Bangladesh News

Thursday
Oct 19th
Home arrow News arrow Country News
Country News
Police prevent Ctg Jamaat meeting PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 11 April 2010

The police refused to allow the Jamaat–e-Islami to hold ea public meeting in Chittagong on Sunday

It also was prevented from holding a meeting at its own party offices.

Jamaat secretary general Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojaheed was scheduled to attend a public meeting in the port city's Safa Arcade Community Centre at 3pm.

Read more...
 
Thakurgaon BDR Trial Verdict on Monday PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 11 April 2010

The special court in Thakurgaon will on Monday at 3pm give its verdict on the 51 members of the 20th Rifles Battalion accused of rebellion in support of the massacre at the BDR Pilkhana headquarters.

The Panchagar special BDR court on Apr 7 became the first of the six special courts prosecuting the alleged BDR mutineers across the country to give a verdict. It found all of the defendents guilty.

Read more...
 
Taskforce Meets on Tracking Down 'Fugitives' PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 07 April 2010

The taskforce, reconstituted after years last month for bringing back convicts now hiding abroad, met for the first time on Tuesday to map out its future course of action.

"We've met to identify the tasks aimed at bringing back the absconding convicts in different cases, including those in the Bangabandhu killing case," law minister Shafique Ahmed told reporters after the meeting.

Read more...
 
Govt Questions SQ Chy's Motives PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 24 March 2010

The government has said that it is probing the alleged poisoning of prime minister Sheikh Hasina during her detention in special jail in 2007-08 and there was no need for any individual to file a case.

"Investigation into the matter is already underway. Anyone found guilty in the probe will be punished," state minister for law Quamrul Islam told reporters.

Read more...
 
India Says SC Order on Lafarge Hurting B'desh Ties PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 24 March 2010

The Indian Government has told the country's Supreme Court that its order halting mining and supply of limestone from the north-eastern State of Meghalaya to the French company Lafarge's cement plant in Bangladesh is affecting the two countries' bilateral relations.

India's Attorney General G K Vahanvati told the country's apex court that the legal order had hit production at the Lafarge's $255 million state-of-the-art plant at Chhatak in Sunamganj district in the Sylhet division of Bangladesh.

Read more...
 
India Mulls No-Firing Along B'desh Border PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 19 March 2010

India is contemplating a unilateral 'no-firing' policy along its border with Bangladesh for one year in order to protect innocent civilian lives.

The proposal comes against a backdrop of recent border shootings by India's Border Security Force in which Bangladeshis have been killed or injured.

Read more...
 
Waterway Strike Ends PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 19 March 2010

Launches and other water transport will be back on rivers again from Friday morning as a strike, which paralysed waterways for three days, was called off Thursday night after the government, water transport owners and workers reached an accord over pay.

"There was a three-way agreement between the parties," labour minister Mosharraf Hossain told reporters after a four-hour meeting with water transport workers and owners.

Read more...
 
Pilkhana Trial Adjourned Till Apr 15 PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Eighty-four accused in BDR Pilkhana mutiny case were produced before the special court on Wednesday, the second day of the trial that began at Durbar Hall of the force's headquarters on Tuesday.

The court ordered giving copies of the charges to the accused before adjourning the proceedings till Apr 15 at around 11:45am after one-hour hearing.

Read more...
 
Khagrachhari Town Wears Deserted Look PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Khagrachhari district town wore a deserted look on Wednesday following the imposition of an overnight curfew amid clashes between the indigenous and Bangali settler communities on Tuesday that left one person dead.

Residents did not come out of houses and shops and other establishments remained closed in the morning despite the end of the curfew.

Read more...
 
Shibir Top Brass Quit En Masse PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Over two dozen of Islami Chhatra Shibir's top brass resigned en masse on Monday afternoon following secretary general Abdullah Al Mamun's resignation two days ago.

Mamun told bdnews24.com, "Twenty-five members of the central executive committee resigned late this (Monday) afternoon."

Read more...
 
'Zia' Removed From Name Plaque PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 23 February 2010

The word 'Zia' was removed from the name plaque 'Zia International Airport' on the terminal building of the airport on Monday at 8:30pm, airport directors said.

The name was removed following a government decision, they told bdnews24.com, preferring not to be named.

Read more...
 
Pilkhana Mutiny Trial Begins PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 23 February 2010

The Pilkhana mutiny trial began on Tuesday at Durbar Hall, almost a year to the day since border guards at the BDR's Dhaka headquarters took up arms against their officers, killing scores and holding their families hostage.

A special court began the proceedings at noon, at the very site of the bloody uprising.

Read more...
 
Indian Workers Feud Brings Benapole to a Halt PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 21 February 2010

Export and import through Benapole land port were halted on Saturday following a feud between two labour organisations at Petrapole port on the Indian side of the border.

Abdul Gafur, cargo superintendent of Benapole check post, told bdnews24.com on Saturday afternoon that no goods-laden trucks were able to cross the border since 6am.

Read more...
 
Tribal Leaders Say Five Killed by Army PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 21 February 2010

Local leaders say at least five indigenous villagers were killed as army opened fire during clashes at Baghaichhari in Rangamati hill district on Saturday.

Rangamati's deputy commissioner confirmed the death of one tribal by a bullet in the forehead. A senior local council leader named five who he said were shot dead, while a regional rights group also said the army had gunned down at least three tribals.

Read more...
 
RU VC Puts Blame on Police PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 14 February 2010

Rajshahi University vice-chancellor M Abdus Sobhan on Saturday demanded "proper investigation" into the killing of an RU student during overnight clashes on Feb 8-9, blaming police for negligence and cheating the university administration.

A student was killed and scores were injured during the clashes between Bangladesh Chhatra League and Islami Chhatra Shibir.

Read more...
 
Drive Against Violence to Continue, Says Sahara PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 14 February 2010

Home minister Sahara Khatun has said the countrywide drive against violence would continue until the killers of the Rajshahi University student are arrested.

The home ministry last week ordered the law enforcers to hunt down Jamaat-Shibir cadres after the killing of a RU student.

Read more...
 
GM Food Bill Tabled PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 10 February 2010

The government Wednesday tabled a bill in parliament aimed at setting up an authority which will set standards for controversial genetically modified or GM foods in Bangladesh.

State minister for science Yeafesh Osman initiated the "National Institute of Biotechnology Bill-2010" amid absence of the main opposition BNP and its allies.

Read more...
 
Cases Filed Against Hundreds of Shibir Activists PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Two cases have been filed against hundreds of Shibir activists, while dozens have been detained, in connection with Tuesday's Rajshahi University violence that left one student dead and scores injured.

Of the total accused 64 have been identified and police have so far detained 45. Of them 34 are shown arrested, said Mrinal Kanti Roy, assistant commissioner of Rajshahi metropolitan Police.

Read more...
 
Ruling MP Loses Bhola-3 Seat PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Speaker Abdul Hamid has declared the Bhola-3 constituency void.

He made the announcement in parliament on Wednesday following a gazette notification from the Election Commission, which declared the seat of Awami League MP Mohammad Jashimuddin vacant on Sunday.

Read more...
 
Indian Ruling May Hit Chhatak Lafarge Plant PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 06 February 2010

An order by the India's Supreme Court to halt limestone mining by Lafarge in the country's north-eastern state of Meghalaya may hit production at the French cement giant's $255 million state-of-the-art Bangladesh plant at Chhatak in Sunamganj district.

A three-judge bench of India's apex court headed by chief justice K G Balakrishnan passed the order to temporarily halt limestone mining by Lafarge Umiam Mining Private Limited (LUMPL) at Nongtrai in East Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya.

Read more...
 
Huji Leader Salam on Remand PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 02 February 2010

A Dhaka court on Tuesday ordered Harkatul Jihad founder Sheikh Abdus Salam to be remanded for interrogation for eight days in connection with a terrorism case.

Dhaka additional chief metropolitam magistrate Abu Zafar Md Qamruzzaman granted the remand prayer at 12 noon.

Read more...
 
<< Start < Prev 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Next > End >>

Results 253 - 273 of 686