BB uses software to detect people linked to terror financing

May 31, 2013

The Bangladesh Bank (BB), by using goAML software, has identified some people involved in terror financing and money laundering. Sources in the home ministry said that the BB had used goAML to analyse the Cash Transaction Reports (CTRs) and Suspicious Transaction
Reports (STRs) of seven private commercial banks. Read more

No need to inform govt for feasibility study: India

May 31, 2013

There is no need for informing the government to conduct a feasibility study to set up an inland container port in Narayanganj, said Indian High Commission in Dhaka and Kumudini Ports Limited on Thursday. The Indian High Commission has already
sent its clarification to the Foreign Ministry. Read more

No unelected person to be allowed in state power again: PM

May 31, 2013

Urging the leader of the Opposition, Khaleda Zia, to return to Parliament, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday reiterated that the next general elections will be held in such a manner that the democratic process will continue in the country.
“I will ask the Opposition leader to come to Parliament Read more

Indigenous species of fish die

May 31, 2013

At least 28 species of indigenous fish have gone extinct and five out of 650 bird species in the country have disappeared in the recent past due to environment pollution and human encroachment.
The department of fisheries also identified 28 extinct species of indigenous fish. Of the remaining 260 fish varieties, 10 per cent are now considered either critically Read more

Efforts to improve communications prove futile in polls year: Quader

May 31, 2013

Communications Minister Obaidul Quader on Thursday said, many initiatives and coordinated efforts to provide better communications has proved futile because there are some challenges that are difficult to overcome at the fag end of the government.
“Reckless driving and irresponsible way of crossing Read more

BNP blames govt for reluctance to hold talks

May 31, 2013

The BNP acting secretary general, Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, alleged on Thursday that fresh talks between the Opposition and the government over election-time interim government has not yet been held due to the latter’s “reluctant attitude” to take any such step. “Our party chairperson Khaleda Zia has expressed her intention to sit across the table Read more

Saudi Amnesty: 1 lakh expatriates get consular service

May 31, 2013

Since the declaration of the amnesty, Bangladesh missions in Riyadh and Jeddah have so far extended consular services to over one lakh Bangladesh nationals. Following general amnesty declared by the government of Saudi Arabia for illegally working or residing, Bangladesh Embassy in Riyadh and Bangladesh Consulate General in Jeddah have been working round Read more

33 million Internet users in Bangladesh

May 31, 2013

The number of Internet users in the country touched the 33.43 million mark at the end of April this year, according to a senior official of the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC). About 95 per cent of them use the Internet through mobile phones, while the rest use broadband Internet from Internet Service Providers (ISP), he said. Read more

EC not to deploy Army during upcoming City Corpn polls

May 31, 2013

The Election Commission has no plans to deploy the Army during the City Corporation elections, announced chief election commissioner (CEC) Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmadon Thursday.
“I did not find anything wrong in terms of the law and order situation in 4-city areas; it is satisfactory. There is no ground for deploying the army during the City Read more

Businessman tortured, forced to pay over Tk 1cr to DB police

May 31, 2013

The commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) has been asked by the authorities to probe into the alleged incident of realising Taka one crore five lakh from a businessman after torturing him by Mollah Nazrul Islam, Deputy Commissioner of the Detective Branch (DB ) of  police. Talking to The Independent Inspector General of Police Hasan Mahmud Khandaker Read more

EU Parliamentarians to Dipu: Ensure building codes in RMG

May 31, 2013

Members of European Parliament (MEP) have underscored the need for putting in place the required health and safety measures and ensure adherence to the building code. During an interaction with Foreign Minister Dr Dipu Moni on Thursday, the MEPs referred to the two resolutions adopted by the Parliament this year on Bangladesh RMG industry and mentioned Read more

Defaulted industrial loan soars by 96pc in 9 months

May 31, 2013

The defaulted loan in the industrial sector skyrocketed by 95.96 per cent in the first nine months of the current fiscal year compared with that in the same period of the FY 2011-12 when it decreased by 7.52 per cent, according to the latest Bangladesh Bank data.
BB officials told New Age on Thursday that banks Read more

Ershad appears before court

May 31, 2013

Jatiya Party chairman Hussain Muhammad Ershad on Thursday appeared before a Dhaka court in connection with the murder case of Major General MA Monjoor in 1981.
Ershad, the former President of the country, was the number one accused in Monjoor murder case. The arguments of the case were going on at the first additional district Read more

BNP’s memo to Speaker Release of MK Anwar, Bulu demanded

May 31, 2013

The opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) on Thursday requested Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chowdhury to take necessary steps to free the detained opposition MPs– MK Anwar and Barkatullah Bulu so that they could take part in the forthcoming session of parliament. A five-member parliamentary delegation of BNP, led by opposition chief whip Zainul Abdin Farruque, Read more

ACC to submit chargesheets in 48 cases Certificate Forgery

May 31, 2013

The Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) has decided to submit charge-sheets in 48 cases filed for the forgery of SSC certificates of Comilla Education Board. The commission at a meeting recently approved separate proposals made by the investigation officers in this regard, ACC Public Relations officer Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya told the news agency on Thursday. Read more

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