It’s time to move forward foiling conspiracies: FM ***Befitting reply if Teesta long march obstructed: BNP ***Biman plans to expand fleet, wings***BNP on back foot, movement unlikely before Sept***Deadlock over Shikalbaha 225 MW power plant project goes***Businessman Siddique taken to N’ganj SP office***Nobel laureate Garcia Marquez dies***Abductors set Siddique free***Rajshahi road crash kills 2***2 killed in Gazipur road crash

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Saturday, 19 Apr 2014

Bangladesh



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Kushtia, Apr 18 (UNB) – Observing that the government will not spare Hefajat chief Allama Ahmed Shafi for praising it and Awami League, Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu on Friday said he must apologise for his anti-women remarks.   “Hefajat ameer Allama Ahmed Shafi wont’ be spared. He must openly render apology for comparing women with tamarind and delivering sermons that girls should stop going to schools after Class-IV,” Inu said.   He was replying to a question at a mass discussion at the Kushtia Municipality Auditorium.   Abdus Salam, assistant headmaster of Bahadurpur Secondary School at Bheramara, raised the question saying whether the praises of

Stalkers kill college student in Jessore

April 18th, 2014 11:56:34 pm
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Jessore, Apr 18 (UNB) – A student of Jessore Government City College here was knifed to death by stalkers for protesting eve-teasing on the college compound on Friday evening.   The victim was identified as Nurul Islam, 18, son of Afzal Hossain of Collegepara in Sadar upazila.   Police and locals said two youths knifed Nurul Islam as he protested the harassment of some girls by the duo at a ‘Barshabaran’ programme at the Shaheed Minar of the college around 9:30pm.   Nurul Islam was taken to General Hospital where doctors declared him dead.
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Dhaka, Apr 18 (UNB) – Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali on Friday said the country needs to be taken forward foiling all the conspiracies to continue the ongoing progress overcoming the post- and pre-election challenges.   Referring to comments some foreign friends in the western world made on Bangladesh during post- and pre-election situation, the Foreign Minister expressed his satisfaction saying ‘Now they’ve softened their voices.’   “The country has overcome the adverse situation and is marching ahead,” he said while addressing as the chief at a function at the Foreign Ministry marking the historic flag hoisting at Bangladesh Mission in Kolkata.   On this day

Siddique freed but mystery remains unresolved

April 18th, 2014 09:51:26 pm
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Dhaka, Apr 18 (UNB) – Businessman Abu Bakar Siddique, husband of green activist Syeda Rizwana Hasan, was freed by the abductors 35 hours after his abduction but neither the abductors could be traced nor the motive behind his abduction could be debunked till Friday.   “I’m not sure why I was abducted. Money might be the reason behind it,” Siddique said while making his deposition at a court in Narayanganj over his abduction.   Meanwhile, Chief Executive of Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers’ Association (Bela) Syeda Rizwana Hasan in the afternoon sought security for her family as they suffer from a sense of insecurity though her
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Chuadanga, Apr 18 (UNB) – Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque on Friday said the government will erect a memorial to anti-liberation forces of 1971 so that people can vent their hatred on them.   “The construction of memorials to only the martyrs to preserve their memories will not be enough. The government will build a monument to those who opposed the Liberation War in 1971 so that people can express their disapproval by throwing brickbats and spitting at least for a day in a year,” he said.   The minister said this at a ceremony to hand over the keys of newly
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