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Stop human rights violation: Rights body tells Govt

Stop human rights violation: Rights body tells Govt

New York based body Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Tuesday requested the government to “immediately stop its serious and continued harassment” of trade union leaders, labor rights activists, and workers in the ready-made garment (RMG) industry.

2010-08-11 01:28:29
New environment act to be tabled in next JS session

New environment act to be tabled in next JS session

A new Environment Act and Environment Court Act to pave the way for tough punitive actions against polluters will be placed in the next session of the Parliament, State minister for environment and forest Dr. Hasan Mahmud said on Wednesday.

2010-08-11 01:24:06
Demo, blockade, hartal for power in different places

Demo, blockade, hartal for power in different places

Agitated people at places across the country Wednesday enforced hartal, blocked roads and highways and attacked local power offices to press for electricity supply, as outages reportedly disrupted normal life and business.

2010-08-11 01:20:14
American CenterÔÇÖs Ramadan office hours

American CenterÔÇÖs Ramadan office hours

Archer K. Blood American Center Library and the Educational Advising Center of the U.S. Embassy have announced fresh business hours for the month of Ramadan.

2010-08-11 01:06:36
Mobile court immobilized for ego of two ministers!

Mobile court immobilized for ego of two ministers!

The anti-adulteration cleansing drive backed up by mobile court to prevent product faking and control prices of essentials got a major blow as two cabinet ministers faced off out of “ego”, top officials of both the ministries said.

2010-08-11 00:47:57
Moon sighted: Ramadan fasting begins Thursday

Moon sighted: Ramadan fasting begins Thursday

Month-long daytime fasting and abstinence by Muslims begins Thursday as the Islamic month of Ramadan began with the sighting of moon on Wednesday evening.

2010-08-11 00:19:50
WB team due in Sept with technical support to ease power crisis

WB team due in Sept with technical support to ease power crisis

A World Bank team is arriving here next month for providing technical assistance in executing government’s high-priority agenda for tackling the endemic power crisis in the country.

2010-08-10 23:26:27
Transparency, participation, accountability prerequisite to budget reform--experts

Transparency, participation, accountability prerequisite to budget reform--experts

Speakers at a seminar Wednesday said transparency, participation and accountability are prerequisite to budget reform for strengthening the democratic process. 

2010-08-10 22:19:18
More time to submit Aug 21 grenade attack probe report: Next date Nov 22

More time to submit Aug 21 grenade attack probe report: Next date Nov 22

A Dhaka court Wednesday extended the time for submitting probe report on one of the two cases involving the August 21 grenade attack on an Awami League rally.

2010-08-10 22:00:33
Use own thoughts and ideas instead of following foreign prescription for forestation: Matia

Use own thoughts and ideas instead of following foreign prescription for forestation: Matia

Agriculture Minister Begum Matia Chowdhury urged the countrymen to use own thoughts and ideas instead of following foreign prescriptions in forestation, so to avert the harm done in the past.

2010-08-10 21:12:57
Poisonous gas kills two at Fatullah petroleum depot

Poisonous gas kills two at Fatullah petroleum depot

Two workers of Meghna Petroleum company died inhaling apparently toxic gas and two others fell sick while they were unloading petroleum products from an oil tanker at Panchaboti under Fatullah upazila on Tuesday night.

2010-08-10 20:50:37
Home Ministry to propose 5-day public holiday for Eid

Home Ministry to propose 5-day public holiday for Eid

The Home Ministry is going to propose a 5-day-long public holiday for Eid instead of the traditional 3-day closure, which is considered by many as too brief a break from the rut for vacationing and breathing fresh air at far-off native homes.

2010-08-10 20:26:07
Road crash kills 5, injures 40 in Narsingdi

Road crash kills 5, injures 40 in Narsingdi

Five people were killed and some 40 injured in a road accident at Jongishibpur area of the district Wednesday noon.

2010-08-10 18:24:16
OMS on: no rice, no rush

OMS on: no rice, no rush

The government-sponsored Open Market Sale (OMS) of rice at subsidized rate did not get expected response Tuesday, the first day of the food rationing, meant for a relief of the poor in the wake of market upturns.

2010-08-10 02:28:24
AIGP asks to open CID forensic lab in Ctg by October

AIGP asks to open CID forensic lab in Ctg by October

Additional Inspector General of Police Naba Bikram Kishore Tripura Tuesday asked the officials concerned to take necessary steps to open the forensic lab of the CID in the port city by October.

2010-08-10 02:25:05