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  • The BNP chairperson, Khaleda Zia after a press briefing in her office at Gulshan in Dhaka on Tuesday, consoles the daughter of M Elias Ali. — New Age photo

  • Left, a bus is set on fire at Zurain and, right, pickets pelt CNG-run auto-rickshaws with stones at Mohakhali in Dhaka during the countrywide strike enforced by the BNP-led alliance on Tuesday. — New Age photo

  • Ministers welcome the prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, at Dhaka airport on Tuesday morning on her arrival from Qatar. — New Age photo

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Khaleda gives govt 4 days to ‘return’ Elias Ali

The BNP chairperson, Khaleda Zia after a press briefing in her office at Gulshan in Dhaka on Tuesday, consoles the daughter of M Elias Ali. — New Age photo
The Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson, Khaleda Zia, on Tuesday gave the government four days to ‘return’ Elias Ali to his family or face a fresh spate of action programme. Khaleda, also the leader of the opposition in parliament, said a fresh action programme would be... Full story

Sporadic clashes mark 3rd day’s shutdown

Left, a bus is set on fire at Zurain and, right, pickets pelt CNG-run auto-rickshaws with stones at Mohakhali in Dhaka during the countrywide strike enforced by the BNP-led alliance on Tuesday. — New Age photo
Sporadic violence marked the nationwide shutdown enforced by the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party-led alliance on Tuesday as pickets clashed with police, attacked and torched vehicles and hurled crude bombs disrupting life for the third consecutive day. Full story

Exploration for oil, gas brings little hope

Much trumpeted exploration for oil and gas by foreign companies as well as the state-run Petrobangla brought little hope to energy starved Bangladesh, experts said on Tuesday. Full story

Cancer treatment delayed for lack of equipment

Cancer patients need to wait long periods before they can get admitted to hospital because of severe shortage of radiotherapy machines. Yusuf, father of four-year-old Fahim who was admitted to National... Full story

Fresh autopsy ordered

A metropolitan court on Tuesday granted permission to Rapid Action Battalion to exhume the bodies of murdered journalist couple Sagar Sarwar and Meherun Runi for further autopsy. Full story

Muslims in Europe face discrimination: AI

European countries are discriminating against Muslims for demonstrating their faith, especially in the fields of education and employment, rights group Amnesty International said Tuesday. Full story

AL asks party men to resist BNP movement

Some senior leaders of the ruling Awami League on Tuesday directed the party activists to resist anarchy set off by opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party leaders in the name of movement and general strike. Full story

Cases filed against 8,000 people in Bishwanath

The police on Tuesday sued 8,000 leaders and activists of BNP and its allies for taking part in protests during Monday’s hartal at Bishwanath in Sylhet to press the demand for the production of abducted leader Elias... Full story

FBCCI urges parties to avoid hartal

The Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry on Tuesday urged the political parties to refrain from ‘destructive activities’ like frequently enforcing general strikes as such programmes... Full story

I am yet to examine Sohel Taj’s resignation: Speaker

The speaker, Abdul Hamid, on Tuesday said that he was yet to scrutinise the resignation letter of ruling Awami League lawmaker Tanjim Ahmed Sohel Taj. Full story

Petrobangla mulls open-pit method

The state-run Oil, Gas and Mineral Resources Corporation, Petrobangla, is likely to extract coal commercially by open-pit method from the northern chunk of the Barapukuria coal deposit, despite strong... Full story

Malaria infection high in 3 hill districts

Bangladesh celebrates World Malaria Day today in the backdrop of the incidence of malaria infection continuing to be high in the three hill districts though it dropped significantly in the plains of the country... Full story

Deep sea port needed to cater to regional countries: says CPA chairman

Chairman of Chittagong Port Authority (CPA) Rear Admiral Nizam Uddin Ahmed stressed the need for setting up a deep sea port to cater to the trading interests of the regional countries in cargo transporation. Full story

Govt to introduce automatic price adjustment of fuel oils : Muhith

Finance minister AMA Muhith on Tuesday said the government has decided to introduce automatic price adjustment of petroleum products in local market in line with a commitment to the International Monetary... Full story

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PM returns home from Qatar

Ministers welcome the prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, at Dhaka airport on Tuesday morning on her arrival from Qatar. — New Age photo
The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, returned home early Tuesday wrapping up a four-day official visit to Qatar. A Qatar Airlines flight carrying the prime minister and her entourage landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 5:25am. Full story

Girl student found dead

A young woman, who was carrying, was found dead in the house of her boyfriend at Banasree in Dhaka on Tuesday after she had allegedly committed suicide on Monday night as the boy refused to marry her. Full story

AL men clash with SSMCH students

At least 15 people, including students, were injured when Awami League activists had clashed with Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College students at Sher-e-Bangla Nagar in Dhaka on Tuesday. Full story


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