Archive for December 18th, 2013

Joint forces drive: 6 killed in 2 days

Six people were killed in drives of joint forces of the police, the Rapid Action Battalion and the Border Guard Bangladesh against ‘anarchists’ that rampaged through Satkhira and Lakshmipur in the past two days. Two Jamaat-e-Islami and Islami Chhatra Shibir activists were killed in the drives in Satkhira Monday and Jamaat activists hacked to death an Awami League leader amid […]

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1971 war crimes punishment: Dhaka lodges protest with Islamabad

Bangladesh on Tuesday expressed outrage over the uncalled for resolutions adopted by Pakistan National Assembly and the Punjab Provincial Assembly on the execution of Jamaat leader Quader Molla for his 1971 war crimes. Foreign ministry secretary for bilateral affairs Mustafa Kamal summoned Pakistan high commissioner in Dhaka Afrasiab Mehdi Hashmi and conveyed the outrage in a protest note. Mustafa conveyed […]

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Victory Day celebrated

The nation celebrated its 43rd Victory Day with tens of thousands of people visiting and placing flowers at the National Memorial at Savar and other war monuments across the country to pay homage to war heroes on Monday, with a call for the execution of all verdicts against the war criminals and a boycott of war criminals and the people […]

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EU envoys advise against sending polls observers

European Union ambassadors in Dhaka have recommended to its Brussels headquarters that no international observers should be sent to monitor the forthcoming elections in Bangladesh, New Age has learnt. In a report sent on Monday to the EU political and security committee, the Dhaka-based ambassadors stated that the election due to be held on January 5 was ‘not credible,’ particularly […]

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10th JS polls possible with fresh schedule: NI Khan

The main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Tuesday said that it was still possible to hold elections to the 10th parliament by announcing a fresh schedule by scrapping the election results of candidates who were elected unopposed. The party said that Pakistan’s national assembly had passed a resolution against the execution of Jamaat-e-Islami leader Abdul Quader Mollah taking the advantage […]

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We’re still assessing situation: Mozena

US ambassador in Dhaka Dan Mozena on Tuesday said the US is still assessing the evolving political situation mentioning that the current situation underscores the need for proceeding more urgently to find some way for an election that the people of Bangladesh want and deserve. ‘We’re still assessing the situation. I’m certainly aware of that,’ the US envoy told reporters […]

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4th spell of blockade begins with stray incidents

Stray incidents of violence and arson marked the first day of the fourth spell of the Bangladesh-Nationalist Party-led opposition alliance-enforced blockade of road, railway and waterways on Tuesday. The 72-hour blockade began at 6:00am on Tuesday and would end at 6:00am on Friday if it was not extended further like the past three spells of blockade the alliance enforced since […]

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1971 WAR CRIMES: Prosecutor seeks Azhar’s indictment

The prosecution on Tuesday’s pre trial hearing sought the indictment of former Jatiya Party state minister Syed Md Qaisar on 18 counts of crimes against humanity he is accused of committing in Habiganj and Brahmanbaria during the Liberation War. In the International Crimes Tribunal – 2, prosecutor Rana Dasgupta made a forceful plea to indict him on the charges of […]

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EWG may skip observing Jan 5 polls

The Election Working Group, a platform of 29 non-government organisations which monitor elections, on Tuesday said the group may not observe the January 5 general election if the ongoing violence continues. ‘We have apprised the chief election commissioner that we will not be able to observe the polls considering the security of our observers if the ongoing violence continues,’ Taleya […]

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Ershad likely to be sent abroad

The Jatiya Party chairman, HM Ershad, who was picked up by people of an intelligence agency on December 12 and was admitted to Combined Military Hospital, is likely to be sent to a hospital abroad, party leaders and the family told New Age on Tuesday night. ‘Passports of four people, including that of Ershad and his son Erik Ershad, were […]

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Anisul signs ministry files

Jatiya Party faction leader Anisul Islam Mahmud, who resigned as water resources minister on December 8, has signed files of his ministry though he has not been going to the ministry since the submission of the his resignation. ‘The minister singed a file latest on December 15…I marked the files that required the approval of the minister and what I […]

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2 workers shot dead in city

Two constructions workers were shot dead and another was wounded by unnamed people at Madhya Badda in the capital Dhaka on Tuesday morning reportedly over the payment of extortion money. The deceased were Faruk Hawlader, 30, a brick layer, and Milon Hossain, 19, a day laborer. The other laborer who was injured is Md Mahmud, 35, also brother-in-law of Milon, […]

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Security beefed up at Dhaka airport

The government has beefed up security at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka in the wake of ongoing political violence restricting movement of visitors, officials said. The authorities took the decision of increasing vigilance following the recommendation from intelligence agencies. The Civil Aviation Authority, Bangladesh already restricted movement of visitors arrived at the grade 1 key point installation to either […]

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Moudud sued for grabbing house

The Anti-Corruption Commission on Tuesday filed a case against BNP stalwart Moudud Ahmed and his brother Manzur Ahmed, now living in London, on charge of grabbing a government house worth about Tk 300 crore. The commission deputy director Harunur Rashid filed the case with Gulshan police station. According to the first information report, the Dhaka Improvement Trust, now renamed as […]

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EC shifts law and order meeting to Dec 20

The Election Commission has shifted the date for holding the crucial meeting on law and order for the 10th parliamentary polls from December 19 to 20 for ‘unavoidable reasons.’ The EC is expected to decide in the meeting from when the troops will be deployed to maintain law and order during the polls in the wake of present political violence […]

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Bishwajit murder case verdict today

The family members of slain Bishwajit Das sought capital punishment of the 21 accused Bangladesh Chhatra League leaders as a trial court is scheduled to deliver the verdict of the sensational killing case today, one year after the incident in he city, triggering huge outcry. ‘The accused should get highest punishment considering their role during the attack…,’ said Bishwajit brother’s […]

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Current killings have no relation with polls: CEC

Chief Election Commissioner Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad on Tuesday said there is no relation between the current killings in the ongoing countrywide violence and the election. ‘There’s no relation between these (killings) and the election. Such incidents also took place before the announcement of the election schedule. It’s a matter of law and order. The law enforcers will take action against […]

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Nepal extends deadline on assembly selections

Nepal’s Election Commission on Tuesday gave political parties another week to name members who would fill the remaining 335 proportional seats in the body that will be tasked with writing the country’s constitution. That delays the formation of the 601-seat Constituent Assembly. Nepal has only a skeletal interim constitution, and the last assembly formed after 2008 elections didn’t manage to […]

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Police foil JP programmes

Police on Tuesday foiled a protest rally of Jatiya Party in Dhaka to press for immediate release of the party chief, HM Ershad. Meanwhile, the JP on Tuesday called a 48-hour strike in Rangpur division from Wednesday demanding release of Ershad and protesting at blasts at its party office in Rangpur. At least 10 JP activists were injured in a […]

December 18, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

AL convenes emergency meeting of alliance, CWC

The ruling Awami League has convened emergency meetings of the ruling alliance led by the party and its central working committee on Wednesday and Thursday respectively to discuss the latest political developments and make major decisions over the 10th parliamentary polls. Both the meetings will be held at the prime minister’s official residence Ganabhaban with Awami League president Sheikh Hasina, […]

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