Archive for March, 2014

Miseries befall north as Teesta dries up

The trans-boundary river Teesta has almost dried up due to ‘unilateral withdrawal’ of water upstream by India, seriously affecting lives and livelihoods of the people in Bangladesh’s north. An official in the Joint Rivers’ Commission in Dhaka said that India was withdrawing water from various points of Teesta allowing a little amount to flow into Bangladesh that India could not […]

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73 upazilas go to polls today

Seventy three Upazilas in 34 districts go to polls today (Monday) in the fifth phase amidst the allegation of the Election Commission’s failure to contain violence and vote rigging by the ruling Awami League men in the past four phases of the staggered local government polls. Though the EC had announced schedule for polls to 74 Upazila councils in the […]

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Khaleda slammed in JS

Senior lawmakers from both the treasury and opposition benches in parliament on Sunday demanded that sedation charges should be brought against BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia for her claim that her husband Ziaur Rahman was the ‘first president’ of Bangladesh. Taking the floor on a point of order at the outset of the sitting in the afternoon, they also demanded that […]

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Freedom fighters’ database: Project uncertain by third deadline

The project to prepare a database of names and family details of freedom fighters is still uncertain even after it missed two deadlines, liberation war affairs ministry officials said. The ministry set the third deadline of June 30 to compete the task but some officials were still sceptical about its completion as the ministry lacks ‘capacity and manpower’ required for […]

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BNP has nose rubbed in dirt, joins upazila polls: Mobarak

Election commissioner Abdul Mobarak, now in charge of the office of the chief election commissioner, on Sunday said that the Bangladesh Nationalist Party had its nose rubbed in the dirt in self-humiliation and contested the upazila council elections under the current Election Commission. Abdul Mobarak made the remarks, at a press conference at the commission’s media centre, in response to […]

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Feeble Tigers battered

Ahmed Shehzad feasted on Bangladesh’s bowling to slam his maiden Twenty20 International century and set up an easy 50-run win for Pakistan over the home side in Dhaka on Sunday. The Tigers did not have the courage and strength to put up a small fight after Shehzad’s 111 off 62 balls propelled Pakistan to 190-5, as they stuttered throughout the […]

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Dhaka to request KL to ease visa process

Malaysian home affairs minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi is scheduled to hold meeting with expatriates welfare and overseas employment minister Khandker Mosharraf Hossain at Probashi Kalyan Bhaban today. During the meeting, Bangladesh government would request the Malaysian home minister to ease visa processing for the selected Bangladeshi workers for the Malaysian plantation jobs, EWOE ministry secretary Khondaker Showkat Hossain told New […]

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SPEEDY TRIAL ACT: Bill tabled seeking 5-yr extension

A bill titled ‘The Law and Order Disruption (Speedy Trial) (Amendment) Law, 2014’ was tabled in parliament on Sunday, seeking that it remains in force for five more years. Industries minister Amir Hossain Amu tabled the bill on behalf of state minister for home affairs and sought two days for scrutiny from the standing committee on the home ministry. Speaker […]

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Schoolboy slaughtered, youth’s body found

A schoolboy was slaughtered while a young man was found dead at separate places in Rupganj upazila of Narayanganj on Sunday taking the number such deaths in the district to 19 this month. The police recovered the body of Al-Amin, 16, with his throat slit from a ditch in Rupshi sluice gate area of Rupganj around 10:00am. Al-Amin, son of […]

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GAS CYLINDER BLAST: 2 more victims die

Two more victims of Kamrangirchar gas cylinder blast, including a two-year-old boy, died from their burn wounds at Dhaka Medical College Hospital on Saturday night and early Sunday respectively, raising the death toll from the incident to three. Jolly Akhter, 28, breathed her last around 10:45pm Saturday night while her son two-year-old Alif died around 1:15am early Sunday, said Patha […]

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Biman resumes Dhaka-Frankfurt operation after eight years

Biman Bangladesh Airlines resumes its operation on Dhaka-Frankfurt route today after eight years of suspension due to financial losses and shortage of aircraft. The national flag carrier plans to operate twice-a-week flights on this route, its 19th overseas destination, on every Friday and Monday, Biman officials said. ‘Our main challenge is to attract passengers traveling to Europe to make the […]

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Zia’s younger brother passes away

Khalilur Rahman, younger brother of the late president Ziaur Rahman, died of cardiac arrest at his own residence in Maryland in America Sunday morning as per Bangladesh time, family sources said. He was 77. He would be buried in America, the sources said. BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia expressed her deep condolence at his death. In a condolence message, she said […]

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Khaleda to be thrown out of politics: AL leaders

Awami League leaders on Sunday warned the BNP chairperson, Khaleda Zia, that she would be taught a good lesson if she did not stop spreading falsehood regarding the independence of Bangladesh. They said that the Awami League along with ordinary people would throw the BNP chairperson out of from politics the way they had overthrown her on March 30, 1996 […]

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9 JS committees formed

The Jatiya Sangsad on Sunday formed nine parliamentary standing committees and also recast the business advisory committee. The committees that were formed on Sunday include standing committee on home affairs with Awami League lawmaker Tipu Munshi as chairman. Former food minister Abdur Razzaque has been made chief of the standing committee on the ministry of finance. Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury […]

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EC lets Afil, Monir off the hook

The Election Commission on Sunday cleared the two Jessore Awami League lawmakers-elect of the charges of violating electoral code of conduct before the January 5 polls and approved publication of the gazette notification declaring them elected. Sheikh Afil Uddin and Monirul Islam, who were elected to Jessore 1 and Jessore 2 parliamentary constituencies respectively but the EC did not publish […]

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AL leader shot dead in Noakhali

An expatriate Awami League leader was shot dead by his opponent group in front of his house at college road near Chowdhurir Hat of Char Parboti union under Companiganj upazila in Noakhali on Sunday evening. The victim, Jahedul Islam Maruf, 36, was the China Awami League organising secretary. Victims father Jahangir Alam said that Maruf returned home before upazila polls. […]

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Jatiyatabadi Ainjibi Forum calls token hunger strike for March 3

Jatiyatabadi Ainjibi Forum would organise black flag procession on April 1 and observe token hunger strike on April 3 at all district bar associations across the country protesting against indictment of BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia nd her eldest son Tarique Rahman in two graft cases. Forum president Rafiqul Islam Miah at a press conference on Sunday announced the fresh programme […]

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20 injured as locals clash with gypsy men

At least 20 people were injured as local people clashed with gypsy tribe men at Torkir Char Bedey Palli in Gournadi in Barisal Sunday afternoon. Witnesses and police sources said Ruma Khanam, 15, a schoolgirl and daughter of Omar Molla of the area, had an affair with Bellal Sardar, 26, son of Kalam Sardar of Bedey Palli. She fled the […]

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FM off to Brussels

Foreign minister AH Mahmood Ali left Dhaka for Brussels, Belgium on Sunday to attend an international conference on genocide prevention. The two-day conference that begins on Monday will focus on four aspects—the status of academic research on genocide, an integrated international human rights law—international criminal law perspective, the role of civil society and parliaments and institutional responses. The foreign minister […]

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Bangladeshi citizens shot at by BSF

Border Security Force of India shot at two Bangladeshi citizens at Behurjari frontier border under Baliadanghi upzila at Sunday morning. The victims are Md Ramiz, 35, son of Tosiruddin and md Sadekul, 40, of village Charaigati under the upzila, both cattle traders. According to the BGB and local sources, BSF opened fire on them when they tried to return Bangladesh […]

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