Archive for October 21st, 2013

Dhaka to be cut off if rally not allowed

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party-led 18-party alliance has vowed to hold a rally in Dhaka on October 25 ‘at any cost’ and decided to enforce tougher programmes from October 27 to ‘cut off’ the capital from the rest of the country if the government does not permit holding of the public meeting. The decision was taken at a meeting of the […]

October 21, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

Fear grips Ctg as AL, BNP face off

Fear of violence grips the port city as the Awami League and the BNP have announced their respective rallies at the same venue and same time. City Awami League at a press conference at the Chashma Hill residence of unit president and former city mayor ABM Mohiuddin Chowdhury announced on Sunday that they would hold a two-day rally at Laldighi […]

October 21, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

Permission given after hours of tension

After hours of tension, Dhaka Metropolitan Police finally allowed the Bangladesh Nationlist Party-backed Sammilita Peshajibi Parishad to hold its convention on Sunday, a day after the DMP ordered a ban on all indoor and outdoor rallies and other political programmes in the capital. Tension mounted in the morning when the organisers expressed determination to go ahead with the programme even […]

October 21, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

Make right decision in time

The BNP chairperson, Khaleda Zia, on Sunday iterated her demand for elections under a non-party government and asked the prime minister to amend the constitution before time runs out. She put out the call addressing the Professionals National Convention 2013 the Bangladesh Combined Professionals’ Association, a platform of professionals leaning towards the BNP, organised at the Bangabandhu International Convention Centre […]

October 21, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

No decision yet on inviting BNP to talks: AL leaders

The ruling Awami League has not yet decided whether it would invite the BNP to a dialogue to settle the issue of an election-time interim government, some AL leaders said. A number of Awami League leaders on Sunday ruled out the media report that the party’s general secretary Syed Ashraful Islam had been assigned to invite the BNP to a […]

October 21, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

BNP stages demos in protest at restrictions

At least 30 activists of Awami League and Bangladesh Nationalist Party were injured in clashes at Sirajganj after the local unit of BNP brought out a procession on Sunday in protest at the ban on rallies and processions in the capital. The BNP went out on demonstrations in district towns in protest against the restrictions on rallies, processions and human […]

October 21, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

BDR carnage verdict Oct 30

The metropolitan sessions court of Dhaka on Sunday said that the verdict on the case of killing in a rebellion in the border force headquarters in 2009 would be delivered on October 30. Additional metropolitan sessions court judge, Md Akhtaruzaman, announced the verdict delivery date on the completion of the final argument of the prosecution and the defence. The rebellion […]

October 21, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

JU mired in unending stalemate

The movement Jahangirnagar University teachers have carried out against vice-chancellors in two years has almost paralysed the campus creating fears among students for a prolonged academic life. There has been several rounds of movement against vice-chancellors on the campus since December 2011. Groups of teachers rallying against the incumbent vice-chancellor Anwar Hossain, who assumed office of the university in May […]

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Bone marrow transplantation centre opened

The first bone marrow transplantation centre in the country was opened on Sunday at Dhaka Medical College Hospital to provide better cancer treatment and extend research on cancer. The health minister, AFM Ruhal Haque, inaugurated the centre at the new extension building of the hospital in the morning. He called all related with the centre to be very sincere. The […]

October 21, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

Ershad agrees to contest poll under Hasina-led interim govt

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, and Hussain Muhammad Ershad, chairman of the faction of the Jatiya Party that is a partner in the AL-led alliance, agreed on Sunday night that the next government would be formed in mid-January through general elections. The Awami League’s general Secretary Syed Ashraful Islam in a press conference after the meeting said that according to […]

October 21, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

JCD, pro-BNP lawyers hold demo defying ban in city

A group of lawyers backed by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party and Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal on Sunday brought out processions on Dhaka district court premises and at Kamalapur defying a police ban on rallies and processions in the capital. They chanted slogans terming the ban illegal. The Dhaka Metropolitan Police on Saturday slapped the ban on all forms of rallies, processions […]

October 21, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

RAILWAY REQUIREMENT GRAFT: Court orders Mridha’s arrest

A Chittagong court on Sunday issued warrants for the arrest of people including former Bangladesh Railway eastern zone general manager Yousuf Ali Mrida in two graft cases. Senior metropolitan sessions judge SM Mujibur Rahman passed the order. Warrants for arresting Yousuf have so far been issued in three graft cases. The court posted for November 21 the further hearing in […]

October 21, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

12 killed, 43 injured in accidents in 5 districts

At least 12 people were killed and 43 injured in road accidents in five districts on their ways back to Dhaka or elsewhere on Saturday and Sunday after celebrating Eid. New Age correspondent in Comilla reported that six people, including three members of a family, were killed, and 31 others injured in four accidents at Harisardar, Raipur and Doulatpur of […]

October 21, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

PM’s proposal creates scope for dialogue: ministers

Two senior ministers on Sunday said prime minister Sheikh Hasina’s proposal for formation of an all-party interim cabinet to oversee the next elections had created scope for dialogue. ‘Discussion can now take place on the proposal,’ finance minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith told reporters at his secretariat office in the afternoon. ‘They [the opposition political parties] can raise points upon […]

October 21, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

DMP foils pro-govt meeting

Bangabandhu Academy, a wing organisation of the ruling Awami League, could not hold its scheduled meeting at National Press Club on Sunday due to the ban on holding any indoor and outdoor political programmes. Forest and environment minister Hasan Mahmud and state minister for law affairs Quamrul Islam were supposed to attend the programme. Humayun Kabir Mizi, secretary general of […]

October 21, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

OC among 7 cops hurt in Noakhali gunfight with robbers

At least seven policemen, including an officer-in-charge, were injured in a gunfight with ‘robbers’ at Musapur under Companyganj upazila in Noakhali early Sunday. Companyganj police officer-in-charge Sajedur Rahman said a team of police aided by Chittagong police arrested two members of inter-district robbers’ gang—Sheikh Kamal and Jahangir Alam— from Akbar Shah area in the port city of Chittagong Saturday afternoon. […]

October 21, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

Padma Bridge Scam: ACC rep goes to Canada this month

The Anti-Corruption Commission’s legal adviser Anisul Haque will visit Canada again by the end of October to collect information and documents related to the Padma Bridge corruption conspiracy case, the commission’s chairman M Badiuzzman told New Age on Sunday. The chairman said that Anisul had already obtained a visa for the visit. On May 19, Anisul and the commission’s deputy […]

October 21, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

minimum wage of workers: RMG owners to submit conditional proposal

Garment factory owners are going to submit a revised but conditional proposal to the wage board for increasing minimum wages for workers provided the government would reduce source tax. A leader of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association told New Age that the core committee of the association has decided to submit the revised proposal with increased minimum wage. ‘But […]

October 21, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

BSF tortures 2 Bangladeshi schoolboys

The Indian Border Security Force picked up two Bangladeshi school boys from Gatipara frontier under Benapole port police station and tortured them before handing them over to Border Guard Bangladesh on Saturday evening. BGB and local sources said the two boys– Tazuddin and Shariful Islam, both students of Class IX of Baropota High School, were picked up by BSF on […]

October 21, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

WP demands dissolution of parliament

Workers Party of Bangladesh, an ally of the ruling Awami League-led alliance, on Sunday demanded dissolution of parliament before upcoming general elections for creating a level playing field. The president of the party, Rashed Khan Menon, at a press conference at its central office said that it would not be possible to create a level playing field for all political […]

October 21, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

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