Archive for February 6th, 2014

No land survey completed since independence

Bangladesh, even 42 years after its independence, has neither been able to complete a land survey of the whole country nor finished undertaking a ‘revisional settlement’ survey, which was first launched in 1966 by the then Pakistan government. In the absence of an up-to-date and comprehensive land survey, issues of ownership have become a longstanding source of conflict, contributing to […]

February 6, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page

World community accepts results of January 5 polls: PM

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Wednesday said in the parliament that the world community had accepted results of the national elections held on January 5. In reply to a question of Awami League lawmaker AKM Rahmatullah (Dhaka 11) during the question-answer session, she said that a number of states and heads of government had welcomed the government and sent […]

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Jamaat’s hartal today

The Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami is scheduled for today to enforce countrywide dawn-to-dusk general strike protesting against the death sentence for its chief Matiur Rahman Nizami in the 10-truck arms haul cases. The party in a release on February 3 called the first general strike since the Awami League-led government reassumed power on January 12. The Islamist party had initially called the […]

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Hasina remark over Khaleda in arms haul case baseless: BNP

The BNP on Wednesday said that the remarks the prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, made involving Khaleda Zia in the haul of 10 trucks of arms was baseless and politically motivated. ‘What the illegal prime minister said in the illegal parliament involving Khaleda Zia with the haul of 10 trucks of arms is totally baseless and false. She has said this […]

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Attacks in RU: BCL man held after home ministry order

The police on Wednesday afternoon arrested a leader of the Rajshahi University unit Chhatra League in connection with attacks on general students on the campus on February 2. The home affairs ministry earlier in the day ordered the police to arrest the people responsible for attacks on students who were rallying against an increase in fees and the move to […]

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Evening courses in RU: Teachers stand against students

Teachers in Rajshahi University have stood against students over the move for the introduction of evening courses on a commercial basis as all but a handful of teachers irrespective of party leaning are supporting the move, with the students, excluding Chhatra League activists, and a handful of teachers standing against the move. General students have held protests since January 6 […]

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AL denies Khaleda’s claim

Ruling Awami League presidium member Mohammad Nasim on Wednesday denied BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia’s claim that 300 opposition leaders and activists were killed or disappeared in the hands of joint force and Awami League from December 26 to January 27. He said that no innocent people and Bangladesh Nationalist Party man was killed during drives of joint forces and those […]

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Policeman killed in gunfight with pirates

A police constable was killed and three others were injured in a gunfight with the pirates in the Meghna River near Gajaria upazila of Munshiganj in the early hours of Wednesday. The deceased was identified as Abdul Malek, a constable of police, said Md Habibur Rahman, superintendent of police of Munshiganj district. Three other policemen – assistant subinspector Pradip Chandra […]

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Rein in your ‘terrorists’, PM asks Khaleda

Accusing BNP chairperson Khalead Zia of unleashing violence by her ‘terrorist outfits’, prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday asked the BNP chief to rein in her ‘terrorist and hooligan groups’. ‘You (Khaleda) must control these elements…you let loose them against Awami League leaders and workers. Each person has the right to lead a peaceful life and we will surely take […]

February 6, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

UNLF condemns arms haul case verdict

The United National Liberation Front, of Manipur in India, has said that Sheikh Hasina’s government in Bangladesh had ganged up with the Indian government in an undignified haste to sentence Paresh Baruah to death penalty in his absence in connection with the haul of arms in Chittagong in 2004. The UNLF, fighting for an independent socialist state Manipur in India, […]

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Shahid Commissioner remanded in police custody

A Dhaka court on Wednesday granted a five-day remand for former Dhaka City Corporation ward commissioner Saidur Rahman Shahid alias Shahid Commissioner in an arms case. Gandaria police sought a 10-day police remand while Shahid Commissioner’s lawyer Shadath Hossain pleaded for bail. After hearing, Dhaka metropolitan magistrate MA Salam granted a five-day remand rejecting bail plea. On Tuesday, Rapid Action […]

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Accused flees from court before verdict

A man allegedly escaped from a courtroom in Barisal before the pronouncement of verdict in his appeal against conviction in a theft case on Wednesday. Court staff said Hasan Haoladar, son of Sultan Haoladar of Chamta village under Bakerganj upazila in Barisal had been sentenced to rigorous imprisonment for a year by Judicial Magistrate’s Court on December 13, 2012 on […]

February 6, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Ministry takes initiative to reclaim RHD land

The communications minister, Obaidul Quader, on Wednesday ordered the district administrations and the Roads and Highways Department to reclaim roadside land that has been occupied at Savar, Hemayetpur, Pagla, Bhulta, Tongi, Cherag Ali Bazar and Board Bazar. The minister also asked the superintendent of police, deputy commissioner and RHD engineers to make the decision public on PA system in the […]

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42 detained from Bangla College hostel

The police, in a raid on the dormitory of Government Bangla College in the capital’s Mirpur area, detained 42 people mostly activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League and recovered arms and ammunition on early Wednesday. A pistol, 14 bullets and 21 machetes were recovered during the raid, said Darussalam police officer-in-charge Md Rafiqul Islam. Most of the detainees are the student […]

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Ex-AL MP Rashiduzzaman Dudu dies

Former Awami League MP from Kushtia-3 constituency and its district unit president Khandaker Rashiduzzaman Dudu died at city’s Apollo Hospital Wednesday morning. He was 70. Sources at the hospital said Khandaker Rashiduzzaman Dudu, also former chairman of Rupali Bank, was declared dead about 8:45am. They said Rashiduzzaman Dudu had died before he was taken to the hospital. He is survived […]

February 6, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Publication of list of workers killed in Rana Plaza collapse demanded

Bangladesh Garment Sramik Sanghati, a body of apparel workers rights, on Wednesday called on the Awami League-led government to publish the list of the workers killed, wounded and missing in the Rana Plaza collapse in Savar last year. The coordinator of the organisation, Taslima Akhter, at a press conference at Nirmal Sen Auditorium at Segunbagicha, alleged that confusions still remained […]

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Physician MA Hai dies

Renowned physician Professor MA Hai breathed his last Wednesday morning at the United Hospital Dhaka due to old age complications. He was a former head of the department of physiology at IPGMR (now BBSMU) and dean of the faculty of post graduate medicine. His namaj-e-janaza will be held at Dhanmondi Eidgah Mosque after the Magrib prayer on Thursday. His qul […]

February 6, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Jail for corruption whistle blowers: Govt asked to explain legality of ACC law amendment

The High Court on Wednesday asked the government and the Anti-Corruption Commission to explain in two weeks the legality of a new provision in the law stipulating up to five years’ jail term for providing false or incorrect information regarding corruption for investigation. A bench of Justice Quazi Reza-Ul Hoque and Justice ABM Altaf Hossain issued the order after hearing […]

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Nasim warns errant doctors again

Issuing a warning to the doctors working in rural areas, health minister Mohammad Nasim on Wednesday said stern actions will be taken against those who will be found absent in their workplaces. ‘If the agricultural officials and upazila officers can attend regularly their offices then why our doctors cannot do that?’ he added. The health minister said this while talking […]

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GSP review in May

The suspended GSP facility for Bangladesh will be reviewed in May by the USTR as the conditions attached to reinstate the status needed to be met by the government for a favourable outcome. ‘I want Bangladesh gets back the GSP facility… I am eager to see the preference is reinstated,’ U.S. ambassador in Bangladesh Dan W Mozena told reporters on […]

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