Service at NID Wing agonisingly slow

August 25, 2014

Hundreds of people who visit the National Identity Registration Wing at Agargaon everyday for services, including correction of information in their national ID cards or replacement of lost ones, suffer a lot as the service of the NID Wing has not been decentralised.
Election Commission has introduced national ID card Read more

Govt’s rehabilitation programme treats them as ‘socially handicapped’

August 25, 2014

Teenage Sex Workers
Govt’s rehabilitation programme treats them as ‘socially handicapped’
The government forcibly interned teenage sex workers in its six rehabilitation centres in as many districts treating them as ‘Samajik Pratibandhi’ or socially handicapped.
The government says it runs the centres for the training, rehabilitation and betterment of ‘socially disadvantaged girls.’ But women rights groups oppose the move Read more

BCL, Shibir men trade fire at CU

August 25, 2014

The ruling Awami League-backed student organisation Bangladesh Chhattra League and the Jamaat-e-Islami’s student wing Islami Chhatra Shibir on Sunday exchanged gunfire at Chittagong University over a football match at Suhrawardy Hall ground. No casualty or injury, however, was reported. Witnesses and the police said that activities of the two student organisations opened Read more

ACC sues ex-mayor Sadeque, 7 others

August 25, 2014

The Anti-Corruption Commission on Sunday filed a case against former Dhaka mayor Sadeque Hossain Khoka and seven others for their alleged irregularities in allocation of shops at a municipality market. ACC commissioner M Shahabuddin told reporters that the commission assistant director Mahbubul Alam filed the case with Shahbagh police station for their alleged irregularities Read more

No sign of flood waters receding

August 25, 2014

There was no sign of flood waters receding in northern districts keeping thousands marooned on Sunday. Caused by water from India in the upstream and rains people in Kurigram, Lalmonirhat, Rangpur, Jamalpur, Bogra and Sirajganj district remained worst affected by the floods.
The marooned passed more than seven days Read more

BR’s infrastructure development with Indian credit slows down

August 25, 2014

Slow implementation of four out of five infrastructure development projects of Bangladesh Railway with Indian credit in last four years pushed the costs up, official documents show.
The slow implementation was caused by delays in taking decisions and lengthy land acquisition process, said officials. In 2010, BR took 11 projects under a $ 805.23 million Read more

JU suspends lecturer, sacks professor

August 25, 2014

The Jahangirnagar University authorities suspended a lecturer for allegedly harassing female students and sacked a professor for locking up students and teachers inside the department.
The decisions came Saturday night from a syndicate meeting chaired by JU VC Professor Farzana Islam. Accounting and information system lecturer AKM Anisuzzaman Read more

Thousands protest in NY city

August 25, 2014

Chokehold Death Of A Black Man By Police
Thousands protest in NY city
Several thousand people demonstrated on New York’s Staten Island Saturday to protest the death of a black man placed in a chokehold by the police. Eric Garner, 43, a father of six who was suspected of illegally selling cigarettes, was wrestled to the ground by several white police officers after resisting arrest on July 17. An amateur video showed the police subduing him with a choke Read more

Collapse of local exports feared

August 24, 2014

Transit Of Indian Goods Thru Akhaura
Collapse of local exports feared
Local exporters fear transshipment of goods by India to its northeastern states using river and land ports in Bangladesh would have adverse impact on Bangladesh exports to Tripura through Akhaura. They said that businessmen would have nothing to export to Tripura if India was allowed to transship its essential goods, including food grains, via Bangladesh on a permanent basis and Read more

PDB loses Tk 124.57 crore in 8 months

August 24, 2014

Power Import From India
PDB loses Tk 124.57 crore in 8 months
The Power Development Board incurred a loss of Tk 124.57 crore in eight months from October 2013 for importing electricity from India, according to the board’s annual statement on bulk loss. The board counted the loss as the price of imported electricity was higher than the price at which the authority sold it to the power distribution companies, officials said. The board spent Read more

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