Archive for October 8th, 2013

ACC presses charges against 25 Hallmark, Sonali officials

The Anti-Corruption Commission on Monday submitted charge sheets in 11 cases against 25 people over the Hallmark-Sonali Bank scam, the country’s biggest ever banking fraud, to a magistrate court in Dhaka. A seven-member investigation team of the commission submitted the long-awaited charges 20 days after its approval, the ACC deputy director Mir Joynul Abdin Shibly said. The commission on September […]

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Govt ratifies extradition treaty with India

The cabinet on Monday ratified the Extradition Treaty signed earlier this year between Bangladesh and India for ‘transfer of sentenced or under-trial persons or anyone wanted by either country for committing crimes.’ ‘India has already ratified the Extradition Treaty that will help both the countries to extradite the wanted criminals through a legal process on request by either country,’ cabinet […]

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BNP-Jamaat plotting to destabilise country: PM

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday alerted the people to the ‘conspiracies’ of Bangladesh Nationalist Party and Jamaat-e-Islami against the country and said the only aim of the two parties was to unleash anarchy to destabilise the country and hinder its progress. ‘The main objective of BNP-Jamaat is to grab public property, indulge in corruption and kill the people as […]

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Street violence across Egypt continues

Suspected militants killed nine people in attacks in Egypt on Monday, a day after clashes between Islamists and police left dozens dead and dashed hopes of restored calm after the ouster of the president, Mohamed Morsi. In south Sinai, a car bomb explosion outside provincial police headquarters killed three policemen, the interior ministry said, and gunmen shot dead six soldiers […]

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Blast in Ctg madrassah leaves 5 injured

A powerful explosion at Jamiatul Ulum Al Islamia Madrassah, headed by Hefajat-e-Islam central leader Mufti Ijaharul Islam, at Lalkhan Bazar in Chittagong on Monday morning left five students badly injured. The explosion occurred around11:00am on the second floor of a three-storey students’ hostel of the madrassah built on a hillock. The police ringed the madrassah complex after the blast and […]

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Hallmark’s illegal structure demolished

The authorities on Monday recovered 5.24 acres government land grabbed by controversial Hallmark Group and bulldozed a number of illegal structures at Phulbaria of Savar upazila, on the outskirts of the capital. Dhaka district administration along with Savar police bulldozed the structures that housed dairy farms, factories and storehouses at Hallmark Industrial Park in the daylong drive. Md Asaduzzaman, executive […]

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4 HuJI men held with explosives, ammunition

The Rapid Action Battalion in separate drives arrested four leaders and activists of banned militant outfit Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami and seized ammunitions and explosives on Sunday evening and early Monday. The arrestees are the outfit’s nayeb-e-ameer for Jessore and Khulna districts Khalilur Rahman, and its finance secretary Sharifuzzaman and members Maksudur Rahman and Md Abdul Quader. Khalilur Rahman is a suspect in […]

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PDB continues power purchase from RPPs after expiry of contracts

The state-run Power Development Board has continued buying electricity from two private rental power plants even after expiry of the contracts with them, officials said. The power board was buying electricity from a diesel-fired 47MW plant of RZ Power in Thakurgaon and a gas-fired 55MW plant of Precision Energy Ltd at Ashuganj in Narsingdi through a ‘verbal order’ passed by […]

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Cellular breakthrough earns trio Nobel for medicine

A trio of US and German scientists won the Nobel Prize for Medicine on Monday for pioneering work on the body’s cell transport system, unlocking insights into diabetes, immune disorders and other diseases. James Rothman and Randy Schekman of the United States and Thomas Suedhof of Germany shared the prize for discovering how molecules vital to cellular functioning are shunted […]

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GB commission gives final report

The government appointed commission on the Grameen Bank on Monday submitted its final report. Finance minister AMA Muhith called it ‘a partial report’ as it gave no recommendations on GB’s 54 associate bodies, said officials preferring anonymity. They said the finance minister had asked the GB commission chairman Mamunur Rashid to prepare another report incorporating the recommendations. A major task […]

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Cabinet concerned over contempt cases affecting admin functions

The cabinet on Monday expressed concern over the High Court decisions on matters relating to contempt of court that allegedly affected the function the executive and hamper its authority to protect the interest of the state. Referring to the recent HC verdict that declared illegal the entire Contempt of Court Act 2013, the weekly cabinet meeting asked the law minister […]

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3 bodies found on rail tracks in Gazipur

The Joydebpur railway police recovered the bodies of three unidentified youth aged about 28 to 30 on Joydebpur–Rajshahi-Khulna rail route on Monday. The bodies were sent to Dhaka Medical College Hospital for post-mortem examinations. However local people managed to rescue one critically injured Sumon Hossain, 28, from Vanara rail crossing area and admitted him to a private clinic at Konabari […]

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AL won’t be allowed to return to power: Fakhrul

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party acting secretary general, Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, on Monday said that the ruling Awami League would not be allowed to come to power for the second time through holding ‘so-called’ general election. He made the remarks at an extended meeting of Jatiyatabadi Swechchhasebak Dal at a city hotel. Fakhrul said that now the main target of […]

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123 more people infected with diarrhoea in N’ganj

Twenty-two more people infected with diarrhoea were admitted to hospitals and 101 others given primary treatment in Narayanganj in last 24 hours since Sunday noon. They had contracted the waterborne disease after drinking contaminated WASA water. A total of 714 people were infected with diarrhoea and two of them died in last eight days. The dead were identified as Mohammad […]

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Polls must be held: EC Nawaz

Election commissioner Shah Nawaz said on Monday the Election Commission must hold the 10th parliamentary polls to uphold the constitutional provision even if it is not inclusive. The commissioner, however, hoped the political parties would do no mistake in taking the ‘right decision’ and they would come to an agreement for holding a participatory election. ‘We always hope for the […]

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Lack of accountability hamper treatment at DMCH: TIB

Patients at Dhaka Medical College Hospital did not get proper treatment due to lack of proper monitoring and accountability, Transparency International Bangladesh said on Monday. TIB in its report also said corruption is institutionalised at DMCH through influence in the appointment process, lifting of government medicines and taking bribe from the patients. The report titled ‘Dhaka Medical College and Hospital […]

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20pc DA for public servants from July 1

The government on Monday issued a gazette notification providing the public servants with 20 per cent dearness allowance as ‘an interim arrangement’ to compensate the inflation. According to the gazette notification, the dearness allowance will be effective from July 1, 2013. The finance ministry, however, in the notification, attached ceilings of maximum hike at Tk 6,000 and minimum at Tk […]

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BSF kills Bangladeshi

A Bangladeshi man died in a grenade attack by the Indian Border Security Force near Agrobhulat frontier under the Benapole port police in Jessore Sunday evening. The victim was Tauhidul Islam Shikder, 23, son of Liakat Ali Shikder of village Goga under Sharsha upazila and a cattle trader of the area. Referring to 23-Border Guard Battalion commanding officer Lieutenant Colonel […]

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Cattle traders land in trouble in city

Cattle traders landed in trouble in the capital as the administration restricted the entry of cattle heads in cattle markets before the scheduled date ahead of Eid-Ul-Azha. Cattle traders have already started converging on the city from different parts of the country with cattle heads for selling them in the city’s cattle markets on the occasion of Eid-Ul-Azha. But they […]

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Nahid warns JU teachers

The education minister, Nurul Islam Nahid, on Monday said that the ministry expected agitating Jahangirnagar University teachers to call off their protests and to perform their professional duties to restore proper academic atmosphere. In a statement, he also warned that the government would take necessary actions to restore normal academic atmosphere and to protect the students’ career. Nahid said that […]

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