Archive for October 7th, 2013

Tannery relocation likely to be delayed

New conditions put forward by the owners could further delay the long over due shifting of the highly polluting leather industry from Hazaribagh a densely populated area in the city to Savar, officials said. The owners want permission to raise commercial and residential buildings on the land at Hazaribagh after shifting their tanneries to Savar, 30 km from the capital. […]

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Fresh admin changes in the making

The government has started to organise a major reshuffle in the bureaucracy, at both the field and top administrative levels, in the run-up to the forthcoming elections scheduled by the government for January next year. Secretaries to the key ministries, including local government, education and home, are likely to be changed in a few days according to the latest plan, […]

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Jamaat-Shibir stages demo in city, elsewhere

Activists of Jamaat-e-Islami and Islami Chhatra Shibir brought out processions in the capital and elsewhere on Sunday as part of their countrywide demonstrations to press for release of its leaders convicted in war crimes cases or facing trials. Police and witnesses said some Jamaat-Shibir activists had brought out a sudden procession at Mohammadpur in the city at around 10:00am. They […]

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Security guard killed at ATM booth in city

A security guard at an ATM booth was killed by unidentified assailants in front of the booth at Mohammadpur in the capital early Sunday. Enamul Haque, 22, an employee of private security provider Elite Force, had been working for Dutch-Bangla Bank’s fast track automated teller machine booth at P-28, Nurjahan Road at Mohammadpur. Police recovered the body of Enamul lying […]

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20pc DA for govt employees with maximum ceiling announced

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday announced 20 per cent dearness allowance for the public officials and employees just three months ahead of the next general election. She made the announcement at a meeting with the Professionals Coordination Council at the city’s Bangabandhu Conference Centre. The DA will benefit about 1.2 million public servants. Her announcement, however, contains maximum ceiling […]

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Sole witness in Molla death penalty case gave contradictory accounts

The sole witness in the 1971 war crimes case where the Appellate Division ruled that Jamaat leader Quader Molla should receive the death penalty had given two previous accounts in which she did not mention Molla’s presence at the scene of her family’s murder. In one of the accounts, given in September 2007 to a Liberation War Museum researcher, Momena […]

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Maximum 14 years in jail for cyber crimes

The parliament on Sunday passed a bill increasing penalties for cyber crimes setting a minimum of seven years’ imprisonment and a maximum of 14 years or a fine of Tk 1 crore or both, ignoring protests by civic forums and rights groups. The information and communications technology minister, Mostafa Faruque Mohammad, moved the Information and Communication Technology (Amendment) Bill 2013 […]

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Girl raped in police station

Five police constables have allegedly raped a girl in their custody at Gaibandha’s Govindaganj police station. According to a case on a court order, the girl has been identified by police as a 17-year-old who hailed from Bhanga in Faridpur district. She is currently at safe custody in Gaibandha district jail. According to Govindaganj police station’s OC Sheikh Delwar Hossain, […]

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Khaleda doesn’t want me to exist, says PM

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Sunday hit back at opposition leader Khaleda Zia saying that the latter wanted a ‘Hasina-free Bangladesh’ to save the war criminals and put them in state power. ‘She [Khaleda] does not want me because in my absence she can save the war criminals and rehabilitate them in state power… but she cannot protect them […]

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COMMENTS ON SQC VERDICT: Mahbub served show cause notice

The International Crimes Tribunal-1 on Sunday sent a show cause notice asking senior Supreme Court lawyer Khandaker Mahbub Hossain to explain by October 21 why contempt proceedings would not be drawn against him for his remarks on the verdict against Salauddin Quader Chowdhury. The respondent, also Bangladesh Bar Council vice chairman, was exempted from personal appearance in the tribunal considering […]

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PM opens Rampal coal-fired power plant

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Saturday set rolling the 1,320MW Rampal coal-fired thermal power plant near Sundarban and advised critics of the project to visit the Barapukuria coal-fired power plant to understand the impact it could leave on Sundarban. Hasina also inaugurated the commercial import of power from India at the 500MW Bherama substation in Kushtia and addressed a […]

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Bahaddarhat Flyover Collapse: Victims’ families left in lurch

The much-talked about Bahaddarhat Flyover construction is expected to be completed in days. Prime Minister Shiekh Hasina is likely to open the flyover to traffic on October 12, said Chittagong Development Authority. But there has been no headway in 11 months since a case was filed after a 130 feet girder of the under construction flyover collapsed on November 24 […]

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Maududi’s son says he will help ICT try Jamaat

Syed Haider Farooq Maududi, son of Jamaat-e-Islami’s founder Sayyid Abul Ala Maududi, on Sunday said he would assist the International Crimes Tribunal if it held trial of Jamaat as a party linked with the genocide and crimes committed against humanity in 1971. Haidar Farooq made the pledge when he met with the leaders of the Ghatak Dalal Nirmul Committee at […]

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BGB put on alert to stop rawhide smuggling to India

The Border Guard Bangladesh chief in an internal meeting instructed the battalion-level commanding officers on Sunday to remain alert along the frontiers to stop smuggling of rawhide to India from the day of Eid-Ul-Azha. The BGB officers were also asked to ensure the management of the 26-cattle corridors with the neighbouring India so that the sacrificial animals can be brought […]

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JS apprised of SQC’s sentence

Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury on Sunday apprized Parliament of the death sentence handed down to Salauddin Quader Chowdhury, MP, for his 1971 crimes against humanity. The Rules of Procedure makes in obligatory for the authorities to inform the Speaker about the conviction or arrest of any Member of Parliament. Accordingly, the Speaker must inform Parliament about the matter. The International […]

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EC hopes BNP to backtrack on resisting polls, says Hafiz

Election Commissioner Abu Hafiz hoped on Sunday the opposition would reach a consensus backtracking on its position to resist the polls for the sake of the betterment of the country and its people. The election commissioner also expressed doubt whether only framing ‘tough electoral code of conduct’ would ensure a level playing field during the general elections. ‘I do not […]

October 7, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Services of 10 HC judges regularised

The services of 10 additional High Court judges were regularised on Sunday. The president, Md Abdul Hamid, appointed the 10 High Court judges prior to completion of their two-year tenure as additional judges. The 10 judges had sworn in office as additional High Court judges on October 20, 2011. ‘The appointments will come into effect from their swearing in office,’ […]

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Warrant issued for arrest of Mridha

A court in Chittagong issued a warrant for the arrest of suspended railway officer Yousuf Ali Mridha and three others in connection with one of the three cases the Anti-Corruption Commission filed on charge of corruption in recruitment. Yousuf, the suspended general manager of the railway’s eastern zone now reported to be living in Canada, was caught with a microbus […]

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Training in journalism ends at BAU

The certificate award ceremony of the 10-day fundamental training on journalism for Bangladesh Agricultural University journalists was held on the campus in Mymensingh on Sunday. The acting BAU deans’ council convener SD Chowdhury attended the programme as chief guest while the New Age managing editor, Sohel Manzur, the Samakal executive editor, Mustafiz Shafi, and the news editor of ATN News, […]

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HC rejects writ petition on Rampal power plant project

The High Court on Sunday summarily rejected a writ petition that had sought to halt the foundation stone laying of Rampal power plant project near the Sundarbans forest until an assessment of the environmental impact of the project was conducted. A bench of Justice M Moazzam Husain and Justice Md Badruzzaman rejected the petition observing that there was no expert […]

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