Archive for February 7th, 2014

ACC drops 3,000 graft cases

The Anti-Corruption Commission has dropped 3,053 graft cases in the last two years whilst proceeding with only 521 cases, ACC statistics show. Many of the cases dropped involve Awami League leaders or people associated with the party, commission officials have told New Age. At the same time, the commission is continuing with cases filed against Bangladesh Nationalist Party leaders. In […]

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2013 SME loans: 65 per cent goes to unproductive sector

SME loan disbursement by the banks and non-bank financial institutions increased by 22.32 per cent in 2013 from that of 2012 although major amount of the loans went to trade or unproductive sectors bypassing the manufacturing zone, according to BB data released on Thursday. Experts said that the major financial goal of small and medium enterprises could not be fulfilled […]

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Hasina spends Tk 10 lakh in electioneering

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, spent around Tk 10 lakh for electioneering in her two constituencies—Rangpur 6 and Gopalganj 3—in the January 5 parliamentary polls. A three-member delegation of Awami League on behalf of Sheikh Hasina submitted the copy of the returns of her election expenditures to the Election Commission on Thursday, the last date for doing so. The article […]

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BNP tired of counting leaders being killed: Rizvi

The BNP on Thursday alleged that the government had turned the country into a death valley saying that the BNP was feeling tired of counting deaths of its leaders every day. ‘The government has turned the country into a death valley. Every day we need to count deaths of our leaders and activists… We feel fatigued… how many deaths we […]

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Attacks on students in RU: BCL men spotted by media not arrested yet

The ruling Awami League-backed Chhatra League leaders that the media photographed firing into general students during attacks in Rajshahi University on February 2 were yet to be arrested. This is not the first incident in which Chhatra League leaders used guns in attacks on the campus. The Chhatra League in earlier incidents promoted such leaders holding guns — photographed and […]

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Jamaat’s role in 1971: Formal charge against Jamaat likely in March

The war crimes prosecution expects it would be able to submit formal charges to the International Crimes Tribunal, better known as war crimes tribunal, by March on the role of the Jamaat-e-Islami in committing crimes against humanity during the country’s war of independence in 1971. ‘We expect that we would get the investigation report on Jamaat’s 1971 role by February […]

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10-truck arms haul case: HC receives death reference for confirmation

The High Court registrar on Thursday received the death references former ministers Matiur Rahman Nizami and Lutfozzaman Babar, 11 civil-military bureaucrats and Indian separatist leader Paresh Baruah from a Chittagong court which had handed them capital punishment in the cases of the country’s biggest arms haul. On January 30, the judge of Chittagong Metropolitan Special Tribunal 1, SM Mujibur Rahman […]

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Businessman’s hands cut off

Criminals on Thursday severed both the hands of a local businessman who had protested at their criminal activities in Narsingdi, said the police. The victim was Imran Molla, of Darichar village under Polash upazila in the district. Imran’s both hands were cut off while both his legs were almost cut by 80 per cent, said the doctors at the Pangu […]

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PT-6 aircraft crash lands in Jessore

Two pilots of Bangladesh Air Force escaped unhurt after a Chinese-made basic trainer aircraft had a forced landing at Maidi village in the district headquarters because of a technical glitch on Thursday morning, the officials said. Squadron Leader Faruk and Pilot Officer Jami, who were on board, were later rescued by a BAF helicopter and rushed to BAF Base Matiur […]

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Sirajganj AL leader killing suspect, Laxmipur AL leader found dead

The prime suspect in the killing of a local Awami League leader in Sirajganj and a local Awami League leader in Laxmipur were found dead near their houses in the districts on Thursday. In Sirajganj, the Sadar thana police recovered the body of Md Jaban Ali, 30, of Purba Baoitara under Sadar upazila, a prime suspect in the killing of […]

February 7, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Ramna Batamul blast case: Court cancels bail of accused

A Dhaka court on Thursday cancelled bail of an accused in 2001 Ramna Batamul Pahela Baishakh bomb blast case, Akbar Hossain, and sent him to jail. Dhaka second additional metropolitan sessions judge Ruhul Amin passed the order against Akbar responding to a petition of the public prosecutor, SM Zahid Sarder, on the ground that there was possibility that the accused […]

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World Vision chief due on Feb 7

World Vision International president Kevin J Jenkins will arrive here on February 7 on a four-day visit to Bangladesh. His first visit to the country will focus mainly on interaction with community people, including children being served by World Vision Bangladesh. The WVI chief will witness changes in the lives of the beneficiaries of different programmes on education, health, economic […]

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BNP standing committee meets

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson, Khaleda Zia, on Thursday sat with her party’s policymaking body to make an assessment of the successes and failures of the recent anti-government movement and discuss strategies for future course of action. The meeting of the BNP standing committee started at 9:00pm with Khaleda Zia in the chair at her Gulshan office. The last meeting […]

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No change in visa procedures for Bangladesh: Indian HC

Indian high commission in Dhaka on Thursday said there is no change in current visa procedures insofar as Bangladesh is concerned. This was made clear by the spokesperson of the Indian high commission in a clarification in response to reports in the Indian media regarding changes in the visa regime for foreigners visiting India. The spokesperson also said that as […]

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83 UZs go to polls on March 15

The Election Commission on Thursday announced that 83 upazilas would go to polls in the third phase of the staggered local elections on March 15. The date for the third phase of the local polls was announced by election commissioner Shah Nawaz at a news conference at the EC’s media centre. Aspirants have been advised to collect and submit nomination […]

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My wealth increased by 40 per cent: MK Alamgir

Former minister for home affairs Muhiuddin Khan Alamgir on Thursday lambasted a section of media and civic group Citizens for Good Governance for exaggerating his wealth, reported to have been increased by 1135 per cent compared with his previous wealth laid out in the statement he submitted to Election Commission in 2008. ‘My wealth in fact increased by 40 per […]

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Hatirjheel Lake roads have gone wild

In the absence of traffic management the Hatirjheel Lake roads have gone wild causing frequent accidents, said experts and officials. They advised the authorities to immediately bring the entire area under traffic management to cut down conflicts between rapidly growing traffic movement on the lake roads and the recreational facilities. The lake roads were opened to traffic on January 2, […]

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Ekushey book fair witnesses crowd

The daylong strike enforced by Jamaat-e-Islami in protest at the verdict of 10-truck arms haul case against its amir Matiur Rahman Nizami offered the booklovers an opportunity to visit the Amar Ekushey Book Fair on Thursday. People from all walks of life swarmed the fair grounds at the Bangla Academy and extended part of Suhrawardy Udyan on the sixth day […]

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Cultural programmes mark Ganajagaran Mancha anniv

Melody of patriotic sons filled Shahabagh and its adjacent areas while poetry recitation enthralled activists of Ganajagaran Mancha who celebrated the first founding anniversary of the programme on Thursday. Activists of the youth-led platform campaigning for the capital punishment of all war criminals organised cultural programmes, including staging drama, and recalling experiences of the movement by media men on the […]

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Life almost normal amid Jamaat’s strike

Life in the capital Dhaka and in other cities and major towns was almost normal amid the countrywide general strike Jamaat-e-Islami enforced on Thursday in protest at the party’s amir Matiur Rahman Nizami being given death penalty in the case regarding the 2004 haul of 10 trucks of arms. In the capital, there was a thin presence of vehicles on […]

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