Archive for October 12th, 2013

Home-goers stream out of Dhaka

Home-bound people swarmed railway stations and bus and launch terminals on Friday to celebrate Eid-ul-Azha and Durga Puja in their country homes as passengers continued to suffer waiting in tailbacks for hours on different highways. About a 50-kilometre tailback on Dhaka-Tangail-Bangabandhu Bridge highway from Gorai in Mirzapur upazila to Elenga in Kalihati from early Friday caused untold sufferings to passengers, […]

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Mayor Hanif Flyover opens to traffic

The Mayor Mohammad Hanif Flyover, hitherto the largest road infrastructure in Bangladesh, was opened to traffic on Friday, opening up a new horizon in the country’s communication system. The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, inaugurated the much-awaited 11.8-kilometre flyover, terming it as a gift of the upcoming Eid-ul-Azha for the city dwellers meaning the countrymen from the present Awami League government. […]

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Govt fails to send deceived pilgrims to KSA

The government has launched an inquiry into the fraudulence committed by a group of private hajj management agencies that resulted in about 200 pilgrims failing to fly to Saudi Arabia to perform hajj this year. The intending pilgrims along with their family members on Friday waited at Ashkona Hajj camp for hours following the government assurances of sending them to […]

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Gulistan-Jatrabari most expensive flyover

The 11km Gulistan-Jatrabari elevated motor way has become the most expensive flyover in the country as its construction costs about Tk 200 crore per kilometre, experts said. The cost of the much-hyped fly-over, constructed by the Orion Group, a private builder, has escalated to Tk 2,053 crore, over three times than Tk 670 crore it was estimated to cost in […]

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OPCW wins Nobel Peace Prize

The OPCW, an obscure body recently thrust into the spotlight by the Syria crisis, on Friday won the Nobel Peace Prize for its work to rid the world of chemical weapons. The UN-backed Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) was honoured ‘for its extensive efforts to eliminate chemical weapons,’ Nobel Committee chairman Thorbjoern Jagland said in announcing the […]

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Two killed in AL-BNP clash

A ruling Awami League activists and a Bangladesh Nationalist Party man were killed and many injured as the activists of the two rival parties clashed at Nikli upazila of Kishoreganj on Friday afternoon. The deceased were identified as BNP activist Kanchan, 45, and Awami League activist Wajkuruni, 30. The superintendent of police in Kishoreganj, Md Anwar Hossain, told New Age […]

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BNP to rally young turks for ‘final push’

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party has started a process for constituting polling centre-based ‘all-party action committees’ across the country mainly with young people to ‘resist’ any plan of the Awami League-led government to hold a ‘unilateral’ election. The action committees would also take preparations for taking the current movement to a ‘final stage’ to realise the demand for holding the next […]

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ACC again seeks finance ministry nod for Tk 1.3cr in reward

The Anti-Corruption Commission has again sought approval from the ministry of finance for payment of Tk 1.3 crore to Ferdous Ahmed Khan, special assistant to the prime minister, as ‘reward’. The ACC official said Ferdous Ahmed Khan, local partner of London-based Octokhan Chartered Accountants and Management Consultants, had helped recovery of Tk 13.15 crore in 2012 that Arafat Rahman, the […]

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40cr children trapped in abysmal poverty, says WB report

Around 7.21 crore people came out of extreme poverty in 2010 from the level of 1981, while 40 crore children are still trapped in abysmal condition of curse of poverty, said World Bank President Jim Yong Kim on Thursday. Jim made this comment at a press briefing at the headquarters of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) ahead of the WB-IMF […]

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Body recovered after Karnaphuli boat capsize

The body of one of the three persons missing in a trawler capsize in the Karnaphuli River in Chittagong has been recovered. An oil tanker had hit the fishing trawler around Friday noon near the Totar Baaper Haat. Fishermen Md Hossain, Yunus and Babul had been missing since the accident. The body of Hossain was recovered at around 8:30pm, said […]

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Adilur released on bail

Rights organisation Odhikar’s secretary Adilur Rahman Khan was released on Friday on bail granted by the High Court more than two months after being arrested in connection with a cyber crimes case. Kashimpur Central Jail’s part 1 deputy jailer Mushfiqur Rahim told New Age that they had released Adilur from the jail at about 10:00am after examining the documents. Adilur’s […]

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Huge cyclone bears down on India

A ‘very severe’ cyclone gathered pace as it bore down on India’s east coast Friday where the military mobilised to help evacuation efforts and panicked locals recalled a devastating storm in 1999. The air force sent teams to assist local disaster agencies moving people out of the path of Cyclone Phailin, expected to make landfall early on Saturday evening accompanied […]

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Ctg port to allow berthing of large vessels from December

Chittagong Port Authority (CPA) is getting ready to welcome the berthing of large sized vessels at its jetties from December this year in a bid to slash the cost incurred against import and export cargos handled through this premier port. Port officials said it would also gear up container handling operation by allowing the entry of big ships. ‘We already […]

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No decision on flying drones: Pankaj

The Indian high commissioner in Dhaka, Pankaj Saran, has urged all to not read too much into media reports that the Indian border guards plan to fly drones along the Bangladesh frontiers. He made the comment on Wednesday while visiting Akhaura land port with an Indian home ministry delegation to see the progress of their infrastructure development project. Replying to […]

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Hosiery factory burnt in Gaibandha

A hosiery factory was gutted in a fire that broke out at Bongram village in Gobindaganj upazila on Friday. Local people said the fire originated at a go-down of the factory at noon and soon it engulfed the whole factory. On information, a firefighting unit from Sonatala upazila headquarters of Bogra district put out the blaze after an hour of […]

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BNP activist killed

An activist of Bangladesh Nationalist Party was chopped to death at Dhobra under Shahbazpur union of Shibganj upazila in Chapainawabganj district on Thursday night. The deceased was identified as Salauddin, 26, son of Lal Mohammad. Police and local sources said that when Salauddin was returning home riding his bycycle from Kanshat Bazar at around 9pm, a group of miscreants numbering […]

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Govt out to create ‘civil war-like situation’: BNP

The opposition BNP on Friday alleged that the government is conspiring to create a civil-war-like situation in the country with an aim to cling to power by averting the next general election. ‘We’re apprehending that the government is hatching a plot to create a civil war-like situation in the country to avoid the election. The remarks of the prime minister’s […]

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Journalist Amir Khasru escaped kidnap attempt

Miscreants tried to kidnap senior journalist Amir Khasru on Thursday midnight in front of his house on Green Road. He, however, escaped the kidnap attempt and safely entered the house. Amir Khasru, also amaderbudhbar.com editor, filed a general diary with Sher-e-Banglanagar police station on Friday. Amir Khasru told New Age that when he was returning home on Thursday midnight, he […]

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Seven housemaids return from Hong Kong

At least seven Bangladeshi housemaids returned home from Hong Kong last month after facing various problems including torture, over work, inadequate food and cultural barrier, officials of Bureau of Manpower, Employment and Training said on Wednesday. BMET was examining the allegations lodged by the returnees to take a decision about the new destination country, they said. A total of 146 […]

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2 Biman staff held at Shahjalal airport on theft charge

Members of Airport Armed Police arrested two employees of Biman Bangladesh Airlines from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on charge of stealing mobile phone sets from passengers’ language early Friday. The law enforcers recovered five stolen mobile phone sets from their possession. The arrested are Md Nur Alam, 32, of Sonatala area in Bogra and Md Mizanur, 32, of Sonaimuri area […]

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