Archive for: October 2010

‘Stalker’ Rony arrested

Ref: Devashish Saha Rony, the prime accused in Chanpa Rani Bhowmik murder case, was arrested at Jhenidah district headquarters on Sunday morning.

A special team, comprised of Faridpur Additional Superintendent of Police Subrata Kumar Haldar, Investigating Officer Md Ali Khandkar and Sub-inspector Sheikh Abu Bakr of Detective Branch, captured Rony from a motor garage in Aragpur area of Jhenidah town around 10:30am, Faridpur Superintendent of Police (SP) Awlad Ali Fakir told journalists at a press conference at his office in the afternoon. Read more →

DNA barcoding aims to protect species, food

Ref: Call it a DNA digital Dewey Decimal System for all life on Earth. Every species, from extinct to thriving, is set to get its own DNA barcode in an attempt to better track the ones that are endangered, as well as those being shipped across international borders as food or consumer products. Read more →

Khaleda asks govt to step down

Ref: BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia on Sunday asked the Awami League government to step down immediately instead of piling up misdeeds and failure.

“No master will be able to protect this government,” she said adding her party will run the country again forming the next government and all the wrongdoers will be tried then. Read more →

BCL vandalises Ramna temple

Ref: The police have arrested three Bangladesh Chhatra League activists of Dhaka University for vandalising the Ramna Kali Mandir. Animesh, Gobinda and Prakash were arrested in the early hours of Sunday. Police inspector Mizanur Rahman, told that the clash had erupted over ownership of two shops near the temple’s gate.

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PM patches up Biman imbroglio, asks management to solve pilots’ problems

Ref: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina asked the government authorities running the national airlines to meet the ‘reasonable’ demands of Biman pilots to patch up the problems that led to a staggering strike.

Biman Bangladesh Airlines Ltd.

Biman Bangladesh Airlines Ltd.

The premier issued the directive as she assured the pilots in movement of conceding their logical demands in a meeting with them and Biman authorities at Ganabhavan Saturday, after a crisis-resolution negotiation on Friday night.
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UK cargo plane device was bomb – British Government

Ref: UK Home Secretary Theresa May has confirmed that a device found in a package sent from Yemen and found on a US-bound cargo plane could have exploded on board the jet.

UK cargo plane device was bomb - British Government

UK cargo plane device was bomb - British Government

The device, intercepted at East Midlands Airport, was viable and could have exploded on board, she said.Dubai police earlier confirmed that a second device, also on a US-bound cargo plane, contained explosive. Read more →

Muhith laments 'conservative' bureaucracy

Ref: Finance minister A M A Muhith has lamented the sluggish pace of changing the way bureaucrats work.Regarding the slow administrative reforms he indicated on Saturday that the bureaucrats lacked initiative and enterprise.

Finance minister A M A Muhith

Finance minister A M A Muhith

“The bureaucracy is conservative to change,” he said at the inauguration of BCS ICT World Exhibition of Saturday.
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Training aircraft dives into Jamuna waters in Sirajganj: pilot missing, copilot rescued

Ref: A training aircraft crashed into the River Jamuna at Agshimulia Chhola village in Chouhali upazila on Saturday, leaving its pilot out of trace.

Flying club plane crashes into Jamuna

Flying club plane crashes into Jamuna

Copilot Shamsuddin Mia was rescued while pilot Kamrul Hasan was still missing, official and local sources said.
Chouhali thana OC Aminul Islam said an aircraft (B-152) of Dhaka’s Flying Club plunged into the Jamuna waters at about 12 noon.
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Indonesia disaster toll hits 377

Ref:Indonesia’s Mount Merapi erupted on Thursday for the second time in a week, blasting vast plumes of ash into the sky, as the death toll from the initial eruption and a tsunami that hit remote western islands reached 377.

There were no immediate reports of new casualties after Merapi’s second eruption. More than 40,000 people had fled or been evacuated from Merapi’s slopes earlier in the week, but many started to return after the volcano appeared to become calmer. Read more →

Shibir president threatens PM, Shahara

Ref:Islami Chhatra Shibir president Rezaul Karim has threatened to put prime minister Sheikh Hasina and home minister Shahara Khatun on trial at a special tribunal.

“Massacres like Peelkhana killings and Paltan killings are still pending the prime minister’s nod,” president of Jamaat-e-Islami’s student wing, Karim said. Read more →