Archive for February 8th, 2014

Doctors’ negligence: Current legal regime makes trial difficult

It is very difficult to try a doctor or medical practitioner for medical negligence under the currently available legal framework, according to a study study rights organisation Ain o Salish Kendra carried out. According to information compiled by the organisation based on media reports, there have been 333 reports of alleged medical negligence from 2009 to June 2013 in the […]

February 8, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page

Upazila councils: Tenure completed without women members

The third Upazila councils have completed their full five-year tenure without having women members as the Election Commission could not hold elections for over 1,500 reserved posts for women members in Upazila Parishads. Reviving the Upazila council system after one-and-a-half decades to strengthen the local government bodies, the third elections to Upazila councils were held on January 22 in 2009, […]

February 8, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page

BNP attaches top priority to upazila polls

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party is attaching top priority to upazila council elections to elbow their way to grass-roots political turf so that the party can pressure the government to hold fresh general elections without delay, party sources said. The main opposition party has now set its sight on the local government bodies since it has no representation in the current […]

February 8, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page

Upazila elections: AL to convince rebel candidates

The ruling Awami League would not take immediate organisational action against the party’s rebel candidates contesting the elections in many Upazila Parishads, rather it has taken the strategy to persuade them to back the single party candidate in the polls, party insiders said. They said that the visiting seven teams of the central AL and leaders of its district and […]

February 8, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page

Production of accused before media: Law enforcers keep flouting HC order

Law enforcement agencies and forces such as the Coast Guard keep flouting a High Court of 2012 on how people arrested and accused in cases should be presented before the media. Even after a year when the High Court on December 12, 2012 issued such an order, law enforcers and a few other security forces keep either attaching placards with […]

February 8, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page

PM encouraging extrajudicial killings, alleges Fakhrul

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party acting secretary general, Mirza Fakhurl Islam Alamgir, on Friday alleged that prime minister Sheikh Hasina was encouraging extrajudicial killings and warned that she would have to ‘answer’ for her remarks in parliament ‘supporting’ extrajudicial killing. ‘The prime minister’s remarks in parliament were tantamount to encouraging extrajudicial killings. She is festering state terrorism in the name of […]

February 8, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Family of Sagar, Runi holds photo show seeking justice

The family of slain journalist couple, Sagar and Runi, has organised a photography exhibition in the city from Monday in protest at the delay in investigation even two years after their killing. ‘We seek justice…and we want to remind you that the issue is still alive,’ said Runi’s brother Nawsher Alam Roman, also the complainant of the killing case. The […]

February 8, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Gold bars seized at Ctg airport

Custom officials at Chittagong Shah Amanat International Airport seized at least six gold bars on Friday morning within 12 hours of the biggest ever gold haul on Thursday night. There has been an alarming rise in gold smuggling through the port city airport with six bars being seized for the fifth time in the last seven days. Parvez-e-Kamal, assistant commissioner […]

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Two killed in city

Two pedestrians were killed and another was injured after a bus veered off the road at Merul Badda of the capital Friday evening. Of the deceased, Saidur Rahman, 30, was identified by the family while the other victim could not be identified immediately. The critically injured, Habibur Rahman, also a student of Northern University, was rushed to the Dhaka Medical […]

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Ilias loyalists stage demo against Shamsher Mobin

A section of leaders and activists of the Sylhet sadar upazila BNP, who have been left out of the new committee, on Friday staged protests in the city accusing the party’s vice-chairman Shamsher Mobin Chowdhury of inducting opportunists in the committee. They protesters marched in a procession from Zindabazar in the city in the afternoon before holding a rally at […]

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Govt accused of cheating with people

Branding the government ‘illegal’, a section of writers, teachers, doctors and cultural activists on Friday alleged that the incumbents had cheated the people by holding the farcical January 5 elections. Forming a human chain organised under the banner of ‘Agitated writers and artistes’ in front of the National Press Club, they vowed to ‘oust’ the Awami Legue-led government. Former BSMMU […]

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Santrah Nirmul Twaki Macha holds token hunger strike

A citizen platform, Santrash Nirmul Twaki Mancha, on Friday observed token hunger strike at Shaheed Minar in Narayanganj town, pressing for trial of the killer of meritorious student Tanvir Muhammad Twaki. The platform organised the four-hour programme marking the completion of 11 month after the killing. Twaki, 17, went missing on March 6, 2012 and the police recovered his body […]

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Govt urged to be worker-friendly

Politicians and labour leaders on Friday at a discussion meeting called on the Awami League-led government to be worker-friendly. The labourers are suffering much as they get the poorest wages and are deprived of their rights, they said. Jatiya Sramik Jote-Bangladesh, the labour front of Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal faction, led by Hasanul Haq Inu, organised the discussion meeting at Taher […]

February 8, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Strong measures needed to check air pollution

Green activists on Friday urged the government to take strict measures to check the country’s air pollution. At a citizens’ gathering they suggested setting up environment-friendly brick kilns, regularly checking vehicle maintenance, collecting roadside wastes daily and on time, and formulating a policy to reduce air pollution. Thirteen environment and social organisations organised the gathering in front of the National […]

February 8, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

MR Khan’s death anniv today

The second death anniversary of M Masudur Rahman Khan will be observed on Saturday. MR Khan was the country’s first ENT-micro surgeon and founder chairman of MARKS Group. On the occasion, a special prayer session will be held after Johr prayers at the MARKS Group’s prayer room in the capital’s Mirpur and at his native village of Kamlapur in Sreepur […]

February 8, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Disproportionate treatment facilities for cancer patients

The facilities available for treatment of cancer in the country is widely disproportionate to the spread of the disease, say healthcare experts working in the field. According to them, the country is heavily short on treatment centers, radiation facilities, doctors and physicists, leaving the approximately 12 to 13 lakh cancer patients, already burdened by high cost of treatment, in a […]

February 8, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

‘Roads still in chaotic condition’

A minister, an editor, a litterateur and experts on Friday observed that the highways and roads were still in a chaotic condition. They made the observation at the launch of online news portal ‘nirapadnews.com’ organised by Nirapad Sarak Chai, a platform campaigning for road safety, at the Sonargaon Hotel. The information minister, Hasanul Haq Inu, at the programme, said that […]

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Crowd swells at Amar Ekushey Book Fair

The month-long Amar Ekushey Book Fair premises witnessed a surge of visitors on Friday, with dozens of new titles hitting the stalls. Booklovers were seen standing in long queues starting at the academy entry and extending to the Dhaka University’s Teacher-Student Centre in the west and Curzon Hall area in the east. Holiday crowds started streaming into the fair venue […]

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Ahmadiyya convention begins

Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at, Bangladesh began its three-day 90th annual convention on Friday in Dhaka with a call to spread the messages of the Quran and the Prophet Muhammad (sm). Mobasherur Rahman, national amir of Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at, Bangladesh as representative of the global head of Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at Mirza Masroor Ahmad, opened the inauguration of the convention calling upon all […]

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Ganasanghati demands fresh elections

Ganasanghati Andolan on Friday at a rally in the capital called on the Awami League-led government to immediately initiate dialogue for holding the next general elections creating democratic atmospheres for an ‘inclusive’ election. The party leaders at the programme in front of the National Press Club said the ‘unilateral’ January 5 election was ‘farcical’ as the vast majority of the […]

February 8, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

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