Vol. 5 Num 838 Wed. October 04, 2006  
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Ukil Abdus Sattar made new power minister

Prime Minister Khaleda Zia yesterday assigned the Power Division to Ukil Abdus Sattar Bhuiyan -- who is also the State Minister for Land.

The decision came four days after the removal of his predecessor from the hot seat.

"He will concurrently perform the responsibilities of state minister for Land Ministry and the Power Division," said an official announcement.

Earlier, State Minister for Power Anwarul Kabir Talukder was "relived of his responsibilities" amid severe power crisis and violent agitation for power all over the country, particularly in the capital.

Kabir was given the stewardship of power ministry only three months back after his predecessor, Iqbal Hassan Mahmood, was removed following mass demonstrations at different places including Kansat in Chapainawabganj and at Demra in the capital.