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Diplomat murdered in city

The Saudi ambassador, Abdullah Al Bussairy, on Tuesday visits the place at Gulshan of Dhaka where a Saudi embassy official was shot dead in the early hours of the day. — New Age photo
A Saudi diplomat died at United Hospital early Tuesday after being shot at by unknown assailants near his residence in the city’s Gulshan. Gulshan police found Khalaf bin Mohammed Salem al-Ali, head of citizen affairs at Saudi embassy in Dhaka, lying in an unconscious state a few yards from his residence at about... Full story

Even foreigners are not safe: Khaleda

In the wake of the killing of a Saudi embassy staff, the BNP chairperson, Khaleda Zia, has said the government has failed to ensure the security of people both inside and outside their homes. ‘Even foreigners are not safe these days,’ she said referring to the murder of the Saudi embassy staff in the capital on Monday night. Full story

JP won’t join 14-party rally on Mar 14: Ershad

The Jatiya Party chairman, HM Ershad, has said his party will not join the ruling Awami League-led 14-party alliance’s rally in the capital scheduled for March 14. ‘The Jatiya Party won’t join the March 14 rally convened by the 14-party alliance in the capital,’ he told reporters during his visit to the River Feni on Tuesday. Full story

HC asks BOU to sue 17 teachers

The High Court on Tuesday asked Bangladesh Open University authorities to sue, in 24 hours, 17 teachers, three of them of Dhaka University for mentioning in two BOU textbooks that Ziaur Rahman proclaimed independence of the country. Full story

Nat’l Health Policy placed in JS

The National Health Policy 2011 was placed in parliament on Tuesday three years into the government’s tenure and nine months after the cabinet approval. In a major development, the policy suggested introducing two-year internship for doctors, with a year at a rural facility, in phases with the availability of funds. Full story

Historic March 7 today

The Awami League, its front organisations and different political and socio-cultural organisations will observe the historic March 7 today to commemorate the 41st anniversary of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s epoch-making address to the nation on this day in 1971, ahead of the country’s independence war. Full story

Int’l companies question BB tender for minting coins

International mints bidding for a re-tender the Bangladesh Bank floated for supply of 50 crore pieces of Tk 1 coins and the same number of pieces of Tk 2 coins have alleged technical flaws in the bidding documents. In a letter sent on February 20 to the finance ministry, mints from Slovakia, France, Germany... Full story

Mujib’s Mar 7 speech was framework of independence: Mahbub

Political critics and senior opposition leaders described Sheikh Mujib’s March 7 address a very ‘matured statement’ with some of them calling it the ‘framework’ of independence 41 years ago. ‘It was a crucial statement at a crucial moment of the nation . . . He (Bangabandhu) had given the framework ... Full story

CNG distribution to be suspended from 3pm-9pm from Bhairab bridge to Mainamati Cantt

The CNG filling stations from Bhairab bridge to Mainamati Cantonment in Comilla via Kanchpur bridge will keep CNG distribution suspended from 3pm to 9pm with effect from today for next two months. The move was taken to augment gas supply to power plants in the area, officials said. Full story

ICT allows Ghulam Azam to get homemade food

The prosecution on Tuesday pleaded for indicting detained former Jamaat amir Ghulam Azam on 62 charges of war crimes. Completing its arguments before the International Crimes Tribunal the prosecution pleaded for Azam’s indictment on charges of crimes against peace, crimes against humanity, genocide, incitement and complicity. Full story

Economic hardship could raise political instability in Bangladesh : S&P

The US-based rating agency Standard and Poor’s on Tuesday warned that popular discontent could raise political instability in Bangladesh, especially ahead of the general election in 2014, if economic hardship intensifies. Full story

Inu hurls brickbats at govt

Hasanul Huq Inu, the president of Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal, an ally of the Awami League-led government, hurled brickbats at the government for its failures in the past three years. Taking part in the general discussion on the president’s address in... Full story

Govt mulls separate PSC, pay commission for teachers: PM

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, has said the government is contemplating separate pay commission and public service commission for the teachers to ensure their welfare. Full story

15,000 expected to attend DU convocation

Dhaka University authorities have expressed their concerns over security measures and accommodation for the 46th convocation scheduled for March 31 in the university playground anticipating a large attendance. Full story

UN moved for faster probe into Sagar-Runi killing

Journalists and Bangladeshi expatriates in Bonn, Germany, on Tuesday sought the United Nations’ intervention for a faster investigation into the killing of journalist couple Sagar Sarwar and Meherun Runi. Full story

US papers decline despite online growth: report

US newspapers are losing seven dollars in print advertising for every dollar they gain online, but some firms have been more successful than others in shifting to a new business model, a study found. Full story

UP chairman batters, sends wife to hospital for no son

A primary schoolteacher in Lalmanirhat has been admitted to the local upazila health complex after her husband, a union council chairman, seriously injured her for not bearing any boy child. Full story

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