Archive for October 9th, 2013

HC grants bail to Adilur

The High Court on Wednesday granted interim bail for six months to rights organisation Odhikar secretary Adilur Rahman Khan in a cyber crimes case. A bench of Justice Borhanuddin and Justice KM Kamrul Kader passed the order after hearing a petition filed by Adilur, also a Supreme Court lawyer, challenging an order passed by Cyber Crimes Tribunal in Dhaka on […]

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9 dead in Gazipur factory blaze

At least nine people died in a fire that broke out in four buildings of a knitwear factory at Sripur in Gazipur on Tuesday evening, officials said. The superintendent of police, Abdul Baten, told New Age that he had been reported that eight to 10 people might have been killed. ‘The fire is still raging. It will need more time […]

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ALIM’S WAR CRIMES: Verdict today

The International Crimes Tribunal-2 delivers today its verdict in the war crimes case of detained BNP leader Abdul Alim. ‘We will pronounce the judgement tomorrow,’ the presiding judge, Justice Obaidul Hassan said Tuesday at a full court hearing attended by two other judges, Justice Md Mozibur Rahman Mia and Justice Shahinur Islam. On September 22, on completion of hearing both […]

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Police take little notice of GDs

On July 4 this year, Shahed Kayes, a human rights activist in Narayanganj, filed a General Diary with Sonargaon police station stating that some people had threatened to kill him. Twenty days after the GD was filed – and without the police lifting a finger – Kayes was abducted and his wrist and throat were cut. Luckily he survived. ‘If […]

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Rain casts shadow over first Test

Late showers after two days of bright sunshine have cast a dark shadow over the Bangladesh-New Zealand first Test, which begins at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong today. The two teams were hoping for some sunshine after rain ruined their three-day warm-up match and denied them some valuable practice, and for the last two days they had received […]

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Khaleda favours talks between secys gen

The chairperson of Bangladesh Nationalist Party, Khaleda Zia, has offered a dialogue between her party’s acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir and Awami League general secretary Syed Ashraful Islam on the issue of a non-party neutral government to oversee the next general elections. Khaleda made the offer during a meeting with Chinese ambassador to Bangladesh Li Jun at her […]

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Alleged Shibir men sever RU BCL leader’s tendons

Alleged activists of Islami Chhatra Shibir severed tendons of organising secretary of Rajshahi University unit Bangladesh Chhatra League Shariful Islam Saddam at Binodpura in the city Tuesday noon. The miscreants also fired two rounds leaving another Chhatra League activist Golam Rabbany Tufan injured. The two injured were taken to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital immediately. Head of surgery unit of Rajshahi […]

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Give one more chance to serve nation: PM

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, Tuesday called upon people to vote for Awami League as they did in the last election so the party can serve the nation once again. ‘You have voted for Awami League in the last election. In exchange, AL has given you peace and security. You have got food surplus, free books for your kids, free […]

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JS panel prefers change in RPO to allow MPs doing business with govt

The parliamentary standing committee on law ministry on Tuesday preferred changes in the Representation of the People Order 1972 to allow lawmakers to do business with the government. The committee would, however, finalise its decision on the issue after getting prime minister’s nod and assigned the law minister to her opinion. The meeting of the committee also decided in principle […]

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lobbying for GSP revival: Govt pays $10,000 a week

The Awami League government paid a Washington-based law firm up to $60,000 to lobby the US government against withdrawing GSP tax privileges for Bangladesh in the weeks immediately before the suspension decision was taken, New Age can reveal. In a letter to the foreign ministry, dated 17 May 2013, the law firm said that it would work at a rate […]

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‘God particle’ scientists win Nobel Physics Prize

Peter Higgs of Britain and Francois Englert of Belgium won the Nobel Prize for Physics on Tuesday for conceiving of the so-called ‘God particle’ which confers mass. Higgs, 84, and Englert, 80, were honoured for theorising a particle — discovered last year after an agonising quest — that explains why the Universe has any substance at all. ‘This particle originates […]

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Cattle fattened by drugs selling in Eid market

Cattle being fattened by steroid and hormone medicines are being sold in the cattle markets ahead of Eid-ul-Azha posing serous health concern, the department of livestock officials warned. Representatives of some pharmaceutical companies were persuading the animal quacks in rural areas to prescribe farmers to use steroid and hormone, they said. The dishonest businessmen and farmers were using such harmful […]

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Man found dead

The police recovered the body of an unidentified man from the rooftop of a train at Rajshahi Railway Station on Monday night. Officer-in-charge of Rajshahi Government Railway Police station Alamgir Hossain said the people of the area spotted the body of the man on the rooftop of ‘Rajshahi Silk City’ train from Dhaka when it arrived at the railway station […]

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Saudi preacher jailed for 8 years for raping, killing daughter

A Saudi court sentenced a preacher convicted of raping his five-year-old daughter and torturing her to death to eight years in prison and 800 lashes, a lawyer said on Tuesday. In a case that drew widespread public condemnation in the kingdom and abroad, the court also ordered Fayhan al-Ghamdi to pay his ex-wife, the girl’s mother, one million riyals ($270,000) […]

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Facebook comments on PM: Arrest warrant against NU teacher

A Dhaka court on Tuesday issued a warrant for the arrest of a National University teacher in a defamation case filed for making ‘derogatory comments’ about prime minister Sheikh Hasina and his family in social network Facebook. Dhaka metropolitan magistrate Tarek Mainul Islam Bhuyun issued the warrant after hearing a case filed by pro-Awami League organisation Bangladesh Jononetri Parishad AB […]

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Polytech students rally again, boycott exams

Polytechnic students on Tuesday took to streets boycotting their examinations across the country as their fellows detained during countrywide violence for two days towards the end of September were not released. In Dhaka, the students called off their agitation for the day as activists of the ruling party-backed Bangladesh Chhatra League had assaulted them, witnesses said. The diploma students after […]

October 9, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

MOBARAK’S TRIAL: IO gives evidence

War crimes investigator Shyamal Chowdhury testified on Tuesday that he found incriminating evidence of Mobarak Hossain’s complicity in crimes against humanity committed in Brahminbaria during the Liberation War. He told the International Crimes Tribunal-1 that he probed the charges against the war crimes accused from July 15, 2012 and submitted the investigation report to the chief prosecutor on January 23. […]

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Train passenger murder: None arrested, no progress in investigation

The police till Tuesday failed to arrest anyone in connection with the murder of three train passengers in Gazipur. A murder case has been filed against unnamed people with the Kamalapur GRP station. The railway police on Monday found bodies of three unnamed people, aged between 28 and 30 years, on the Joydebpur–Rajshahi-Khulna railway. Witnesses said that a group eight […]

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Mozena visits Moudud

US ambassador Dan Mozena on Tuesday visited ailing BNP standing committee member Moudud Ahmed at a city hospital. Mozena went to the coronary care unit of United Hospital around 12:00pm where the BNP leader is undergoing treatment and enquired about Moudud’s health condition from physicians. The US ambassador also talked to the BNP leader. Moudud was admitted to the hospital […]

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10th parliamentary polls: 65 pc voters for army deployment: EWG

The Election Working Group revealed on Tuesday that about 65 per cent voters believe it would not be possible to conduct free, fair and credible parliamentary polls without army deployment. The Election commission, meanwhile, said the commission would take a decision regarding army deployment during the polls after weighing the polls-time situation no matter whether the defense services are included […]

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