Archive for August 28th, 2014

5 more RAB men detained, remanded in custody

5 more RAB men detained, remanded in custody

On Wednesday, five current and former members of Rapid Action Battalion 11 were sent on an eight-day remand on the order of a judicial magistrate in Narayanganj, in connection with the sensational seven murders in April…

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Rickshaws move through waist-high water along an inundated road stretch at Dayaganj in the Old Dhaka Wednesday after a few hours’ heavy raining.— Sourav Loskar

Short supplies of relief cause sufferings to flood victims

Cut off from relief supplies the sufferings of flood affected people in northern districts increased on Wednesday.
Thousands of villagers remain marooned in the northern districts flooding for two weeks caused by heavy rains and a surge of flood waters from upstream India…

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Highest poverty in Rangpur, Barisal divs

Highest poverty in Rangpur, Barisal divs

Rangpur and Barisal divisions have the highest incidence of poverty while Chittagong and Sylhet the lowest, according to the Bangladesh Poverty Maps 2010…

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2 DMCH doctors flee courtroom as 7 ordered to jail

2 DMCH doctors flee courtroom as 7 ordered to jail

Two Dhaka Medical College Hospital doctors fled from courtroom while a Dhaka Special Judge’s Court ordered them along with former director, another doctor and two officials of the hospital and a businessman to jail on surrender in a corruption case…

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No seat for 8,200 GPA 5 holders in public univs

No seat for 8,200 GPA 5 holders in public univs

About 8,200 students, who managed a maximum grade point average of 5 in this year’s higher secondary certificate and equivalent examinations, will be deprived of a seat at public universities and medical and dental colleges.
Admission tests at the public universities will begin on September 5 and will continue till December…

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Khaleda, Tarique involvement in BDR mutiny: PM

Khaleda, Tarique involvement in BDR mutiny: PM

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Wednesday alleged that the Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson, Khaleda Zia, was involved in the 2009 mutiny at Bangladesh Rifles as she ‘fled from her house during the mutiny and went underground.’…

Channel-i Islamic programme presenter murdered inside apartment

Channel-i Islamic programme presenter murdered inside apartment

A presenter of private television Channel-i Islamic programme was killed by slitting his throat inside his apartment in the capital’s Rajabazar area on Wednesday night.
Sher-e-Banglanagar police officer-in-charge Abdul Momen said that the police recovered the throat slit body of Nurul Islam Faruqi from the house at about 9:00pm…

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A Palestinian family ride on top of a horse cart as they head home with their belongings in the Shejaiya neighborhood on Wednesday. — AFP photo

Gaza truce holds as Israel, Hamas claim ‘victory’

The skies over Gaza remained calm Wednesday as a long-term ceasefire took hold, ending the deadliest violence in a decade, with Israel and Hamas both claiming ‘victory’ in the 50-day war…

India court pressures Modi on ‘criminal’ ministers

India court pressures Modi on ‘criminal’ ministers

India’s top court said Wednesday lawmakers with criminal backgrounds should not serve in government, with 13 ministers in the current administration facing charges for attempted murder, rioting and other offences…

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Govt role in medical admission challenged

A Supreme Court lawyer on Wednesday filed a writ petition challenging the legality of holding admission tests by the government for enrolment at the medical and dental colleges of Bangladesh…

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42 foreigners arrested in Malaysia

The Malaysian police have arrested 42 men after a riot by up to 1,000 mostly Nepalese workers sparked fires and destroyed parts of an electronics export factory, highlighting accusations of poor conditions for many of the estimated four million foreign workers in the Southeast Asian country…

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Move to impeach judges last nail on judiciary: BNP-led alliance

Bangladesh Nationalist Party-led alliance on Wednesday said the move to empower the present ‘non-representative’ parliament to
impeach Supreme Court judges is tantamount to putting the last nail in the coffin of the judiciary…

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Woman held with newborn baby in city

Police on Wednesday evening detained a woman with a one-month-old baby boy at Wari in the capital.
The woman, Poly Begum, around 40, was detained while she passing through the area with the baby, said Wari police officer-in-charge Tapan Chandra Saha…

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Teacher resigns after being assaulted by BCL leader

A female teacher of the Government Health Economics College in the city on Tuesday submitted her resignation to the authorities for ‘failing to punish the Bangladesh Chhatra League leader who assaulted her.’ …

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CHT still unsafe for tourists for inadequate police

A meeting on the development country’s tourism was told on Wednesday that lack of security was still persisting in absence of adequate number of police in the Chittagong Hill Tracts although the government recruited 40,000 to 50,000 police in the last five years, said sources present…

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Bad news for bachelors

Bad news for the country’s bachelors as the wedding cost might go up as the government has taken an initiative for upward revision of marriage registration fees, officials said.
A meeting of the ministry of finance last week asked the ministry of law to make upward revision of the marriage registration fee and the licence fee of marriage registrars, well-known as the Kazis…

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HC orders judicial probe

The High Court on Wednesday directed the Dhaka chief metropolitan magistrate to appoint a magistrate to inquire into the recent stealing of a newborn baby from a ward of Dhaka Medical College and Hospital.
The magistrate has been directed to find out loopholes in security of the ward concerned and administrative failure, if any, on the part of DMCH as two more babies went missing earlier from the hospital during the tenure of the current DMCH’s director…

August 28, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages, National

Tuba Group workers announce fresh action programmes

Tuba Group Sramik Sangram Committee on Wednesday demanded immediate reopening of Tuba Grup’s five factories and announced a fresh movement to press the workers’ demands…

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Nazrul’s death anniv observed

Different organisations and people from all walks of life across the country on Wednesday observed the 38th anniversary of death of national poet Kazi Nazrul Islam.
The poet was remembered for his literary works and non-communal and humanitarian stances…

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Japanese support sought to set up marine research institute

The government on Wednesday sought support from Japan to set up a marine research institute and a modern marine aquarium in the country to conduct research on marine resources…

August 28, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages, National

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