Archive for December 3rd, 2013

Over half of registered parties boycott polls

A total of 1,107 candidates from 14 political parties, mostly belonging to the Awami League-led governing coalition, have submitted nomination papers for contesting the 10th parliamentary election with most of the political parties, including the Bangladesh Nationalist Party-led opposition, boycotting the polls. It was the lowest total of nomination papers submitted for any general election in the history of Bangladesh. […]

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Home ministry preparing for election security

The home ministry has started making all preparations to strengthen security across the country for the 10th parliamentary elections scheduled for January 5, 2014 amidst violent protests by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party-led opposition alliance. A cell under an additional secretary is being set up to monitor the overall law and order across the country following a directive from the Prime […]

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2 more killed in violence

At least two people were killed and dozens injured on Monday as sporadic clashes and acts of arson and sabotage marked the third day of the fresh spell of the opposition-enforced rail-road-waterway blockade which has been extended by 59 hours ending at 5:00pm Thursday. Buses were burnt and railway lines sabotaged as clashes between demonstrators and the police were reported […]

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Uncertainties over election challenges Bangladesh, IMF

Bangladesh is facing a serious challenge because of general strikes and uncertainties associated with the upcoming election, International Monetary Fund said Sunday. The IMF said that the political uncertainties would slow down the growth. The lender was approving disbursement of US$140 million, fourth trance of the Extended Credit Facility deal with the country. Besides, it identified that higher costs, upgrading […]

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WTO Ministerial begins today in Bali

Dhaka along with other 48 least developed countries who are the members of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) will push forward their five-point agenda including getting duty-free and quota free market access for their products at the 9th WTO ministerial conference in Indonesian resort island Bali. The three-day conference will begin today as the trade ministers and representatives from all […]

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Postpone poll schedules, save country: Khaleda to EC

The BNP chairperson, Khaleda Zia, on Monday night urged the Election Commission to postpone the schedule announced for the 10th parliamentary election and thus save the country. ‘I want to tell the Election Commission, save the country by postponing the election schedule and not to be used as a puppet of a particular party by taking initiatives for holding a […]

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Bus kills woman, her daughter in city

The eight-year old Jamila asked her mother Mahinur Akhter to take her to her working place. As per her wish, Mahinur, 30, a domestic help, took Jamila to the place at Merul Badda where she worked as maid. Finishing her job, Mahinur was returning home in the evening along with her daughter, but a reckless bus put an end to […]

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Standard Group factory fire: Police detain 41 so far

The police have so far arrested 41 people in connection with the arson attack on compliant apparel factory of Standard Group at Konabari in Gazipur on November 28, the officials said on Monday. The police started investigation amid the continued protest by the business groups as a group of assailants set fire to the multi-storey apparel unit, leaving more than […]

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Japan echoes UNHC’s concern over violence

Japan ambassador to Bangladesh Shiro Sadoshima on Monday echoed the concern expressed by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on the political confrontation and recent violence in the country. Shiro in a statement said, ‘We are also deeply grieved at ever increasing violence in Bangladesh.’ He said Japan, as a long-time friend and important stakeholder of Bangladesh, […]

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Pregnant woman burned as human hauler torched

The woman who was carrying for six months sustained severe burn injuries as assailants torched a human hauler throwing petrol bomb. The woman, Shirina Begum, 18, an apparel worker of Sinha group, was going to work at her factory at Kanchpur area of Narayanganj riding on a human hauler. As the human hauler reached near Derma Bridge area, some assailants […]

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Patients suffer, unable to reach hospitals due to blockade

The ongoing nationwide blockade has been causing immense sufferings to the patients. The transport disruptions are causing extra sufferings to thousands of patients needing treatment in hospitals. Besides the opposition, the patients and their relatives also blamed the election commission and the government for taking no initiative for an inclusive election that could end the blockade. Patient admissions into the […]

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AL asks polls candidates to take safety precautions

The Awami League high command has asked its election candidates to be extra careful about their safety and to keep personal security guards as a precaution, party insiders confirmed New Age. Motorcades of two polls candidates of the AL, including party general secretary and LGRD minister Syed Ashraful Islam, came under attack since the opposition-enforced blockade began on Sunday. Besides, […]

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UN rep meets CEC

United Nations resident coordinator in Bangladesh Neal Walker held talks with the chief election commissioner, Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad, at the EC secretariat on Monday. A three-member delegation, led by Neal Walker, sat for the meeting with the CEC at 2:40pm which lasted for an hour. It couldn’t be known what issues came up at the meeting as Neal Walker made […]

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EC orders transfer of Dhaka div commissioner, Khulna DC

The Election Commission on Monday ordered transfer of Dhaka divisional commissioner and Khulna deputy commissioner for ‘negligence of duty’. An election commissioner told New Age that the EC took the decision after a meeting Monday evening. ‘We have asked the authorities concerned to transfer Dhaka divisional commissioner AN Shamsuddin Azad Chowdhury and Khulna deputy commissioner Mesbahuddin for negligence in carrying […]

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FFs start hunger strike for peace

Freedom fighters under the banner of ‘Freedom Fighters of Warfront’ on Monday started a three-day hunger strike on the premises of Central Shaheed Minar in the capital demanding restoration of peace in the country. More than a hundred freedom fighters from different parts of the country converged on Shaheed Minar since the morning to protest the countrywide violence in the […]

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‘BJP to support LBA bill tabling’

The India’s Congress-led coalition government has reportedly obtained support of its rival BJP for tabling the much-talked-about bill pertaining to the Land Boundary Agreement with Bangladesh in the winter session of the parliament starting Thursday. The Indian Express newspaper, however, reported that the bill was unlikely to be taken up for ratification, with the BJP making it clear that the […]

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Govt to introduce bird flu vaccines for poultry farms from mid-Dec

The department of livestock is going to introduce bird flu vaccines among the poultry farms in Dhaka division from mid-December, a senior official said on Monday. Livestock department director general Mosaddek Hossain told New Age that the vaccines against H5N1 and H5N2 viruses that were successfully experimented last year, would be allowed for use in the poultry farms in Narayanganj, […]

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2 bank staff killed in Pabna

The bodies of two bank staff were found at Kalikapur in Ishwardi upazila of Pabna Monday morning. The deceased were identified as Abul Kalam Azad, cashier of Pubali Bank Maligachha branch under sadar upazila and Amir Ali, peon of the same bank. They came from Badai village in Sujanagar upazila and Ranigram village in sadar upazila respectively. Shahnur Alam Patwary, […]

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JU VC, Juta president get death threat

Jahangirnagar University vice-chancellor Professor Anwar Hossain and JU Teachers’ Association president Professor Ajit Kumar Majumder have received death threats over their cell phones. University sources said Anwar received a text message on his cell phone sent from 01786321251 on Sunday which read that he would be killed on his return to the university campus. Also on the day, Juta president […]

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DLA rally calls for ending political violence

Leaders of the Democratic Left Alliance at a rally in the city on Monday called on the election-time government to refrain from holding unilateral national elections without the participation of the opposition political parties. The DLA, a combine of eight left-leaning political parties held the rally in front of National Museum at Shahbagh, demanding an end of current political crisis […]

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