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FACTBOX: Sheikh Mujibur Rahman PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 19 November 2009

Sheik Mujibur Rahman, b. March 17 1920, d. Aug 15 1975

Prime minister of Bangladesh 1972–5; president 1975

Charismatic leader, who epitomised anti-colonial leadership in the subcontinent. Organised dissent and rebellion against the British and rose against the injustice of West Pakistan against the Bengalis of East Pakistan, finally founding independent Bangladesh in 1971.

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Taposh calls verdict 'best birthday gift' PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 19 November 2009

Fazle Noor Taposh, son of slain Shekh Fazlul Haque Moni, said he received the 'best birthday gift' on Supreme Court confirming Thursday the death sentence of the killers of his father.

"My parents could not celebrate my birthday on Nov 19, 1975. Today, I have got my best birthday gift," an emotional Taposh, who is also one of the lawyers of the state panel in Bangabandhu murder case, told a press briefing.

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Important that verdict was upheld: Rehana PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 19 November 2009

Sheikh Rehana, one of the two surviving daughters of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, in her reaction, said it was important that the verdict had been upheld by the Supreme Court.

Rehana told bdnews24.com by phone from abroad: "I pray for the peace of the departed souls of those killed that day. I hope the shame of the incident will be erased from our history through this final verdict.

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Epoch-making, says AG PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 19 November 2009

Attorney general Mahbubey Alam called Thursday's judgment "epoch-making".

"It'll be remembered as one of the greatest trials in the history of mankind," he said in a post-verdict press conference.

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AL supporters take to streets PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 19 November 2009

Awami League leaders and supporters, defying party instruction, took to the streets on hearing the Supreme Court verdict on Thursday.

AL backed lawyers were also seen chanting the slogan 'Jai Bangla Jai Bangabandhu' at the Supreme Court premises.

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Hasanat welcomes final judgment PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 19 November 2009

Abul Hasanat Abdullah, whose father was killed on Aug 15 1975, welcomed the final judgment.

"We have received justice after 34 long years," he said.

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Hasina calls for calm PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 19 November 2009

Hasina calls for calmPrime minister Sheikh Hasina has asked for people to remain calm and patient following Thursday's verdict.

Hasina, eldest daughter of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, expressed satisfaction with the final judgment on her father's killers, deputy press secretary Nakibuddin Ahmed told reporters.

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Govt to report to HC on BTV-Betar autonomy PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 17 November 2009

The High Court has ordered the government to report on progress of the committee formed to monitor the autonomy of government-run television and radio.

Deputy attorney general Nazrul Islam Talukdar told bdnews24.com the bench of justices Syed Rifaat Ahmed and Mainul Islam Chowdhury gave the order after hearing a petition filed by human-rights organisation Adhikar.

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BR proposes 'best' rail route to Nepal PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Bangladesh Railway has proposed "the most convenient" route for rail transit to Nepal, ahead of the prime minister's India visit, top officials have said.

They said if Dhaka could strike deals with Delhi and Katmandu on Chilahati-Haldibari as the transit point, on the Bangladesh-India border, it would be most convenient for rail passage of goods to Nepal.

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PM calls for global food governance PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina asked world leaders gathered in Rome on Monday, if trillions of dollars could be spent to save collapsing financial markets, why a similar duty was not felt to feed the world's hungry.

Hasina called on the leaders to adopt sustainable food policies, mobilise global funds and stressed the need for an equitable food governance system to fight world hunger.

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PM readies for India PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina met with senior cabinet members Tuesday to identify strategic issues ahead of her visit to India next month.

The meeting at her office also raised specific projects, including new cross border rail and submarine cable links, to be placed before the Indian government.

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Cabinet expected to approve new pay scale PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 11 November 2009

The cabinet, in its weekly meeting Wednesday, is expected to finally approve a new pay scale for civil servants. The meeting began at around 11:15am at the prime minister's office.

Finance minister AMA Muhith hinted on Tuesday that civil servants were likely to get their November salary, ahead of Eid-ul-Azha, in line with the new pay scale.

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PM seeks EU support for climate change refugee rehab PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 01 November 2009

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina has sought the support of the European Union for rehabilitation of the refugees due to climate change.

There should be an independent fund at the United Nations to counter climate changes and it ought to be not mixed with the development funds, she told a five-member EU delegation team on Sunday.

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PPR bill tabled in parliament PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 01 November 2009

Parliament saw a bill tabled Sunday for amendments to the public procurement rules that includes disqualification of contractors if they quote more than 5 percent above or below the government's estimated costs for a domestic purchase of up to Tk 2 core.

Experts say contractors in many cases quote rates up to 30 percent less than government estimates to secure a lucrative public sector contract through the lowest bid.

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Tongi violence leaves 2 dead, 100 injured PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 01 November 2009

At least two people died and scores were injured as police and workers clashed at a Tongi garment factory Saturday. Authorities finally confirmed the deaths almost 12 hours after the deaths were first reported by the media

Tongi police chief Tapan Chandra Shaha told bdnews24.com around 11pm that two bodies were recovered; van driver Babul Sheikh, 30 and mason Shafiqul Islam, 45.

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People from Monga-hit north in search of livelihood PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 01 November 2009

Hordes of poor people from the 'Monga' prone northern region are leaving for other districts everyday in search of livelihood, though the government claims that there is no Monga (hunger) anywhere in the country.

Fourteen year-old Md Rafiqul, of Nageswari in Kurigram, was heading for Comilla to find a job when bdnews24.com correspondent Golam Mortuza Antu came across him in the capital's Gabtali Bus Terminal early on Friday while he got down there to change bus for Comilla.

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SC resumes hearing of arguments in Mujib murder case PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 01 November 2009

The Supreme Court resumed arguments hearing in Bangabandhu murder appeals on Sunday after two-day recess. The five-member Appellate Division bench headed by Justice Mohammed Tafazzal Islam began the 20th day hearing at around 9:45am.

Barrister Abdullah Al Mamun was presenting his arguments on behalf of death convict retired Lt Col A K M Mohiuddin (lancer), At the last day's hearing, Mamun was asked to wrap up his arguments in an hour on Sunday. The court advised him to present his deliberation in a written statement if necessary.

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HC orders police to grill Babar at jail gate PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 28 October 2009

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Former state minister for home Lutfozzaman Babar will not be questioned in police custody as the High Court has ordered police to question him at the jail gate.

The bench of justices Syed Mohammed Dastagir Hossain and Mohammed Roisuddin made the order on Wednesday on a petition filed by Babar.

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PM says 'be aware' to face climate challenge PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina has urged people of the country to be more aware to combat the difficulties wrought by climate change, as she addressed parliament Wednesday on her return from a development conference in Stockholm earlier this week.

"I've called on the international community to raise a viable global fund so that we and other vulnerable countries can fight losses that climate change will bring," said the prime minister during her Q&A session as parliament resumed its third session following a two-week break.

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No new permits for mobile operators: Raju PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 28 October 2009

No further mobile operators will be given licenses at present, telecommunications minister Rajiuddin Ahmed Raju told parliament on Wednesday.

"There are currently six operators serving the country. No new operators will get licenses," the minister told a question-answer session.

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BB puts freeze on Hizbut Tahrir accounts PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 25 October 2009

Bangladesh Bank instructed all banks to freeze accounts of the recently banned Hizb ut-Tahrir for one month.

A letter from the central bank to all chief executives of private, government, specialised and foreign banks conveyed this instruction.

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