Archive for December 27th, 2013

Cop killed, eight injured in bomb attack on police car

A police constable died after he along with eight others had became wounded as miscreants exploded several crude bombs into a police car in the Rajshahi city on Thursday when the BNP-led alliance was holding a procession. Constable Siddhartha died from his injuries in Combined Military Hospital in Dhaka on Thursday night after he had been flown from Rajshahi to […]

December 27, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

March to Dhaka: BNP activists start arriving in capital

Grassroots and mid-level leaders and activists of Bangladesh Nationalist Party and its associate organisations have started coming to the capital in advance to join the ‘march to Dhaka’ programme on December 29. Some leaders of BNP and its different wings told New Age on Thursday that leaders and activists from different districts, particularly distant districts, have started arriving in advance […]

December 27, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

None of 2008’s int’l observers confirm polls monitoring

At least half of the international organisations and countries which sent observers to monitor the 2008 general elections will not observe the national election scheduled for January 5 because of concerns about its credibility. In addition, only a handful of the local organisations which deployed about 1.6 lakh observers in the 2008 general elections have informed the Election Commission that […]

December 27, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

Don’t vote people named in Padma scam: PM

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Thursday urged people not to give vote to the candidates whose name came in Padma Bridge scam and for whom the dignity of the country was undermined. Sheikh Hasina, also president of Bangladesh Awami League, also said BNP have to wait for next election train as they missed the first one. ‘Dialogue may be […]

December 27, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

Hefazat to stage agitation in capital under Desh Raksha Mancha

Hefazat-e-Islam is planning to stage agitation in Dhaka city before January 5 general elections in guise of a separate platform named ‘Desh Raksha Mancha’ to protest the ‘autocratic’ activities of the government. The decision of formation of the platform came at a crucial meeting of the Chittagong-based Islamist organisation held on Wednesday at Al Jamiatul Ahlia Darul Ulum Muinul Islam […]

December 27, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

Joint forces drive on with 450 arrests in 2 days

The joint force operation continued across the country on Thursday amid army patrol to assist the law enforcement agencies for the national elections scheduled for January 5. The joint forces, composed of the police, the Rapid Action Battalion and the Border Guard Bangladesh, arrested at least 252 opposition men at places across the country on Wednesday night and Thursday, with […]

December 27, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

Govt suspends order to deposit licensed guns as many feel insecure

The government on Thursday suspended the order it had issued earlier asking all to deposit their licensed firearms and ammunition to the nearest police stations or the legal dealers by December 27 ahead of the January 5 parliamentary polls. The home ministry’s latest order, however, said that there would be a ban on carrying of the licensed firearms in and […]

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BGB, RAB to escort ballot papers

The Election Commission on Thursday instructed the authorities concerned to ensure escort by paramilitary Border Guard Bangladesh and Rapid Action Battalion to the vehicles carrying election materials, including ballot papers, for the January 5 parliamentary polls. EC officials said the commission would start sending today ballot papers and result management system to the returning officers for 146 constituencies where polling […]

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AL asks EC to prevent Dhaka march

The ruling Awami League on Thursday asked the Election Commission to take steps to prevent the opposition’s ‘march to Dhaka’ scheduled for December 29 from happening, terming it a ‘punishable offense’ as the progamme was aimed at resisting the January 5 polls. An AL delegation led by its presidium member Mohiuddin Khan Alamgir went to the EC secretary and made […]

December 27, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

Army deployed for election duty

The deployment of army ahead of the January 5 national election began on Thursday as a strike force to create an election-friendly atmosphere. The Inter Service Public Relations Directorate on Thursday said that the army is being deployed at the request of the Election Commission ‘in aid of the civil administration’. It said the troops are mainly being deployed at […]

December 27, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

Printing press owners curse unilateral polls

Printing press owners across the county have cursed the confrontational politics that has turned the next general election into a lopsided affair and spoiled a seasonal business opportunity for them. They said the election candidates are not showing interest for campaigning with postures, leaflets, cards and banners to woo the voters and thus deprived them of a certain income. With […]

December 27, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

Russia won’t deploy elections observers

Russia joined the United States, the Commonwealth and the European Union in their decision not to deploy observers for the 10th parliamentary elections scheduled for January 5. ‘We invited Russia to observe the elections. But the Russian ambassador in Dhaka told me that the country was unable to observe the elections as it was in a prolonged Christmas vacation which […]

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Fire at Ashulia garment factory

A readymade garment’s factory in Savar’s Ashula was caught on fire on Thursday. Dhaka Export Processing Zone’s fire station official Abdul Hamid Mia said the fire broke out at the 7-storey building around 8:00am on Thursday. Two units of the fire service have put out the fire around 10:00am. He said they suspect an electrical malfunction at the store-room on […]

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Govt to brief diplomats on RMG sector action plan

The government will hold a meeting with diplomats stationed in Dhaka on Monday to inform them of the progress made in implementing the programmes for improving working condition and workers’ rights in the garment sector. A government official told New Age that the ambassadors of the United States, European Union, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, major buyers of Bangladeshi […]

December 27, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

Garment workers rally against Cambodian govt

Several thousand garment workers pressing for higher wages joined opposition activists in protests in Cambodia’s capital on Thursday, adding to pressure on the prime minister, Hun Sen. The protests in Phnom Penh came as the country’s garment manufacturers association recommended that its members stop operations for a week. It cited a fear that demonstrators might damage the factories if workers […]

December 27, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

Local admin asked to step up efforts against violence

The government on Thursday asked senior bureaucrats to take measures to activate the field administration against the current political violence to ensure a smooth holding of the national elections scheduled for January 5. The cabinet secretary, Mohammad Musharraf Hossain Bhuiyan, gave the directives at an emergency meeting with the secretaries. ‘We have discussed the overall law and order of the […]

December 27, 2013 · 0 comments · Back Page

Agrani, Janata get Tk 1,895 crore recapitalisation fund

The finance ministry on Thursday injected Tk 1,895 crore as recapitalisation fund to state-owned Agrani Bank and Janata Bank in an effort to strengthen the ailing commercial banks now plagued by loan scandals and soaring classified loans. Of the Tk 1,895 crore, Agrani has been given Tk 1,081 crore and the Janata Tk 814 crore, a high official in the […]

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2 AL men killed in Jessore

Two local leaders of ruling Awami League and its front organisation were killed in two separate incidents in Jessore on Thursday. The deceased were Rabiul Islam, 45, president of Gadkhali union unit Awami League and Shafi Kamal, 51, former president of Monirampur upazila unit Krishak League, peasant wing of the ruling party. Rabiul was injured seriously in an attack with […]

December 27, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Ganajagaran Mancha submits memo to commerce secy

Ganajagaran Mancha on Thursday submitted a memorandum to the commerce secretary, pressing for severing trade ties with Pakistan and cancellation of the allotment of stalls and pavilions to Pakistani businesspeople at Dhaka International Trade Fair. A six-member delegation led by Imran H Sarkar, the spokesperson for Ganajagaran Mancha, submitted the memorandum to commerce secretary Mahbub Ahmed at about 2:00pm. Ganajagaran […]

December 27, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Aftab Murder: Detectives suspect missing driver

Family members and detectives suspect the ‘escaped’ driver of masterminding the murder of Ekushey Padak winner photojournalist Aftab Ahmed. Meanwhile, a case was filed with Rampura police station against the driver and unmanned 2/3 people, said Rampura police officer-in-charge Kripa Sindhu Bala. Victim’s son Monwar Ahmed Sagor filed the case against driver Kabir and others. Sagor said that Kabir took […]

December 27, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

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