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Ensure good governance: TIB  
Staff Correspondent

Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) yesterday at its annual meeting at a hotel in the capital urged the government to ensure good governance in the society by establishing the rule of law and human rights.
Speakers also demanded, among others, proper completion of the trials of abduction, forced disappearance and murder; transparency and accountability in the Padma bridge project and use of national resources; cancelling the scope of legalising black money.
The meeting also urged the government to form a roadmap for implementation of the National Integrity Strategy of Bangladesh.


5 arrested for impersonating cops
Staff Correspondent
Detective Branch of Police in a raid on Tuesday night arrested five people in Khilgaon of the capital for impersonating detectives to take away valuables of people.
They also seized a microbus, a police uniform, a walkie-talkie and two knives from their possession, said Inspector Rais Uddin of DB police.
The arrested are Elias Mia, Manik Sheikh, Yasin Mollah, Farid Mridha, Farhad Hossain.
The arrestees confessed during primary interrogation.


Crude bomb hurled at RU VC's house
RU Correspondent

Unidentified miscreants hurled a crude bomb at the residence of Rajshahi University Vice Chancellor Prof Muhammad Mizanuddin on the campus which exploded before the main gate Tuesday night.
Meanwhile, another crude bomb went off before the third science building of the university.
None was reported injured. Police are trying to arrest the miscreants.
Islami Chhatra Shibir activists yesterday called a strike on the campus for today demanding immediate arrest of the BCL leaders who allegedly severed an ankle of a Shibir leader on June 16.


RMG workers demonstrate for safe drinking water, arrears
Our Correspondent, Gazipur

Workers of Hoop Loom Apparels Ltd demonstrated on the factory premises at Sataish in Gazipur City Corporation demanding filtered drinking water and production intensive bonus due for last three months yesterday.
The authorities closed the factory for yesterday.
The workers claimed that the tap water that they have to drink at the factory makes them sick frequently. They also demanded that lunch allowances be introduced for them.
Additional police were deployed.


Murad acting attorney general till June 30
Staff Correspondent             

Additional Attorney General Murad Reza yesterday started carrying out duties as acting attorney general in the absence of Attorney General Mahbubey Alam.
Reza will continue as acting attorney general till June 30, as Mahbubey Alam will stay in Singapore till that day on a personal visit, said a law ministry notification.

Published: 12:00 am Thursday, June 26, 2014

Last modified: 2:41 am Thursday, June 26, 2014

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