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‘Egypt, Palestine for banning orgs involved in terror acts’

Egypt and Palestine today urged the government to ban the organisations that are involved in terrorist activities in Bangladesh, said Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali today. The foreign minister said this while talking to reporters after briefing diplomats from Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) countries and Saarc and Asean member states at the state guesthouse Padma. Mahmood Ali also said the diplomats condemned the ongoing violence and arson attacks causing loss to public life and property, and sought an initiative to...

Rallies banned in Dhaka

Rallies banned in Dhaka

With both Awami League and BNP preparing for rallies marking January 5 polls, Dhaka Metropolitan Police banned all rallies in the capital for indefinite period from 5pm today. The ban will come into force from 5:00pm today and will be effective until further notice, Masudur Rahman, deputy commissioner (media) of DMP told The Daily Star Online. However, any social or religious programmes will not be inside this gathering, DMP Joint Commissioner Monirul Islam told reporters in a press briefing at DMP media office in the capital around 12:40pm. Responding a query on whether ruling Awami League would be eligible to hold its scheduled rally, the official said DMP’s ban will be effective...

Govt wants to ban Jamaat thru war trial: Minister

Govt wants to ban Jamaat thru war trial: Minister

The government wants to ban Jamaat-e-Islami, the party which opposed the birth of Bangladesh in 1971, through war crimes trial, Law Minister Anisul Huq said today. And, the necessary change to the prevailing law to try an organisation for war crimes will be placed before the cabinet in upcoming January, the minister added. “The proposal...

Govt not mulling permanent ban on Shela river route

Govt not mulling permanent ban on Shela river route

The government is not considering a permanent ban to the plying of riverine vessels through Shela river in the Sundarbans, Shipping Minister Shahjahan Khan said today. His comments came hours after suggestion by an inter-ministerial meeting for ban on use of the route through world’s largest mangrove forest in wake of oil spill through...

Kuwait reopens entry of Bangladeshi workers in Feb

Kuwait reopens entry of Bangladeshi workers in Feb

Following a seven-year ban on most Bangladeshi workers, it has been decided to reopen the entry of Bangladeshi workers coming to Kuwait in February. Kuwait Times published a reports quoting Bangladeshi Ambassador to Kuwait Major General Mohammed Ashhabuddin. Ashahbuddin said that Bangladesh’s foreign minister recently met his Kuwaiti counterpart Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Sabah in Abu...

Shakib’s foreign league ban to go ‘soon’

Shakib’s foreign league ban to go ‘soon’

Happy with the behaviour of Shakib Al Hasan, Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) said today it will lift the embargo on his playing overseas cricket leagues - valid till December 31, 2015 – on appeal. “The cricket board is happy with Shakib’s behaviour,” BCB President Nazmul Hassan Papon told reporters after returning to Bangladesh from...

Why 3 Indian channels’ telecast won’t be stopped: HC

Why 3 Indian channels’ telecast won’t be stopped: HC

The High Court today asked the government to explain in four weeks as to why it should not be directed to stop telecast of three Indian television channels--Star Jalsha, Star Plus and Zee Bangla--in Bangladesh. The division bench of Justice Moyeenul Islam Chowdhury and Justice Md Ashraful Kamal came up with the rule after...

Ashraful's ban reduced by 3 yrs

Ashraful's ban reduced by 3 yrs

Former captain Mohammad Ashraful has had his eight-year ban for involvement in corruption reduced to a five-year penalty, with two years suspended, by the BCB's disciplinary panel chairman. Ashraful had appealed to the disciplinary panel chief, Justice Mohammad Abdur Rashid, in July, asking that the ban he received a month earlier, for his involvement...

If banned, Jamaat to go underground: Muhith

If banned, Jamaat to go underground: Muhith

Finance Minister AMA Muhith today said if Jamaat-e-Islami is banned through enacting a law, the fundamentalist party would go underground. “They (Jamaat) are expert in killing,” Muhith told reporters after a meeting with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) managing board team at his secretariat office in Dhaka. On the Jamaat enforced ongoing hartal to protest...

E-Cigarettes must be regulated: WHO

E-Cigarettes must be regulated: WHO

The UN health agency recommended Tuesday that nations regulate electronic cigarettes and ban them from use indoors until the exhaled vapor is proven not to harm bystanders. In a report to its 194 member nations, the World Health Organization also called for a ban on sales to minors of the popular nicotine-vapor products, and...

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