Home » Archives by category » News (Page 703)

A carriage of intercity train Ekota Express being hosted off the tracks near Matikata railway crossing in Gazipur yesterday after it lost an axle.Photo: STARStar Report Several hundred passengers suffered while rail communications over Dhaka-Gazipur route remained suspended for around eight hours yesterday after an intercity train broke down near Matikata railway crossing in Gazipur. […]

Continue reading …

ACC to keep under its control 1,028 acres of land, 50 flats of the group and its high-ups until disposal of 2 money laundering cases Sajjadur Rahman The Anti-Corruption Commission has confiscated Tk 550 crore properties of the controversial Destiny Group in connection with two money laundering cases. The properties include over 1,028 acres of […]

Continue reading …

She says govt wants to work closely with private sector Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina addresses an inaugural session of the two-day PPP Global Investors Forum at a hotel in the capital on Friday. Reassuring her government’s determination to provide all necessary cooperation to the Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) initiatives in the country, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on […]

Continue reading …

  The Anti-Corruption Commission’s enquiry team on graft allegation in Padma bridge project will submit its report next week after re-examining the whole thing afresh based on some information recently provided by the World Bank. The Padma bridge co-financiers are now waiting for the World Bank external panel’s opinion about the ACC investigation into the […]

Continue reading …

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday said the Jamaat-Shibir activists are now trying hard to disrupt the trial of the war criminals and launching planned attacks on the police personnel. “I believe, every member of the police forces will be able to foil this evil design (of Jamaat-Shibir) and establish the […]

Continue reading …

Dhaka, Dec 6 (bdnews24.com) — Over a year-and-a-half before the deadly blaze at the Tazreen Fashions Ltd roasted 111 alive, Walmart had vetoed the effort to have global retailers pay more for apparel to help Bangladeshi factories improve their electrical and fire safety, reports in international media suggest. It was in April 2011 when garment […]

Continue reading …

Communications Minister Obaidul Quader. Communications Minister Obaidul Quader on Thursday said construction of the Padma Bridge would start as soon as they get the fund. “I am looking forward to the finance minister for the money. Preparations to start the construction work have almost completed. The construction will start immediately after the finance minister provides […]

Continue reading …

The October 3, 2011 photo shows Jamaat-e-Islami leader Delawar Hossain Sayedee is being produced before the International Crimes Tribunal. The International Crimes Tribunal-1 will pronounce the verdict in the case against war crimes accused Jamaat leader Delawar Hossain Sayedee any day as the arguments in the case ended on Thursday. Sayedee, the detained nayeb-e-ameer of […]

Continue reading …

WB, ACC talk fails to reach consensus on action against Abul; anti-graft body to reinvestigate corruption allegation; expert team departs Gloom reappeared over the Padma bridge project as the World Bank team yesterday headed for the WB headquarters in Washington last night seemingly unhappy over the omission of ex-minister Syed Abul Hossain as a top […]

Continue reading …

Bangladesh ranked 13th from bottom in TI’s corruption index remains static ranking 13th from the bottom in terms of curbing corruption, according to Transparency International’s annual corruption perceptions index (CPI) released on Wednesday. In 2011, the country was also ranked 13th from the bottom. The country however slipped by 24 steps to 144th place out […]

Continue reading …

External panel appreciates open discussion with ACC; after the meeting the panel left for airport In this December 1 photo, a World Bank team arrives at Anti-Corruption Commission’s head office in the capital to hold a meeting on the anti-graft body’s progress in investigations into the Padma bridge project corruption. The meeting between the visiting […]

Continue reading …

The government is set to begin negotiation with donors to secure funding for the metro rail and Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) projects from the next week. Funding for construction of three new bridges will also be finalised by the end of this month. The bridges are: Kanchpur, Meghna and Meghna-Gumti. “Negotiation for Jica’s Tk 16,594 […]

Continue reading …