Archive for: November 2012

‘Don’t blame BNP for Jamaat action’

Ref: The BNP on Wednesday protested the Home Minister’s remarks on involvement of ‘other parties’ in the attack on police and rampage by Jamaat-e-Islami supporters.

“The allegation brought by the Home Minister is totally false,” BNP Acting Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir told reporters during a meeting of the 18-Party Alliance leaders at BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s office at Gulshan. Read more →

Six more held over Parag abduction

Ref: Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) claimed to have arrested six more in connection with the kidnapping of schoolboy Parag Mondal.

RAB Spokesperson M Sohael said the arrest was made raiding a house at Jurain on Wednesday night.

The arrestees were identified as Jahidul Hasan, 18, Md Ali alias Rifat, 19, Kala Chan, 35, Md Alfaj, 18, Rizvi Ahmed Anik, 18, and Abul Kashem, 33.
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21 death convicts pardoned in 4yrs

Ref: As many as 21 death row convicts were pardoned by the President in about four years since the Awami League assumed power in 2009, Home Minister Mohiuddin Khan Alamgir informed Parliament on Wednesday.

Responding to a question, he added the number was only four during the entire period between independence in 1971 and 2009.

Of them, one was pardoned during the tenure of caretaker government in 2008, two during the tenure of BNP-led alliance government in 2005 and one in 1987 by the deposed President HM Ershad. Read more →

China unveils new leadership

Ref: China’s ruling Communist Party unveiled its new leadership line-up on Thursday to steer the world’s second-largest economy for the next five years, with Vice President Xi Jinping taking over from outgoing President Hu Jintao as party chief.

China unveils new leadership

China unveils new leadership

Xi was also named head of the party’s Central Military Commission, state news agency Xinhua said. Read more →

3 killed in truck-ambulance collision

Ref: Three people died and four others were injured as a truck and an ambulance collided head on near Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in the early hours Wednesday.

Sher-e-Bangla Police Station Sub-Inspector Rafiqul Islam said the collision took place while the ambulance was carrying a patient to National Heart Foundation hospital in Mirpur around 3am. Read more →

Abducted school-goer Parag rescued

Ref: The police late on Tuesday night rescued grade-one student Parag Mondol, who was abducted from Shubhadya fof Kenariganj, from Ati Bazaar.

Unknown assailants abducted Shuvadda Banglabazar Heed International School student and shot at least three people including his mother and sister in front of their Shubhadya residence at South Keraniganj around 7am Sunday.
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BCL ‘collecting’ fare in CU trains

Ref: Students seeking admission in Chittagong University have complained that ruling Awami League backed Bangladesh Chhatra League activists were collecting fares from them while travelling in the university’s shuttle trains.

However, the university authorities made arrangements for the admission seekers to travel free of charge. Read more →

Shibir attacks Law Minister’s convoy

Ref: Activists of Jamaat-e-Islami’s student front Islami Chhatra Shibir on Tuesday afternoon attacked the motorcade of Law Minister Shafique Ahmed in the city’s Karwan Bazaar, injuring three policemen who were giving him protocol.

The minister, however, narrowly escaped unhurt in the attack, but two cars of the convoy were vandalised by the unruly Shibir activists. Read more →

Obama urges to work together

Ref: Pledging to fight for an America in which everyone can make it if they try, Democratic President Barak Obama said, “I believe we can seize this future together because we are not as divided as our politics suggest.”

Obama urges to work together

Obama urges to work together

He added, “We will continue out journey forward.”

Obama said: “Despite all the hardship we`ve been though… I’ve never been more hopeful about our future, and I ask you to sustain that hope.”

He says it is not “wishful idealism”, but that “stubborn thing that insists something better awaits us as long as we have the courage to keep reaching.”

“I return to the White House more determined and more inspired than ever,” Obama says. “Tonight you voted for action, not politics as usual.” Obama pledges to reach out to Republicans and work on problems politicians can only do together.

“That’s where we need to go – forward,” Obama says, invoking his campaign slogan. “Progress will come in fits and starts, it`s not always a straight path.” He warns that there will not be an immediate end to the current gridlock in Washington.

“We believe in a generous America, in a compassionate America, in a tolerant America,” Obama says to a cheering crowd.

Obama spoke in Chicago, shortly after a concession speech from Mitt Romney in Boston.

Earlier his rival Republican Mitt Romney congratulated him.

‘Modasser’s behaviour unusual’

Ref: A parliamentary sub-committee formed to look into the recent Hall-Mark scam finds Prime Minister’s Health and Family Welfare Advisor Syed Modasser Ali’s visits to the Sonali Bank’s Ruposhi Bangla Hotel Branch ‘unusual’.

'Modasser's behaviour unusual'

‘Modasser’s behaviour unusual’

Allegations surfaced recently that Hall-Mark Group swindled over Tk 26 billion from the largest state-owned bank’s branch through phoney documents between May 2011 and May 2012.

A six-strong special team of the Anti-corruption Commission is investigating the loan scam and filed cases over the incident.
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