Awards are always inspiring

February 25, 2014

Ram Kanai Das tells New Age
Awards are always inspiring=Renowned classical singer Pundit Ram Kanai Das won Ekushey Padak 2014 for his contribution to the musical arena of the country.
Das, who is also equally proficient in regional songs of Sylhet and Tagore songs, considers the award to be a great inspiration for him.
‘I am really honoured and the award will definitely encourage me to do even better in music,’ said Das in an interview with New Age.
‘I’d like to thank the people Read more

EC sees few irregularities: Shah Nawaz

February 25, 2014

First Phase Of Uz Polls
EC sees few irregularities: Shah Nawaz
Election commissioner Shah Nawaz said  Monday the Election Commission witnessed  ‘a few’ irregularities in the first phase of the local polls held in 97 upazilas on February 19.
He said that the EC was determined to hold better elections in the subsequent phases.
‘We witnessed very limited number of irregularities Read more

Hindu house set ablaze in Chandpur

February 25, 2014

Unidentified miscreants set fire to a tin-roofed house of a Hindu family at Sakdi Rampur in Faridganj upazila early Monday. Dipak Chandra Dey, the house owner, said the miscreants set afire his house at a time between 4am and 5am, causing damage to its furniture.
Seeing the leaping fire, his mother cried out Read more

Little magazines, but not little efforts

February 25, 2014

In their own quiet and unassuming ways, little magazines at Amar Ekushey Book Fair this year draw a huge crowd with their innovative and experimental works.
Literally little in terms of financial backups, publications and readerships, the efforts behind their movement against establishment should not Read more

JnU teachers, students wear black badges

February 25, 2014

Teachers and students of Jagannath University on Monday boycotted classes and formed a human chain in the city, protesting at the police attack on them on Sunday.
The students, who are agitating to press home their demand for freeing all illegally occupied student dormitories, also blocked roads near the Read more

JS bodies after polls to reserved seats: chief whip

February 25, 2014

JS session resumes today
Parliamentary standing committees on 47 ministries and other parliamentary affairs will be formed immediately after the elections to the 50 Parliament seats reserved for women, chief whip ASM Feroz told New Age Monday. ‘Almost everything is ready. Now we have been waiting for the elections to reserved seats for women. Names of women MPs will be included and then Read more

JMB man killed in ‘gunfight’ hours after recapture

February 25, 2014

Bounty for snatched JMB convicts now Tk 5 lakh
Condemned militant Raquibul Hasan alias Hafiz Mahmud, who was recaptured six hours after he, along with two other convicted militants of Jamaat-ul Mujahideen Bangladesh, was snatched away ambushing a prison van, was killed in an alleged ‘gunfight’ in Tangail on early Monday. The law enforcing agencies have, however, yet to track down the two other convicted Read more

No peacekeeping jobs for BGB, Ansar

February 25, 2014

The Border Guard Bangladesh, formerly known as Bangladesh Rifles, and the Ansars are yet to get assignment to the UN peacekeeping missions with both the agencies lobbying the authorities to resume their involvement in the mission, which was suspended in 1995.
About 19 years ago, 30 personnel from the Read more

Govt urged to find out ‘plotters’

February 25, 2014

5 Years After Bdr Carnage
Govt urged to find out ‘plotters’
Five years after the BDR mutiny when most of the cases related to the bloody event have been disposed of, families of the slain officers still await answer as to what actually had led to the killings and who were the plotters. ‘It is still unclear for what reason they were killed,’ said Habibur Rahman, father of slain Colonel Kudrat Elahi, who among others were killed in Read more

Govt to buy fuel oil from private refinery at int’l rate

February 25, 2014

The government has finalised a policy allowing private entrepreneurs to set up condensate refineries to sell the processed fuel oil to the state-run Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation at the import cost of same products. Experts said that the price of locally processed petroleum products should be lower than that of the imported products. Condensate is a by-product Read more

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