Archive for December, 2013

DU white panel for removal of Shahbagh OC

White panel teachers of Dhaka University on Monday gave the vice-chancellor an ultimatum to remove Shahbagh police officer-in-charge Serajul Islam within next 24 hours. Pro-BNP-Jamaat teachers, led by former pro-vice-chancellor AFM Yusuf Haider, submitted a memorandum to vice-chancellor AAMS Arefin Siddique following Sunday’s attack on teachers by Muktijoddha Prajanma League that left at least six injured. Their demands also include […]

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Sheikh Belal envoy to Netherlands

The government has appointed Sheikh Mohammed Belal, an officer of Bangladesh Foreign Service, as ambassador to the Netherlands. Based in The Hague, Belal, currently a director general (East Asia and Pacific) at the foreign ministry, will also be concurrently accredited to the Republic of Poland and Bosnia-Herzegovina. During his career in foreign service, Belal served in Bangladesh embassies in Australia, […]

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Dense fog disrupts ferry services again

Ferry services on the Paturia-Daulatdia route remained suspended for 10 hours since 11:00pm on Sunday due to dense fog. Like the previous days, five ferries — Shah Paran, Amanat Shah, Motiur Rahman, Saha Ali and Khanjahan Ali plying the Daulatdia-Paturia route —remained stranded in the mid-river due to poor visibility. Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation manager Bidyut Kumar Saha said […]

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JP faction fears civil war

Jatiya Party faction led by Kazi Zafar Ahmed on Monday feared that the country might face a civil war if the January 5 election was not postponed and a fresh schedule not announced. The party also condemned the arrest of its 15 leaders and activists and demanded their immediate release. In an emergency meeting, the party decided to postpone its […]

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98.58pc pass primary exams

Results of the Primary Education Completion and Ibtedayi Education Completion examinations were published on Monday demonstrating that the success rate and the number of highest Grade Point Average 5 scorers increased this year compared with that of past year. The pass rate in general education primary schools increased by 1.23 percentage point to 98.58 this year from 97.35 in 2012. […]

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DMP restricts city dwellers’ movement on 31st night

Dhaka Metropolitan Police have imposed restrictions on movement of city dwellers on the night of December 31. The decision was taken in a bid to avoid any unwanted situation and ensuring security of the residents of the capital, said DMP commissioner Benazir Ahmed. At a press briefing on Monday at the DMP media centre, the commissioner also said that DMP […]

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Family to get Tk 5 lakh if govt official dies while on duty

The family of the government officials, who would die while on duty, will get Tk 5 lakh and the officials who would suffer serious injury would get Tk 2 lakh in compensation from the government exchequer. Following a proposal of the Election Commission to raise the ceiling of compensation for the government officials if they get killed or hurt while […]

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Fundamental values can’t be undermined by BNP-Jamaat

Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali told EU ambassadors on Monday that a responsible government cannot relinquish its responsibilities and allow the fundamental values of the statehood to be undermined by the indiscriminate terrorist acts perpetrated by the BNP and Jamaat-Shibir. Talking to the envoys on the events of 29 December, the foreign minister pointed out the contradiction that the leader […]

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Protest against Khaleda’s remarks on Gopalganj

Residents of Gopalganj are incensed with opposition leader Khaleda Zia’s threat to change the name of the district. Socio-cultural organisations and political parties including ruling Awami League and its affiliates took out processions one after another in the district on Sunday evening after Khaleda’s remarks in the afternoon. Protest rallies and procession also took place at Tungiparha, Kotaliparha, Moqsudpur and […]

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March for Democracy: BNP men did not respond to Khaleda’s call : AL

Awami League joint general secretary Dipu Moni on Monday claimed that the government did not enforce blockade all over the country to create bar to the opposition men to join the ‘March for Democracy’ towards Dhaka. ‘It is not a blockade. The government has taken all-out measures to save the lives and properties of the people from the anarchy of […]

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Russian embassy catches fire

A fire broke out on the Russian embassy premises at Gulshan circle 2 in the capital Monday morning. Fire service officials said the fire erupted in a tin-shed waiting room of the embassy at about 9:00am and soon engulfed the entire room. On information, two fire fighting units rushed to the spot and put out the flame at about 9:30am. […]

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Army man dies in Pirganj road mishap

An Army man was killed on the spot in a road accident at Jagannathpur point on the Rangpur-Dhaka highway under Pirganj upazila in Rangpur Monday morning, police sources said. The deceased was identified as Sepoy Toffael Ahmed, 19, son of Nizam Uddin of village Choramchhonda under Gafargaon upazila in Mymensingh district. The accident occurred after the deceased suddenly fell down […]

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Reshuffle in judiciary

Five district and sessions judges and officials of equivalent level, five additional district judges and a joint metropolitan sessions judge and an official of equivalent level have been transferred to different places. The government has transferred the judges and judicial officials in consultation with the Bangladesh Supreme Court and with its approval, said a press release of the law, justice […]

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50 shops burnt in Barisal

A fire damaged more than 50 shops with goods worth Tk 8 core at Shaheberhut of Agoiljhara upazila in Barisal early Monday. Sources in the fire service and administration confirmed the news. Secretary of Saheberhut Bazaar Committee Bishwajit Haldar said fire instigated from short-circuit at Student Tailors of Sangkar Kar at about 8:30pm on Sunday and rapidly spread in the market […]

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Man found dead in Gazipur

The Kaliakoir police recovered the body of a man at village Goalarchala under Kaliakoir Upazila in Gazipur on Monday. The deceased was Mobarak Hossain, 30, and a fish trader of the area. Kalikoir police assistant subinspector Safikul Islam, quoting the victim’s family, said Mobarak went out of his house Sunday noon and did not return. Later, on Monday local people […]

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Robbers loot gold, cash from 2 houses

Robbers looted gold, cash and other valuables from two houses at village Gandhail under Shivalaya upazila in Manikganj early Monday. One of the victim house owners, Md Shofiuddin Mohi, said some masked robbers knocked at their door at about 12:00am and asked them to open the door introducing themselves as policemen. The robbers looted around 12 tolas of gold ornaments, […]

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AL leader slain in Sirajganj

A ruling Awami League leader was killed by some unidentified assailants in Sirajganj on Monday. Police recovered the body from village Satiantali under sadar upazila at night and sent it to Sirajganj General Hospital for post-mortem. The deceased was identified as Saiful Islam, 45, son of Md Abdul Gafur of village Baoitara under Sirajganj Sadar upazila. Saiful, and the sports’ […]

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Textbook festival Jan 2

The National Curriculum and Textbook Board completed all preparation to reach around 30 crore textbooks to 3.75 crore students of primary, secondary, ebtedayee, dakhil, dakhil vocational and SSC vocational level. NCTB chairman M Shafiqur Rahman told the news agency that the government will celebrate book festival on January 2, 2014. New textbooks will be provided to the all students of […]

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Rezaul elected chair of Lions Foundation

Lion AKM Rezaul Hoque MJF has been elected chairman of Bangladesh Lions Foundation for the 2013-2015 tenure. The election was held during the 37th AGM of Bangladesh Lions Foundation in the Lion Humayun Zahir auditorium at Lions Bhaban on Begum Rokeya Sarani at Agrgaon in Dhaka on Friday. He is presently GLT coordinator, MD-315. He is the past district governor […]

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Rights activists demand marking domestic work as hazardous

Child rights activists in a seminar in Dhaka on Monday demanded inclusion of domestic works on the list of hazardous works for children. Bangladesh Shishu Adhikar Forum organised the programme titled ‘rights of child domestic workers at risk: possible way forward’ at Bangladesh Institute of Administration and Management Foundation auditorium. They that the government prepared the list of hazardous works […]

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