Archive for October 14th, 2013

POWER GENERATION: Pvt sector outpaces public sector

Power generation by private companies has grown by over 78 per cent in the last four financial years since 2009-10 while the generation in the public sector has increased by about 13 per cent. According to the data available with the Power Development Board, in the last four financial years, private power suppliers have increased generation by 8,875 million units […]

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JS can continue till polls schedule: PM

A meeting of the Awami League Central Working Committee on Sunday instituted the party’s election steering committee with Sheikh Hasina as chairman and her adviser HT Imam as co-chairman. The Awami League president, Sheikh Hasina, also the prime minister, at the meeting dismissed the notion that current parliament would not continue after October 24. She also said that the parliament […]

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October 25 rally: BNP considers either non-stop or phased-out movement

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party is considering either a non-stop agitation or a phased-out movement as the strategy in its final push for an election-time, non-party government, party leaders said. The party’s chairperson Khaleda Zia would announce the outline of the next-phase movement at a rally in the capital Dhaka on October 25. BNP standing committee member Mahbubur Rahman told New […]

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Hasina, Khaleda exchange Eid greetings

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, and the leader of the opposition, Khaleda Zia, also the Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson, on Sunday exchanged greetings on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha to be celebrated on Wednesday. The prime minister’s protocol officer Sheikh Akhtar Hossain handed over the Eid greetings card to opposition leader’s assistant private secretary M Suratuzzman at her office in parliament […]

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Passengers charged extra at Gabtali

People on Sunday continued to leave the capital to celebrate Durga Puja and Eid-ul-Ahza in outlying areas but many of them said that transport owners had charged them extra and bundled them in buses, causing sufferings. Most of the bus operators at the Gabtali terminal charged the passengers extra in keeping with the fare chart the Bangladesh Bus and Truck […]

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RMG workers rally for arrears, bonus in Gazipur, N’ganj

Readymade garments workers in Gazipur and Narayanganj on Sunday held protests and blocked road, demanding payment of their arrears and festival bonus. In Gazipur, the workers observed strike demanding payment of their wages and bonus in the Barabari and Maleker Bari area of the city on Sunday. To avoid further deterioration of the situation, the authorities closed the factories for […]

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Quader’s appeal: Justice Shamsuddin submits his part of verdict

Appellate Division judge, Justice AHM Shamsuddin Choudhury, on Sunday submitted his part of the apex court verdict that had earlier sentenced Jamaat leader Abdul Quader Molla to death on war crimes charges overturning his life term. He is the junior most member of the five-judge Appellate Division bench chaired by the Chief Justice that had on September 17 in a […]

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Public holidays for Puja, Eid begin

Most government offices were in a holiday mood on Sunday as holidays for one-day Duga Puja and three-day Eid-ul-Azha for both private and public organisations began today. Attendance was thin at most government offices including the Bangladesh Secretariat on the last office day before the vacation which was followed by the weekend on October 18 and 19 (Friday and Saturday). […]

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Qoumi madrassah authority awaits PMO nod

The education ministry has sent a proposal for the establishment of a qoumi madrassah education authority to the Prime Minister’s Office for approval amid threats from Islamist leaders to resist such a government move. The proposed qoumi madrassah authority has been planned to establish control and to modernise hundreds of qoumi madrassahs that provide religious instruction but the certificate they […]

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ACC probing into abuse of carnet passage facility

An Anti-Corruption Commission team is holding a probe to find out the role of clearing and forwarding agents in expatriates illegally selling at least 121 expensive cars they had brought to Bangladesh abusing the carnet facility, an official told New Age. The investigators are also trying to locate the cars brought to Bangladesh and sold illegally in last three years […]

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20 injured, 50 houses damaged in tornado

At least 20 people were injured and over 50 houses damaged as a storm swept over five villages in Devhata uapzila of the district Sunday morning. Upazila nirbhai officer Tariqul Islam said the tornado hit Panchpota, Kora Rahimpur, Sakhipur, Makhri and Bhatshala village around 9:00am and lasted for a few minutes, leaving 20 people injured. Among the injured, 17 people […]

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Govt to prosecute Aswad Composite Mills

The government is likely to prosecute the owner of Aswad Composite Mills of Palmal Group at Sreepur in Gazipur for inadequate safety and security measures that caused death of seven workers in a fire at the factory on October 8. On October 1, a week before the blaze, the Department of Inspection of Factories and Establishments notified the factory authority […]

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SQC VERDICT LEAK: Faruk names SQC employee, defence counsel’s assistant

The detained International Crimes Tribunal office assistant Faruk Hossain on Sunday reportedly named defence lawyer AKM Fakhrul Islam’s assistant Mehedi Hasan and convicted BNP lawmaker Salauddin Quader Chowdhury’s employee Mahabub as being involved in leaking part of the draft verdict that sentenced Salauddin to death. Faruk stated it in his statement recorded by a metropolitan magistrate, court sources said. Faruk […]

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PM for separate disaster management unit in forces

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Sunday laid importance on capacity building of all forces including army, navy and air force so that they can respond during any natural disaster. Every force should have a separate unit, training and necessary equipment to enhance their disaster management ability, she said while inaugurating International Disaster Reduction Day 2013 in Dhaka. The prime […]

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Interest-free car loans for DSs before end of tenure of AL govt

The present government is actively considering a proposal for awarding interest-free car loan facility to deputy secretaries before its current five-year tenure ends in January. Cabinet secretary Mohammad Musharraf Hussain Bhuiyan said that the proposal was placed at a meeting between Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and the secretaries last September. ‘The PM showed a positive response to the proposal,’ he […]

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JS panel to seek stakeholders’ opinion on broadcasting policy

Parliamentary watchdog on information ministry decided to seek opinion of stakeholders on draft national broadcasting policy. The house panel on Sunday discussed the draft policy that was posted on information ministry’s website on September 5 soliciting public opinion. Committee member M Shahriar Alam after the meeting told reporters that the committee agreed in principle with the policy but felt the […]

October 14, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

People to asses my performance: Obaidul

The communications minister, Obaidul Quader, says country’s people will judge whether he is successful as a minister or have failed to fulfill their expectations. ‘I have been working honestly and sincerely to fulfill people’s expectations. They will judge whether I am successful or failed,’ he told reporters during his visit to Gabtali bus terminal in the capital on Sunday. The […]

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Govt forms ‘torture squad’ to suppress movement: BNP

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Sunday alleged that the government formed a ‘torture squad’ comprising members of law enforcers that may turn into ‘killing squad’ to suppress the opposition’s movement. BNP joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi at a news briefing at the party’s central office Sunday noon said they came to know that a ‘torture squad’ was formed with […]

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Journalist Shafiqul Kabirpasses away

Noted journalist Shafiqul Kabir, the founding president of Dhaka Reporters’ Unity, passed away on Sunday. He was 72. Shafiqul Kabir, also former chief reporter of the daily Ittefaq, died of cardiac arrest at his Zurain residence in the city around 2:00pm. Shafiqul left behind wife, son, two daughters and a host of relatives to mourn his death. The president, Abdul […]

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5 murdered in 3 districts

At least five people were murdered in separate incidents in Magura, Dhaka and Sirajganj districts Saturday night and Sunday. In Magura, two young men were hacked to death in separate incidents in Sadar upazila Saturday night and Sunday. A youth was killed and his two brothers were injured in an attack by rivals over establishing supremacy at Nijnanduali village on […]

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