Archive for February 25th, 2014

JMB man killed in ‘gunfight’ hours after recapture

Condemned militant Raquibul Hasan alias Hafiz Mahmud, who was recaptured six hours after he, along with two other convicted militants of Jamaat-ul Mujahideen Bangladesh, was snatched away ambushing a prison van, was killed in an alleged ‘gunfight’ in Tangail on early Monday. The law enforcing agencies have, however, yet to track down the two other convicted militants, Salahuddin alias Salehin […]

February 25, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page

No peacekeeping jobs for BGB, Ansar

The Border Guard Bangladesh, formerly known as Bangladesh Rifles, and the Ansars are yet to get assignment to the UN peacekeeping missions with both the agencies lobbying the authorities to resume their involvement in the mission, which was suspended in 1995. About 19 years ago, 30 personnel from the then Bangladesh Rifles and 20 members of Battalion Ansar had joined […]

February 25, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page

militancy cases PM for speedy trial

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday asked the law ministry to take effective measures to ensure speedy disposal of cases relating to militancy. Presiding over the weekly cabinet meeting, she came down hard on the home ministry officials concerned over ‘lax security’ during transportation of accused or convicted militants from jails to courts. ‘The prime minister asked the authorities to […]

February 25, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page

JMB man killed to cover-up mystery, says BNP

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Monday slammed the killing of a recaptured condemned militant in ‘gunfight’ and said that he might have been killed in a bid to ‘cover-up the mystery’ of the whole incident. The acting BNP secretary general, Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, made the observation after placing wreaths at party founder Ziaur Rahman’s grave on Monday morning along […]

February 25, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page

5 years after BDR carnage: Govt urged to find out ‘plotters’

Five years after the BDR mutiny when most of the cases related to the bloody event have been disposed of, families of the slain officers still await answer as to what actually had led to the killings and who were the plotters. ‘It is still unclear for what reason they were killed,’ said Habibur Rahman, father of slain Colonel Kudrat […]

February 25, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page

US wants participatory polls, rights protection

The need for an improved human rights situation and participatory elections continued to be at the heart of the United States’ message to Bangladesh politicians, the US deputy assistant secretary for South Asia, Atul Keshap, told journalists on Monday at the end of his three-day visit to the country. ‘One of the things which is really important is protection of […]

February 25, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page

POLICE CONSTABLE MURDER: Rajshahi mayor Bulbul, ex-mayor Minu among 36 sent to jail

THE additional chief judicial magistrate court in Rajshahi Monday noon sent to jail 36 BNP leaders and activists, including city mayor Mosaddek Hossain Bulbul and former mayor Mizanur Rahman Minu. Judge Sheikh Merina Sultana passed the order after they surrendered before the court in the afternoon and sought bail in police constable Siddhartha Sarker murder case. Bulbul and Minu were, […]

February 25, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page

Govt to buy fuel oil from private refinery at int’l rate

The government has finalised a policy allowing private entrepreneurs to set up condensate refineries to sell the processed fuel oil to the state-run Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation at the import cost of same products. Experts said that the price of locally processed petroleum products should be lower than that of the imported products. Condensate is a by-product of natural gas which […]

February 25, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page

Taslima fears being kicked out of India if Mamata becomes PM

Anna Hazare last week said that the country needs a ‘simple and honest PM’ like Mamata Banerjee and he would be happy to see her lead up there, Oneindia News reported. But, not all like him would be happy. Taslima Nasreen, the controversial Bangladeshi author said that she would be ‘thrown out of India, if she (Mamata) became the PM.’ […]

February 25, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page

Untrained management, wrong attitude main challenges for RMG sector

Untrained management and supervisors, wrong attitude of management and unskilled workers are the top three challenges for the country’s apparel sector, according to a survey. The survey conducted at the two-day international trade expo for building and fire safety also identified training the managers and the workers and strengthening external monitoring as the remedies. Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety managing […]

February 25, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Ruhal apologises for ‘mistake’ in wealth report

Former health minister AFM Ruhal Haque on Monday claimed that his wife’s bank balance was mistakenly mentioned Tk 7.53 crore instead of Tk 45.17 lakh in his affidavit submitted along with his nominations for the January 5 elections. Emerging from the Anti-Corruption Commission after being interrogated on suspicion of amassing illegal wealth, the ruling Awami League leader told reporters that […]

February 25, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

2 killed in Ctg

Two persons were killed in separate incidents in Rauzan and Hathazari upazilas of the district early Monday. The victims were identified as Shibu Nath, 25, and Saidul Alam, 27. Police outpost sources at Chittagong Medical College Hospital said driver Shibu was critically injured in a head-on collision between a tempo and a ‘tomtom’, a locally made battery-run easy-bike, in Noyapara […]

February 25, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Pro-AL panel sweeps CUTA polls

Awami League-backed yellow panel won the Chittagong University Teachers’ Association election on Sunday bagging all 11 posts. According to the university’s election commission sources, Prof Benu Kumar Dey of chemistry department and Prof Mustafizur Rahman of political science department had been elected president and general secretary respectively of CUTA. Election commissioner Prof Dr M Mohiuddin announced the results Sunday night. […]

February 25, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Khulna BCL committee dissolved

The central committee of Bangladesh Chhatra League on Sunday suspended all activities of its Khulna city unit with effect from Monday until further orders. This action has been taken as per decision of the BCL central executive committee, as learnt from a press release faxed to Khulna press club and the local newspapers on Sunday night. The press release was […]

February 25, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

‘Murdered’ man found alive

The police arrested a person, who was said to have been murdered, on Friday night from the Basila Road under Mohammadpur police station in Dhaka. The person was identified as Md Bazlur Rahman of Sheikhpara under Sonadanga police station in Khulna city. On September 9, 2010, his wife Jolly Akhtar had filed a case with the Khulna Railway police station […]

February 25, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

BCL men cut wrist of JCD activists in Noakhali

The activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League chopped the wrist and fingers of two siblings who are also activists of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal in Noakhali Sunday night. The victims were identified as Aminul Hoque Masud and Serajul Hoque Babul, son of Haji Sayedul Hoque of village Gangcil under Companiganj upazila. Sajedur Rahaman Sajid, officer-in-charge of Companiganj police station, said three people […]

February 25, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Chander Hat remembers principal Rahman, Ruskin

The Sirajdikhan unit of Bikrampur Chander Hat on Saturday arranged a literary and cultural competition in memory of Principal BM Rahman and the organisation’s chief patron Manzur-Ur-Rahman Ruskin, who died recently. Speakers at the function paid rich tributes to both principal Rahman and Ruskin, who was also a late social worker. Noted social scientist and writer Mizanur Rahman Shelley addressed […]

February 25, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Schoolgirl raped

A minor schoolgirl was raped by a youth at Satbaria under Puthia upazila in Rajshahi on Sunday. The victim’s family members said Saddam Hossain of the same village took the girl, a class IV student of Satbaria Government Primary School, to a nearby field at about 10:00am when she went to collect flowers near her house and raped her. She […]

February 25, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

First phase of UZ polls: EC sees few irregularities: Shah Nawaz

Election commissioner Shah Nawaz said  Monday the Election Commission witnessed  ‘a few’ irregularities in the first phase of the local polls held in 97 upazilas on February 19. He said that the EC was determined to hold better elections in the subsequent phases. ‘We witnessed very limited number of irregularities in the first phase of the local elections,’ he said. […]

February 25, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Ahmed Sharif Memorial Lecture held

Swadesh Chinta Shangha held Ahmed Sharif Commemoration Lecture and handed over Ahmed Sharif Commemoration Award on Monday marking the 15th anniversary of death of Ahmed Sharif, a scholar, critic and researcher of medieval Bangla literature. New Age editor Nurul Kabir delivered the commemoration lecture and columnist Syed Abul Maksud and political analyst Shamsuzzoha Manik were awarded at a programme at […]

February 25, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

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