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  • Foreign citizens, who will be honoured on Tuesday for their contribution to the 1971 independence war, place wreaths at Shikha Chirantan in Suhrawardy Udyan in Dhaka on Sunday. — Sanaul Haque

  • The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, poses with the recipients of Independence Award 2012 in Osmani Memorial Hall auditorium in the capital city on Sunday. — New Age photo

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Independence Day today

The 42nd Independence and National Day will be celebrated today with a fresh vow to institutionalise democracy and complete the trial of crimes against humanity committed during the war for independence in 1971. Full story

Income inequality unchanged

Bangladesh has remained a country with substantial income inequality with all its manifestations even 41years after independence due to wrong policies pursued by successive governments, economists said. Full story

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Bangladesh honours foreign friends tomorrow

Foreign citizens, who will be honoured on Tuesday for their contribution to the 1971 independence war, place wreaths at Shikha Chirantan in Suhrawardy Udyan in Dhaka on Sunday. — Sanaul Haque
Bangladesh is all set to accord a reception to at least 75 foreign citizens and institutions for their contributions to the country’s war of independence in 1971 in a programme at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre tomorrow. Full story

BNP calls off March 29 strike

The opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party-led alliance on Sunday called off its nationwide general strike scheduled for March 29 as a religious festival of the Hindu community falls on the day. Full story

Criminal excesses overshadow RAB success

Any successes that the Rapid Action Battalion might have achieved in its eight years of existence have been wholly overshadowed by the hundreds of extra-judicial killings that it has carried out and the suspicion... Full story

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PM hands over Independence Award to 10 personalities

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, poses with the recipients of Independence Award 2012 in Osmani Memorial Hall auditorium in the capital city on Sunday. — New Age photo
The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, has said the trial of the war criminals would be completed on the soil of Bangladesh to free the nation from the stigma. ‘Those who were engaged in killing, torture, arson and rape during the liberation... Full story

Joan Baez, many others left out

Many including US singer Joan Baez and a number of others who performed in the famous Concert for Bangladesh organised to raise international awareness and fund relief efforts for Bangladesh’s war of independence... Full story

KL to legalise 2.75 lakh illegal Bangladeshi migrants

The expatriates’ welfare and overseas employment minister, Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain, Saturday said the Malaysian government had taken steps to legalise about 2.75 lakh illegal Bangladeshi migrant workers in Malaysia. Full story

ICT-2 asks for Abul Kalam Azad probe report

The newly constituted International Crimes Tribunal-2 on Sunday started work by asking the investigation agency to report in a week on the progress of investigation against war crimes suspect Moulana Abul Kalam Azad also known as Bachchu. Full story

Malaysia nods Padma bridge investment

The Malaysian cabinet has approved the Padma bridge investment proposal, says the Malaysian high commissioner in Dhaka, Jamaluddin Sabeh. ‘The proposal has been approved by the Malaysian cabinet and after approval... Full story

ICT could try 195 Pak army officers, not Ghulam Azam: defence

Detained former Jamaat amir Ghulam Azam’s chief defence counsel on Sunday submitted that the un-amended law under which the International Crimes Tribunal was constituted had the responsibility to try 195 Pakistan... Full story

Apparel, textile entrepreneurs likely to decline govt request

Apparel and textile entrepreneurs are likely to decline the government ‘request’ for keeping their industries shut for 12 hours beginning 6:00pm every day for a month and a half as the suspension of production would hit the sector hard. Full story

Pakistan Taliban warning over NATO supply route

The Pakistani Taliban on Sunday threatened to attack lawmakers if they voted in support of resuming supplies for NATO troops in Afghanistan, a spokesman said. Full story

Man kills younger brother

A young man stabbed to death his younger brother after an altercation in their their house at Pallabi in Dhaka on Saturday. The victim, Mohammad Mamun, 18, who worked with a buying house, , was sent to Adhunik Hospital... Full story

Pakistan Taliban warning over NATO supply route

The Pakistani Taliban on Sunday threatened to attack lawmakers if they voted in support of resuming supplies for NATO troops in Afghanistan, a spokesman said. Full story

No US soldiers to face charges

The US military has decided that no service members will face disciplinary charges for a NATO airstrike in November that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers, The New York Times reported late Saturday. Full story


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