Darshana Sugar Mills goes into production Dec 6

November 30, 2013

Darshana Sugar Mills will go into production from December 6. A preparatory meeting with the managing director of the mill Azizur Rahman was held in Chuadanga in this connection.
Top officials of the mill and sugarcane welfare society leaders, workers union leaders, six zonal chiefs of the mill and leading sugarcane cultivators Read more

Fresh 72-hr opposition blockade from today

November 30, 2013

Cancel polls schedule, create scope for talks: BNP
The BNP-led 18-party alliance will enforce a fresh spell of nationwide 72-hour road-rail-waterway blockade from 6am Saturday. The opposition alliance is enforcing the programme just 25 hours after the ending of a 71-hour blockade that witnessed widespread violence across the country leaving 18 people killed and over 1,200 injured. BNP Joint Read more

AL names candidates for parliament polls

November 30, 2013

Party confides on stalwarts, Abul Hossain left out
The ruling Awami League (AL) on Friday announced its final candidates’ list for 300 constituencies to contest the upcoming 10th parliamentary election scheduled for January 5 amid the opposition threat to boycott the polls. The party’s general secretary, Syed Ashraful Islam, announced the names of those who got the party tickets for contesting the next Read more

Newsperson becomes news item herself

November 30, 2013

In an ironic twist of fate, a newsperson has become a news item herself. This teenage girl, who collected various news items every week, found herself on a hospital bed when unidentified miscreants hurled a petrol bomb at a running bus near the Children’s Park at Shahbagh area in the capital on Thursday evening. Two persons were killed and 17 others, including Read more

Withdraw polls schedule, create atmosphere for talks: BNP

November 30, 2013

The Acting Secretary General of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, has asked the Election Commission (EC) to withdraw the schedule it has announced for the 10th parliamentary polls in order to accelerate the process of dialogue for resolving the crisis over the poll-time administration. “The EC has announced Read more

RMG unit burnt over worker’s death rumour

November 30, 2013

A group of miscreants set fire to a multi-storey industrial unit of the Standard Group at Konabari in Gazipur on Thursday night, damaging the property that suspended the factory operation. No casualties, however, were reported as 27,000 people working there had left eight-storey building before it had been set on fire. Fire fighters took more than 15 hours Read more

Ban writes to Khaleda

November 30, 2013

The United Nations secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, again wrote a letter to the leader of the opposition in the parliament, Khaleda Zia, also the BNP chairperson, requesting her to end the ‘bitter disputes’ over the forthcoming national elections slated for January 5.
BNP vice-chairman Shamsher Mobin Chowdhury Read more

4 profs for MBBS students from now

November 30, 2013

New curriculum requires interns to work in upazila health complexes for 15 days
MBBS students will require to take four professional exams, instead of the existing three, from the 2013–14 academic session under a new curriculum that has been put in force.
The curriculum that the government effected in March also requires each of the medical students enrolling for the 2013–14 session to work in Read more

Kazi Zafar forms new faction

November 30, 2013

Calls on Khaleda
Kazi Zafar Ahmed formed a new faction on Friday, a day after his expulsion from Jatiya Party by its chairman HM Ershad. Kazi Zafar is the chairman of the new faction while Golam Mosih the secretary general, according to a press release. The faction was formed after a meeting at Mosih’s Gulshan residence attended by a good number of leaders of the party and Read more

Pry exams rescheduled

November 30, 2013

The Primary and Ebtedayee examinations already rescheduled for Saturday have been rescheduled again for Dec 6 (Friday). The exams were rescheduled for a fresh spell of opposition’s 72-hour blockade from 6am Saturday. The religious education, Quran-Tazbeed and Aqaid-Fiqh examinations will start at 9:30am on Friday, Director General of the Directorate of Read more

Khaleda slams govt for suing Fakhrul, others

November 30, 2013

BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia has alleged that the government has implicated at least 16 senior BNP leaders, including Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, in connection with Thursday’s arson attack on a bus that left a youth dead and 16 people injured. In a written statement, Khaleda said the government has unleashed the politics of vengeance. She also Read more

Ershad wants conducive atmosphere to contest polls

November 30, 2013

Jatiya Party chairman Hussain Muhammad Ershad has iterated that his party will not take part in the parliamentary election unless a congenial atmosphere is created for holding it onJanuary 5. “Just wait for my signal after submission of your nomination papers. If we think that the election will be credible, we would contest it. Go to the polling centres only after Read more

BNP hartal in Ctg tomorrow Mir Nasir denied bail

November 30, 2013

A Chittagong court has rejected two bail petitions of Mir Mohammad Nasir Uddin, an advisor to the BNP chairperson. The court of Metropolitan Magistrate Mashfiqul Islam also rejected two remand petitions against Nasir and sent him to jail on Friday. During the day’s proceedings, the police produced Mir Nasir, arrested in two separate cases filed with the Read more

Suranjit urges oppn to join poll-time cabinet

November 30, 2013

Senior Awami League leader Suranjit Sengupta, MP, on Friday urged the oppositions to join the all party government to maintain the progress of democracy, giving up the path of anarchy and violence. “The prime minister does not hold the supreme power. However, if the opposition wants to reduce the power of the prime minister, the government does not have Read more

New tiger sanctuary in Sundarbans soon

November 30, 2013

India is planning a new tiger sanctuary inside the world’s largest mangrove forest after a previously undiscovered group of the endangered beasts was discovered, wildlife officials have said. The reserve is planned inside the Sundarbans, a forest that straddles West Bengal’s border with Bangladesh, to protect the tigers from poachers and try to boost their Read more

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