Archive for February 21st, 2014

Homage paid to ’52 martyrs

The nation paid tributes to martyrs of the language movement by placing flowers at shaheed minars beginning a minute after midnight past Thursday. People in the capital Dhaka started streaming along roads leading to the Central Shaheed Minar on the Dhaka University campus to place flowers at the altar of the monument after state dignitaries had placed wreaths a minute […]

February 21, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page

No list of language movement heroes yet

The government is yet to prepare list of valiant sons of the soil who rallied for people’s right to language in the 1952 language movement seeking Bangla to be one of the state languages of the erstwhile Pakistan. The government failed to comply with the directive the High Court issued in 2010 on the preparation of a list of language […]

February 21, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page

PM hands over Ekushey Padak to 15 eminent personalities

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday handed over the prestigious Ekushey Padak to fifteen eminent personalities at a ceremony at Osmani Memorial Auditorium in the capital Dhaka. These distinguished personalities had been selected for the Ekushey Padak 2014 in recognition of their contributions to respective fields. The recipients are Shamsul Huda and Dr Badrul Alam (posthumous) for language movement, Samarjit […]

February 21, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page

First-phase upazila polls: BNP 43, AL 35, Jamaat 12, JP 1

BNP leaders contesting the upazila elections won the highest number of positions for the chairman, vice-chairman and vice-chairman, reserved for women, in polling in 97 upazilas held in the first phase on Wednesday. According to the draft results prepared by the Election Commission and reports reaching from outlying districts, BNP leaders won 43 positions of chairman, 32 positions of vice […]

February 21, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page

Cabinet takes no major policy decisions so far

The Awami League-led coalition government seems to have taken a go-slow policy over major policy issues since its formation on January 12 through the controversial 10th parliamentary polls. The six weekly meetings the cabinet of Sheikh Hasina held in last one month and a half made no major policy decisions, said officials concerned adding that the activities of the government […]

February 21, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page

Floating LNG terminal: Committee assigned to speed up contract awarding

The energy division has appointed a committee and asked it to take speedy decision on awarding the contract for the installation of a floating LNG terminal at Maheshkhali, officials said. The terminal was planned to handle the import of 500 million cubic feet of liquefied natural gas per day to meet the nation’s growing demand for energy, they said. On […]

February 21, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page

60 killed as violence shatters Ukraine truce

Ukraine’s brittle truce shattered on Thursday in fierce clashes between baton-wielding protesters and the riot police that claimed at least 60 lives just as EU envoys were holding crisis talks with the embattled president. More than 60 protesters died from gunshot wounds on Thursday in fresh clashes between thousands of demonstrators and heavily-armed riot police in the heart of Kiev, […]

February 21, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page

1st phase of upazila council polls: EC not taking cognisance of irregularities

The chief election commissioner, Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad, on Thursday refused to take cognisance of irregularities that marked elections to 97 upazila councils in the first phase. While talking to newsmen at a post-poll press conference at the EC media centre, the CEC said the turnout of voters might be between 60 and 65 per cent. When asked why the EC […]

February 21, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

ACC to seek Badi’s wealth statement: Mannan did not appear at ACC pleading sickness

The Anti-Corruption Commission will seek the wealth statement of Awami League lawmaker Abdur Rahman Badi as the commission suspects that he amassed wealth through illegal means. The ACC inquiry officer on Thursday submitted a primary report to the commission through its special inquiry and investigation division, an ACC official told New Age. The official said the probe officer made the […]

February 21, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

ICT asks Bergman to explain criticism

International Crimes Tribunal 2 on Thursday asked journalist David Bergman to explain his criticism of tribunal judgements and sub judice proceedings of war crimes trials the he made in his blog through personal appearance or his lawyer on March 6. The tribunal passed the order after hearing the counsel of petitioner Abul Kalam Azad, also a Supreme Court lawyer, who […]

February 21, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Arifa Rahman passes away

Arifa Rahman, a senior teacher of the capital’s Maple Leaf International School, died on Wednesday after a massive stroke. She was a senior section English teacher of the school. In a press statement, teachers, students and officials of the school expressed deep shock at her demise. They said Arifa was a dedicated, sincere and loving person who had devoted whole […]

February 21, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Airhostess found dead

An airhostess allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself from a ceiling fan in her rented flat at Uttara on Wednesday. The deceased was identified as Afroza Islam Suchi, 26, of village Ashekpur under sadar police station of Tangail. Suchi joined Bangladesh Biman as airhostess four months ago. Earlier she worked with the United Airlines. Suchi’s farther Shafiqul Islam Khan said […]

February 21, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

JnU students besiege VC office

Students of Jagannath University, mainly activists of ruling party-backed Chhatra League, besieged the university’s vice chancellor’s office for two hours on Thursday, demanding steps for freeing all illegally occupied halls from local influential men. The agitating students said they would march towards Tibet Hall allegedly occupied by lawmaker Haji Mohammad Selim in order to free it on Sunday. The students […]

February 21, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Peaceful hartal observed in 11 upazilas

The local units of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party enforced a dawn-to-dusk general strike in 11 upazilas in nine districts protesting at the ‘vote rigging’ in the local polls. The shutdown passed off almost peacefully in the upazilas with no incidents of violence reported by New Age correspondents in the districts. The upazilas are – Sadar upazila of Meherpur, Bakerganj and […]

February 21, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

HC asks EC to settle JS memberships of Afil, Monir in 2 weeks

The High Court on Thursday directed the Election Commission to settle in two weeks the disputes over Parliament memberships of Awami League leaders Sheikh Afil Uddin and Monirul Islam. A bench of Justice Mirza Hussain Haider and Justice Muhammad Khurshid Alam Sarkar issued the directive while disposing of the writ petitions filed by Afil and Monir seeking explanations from the EC why […]

February 21, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

WAR CRIMES TRIAL: Quasem allowed microbus

The International Crimes Tribunal -2 on Thursday allowed detained war crimes accused and Jamaat leader Mir Quasem Ali to travel between the prison and the tribunal in a microbus at his own costs. The accused is detained in Kashimpur Jail in Gazipur. He has been allowed to use the microbus on health ground following a petition filed on February 18 […]

February 21, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Ershad for strengthening Jatiya Party

Former president and Jatiya Party chairman HM Ershad on Thursday said he wants to strengthen his party. Ershad said this while talking to local journalists at Rangpur Circuit House after his arrival here on a four-day visit to Rangpur and Lalmonirhat. He also said that his party is not in a good shape now following the recent incidents happened centering […]

February 21, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

JU senate elects 3-member VC panel

The senate assembly at Jahangirnagar University on Thursday elected a three-member vice-chancellor’s panel. The election was held at the university’s senate building. The panel includes Professor Farzana Islam of anthropology who bagged 40 votes, Professor Abul Hossain of physics department who also bagged 40 votes and dean of social science faculty Professor Amir Hussain who bagged 33 votes. The panel […]

February 21, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Few books on language movement at book fair

The number of titles on the language movement in Ekushey Book Fair is insignificant when the fair is organised to recall the movement and those who laid down their lives for establishing Bangla as state language on this day in 1952. A total of 32 titles related to liberation war and language movement so far arrived at in the last […]

February 21, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Nepal to host next SAARC Summit in Nov

Nepal is going to host the next SAARC Summit as the Himalayan country has proposed that the upcoming 18th SAARC Summit be held in Kathmandu in November this year. A proposal to this effect was made during the SAARC Council of Foreign Ministers meeting held in the Maldives on Thursday. Earlier, Nepal had hosted the 3rd SAARC Summit and 11th […]

February 21, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

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