Court issues arrest warrants for 28 opposition members
June 08 2015 12:51 AM

A Dhaka court has issued arrest warrants for 28 opposition activists in Bangladesh, including a top leader, in a case filed in connection with a bomb attack on a bus in January during an anti-government protest.
Judge Kamrul Hossain Mollah of Metropolitan Sessions Judge Court issued the arrest warrants yesterdau against Rafiqul Islam Miah, Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) standing committee member, and 27 others after accepting the charges levelled against 42 opposition leaders and activists in the case, Xinhua reported.
According to the case statement, the accused instigated their party followers for the bomb attack on January 28 in Dhaka during a demonstration against Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s government.
Fourteen BNP men, including leaders Rizvi Ahmed and Mosaddek Ali Falu, are currently behind bars in connection with the same case.
Maggi noodles
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Bangladesh’s food testing authority has found no ingredients above harmful levels in five brands of noodles, including Nestle’s Maggi.
“We have tested noodles of five companies including Maggi,” Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institute’s (BSTI) certification wing director, Kamal Prasad Das, said yesterday.
“We did not find any ingredients in them above harmful levels.”
The other four brands tested are New Zealand Dairy’s ‘Doodles’, Kallol Thai Food’s ‘Mama’, Ifad Multi Product’s ‘Ifad Eggy’ and ‘Mister’ marketed by Pran Group, reported.
BSTI assistant director Golam Baqui had earlier said the products were tested “regularly” in Bangladesh, but this test was initiated after “dangerous levels of lead” were found in instant noodles manufactured by Nestle in India.
Many Indian states have stopped marketing of Maggi and subjected them to fresh tests after allegations that they contained dangerous levels of lead and flavour enhancer monosodium glutamate (MSG).
Food safety inspectors in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh sued Nestle on Monday.
At the end of April, the state’s Food and Drug Administration recalled 200,000 packs of noodles, after a spot check pointed to higher than normal levels of MSG and of lead 17 times above the permissible limit.
Food Safety Standards Authority of India has taken up the case and said they have ordered collection of samples from all over the country for more testing.

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