Qaisar sent to jail, verdict any day

August 21, 2014

War Crimes Trial
Qaisar sent to jail, verdict any day
The International Crimes Tribunal-2 on Wednesday reserved until further order its verdict in the case against former Jatiya Party state minister Syed Md Qaisar.
The tribunal passed the order after completion of the hearing of arguments.
The tribunal also cancelled his bail and sent him to jail. Read more

Flood continues to worsen in the north

August 21, 2014

Floods are continuing to worsen in the northern districts of the country that fall on the Brahmaputra river basin, on Wednesday, increasing the sufferings of thousands of people.
The flood forecasting and warning centre said all major river systems were showing a rising trend yesterday. In its flood forecasting bulletin, the centre, however, said Read more

Govt trying to control mass media: Editors’ Council

August 21, 2014

National Broadcasting Policy
Govt trying to control mass media: Editors’ Council
The Editors’ Council on Wednesday expressed concern on the adoption of the National Broadcasting Policy 2014 saying that the government was trying to control mass media through such initiatives taken recently. The newspaper editors also condemned attacks on newsmen in different places across the country and the police raid at the daily Inqilab office Tuesday night. The council Read more

ADB wants action plan in a month

August 21, 2014

Establishment Of Office Of Ombudsman
ADB wants action plan in a month
The government has agreed adopting an action plan for establishment of the office of ombudsman by the end of the next month after the Asian Development Bank has threatened to suspend disbursement of more than Tk 350 crore loan. The economic relations division officials told New Age that ADB had agreed to give the government just over a month to ready an action plan in connection Read more

Israel steps up Gaza raids

August 21, 2014

Israeli warplanes pounded Gaza Wednesday as furious mourners buried the wife and child of Hamas’s top military commander, baying for revenge as eight days of calm exploded into bloodshed. Mohammed Deif, who has topped Israel’s most wanted list for more than a decade, escaped the strike with Hamas saying he was still alive and calling the shots in the ongoing confrontation. Read more

Inqilab news editor on 5-day police remand

August 21, 2014

A Dhaka court on Wednesday remanded daily Inqilab news editor Robiulla Robi in police custody for five days for interrogation in a case filed under Information and Communication Technology Act for publishing a on allegation of irregularities against an influential police officer.
Metropolitan magistrate, SM Ashiqur Rahman, passed Read more

PM orders fresh biddings for offshore blocks

August 21, 2014

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday asked the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry to go for fresh biddings for offshore blocks to ensure the optimum extraction of oil and gas from the Bay of Bengal. ‘Go for fresh biddings in the Bay of Bengal and make sure that no particular bidder gets all the blocks or maximum of those,’ she said. The prime minister gave the directive Read more

Elections must be held before 2019: Fakhrul

August 21, 2014

Acting secretary general of Bangladesh Nationalist Party Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Wednesday said the next general elections must be held much before 2019.
Speaking at a ‘Meet the Reporters’ programme at Dhaka Reporters’ Unity, he said the government will have to sit for a dialogue no matter what they are saying now. Read more

Nat’l Mourning Day observed

August 16, 2014

Deep homage was paid to the country’s founding president Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on the 39th anniversary of his death observed on Friday recalling his struggle for achieving political and economic freedom for the Bengalis. Mujib was assassinated along with all but two of his family members by a disgruntled section of army officers at his Dhaanmondi residence on August 15, 1975. Read more

Quality dips as enrolment rises

August 16, 2014

Public University Education
Quality dips as enrolment rises
The standard of education in public universities has declined sharply in recent years, say experts and a number of studies and global rankings, while student enrolment goes up by the year. In 1994, there were only 62,095 students in 10 public universities which shot up to nearly 19 lakh in 2012 in 34 universities. The University Grants Commission’s annual report for 2014 described Read more

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