Archive for October 29th, 2013

Five more killed

Five more people were killed and several hundred injured as violent clashes between the opposition activists and the police and ruling party men continued across the country on Monday, the second day of the 60-hour countrywide general strike enforced by the BNP-led alliance. The general strike ends at 6:00pm today. Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia, at a rally in […]

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Juba Dal leader killed

A local leader of Juba Dal was killed and 20 others were injured in violent clashes between rival factions Bangladesh Nationalist Party in Mirzapur of the district on Monday. The slain activist, Abdul Alim, was joint secretary of Juba Dal’s Mirzapur upazila unit. Police and witnesses said rival groups of BNP activists – one led by upazila unit BNP president […]

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BNP asks govt to stop firing on ‘peaceful’ processions

Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Monday asked the government to immediately stop ordering law enforcers to fire on the opposition’s ‘peaceful’ processions and killing people. The party warned the government of ‘grave consequences’ of such actions and said more people would get involved in the current movement to turn it into a ‘popular uprising’. BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam […]

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Business leaders to meet Hasina, Khaleda

Business leaders expressed their deep concern over the confrontational politics that was plaguing the economy and decided to stand on a single platform to protect the business. They at a meeting at a city hotel on Monday evening decided to meet prime minister Sheikh Hasina and opposition leader Khaleda Zia to request them to reach a political consensus for the […]

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Qoumi madrassah education bill not placed in cabinet

The government has backtracked by not approving the draft of the Qoumi Madrassah Education Act 2013 in the cabinet meeting held on Monday. The draft law proposed to set up a Qoumi Madrassah Education Authority with control over all unregistered qoumi madrassahs. The government’s decision came a day after Hefajat-e-Islam chief Shah Ahmad Shafi on Sunday threatened to wage a […]

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PM asks AL men to help police

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Monday urged leaders and activists of Awami League to stand by the law enforcement agencies to help them maintain order across the country. Presiding over the weekly cabinet meeting at the secretariat, she also ordered agencies concerned to take all-out measures to check downslide in law and order at any cost. The prime minister’s […]

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JS amends RPO

The Jatiya Sangsad on Monday amended the Representation of the People Order 1972 paving the way for political turncoats to contest the next general elections and increasing the limit for election expenditure by candidates and the limit for raising funds from individual or companies by political parties. The amendment dropped the clause in the Representation of the People Order 1972 […]

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Govt schools asked to install hoardings on govt’s success

The Directorate of Primary Education has asked all the 63,327 government primary schools across the country to install digital billboards at important places of the schools or its adjacent areas highlighting the ‘success stories’ of the five-year Awami League rule. Earlier in August this year, the ruling party put up hundreds of billboards in capital Dhaka, highlighting various achievements of […]

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HARTAL VIOLENCE: Bomb splinters damage worker’s eye

A painting worker became yet another victim of political violence on Monday, the second day of the 60-hour general strike being enforced by Bangladesh Nationalist Party-led alliance. The victim, Abdur Rahman, 40, is feared to lose his left eye permanently due to injuries he received from splinters of a crude bomb blasted during the general strike. He was admitted at […]

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Khaleda’s red phone fixed

The red phone at the Gulshan house of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson, Khaleda Zia, was fixed on Monday. BNP chairperson’s press secretary Maruf Kamal Khan Sohel told New Age that the officials concerned visited Khaleda’s house on Monday morning and repaired the red phone which had ‘long remained out of order.’ The red phones are operated under the Prime […]

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US-India talks on Bangladesh situation

India media reports have quoted foreign ministry officials as saying US ambassador to Bangladesh Dan Mozena went to Delhi uninvited. The ‘Economic Times’ quoted an Indian official as saying: ‘India and Bangladesh are on the same page with the emerging situation. The US envoy was not invited to India but visited Delhi as per decision of his government.’ Quoting unnamed […]

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4 Bangladeshis killed in Kuwait road accident

Four Bangladeshis were killed and nine others injured in a road accident at Amgara in Jahara, Kuwait Saturday morning, foreign ministry officials here said on Monday. The deceased were identified as Israfil, son of Shamsuddin, of Faridpur, Shawkat Sheikh, son of Jobbar Sheikh, of Madaripur and Nasir Uddin, son of Lihas Uddin, and Nazir Ahmed, son of Nur Ahmed, of […]

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BCL posts heavy guard at DU, BUET to resist JCD

Bangladesh Chhatra League activists have started guarding the entry points of the campuses of the Dhaka University and the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology during daytime and the entrances of residential halls after the dusk. Sources in the ruling Awami League-backed student organisation said that they were guarding the campuses and dormitories to resist any attempt of the opposition […]

October 29, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

CPB, SPB to meet with AL, BNP

Communist Party of Bangladesh and Socialist Party of Bangladesh will hold separate meetings with ruling Awami League and opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party to discuss the current political situation in the country. The CPB and SPB leaders would sit with the AL president and prime minister Sheikh Hasina and her party leaders at Ganabhaban on Tuesday evening. Later, the leaders of […]

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War crimes trial: Nizami’s defence lawyers cautioned for repeated absence

The International Crimes Tribunal-1 on Monday cautioned the defence counsels for detained Jamaat chief Matiur Rahman Nizami for their being repeatedly absent from appearing in court. Monday was fixed for recording further deposition of the fourth and the last defence witness but neither the senior defence lawyers nor the witness turned up at the tribunal. Junior defence lawyer Md Asad […]

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Odhikar blasts plainclothes surveillance

Rights watchdog Odhikar on Monday denounced ‘continued surveillance of plainclothes men’ on the activities of the rights organisation and its staff memebers following the release of its secretary Adilur rahman Khan on bail on October 11. ‘Monitoring and surveillance of the Odhikar office, its staff and Adilur Rahman Khan’s home has increased since his release on bail,’ the organisation said […]

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President arrives in London

The president, Abdul Hamid, arrived in London on Monday on a three-day official visit to attend the 9th World Islamic Economic Forum. The president arrived at London Heathrow Airport at 9:20am (local time) Monday morning in a regular Emirates flight. He was received by Bangladesh high commissioner to the UK Mohamed Mijarul Quayes at the airport. Then president will address […]

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District judges be made returning officers: Rafiq

Jatiyatabadi Ainjibi Forum president Rafiqul Islam Mia on Monday called for giving the responsibility of returning officers to the district judges and not to the deputy commissioners to ensure free, fair and acceptable parliamentary polls. Speaking at a news conference, the senior Supreme Court lawyer said that the deputy commissioners posted by the Awami League-led government on political considerations cannot […]

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Police fail to foil bomb attack

The police on Monday failed to foil crude bomb attacks on court premises in the Old Dhaka despite having information about the attacks. The Dhaka Metropolitan Police commissioner, Benazir Ahmed, at about 1:45pm disseminated message of possible bomb attack on the court premises. In the mobile text message, the commissioner had written, ‘…the bomb would be charged within 20 minutes.’ […]

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No major reshuffle in admin before polls: Shah Nawaz

Election commissioner Shah Nawaz said on Monday the Election Commission would not go for bringing about any major reshuffle in the administration ahead of the 10th parliamentary polls slated to be held by January 24, 2014. But he also added that the EC would make some changes in the administration if it is required. ‘According the constitution, we will have […]

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