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Maiming Limon

TIB demands exemplary punishment to culprits

Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) yesterday demanded exemplary punishment to those responsible for shooting and maiming Limon Hossain and filing false, conspiratory cases against him. The TIB held it a must to bring the responsible persons to book through forming a "completely neutral and high-powered" body to probe the incident. The international watchdog at the same time expressed satisfaction over the withdrawal of the last case against him. “Though late, Limon and his family's relief from a false and fabricated case will bring...

Maiming Limon: TIB for exemplary punishment

Maiming Limon: TIB for exemplary punishment

Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) today demanded exemplary punishment to those responsible for shooting and maiming Limon Hossain and filing false and conspiratory cases against him.   TIB called for bringing the responsible persons to book through forming a neutral and high-powered body to investigate the incident.     The organisation at the same time also expressed comfort...

GROUND REALITIES

TIB report and state of denial

NO individual is perfect nor is any organization. By that measure, Transparency International Bangladesh may have its shortcomings. And yet its strengths have consistently outweighed its weaknesses. At this point of time, when politics stagnates and administration remains notorious for sloth, TIB gives us reason to hope that positive change will someday characterize life in this country. By coming forth with a report on the state of the nation's private universities, TIB has once more pointed out to us...

KALEIDOSCOPE

Unwarranted face-off

TRANSPARENCY International Bangladesh's (TIB) June 30 report on alleged irregularities and corruption in the private universities has evidently landed this anti-graft watchdog in a very unpleasant situation. The education minister's reaction to the TIB disclosure has not been limited simply to the report being dismissed by him. He has gone so far as to demand that TIB withdraw its report, or even ask apology for it. Such reaction from the education minister, or from the government, for that matter,...

Anomalies in Pvt Universities

Nahid asks TIB to prove its findings

Nahid asks TIB to prove its findings

Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid yesterday asked Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) to produce proof to substantiate its recent survey report on private universities, otherwise withdraw it and offer apology to the nation. According to the report titled "Private universities: challenges of good governance and way out", a section of officials at the education ministry, University Grants Commission and private universities are involved in illegal money transactions at different stages -- from getting approval to setting up the universities and appointing vice chancellors, pro-vice chancellors and treasurers to  awarding certificates to students. “If you [TIB] can't prove it [the report], you'll have to withdraw it and apologise to the nation," Nahid said...

TIB denounces money-whitening opportunity

TIB denounces money-whitening opportunity

The Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) has voiced concern over the money whitening opportunity provided in the fiscal 2014-15 budget. In a statement today, TIB Executive Director Iftekharuzzaman said it has now become clear that the government’s policy-structure has been gripped by graft. He said despite the finance minister’s and the MPs’ open stand against the unethical provision, the scope of legalising black money continues, which is “embarrassing and frustrating for us.” “The scope of whitening black money is against the Article 20(2) of the country’s constitution and also contrary to the government’s commitment to bring the...

ACC welcomed to probe TIB operation

ACC welcomed to probe TIB operation

A day after a commissioner of the country's anti-graft watchdog questioned the transparency of Transparency International Bangladesh, a TIB top official today welcomed any move to probe the Bangladesh chapter of the international corruption monitor. "If the ACC wants to unmask any of our activities, they can start probing today. Even they can file cases," said Dr Iftekharuzzaman, executive director of TIB. "But I would like to tell them to think twice if they do it with an intention to harass us," he added. He was addressing a seminar at a hotel in the capital this...

Get rid of money-whitening scope: TIB

Get rid of money-whitening scope: TIB

Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) today called upon the government not to have scope for whitening money in the upcoming budget, terming such privilege unconstitutional, unethical and discriminatory. It also urged the government to ensure more transparency and openness in budgetary allocations, including that of the defence, and create space for greater discussion in and...

Local govt bodies bribe ministry officials to get allocation: TIB

Local govt bodies bribe ministry officials to get allocation: TIB

Local government institutions pay bribes up to 10 percent of an allocated fund to ministry officials to get projects and special allocations, a TIB study finds. Besides, they give bribes and gifts to audit officials in exchange for writing “proper audit reports”, said the study released yesterday by Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB). “For example, through...

RANA PLAZA DISASTER

31pc initiatives implemented: TIB

31pc initiatives implemented: TIB

Thirty-one percent initiatives undertaken following the Rana Plaza disaster has been implemented over last one year while another 60 percent have some level of progress, Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) said today. The rest nine percent that covers areas like setting up of a separate ministry for the sector, raising compensation significantly, stopping random sacking...

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