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13 Die in Sylhet after Drinking Local Alcohol PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 21 August 2010

Thirteen people have died between Friday night and Saturday morning after having consumed local alcohol on Wednesday night.

Two others -- Bina Das, 32, and Goyas Mia, 25 -- remain under treatment.

Local people say about 15 people had local alcohol at Goalabazar (fish market) on Wednesday night and had started vomiting since Thursday morning.

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Suspected Tahrir Member Handed to Police PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 21 August 2010

Locals on Friday handed over to Brahmanbaria police a man who they claimed was a member of the banned Islamist outfit Hizb ut-Tahrir.

The alleged member, Ibad Hossain,20, of the city's Kautali area is a student of the College of Development Alternative (CODA) in Dhaka.

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BNP Sees 'Vengeance' behind Coco Parole Repeal PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 21 August 2010

BNP senior joint secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has slated the government decision to cancel the parole of party chief Khaleda Zia's younger son Arafat Rahman Coco.

The decision has been made out of 'political vengeance', he claimed at a discussion organised by Shikkhok Karmachari Oikya Jote at the National Press Club on Friday.

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Juba Leaguer's Autopsy Report with Police PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 21 August 2010

Police has received the autopsy report relating to the death of Juba League leader Ibrahim Ahmed.

Sher-e-Bangla Nagar police station sub inspector Azimuddin told bdnews24.com that the report, which was collected from Dhaka Medical College on Thursday, was sent to metropolitan detective branch police on Friday.

Metropolitan DB Police additional deputy-commissioner Mohammed Maniruzzaman told bdnews24.com on Friday that they had not read the report yet.

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Govt Pressures 45 Pvt Varsities to Get Campus PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 19 August 2010

The education ministry has given those private universities who have not yet moved to their own campuses three weeks to inform what steps it would take against them.

Although according to the private university law passed on July 11, all universities must move to their own campuses within seven years from their establishment, 45 out of 54 private universities in the country do not have those.

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Biman Chairman Criticises Minister over Cabo Air PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 19 August 2010

Biman chairman Jamal Uddin Ahmed has openly criticised aviation minister Ghulam Muhammed Quader over his decision not to charter the Nigerian company Cabo Air to carry Hajj pilgrims.

This followed criticism previously made by the parliamentary standing committee chairman Moinuddin Khan Badal.

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Shah Alam Secures Bail on Surrender PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 19 August 2010

A judge has granted bail to Basundhara Group chairman Ahmed Akber Sobhan alias Shah Alam after he had surrendered to the court in a case alleging that he had illegally taken government land,

Additional judge AHM Habibur Rahman of Dhaka's Chief Metropolitan Magistrates' Court granted the bail on Thursday, and fixed Aug 30 as the date for the framing of charges.

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Mahmudur Jailed for Contempt of Court PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 19 August 2010

The Supreme Court on Thursday has found Mahmudur Rahman, the acting editor of the Bengali-language daily Amar Desh, guilty of contempt of court jailing him for six months.

The full bench of the Appellate Division, headed by chief justice Mohammad Fazlul Karim, also fined him Tk 1 lakh with an extra month in prison if he fails to pay the fine.

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Warrants for Tax Evasion against Jamaat Leaders PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 19 August 2010

A Dhaka court has issued warrants for the arrest of Jamaat-e-Islami executive committee members Delwar Hossain Sayedee and Mir Kashem Ali in two separate tax evasion cases.

Dhaka's Senior Special Judge's Court's acting judge Mohammed Ismail Hossain gave the order on Thursday.

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AL MP Sued Over Associate's Death PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 18 August 2010

A case has been filed against ruling Awami League MP of Bhola, Nurunnabi Chowdhury Shaon, over the murder of a close associate and Juba League leader, Ibrahim Ahmed.

Ibrahim's brother, Masum Ahmed filed the case with Dhaka's Chief Metropolitan Magistrates Court on Wednesday.

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BNP had a Hand in 2005 Series of Bomb Attacks: Hasina PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday reiterated her stance that the then ruling BNP-led four party alliance had a hand in the 2005 series of bomb attacks.

Speaking at the inauguration the first staff course of the National Academy for Education Management at its administrative building, Hasina sternly criticised the series of bomb explosions that took place at more than 500 spots in 63 districts on Aug 17, 2005.

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BSF Kills Two at Chapainawabganj PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Two Bangladeshi citizens were shot dead by the Indian Border Security Force at Shingnagar border at Shibganj Upazila in Chapainawabganj.

The deceased are Fatik, 30, of Shibganj's Parchouka village in Monakasha union, and Ismail Hossain, 25, of Pialmari village.

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Terrorism Cases Against JMB Still Pending PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Although five years has passed since the banned outfit Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh organised a series of bomb explosions throughout the country, many of the trials of those responsible have yet to be completed.

JMB carried out a series bomb attacks in 63 districts on Aug 17, 2005 between 11am to 11.30am.

Court premises were the main target of the attacks.

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'It was a Planned Killing': Ibrahim's Wife PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 17 August 2010

The wife of Jubo League leader Ibrahim Ahmed, who died when he was shot by a bullet from the licensed pistol of a ruling party lawmaker, has claimed that the death was not accidental but a "planned killing".

Rina Islam told bdnews24.com: "The incident will be clear if Shaon's driver Kamal and bodyguard Delwar are arrested and grilled."

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Jamaat Leaders Seek Repeal of First Amendment PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Two detained leaders of fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami have petitioned the High Court to revoke the first amendment to the constitution that paved the way for war crimes trial.

In the writ petition, assistant secretaries general Mohammad Kamaruzzaman and Abdul Quader Molla, suspected war criminals, also sought repeal of some sections of the International Crimes Tribunal Act, terming them inconsistent with the constitution.

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2 Saudi Airlines Want 25,000 Hajis PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Two airlines of Saudi Arabia have expressed their desire to carry 25,000 hajj pilgrims.

They have already asked for the permission of regular flights along with hajj flights, said civil aviation and tourism minister Ghulam Mohammed Quader while speaking to reporters at his office on Monday.

He said NAS Air wanted to carry 12,000 pilgrims and Alwafeer wanted 13,000.

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Charter to declare Mujib Father of the Nation PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 17 August 2010

The constitution will be amended to declare Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Father of the Nation, co-chair of the special committee on constitution review Suranjit Sengupta has said.

"We will amend sections three and four and put 'Father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman' in the constitution," he said in a meeting of the governing Awami League at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre on Monday

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CNG Stations Closed for 6 hrs Everyday PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 16 August 2010

CNG filling stations across the country will remain closed for six hours everyday, from 3–9 pm, until further notice in an attempt to increase gas supply to the power stations.

Hossain Mansur Ahmed, chairman of the state-run gas agency Petrobangla, told bdnews24.com "This decision will be executed from Monday to increase gas supply to the power stations and to ensure sufficient gas supply to residences."

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Dhaka-Sylhet Highway Blockade Withdrawn PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 14 August 2010

Workers of ACS Textile Limited, pressing for the implementation of the Tk 3000 minimum wage from August, removed their four and half hour blockade from the Dhaka-Sylhet highway at around 1pm on Saturday.

Rupganj police chief Forkan Shikder told bdnews24.com that the workers withdrew the blockade after fruitful discussions.

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Saudis Warn Against Using Old Aircraft During Hajj PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 14 August 2010

The Saudia Arabian government has issued a warning to Bangladesh's civil aviation authorities over operating old aircraft to fly hajj pilgrims to the country.

GM Quader, the civil aviation minister told bdnews24.com on Friday that the Saudi authorities had last week sent a letter to Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) saying they would physically inspect all aircraft over 20 years of age if Dhaka tried to operate such planes to carry hajj pilgrims.

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Mujib's DU Expulsion Order Withdrawn PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 14 August 2010

The Dhaka University Syndicate has withdrawn the expulsion order of the architect of independence Sheikh Mujibur Rahman from the law department after 61 years.

The decision came at an emergency meeting of the syndicate on Saturday.

Mujib got enrolled in the department in 1948 and was expelled in 1949 for leading a movement in support of the demand for the increase of fourth grade employees' wages.

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