Archive for October 13th, 2013

Muggers, drugging gangs prowl city

Drugging gangsters and muggers keep prowling the city streets, intensifying their drive before Durga Puja and Eid-ul-Azha, with about a hundred incident recorded in about 10 days. In the latest such incident, an unnamed person died in Dhaka Medical College Hospital on Friday morning. He was drugged and robbed at night on October 9. Law enforcers are also falling victim […]

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Stay alert to protect constitution

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Saturday urged the naval force to stay alert to any threat against the constitution and continuation of democratic process. ‘Bangladesh Navy will have to be always ready like other institutional forces in the face of any threat to protect the holy constitution and for continuation of democracy,’ she said. The prime minster said this […]

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India power import: PDB faces up to 16pc losses

The Bangladesh Power Development Board is drawing electricity from the Indian grid up to 16 per cent less than what is stipulated after counting losses caused during generation, transmission and conversion, officials said. They said that the real cost of the imported power from India had thus increased by about Tk 1 than the contract unit price. According to data […]

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Cyclone Phailin makes landfall in India

A very severe cyclone made landfall on India’s east coast on Saturday with wind speeds of up to 200 kilometres per hour, an official said. ‘Very severe cyclone Phailin has just started crossing the coast near Gopalpur. The reported wind speed is 200 kph,’ LS Rathore, the director general of the Indian Meteorological Office, told reporters in New Delhi. Rathore […]

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election preparations: Uncertainty holds back EC

Looming uncertainty over the 10th general election is holding the Election Commission back from taking the polls preparations with the deadline approaching fast. Bangladesh has to go to polls by January 24 at the latest to election a new Parliament. For the country’s 9,19,48,224 registered voters it’s time to keep the fingers crossed. The electoral laws and the code of […]

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Tazreen owner confined

Several hundred apparel workers of Tuba Group confined their owner Delwar Hossain, also the owner fire damaged Tazreen Fashion, in the capital’s Badda area on Saturday for wage and festival allowance. The workers of two factories located at Hossain market and Fuji Tower in the area confined the owner since morning. Over two hundred police were deployed in the locations […]

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Dozens dead in new Mediterranean migrant tragedy

About 200 shocked survivors were plucked from the sea on Saturday after their overloaded boat sank, claiming more than 30 lives in the latest deadly migrant tragedy to hit the Mediterranean. Their boat went down off Malta on Friday near the Italian island of Lampedusa, packed with 230 to 250 men, women and children, the Maltese navy said. As the […]

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20 dead, dozens missing as boat sinks on Mali river

A boat carrying hundreds of passengers along the Niger River in central Mali has capsized, and nearly 200 people remain unaccounted for hours later, the mayor of a nearby town said on Saturday. Twenty bodies had been recovered by midday, Konna mayor Sory Diakite said. At least 400 passengers were believed to have been onboard the vessel, though only 210 […]

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Iraq car bomb targeting shoppers kills 13

A car bomb exploded in a crowded street in a city north of the Iraqi capital on Saturday, killing 13 people and wounding 13, police and a doctor said. The blast in Samarra came as people shopped ahead of Eid al-Azha which begins on Tuesday. It is the biggest Muslim holiday of the year. Militants seeking to cause maximum casualties […]

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Dhaka keen to send workers for GCC railway project

Bangladesh is keen to send workers for the multi billion dollar labour intensive railway project planned by the Gulf Cooperation Council to link six member countries, officials said. The four-year cross country railway construction is set to begin in mid 2014, they said. With its long experience in laying and maintenance of rail roads Bangladesh is capable of supplying thousands […]

October 13, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Development not possible under anti-liberation force: PM

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Saturday urged all to remain alert so that anti-liberation forces can never rule the country again. ‘It has been proved that country’s development is possible only under a government which believes in the spirit of the War of Independence of 1971. But the country cannot achieve its expected progress if it is ruled by […]

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Gias Kamal’s health condition deteriorates

The health condition of noted journalist and former president of Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists Gias Kamal Chowdhury has deteriorated as he remains unconscious at a private hospital in Dhaka, hospital sources said on Saturday. ‘His lung condition has been deteriorating since he was hospitalised on October 9. He has been on life support at the ICU,’ Dr Masud, a […]

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DU white panel condemns attack on JU teachers

Teachers of Bangladesh Nationalist Party-backed white panel of Dhaka University on Saturday denounced a recent attack on Jahangirnagar University teachers allegedly by ruling party’s student wing Bangladesh Chhatra League activists. The white panel teachers formed a human chain at the foot of Aparajeya Bangla. Speaking on the occasion, white panel convener Sadrul Amin, also arts faculty dean, demanded exemplary punishment […]

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Int’l Day for Disaster Reduction today

Bangladesh, like other nations, celebrates today the International Day for Disaster Reduction with a special focus on a billion people around the world living with some form of disability. Persons living with disabilities represent one-fifth of the world’s population and they have unique contributions, often overlooked, to help reduce the risk of disasters and build resilient societies and communities. The […]

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Shibir’s hartal in 4 Khulna dists today

Islami Chhatra Shibir will enforce a half-day general strike in four districts of Khulna division on Sunday protesting the killing of one of its activists in police firing in Chuadanga on Thursday. Shibir, the associate student body of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami, will enforce the shutdown in Chuadanga, Jhenidah, Meherpur and Kushtia districts from 6am to 2pm. Shibir man Rafiqul Islam, 22, […]

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DRU concerned over attempt to kidnap Khasru

Dhaka Reporters Unity on Saturday voiced deep concern over the attempted kidnapping of senior journalist Amir Khasru by a group of miscreants. The DRU leaders including its president Shahed Chowdhury and general secretary Elias Khan in a statement urged the authorities concerned to find out the persons involved in the kidnapping bid and demanded exemplary measures against them. ‘Such incident […]

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Singer Rumey held on wife’s complaint

The police arrested popular singer Arfin Rumey in connection with a case filed by his first wife from his residence at Mohammadpur area in Dhaka early Saturday. Mohammad Azizul Haque, officer-in-charge of Mohammadpur police station, said Ananya, first wife of Rumey, filed a case with the police station under the Women and Children Repression Prevention Act on Friday night for […]

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Moudud flies to UK

Ailing leader of Bangladesh Nationalist Party Moudud Ahmed on Saturday left Dhaka for the United Kingdom for better treatment. His private secretary Shahidul Islam told New Age that BNP standing committee member Moudud flew to London by a flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines at 10:00am. On October 6, the BNP leader was admitted to United Hospital in the capital with […]

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China’s co-op with Bangladesh inclusive: China ambassador

China’s ambassador to Bangladesh Li Jun on Saturday said that cooperation between Bangladesh and China was a mutually rewarding process and it had not developed and would not develop at the cost of either of the countries. Speaking at a roundtable on ‘Bangladesh-China relations: Potential of Growing Partnership in the Coming Decades’ at the National Press Club, he said that […]

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Bangladeshi shot dead by BSF

A Bangladeshi cattle trader was shot dead by the Indian Border Security Force at Bonchowki border in Hatibandha upazila of Lalmonirhat district Saturday morning. The victim was identified as Shahinul Islam, 27, son of Mohammad Ali, of Amjhol village under the upazila. According to Border Guard Bangladesh and locals, Shahinul was injured critically as the BSF men of Dhumerketu camp […]

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