Hasina blames Khaleda for ‘no response’

October 31, 2013

Invitation for talks still stands: Ashraf
Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday blamed Khaleda Zia for resorting to politics of violence by spurning her olive branch. Referring to her recent telephonic conversation with the Opposition leader, the Prime Minister said she endured Khaleda’s “insulting remarks” and did not make any counter-remarks considering the greater interest of the people. Addressing a meeting Read more

3-day blockade from Monday

October 31, 2013

Oppn men being killed at govt’s behest : BNP
The BNP alleged on Wednesday that opposition leaders and activists were being killed and tortured across the country at the behest of the government, reports UNB.
“The government is creating anarchy in the country to cling to power illegally. The leaders and activists of the 18-party are being killed and repressed Read more

Hijacking of goods-laden trucks rises alarmingly

October 31, 2013

Businesses seek urgent remedy
The number of incidents involving hijack of goods-laden trucks across the country has increased alarmingly over the last couple of months mainly due to the ongoing turbulent political situation, industry insiders said. According to data compiled by the Federation of Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industries (FBCCI), more than one hundred incidents of Read more

Govt plans closer tabs on foreigners

October 31, 2013

At least one lakh foreigners have no work permit:?Passport dept
The government is planning to prepare a policy to preserve information on foreign nationals, including their entry to and exit from Bangladesh and their stay at hotels and motels here.
The move aims to monitor their activities. The home ministry will hold a meeting on Thursday on the matter. The ministry’s additional secretary, Read more

Editor’s Council concerned over attacks on newsmen, media houses

October 31, 2013

The Editors Council on Wednesday expressed grave concern over attacks on newsmen and media-houses by political activists over the last few days amid political turmoil.
Movement of newsmen and their vehicles have always been out of the purview of hartals and blockades but at least 19 journalists were injured, four media offices Read more

17pc Bangladeshi girls get married before 15

October 31, 2013

Says population expert at launching of World Population Report 2013
Eliminating child marriage could reduce 7.5 lakh births in the country every year, said a population expert yesterday. “In Bangladesh, around 17 percent girls get married before becoming 15 while most of them are with two children before reaching 18,” said country director of Population Council Ubaidur Rob. He shared the view during his presentation marking Read more

8 killed in Dhamrai road accident

October 31, 2013

Eight people were killed and 25 others injured in a triangular collision involving two buses and a truck at Joypura on Dhaka-Aricha highway in Dhamrai upazila of Dhaka district on Wednesday evening. Six of the deceased were identified as Dilara, 28, and Jalil, 58, of Dhamrai, Majnu, 50, Awlad, 45, and Montaz, 55, of Saturia in Manikganj, and Korban Ali, 49, Read more

ACC approves 12 cases against 53 people

October 31, 2013

Bismillah Group Scam
ACC approves 12 cases against 53 people
The Anti-Corruption Commission on Wednesday approved 12 cases against 53 people for embezzlement of about Tk 1,200 crore from five banks by Bismillah Group.
The cases will be filed by next week, a commission official said.
A meeting of the commission, after scrutinising Read more

Oman to halt recruitment for next 6 months

October 31, 2013

Foreign Workers
Oman to halt recruitment for next 6 months
Oman, the largest labour importer for Bangladesh, will halt recruitment of foreign workers for construction and cleaning jobs for the next six months beginning from tomorrow.
“In a bid to clamp down on illegal foreign workers, Oman’s manpower ministry has decided not to allow small construction and cleaning companies Read more

Income tax return deadline now Nov 30

October 31, 2013

The National Board of Revenue (NBR) got approval of the Finance Minister AMA Muhith Wednesday on its proposal regarding extension of time for individuals’ income tax returns by another month, until November 30. The deadline for tax returns is scheduled to expire today (Thursday).
Earlier, the NBR extended the time until Read more

Permanent pay commission by Nov 15: Muhith

October 31, 2013

Finance minister AMA Muhith on Wednesday said a Permanent Pay Commission for public servants will be formed by mid-November.
“We have only 15-20 days in hand for taking a decision in principle. So, we will form the Permanent Pay Commission by November 15. Read more

20 kg gold seized at airport

October 31, 2013

Customs Intelligence and Investigation Directorate in separate drives seized 170 gold bars weighting 20 kilograms and arrested one person at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in the capital within a span of nine hours till Wednesday. The arrested was identified as Sohel Rahman, 38. Sohel is from Sylhet, he returned from United Arab Emirates by a Biman Read more

2 robbers killed in ‘gunfight’

October 31, 2013

Two robbers, including the kingpin of a gang, were killed in a “gunfight” with Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) in Chandpai range of Sundarbans in Bagerhat yesterday.
The dead are Mortuza Hossain Rana, 32, of Joymoni village and his associate Mosaref Sheikh, 30, of Ghol village under Mongla upazila. Maj Anwarul Kabir, Read more

Court sets fresh date for BDR verdict on Nov 5

October 31, 2013

A sessions court in Dhaka on Wednesday set a fresh date on November 5 for delivering the verdict of BDR carnage case. Additional metropolitan sessions court judge-III Md Akhtaruzaman, who was scheduled to deliver the verdict on Wednesday in the case against 846 accused, has fixed the fresh date. On the day, the defence lawyer, Faroque Ahmed, filed a petition Read more

Cricket fans vandalise bank as they fail to collect ODI tickets

October 31, 2013

Cricket fans on Wednesday vandalised the branch of United Commercial Bank at Mirpur-10 as many of them failed to collect tickets for second one-day international between Bangladesh and New Zealand.
They became angry failing to collect the tickets after waiting for hours in the queue in front of the UCBL branch that sold the tickets. Later, Read more

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