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Court Orders Coco's Arrest PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 31 October 2010

A Dhaka court has ordered the arrest of BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia's younger son Arafat Rahman Coco in a money laundering case.

Judge Mojammel Haque of Special Judge's Court-3 issued the warrant around 12.30pm on Sunday following a petition by the prosecution.

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Chapa Rani Killer Nabbed PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 31 October 2010

STALKER ON PROWL

Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) personnel have nabbed the alleged killer of Chapa Rani Bhowmik, Debashish Saha Rony, from Jhenaidah.

Faridpur police superintendent Awlad Ali Fakir told bdnews24.com on Sunday, "He will be brought here and produced before newsmen around 2pm at my office."

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Govt Considers More Special Police Units PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 31 October 2010

After formation of industrial police, the prime minister has said her government is also considering formation of specialised forces like campus police, marine police and tourism police.

Sheikh Hasina formally launched the much hyped Industrial Police on Sunday.

Hasina said the special police force was launched to maintain law and order in the industries to attract more foreign investments. She was addressing the inaugural ceremony of the new police force at Bangbandhu International Conference Centre.

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BRTC Student Buses from Jan 2011 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 28 October 2010

Communications minister Syed Abul Hossain told journalists, following a ministerial meeting, that the government was going to launch 14 buses on the Mirpur to Azimpur route for school-going children, from Jan 15, 2011.

The bus service will be launched as a part of an experimental project to ease traffic congestion. Success of the project will lead to similar launches on other routes, based on student demands, he added.

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Ex Jamaat MP Among 20 Arrested PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 28 October 2010

Police have arrested a former Jamaat MP and 19 others from a house at Mirpur. The police have said that they also recovered six bombs, bomb making materials and Jihadist books from the house.

A central leader of Jamaat-e-Islami and former MP of Rajshahi-1 constituency, Mujibur Rahman and the second man of the fundamentalist party's Khulna city unit Shafikul Alam are among the arrested. The identities of the others could not be ascertained immediately.

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Over 1.5 Mln to Sit for First JSC, JDC Exams PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 28 October 2010

More than 1.5 million students will be sitting for their Junior School Certificate (JSC) and Junior Dakhil Certificate (JDC) examinations to be held for the first time in the country in November this year.

The JSC examination would have a common question paper for students of all the eight educational boards in the country. The JDC examination would be held separately for the Madrasa board.

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Biman Enforces 48h Deadline on Pilots PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 28 October 2010

The authorities of the national carrier have issued a notice to pilots warning them of stern action if they do not join work by 11am on Saturday.

"The notice declaring the 48-hour deadline was issued to Biman's flight operation director, president and general secretary of Bangladesh Airlines Pilots Association (BAPA) at 11am on Thursday," the airline's managing director, Zakiul Islam, told bdnews24.com.

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Trial Begins in Jessore PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 27 October 2010

BDR MUTINY

Trial of 42 BDR personnel of the 22 Rifles Battalion accused in last year's bloody mutiny at BDR headquarters has started in Jessore.

Special court-12 presided by Rajshahi sector commander Col Ehiya Azam Khan is conducting the trial, said BDR Major Abu Basit on Wednesday.

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London Flight Delayed Due to Pilot Crisis PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 27 October 2010

A Biman flight to London has been delayed by roughly seven hours due to a pilot-crisis that arose from the indefinite work-halt by Bangladesh Airlines Pilots Association (BAPA).

The Dhaka-London flight was scheduled to take off at 6am on Wednesday, but was initially shifted to noon and then to 12.45pm, the Shahjalal International Airport control room told bdnews24.com.

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Another 337 Pilkhana BDR Mutineers Indicted PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 26 October 2010

DHAKA: Another band of 337 suspected mutineers from Rifles Sports Board and all directorates under the BDR headquarters were indicted Tuesday in the ongoing serial trial of some 3,500 rebel border guards. Submission of depositions by the accused in the dock also began following the formal charge framing, court sources said.

The Special Court-10 headed by Col Khandaker Obaidul Hasan and comprising Lt Col Md Nurul Alam and Major ASM Kawsar as members framed and read out charges against the 337 suspects at the Durbar Hall of the BDR headquarters at Pilkhana.

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SC Lifts Stay: ACC Graft Case Against Nanak Resumes PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 26 October 2010

DHAKA: The proceedings of a corruption case against LGRD State Minister Jahangir Kabir Nanak will resume as the Supreme Court Tuesday overruled a High Court order that had halted the trial.

A three-member bench of the Appellate Division, led by Chief Justice ABM Khairul Haque, issued the order of stay on the HC-imposed stay on the case proceedings.    

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Charge Framed against 111 BDR Personnel PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 25 October 2010

A special court on Monday had finished framing charges against 111 BDR personnel, at the BDR Peelkhana headquarter, for taking part in the mutiny on February 25-26 last year.

The accused BDR personnel were all members of the BDR's recording wing. The court also started recording witness accounts.

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No Bar on Taking Babar to Chittagong PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 25 October 2010

A government law official has disclosed that there was no bar on producing former junior home minister Lutfuzzaman Babar to the Chittagong court in the 10-truck arms case.

The Supreme Court has scrapped the High Court's bar on moving Babar from Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University on Monday.

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Jamaat Headquarters Raided PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 25 October 2010

The police have raided headquarters of the religion-based political party Jamaat-e-Islami at Maghbazar, Dhaka.

No one however has been arrested from the sudden raid on Monday noon.

Nurul Islam, Dhaka metropolitan police's additional deputy commissioner, told bdnews24.com, "Police have raided the headquarters on a tip-off that some people were holding a meeting with a plan to perpetrate subversive acts."

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Cyclone 'Giri' at a Standstill PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 22 October 2010

The cyclone 'Giri' over the east central parts of the Bay of Bengal and its adjoining areas 6pm on Thursday remained stationary.

It was positioned about 505 kms south of Chittagong port, 415 kms south of Cox's Bazar port and 525 kms south-southeast of Mongla port, the Met Office said.

The Met Office also predicted that the depression might intensify and move in a northerly direction. It also asked the maritime ports of Chittagong and Cox's Bazaar to hoist local warning signal number four.

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30 Mln Children in Poverty PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 22 October 2010

Over 30 million children of Bangladesh live below the poverty line, according to the UNICEF.

In a keynote paper presented at a seminar on 'Mitigating socio-economic inequalities to accelerate poverty reduction: investing in vulnerable children', it said that 7.5 million children live in hardcore poverty.

UNICEF representative in Bangladesh Carel de Rooy presented the paper. The seminar was jointly organised by Bangladesh Economic Association and UNICEF at the city's Sonargaon Hotel on Thursday.

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Transparent Army Purchase Sought PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 22 October 2010

A parliamentary watchdog as suggested changes in the defence purchase rules to ensure transparency.

The JS body suggested that the government pass a new law on defence purchase updating the decades old guideline 'DP-35', which the previous BNP-led government refused to modify.

The parliamentary standing committee on defence ministry at its meeting on Thursday suggested that the defence procurements in Bangladesh would accelerate if the DP-35 (defence purchase-1935) rule was updated in line with the public procurement act of 2006.

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Pilots Hurting National Interest: Biman PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 22 October 2010

The Biman Bangladesh Airlines authorities have termed its pilots' statements regarding the national flag carrier 'against the national interest'.

A Biman press release issued around 6pm on Thursday said the management thinks the pilots had 'unwarrantedly meddled' in the issues and tried to 'instigate' other officials of the state-owned airlines.

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'Cantt House Lease to Khaleda Highly Illegal' PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 22 October 2010

The High Court has ruled it 'highly illegal' and 'contrary to public interest' for the military chief to give away a cantonment house to Khaleda Zia with the president's approval.

According to a copy of the verdict of Oct 13, obtained by bdnews24.com, the court reasoned that the plot of land belonged to the government and the armed forces did not have any authority to be given away. 'Not even the president can give away public property. The president is not above the law either.'

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PM Says Many Steps Taken to Counter Terrorism PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 18 October 2010

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina has said that a large number of steps have been taken to eradicate terrorism, and that stricter steps will be taken if needed.

She was speaking at a programme to mark the 47th birth anniversary of her youngest brother Sheikh Rasel, at the capital's Osmani Memorial Auditorium on Monday.

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Army Recruit Candidates Clash in Savar PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 18 October 2010

A clash between police and army recruit candidates under the players quota has left at least 30 people injured in Savar.

The clash took place at Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Pratishtan on Monday.

Sub-inspector Syed Azharul Islam, Chakrabarti Police camp under Joydevpur Police Station told bdnews24.com said that on Sep 21, the primary player selection test for 13 categories was held at the Army Stadium.

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