Archive for April 17th, 2014

6-point directive issued over study tour, picnic security

6-point directive issued over study tour, picnic security

In the wake of frequent drowning incidents, particularly in the bay, the Ministry of Education on Thursday issued a six-point directive over study tour and picnic

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PM’s intervention sought for Siddique’s rescue

PM’s intervention sought for Siddique’s rescue

Eminent citizens and civil society members on Thursday sought Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s intervention to rescue abducted Abu Bakar Siddique, husband of Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers’ Association (Bela) chief executive Syeda Rizwana Hasan

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BD’s role sought in resolving Rohingya people’s problems

BD’s role sought in resolving Rohingya people’s problems

The European Rohingya Council (ERC), a Netherlands-based NGO, has requested the people and government of Bangladesh to play a key role in finding out a ‘just and lasting’ solution to the longstanding Rohingya problem in the interest of Bangladesh and ‘persecuted’ Rohingya people…

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Human chain formed to demand Siddik’s release in 24 hours

Lawyers, academicians and rights activists Thursday demanded rescue of businessman Abu Bakar Siddik, husband of green campaigner Syeda Rizwana Hasan, unhurt within 24 hours…

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Court rejects bail plea by Destiny bosses

A Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate court Thursday rejected the bail plea of Destiny Group’s managing director M Rafiqul Amin and director Mohammad Hossain in connection with two separate cases filed by Anti Corruption Commission…

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US presses for greater political inclusion in Bangladesh

Appreciating Bangladesh’s achievements in various areas, the United States (US) has said it has kept pressing Bangladesh for a greater political inclusion to ensure a more stable and prosperous future, UNB reported…

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ICT sets May 11 to begin closing argument in Mobarak case

The International Crimes Tribunal -1 on Thursday set May 11 to begin testifying final arguments in the war crimes case against Mobarak Hossain, an alleged Razakar Bahini commander of Akhaura at Brahmanbaria during the Liberation War in 1971…

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Police still clueless on abduction of Rizwana’s husband: state minister

State minister for home affairs Asaduzzaman Khan Thursday said police were still clueless about the abduction of Abu Bakar Siddik, husband of green activist Syeda Rizwana Hasan…

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Khokon Razakar verdict in war crimes charges any day

Khokon Razakar verdict in war crimes charges any day

The International Crimes Tribunal-1 on Thursday said it would deliver the verdict of war crimes case against absconding BNP leader Zahid Hossain alias Khokon Razakar on any day…

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PM pays tributes to the country’s founding president on Mujibnagar Day

PM pays tributes to the country’s founding president on Mujibnagar Day

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday morning paid glowing homage to the country’s founding president Sheikh Mujibur Rahman by placing floral wreath at the portrait of the great leader at the Bangabandhu Memorial Museum marking the historic 17th April-Mujibnagar Day…

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India goes to polls in biggest voting day

India hosted its biggest day of voting Thursday in its marathon election, with the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty battling to save the ruling Congress party from defeat to opposition Hindu nationalist leader Narendra Modi…

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South Korea ferry: Desperate search for survivors continues

Emergency services are continuing to search for nearly 300 people missing after a ferry carrying more than 470 sank off South Korea…

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Nigerian army frees kidnapped female students

Nigerian soldiers have freed most of the more than 100 female pupils who were abducted by armed men in the northeast state of Borno, according to the country’s military…

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Abu Bakar Siddik

Businessman abducted

Abu Bakar Siddik, husband of green activist Syeda Rizwana Hasan, was abducted by an armed group at Bhuigarh on the Dhaka-Narayanganj Link Road on Wednesday afternoon…

April 17, 2014 · 1 comment · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Patients suffer at BIRDEM Hospital in Dhaka as doctors observe work abstention in protest at attack on fellows on Wednesday. — New Age photo

BIRDEM health care harmed for second day

Patients in BIRDEM hospital suffered for the second consecutive day on Wednesday as physicians went on strike and stopped outpatient services in protest at three of their fellows being assaulted by a policeman, who was relative of a patient who had died on Sunday night…

April 17, 2014 · 1 comment · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

HC asks govt to monitor health services

The High Court on Wednesday issued a rule on government authorities asking them to explain in four weeks why they should not directed to set up a high-powered cell to monitor services of all public and private hospitals and to report on the matters to court every two months…

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SAYEDEE SENTENCE APPEALS: SC verdict any day

The Appellate Division on Wednesday announced it would later deliver its judgement in the appeals filed by the defence and the prosecution against the verdict of the International Crimes Tribunal-1 in Jamaaet leader Delwar Hossain Sayedee’s war crimes case…

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Teachers write salary cheques to lenders for lower amount

Teachers of non-government technical education institutions who have not been paid the government portion of their salary for months from February till date are writing cheques to others, to be cashed at later dates, in exchange for lower amounts to run families…

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Two more bodies recovered from bay

Two more bodies of Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology students were recovered from the bay on Wednesday morning, two days after they went missing in the bay at St Martin’s Island in Cox’s Bazar…

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ILIAS ALI’S DISAPPEARANCE: No progress in investigation in 2 years

No progress has yet been made in the investigation into the disappearance of Bangladesh Nationalist Party organising secretary M Ilias Ali and his driver Ansar Ali even in two years since their abduction…

April 17, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

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