Archive for October, 2013

Indian power corridor: Dhaka-Delhi high level talks on hydro-electricity likely to begin in Nov

Dhaka and New Delhi are likely to begin high-level talks in November on possibilities of producing hydro-electricity in the Indian state of of Arunachal by a joint investment and power transmission to India’s other parts through Bangladesh giving some electricity to this country, officials said. Bangladesh is trying to hold a bilateral meeting with India on November 7 in this […]

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BCL gathers outsiders at RU

Bangladesh Chhatra League men, mostly outsiders, gathered at Rajshahi University on Wednesday violating the authority’s order. On the first day of reopening the halls after Eid holiday, on Tuesday, the authority declared that no outsiders would be allowed on the campus and the teachers, students and employees would enter the campus showing identity card. The authority also ordered that no […]

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5 men picked up by Indians

Five Bangladeshi nationals were picked up by Border Security Force of India and Indian miscreants in Jhenidah and Rajshahi on Wednesday. In Jhenidah, BSF men picked up a Bangladeshi cattle trader from Kusumpur border in Maheshpur upazila in the morning. The victim was identified as Patal Mia, son of Habi Mondal of Kusumpur village in the upazila. Company commander Nayek […]

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JSD gives formula for polls-time government

Jatiya Samajtntrik Dal faction led by ASM Abdur Rob on Wednesday proposed a system of the election-time government to resolve current political crisis. At a press conference at the National Press Club, the party proposed a bicameral parliament with representation of the professionals in the upper house that would form the election time interim government. The next members of the […]

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BFUJ condemns attack on journalists

A faction of the Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists and its affiliated bodies on Wednesday condemned the attack on journalists, media houses and vehicles carrying newspapers during the 60-hour countrywide hartal enforced by the BNP-led 18-party alliance from Sunday. In a joint statement, the journalist leaders termed the attack on newsmen ‘an attack’ on freedom of expression and asked the […]

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5 more accused examined in Ctg arms-haul cases

A Chittagong court on Wednesday examined five more accused in the two cases concerning the 2004 seizure of 10 truckloads of arms, ammunition and explosives in Chittagong. With the latest, a total of 37 accused were examined and all of them claimed themselves ‘innocent’ saying they had no evidence to produce before the court. The proceedings began at the court […]

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Court sets fresh date for BDR verdict on Nov 5

A sessions court in Dhaka on Wednesday set a fresh date on November 5 for delivering the verdict of BDR carnage case. Additional metropolitan sessions court judge-III Md Akhtaruzaman, who was scheduled to deliver the verdict on Wednesday in the case against 846 accused, has fixed the fresh date. On the day, the defence lawyer, Faroque Ahmed, filed a petition […]

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Permanent pay commission before Nov 15: Muhith

The government will appoint a permanent pay commission for the public officials and employees before the next general election, finance minister AMA Muhith said on Wednesday. ‘We will appoint a permanent pay commission before November 15,’ he told reporters after a meeting with the leaders of the Bangladesh Audit and Accounts Officers Parisad at his secretariat office. A chairman of […]

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Hartal in Cox’s Bazar today

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party-led alliance has called a daylong general strike for today in Cox’s Bazar protesting against the killing of their activists in Kutubdia and Chakaria. Tense situation has been prevailing in the district since the killings of two Juba Dal activists at Chakaria on October 25 and three activists at Kutubdia on Tuesday. Markets and shops remain closed […]

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ADOLESCENT PREGNANCY: Bangladesh ranked 1st in Asia, 3rd in world

About 7.5 lakh births could be minimised in the country each year by only eliminating child marriage, says a population expert. ‘In Bangladesh, about 17 per cent of girls get married before reaching 15 while most of them give birth to two children before reaching 18 years,’ said country director of Population Council Ubaidur Rob on Wednesday. Ubaidur came up […]

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United Airways launches Dhaka-Ishwardi flight

United Airways Ltd, a private airliner, on Wednesday launched its first flight on Dhaka-Ishwardi route. Civil aviation and tourism minister Faruk Khan inaugurated the flight at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport. State minister for home Shamsul Huq Tuku, United Airways director general Tasbirul Ahmed Chowdhury and high officials concerned were present at the inaugural ceremony. Initially, United Airways would operate two […]

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25 RMG units closed for a day in Gazipur

At least 25 apparel factories were closed for Wednesday as the workers of apparel factories at Kaliakair in Gazipur staged protests and observed strike demanding Tk 8,000 as the minimum wage. Thirty apparel workers were injured in clashes between the police and the workers of ESE Knitwear and Jamana Garment at Ashulia who brought out procession in front of the […]

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Tk 10 lakh looted

Robbers looted a total of Tk 10 lakh from different shops in Tentulia bazaar in Tala upazila of the Satkhira early Wednesday. Officer-in-charge of Tala police station Saiful Islam said about 10/12 armed robbers took hostage the guards of the bazaar at gunpoint in the early hours and looted a total of Tk 10 lakh from about 14 shops. However, the robbers […]

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Rickshaws flout BCC rule

Only 130, out of 20,000 rickshaw-pullers of Barisal city, have driving license and only 12,000 rickshaws have license, with more than half of them yet to renew their documents. The Barisal City Corporation transport section set a rule that rickshaw pullers and owners would have to collect their driving license and transport license from the BCC office for legally plying […]

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Martial art training for Adamjee Cantt College students

A ten-day martial art training course for the students of Adamjee Cantonment College at Dhaka Cantonment is going on with an aim to train the techniques of self- defense to the students. Army headquarters director (education) Brigadier General ASM Mushfiqur Rahman, PSC inaugurated the programme on Tuesday. He said the programme would be introduced in other educational institutions under the […]

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Memorial meeting on Manna Dey held

A cultural organisation, ‘Shilpita’, organised a memorial discussion on renowned signer of the sub-continent Manna Dey at the National Museum Sufia Kamal auditorium in the city on Wednesday. The cultural secretary, Ranjit Kumer Biswas, attended the programme as the chief guest, said a release. Recalling the life of Manna Dey, the secretary said, Manna Dey will remain alive in the […]

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Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Safari Park to be opened today

The largest safari park of Asia ‘Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Safari Park’, Gazipur opens today. Prime minister Sheikh Hasina is scheduled to inaugurate the park, said Tapan Kumar Dey, conservator of forest, wildlife and nature conservation unit of Department of Forest. Department of Forest is implementing the project at Sripur of Gazipur on 3690 acres of area. The project work started […]

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RCC mayor vows to turn Rangpur into a modern city

The Rangpur city mayor, Sharfuddin Ahmed Jhantu, asked all concerned for turning the RCC into a well-planned modern and eco-friendly beautiful city ensuring all civic services and facilities. He said this while presiding over the regular monthly meeting of the RCC at its conference room in the city on Wednesday in presence of the councilors and officials. He put special […]

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Safe drinking water stressed for ensuring hygiene

Government officials and experts in a programme on Wednesday stressed extending safe drinking water and basic sanitation facilities to the rural and lower-income group-inhabited areas to ensure improvement health and hygienic status of the citizens. The programme titled ‘national sanitation month October-2013’ was held at the office of the deputy commissioner of Barisal and organised by the district administration and […]

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Dhaka Univ, UNICEF signs MoU

Officials of Dhaka University and United Nations Children’s Fund, Bangladesh on Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding with a view to promoting health and nutrition, child protection, water, sanitation and hygiene education and research in the country, said a DU press release. Under the MoU, DU and UNICEF would organise academic and research programmes, seminars and conferences, professional training on […]

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