Archive for February 24th, 2014

Cop killed, three JMB militants snatched

An armed terror group ambushed a prison van in film style and snatched away three convicted militants of Jamaat-ul Mujahideen Bangladesh killing a police constable in the attack in Trishal on Dhaka-Mymensingh highway on Sunday morning. The three members of the banned militant outfit, JMB, were being taken to a Mymensingh court in the prison van from Kashimpur Central Jail […]

February 24, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page

Upazila polls results prompt parties to revise strategies

BNP-led alliance partners saw their victory in the latest upazila council elections as ‘people’s no confidence’ in the Awami League-led government while the ruling Awami League attributed its failures in the elections to internal conflicts at grass roots in selecting single candidates. Leaders of parties that New Age has spoken to said that the first-phase election results had prompted them […]

February 24, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page

Govt ditches sovereign bond plan for Padma bridge

The government has dropped the idea of sovereign bonds for money to finance the Padma bridge construction as the finance ministry has sought to use foreign exchange reserve and to put in fresh efforts to urge donor agencies. The government has moved away from the plan to obtain more than $1 billion for the job because of an interest rate […]

February 24, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page

150 injured as JnU students clash with police

At least 150 people were injured on Sunday as Jagannath University students clashed with police, demanding steps for freeing all illegally occupied halls of the university from local influential people. The clash, which lasted for over five hours, erupted in the morning when police foiled students’ scheduled programme of besieging Tibet Hall, allegedly occupied by Awami League leader Haji Mohammad […]

February 24, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page

Don’t play with people’s fate again, PM warns Khaleda

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Sunday warned that the people of Bangladesh would no more tolerate the Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia if she again wanted to play with their fate and dare to kill them in arson attacks. Addressing a public rally organised by the district Awami League at newly inaugurated Sheikh Kamal International Stadium in Cox’s […]

February 24, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page

Zubair Murder Case: Four accused flee court as bail cancelled

Four people accused in the Zubair murder case who were remanded on bail fled the courtroom on Sunday soon after the court trying the case had cancelled their bail as they were threatening campaigners for justice. Jahangirnagar University bachelor’s final-year English student Zubair Ahmed died in a hospital on January 9, 2011 after some Chhatra League activists tortured him on […]

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Taliban kills 21 Afghan soldiers

The Afghan president, Hamid Karzai, slammed Pakistan for failing to eliminate ‘terror nests’ after the Taliban killed 21 soldiers and kidnapped seven in a raid on a border outpost early Sunday. The attack in the eastern province of Kunar was the single deadliest strike on Afghan troops in recent months by the insurgents, and caused Karzai to cancel a planned […]

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EU worried over extrajudicial killings

The European Union on Sunday called on the government for taking steps against allegations of extrajudicial killings and also for giving more space to the civil society members so that they could give their opinions freely. At a meeting with law minister Anisul Huq, the EU Head of the Delegation to Bangladesh, ambassador William Hanna expressed concern over human rights […]

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Teesta barrage project: Irrigation on 65,000ha uncertain

Agriculturalists and farmers feared a setback in boro cultivation under the Teesta barrage project as water flow at the Dalia-Teesta point of the barrage in Nilphamari and Lalmonirhat has drastically fallen because of the unilateral withdrawal of water upstream by India. According to Water Development Board, the water flow at the Nilphamari barrage point was 3,000 cusec in the month […]

February 24, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

One killed in ‘gunfight’

A robbery suspect was killed in a ‘gunfight’ with the police at Pakhimara village of Shyamnagar upazila on early Sunday. The deceased was identified as Ashraf Hossain alias Raja, son of Fazer Ali of Kurikaunia village of Ashasuni upazila in Satkhira. In a release, Satkhira superintendent of police said that the Shyamnagar police conducted a drive at Pakhimara village after […]

February 24, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

15th death anniv of Ahmed Sharif today

Toady is the 15th anniversary of death of Professor Ahmed Sharif. A scholar, critic and researcher of medieval Bangla literature, he was an avowed advocate of free thinking in Bangladesh. He was born in Patiya, Chittagong on 13 February 1921. Ahmed Sharif did his masters in 1944 and PhD in Bangla literature at Dhaka University in 1967. He joined Dhaka […]

February 24, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

RUTA polls today

The elections to the Rajshahi University Teachers’ Association will be held today. The polls will take place from 8:00am to 2:00pm at the Teachers’ Club at Zuberee building on the campus, election commissioner Professor Saiful Islam said. ‘All necessary measures have been taken to hold the polls,’ he said. ‘A total of 1,183 teachers will cast their vote to elect […]

February 24, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Nasim seeks more funds for healthcare

The health and family welfare minister, Mohammad Nasim, on Sunday said that the healthcare facilities for the poor were limited while there were enough opportunities for the wealthy people in the country. Addressing a consultation meeting on need-based resource allocation organised by the Health Education Unit of the ministry at CIRDUP auditorium, the termed the budget for the health ministry […]

February 24, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Justice demanded for Sabita Chakma killing

Expressing their deep concern over repetition of violence against women in Chittagong Hill Tracts, the rights activists on Sunday demanded justice for the killing of Sabita Chakma. Sabita, a 30 year woman, was murdered after rape at Chengi Char under Khagrachhari Sadar upazila on February 15. At a human chain, the speakers demanded exemplary punishment of the murderers and said […]

February 24, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Yellow Panel sweeps CUTA polls

Professor Benu Kumar Dey of chemistry department and Professor Mustafizur Rahman Siddique of political science department were elected president and general secretary respectively as the Yellow Panel swept the Chittagong University Teachers Association elections on Sunday. Sources said AL-backed Yellow Panel won all 11 posts in the CUTA executive committee while the BNP-Jamaat backed White Panel failed to get any post […]

February 24, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

JS reserved seat polls on March 29

The elections in 50 Parliament seats reserved for women will be held on March 29, chief election commissioner Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmed announced at a news conference Sunday. The aspirants have been asked to drop nomination papers from 9 AM to 5 PM n March 4 at the returning officer’s office at the EC secretariat. The scrutiny of the nomination papers […]

February 24, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Many stalls breach book fair guidelines

Some 45 publishing houses and pro-Awami League bodies participating in the Amar Eksuhey Book Fair have been breaching the fair rules and regulations by displaying and selling books of other publishing houses. The ruling AL-backed stalls have put on display titles brought out by others to ensure their presence in the month-long event. As per the article 6.5 of the […]

February 24, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Justice Enayetur Rahim new ICT-1 chair

Justice M Enayetur Rahim, a sitting High Court judge was on Sunday appointed as the new chairman of the three-judge International Crimes Tribunal-1, said an official notification. The appointment has been notified in the official gazette notification, acting law ministry secretary Abu Saleh Sheikh Md Zahirul Haque told New Age. ICT-1 had no chairman since Justice ATM Fazle Kabir went […]

February 24, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Ex-minister faces ACC interrogation

Former state minister for water resources Mahbubur Rahman on Sunday avoided the media after the Anti-Corruption Commission interrogated him for three hours. When he came out of the commission office after the interrogation about his unusual increase in wealth, journalists asked him about the allegation but he declined comments. The commission’s deputy director Khairul Huda began interrogating Mahbubur, also the […]

February 24, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Rony’s passport held up

The Department of Immigrations and Passports has suspended issuance of passport to immediate past Awami League lawmaker Md Golam Maula Rony. ‘The issuance of his passport is pending with the department since we have to get approval from the government as the applicant is facing a number of criminal cases,’ the department’s additional director general Siraj Uddin told New Age. […]

February 24, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

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