Archive for February 14th, 2014

Alleged torture at Juvenile Correction Centre: 20 children protest by injuring themselves

The High Court on Thursday directed the government to submit a report in seven days after holding a thorough probe into why 20 inmates of the Tongi Juvenile Correction Centre severely injured themselves on Tuesday night. The court asked the government to appoint a three-member committee headed by the director general of the Department of Social Welfare to probe into […]

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Labour rights, factory safety: Diplomats urge govt to fulfil pledges by March

Diplomats of US, Canada and European Union on Thursday urged Bangladesh to fulfil the pledges it had made on workers’ rights and workplace safety by March, ahead of the first anniversary of the Rana Plaza building collapseon April 24. The diplomats said that although Bangladesh had made progress in some areas, including labour standard and fire safety, a lot more […]

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JS stands in quicksand, may sink any time: BNP

BNP standing committee member Mahbubur Rahman on Thursday criticised the Awami League’s general secretary for making comments that the next general elections would be held in 2019 after the current government serves out its tenure and said that the current parliament stands in quicksand that it might sink any time. ‘The current parliament does not represent people’s voice as it […]

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Researchers on specific works to get age extension: PM

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday said her government considers relaxing the age limit of the researchers engaged in specific researches so that they can complete their works. ‘We want to give a chance to the researchers to complete their research works so that age can’t be a bar to their works. But, we won’t do it wholesale…then all would […]

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rape on running bus: 2 handed life in jail

A Manikganj court on Thursday sentenced a bus driver and his assistant to life in jail for raping a passenger on a running bus on Dhaka-Aricha highway in 2013. District and Sessions Judge AKM Mostafa Dewan pronounced the verdict in a crowded courtroom with the driver Dipu Mia, 28, and his assistant Kashem Mia, 26, in the dock. The court […]

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BB asks banks to submit details of MP Bodi’s bank accounts

Bangladesh Bank has asked scheduled banks to send financial transaction related information and documents of bank accounts of Abdur Rahman Bodi, the lawmaker of Cox’s Bazar – 4 constituency, and his four other family members. The BB issued a letter to managing directors and chief executive officers of all banks on February 11 asking them to send details of the […]

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Increase in ministers, MPs’ wealth: EC sends docs of five to ACC

The Election Commission on Thursday sent to the Anti Corruption Commission the wealth statements of five corruption suspects in the Awami League-led ruling coalition two of them former ministers to facilitate probes into their rapid wealth accumulation. The ACC had sought the wealth statements of the corruption suspects for its ongoing investigations. All of them have been elected MPs in […]

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Tazreen owner’s punishment demanded

Leaders of Garment Sramik Sangram Parishad on Thursday demanded exemplary punishment of Tazreen Fashions Limited owner Delwar Hossain for the death of 124 workers in a deadly factory fire. The GSSP, a combine of eight apparel workers’ rights organizations, at a protest rally in front of the National Press Club in the city also demanded implementation of the new wage […]

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Tangail 8 by-election on March 23

The Election Commission on Thursday announced the schedule for by-election to Tangail 8 parliamentary constituency, fixing March 23 as the polling date. The constituency fell vacant on January 20 when Awami League lawmaker Shawkat Momen Shahjahan died of cardiac arrest at the age of 64. The chief election commissioner, Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad, announced the schedule at a press conference at […]

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One jumps from DU hall to escape BCL torture

An outsider jumped from the first floor of Dhaka University’s Surya Sen Hall on Thursday reportedly to escape torture by the hall unit leaders of the Awami League-backed Chhatra League. The outsider, Arka, jumped out of the window of room 219, used by BCL hall unit general secretary Arefin Siddique Sujon, after the BCL activists allegedly confined him over share […]

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President visits Keokradong

President Abdul Hamid on Thursday visited the country’s highest peak Keokradong of Bandarban that has an altitude of 3,172 feet. On arrival at the highest point of the country by helicopter, the President enjoyed scenic view of huge hill ranges. Local ethnic groups of the zenith welcomed the President and expressed their joy to see head of the state. On […]

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Bail to BNP leaders extended

Separate courts of Chittagong have extended bail to 14 BNP leaders, including its city unit president Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury, in two cases. Khasru and 13 other BNP leaders secured anticipatory bail for four weeks from the High Court in the cases of vandalism and arson on January 20. Two judges issued the orders on Thursday after Khasru and others […]

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Tangail mortar explosion: Army men buried, BGB men’s families compensated

The bodies of the four deceased Boarder Guard Bangladesh personnel, who were killed in mortar explosion in Tangail, were handed over to their family members on Thursday afternoon while bodies of two army personnel were buried with military honour. The namaz-e-janaza of BGB men were held at BGB headquarters at Pilkhana. State minister for home, Asaduzzaman Khan and BGB director general […]

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Singer Rumey sent to jail

A court here on Thursday sent singer Arfin Rumey to jail canceling his bail in a case filed under the Women and Children Repression Prevention Act. Judge of Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal-4 Arifur Rahman passed the order after hearing on a petition filed by Rumey’s wife Lamia Islam. The court fixed March 23 for framing charges against the […]

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ACC sues ex-IGP’s man Manik

The Anti-Corruption Commission on Thursday filed a case against one Abdul Manik who was allegedly associated with a former inspector general of police, ACC official told New Age. The commission deputy director Benazir Ahmed said the commission in 2012 started an inquiry against former inspector general of police Nur Mohammad over an allegation that he laundered money with the help of Manik. […]

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Two bodies recovered in capital

A suspected thief died at Uttara while the body of an unidentified male was recovered at Kamalapur in the capital on Thursday. Uttara (west) police subinspector Shah Alam Molla said an unidentified man, who allegedly trying to commit theft in a house at sector 10 of Uttara, died on early Thursday. He said the man was climbing a pipe to […]

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4-Lane Dhaka-Chittagong Highway: Govt indecision leads to cost hike by Tk 500cr

The government is sitting on a proposal from the Chinese contractors to enhance the cost of the 4-Lane Dhaka-Chittagong Highway cost by Tk 500 crore, said officials. The cost went up as the contractors had to start the construction 10 months behind the schedule due to non appointment of the consultants for supervision, said officials. The indecision could lead to […]

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Spring blooms at book fair

Long queues of young people in yellow, red dresses before the entrances to the Amar Ekushey Book Fair venues gave the fair new colour on the first day of Pahela Phalgun on Thursday. The cheerful faces crowded the areas from Shahbagh to the High Court area through the Bangla Academy road since morning as the academy, also the organiser of […]

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Student Resistance Day today

Student organisations will observe Resistance Day against Autocracy today recalling the campus uprising of 1983 that forced the cancellation of the Mazid Khan Education Commission report and forged students unity against the military rule of HM Ershad. Dhaka University students this day in 1983 brought out a large procession against the martial law regime. At least two student activists were […]

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Auto-rickshaw workers threaten strike

Workers of CNG-run auto-rickshaw on Thursday threatened to go for an indefinite strike from March 14 in Dhaka city if the authorities would not meet their 10-point demand. Submitting their demands to the offices of the communications minister and the state minister for home affaires under the banner of Dhaka Auto-Rickshaw Sramik Union, they urged the government to meet their […]

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