Archive for February 10th, 2014

Tazreen fire: Delwar, wife land in jail after surrender

A judicial magistrate court in Dhaka on Sunday sent Tazreen Fashions managing director Delwar Hossain and his wife Mahmuda Akter, also the company chairman, to jail. Metropolitan magistrate Md Tajul Islam passed the order after the couple surrendered before Dhaka chief judicial magistrate court to seek bail which the court refused to grant. They are facing charges of committing ‘homicide […]

February 10, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page

No govt move for dialogue in sight

The ruling Awami League appears to be unwilling to initiate any fresh move for holding dialogue with its archrival Bangladesh Nationalist Party for an inclusive election as the AL-led coalition government has already completed one month in office. The government is rather going ahead with a five-year routine plan focusing more on issues relating to ‘good governance’ and development in […]

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Govt follows ‘doctrine of force,’ says Rizvi

The BNP on Sunday alleged that the government was harassing party leaders who were planning to contest upazila elections and said that the government was following the ‘doctrine of force’ to cling to power. ‘The government is hunting down our leaders who are contesting upazila elections by filing false cases and issuing warrant for their arrest to keep them off […]

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Be ready to face any threat to constitution, PM tells generals

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Sunday asked the armed forces to always remain vigilant and ready to face any threat to the constitution of the country and strengthen the democratic trend. The prime minister said the 10th Jatiya Sangsad polls were held on January 5 for constitutional obligation and maintaining democratic process and Bangladesh Army played a significant role […]

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Sharing JS reserved seats: EC in dilemma over differences between AL, allies

The differences between the ruling Awami League and its coalition partners over sharing parliamentary seats reserved for women has created an unprecedented dilemma for the Election Commission. AL in a letter informed the EC on Sunday that it had formed an alliance with Workers Party, JSD faction-led by Inu, Jatiya Party-led by Anwar Hossain Manju, Bangladesh Tariqat Federation and the […]

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Legal issues, red tape hold back CETP job at Savar

The construction of the central effluent treatment plant in the new tannery estate at Savar could not begin because of bureaucratic exercise and legal complexities although an international contractor was selected more than two years ago, officials said. They said that Chinese firm Jiangsu Lingzhi Environmental Protection Company Limited and local firm Development Construction Limited were given the job of […]

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War crimes accused Yusuf dies in hospital

Jamaat-e-Islami leader AKM Yusuf, detained in war crimes cases, died in Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical College Hospital in Dhaka on Sunday morning. The case of 87-year-old Yusuf was waiting for closing arguments. The cross-examination of all the 27 prosecution witnesses and the single defence witness was completed on February 5 when Yusuf was last produced in International Crimes Tribunal 2. […]

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One-fourth climate fund goes to Chittagong

A roundtable on Sunday was told that there were significant regional disparities in distribution of government funds for climate change projects as one-fourth of the financing went to Chittagong division. From the Bangladesh Climate Change Trust Fund, Chittagong division got 24 per cent of allocation, Dhaka division 17 per cent, Barisal 12 per cent, Khulna 10 per cent, Rangpur 4 […]

February 10, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

ATTACK ON JU TEACHERS, STUDENTS: Speedy trial of attackers demanded

Students of botany department at Jahangirnagar University on Sunday formed a human chain on the campus, demanding speedy trail of the attacker on their fellows and teachers at Gazipur Safari park last Wednesday. Meanwhile, students of the department declared agitating programes including sit-in in front of the administrative building today, human chain on Dhaka-Aricha highway on Tuesday and token hunger […]

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Implementation of law on custodial death, torture demanded

Rights organisation Odhikar on Sunday in discussions in Chittagong and Barisal demanded roper implementation of the Prevention of Torture and Death in Custody Act 2013 immediately. The law was enacted by parliament on October 24, 2013 with immediate effect, but the law was yet to be implemented, the discussants said. In Barisal, participants at a discussion at Bangladesh Development Society […]

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Gen Manzur murder case

The prosecutor of the General Manzur murder case on Sunday said that he was not certain whether the newly appointed judge would deliver verdict scheduled today against Jatiya Party chairman and the prime minister’s special envoy HM Ershad and two others accused in the case. ‘I am not sure whether judgment will be delivered on Monday although the date was […]

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Annual conference of Ahmadiyya Muslim Jam’at ends

The annual convention of Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at, Bangladesh, ended in Dhaka on Sunday. National Amir of the Jama’at, Mobasher Ur Rahman declared the end of the conference. Eminent personalities of civil society delivered their speeches at the concluding session. Human rights activist ZI Khan Panna and prominent journalist Julfikar Ali Manik urged all to establish secular teachings of Islam and […]

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8 NGOs receive grants

The Australian high commissioner to Bangladesh, Greg Wilcock, on Sunday gave about Tk 1.5 crore (A$220,000) to eight NGOs for community development in Bangladesh. The grants were made under the Australian high commission’s direct aid programme (DAP) 2013-14. The NGOs received payments at a function at the high commissioner’s residence. The projects receiving DAP assistance this year include women’s empowerment […]

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6,778 students absent as SSC exams begin

A total of 6,778 students were absent in the Bangla first paper test on the first day of the Secondary School Certificate and equivalent Dakhil and vocational examinations on Sunday, the education ministry’s control room said. The control room also said nine students were expelled for adopting unfair means on the day. Of the nine, six were under the Technical […]

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Sramik Sanghati demands full list of Rana Plaza victims

Bangladesh Garment Sramik Sanghati, a body to protect apparel workers’ rights, on Sunday handed over a memorandum to the ministry of labour to press home its seven-point demands that include publication of a full list of the workers killed, wounded or missing in the Rana Plaza collapse at Savar in April, 2013. The leaders and activists of BGSS, after a […]

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43 more Rana Plaza victims identified

Forty-three more unnamed people killed in the Rana Plaza collapse on April 24 last year have been identified from DNA profiling match, the labour ministry official said. The National Forensic DNA Profiling Laboratory at Dhaka Medical College on Sunday submitted the supplementary test reports of 43 victims to the labour ministry. With the 43, the number of unnamed victims identified […]

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No flat for ministers

The House Committee of Jatiya Sangsad on Sunday decided not to allocate flats for the ministers in the Members’ House and also banned staying by anyone but the spouse, children and parents of the lawmakers in the allotted flats. Staying outsiders in the flats became headline during the ninth parliament. At that time the ministers also got flats but their […]

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451 Bangladeshis detained in Malaysia

The number of Bangladeshi workers detained in Malaysia rose to 451 in the crackdown that began on January 21, Malaysian English daily The Star reported on Sunday. Malaysian immigration department recently conducted raids along with the law enforcers and detained at least 3,550 ‘illegal’ foreign workers and 30 employers, the report said. The detainees included 1,400 Indonesians, 537 Myanmarese, 264 […]

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Tech-based stalls add to book fair charm

Apart from being a knowledge hub for booklovers, the Amar Ekushey Book Fair this year also caters for the visitors who are technologically-minded. Innovative stalls like Data Soft Boi Poka, online radio channels, access to information process, e-information centre added a new dimension to the fair ground inside the Bangla Academy premises. Among these, smart phone app Boi Poka, for […]

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BCL leader cuts off businessman’s wrists

A group of miscreants, reported to be led by a union unit Chhatra League president, cut off writs of a businessman at Chor Pakulla Bazar in the Tangail district headquarters on Sunday. The victim, Amir Hamza, 45, of Chor Pakullah, in Tangail General Hospital told reporters that he was attacked when he was talking with a sand trader of the […]

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