Archive for October 24th, 2013

Polls-time govt: BNP MPs place proposal in JS, AL MPs reject offer

BNP lawmakers, who returned to the parliament after a three months’ interval on Wednesday, rolled out the proposal the party’s chairperson Khaleda Zia earlier floated for an election-time government and called for discussions on the matter outside the house as all other issues could be resolved if the prime dispute was settled. ‘The prime dispute in the current political stalemate […]

October 24, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

Hasina likely to sit with Khaleda

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Wednesday said that she would discuss with the leader of the opposition in the parliament, Khaleda Zia, the issue of an election-time government but everything would need to be within the constitution. ‘I will not send her [Khaleda] any letter as the process may get prolonged. I am ready to discuss the issue of […]

October 24, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

Rallies banned in Ctg, Barisal

The police banned political rallies and processions in Chittagong and Barisal from Thursday morning. Tensions fuelled by October 25 political rallies of the opposition and the ruling party spread to the cities of Rajshahi, Sylhet and Barisal. The political temperature is also heating up over the uncertainties facing the general election. BNP leaders said they would hold rallies in all […]

October 24, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

PM urges Khaleda not to celebrate birthday Aug 15

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Wednesday urged her arch rival opposition leader Khaleda Zia to stop celebrating her ‘false’ birthday on August 15, the day when Bangabandhu with most of his family members was assassinated in 1975. ‘When she (Khaleda) makes merry cutting cake in her false birthday (August 15) , when she puts knife in the cake, it […]

October 24, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

BNP has no intention to change govt through sabotage: Fakhrul

Bangladesh Nationalist Party-led opposition alliance on Wednesday sought the government’s cooperation for holding its October 25 ‘peaceful’ rally in the capital and asked police administration to lift the ban on holding meetings and rallies. BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir at a news briefing at the party chairperson’s Gulshan office made the request. Earlier, Fakhrul held a meeting […]

October 24, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

6 months on, Rana Plaza probe still incomplete

The Criminal Investigation Department is yet to complete the investigation of the cases related to the Rana Plaza collapse even six months after the incident that took place in April, leaving at least 1,133 people dead. ‘We have some jobs still incomplete and we have plans to submit charge sheet by December,’ senior superintendent of police Bijoy Krishna Kar said […]

October 24, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

No progress in ACC probe of Rana Plaza collapse

The Anti-Corruption Commission has not made any progress in the inquiry it planned into the allegation of illegal wealth being amassed by Sohel Rana, also a local Juba League leader, whose Rana Plaza at Savar collapsed on April 24, killing at least 1,133 people. Commission officials said that the inquiry team had sent a notice to Rana’s mother as Rana […]

October 24, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

Muhith calls Yunus a terrorist

The finance minister, Abul Maal Abdul Muhith, on Wednesday said that Muhammad Yunus won the Nobel peace prize but his recent statements projected him as a ‘terrorist.’ He made the comment while talking to reporters after meetings of the cabinet committee on economic affairs and national purchase at the secretariat. Muhith did not want to make any comment on Yunus’ […]

October 24, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

Extradition treaty with India takes effect

Home minister MK Alamgir said on Wednesday that the decision of sending United Liberation Front of Assam leader Anup Chetia back to India awaits the High Court decision. He was talking to reporters after the officials of the two countries exchanged the instruments of ratification of a treaty which allows them to extradite convicts or under trial criminals. Home Secretary […]

October 24, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

Yet another blast in Ctg

Yet another blast within a span of two weeks took place in a house, owned by a Jamaat-e-Islami man, in the Chittagong city on Tuesday night. The police arrested a couple and seized bomb making materials from the house at Rasulbag under Bakolia police station. Key suspect of the blast who might have link with Jamaat, however, fled, police said. […]

October 24, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

GSP review: USTR seeks progress report on ‘Action Plan’ by Nov 15

The United States Trade Representative (USTR) office has sought a progress report from the government on the implementation status of the ‘Action Plan’ the US government had suggested in reviving the lost GSP facility. The report has to be sent latest by November 15 this year to the USTR, a top trade diplomat told New Age on Wednesday. The move […]

October 24, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

Total sanitation by 2013: Bangladesh finds urban slums major hurdle to achieving target

Bangladesh has identified urban slums, floating people and coastal areas as the major hurdles for achieving ‘total sanitation by 2013’. Officials and experts attending the 5th South Asian Conference on Sanitation at Katmandu on Wednesday said that the country’s target for ensuring basic sanitation for all could not be achieved by the current year with many people in the slums, […]

October 24, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

JS won’t be dissolved, session to continue till Nov 7

The current 19th session of parliament has been extended till November 7 and the current parliament would not be dissolved before expiry of its tenure. The Business Advisory Committee, the highest agenda setting body on parliamentary affairs, has decided the extension of the session which it had earlier planned to be prorogued on October 24, Shawkat Ali, Deputy Speaker, also […]

October 24, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

Two beaten to death in Ctg

At least two people were beaten to death in a mob attack in Pahartoli area under the Raojan police in Chittagong on Wednesday morning. The deceased were Mujammel and Suman. The Raozan police officer-in-charge, Anamul Haque, said the duo was part of the group that shot at the local Awami League Baguan organising secretary Mohammed Khaled. The two were caught […]

October 24, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

BGB kept standby

Authorities have kept the Border Guard Bangladesh troops standby to assist the civil administrations across the country to tackle trouble if any over the opposition agitation in the capital and elsewhere on October 25. ‘We have kept our force standby so that they can move anytime if necessary,’ BGB director general Major General Aziz Ahmed told New Age on Wednesday […]

October 24, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

JL man shot dead

An Awami Juba League activist was shot dead on Darusha road in Rajshahi on Wednesday night. The police recovered the bullet-hit body the Juba League activist, Mahfuz Alam, 30, a resident of Chandipura area in Rajshahi city. Locals and the police said that Mahfuz was a prime accused of killing Juba League leader Sarwar Hossain Dablu, who was killed on […]

October 24, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

Arrest of opposition activists continues

Law enforcement agencies continued arresting activists of opposition parties ahead of the BNP-led alliance rallies on October 25, with at least 136 activists of Bangladesh Nationalist Party and Jamaat-e-Islami rounded up in different districts between Tuesday midnight and Wednesday. BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir at a press briefing on Wednesday alleged that police, being inspired by remarks […]

October 24, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

JCD protests attack on Khaleda’s convoy

Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal, student wing of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party, on Wednesday protested against the attack on the BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia’s convoy and the arrest of its former president Sultan Salauddin Tuku. JCD activists took out processions and held rallies in several districts in protest against the attack on Khaleda’s motorcade, New Age correspondents reported. They also exploded at […]

October 24, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Bombs blasted in front of EC Shah Nawaz’s residence

Unidentified miscreants on Wednesday blasted crude bombs in front of the Uttara and Khilkhet police station and near the Azimpur residence of election commissioner Md Shah Nawaz in the capital. EC Shah Nawaz confirmed the incident. He told New Age that four to five unknown miscreants blasted two homemade bombs in front of his residence, building 88 of Azimpur government […]

October 24, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

WAR CRIMES TRIAL: Yusuf’s bail plea rejected

The bail petition filed by detained war crimes accused and Jamaat leader AKM Yusuf on health ground was rejected on Wednesday. In its observations the International Crimes Tribunal-2 said that under the International Crimes (Tribunals) Act 1973, enlarging an under trial accused on bail was an exception and not the rule. The tribunal, however, directed the jail authorities to ensure […]

October 24, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

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