Archive for February 23rd, 2014

ACC fails to prove 56pc cases at trial stage

The Anti-Corruption Commission has failed to prove more than half of its cases at the trial stage in courts for various reasons in the last five years, ACC official statistics said. It said that the commission had failed to prove 56 per cent of the cases in 2009-2013 and as a result, the court acquitted the accused in 381 cases […]

February 23, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page

Crackers break into Sonali security, steal $2,50,000

Crackers broke into the Sonali Bank computer network and transferred at least $250,000 in the middle of 2013, a senior official said on Sunday. M Aslam Alam, secretary (bank and financial institutions division) of the the finance ministry, divulged the scam in the presence of the finance minister, Abul Maal Abdul Muhith at the bank’s annual conference at the Sonargaon […]

February 23, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page

Amar Ekushey observed

The nation observed Ekushey February on Friday renewing a pledge for the use of Bangla in all spheres of life. People paid tribute to the martyrs of the language movement walking barefooted, singing Amar Bhaiyer Rakte Rangano Ekushey February and placing wreaths and flowers shaheed minars on Martyrs’ Day. The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, at a seminar urged all Bengalis […]

February 23, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page

7 shaheed minars vandalised

Miscreants vandalised at least seven shaheed minars — three in Narsingdi, two in Kushtia and one each in Gazipur and Pabna — on Thursday and Friday, while the nation paid tributes to martyrs of the language movement by placing flowers at shaheed minars beginning a minutes after midnight past Friday. New Age correspondent in Kushtia reported that unidentified miscreants vandalised […]

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Int’l Mother Language Day Bill placed in US Congress

A resolution has been introduced in the US Congress to recognize 21st February as International Mother Language Day in the country. Representative Grace Meng of New York’s 6th Congressional district tabled the bill on Saturday to encourage the House of Representatives to support the goals and ideals of the day with appropriate ceremonies, programs and activities. ‘This resolution is an […]

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JS reserved seats polls: EC may announce schedule today

The Election Commission is expected to announce today the schedule of the elections in Parliament seats reserved for women. EC plans to hold the polls towards the end of March, election commissioner Shah Nawaz told New Age. He said that the schedule of the elections could be announced today. The Jatiya Sangsad (Seats Reserved for Women) Election Act 2004, requires […]

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Gunday producers offer apology

Producers of Indian film Gunday offered apology to people in Bangladesh amid protests against the new Bollywood action thriller that is reported to have portrayed Bangladesh’s war for its independence from Pakistan in 1971 wrongly. The film’s production company Yash Raj Films in a statement in its blog apologized on Wednesday for ‘any disrespect’ the film has caused Bangladeshis. The […]

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Obama meet with Dalai Lama angers China

The president, Barack Obama, held low-key talks with the Dalai Lama on Friday, prompting the Chinese government to ask why the White House ignored Beijing’s warnings that the meeting with the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader would damage ties. China’s vice foreign minister, Zhang Yesui, summoned Daniel Kritenbrink, charge d’affaires of the US embassy in China, on Friday night to condemn […]

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Tk 93cr Chinese corvettes deal finalised

Dhaka has finalised a deal with Beijing to purchase military hardware worth Tk 93 crore for two new generation guided-missile corvettes for the Bangladesh Navy, officials said. Officials said the ships have been under construction by China Shipbuilding and Offshore International Company since January 2013 as part of the BN’s move to strengthen its age-old fleet. The fund will be […]

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We must accommodate Hindu Bangladeshi migrants: Modi

BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Saturday said Hindu migrants from Bangladesh must be accommodated in India and detention camps would be done away with once his party comes to power, The Times of India Reported. ‘As soon as we come to power at the Centre, detention camps housing Hindu migrants from Bangladesh will be done away with,’ Modi […]

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Gulf Imams issued Fatwa against immigration to Mars

A fatwa issued by Gulf imams has ruled it is un-Islamic to promote or be involved in a one-way trip to the Red Planet, The Independent reported. According to reports in the Khaleej Times, a fatwa committee under the General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowment in the UAE, prohibits Muslims from being involved in such a journey as it […]

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US official in city

The US deputy assistant secretary for South Asia, Atul Keshap, arrived in the capital on Saturday on a four-day visit. During the visit, he will meet with the national leadership to discuss Bangladesh’s bilateral relations with the United States and regional matters. He will also meet with civil society leaders, and private sector representatives to discuss a wide of range […]

February 23, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Bangla got global recognition for AL role: PM

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday said the Awami League government in 1956 incorporated Bangla as a state language and declared February 21 as ‘Shaheed Dibas’. The Awami League also earned world recognition for Bangla in 1999 and the party’s role on both the occasions is pride for it, she said. ‘We are proud of Bangla being our mother language. […]

February 23, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Govt gets mad after upazila polls defeat, says BNP

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Saturday alleged that the government intensified repression on the opposition as most of the BNP-backed candidates won the first phase of elections to upazila parishads held on February 19. At a press conference at the party headquarters, BNP joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi said that most of the BNP-backed candidates won the elections despite […]

February 23, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

3 injured as bomb explodes in classroom

Two schoolboys and their teacher suffered injuries as a crude bomb went off in a classroom at Bamunia Government Primary School in Sonatala upazila on Saturday. Ahad, 10, son of Mahidul Islam of village Digdair, and Prantik, 10, son of Rajab Ali of village Rashidpur, students of class III of the school, and their teacher Tahsina Begum were injured when […]

February 23, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

15 hurt in clash during river cruise

At least 15 people were injured in a clash between two groups of people on a cruise over a trifling matter in the River Shitalakshya in Narayanganj on Friday. Witnesses said several groups of youths from Paikpara, Namapara and other areas of Narayanganj city on a launch went on a cruise in the river in the morning. When they were […]

February 23, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Bangladesh should not set up N-power plant: German envoy

Establishment of a nuclear power plant would not be wise for a densely populated country like Bangladesh, said German ambassador Albrecht Conze at a book launching ceremony on Saturday. He said Bangladesh was situated in an earthquake zone and it had no experience of operating a nuclear power plant so establishment of a nuclear plant might increase the risk of […]

February 23, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Six killed in 5 districts

At least six people including a local Awami League leader were killed on Friday and Saturday in separate incidents in Khunla, Noakhali, Narayanganj, Pabana and Jessore. AL activist Jahabaj Molla (35) was chopped to death at a remote village of Jaigirmahal under Koira upazila in Khulna on Saturday morning, apparently over a land dispute, according to the police. The police […]

February 23, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

EngenderHealth CEO in city

EngenderHealth chief executive officer Pamela W Barnes arrived in Dhaka on Saturday to attend the organisation’s Program Managers Meeting. During her seven-day visit, the CEO and president of EngenderHealth, a global reproductive health organisation, would meet with health secretary MM Neazuddin on February 25. Barnes has been working for 65 years to improve the quality of family planning, maternal health […]

February 23, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

PIL on higher toll collection at Hanif Flyover: Petitioners to move HC for early hearing

Petitioners said Saturday that they would press for an early hearing in the High Court for the expeditious disposal of their public interest litigation writ petition seeking restraints on collection of higher tolls from the users of Hanif Flyover. On November 14, 2013, the PIL writ petition was filed by Supreme Court lawyers Satya Ranjan Mandol, M Shaiful Alam and […]

February 23, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

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