Archive for February 13th, 2014

6 army, BGB men die as mortar explodes

Two non-commissioned army officers and four Border Guard Bangladesh personnel died and 11 others became wounded as a mortar exploded while being primed for shelling in a firing range at Ghatail in Tangail on Wednesday. The deceased were senior warrant officers Parvej, of 20 East Bengal, and Manjur, of 4 East Bengal, and BGB soldiers were lance corporal Muhammad Ali […]

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US suspends RAB training Gross rights violation alleged

The United states has informed Bangladesh that it will not continue with training programmes and assistance for the Rapid Action Battalion citing a gross violation of human rights by the battalion personnel. In an official letter to the inspector general of police, the United States said that it had determined that ‘individual members and units of the Rapid Action Battalion […]

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Next polls in 2019: Ashraful

The Awami League’s general secretary Syed Ashraful Islam on Wednesday said that the next general elections would be held in accordance with the constitution after the current government serves out its tenure on January 28, 2019. ‘The tenure of this government will expire on January 28, 2019 and the next elections will be held after the expiry of the tenure…. […]

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Upazila polls: BNP in last-minute efforts to ensure single candidates

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party is putting in last-minute efforts to ensure that single party leader contest each of the positions in upazila polls by convincing rebel candidates to drop out of the race in a number of upazilas. The party is worried about Jamaat-e-Islami extending support for its leaders in the electoral race in a number of upazilas. The BNP, […]

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Govt hatching plot to rig UZ polls: BNP

Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Wednesday alleged that the government was hatching conspiracy to rig the Upzlila elections adding that the party was observing the government’s ‘behaviour’ and hinted to boycott the elections if necessary. ‘Like January 5 polls, the government is hatching plots to manipulate Upazila elections,’ said Ruhul Kabir Rizvi, BNP joint secretary general, adding that the government has […]

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GSP restoration could be difficult if US considers politics: Tofail

Bangladesh would never get back the lost GSP facility in the US market if the review on the suspension to be conducted in April by the USTR is made on political grounds, commerce minister Tofail Ahmed said on Wednesday. On the other hand, if the review puts its flashlight solely on the implementation of the action plan of the U.S., […]

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JP in crisis, says Ershad

The Jatiya Party chairman, HM Ershad, on Wednesday said that the party was now facing an artificial crisis. ‘Come back to me if you want a better tomorrow and if you disobey my order you will be no more needed in my party,’ Ershad said pointing at 30 party lawmakers, including his wife Raushan Ershad, and ministers, who did not […]

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BD won’t be allowed to be playground of militancy: PM

Mentioning that Bangladesh had been a country of militancy, terrorism and corruption under the BNP-Jamaat rule, prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said the soil of Bangladesh would not be allowed to become a playground of militancy and terrorism again by any means. She directed all the law enforcement agencies including Bangladesh Ansar and VDP and also urged the countrymen […]

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4 of a family killed in Sylhet traffic accident

Four people of a family, including a couple and their only son, were killed and another was injured critically in a traffic accident in Sylhet on Tuesday afternoon. The deceased were identified as Humayun Kabir Afaz, 38, of Kayasthagram village at Golapganj upazila in the district, his wife Salma Begum, 32, son Rayhan Ahmed, 11, and mother-in-law Lal Bhanu, 70. […]

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Telangana row rocks Indian parliament

The storm over Telangana on Wednesday derailed the presentation of the interim rail budget 2014-15 with railway minister Mallikarjun Kharge being forced to cut short his speech in Lok Sabha because of turmoil, The Times of India reported. With tempers running high on the issue of bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, a clash was averted between a supporter and opponent of […]

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Upazila polls candidates: EC publishes affidavits on wealth statements

The Election Commission which till Tuesday had not published affidavits of wealth statements of the candidates contesting upazila elections published them on its official web site on Wednesday. Media on Wednesday reported that the commission’s not publishing the wealth statements of the candidates after a furore over the publication of wealth statements of candidates contesting the national elections was in […]

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India not ‘enemy’ in wargames of Bangladesh army: Indian daily reports

The Bangladesh Army for the first time had a break from formulating its training around India as a threat, Delhi-based daily The New Indian Express reported on Monday. ‘Its officers recently undertook war games, which did not assume its border with India as the warfront,’ reads the report available online. ‘Surrounded on three sides, India looms over the mindscape of […]

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200 RMG workers fall sick eating food

Over 200 apparel workers fell sick after eating food served at the factory at Mouchak of Kaliakoir upazila in Gazipur on Wednesday night. Many of them were rushed to local clinics in Mouchak, Konabari and Gazipur Sadar areas. Mouchak police outpost sub-inspector Syed Azharul Islam said that foods were served to the workers at Karim Textile, a sister concern of […]

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Cop burnt in election violence dies

A police constable, who sustained burn injury in pre-election violence in Lakshmipur on January 4, lost his 38-day battle for life in a bed at burn unit at Dhaka Medical College Hospital on early Wednesday. The police constable, Imam Uddin, 48, and succumbed to the injury at about 2:00am, said burn unit resident surgeon Partha Shankar Pal. Imam sustained severe […]

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CJ calls for unity to establish rule of law

Chief Justice M Muzammel Hossain on Wednesday urged all to work together to establish the rule of law and ensure justice in all spheres for making Bangladesh a welfare state. He made the remarks while addressing the website launching ceremony of Human Rights and Peace for Bangladesh at Shafiur Rahman auditorium of Supreme Court Bar Association Bhaban. The Chief Justice […]

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Commodore Rabbani murder case: HC revises trial court decisions

The High Court on Wednesday thoroughly revised the trial court decisions against five accused in the case of killing Commodore Ghulam Rabbani in Chittagong in 2004. It increased the punishment of two accused from five years’ jail to life term, acquitted one who was sentenced to life term, confirmed the life term of one and sent the case back to […]

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Sayeeda Zaman passes away

Writer Sayeeda Zaman, wife of Shahiduzzaman Khan, executive editor of the Financial Express, died of brain cancer at Square Hospital in the city Tuesday night. She left behind her husband, two sons and a daughter. Author of 20 books on poems, novels and research works, she got many literary awards for her works that include Madhusudan Award of West Bengal, […]

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Minority family accuses Mohiuddin’s wife of plotting to grab land

A minority family on Wednesday alleged that Hasina Mohiuddin, wife of former Chittagong mayor and city Awami League president ABM Mohiuddin Chowdhury, was plotting to grab their land. Zinu Rani Barua, her ailing husband Amal Barua Latu, also a freedom fighter, and their three children made the allegation at a press conference at Chittagong Press Club. In a written statement, […]

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4th phase Upazila elections: EC likely to announce schedule today

The Election Commission is likely to announce today the schedule for elections to about 90 Upazila Parishads in the fourth phase with a plan to hold the polls on March 25. The EC is holding polls to all the 490 Upazila Parishads in the country in six phases. ‘You will know tomorrow about the fourth phase Upazila election,’ the chief […]

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Mini trade fair on sidelines of Ekushey book fair

Numerous makeshift stalls of utensils, playthings and other daily necessaries have turned the road from Teacher-Student Centre to Curzon Hall area into a mini trade fair centring the month-long Amar Ekushey Book Fair. The same is seen along the entrance to the extended fair venue at Suhrawardy Udyan where the vendors of fast foods, drinks and ice-creams, showpieces, toys, plastic […]

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