murder of its leader Abul Bashar Master. Natore district unit general secretary of BNP Aminul Haque, on the behalf of Juba Dal, announced the shutdown protesting the killing of Abdul Bashar Master, Juba Dal upazila unit vice-president, who was shot […]

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Vested property must be returned to real owners

Politicians, academics and religious minority leaders on Friday at a seminar urged the government to take immediate steps for the implementation of the amended law on vested property so that the real owners could get back their lands enlisted as vested property. They said that the government should issue decree to return the vested property to the original owners or […]

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Four newborns die

The condition of his child deteriorated rapidly after the administration of the injection and the child died within half an hour, he said. All the physicians and staff left the hospital immediately after the incident and most of the officials concerned had switched off their mobiles. The parents left the hospital along with the bodies after wailing there for some […]

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BUPF issues ultimatum to govt to meet its demands

Leaders of Bangladesh Union Parishad Forum said on Friday that they would stage a protest rally in Dhaka on November 12 if the government didn’t meet their 8-point demand by October 24. They gave the government an ultimatum at a press briefing held at Dhaka Reporters Unity, said a press release. The leaders said that the government was yet to […]

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Sense of insecurity prevails among UP chairmen

Three union parishad chairmen in Paikgachha and Dumuria upazilas of Khulna district had filed general diaries with the police stations, seeking security of their lives. They are Kazi Abdus Salam Bachchu, chairman of Godiapur union, and Ruhul Amin Biswas, chairman of Garhuikhali union under Paikgachha and Molla Mosharef Hossain Mofiz, chairman of Sadar union under Dumuria. They had lodged general […]

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Vitamin A plus campaign today

The government will administer today vitamin A plus capsules to the children under five across the country with a view to preventing childhood blindness, reducing child mortality and strengthening their immune system. More than 21 million children aged between six months and five years are expected to be fed high-powered vitamin A capsules under the national vitamin A plus campaign. […]

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Data on deceased migrant workers being digitised

The Wage Earners Welfare Board has started to digitise the documents of deceased migrant workers to provide quick and correct information about deaths and compensations of the migrants. Officials concerned said that till October 3 they had processed data on compensations for the deaths of about 3,000 Bangladeshi migrant workers. The board has also decided to launch a website of […]

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DLA to hold rallies in divisional cities

Democratic Left Alliance, a combine of eight left parties, will hold rallies in divisional cities from October 24 to November 5 aiming to strengthen the left alternative force out of the influence of two major political parties — Awami League and Bangladesh Nationalist Party. The decision was taken at a meeting of the central steering committee of the alliance held […]

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Saudi Arabia to recruit maids, drivers from Bangladesh

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will recruit maids and drivers from 12 Asian countries, including Bangladesh, as it has been facing shortage of those types of workers recently. The other Asian countries are Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Cambodia, Nepal, Laos and India. The oil-rich kingdom, which employs tens of thousands of maids and drivers, already recruited those from […]

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$500mn WB fund for poorest

The World Bank will provide Bangladesh US$ 500 million for the Safety Net Systems for Poorest project that will benefit around four million poorest households in the country. The government on Friday signed a financing agreement to this effect with the International Development Association, the World Bank’ s concessionary arm, to support major safety net programmes implemented by the ministry […]

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7 Bangladeshis nabbed from Benapole border

The Border Guard Bangladesh members arrested seven Bangladeshi men from Gatipara frontier under the Benapole port police Thursday evening. The arrestees were Shymal, 22, Sazal, 28, Razib, 17, Masud, 22, Chhintu, 25, Babu, 23 and Batu Mia, 22, hailed from Faridpur and Gopalgonj and they were arrested while going to India illegally for better job. They were handed over to […]

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UNO foils childmarriages in Rajshahi

The Durgapur Upazila Nirbahi officer foiled two child marriages at village Zaluka and Gopalpara under Durgapur upazila in Rajshahi. The UNO, Akter Nahar, along with a team of upazila officials and police, foiled the marriage of Arjida Khatun, 11, a student of Class V, and daughter of Azizul Islam of village Zaluka with Anfor Ali, 14, son of late Hadek Ali […]

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Detectives nab 6 muggers: Firearms, 6 cars, 8 motorbikes seized

The Detective Branch arrested six members of private car and motorcycle carjacker team in different drives in the capital on Thursday. They also seized two firearms with bullets, six private cars and eight motorcycles. The arrested were identified as Nesar Hossain Nasir, Al Amin Riaz, Mizanur Rahman Mirza, Monjur Elahi Pakhi, Babu and Titu Patwari. At a press brief on […]

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BNP involved in Skype, verdict leak scams, says Suranjit

Minister without portfolio Suranjit Sengupta on Friday claimed that the Bangladesh Nationalist Party was directly involved in the Skype and the war crimes tribunal verdict leakage scams. He said the persons involved in both the scams should be brought under the speedy trial tribunal. Addressing a discussion in the city, he said that there was no scope to raise questions […]

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Many return empty-handed as train tickets sell out

Most of the advance tickets are sold out within a few hours after the counters open every day at Dhaka and Chittagong railway stations, with a large number of people, who wish to celebrate Eid-ul-Azha and Durga Puja in their village homes, returning empty-handed. The Bangladesh Railway began selling advance tickets on Wednesday while officials at the Kamalapur railway station […]

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3 new police stations of KMP open today

Three new police stations under Khulna Metropolitan Police will be opened today. The home minister, Mohiuddin Khan Alamgir, will inaugurate the police stations in a ceremony to be held at Boyra Police Lines in the city. Police commissioner of KMP Shafiqur Rahman told the news agency that all official procedures have been completed for the opening of the three new […]

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JU VC meets confined registrars

Vice-chancellor of Jahangirnagar University Professor Anwar Hossain on Friday met with the confined registrar Abu Bakar Siddique and deputy registrar Abu Hasan at registrar building on the campus. Terming the teachers’ movement as ‘inhuman’, the VC urged the teachers to free the registrars and withdraw sit-in in front of VC’s residence. The agitating teachers under the banner ‘Shadharan Shikkhak Forum’ […]

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Jibanananda Award distributed in Barisal

A daylong programme marking Jibanananda Award distribution was held in Barisal on Friday. The late poet Khandakar Ashraf Hossain got the award for his poetic works and Shantanu Kaisar for his prose works on this occasion. The programme was jointly organised by Adda, Dhansiri of Barisal, Sahitya Saikat of Rajapur, Jhalakati and little magazine ‘Durba’ of Gopalganj. The inaugural session […]

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Rain disrupts Ctg civic life

Heavy rainfall for the last two consecutive days under the influence of deep convection formed over North Bay caused serious disruption in civic life, port and businesses activities in the Chittagong city. The coastal regions of Chittagong were swept by a wind-driven surge by 2-3 feet above the normal tide, official sources said. Patenga Meteorological office measured 109mm of rainfall […]

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