Archive for October 6th, 2013

Uncertainty looms over polls

Uncertainty looms over the next parliamentary elections with no signs of negotiations between the ruling Awami League and Bangladesh Nationalist Party that could result in the opposition participating in the polls. Despite mounting pressure from various quarters at home and abroad to initiate negotiations over the polls, both the ruling Awami League and the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party have […]

October 6, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

Militancy to return if BNP voted to power: Hasina

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Satuday called upon the people to reelect Awami League for continuation of development trend, saying that terrorism, militancy and corruption would come back if BNP comes to power. ‘Bangladesh would be turned into a country of militancy, terrorism and corruption again and all development activities will be stopped if BNP comes to power,’ she […]

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Resist unilateral polls: Khaleda

Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia on Saturday asked leaders and activists of the BNP-led opposition alliance to immediately constitute polling centre-based action committees to resist general elections if Awami League wanted to hold unilateral polls. She gave the instruction while addressing a large public meeting at Aliya Madrassah Maidan in Sylhet city organised by the local unit of the […]

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N’ganj water supply: Two people die

Two people died of diarrhoea and more than 560 others contacted the disease after drinking ‘contaminated’ supply water in Narayanganj in six days. The Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research will send a five-member team to the spot today to collect samples and examine the situation, the institute director, Mahmudur Rahman, told New Age on Saturday. ‘The civil surgeon […]

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Booking clerk killed at Kamalapur

A booking clerk was found strangled inside the booking office at the Kamalapur railway station early Saturday. The assailants also took away about Tk 15 lakh earned from advance ticket sales. The Kamalapur GRP officer-in-charge, Abdul Majid, also suspected that the killing took place between 1:30am and 5:00am. The deceased, Israfil Hossain, 60, was a contractual employee of the Bangladesh […]

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Eminent citizens concerned about threat to New Age editor, his family

A group of eminent citizens on Saturday voiced their concern about the threat an unnamed caller had issued to the New Age editor, Nurul Kabir, and his family. Nurul Kabir and his family received a threat from an unnamed caller on October 3. The caller, who introduced him as Shahadat, a wanted criminal, demanded money from the editor’s wife Fauzia […]

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Citizens want nat’l unity to combat religious extremism

Eminent citizens on Saturday called upon all pro-liberation to build up a strong resistance against sectarian forces and religious extremists as they formed an 11-member national council of Bangladesh Rukhe Darao, a platform to combat communalism, at its national convention on Saturday. Speakers at the convention in the capital also urged progressive activists to go from door to door to […]

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India steadfast partner of Bangladesh: Manmohan

Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday said New Delhi would remain a steadfast and long-term partner in Bangladesh’s development efforts to make the country strong and prosperous. ‘Bangladesh is one of the fastest growing economies in South Asia and its achievements in meeting the Millennium Development Goals stand as an example for the rest of the world, ‘ he […]

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3 robbers lynched

Three robbers died after mass beating in Rangpur and Munshiganj early Saturday. Two highway robbers, including the ringleader, were killed in a lynch-mob attack in Paglapir area of Sadar upazila in Rangpur early Saturday. The deceased were identified as Saju Mia, 40, and Badsha Mia, 34. Both of them hailed from Chowdhurypara in Gangachhara upazila of the district. The police […]

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Three cops held over robbery charges

Three policemen were arrested on Saturday from Tanti Bazar area in the capital for their alleged involvement in a robbery. The arrested were identified as Cantonment police sub-inspector Abdul Quiyum and constables Khayer and Alamgir. Police confirmed that the three went to the area to extort money from the owner of a house. Kamal Pasha, assistant commissioner (Kotwali zone), told […]

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JCD, Shibir men scuffle at Khaleda rally venue

  Activists of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal and Islami Chhatra Shbiir scuffled at the venue of public meeting of the BNP chairperson, Khaleda Zia, on Saturday. The incident took place about 2:00pm in the Aliya Madrassah ground over taking position close to the dais. According to witnesses, activists of Chhatra Shibir, the student wing of Jamaat-e-islam, had occupied the area close […]

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Digital baby screen for sperm donors

A service that digitally weaves together the DNA of prospective parents to check for potential disease in thousands of ‘virtual babies’ is set to launch in the US by December, BBC online reported. New York start-up Genepeeks will initially focus on donor sperm, simulating before pregnancy how the genetic sequence of a female client might combine with those of different […]

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Jamaat should be denied right to politics, says Maududi’s son

Syed Haider Farooq Maududi, son of Jamaat-e-Islami’s founder Sayyid Abul Ala Maududi, on Saturday said that Jamaat should be denied the right to do politics in Bangladesh on the grounds that illegitimate children are denied the right to inheritance. He made the comment at the concluding session of the two-day conference on ‘Religion and Politics: South Asia’ on Saturday in […]

October 6, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Record supply of sacrificial animals in northern markets

Supply of sacrificial animals has marked an all-time record in the northern districts while the sale is yet to get momentum despite lower price with less than two weeks ahead of the upcoming Eid-ul-Azha. According to sources in the bigger cattle markets, the cattle-rearers are facing tough situation for lower animal price and fearing losses because of the record supply […]

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Vitamin A plus campaign held

National vitamin A plus campaign was observed across the country on Saturday with an aim to prevent childhood blindness, reduce child mortality and strengthen their immune system. The government set target of feeding high-powered vitamin A capsules to more than 21 million children aged between six months and five years under national vitamin A plus campaign. The health staff working […]

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Hartal ends peacefully in Natore’s Boraigram

A daylong general strike enforced by local Juba Dal protesting at the killing of its leader Abul Bashar Master ended in Boraigram upazila of Natore without any untoward incident on Saturday. The police dispersed a group of pickets when they tried to gather in Manikpur area in the morning. Vehicular movement was almost normal as two highways – Natore-Pabna-Kushtia and […]

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Journalist ABM Musa honoured

Senior journalist ABM Musa was honoured on Saturday at Dhaka University for his remarkable contributions to the flourishing of national media. Dhaka University Mass Communication and Journalism Alumni Association organised the reception at the Professor Mojaffar Ahmed Chowdhury Auditorium in social science building marking its founding anniversary. The alumni association presented Musa with a crest and a shawl. Dhaka University […]

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10 killed in road mishaps in 6 dists

Ten people were killed and 36 others injured in separate road accidents in Sylhet, Comilla, Bogra, Barguna, Jhenaidah and Satkhira districts on Saturday. In Sylhet, three unidentified people, including a woman, were killed and 30 passengers injured in a head-on collision between two buses on Dhaka-Sylhet highway in Teromile area of Balaganj upazila in the afternoon. The injured were whisked […]

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Rampal power plant: Oil, Gas Committee holds countrywide protests

The national oil and gas committee on Saturday urged the government to drop the idea of setting up the coal fired power plant at Rampal to save the Sunderbans. Speaking at a protest rallies in the city and elsewhere in the country committee leaders said that the coal fired power plant would damage the Sunderbans, the world’s biggest mangrove forest. […]

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Probe into death of four newborn babies starts

A three-member committee, formed by the health ministry, on Saturday started investigating the reasons for the death of four newborn babies at Tangail General Hospital. The four newborn babies died at the hospital on Friday after they had been administered ‘date-expired’ injection. Nahrin Nasrin, head of the three-member committee, visited the hospital on Saturday. The other two members of the […]

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