Archive for October 15th, 2013

Extortionists rule highways

Organised groups in name of the ruling party and transport workers’ unions as well as the police were extorting money from trucks carrying cattle on different highways and ferry terminals ahead Eid-ul-Azha, alleged trucks drivers and cattle traders. Drivers of trucks carrying cattle alleged that they were being harassed at different points on highways and at ferry terminals by organised […]

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Eid-ul-Azha tomorrow

Eid-ul-Azha, commemorating the supreme sacrifice of Prophet Ibrahim (AS), will be celebrated across the country tomorrow (Tuesday) with due solemnity and religious fervour. On this day, the 10th of Zilhajj, an Arabic month 4,000 years ago, Prophet Hazrat Ibrahim (AS) offered to sacrifice his beloved son Hazrat Ismail (AS) who willingly submitted to his father’s wish to please Allah. But […]

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Tailbacks delay travel home

Home-goers on their way to the outlying areas continued suffering in tailbacks on different highways as the six-day long holidays, including the four-day official Puja and Eid vacation, began on Monday with hundreds of thousands of people already leaving Dhaka to celebrate the festivals. Many passengers alleged that extra fares charged by bus operators added to their sufferings. The four-day […]

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Drugging gangs remain active

Drugging gangs are on the prowl targeting especially cattle traders in different cattle markets in the capital Dhaka and Chittagong despite vigilance by law enforcement agencies. Over 50 cattle traders were drugged and mugged in the two main cities in the last few days. Alone in Dhaka Medical College Hospital, at least 35 incidents of drugging were recorded in the […]

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Hefajat to announce fresh programmes after Eid

Islamist outfit Hefajat-e-Islam is likely to announce fresh agitation programmes including general strike after the Eid-ul-Azha pressing for its 13-point demand and to protest against, what they said, the conspiracy against qoumi madrassah education. ‘We will hold a meeting at Hathazari shortly after the Eid-ul-Azha to chalk out fresh agitation programmes,’ said Hefajat literary affairs secretary Ashraf Ali Nizampuri. He […]

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Sales, prices pick up in capital’s cattle markets

After last couple of days’ downtrend, the sale of sacrificial animals picked up in the capital’s cattle markets on Monday, one day before the Eid-ul-Azha. The demand for medium-sized animals made the sellers too happy. The supply of cattle increased matching the crowding buyers on the first day of official holiday at different markets in the city. The city authorities […]

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AL won’t exist after JS dissolution: Fakhrul

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party acting secretary general, Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, on Monday said that the Awami League would not exist from the day of dissolution of parliament. He made the remark in an oblique reference to prime minister Sheikh Hasina’s statement made on Sunday that parliament could sit in session a day before announcement of the schedule for next […]

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City hospitals in holiday mood

A large number of patients were released from hospitals in the last couple of days as many doctors and nurses already went on leave for celebrating Durga Puja and Eid-ul-Azha. The patients and their relatives at different hospitals said that the doctors asked them to get released from hospitals as many of the doctors were not at the hospitals and […]

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PDB to buy solar power at Tk 14.75 a unit

The government is likely to allow a private consortium to set up and operate a three-megawatt solar power plant at Sharishabari in Jamalpur to supply electricity to the national grid. State-run Power Development Board will buy the electricity from the consortium of German firm IFC Erikson and two local firms Concord-Pragati Consortium Ltd and Jupiter Energy Ltd at about Tk […]

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Durga Puja ends amid festivity

Durga puja, the biggest religious festival of Bangali Hindus, ended in Bangladesh on Monday with thousands of tearful devotees bidding farewell to the deity by immersing her idols in rivers across the country. ‘Bijoya Dashami,’ the last day of the puja, was celebrated with the devotees in their colourful best dancing to the traditional drum beats chanting ‘mantras’ and ‘shlokas’ […]

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Over 14,000 cases pending with SC

Litigants continue to suffer as more than 14,000 cases were pending with the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court. Sources in the Supreme Court said that 4,700 cases, of which 400 are appeal matters, had been fixed earlier for hearing on different dates but the cases were yet to be disposed of. The Appellate Division could hardly take up new […]

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BNP should be given another chance for dialogue: Suranjit

Minister without portfolio Suranjit Sengupta on Monday said the government should give the Bangladesh Nationalist Party another chance to sit for dialogue on how to create a level-playing field for the coming general elections. ‘The government should give BNP another chance to sit for talks within the constitutional framework. If they do not accept the offer and participate in the […]

October 15, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

PM calls on president

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, paid a courtesy call on the president, Abdul Hamid, at Bangabhaban Monday evening. During the meeting, the prime minister apprised the president of various outcomes of her recent visit to the USA. The premier went to the USA on September 22 on an eight-day official visit to attend the 68th session of the United Nations […]

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Horticulture receives a shattering blow: Rain damages Tk 50 lakh flowers in Jessore

Flower production in Jessore has suffered virtually an irreversible loss due to downpour. Incessant rainfall for several days of last month damaged flowers worth about Tk 50 lakh on 300 hectares of land at Gadkhali in Jhikargachha upazila of the district. Flowers are grown abundantly in vast tracts of land in the area, where farmers cultivate flowers instead of paddy. […]

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6 girls rescued from UP member’s house

Detectives rescued six girls aged between 14 and 20 years from the house of a union parishad member in Kalai upazila of Jaipurhat district Sunday night. Police suspect that union parishad member Sekendar Ali had brought the girls to his house from different places in northern districts, including Rajshahi, Jaipurhat and Jamalpur, for trafficking them to India. During the raid, […]

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Dhaka Univ Mourning Day today

Dhaka University will observe Mourning Day today in memory of those students, employees and guests killed in a tragic incident at Jagannath Hall on the night of October 15 in 1985. The day is being observed every year as mourning day at DU since 1985 when, on that day, the roof of an auditorium of Jagannath Hall collapsed, killing many […]

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Expat killed in Gopalganj

An expatriate in Austria was hacked to death by miscreants near his residence at Sahapara in the district town Sunday night. The deceased was identified as Sheikh Masudur Rahman Raabet, 45, son of late Sheikh Nashir Uddin, former president of district Jatiya Party. Police arrested 14 people for their alleged involvement in the killing. The arrested were Kalachand Saha, 55, […]

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Accident stalls traffic on Bangabandhu bridge

Traffic on the Bangabandhu Bridge from both sides came to a halt for two hours when several buses were damaged in a collision on Monday evening. The accident occurred amid the rush of vehicles ahead of the vacation of Eid-ul-Azha and Durga Puja, carrying people to their village homes. Bangabandhu Bridge west bank police station sub-inspector Al Mamun told the […]

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Journalist Gias Kamal in critical condition

Condition of the senior journalist Gias Kamal Chowdhury has remained ‘critical’ at a hospital’s intensive care unit in Dhaka, doctors say. ‘His condition is fluctuating as his brain is not functioning. So it (brain) does not have any control over other organs,’ said neuro specialist Firoz Ahmed Quraishi who is overseeing Chowdhury’s treatment at Anwar Khan Modern Hospital in Dhanmondhi. […]

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Cattle traders drugged

Thirteen cattle traders in Chittagong fell ill after consuming sedative-laced food. They are now undergoing treatment in Chittagong Medical College Hospital. CMCH police outpost nayek Abdul Hamid said the doctors said the traders fell sick after having food laced with sedatives. Trader Maidul from Chapainawabganj said they had dinner around 10:00pm on Sunday after returning from cattle market and soon […]

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