Archive for December 1st, 2013

Five dead in fresh wave of violence

A fresh wave of violence left five people dead and several hundred injured as demonstrators battled with lawmen, attacked rivals, torched vehicles and targeted government offices and railway on Saturday, the first day of a second spell of rail-road-waterway blockade enforced by the opposition after a 24-hour interval. The Bangladesh Nationalist Party-led alliance began enforcing the fresh 72-hour blockade from […]

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Police barge into BNP headquarters, detain Rizvi

Bangladesh Nationalist Party joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi landed in jail after the police had arrested him storming into the BNP headquarters breaking open a door on early Saturday. Metropolitan magistrate Ashikur Rahman ordered Rizvi to jail after the police produced him before the court in a case field with the Shahbagh police on Friday for arson attack on […]

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Khaleda instructing arson, killings: PM

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Saturday renewed her call to the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party to join the all-party election-time government and contest the general elections. ‘The elections will be free and fair. How many ministries do you [BNP] want? If you want the home ministry, we are even ready to give it to you. Come and join the […]

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Standard Group factory blaze: BGMEA, owners demand exemplary punishment

The apparel factory owners’ association on Saturday demanded an exemplary punishment of the people responsible for the fire that took place in the multi-storey industrial unit of the Standard Group at Konabari in Gazipur on Thursday night. The Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters’ Association president, Atiqul Islam, at a news briefing at the BGMEA office, said that a vested interest […]

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Contingency fund: Govt spends allocation in 5 months

Around Tk 2,500 crore set aside in the current fiscal’s budget as contingency fund and block allocation has been exhausted in less than five months to meet the demands for additional funds from ministries and divisions ahead of the election. Officials in the budget wing of the finance ministry told New Age that Tk 1,200 crore was spent by October […]

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British PM hopeful of proper, fair polls in Bangladesh

British prime minister David Cameron has expressed his hope that the forthcoming election in Bangladesh will pass off ‘properly and fairly’. He made the remark while addressing a function on the 9th British Curry Awards 2013 at Battersea Evolution in London on November 25, according to a media release and Channel S report. David Cameron highly appreciated the contribution of […]

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JL man killed in Comilla

Police recovered the body of a Juba League activist from Raipur Dighirpar area in Daudkandi upazila Saturday morning. They also arrested a man for his suspected involvement in the killing of Miraz Khandaker, 32, son of Ramizuddin Khandaker, of Donercher village in the upazila. Daudkandi police officer-in-charge Abul Faysal said that Miraz along with his family was living at Donercher […]

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Univ admission seekers worried for frequent test deferrals

University admission seekers and their guardians are worried because of the deferral of admission tests in public universities for general strikes and blockade enforced by opposition political parties. Political programmes have also caused inconvenience to the admission who cannot move about freely to take the tests. As there is shortage of seats in public universities, aspirants usually apply for admission […]

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Full-fledged power import from India begins Tuesday

The state-run Power Development Board is likely to start importing 500MW of electricity from India on Tuesday, two days after the contracts come into effect today, officials said. Power Grid Company of Bangladesh managing director Chowdhury Alamgir Hossain said, ‘Now the transmission is suspended to increase the transmission capacity. We are expecting to start drawing 500MW of electricity from Tuesday […]

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Arson attack on bus: Condition of victims worsens

The health condition of 17 people, who were severely burnt in an arson attack on a bus near the Shahbagh crossing in Dhaka, is deteriorating, physicians at the burn and plastic surgery unit in Dhaka Medical College Hospital said. The hospital authorities, meanwhile, set up an 11-member medical board for the treatment of the victims. Neurosurgery professor Kazi Din Mohammad […]

December 1, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Ban Ki-moon ‘encourages AL-BNP consensus’

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has encouraged Bangladesh’s two major political parties – Awami League and BNP – to reach a mutually agreed consensus through ‘constructive dialogue’ to hold a ‘non-violent’ election in Bangladesh with the participation of all parties. Ambassador and permanent representative of Bangladesh to the UN Dr AK Abdul Momen shared the content of the letter sent to […]

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Kishoreganj AL Leader resigns

Former Awami League lawmaker, from Kishoreganj-3 constituency, Mizanul Haque has resigned from the party after being overlooked for MP nomination. The party has nominated Md Nasirul Islam as its candidate for the constituency. ‘I have sent my resignation to the party chief. I will contest as an independent candidate to fulfill the wishes of the people of the area,’ Haque […]

December 1, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

EC asks advisers, local body representatives to consult lawyer

Election commissioner Abu Hafiz on Saturday asked advisers to the prime minister and representatives of different local government bodies to consult their lawyers to decide whether they would be able to contest the polls. ‘We will ask all of them to consult their lawyers on their own to decide whether they will be able to contest the polls,’ said Abu […]

December 1, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Release leaders, create atmosphere for talks, BNP asks govt

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Saturday asked the government to release all leaders and activists of the opposition to create an atmosphere for dialogue. In a statement, BNP joint secretary general Salahuddin Ahmed, who is now acting as the party’s spokesperson, said ministers of the ‘illegal’ government were trying to create ‘confusion’ in the name of discussion. He said all […]

December 1, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

DCCI worried over unrest in apparel sector

Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry has expressed deep concern over the current spell of labour unrest and violence that have been taking a heavy toll on the country’s prime export earning apparel industry. ‘If this kind of violence is not stopped right now, it will affect the whole industry which may cause a serious damage to our economy . […]

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President, PM call for AIDS awareness

President M Abdul Hamid and the prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, have called for creating awareness about fatal disease AIDS in the country. In separate messages on the eve of World AIDS Day 2013, they wished success of all programmes of the day. In his message, the president said AIDS is a preventable disease. The practice of religious, social and family […]

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Police informer found dead

The slaughtered body of a police informer was recovered from Tiabari Mahalla in Savar municipality Saturday morning. The deceased was identified as Rashid Mollah, 26, son of Chakel Mollah of the area. Victim’s sister Akhi said Rashid, who was a firewood trader by profession, went out of his house around 10:00pm on Friday and since then he remained missing. Local […]

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Cop run over in capital

A policeman was killed as a speeding truck ran over him in the city’s Postagola area early Saturday. The deceased was identified as Manjurul Haque, 42, a constable of Kadamtali police station and son of Abul Kalam of Rasulpur village in Nandail upazila of Mymensingh district. The police said the truck knocked down on-duty Manjurul around 12:25am while he was […]

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11 pushed in by BSF

Eleven Bangladeshi nationals were pushed into Bangladesh by the Indian Border Security Force through Bangabari border under Gomostapur upazila in Chapainawabganj Friday night. Gomostapur police detained them at Naderabad area under Alinagar union of the Upazila in the district on Saturday around 8:00am, OC of Gomostapur police station said. The detained people were Milon, 24, Manu Chandra Roy, 24, and […]

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Two held with 400 bullets

Police arrested two persons and seized 400 rounds of bullet from their possession at GEC intersection under Chawkbazar police station in the port city early Saturday. The arrested were Anwar Hossain, 28, and Abul Hossain, 30. Chawkbazar police officer-in-charge Atik Ahmed said that during a regular search, the police recovered the ammunition from the two while they were travelling by […]

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