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Decline in demand reduces rice OMS in capital

The number of open market sales outlets for rice in the capital reduced to 88 on Sunday from about 250 about three months ago because of a decline in demand caused by the falling rice prices on the market. Full story

Courtroom for new tribunal in a week, says Quamrul

The state minister for law, Quamrul Islam, echoed his superior when he said on Sunday that another war crime tribunal would become functional by this month. Full story

Burn units to be set up in all hospitals: minister

The health minister, AFM Ruhal Haque, has said the process to set up burn units in all hospitals of the country is under way. He said this while addressing the 2nd international conference on ‘Proper Training for Better Burn Care’ organised by Bangladesh Full story

Suspected BSF spy held in Sherpur

A suspected spy of the Border Security Force of India was held at Madhutila Ecopark in Nalitabari frontier upazila of Sherpur on Sunday. BGB members held Dilip Kedar along with a 9 mm pistol at about 10:30am. Full story

Left parties oppose US troops presence

Left leaning political parties on Sunday held separate demonstrations in the city in protest against the presence of American troops in Bangladesh. They asked the government to tell the US to pull out its troops immediately. Full story

Transport worker killed in road accident

A transport worker was killed in a road accident at Datterhat in Noakhali municipality on Saturday night. Deceased Nasir, 20, was an assistant of a driver of Al-Amin Paribahan. Full story

Municipal reps demand more admin power

Barisal mayors and councillors demanded on Sunday more administrative power in their jurisdiction areas. They also demanded increase in their salaries and benefits. Full story

Girl commits ‘suicide’ in Lalmonirhat

A college girl reportedly committed suicide taking insecticide at her home at Aditmari in Lalmonirhat Sadar upazila Sunday noon. The police recovered the body and sent it to Lalmonirhat Sadar Hospital morgue for post-mortem examination. Full story

11th EWU Convocation tomorrow

The 11th convocation of East West University will be held tomorrow on its premises at Rampura in the capital. The president, Zillur Rahman, was expected to attend the convocation as the chief guest while the agriculture minister, Matia Chowdhury, would be present as the special guest, a press release said. Full story

Int’l bodies complicating CHT situation: Gowher Rizvi

Prime minister’s international affairs adviser Gowher Rizvi on Sunday said many international organisations working in the Chittagong Hill Tracts were complicating the situation in the region. ‘The CHT problem is our internal issue. We’ve to focus on implementing the... Full story

BARC Bill, 2012 passed

The Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council Bill, 2012 was passed in the house Sunday. The agriculture minister, Matia Chowdhury, proposed for passage of the bill in the house in an amended form where some lawmakers took part in the discussion on it. Full story

Loan deal with Japan on metro-rail this month

The communications ministry has made all preparations to ink a loan agreement with Japan in the last week of this month for constructing much-talked-about ground ‘metro rail’ to ease the capital’s gridlock. ‘We have made all preparations. We are 100 per cent hopeful of signing the Full story

Barapukuria coal output set to double

Miners will adopt a new method from March 16 to double coal production from the second slice of the mine at Barapukuria in Dinajpur. Mohammad Kamruzzaman, managing director of the Barapukuria Coal Full story

Asia Region Women Police Confce begins Mar 7

The two-day 1st Asia Region Women Police Conference-2012 will begin at Ruposhi Bangla Hotel in Dhaka on March 7. The home minister, Sahara Khatun, will inaugurate the conference. Jointly organised by the Bangladesh Police and the Police Reform Programme Full story

CPB to hold congress in October

Communist Party of Bangladesh announced on Sunday that it would hold its 10th congress in Dhaka from October 11 to 13. It took the decision at a meeting of its central committee held its central office, said a CPB press release. Full story

Results of 7th NTRCA Teachers’ Registration exam published

The results of the 7th teachers’ registration examination of Non-government Teachers’ Registration and Certification Authority were published on Sunday, showing an average 22.44 pass percentage. Full story

AL to hold grand rally at Ctg on March 28

The ruling Bangladesh Awami League announced to hold a grand rally at the Railway Polo Ground in the city on March 28 which the party president, prime minister Sheikh Hasina, will address as chief guest. The Chittagong city, district (south) and district (north) unit leaders of the party Full story

Narsingdi College student found dead

The police recovered the slaughtered body of a college student in a banana field at Narsingdi sadar upazila on Sunday. The victim Sujan Miah, son of Rawshan Ali and resident of village North Shilmandi, was an HSC student at Narsingdi Government College. Full story

HC orders inquiry into temple damage

The High Court on Sunday directed the law secretary to form a committee with a person not below the rank of a deputy secretary of his ministry, to investigate the damage of two century-old Hindu temples at Palita of Rajoir upazila in Madaripur. Full story

Couple held for killing young man

The police on Sunday arrested a couple for their alleged involvement in killing a young man at Kaliganj in Jhenaidah. The police said Sahidul Islam, 20, son of Hossain Ali, a resident of village Krisnapur, went out of his house on March 1 responding to the phone call by the Full story

Protests against river interlinking, Tipai Dam in Washington today

Bangladeshis expatriates in the United States will stage demonstrations in front of World Bank head office, IMF, Indian embassy, US state department offices in Washington DC today between 1:00pm and 5:00pm. Full story

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