Archive for August, 2014

Dhaka University professor emeritus Serajul Islam Choudhury addresses a discussion of Editors’ Council on ‘Challenges before mass-media’ at CIRDAP auditorium in Dhaka on Saturday. — New Age photo

Nat’l broadcasting policy rejected

Journalists working for the print and electronic media, alongside academicians and jurists, at a discussion on Saturday rejected the National Broadcasting Policy 2014 and proposed that immediate steps should be taken by editors…

August 31, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
3 held from Narayanganj, Chauddagram

3 held from Narayanganj, Chauddagram

The police on early Saturday detained three people, including a woman, for interrogation in connection with the killing of private television Channel i Islamic programme presenter Nurul Islam Faruqui who was slaughtered in his Rajabazar apartment on August 27…

August 31, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

Spearhead movement from DU, Khaleda asks JCD

Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia at the end of series of meetings with her party’s student wing on Thursday night said young leadership would have to take charge of JCD and play a key role in future movement, the meeting sources said…

August 31, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages, National, Politics

British MP attacked over Israel remarks

An outspoken lawmaker who declared an ‘Israel-free zone’ in a northern English city suffered a suspected broken jaw in an attack believed to be linked to his support for the Palestinians, his party said on Saturday…

2 found dead

Police recovered the bodies of two people from separate places in Thakurgaon Sadar upazila on Saturday.
Among the deceased one was identified as Asma, 35, wife of Mozammel Haque of Banshgara village in Sadar upazila…

August 31, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages, National
People’s participation that makes democracy

People’s participation that makes democracy

Democracy is not all about elections, but election is a fundamental component of democracy particularly when it comes to governance of the state and the formulation of policies affecting lives and livelihood of its citizens…

Thundershowers or rain likely

Light to moderate rain or thundershowers accompanied by temporary gusty wind is likely to occur at many places over Khulna, Rangpur, Barisal, Chittagong and Sylhet divisions and at a few places over Rajshahi division till 6:00pm today…

August 31, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages, National
Finding faults with democracy

Finding faults with democracy

An Awami League leader while addressing a seminar in connection with National Mourning Day said that no state in the world could make any progress through democracy. Democracy cannot bring development for the country. Development demands good governance and correct leadership….

August 31, 2014 · 1 comment · 11th Anniversary Special-One

Ershad wants to establish rule of Islam

Urging people to make his hands stronger, Jatiya Party chairman HM Ershad on Saturday said he would establish the rule of Islam in the country to free it from oppressors…

August 31, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages, National, Politics
Democracy is the best guarantee of political security for everyone

Democracy is the best guarantee of political security for everyone

Democracy is not a monolithic being and it has many levels and layers. Sometimes in some places, some parts of it functions like economic democracy but political and social democracy fails or falls short. We know that in Soviet Union and other socialist countries, there was some degree of economic equity but as it was not backed by political democracy, the system collapsed…

Participation: of whom, by whom, for whom?

Participation: of whom, by whom, for whom?

Without participation, democracy is not democracy. And, participation — a process and an auger — in election is only a part of practising democracy. It is an important indicator of democracy, but not the only indicator…

Int’l workshop on economy of oceans from Sept 1

International Workshop on Blue Economy – the first of its kind in Bangladesh – will be held in Dhaka on September 1-2, for better understanding the dynamics of ocean-based economy and to protect, preserve and explore ocean resources for sustainable development…

August 31, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages, National

Juba League man held with pistol at PM’s programme

National Security Intelligence detained a Juba League leader with arms from Suhrawardy Udyan on Saturday afternoon where the prime minister was present there as chief guest in a rally organised by Dhaka city Awami League…

August 31, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages, National, Politics
Struggle for democracy in the era of demon-cracy

Struggle for democracy in the era of demon-cracy

During the last four decades since independence, we have experienced different forms of governments: civil and military, parliamentary and presidential, elected and selected. Emergency was declared three times (1974, 1987, and 2007) and martial law was promulgated twice (1975 and 1982). During the period, two presidents were killed (1975 and 1981)….

Democracy and the January 5 election

Democracy and the January 5 election

Paul Bremer, the US-appointed interim governor of Iraq, in May 2003, just weeks after the bombing of Baghdad, explained exactly how democracy would take shape in post-Saddam Iraq. He declared: ‘Iraq is open for business’. Afterwards, democracy in Iraq arrived with ‘duty-free imported goods’, and a $39.5 billion dollar contract with Hulliburton Co…

BNP-led alliance shifts human chain after DMP refusal

Bangladesh Nationalist Party-led alliance on Saturday shifted its human chain in Dhaka city to September 2, after the police refused permission to hold the programme on Saturday…

August 31, 2014 · 0 comments · Inner Pages, National, Politics
Challenges for electoral democracy in Bangladesh

Challenges for electoral democracy in Bangladesh

Election is an important milestone for democratic transitions. It provides an opportunity for examining how a range of institutions are functioning in a transitional setting and whether fundamental human rights are being protected and promoted. A critical gauge of this process is whether the people believe that they are free to exercise their rights to political expression, association, assembly and movement as part of the electoral process…

BB asks Prime Bank to refund 2,500 jobseekers by Sept 30

BB asks Prime Bank to refund 2,500 jobseekers by Sept 30

Bangladesh Bank has again asked Prime Bank to refund the undertaking money its mobile banking service solution provider SMG Infocom Ltd collected from 2,500 jobseekers by September 30 this year as ‘the bank cannot avoid the responsibility for the fraudulent act’…

August 31, 2014 · 0 comments · Business
BTRC allows utility bill payment thru int’l mobile recharge

BTRC allows utility bill payment thru int’l mobile recharge

The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission has allowed paying utility bills from abroad through mobile balance recharge, said a BTRC directive…

August 31, 2014 · 0 comments · Business
2 more RMG units partially closed

2 more RMG units partially closed

The government-set review committee on Saturday asked the authorities of two garment factories — Benhid Apparels and Love Craft Garments — to close parts of their factories as inspection teams of North American retailers’ group found the factory buildings unsafe…

August 31, 2014 · 0 comments · Business

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