Archive for February 11th, 2014

Sagar-Runi murder: No real progress in probe

The murder of journalist couple Golam Mustafa Sarwar Sagar and Meherun Nahar Runi remained buried in mystery to the frustration of their families as Rapid Action Battalion was yet to make any real progress in the investigation two years after the grisly killings. The RAB investigators so far found no clues to the mystery and the investigation remained almost suspended […]

February 11, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page

HC questions Feroz’s JS membership

The High Court on Monday asked the Election Commission and chief whip ASM Feroz to explain in four weeks the legality of holding the office of a lawmaker by Feroz despite being a ‘loan defaulter.’ The bench of Justice Salma Masud Chowdhury and Justice Habibul Gani passed the order after hearing a quo warranto writ petition filed by former Bauphal […]

February 11, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page

BNP to recast Dhaka city unit

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party will form a high-level committee in a few days to reconstitute the party’s Dhaka city unit through holding its council session in a month. BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia announced the decision at a closed-door meeting with its Dhaka city unit at her Gulshan office on Monday night. After about two hours of meeting last night, BNP […]

February 11, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page

Shibir cuts tendons, BCL severs heads: Haji Selim

Independent lawmaker Haji Mohammad Selim on Monday in parliament blasted the ruling party-backed Chhatra League for its violence across the country. In an unscheduled discussion, he expressed concern over the gradual deterioration of law and order. Haji Selim, also former Awami League lawmaker, who contested the January 5 polls as a rebel candidate, came down heavily on the government over […]

February 11, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page

US sticks to fresh polls: Mozena

US Ambassador Dan Mozena on Monday reiterated that Bangladesh ought to hold fresh elections as soon as possible. He called for holding the dialogue immediately to find a way for holding the elections. But he made no comments on the legitimacy of the incumbent government though the US has reservations about the January 5 general elections. He stuck to Washington’s […]

February 11, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page

AL has rebels at 2 Ctg upazilas

The ruling Awami League has failed to ensure single candidates in elections at Mirsarai and Hathazari uapzilas in Chittagong, scheduled for February 19 in the first phase of elections to upazila parishads, as rebel candidates are adamant to contest the polls. Awami League activists are still in dilemma about who is the party candidate at Mirsarai upazila as both candidates […]

February 11, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page

Juba League man killed in ‘gunfight’ with RAB

A Juba League activist was killed in ‘gunfight’ with the Rapid Action Battalion at Chawak Bazar in the Barisal city early Monday. The battalion claimed that they found dead the ruling party leader, Faruk Ahmed alias Panama Faruk, after the gunfight. His family, however, alleged that law enforcers killed him after arresting him on his arrival at Barisal inland port […]

February 11, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page

GSP FACILITY IN US: PM for speedy implementation of action plan

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Monday asked the authorities concerned to expedite the implementation of the action plan suggested by the US authority for reinstating the suspended Generalised System of Preference facility in the US market. Presiding over the weekly cabinet meeting at the Cabinet Division, she also asked the labour ministry to take steps to recruit factory inspectors […]

February 11, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page

40,600ft illegal gas lines in Narsingdi

Titas Gas in Narsingdi al last filed 17 cases with the Narsingdi, Palash and Shibpur police against 10,000 house owners for using gas illegally. Titas Gas deputy general manager Sheikh Abu Raihan said about 50,000 households in Hazipur, Sonatala, Panchdona, Madhabdi, Mahishashura, Kathalia under Narsingdi sadar, Palash and Arihazar upazilas have taken gas connections with the help of some corrupt […]

February 11, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Call to implement new wages in all RMG factories

Garments Sramik Sangram Parishad, a combine of eight apparel workers’ rights bodies, on Monday demanded implementation of the new wage structures, announced by the government, in all garment factories. Rafiqul Islam Pathik, coordinator of the organisation, at a press conference at the Nirmal Sen auditorium at Segunbagicha said that in many factories in the country the new wage board was […]

February 11, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Sadeque denied bail

A Dhaka court on Monday rejected three petitions filed by Bangladesh Nationalist Party vice-chairman Sadeque Hossain seeking bail in three cases relating to violence during general strike and Hefazat-e Islam’s programme in 2013. Metropolitan sessions judge Md Jahurul Haque rejected the petitions after hearing argument of both defence and prosecution counsel. Defense counsel Md Mohshin Miah moved the bail petitions. Two […]

February 11, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

ACC asks for Mahbubur’s wealth info from authorities

The Anti-Corruption Commission on Monday sent letters to authorities concerned seeking wealth information of former state minister for water resources Mahbubur Rahman, also Awami League lawmaker from Patuakhali 4, and his family. The commission deputy director Khairul Huda sent the letters to Real Estate and Housing Association of Bangladesh, General Post Office, Dhaka Stock Exchange, Bangladesh Road Transport Authority, Rajdhani […]

February 11, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Plan for coal-fired power plant in Cox’s Bazaar challenged

The High Court on Monday asked the government to explain in two weeks why it would not be directed to abandon the plan to set up a 1,200MW coal fired power plant at Matarbari on Moheshkhali Island, Cox’s Bazaar. A bench of Justice Mirza Hussain Haider and Justice Muhammad Khurshid Alam Khan issued the order after hearing a public interest […]

February 11, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

SUST awards 10 students for writing on science

Ten students of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology have been awarded for writing articles and fictions on science. SUST vice-chancellor Aminul Haque Bhuiyan as chief guest handed over the awards at a programme held at the mini-auditorium on the campus Sunday evening, campus sources said. The lone science affairs student organisation of the university, SUST Science Arena, in association […]

February 11, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

College student ‘commits suicide’ in Sylhet

A college student allegedly hanged himself in his room of a student dormitory in Sylhet on Sunday evening. The deceased was identified as Pinku Pal, 19, a third year graduation student of Sylhet Polytechnic College at Dakkhin Surma in the city. Pinku’s father Shashi Pal was a resident of Muktagachha upazila in Mymensingh, sources in the police said. Informed by […]

February 11, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Body of a barber lifted from grave

Police lifted a body of a barber after four month from his grave at village Dewdora under Shreepur Upazila on Monday. The body was identified as Robi Lal Dash, 35, son of Joymohon Dash of the village. The body was lifted in presence of Aziz Haider Bhuiyan, the Shreepur upazila nirbahi officer and also an executive magistrate. Robi Lal Das […]

February 11, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Traditional medicine: 90pc posts of medical officer vacant for 15 years

Ninety per cent of posts of medical officers for homoeopathy, unani and ayurvedic medicine in government hospitals have remained vacant as no new doctors have been recruited for these posts in the last 15 years. Attempts last year to re-start recruitment, however, have been held up by a High Court order stopping the recruitment of the unani and ayurverdic doctors. […]

February 11, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

AMAR EKUSHEY BOOK FAIR: Publishers happy with sales so far

Publishers taking part in Amar Ekushey Book Fair have expressed satisfaction with the sales so far in the first ten days of the month-long fair. This year their total turnover surpassed that of the same period of the previous years, publishers said cheerfully. The Bangla Academy, organiser of the fair, alone earned Tk 27.35 lakh in the first nine days of […]

February 11, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Twaki killing accused on 5-day remand

A court in Narayanganj placed on a five-day remand an accused in the killing of meritorious student Tanvir Muhammad Twaki after Rapid Action Battalion produced him before the court. The accused was identified as Taifuddin Jaki, 29, son of the late Anisuddin Ahmed of village Masdair under Fatulla in Narayanganj. The case investigation officer, also assistant police super of RAB-11, […]

February 11, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Anthropology students rally for results at SUST

The examinees of anthropology honours final year at Shahjalal University of Science and Technology on Monday staged a sit-in after locking the department building, demanding immediate publication of their exam results. They also gave a seven-day ultimatum to the authorities to publish the results and submitted a memorandum to the university vice-chancellor in this regard. Campus sources said the anthropology […]

February 11, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Advertisement