Archive for February 1st, 2014

Abduction on rise

Incidents of kidnap mainly for ransoms have increased in the past year with children becoming the prime victims who in some cases are killed for their parents’ inability to buy their freedom. At least six bodies of schoolchildren were recovered in the last 10 days of January in five districts after being kidnapped as their families had failed to pay […]

February 1, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page

Ekushey Book Fair begins today

Amar Ekushey Book Fair 2014, this time extended into Suhrawardy Udyan from the Bangla Academy begins today, organisers said. Two hundred and ninety-nine publishing houses, government, non-government and autonomous organisations and socio-cultural groups are taking part in the fair this year. The fair in the past year housed 274 institutions inside the academy. The organisers allotted 534 stall units to […]

February 1, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page

BNP to hold protest rallies across country today

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party-led opposition alliance will hold protest rallies across the country but the capital Dhaka today demanding the cancellation of January 5 elections. The agitation programme has been taken also to protest killings, disappearance and torture in police custody of opposition activists and for denying permission to hold black-flag processions on January 29. The BNP’s assistant office secretary […]

February 1, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page

Jamaat calls daylong hartal for Monday

Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami called a day-long countrywide hartal for Monday to protest at the death sentence a court had handed down to its amir Matiur Rahman Nizami in the 10-truck arms haul cases, a party statement said on Friday. This is the first countrywide hartal called by any political entity since the Awami League-led government assumed power on January 12. A […]

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Three ‘robbers’ killed in police encounter

Three alleged robbers were killed in a ‘shootout’ with the police at Baldipukur in Mithapukur upazila on Dhaka-Rangpur highway on Friday morning, the police said. Of the three deceased, Ripon Islam alias Ripon Islam, 35, and Jahangir Hossain Anwar, 35, died on the spot while the third, Ahmed Ali, 35, died at Rangpur Medical College and Hospital at about 1:30pm, […]

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Sub-contracting RMG factories to come under regulations

The apparel factories involved in sub-contracting business must be complaint on labour issues, working conditions, wages and building construction, said a draft guidelines prepared by the government. The guidelines to come into effect by the end of this month are aimed at regulating the sprawling sector, which still remains largely unaccountable for their low standard in industrial operations and abuse […]

February 1, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page

6 killed in road accidents in city

At least six people were killed in road accidents in the capital’s Hatirjheel, Gabtoli, Kamalapur, Tejgaon, Postogola, and Kuril Bishwa Road areas on Friday. The deceased were aged between 19 to 27 years. In Hatirjheel area, a young man died and three others sustained severe injuries when two motorbikes collided and crashed into the roadside divider. Ramna police sub-inspector (investigation) […]

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Inside Pakistan army bomb school

Militants in Pakistan have found clever ways to hide homemade bombs. They’ve been strapped to children’s bicycles, hidden inside water jugs and even hung in tree branches. But the most shocking place that Brigadier Basim Saeed has heard of such a device being planted was inside a hollowed-out book made to look like a Quran, Islam’s holy book. A soldier […]

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2nd phase of Ijtema begins at Tongi

The second phase of Bishwa Ijtema began on the bank of the river Turag at Tongi on Friday with tens of thousands of Muslims joining the sessions of sermon and prayers. The Ijtema venue turned into a human sea at the time of the Juma prayers as people from adjoining areas of Tongi and Uttara thronged the venue to attend […]

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Govt fails to protect religious minorities

Politicians and leaders of the civil society on Friday alleged that the government had failed to protect the religious minorities of the country from the deadly violence. At a discussion meeting on ‘post-poll violence on minorities, sharing knowledge of the witnesses and duties in future’, they said communalism was created in the country for political reasons and for use of […]

February 1, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

13 killed in road mishaps

At least 13 people were killed in traffic accidents in Chandpur, Tangail, Gazipur, Bogra Savar, Ashulia, Jessore, and Sylhet. In Sylhet, a stone trader was killed and three others, including a minor boy, were injured critically in two separate traffic accidents in the city on early Friday and Thursday evening. Locals set fire to a truck and confined the helper […]

February 1, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

People hurl shoes, stones at AL lawmaker in Ctg

People hurled shoes and stones at the Awami League lawmaker for the Satkania and Lohagara constituency at a meeting at Chunti of Lohagara in Chittagong on Friday evening when he was giving a speech. Abu Reja Mohammed Nezam Uddin Nadvi, the Awami League lawmaker for the constituency said to be the stronghold of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami and Islami Chhatra Shibir, took […]

February 1, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Call to scrap Rampal power plant deal

Leaders of the National Committee to Protect Oil, Gas, Mineral Resources, Power and Ports on Friday urged the government to scrap the agreement with an Indian company to install a coal-based thermal power plant at Rampal in Bagerhat, terming it contrary to our national interests. The leaders at a meeting at the business office of the committee’s convener in the […]

February 1, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

BNP leader Bulu’s father-in-law dies

Agronomist Dr ASMN Iqbal, father-in-law of BNP joint secretary general and former commerce adviser Barkatullah Bulu, died on Friday in a city hospital at the age of 78. Iqbal, who had long been suffering from cancer, breathed his last at Square Hospital in the afternoon. Meanwhile, BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia expressed deep shock at the death of Iqbal. In a […]

February 1, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

1 killed, 7 injured in clash over land dispute

An elderly man was killed and at least seven others were injured in a clash over a land dispute at Shankarpasha under Abhaynagar upazila in Jessore on Friday. The deceased was identified as Abdul Aziz Mollah, 55, a worker at Jessore Jute Industries Ltd in Nawapara industrial town and a resident of Shankarpasha. The injured are Makit Mollah, 47, Waliar […]

February 1, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

BRTC profit falls despite heavy investment

The government is going inject fresh funds into Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation that is struggling to improve its operational profit despite heavy investment in last five years, officials said. More than 900 buses were purchased for the state-owned corporation in last five years at a cost of around Tk 700 crore. But the corporation cut a sorry figure in improving […]

February 1, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Parents confused about MR vaccination

The ongoing measles-rubella vaccination campaign has created confusion among the parents whether the vaccine administered was needed for the children who had taken regular dose and also the second booster dose of the anti-measles vaccine. Experts said that taking the vaccine during the campaign was not necessary for the children who had already taken the regular dose and also the […]

February 1, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

BNP terms verdict in 10-truck arms haul case politically motivated

Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Friday termed ‘farcical and ‘politically motivated’ the verdict on the case of 10-truck arms haul to eliminate the opposition. BNP joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi at a news briefing at the party central office said those who had seized the arms were implicated in the case and the verdict was given after holding their trial. […]

February 1, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

AL prefers its existing chairmen to contest upazila polls

Little changes are expected in nominating Awami League candidates in the Upazila Parishad elections to be held in phases from February 19 as the party now prefers to extend its support to most of the existing Upazila chairmen in the electoral race, said party insiders. They said that the party would only bring changes in the candidates of the Upazilas […]

February 1, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Hindu farmer killed for land

A Hindu farmer died early Friday at Rangpur Medical College Hospital after being beaten up allegedly by a local BNP leader in Kamlabari village under Aditmari upazila of the district on Wednesday. The deceased was identified as Subal Chandra Roy, 50, son of late Khasru Chandra Roy of Taluk Dulali village. Subal’s two sons – Paresh and Madhab – were […]

February 1, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

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