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Why ombudsman not appointed?
HC orders govt to explain; serves another rule on EC over particulars about candidates
The High Court (HC) yesterday served separate rules on the government and the Election Commission (EC) over the appointment of an ombudsman and particulars about election candidates.
Border tension flares as BSF kills 2 more
Takes away the bodies; India denies troops build-up along Akhaura border
Only three days into striking an accord to exercise maximum restraint at border, Indian Border Security Force (BSF) without any reported provocation yesterday shot down two Bangladeshi citizens on the
Small Pvt Power Plants
Cabinet body okays bid-free policy
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs yesterday approved a revised policy on small private power plants of 10 to 50 megawatts contracts for which can be awarded without any bidding.
Attacks on Ahmadiyyas
US envoy to report soon to State Dept
US Ambassador in Dhaka Harry K Thomas on Friday said he will soon inform the US State Department of the recent spate of attacks on Ahmadiyyas in Bangladesh.
Govt eyes $1b a year from Tata projects
Site selection to be finalised on assurance of gas, coal supply
Bangladesh could earn $1billion a year from Tata's proposed fertiliser, steel and power projects, according to the state minister for energy and mineral resources.
2 outlaws killed in 'crossfire'
Two cadres of the outlawed Gono Mukti Fouz (GMF) were killed in separate incidents of "crossfire" between police and their accomplices in the district early yesterday.
Rab to go hi-tech to tackle crime
Anti-crime agency Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) is getting equipped with a hi-tech communication network and other digital facilities to crack down on the hard-core criminals who nowadays also use various
Kashmir Row
India reaffirms peace pledge
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh reaffirmed India's commitment yesterday to finding a peaceful solution to a decades-old dispute with Pakistan over the divided territory of Kashmir.
Ctg Ammo Haul
Charges framed against 43
A court yesterday framed charges against 43 accused in the sensational Chittagong ammo haul case.
Chittagong Metropolitan Sessions Court framed the charges under the Arms Act.

Pvt Members' Bills
JS body to set deadline for speaker's nod
The parliamentary standing committee on private members' bills and resolutions at a meeting decided yesterday to give the speaker a deadline to allow private members to place in the House the bills that
India ready for Saarc summit in Dhaka
Says Natwar Singh
Indian External Affairs Minister Natwar Singh yesterday said Delhi is keen to see the Saarc Summit take place in Dhaka soon.

Candlelight displeasure...

KfW withdraws pledged 20.4m euro for RPCL power plant
Having failed to persuade the authorities concerned to accept a condition, a German-based donor agency, KfW, has withdrawn its promised 20.4 million euro from Mymensingh Power Plant.
Commotion over dy secy promotion
The promotion of 327 government officials to the rank of deputy secretary has caused a commotion in the administration.
Passport 'Doctoring’
JS secretariat sits on Jamaat MP's plea for new passport
The Parliament Secretariat is yet to take any step to resolve the allegation of tampering with the passport of a ruling Jamaat-e-Islami lawmaker who was refused visa by the Danish embassy in Dhaka last
Terrorist Reference
Sony to revise games as Dhaka threatens legal action
The Sony company, which in one of its games depicted Bangladesh as a terrorist state, has decided to remove the reference after Dhaka threatened legal action, according to the latest news on its website.
Miladunnabi observed
Thousands of devotees marched through city streets in jachne juluch processions, while various organisations held milad-mahfil as Eid-e-Miladunnabi, a holy occasion marking the birth and deathof
Lack of Interconnectivity
Teletalk users face isolation
Teletalk subscribers are suddenly facing a virtual call restriction by all private mobile operators due to a lack of adequate interconnectivity.
Savar Collapse Victims
Rallies, human chains for just compensation
BGMEA in touch with factory owners
A chorus of workers rights organisations staged a series of protests yesterday, condemning the owners of Spectrum Sweaters Industries Ltd.
5 nabbed with dead chickens
Police on Friday arrested five people including a woman with 80 dead chickens from Sutrapur in Old Dhaka.
Tarique Rahman cleared of graft charge
A Dhaka court yesterday cleared Tarique Rahman, ruling BNP's senior joint secretary general and managing director of M/s Unitex Apparel Ltd, and five others of charges in yet another graft case.
US top brass cleared over Iraq abuse
Lt. Gen.
Child's Bail Denial
HC grills Ctg magistrate
The High Court (HC) yesterday grilled a magistrate of Chittagong for refusing bail to a mother and her baby accused in a theft and ransacking case.

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