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  • Students observe a candlelight vigil at the TSC roundabout on the Dhaka University campus on Thursday. The ActionAid Bangladesh organised the programme, marking International Women’s Day.— Indrajit Ghosh

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Local printers hold demo against NCTB int’l tender

Local textbook printers on Thursday observed a token hunger strike in front of the National Curriculum and Textbook Board office in the capital, demanding cancellation of international tender for printing textbooks. Full story

Russia offers support for socioeconomic dev

The Russian Federation has expressed its keen interest to increase its cooperation and support for development in Bangladesh’s socioeconomic and cultural sectors. This was conveyed by the newly appointed ambassador of Russia... Full story

ACL to distribute tablet PCs to poor today

Amadeyr Cloud Limited, a private organisation, will hand over 100 tablet PCs to poor households at a Gazipur village today. The PCs will be given to a hundred families of village Nizmawna as part of its work on the theme ‘technology for development’. Full story

Probe on against 10 to 12 new war crimes suspects

The state minister for law, Quamrul Islam, has said investigation has been continuing against 10 to 12 new war crimes suspects including Chowdhury Moinuddin, Abul Kalam Azad and Ashrafuzzaman. Full story

6 BNP, Jamaat men held

The police arrested six activists of the BNP and the Jamaat in Bhurungamari upazila early Thursday. The arrested were Bhurungamari upazila unit Jamaat amir M Azizul Haque, member of Bhurungamari upazila unit BNP Shikder Ali... Full story

Dhaka fully committed to int’l peace, security: PM

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, has said Bangladesh is fully committed to the cause of international peace and security and participated first in the UN Iran-Iraq Military Observer Group in 1988. Since then, it has regularly participated... Full story

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Int’l Women’s Day observed

Students observe a candlelight vigil at the TSC roundabout on the Dhaka University campus on Thursday. The ActionAid Bangladesh organised the programme, marking International Women’s Day.— Indrajit Ghosh
International Women’s Day was observed in Bangladesh as elsewhere across the globe on Thursday with a fresh vow to ensure empowerment of rural women to end hunger and poverty. A number of local women rights groups... Full story

College girl found dead in Kurigram

The police recovered the body of a college girl from a house at village Dalalipara in Kurigram Sadar upazila on Thursday. The deceased was identified as Rima Roy, 17, daughter of Uttam Kumar of village Chandipur at Parbatipur in Dinajpur. Full story

BIPSOT to receive $5m from US: Mozena

The US ambassador in Dhaka, Dan Mozena, on Thursday announced that the Bangladesh Institute of Peace Support Operation Training would receive about $5 million from the US government for 2012. Mozena announced it at BIPSOT in Gazipur... Full story

Attack on Lokman murder accused in Narsingdi court

At least eight people, including five accused in the former Narsingdi mayor Lokman Hossain murder case, were injured in an attack on Thursday on the Chief Judicial Magistrate Court premises in Narsingdi. The attack was made reportedly... Full story

Japanese food donation for 325,000 people

Japan Thursday handed over a food donation to the people of Bangladesh that will help 325,000 vulnerable Bangladeshis to be better prepared to deal with the impact of natural disasters and climate change. This is a part of Japan’s overall... Full story

Hospitals, fire stations to be made tremor resistant: Razzaque

The disaster management minister, Abdur Razzaque, has said the government will make important service installations like hospitals and fire stations tremor resistant to ensure efficient rescue operations after any earthquake in the country. Full story

AL leader’s bid to evict marginal farmer

At least eight people were wounded in Noakhali on Thursday when a local Awami League leader reportedly attacked to evict a poor farmer from the khas land he said he had been living for over forty years.The incident occurred at village Purba Char Shullukia... Full story

Hamid is new BTV boss

Noted theatre personality M Hamid has been appointed the director general of Bangladesh Television. A public administration ministry media release on Thursday said he had been appointed on contract for a one-year term. Full story

WVA elects new body

Fouzia Haque and Anamika Haque Lily were elected president and general secretary respectively of the Women’s Voluntary Association, said a press release. Mustary Quasem, Fatema Mazid and Nazma Haque were elected... Full story

IU students block highway, vandalise bus

Students of Islamic University in Kushtia on Thursday blocked the Kushtia-Khulna Highway and vandalised a university bus, demanding immediate rescue of two IU students, who were abducted from Savar in Dhaka on February 4. Full story


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