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EVM only if major parties agree, says EC Shah Newaz

Election commissioner Mohammad Shah Newaz said on Monday that the commission would use the controversial Electronic Voting Machines in the next parliamentary polls only if the major political parties reached a consensus over the matter. Full story

Proposed water law would commercialise water

Workers’ Party president, Rashed Khan Menon, MP, a partner of the Awami League-led ruling coalition, said on Monday that the proposed water law would commercialise and privatise water. Full story

BNP to stage demos across country tomorrow

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party will stage demonstrations across the country tomorrow in protest against the charge framing against the BNP senior vice-chairman, Tarique Rahman, in connection... Full story

Shahjalal Airport to be fuelling hub of foreign airlines: officials

Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport awaits a final government approval to become a refuelling hub of the South Asia region for foreign airlines using the Bangladesh skylines, officials said. Full story

AL-led alliance takes March 28 rally in Ctg as a challenge

Leaders of the Awami League in Chittagong are considering the grand rally, scheduled for March 28 at Railway Polo-ground, as a challenge to demonstrate their party strength through assembling more people than... Full story

AL leader sues OC for rape bid

A woman leader of the Awami League Savar unit sued some police personnel on Monday charging them with attempt to rape her. The Ashulia police station officer-in-charge, Mostafa Kamal, sub-inspector ‘Ilias’ and some unidentified... Full story

President for exchanging training for air force officers of Bangladesh, India

The president, Zillur Rahman, has emphasised on exchange of training facilities for air forces officers of Bangladesh and India. The president made the remarks when the chief of air staff of India, Air Chief... Full story

Dipu Moni to meet Saudi FM Mar 21 in Riyadh

The foreign minister, Dipu Moni, goes to Saudi Arabia to hold talks with the Saudi foreign minister, Prince Saud Al-Faisal, on March 21 in Riyadh. Her visit takes place on the heels... Full story

Woman beaten to death by husband

A housewife was beaten to death allegedly by her husband at Chakram Kanu village in sadar upazila of Nagaon on Sunday night. The deceased was Julekha Bibi, 45, wife of Delwar... Full story

Chinese co set for Ctg gas exploration

The state-run exploration agency Bapex has finalised a draft agreement to explore gas at block 22 in joint venture with a Chinese corporation. The draft, which now awaits approval by the Bapex directors, Petrobangla and... Full story

Cabinet okays gazette notification

The cabinet on Monday approved a proposal for issuing a gazette notification on the country’s maritime boundary with Myanmar in keeping with a verdict of the United Nations-backed International Tribunal for Law of the Seas. Full story

India has to behave with civility by halting repression on border: Sircar

Former speaker Jamiruddin Sircar has said in parliament that India which claims itself as a civilized nation should show its civility by stopping repression on Bangladeshis in the frontier. Full story

More investment in education stressed

Educationists from home and abroad on Monday stressed the need for more investment in the education sector to bring all children to the schools. They lamented that budget for military has been on the rise... Full story

General polls under CG essential: BJP chief

The opposition Bangladesh Jatiya Party chief, Andalib Rahman Partho, has said in parliament that general elections under caretaker government is a sine qua non as the two major political parties in the country have no mutual trust and respect. Full story

President urges JSC to hold fair, neutral exams

The president, Zillur Rahman, has urged Judicial Service Commission to fill the vacant posts in the service by holding free, fair, neutral and transparent examinations. Full story

Urs held at Azimpur Dayera Shariff

The 180th urs of Alhaj Hazrat Shah Sufi Syed Laketullah (R), 3rd gadinishin of Azimpur Dayera Shariff Khankah in Dhaka, was held on Monday. The programme included Qur’an Khani after the... Full story

Regulator to decide ETV fate next week

The telecom regulator will decide the fate of Ekushey Television next week as it received reply of a notice terming the private station’s broadcast illegal. ‘A decision in this regard will be taken at... Full story

Food security important for social, political stability: Razzaque

The food and disaster management minister, Abdur Razzaque, on Monday stressed the need for ensuring food security to establish socio-political stability in the country. Full story

50 trees felled by AL men in Lalmonirhat

About 50 big roadside trees were felled in broad daylight allegedly by a group of ruling party men at village Durakuti in Lalmonirhat sadar upazila. The Lalmonirhat district council, however, on Sunday ordered to stop the... Full story

Bhairab people suffer for power outages

Electricity crisis has intensified further in Bhairab and Kuliarchar upazilas as two units out of 7 in the Ashuganj Power Plant have been closed hampering production at factories and the Boro paddy fields. Full story

Formalin-treated shrimp seized

At least 10 kilogrammes of formalin-treated shrimp was seized in Magura Sunday night. Magura police said that a police team raided the house of fish trader Liton Biswas of Bepari para area of the town and recovered... Full story


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