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Revise Section 7 for better implementation

Right To Information Act

Revise Section 7 for better implementation

Massive awareness campaign about the Right to Information Act is very urgent to ensure its effective implementation, and to get benefits from the law, said discussants at a seminar yesterday. Most of the people do not know about the law, though five years have already passed after its enactment. The government, mass media and...

Ctg Nursing College closes indefinitely

Chittagong Nursing College has been closed sine die amid a mass demonstration of students who were protesting against a low pass rate seen in the results published on Monday afternoon. The academic council made the announcement yesterday following the students' sit-in staged on the campus demanding review of the exam papers. Being frustrated at the results of different batches, students besieged the principal's office in the administrative building on the campus for about an hour on Monday. Chandana Haldar, a third year...

Intruders hack father, son in capital

Armed assailants forced into the residence of a retired government employee and hacked him and his son in the capital's Sabujbagh yesterday. The injured Abul Hossain, 67, a former assistant director of Board of Investment Bangladesh, and his son Jahid Hossain, 45, are undergoing treatment at National Institute of Traumatology and Orthopaedic Rehabilitation. Some seven to eight assailants first took the gatekeeper hostage at gunpoint and forcibly entered the flat on the second floor of their four-storey building at Baganbari around...

Khaleda starts 4-dist tour with Nilphamari today

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia will leave Dhaka for Nilphamari today to address a public rally there tomorrow as part of the countrywide mass campaign of the BNP-led 20-party alliance to drum up public support for a fresh election under a non-party administration. She is scheduled to stay overnight in Bogra Circuit House and move towards Nilphamari tomorrow to attend the rally in the afternoon, said Sayrul Kabir Khan, her media wing member. With the tour, the BNP chief will start a...

Stop encroachment on Munshiganj river

The High Court yesterday ordered the government to stop constructing structures in a river in Sirajdikhan upazila of Munshiganj in a week and to submit a compliance report before it in two weeks. In response to a writ petition, the court directed the government to take legal action against the people responsible for constructing illegal establishments in the river. It also issued a rule upon the authorities concerned of the government to explain in four weeks as to why the construction...

2nd Chance For Du Admission

Candidates submit memo to VC

A group of six candidates, who sat for the Dhaka University admission tests this year, submitted a memorandum to DU Vice Chancellor Prof AAMS Arefin Siddique yesterday, urging the authorities to withdraw their decision of not allowing candidates to sit for the tests more than once. The group gave an ultimatum -- either the authorities withdraw the decision in three days, or face a mass gathering of the demonstrators on the Central Shaheed Minar premises on October 25. Earlier around 11:30am,...

Cook confesses to killing Keraniganj madrasa boy

Cook confesses to killing Keraniganj madrasa boy

Cook Shah Alam yesterday confessed to killing a madrasa boy in Keraniganj on the outskirts of the capital, said police. As he failed to sodomize Abu Raihan, 11, and the boy threatened to disclose the illicit attempt, Alam slit his throat with a knife in the kitchen of Tahfizul Quran Nurani Hafizia Madrasa, the law enforcers quoted Alam as saying. On Monday morning, police recovered the body of Raihan from the kitchen. Police detained seven madrasa staff including the cook for interrogation. Around 1:00am Monday, when Raihan, a residential student, came out of his room to go to the toilet, Alam, 35, tried to take him to his room, said Habibur Rahman, superintendent...

Road crashes kill four, injure three

Countrywide road accidents killed four people and injured three others yesterday. Our Munshiganj correspondent reports, Abul Kashem, 40, of Badhrapara village died and two people were injured when a truck rammed into a rickshaw in Tongibari upazila. Our Bogra correspondent reports, Naznin Akhtar, 8, daughter of Javed Ali of Baropur Moddayapara died and her sister was injured when a microbus hit them while they were crossing Rangpur-Dhaka highway in Noadapara area of in Bogra town. Meanwhile, Krisno Komol, 42, of Rangpur died...

'Contempt Of Court'

HC summons three BCBL officials

The High Court yesterday summoned three high officials of Bangladesh Commerce Bank Ltd (BCBL) including its chairman for not complying with a HC order for serving notices to an elected director of the bank for attending its board meetings. BCBL Chairman Yousuf Ali Howlader, its Managing Director Abu Sadek Md Sohel and its Secretary Md Saiful Islam have been asked to appear before the HC at 10:30am on November 10. The HC also issued a rule upon the three BCBL officials...

Amassing Wealth Illegally

ACC now sues Mannan's wife

After implicating former state minister for housing and public works Abdul Mannan Khan for amassing wealth illegally, the Anti-Corruption Commission yesterday sued his wife Syeda Hasina Sultana with the same allegation. ACC Deputy Director Nasir Uddin lodged against Sultana for illegally amassing wealth worth Tk 3.45 crore and concealing information about property worth Tk 1.86 crore. According to the case, Sultana submitted her wealth statement to the ACC on April 9, stating that she had immovable property worth Tk 2.46 crore...

Forceful Conversion Hindus To Islam In 1971

Another witness accuses Jabbar

Another prosecution witness has testified that on orders of war crimes accused Abdul Jabbar, Razakars forced around 200 Hindus to convert to Islam at the end of May during the Liberation War. In his deposition before the International Crimes Tribunal-1 yesterday, Mohendra Adhikari, 84, the 14th prosecution witness, said Razakars -- an auxiliary group to the Pakistan occupation army -- changed his name to 'Mahbub Khan' after forcing him to accept Islam as his religion. So far, four victims of the...

Handcuffed Shibir man flees from Ctg police custody

A Shibir activist fled from police custody several hours after he had been arrested in Chittagong city's Dhemsha area yesterday early. Although handcuffed at Dhemsha Police Investigation Camp, Md Rubel, 26, managed to escape dodging the law enforcers around 11:00am, said Khalid Hossain, officer-in-charge of Satkania Police Station. Rubel is an accused in several cases filed over creating violence right before January 5 general polls in the area, he said. For his alleged negligence of duty, the on-duty constable, Sirajul Islam, was...

Boy rescued in Ctg, two abductors arrested

Police rescued an eight-year old boy from Fatikchhari upazila of Chittagong on Monday night, two days after his abduction from the city's Nasirabad area. Police also arrested two abductors Najma Akhtar Ruma, 22 of the upazila and Suiching Marma, 26, of Khagrachhari. On October 18, Najma went to the house of victim Rabbi and started talking to his family members. At one stage, she sent him with money to bring breakfast. Later, Najma left the house and the boy went missing,...

Ekram Killing In Feni

SC stays AL leader Shiblu's bail

The Supreme Court yesterday stayed for four weeks a High Court order that granted bail to Abdullah Hil Mahmud Shiblu, a local Awami League leader in Feni, in Fulgazi upazila chairman Ekramul Haque killing case. Chamber judge of the Appellate Division of the SC, Justice Hasan Foez Siddique passed the order after hearing a petition filed by the government seeking stay on the HC order that granted bail to Shiblu on October 1. Attorney General Mahbubey Alam told The Daily Star...

Election Of Shirin, Saber To Int'l Parliamentary Bodies

It proves global confidence in current govt, JS

Bangladesh's victory in the top two international parliament-based organisations proves that the world leaders have full confidence in the country's democracy, parliament and government, said Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury yesterday. Besides, there is no crisis regarding the January 5 poll, which had been labelled as non-inclusive, said Shirin who has become the first Bangladeshi to be chairperson of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA). “I do not think there is any crisis over the election. Had there been a problem, Bangladesh would...

Obituary

Tanvir Mahmud Ratul, 24, son of advocate MA Salam (Notary Public) and Nasima Khatun of Laxmipur village in Faridpur, died of a stroke at Bangladesh Medical in the capital yesterday. He was the 2nd-year honours student of Political Science at Govt Rajendra College in the district.

Death anniversary

Death anniversary

Today is the 1st death anniversary of Hamida Begum; wife of former lawmaker late Adeluddin Ahmed. She is the mother of Prof Ahmed Kamal and Prof Ahmed Ishtiaque of Dhaka University; Dr Ahmed Hasan of Heart Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, USA; Captain Ahmed Imran of Biman Bangladesh, and businessman Ahmed Jamal. A milad mahfil will be held today at the family residence in Faridpur.

Shafiuddin

Today is the 5th death anniversary of journalist Shafiuddin, a language movement hero, and founder of Munshiganj Press Club. During his career, he worked with different national and local dailies, radio, and news agencies.