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    Friends of Liberation War award for Pakistani politicians is a welcome move

    For politicians from the then West Pakistan, it would have been a highly brave move to support Bangladesh while their Pakistan-based supporters were subject to strict military censorship
    Bangladesh is going to posthumously award two Pakistani politicians, Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan and Khan Abdul Wali Khan, for their contributions in supporting the 1971 Liberation War.

    In total, 60 foreigners are being conferred with national honours by the president and prime minister for being “foreign friends” of the country during its independence struggle.  This is a valuable way to acknowledge the international solidarity and support which Bangladesh received during 1971.

  • Half the money goes down the drain

    Half the money goes down the drain

    Half of the food allocations meant for rural development work and social safety net do not reach the target population due to system loss
    At least a half of the food allocations meant for rural development work and social safety net do not reach the target population due to the system loss that has its roots in the allotment policy, officials and local government representatives say.

    Misuse takes place at different stages — from receiving goods from government’s food warehouses, formation of project committees, implementation of the projects to getting the seal of approval from the project officials.

  • Pay heed to TIB recommendations

    Pay heed to TIB recommendations

    We do not intend to question the integrity of the public servants, but when it comes to the general elections, the process needs to be devised in a way that uncomfortable questions are not raised against it
    We do not intend to question the integrity of the public servants, but when it comes to the general elections, the process needs to be devised in a way that uncomfortable questions are not raised against it

    If the government is serious about holding the elections under a political government, it has to properly empower and separate the Election Commission. The Election Commission should have all the assistance and authority it needs to successfully conduct the polls.

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    JU teachers now confine registrar, deputy registrar

    They were confined in a protest to the appointment of three new deans at three faculties of the university
    A section of teachers at Jahangirnagar University on Monday confined the university’s registrar and deputy registrar (teaching) at their office protesting the appointment of three new deans at three faculties.

    Agitating under the banner of General Teachers’ Forum, they alleged that the authorities had violated the agreements reached at the meeting with the education ministry regarding the movement against the vice-chancellor. 

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    Mueen-Ashraf case ready for verdict

    The prosecution bring 16 charges against the duo
    The war crimes tribunal on Monday assigned the case against fugitive war crimes accused Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan for verdict as proceedings in the case ended.

    The case has been kept in CAV, [Curia Advisari Vult, a Latin legal term ] which means verdict in the case would be given any day. 

    The International Crimes Tribunal 2 gave the order after the prosecution and the defence completed placing their closing arguments around 3pm.

  • Bills on food safety, MLM placed in JS

    Bills on food safety, MLM placed in JS

    The government will form a 30-member National Safe Food Management Advisory Council
    The government placed a legislative proposal on Monday to create a high-powered authority to ensure safe food for people and try the food adulteration offences under a Safe Food Court that will dispose of the charges as summary trials.

    Food Minister Abdur Razzaq tabled the Safe Food Bill, 2013 in parliament in absence of the main opposition and the proposal went to the parliamentary standing committee on food ministry for further scrutiny.

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    Bill placed to bar war criminals from polls

    The standing committee recommendation is a must for enactment of the proposed law
    Law Minister Shafique Ahmed has tabled in parliament proposals to amend to the electoral parent law stripping the convicted war criminals of their right to contest in polls in future.

    The new proposed law Representation of the People (amendment) Bill, 2013 was placed on Monday as the Jatiya Sangsad resumed its session with a 10-day recess in absence of main opposition BNP and its key ally Jamaat-e-Islami.

    The bill was later sent to the parliamentary standing committee on law ministry for further scrutiny before its passage.

  • Reception for PM, headache for commuters

    Reception for PM, headache for commuters

    Sheikh Hasina dedicates the ‘South-South Award’ to the people of Bangladesh
    The journey from the capital’s Gulshan 1 intersection to Mohakhali is less than a 10-minute drive on a free road. After office hours on working days, it generally takes about half an hour.

    However, on Monday, it took Kamrun Nahar more than an hour to cover the same distance after office because she had to walk.

  • Drug traders threaten to strike

    Drug traders threaten to strike

    Drug traders give two days’ ultimatum to the government for the unconditional release of the 20 drug traders
    The Bangladesh Chemist and Druggist Samity has given two days’ ultimatum to the government for the unconditional release of the 20 drug traders, who were arrested on Saturday on charges of selling fake drugs.

    Sadekur Rahman, president of BCDS, said on Monday afternoon unless the traders were released, they would shut down all drug stores in the country on Thursday and go on an indefinite strike.

  • Brothers powered by Williams’ seven

    Brothers powered by Williams’ seven

    Shakib returned with a below-par performance against Khelaghar
    Zimbabwean all-rounder Sean William’s seven wickets, including a hat-trick, and Tamim Iqbal’s blistering 95 off just 65 balls helped Brothers Union to a nine wicket win over Kalabagan Cricket Academy at the Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium yesterday. The win saw Brothers go to the top of the league table alongside Doleshwar.

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    Voter list finalized, objections dismissed

    Election Commission of BCB released the final voter list for upcoming election
    The Election Commission of the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) released the final voter list for the upcoming election yesterday and declared all 16 objections raised against the election null and void.

    Abdur Rahman, the Chief Election Commissioner of the BCB Election Commission, spoke to the press at 6:15pm – three hours after deadline for submitting the voter list, which was pinned on the Election Board’s notice board at around 6:00pm.

  • Cricket returns to historic venue

    Cricket returns to historic venue

    It is the first time in eight years that an international cricket team will play at MA Aziz Stadium
    Though New Zealand have played in Chittagong before, this tour comes as a fillip for the MA Aziz Stadium as for the first time in eight years an international cricket team will play at the venue.

    Although the match to be held on October 4 is a warm up game, the local organisers, Chittagong Jilla Krira Sanstha (CJKS), hope to start a revival of the venue which has seen better days.

  • Kiwis to land today

    Kiwis to land today

    13-member New Zealand squad arrive in Dhaka today
    The 13 member New Zealand squad, along with a 10 member support staff arrives in Dhaka today for two Tests, three ODI and a T20 international. Skipper Brendon McCullum, Neil Wagner and Hamish Rutherford will be joining the team in Chittagong after completing their Champions League T20 commitments for Otago Volts.

  • Tarique-Mamun money laundering case deferred till Oct 8

    Tarique-Mamun money laundering case deferred till Oct 8

    The court testified a total of 12 prosecution witnesses so far
    A Dhaka court on Monday set October 8 for the submission of the High Court order and recording of the deposition in connection with the money-laundering case against BNP Senior Vice-Chairman Tarique Rahman and Gias Uddin Al-Mamun.

    Dhaka Special Judge 3 Md Motaher Hosain set the date on Monday.

    The court deferred the date till October 8 for submission of the High Court order.

  • Wakkas’ remand plea rejected

    Wakkas’ remand plea rejected

    The court asks the police to interrogate Wakkas, nayeb-e-ameer of Hefazat-e-Islam, at the jail gate.
    A Dhaka court on Monday rejected a remand plea and asked the police to interrogate Mufti Mohammad Wakkas, nayeb-e-ameer of Hefazat-e-Islam, at the jail gate in a case filed with the Paltan police station.

    Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Asaduzzman Noor passed the order after DB police produced him before the court with a plea for 10 days’ remand.

    Defence lawyers also filed a petition with the court, seeking bail for Wakkas. 

    After hearing, the court rejected the remand petition and asked the police to interrogate Wakkas at the jail gate.

  • No chance of assuming or staying in office without election: Newaz

    No chance of assuming or staying in office without election: Newaz

    The EC had examined the electoral code of conduct in other democratic countries
    Election Commissioner Md Shah Newaz on Monday said there was no chance of assuming or staying in office without elections in the country.

    “There is no opportunity of coming to or staying in state power without the general elections. All political parties should assist a free and fair election process. If they do not come forward, maintaining and applying law during the polls will be difficult,” he told reporters at the EC Secretariat.

  • Junior wrestling event starts today

    Junior wrestling event starts today

    Three-day long 22nd National Junior Wrestling starts today

    The three day Marcel Refrigerator 22nd National Junior Wrestling starts at the Shahid (Capt) M. Monsur Ali Handball Stadium today.

    About 150 male and female wrestlers from across the country will participate in seven weight categories. Sponsors Marcel provided a purse of Tk400,000 to the Bangladesh Wrestling Federation. The winner of each event will win Tk2,000, the runner-up Tk1,500 and the third placed participant Tk1,000.

  • Mitford: A hub of illegal drug ingredients

    Mitford: A hub of illegal drug ingredients

    The less educated people in the country’s rural areas are the end buyers of these dangerous drugs
    The greedy profiteering motives of some pharmaceutical companies and wholesaler of drug-making materials have put the lives of a huge section of the country’s population at stake.

    There are allegations that some renowned pharmaceutical companies have been importing more raw materials than is needed for their production and selling them in the open market, mainly concentrated in Mitford area.

  • Road crashes kill 2 in Chittagong

    Road crashes kill 2 in Chittagong

    2 killed and 3 others injured in two separate road accidents in the city
    At least two people were killed and three others were injured in two separate road accidents in the city and Hathazari upazila, Chittagong on Monday.

    Rina Begum, 30, a resident of Sayed Colony at Hazipara in the city, was killed when a tempo pushed her from back when she was crossing the road in front of Singapore Bangkok Market, Agrabad area around 12:30pm. Rina, in critical condition, was taken to Chittagong Medical College Hospital where the on-duty doctor pronounced her dead, said Nayek Abul Bashar of CMCH police outpost. 

  • Government to pursue a legal framework on migration in UN

    Government to pursue a legal framework on migration in UN

    The high level dialogue would be held on October 3 and 4
    Bangladesh will pursue the inclusion of a legal framework on migration at the UN's high-level dialogue on international migration and development, according to expatriates’ welfare and overseas employment ministry officials.

    The officials said the high-level dialogue would be held on October 3 and 4. A six-member delegation, led by Expat Minister Khandker Mosharraf Hossain, left Dhaka on Sunday night to attend the dialogue.

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