• Tuesday, October 21, 2014

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Dalits living in fear of eviction from land

Many people of the Dalit community are living under the threat of being evicted from their land by local influential quarters and the government, said leaders of the minority community yesterday. They said land grabbers have been eyeing land of the Dalits due to the recent land value hike.  Meanwhile the government has been issuing notices to remove Dalits from khas land where they have been living for many years, they said at a seminar titled “Housing and Land Right: Accessibility...

Recruiting New Pry School Asst Teachers

HC stays govt circular

The High Court on Sunday stayed the effectiveness of a government circular for fresh recruitment of assistant teachers to primary schools. In response to a writ petition, the court also issued a rule upon the government to explain why the circular for recruiting new teachers without completing recruitments of previous candidates from the waiting list should not be declared illegal. A total of 52 candidates, who were in the waiting list published after a recruitment test held in 2011, yesterday filed...

HC directs govt to free Barisal Jail Canal from encroachment

HC directs govt to free Barisal Jail Canal from encroachment

The High Court yesterday directed the government to stop encroachment, earth filling, and dumping of waste in Jail Khal in Barisal city within the next two weeks. The court also asked the government to submit a report before it, after complying with the order, within the next four weeks. The HC bench of Justice Moyeenul...

Cops foil Islami Andolon's bid to bring out march without permission

Cops foil Islami Andolon's bid to bring out march without permission

Law enforcers yesterday fired tear gas canisters and charged baton to disperse several hundred Islami Andolon Bangladesh men trying to bring out a procession blocking the capital's Paltan road before the Baitul Mukarram mosque, causing six of the Islamist organisation to fall sick. The agitators were protesting the bar on them from holding a...

Ctg Court Bomb Threat

Two detained

The Detective Branch of police has detained two persons in Chittagong city in connection with a threat made on October 14 of blowing up the Chittagong court building. DB police of Chittagong Metropolitan Police on Sunday night arrested Nasir Mohammad, 44, owner of a shop that recharges account balance in mobile phones, and his brother-in-law Md Salahuddin, 22, an accomplice. Tipped off, a team of DB police picked the duo up from Nasir's shop in Badurtala area of the port city,...

Road crashes kill four

Countrywide road accidents killed four people and injure two others yesterday. Our Thakurgaon correspondent reports, Asim Barman, 11, died and his father Dhaniram Barman of Dakhin Bothina Sardarpara village was injured when a truck hit a bicycle in Sardarpara village on Thakurgaon-Farabari road in Sadar upazila. Our Gazipur correspondent reports, two people died when a truck turned turtle as the driver lost his control over the vehicle on Kapasia-Rajendrapur road in Rajabari area of Sreepur upazila. The deceased were Sukkur Ali, 30,...

Sweden good study location

Sweden good study location

International students opting for studying in Sweden hardly face the language barrier as English is mandatory in Swedish education, said Swedish Ambassador Johan Frisell yesterday. Bangladeshi students are highly competitive and they can always apply for scholarships and funding for studying in Sweden, he said, adding that nearly 90 Bangladeshi students had received scholarships...

National University introduces digital registration card system

National University yesterday introduced digital registration card system to allow students to collect their cards online. The students of its affiliated colleges and institutes now need to submit their photographs and signatures, required for the card, online instead of coming to the main campus in Gazipur. For details visit www.nu.edu.bd/admissions/regicard NU Vice-Chancellor Harun-or-Rashid, Pro-Vice Chancellor Mohammad Aslam Bhuiyan (Administration), Pro-Vice Chancellor Munaj Ahmed Nur (Academy), director of Information and Technology (ICT) division Mohammed Mominul Islam were present at the inaugural programme.

One held with 30 smuggled gold bars in Dhaka airport

Customs intelligence officials arrested a man with 30 gold bars weighing around 3 Kilogrammes at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in the capital yesterday evening. Liton Mia, 35, who came from Singapore by a Tiger Airlines flight, was arrested at a green channel, said Moinul Khan, director general of Customs Intelligence. The gold bars worth around Tk 1.5 crore were hidden inside his waist belt. During preliminary interrogation, Liton informed that he was given Tk 20,000 for carrying the gold bars, said Moinul. ...

Journalist Al-Amin passes away

Journalist Al-Amin passes away

Journalist Md Al-Amin, news editor (English version) of the online news portal thereport24.com, died of heart ailments at Ibrahim Cardiac Hospital in Dhaka yesterday. He was 46. He worked for several media houses, including The Daily Star for over one and a half decades. He left behind his wife, two children, and was buried in his village home in Gaibandha. Born on June 2 in 1968, he studied international relations at Dhaka University and started his journalism career as a sub-editor of The Daily Star and later became the joint-news editor of the Daily Sun and planning editor of primekhabor.com

Tk 57.92 Lakh Recovery

Two sued in Ctg

Two people, including an employee of the deputy commissioner's office, Chittagong were sued in connection with recovery of Tk 57.92 lakh on the Chittagong court building premises on October 14. Sub-Inspector Md Kamruzzaman of Kotwali Police Station filed the case on Sunday night against one Md Elius of Brahmanbaria, and Shahidul Islam Murad, a surveyor in the deputy commissioner's office. Contacted, Mohiuddin Selim, officer-in-charge of Kotwali Police Station, said on October 14, police beefed up security in the court building area...

Khaleda once again talks about 'movement in time'

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia last night said BNP must wage an anti-government movement at the right time as the government failed to meet the opposition's demand in the last 10 months on holding a fresh and inclusive national election under a caretaker administration.  “We had stopped our movement after the January 5 election because we wanted a peaceful solution through dialogue...but the government thinks there is no need to hold the election as BNP is not waging movement,” she said. She...

Amassing Illegal Wealth

ACC challenges Mannan's bail

The Anti-Corruption Commission yesterday filed an appeal with a Dhaka court for cancelling the bail of former state minister for housing and public works Abdul Mannan Khan in a case over amassing illegal wealth. Public Prosecutor Kabir Hossain submitted the appeal before the Senior Special Judge's Court of Dhaka challenging the legality of the bail order that was passed by a lower court. In his appeal, Kabir said the lower court had no jurisdiction to grant bail to any accused in...

BSTI offices in every district soon: Amu

Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu has announced that offices of Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution (BSTI) will be set up in every district to check substandard products across the country. The announcement came following the demand of business leaders and entrepreneurs at a discussion organised by BSTI in the capital yesterday marking World Standards Day-2014. Currently, BSTI has its offices in seven divisional cities including Dhaka. Construction of five district offices is already under process.  The minister said, "It is not possible...

Shibir banned at DU

Police detained eight Dhaka University students yesterday for their alleged involvement in Islami Chhatra Shibir, whose activities, Vice Chancellor Prof AAMS Arefin Siddique says, has been banned on the campus since the post-Liberation War period. The ban came into force as the pro-Jamaat-e-Islami student organisation played a pioneering role in killing DU students and teachers during the Liberation War in 1971, he told The Daily Star. Sources said Ruhul of first year, Shimul Hossain, Humayun and Alauddin of second year; Morshedul...

Man gets life term for molesting two-year old girl in Ctg

A Chittagong court yesterday sentenced a man to life-term imprisonment for molesting a two-year girl. The court also fined the convict Tareque Aziz of Hamgerbag area Tk 50,000. He is now on the run. After testifying seven witnesses, Chittagong Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal-1 Judge Rezaul Karim gave the verdict, said Jesmin Akhter, public prosecutor of the tribunal. On March 17, 2012, the kid of the same area was molested by Tareque when she entered his room. In this regard kid's mother...

Elected To Lead Int'l Parliamentary Bodies

Shirin, Saber to be accorded reception

Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury and lawmaker Saber Hossain Chowdhury will be accorded a reception tomorrow by the seven whips of Bangladesh Parliament, including the chief whip, for being elected chairperson and president of Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) and Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) respectively.  Lawmakers, political leaders, officials and eminent professionals are scheduled to attend the reception at the South Plaza of Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the weekly cabinet meeting yesterday applauded their victory. Shirin was elected CPA's first-ever Bangladeshi...

MK Anwar indicted for 'instigating religious anarchy'

A Dhaka court yesterday framed charge against BNP standing committee member MK Anwar in a case filed over instigating religious anarchy in May last year. The BNP leader, now on bail, pleaded not guilty after Judge Jahurul Haque of the Metropolitan Sessions Judge's Court of Dhaka read out the charge to him in the case. Earlier in the day, the court rejected the discharge petition and passed the indictment order after a short hearing. The court also set November 30 to...

Two 'robbers' held in capital

Police arrested two persons suspected of attempting to rob a flat in the capital's Banasree yesterday. The flat's tenant Sardar Ibrahim Shaheen said Muntasir Billah Raju, 30, and Amal alias Sohel Rana alias Babu, 29, introducing themselves to the six-storey building's caretaker as his relatives, stormed his fourth floor residence around 1:30pm. The caretaker locked the main gate on hearing his wife scream, “Robbers!”, and informed police, said Shaheen, quoting his wife for he was not present during the incident. Accomplices of...

Murder In Bhashantek

Detectives arrest two more

Detectives have arrested two more men accused in the case over the recent murder of a Bhashantek youth who had protested stalking of his cousin and based on their information two pistols, four bullets and six crude bombs were recovered from a bush from the area's Goltek. Babul Bapary alias Babul and Altaf Hossain were arrested from Gabtoli area on Sunday night, Detective Branch of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Joint Commissioner Monirul Islam told a press briefing in the capital's...

Appeal for help

Appeal for help

Hossain Zakir, chief reporter of Bangla daily Ajker Patrika, has been suffering from cancer. He is now undergoing treatment at ENT department (bed No-7 and ward No-736) on the 6th floor of C-block of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Hospital. Doctors recommended that he be taken abroad immediately for better treatment. But it is not possible for his family alone to bear the expenses. His family is seeking financial help from all including the government, journalist organisations and journalist leaders. Those wishing to help can contribute to account name: Farida Yasmin A/C no. 1540102931788001 at Karwan Bazar branch of Brac Bank.

News In Brief

A woman committed suicide by hanging herself from the ceiling of her house following a family feud at KDC Balur Math slum of Barisal city yesterday. The deceased was Khadiza Begum, 35, a domestic help, and wife of Jahangir Hossain, a rickshaw puller.