Archive for February 12th, 2014

upazila polls: EC not yet published wealth of candidates

The Election Commission has not published online the wealth statements of upazila polls candidates in breach of a electoral law that provisions for the publication of wealth statements of candidates as there was a furore over the wealth statements of lawmakers who contested the national polls. According to the upazila election manual, the returning officers will publish affidavits on wealth […]

February 12, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page

US senate hearing: Jan 5 polls deeply flawed

A US senate hearing on Tuesday termed the general elections that took place on January 5 ‘deeply flawed’ and stressed the need for mounting international pressure on Bangladesh to have fresh elections with the participation of all political parties. The hearing on ‘prospects for democratic reconciliation and workers’ right in Bangladesh’ that Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), also chairman of the […]

February 12, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page

US interaction with govt not as usual: Mozena

The US ambassador in Dhaka, Dan W Mozena, on Tuesday said that US interaction with the government was not a business as usual but its support would continue for the people of Bangladesh and for strengthening democratic process. He made the remarks referring to Tuesday’s hearing in the US senate on Bangladesh. Briefing newsmen after meeting with Bangladesh Nationalist Party […]

February 12, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page

Freshers at DU hall: BCL drives out 97

Leaders of a Dhaka University hall unit of the ruling Awami League-backed Chhatra League on Monday night stopped 97 first-year students staying in the hall reportedly for not having any ‘authorisation’ of AL leaders of areas the students are from. The students, enrolled in the university in the 2013–14 academic session and attached to Salimullah Muslim Hall, were asked to […]

February 12, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page

Single candidates in upazila polls: Most AL MPs, leaders reluctant to follow up on chief’s advice

Most lawmakers and central leaders of the ruling Awami League appeared reluctant to follow up on the party chief’s instruction about ensure that a a single leader of the party contested the upazila council elections, leaders said. They said that the party president Sheikh Hasina, also the prime minister, had convened an emergency meeting of the party’s central working committee […]

February 12, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Lakshmipur-4, Mymensingh-9 constituencies: EC asked to explain legality of elections

The High Court on Tuesday asked the Election Commission to explain why the January 5 elections in Lakshmipur-4 and Mymensingh-9 constituencies would not be cancelled for holding fresh polls. A single bench of Justice Soumendra Sarker issued the order after hearing separate election petitions from two independent candidates seeking redress. On February 7, independent candidate Azad Chowdhury from Lakshmipur filed […]

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Withdrawal of Bt brinjal saplings demanded

Campaigners against genetically modified crops on Tuesday urged the government to immediately withdraw genetically modified Bt brinjal sapling and stop the process of introducing other GM crops including ‘potato and golden rice.’ At a human chain formed in front of the National Press Club, they also warned that European countries might stop vegetables import from Bangladesh if the cultivation of […]

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34th BSC preliminary test revised result: HC asks PSC to declare 280 examinees qualified in ‘indigenous quota’

The High Court on Tuesday directed the Bangladesh Public Service Commission to publish fresh results of the 34th Bangladesh Civil Service preliminary test announcing 280 indigenous candidates qualified in the revised result. The bench of Justice Naima Haider and Justice Zafar Ahmed issued the directive after disposing of a writ petition filed earlier by 59 ethnic minority candidates challenging the […]

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SAGAR-RUNI MURDER: Inu regrets govt failure

The information minister, Hasanul Haq Inu, on Tuesday regretted the government’s failure to make any progress in the probe into the murder of journalist couple Golam Mustafa Sarwar Sagar and Meherun Nahar Runi even two years after the killings. ‘It is an administrative failure that the motive for the murder has not been unearthed in the last two years. I […]

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Legal notice issued over police action on RU students

Five academics and a rights activist on Tuesday issued a legal notice on the home secretary and the police to explain in 24 hours the reason for opening fires at protesting students at Rajshahi University on February 2. The legal notice also asked the home secretary, inspector general of police, Rajshahi Metropolitan Police commissioner, and its Motihar police station officer-in-charge […]

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Sagar-Runi murder: Journalists disappointed at sluggish pace of probe

Journalists across the country on Tuesday staged demonstrations and formed human chains demanding immediate completion of the investigation into the case of murder of slain journalist couple Sagar Sarowar and Meherun Runi. Marking the second death anniversary of the couple, the journalists’ organisation leaders have expressed their dismay at the sluggish pace of investigation. They also vowed for tougher movement […]

February 12, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Election to JS seats reserved for women: Schedule not before February 20

Election commissioner Shah Nawaz on Tuesday said the Election Commission would not announce the schedule for election to parliamentary seats reserved for women before February 20 due to ‘legal obligations’. The Jatiya Sangsad (seats reserved for women) Election Act 2004, requires the EC to hold the election to the reserved seats within 90 days from the publication of the general […]

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15 held with fake medicines in city

The Rapid Action Battalion personnel on Tuesday detained 15 people and seized a huge quantity of fake medicines from Green Road in the capital. A team of RAB-2 raided Multiple Health Care in the area and detained them, said RAB-2 operation officer Raihan Uddin. Later executive magistrate Anisur Rahman handed down two years of imprisonment and fined Tk 2 lakh each […]

February 12, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

AMAR EKUSHEY BOOK FAIR: Publishers adorn stall to woo visitors

Besides bringing out new titles, some publishers have put an extra effort to make their stalls in the Amar Ekushey Book Fair attractive to the visitors through the colourful decoration and design. The interior and exterior of some 30 stalls were decorated to catch the attention of the visitors with colour combination and font styles in nameplate. The wide space […]

February 12, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

minimum wage for RMG workers: Implementation in all units in a month, says Mujibul

The state minister for labour and employment, Mujibul Haque, on Tuesday told parliament that the award of the minimum wage board for apparel workers was yet to be implemented in all factories. The ministry would take measures to ensure the implementation of the award in all apparel factories in the next one month, he said during question hour. ‘A large […]

February 12, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Selim asks Mamata to send back BNP-Jamaat goons

Awami League presidium member Sheikh Fazlul Karim Selim on Tuesday asked Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh and Paschim Banga chief minister Mamata Banerjee to take steps to sent back Jamaat-e-Islami and Islami Chhatra Shibir men hiding in India. it was unfortunate that extremist Jamaat goons were hiding in India, Selim said in an unscheduled discussion in parliament citing a statement […]

February 12, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

300 rendered homeless as fire razes city slum

About 300 people become homeless after a fire razed a slum in the city’s Mirpur-2 area on Tuesday afternoon. Over 150 shanties and 15 shops were burnt, police and fire service officials said. No death was reported as most of the slum dwellers were out of their shanties but at least five sustained injures during the rescues operation. Witnesses said […]

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15 named for Ekushey Padak

Fifteen eminent personalities have been named for this year’s Ekushey Padak in recognition of their contribution to different fields. The recipients are Shamsul Huda and Dr Badrul Alam (posthumous) for language movement, Samarjit Roy Chowdhury, Ram Kanai Das, Keramat Mowla and SM Solaiman (posthumous) for art, Golam Sarwar for journalism, Dr Enamul Haq for research, Dr Anupom Sen for education, […]

February 12, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

JS committees next week

Parliamentary standing committees on 47 ministries and other parliamentary affairs will be formed in the next week, chief whip ASM Feroz told newsmen at his office on Tuesday. Earlier on February 5, the parliament formed five committees including the business advisory committee, the most powerful committee in parliamentary activities. ‘Lawmakers from the areas, from where no ministers or state ministers […]

February 12, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

BDR explosive case transferred

The case filed under the Explosives Act for the February 25-26 BDR mutiny has been transferred from the court of additional metropolitan sessions’ judge Md Akhtaruzzaman as he felt embarrassed to hold the trial. Dhaka metropolitan sessions judge Jahurul Haque issued an order on February 6 stating that the case was withdrawn and placed in his file ‘for the ends […]

February 12, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

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