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  • Sector Commanders Forum leaders hold up the national flag at rally at Shikha Chirantan in Suhrawardy Udyan a minute after midnight past Sunday, where they demanded that March 25 should be recognised as ‘genocide day.’ — Sanaul Haque

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Violence at Ishwardi EPZ over demand for wage hike

A fierce clash between agitating workers of a knitting factory and police at Ishwardi EPZ on Sunday left more than 100 people, including 20 policemen, injured, police said. Full story

One robbery suspect lynched, 4 injured in Ctg

A man died at Sitakunda in Chittagong after the local people severely beat him and his four companions up in the small hours of Sunday, suspecting them as robbers. Full story

BNP mulls withdrawal of March 29 shutdown

The opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party is considering withdrawal or shifting of its nationwide general strike scheduled for March 29 as a religious festival of the Hindu community falls on the day. Full story

Two SIs closed for receiving GD of BNP

Two sub-inspectors of Savar police station were closed Saturday night on charge of accepting a general diary by former lawmaker of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party. Full story

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Nation demands recognition of March 25 as genocide day

Sector Commanders Forum leaders hold up the national flag at rally at Shikha Chirantan in Suhrawardy Udyan a minute after midnight past Sunday, where they demanded that March 25 should be recognised as  ‘genocide day.’  — Sanaul Haque
With the demand for recognition of March 25 as ‘genocide day,’ the nation on Sunday recalled in horror the fateful night past March 25, 1971 when the Pakistani military junta began... Full story

3 fishermen die in trawler capsize in Meghna

Three fishermen died and five others were injured as a fishing trawler capsized in the River Meghna at Charktoria in Kamalnagar upazila of Lakshmipur early Sunday. Full story

Bangalee youth held for ethnic minority girl rape in Khagrachari

An 11-year old girl of an ethnic minority community in Khagrachari was raped allegedly by two Bangalee youths on March 23. The Fatikchari police arrested Mohammad Saddam, one of the accused, after a case was filed by the family. Full story

ETV chairman, MD get bail in tax case

Ekushey Television chairman and managing director got bail in a case filed by a tax official for not submitting returns. The ETV chairman, Abdus Salam, and the managing director, Ashraful Alam, went to the Dhaka judge... Full story

Journalists vow to protect press freedom

Journalist leaders at an exchange of views in the city on Sunday expressed concern over ‘attempts’ to infringe on the press freedom and right to information and vowed to get united to protect their rights. Full story

Udichi to celebrate Satyen Sen’s 104th birth anniversary

Udichi Shilpigoshthi begins a 2-day celebration of 104th anniversary of birth of its founder, noted writer, journalist and communist activist Satyen Sen on March 28, the organizers said on Sunday. Full story

30 hurt as AL, BNP clash

At least 30 people were injured as the supporters of the Awami League and the BNP clashed at Konda Ghoshkanda in South Keraniganj thana on Sunday. Full story

Toukir sues sister for defamation

TV actor-director Toukir Ahmed on Sunday filed a defamation suit against his sister at a Dhaka court involving a money embezzlement and fraud case. The actor and his actress wife Bipasha Hayat filed the defamation suit claiming... Full story

Move to extend energy import worries experts

Energy experts and professionals have expressed concern over the government’s decision to extend its energy import. If the government, in future, solely depends on imported energy and does not use own resources, the country... Full story

Local printers to abstain from work tomorrow

Local textbook printers said on Sunday they would abstain from work tomorrow (Tuesday) demanding cancellation of government decision to print primary textbooks for 2013 academic year by foreign companies which, they say... Full story

Dhaka-Aricha Highway crashes kill four

Four people were killed and six others were injured in two traffic accidents on Dhaka-Aricha highway at Dhamrai upazila in Dhaka on Sunday. Police and witnesses said a human hauler, hit by a truck from the rear at Kalampur bus stand... Full story

Suspected trafficker held in Jamalpur

The railway police in Jamalpur arrested a young man on Saturday night and rescued a girl when they were going to Dewanganj by train from Dhaka on charge of trafficking the girl. Full story


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