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International Day of Persons with Disabilities observed

International Day of Persons with Disabilities was observed on Tuesday across the country. Different government and non-government organisations held different programmes to mark the 22nd International... Full story

Police intercept workers̢۪ march towards Khaleda̢۪s residence

A group of day labourers marched towards the residence of opposition leader Khaleda Zia̢۪s Gulshan residence on Tuesday to protest continuous blockades that affected their livelihood. Full story

One killed as vehicles in race on road

A race between two human haulers on road at Banasri in the capital claimed the life of pharmaceutical officer on Tuesday morning. The deceased Fazlur Rahman, 40, was a distribution officer of Incepta Pharmaceuticals. Full story

Strike of hard rock miners continues

Miners of Maddhapara Granite Mining Company Limited in Dinajpur continued indefinite strike for the eighth consecutive day on Tuesday to press for their 5-point demands.About 280 hard rock miners and workers went... Full story

Two officials withdrawn on EC̢۪s order

The government on Tuesday withdrew Dhaka divisional commissioner AN Shamsuddin Azad Chowhury and Khulna deputy commissioner Mesbah Uddin in compliance with an order from the Election Commission. Full story

Vehicle held with secret papers

Police have seized a microbus while it was trying to flee with a pile of documents containing maps of roads and bridges in Bangladesh from the high-security secretariat. Former finance ministry official Rustam Ali Hawlader... Full story

AL surprised by Ershad̢۪s decision to boycott polls

The ruling Awami League was surprised by the decision of Jatiya Party chairman HM Ershad that his party would not participate in the 10th parliamentary elections set for January 5. Full story

ACC seeks documents from Sonali Bank

The Anti-Corruption Commission on Tuesday sent a letter to the state-owned Sonali Bank managing director asking for documents relating to alleged misappropriation of around Tk 2,440 crore from its five branches. Full story

Ashton̢۪s statement reflects EU position on BD: Hanna

The European Union̢۪s position on the issues related to the upcoming national election in Bangladesh has remained unchanged, head of the EU delegation to Bangladesh William Hanna said here on Tuesday. Full story

PDB starts importing 450MW of power from Indian grid

The state-run Power Development Board has started importing 450MW of power from Indian grid since Tuesday morning, officials said. ‘Today we have started receiving between 420MW and 422MW of power at a high voltage... Full story

BNP terms baseless ministers̢۪ statements on dialogue

Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Tuesday termed totally baseless some ministers̢۪ statements that dialogue was going on with the opposition behind the scenes to mislead people. Full story

India concerned over Bangladesh decision to buy submarines

India is concerned over Bangladesh’s decision to buy two submarines from China, The Times of India said in a report Tuesday. Quoting an unnamed Indian Navy official the daily asked, ‘Why would Bangladesh need submarines.’ Full story

3 schoolboys abducted for ransom in Khulna

Three schoolboys were abducted allegedly by pirates on Monday night from Koira upazila headquarters in Khulna for ransom. The abducted are Abu Saleh , 9, and Abul Hasan, 10, Class IV students of a local primary school... Full story

Man stabbed to death in city

A crime suspect was stabbed to death at Aftabnagar under Badda police station in the city on early Tuesday. The deceased Md Faruk, 30, a resident of Anandanagar of Merul Badda, was involved in rod, cement... Full story

Hamid undergoes medical checkup in S̢۪pore

The president, Abdul Hamid, on Tuesday underwent medical checkup at Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore. ‘The president is undergoing medical checkup at Mount Elizabeth Hospital while his eye treatment at Singapore... Full story

BFUJ wants CJ intervention

Journalist unions on Tuesday submitted an application to the chief justice seeking his intervention in ending repression against journalists, lawyers and rights activists in the custody of the law enforcement agencies. Full story

Dhaka, Washington sign MoC

Dhaka and Washington on Tuesday signed a memorandum of cooperation for mutual cooperation in the sphere of drug control between the US drug enforcement administration and Bangladesh̢۪s home ministry. Full story

CJ urged to allow hearings at judge̢۪s residence

A Supreme Court lawyer on Tuesday appealed to the Chief Justice to allow hearings on his three public interest writ petitions, one of which seeks stay on the January 5 election, at the residence of High Court judge. Full story

Judges displeased over absence of Yusuf̢۪s lawyer

The judges on Tuesday expressed displeasure over the repeated absence of the defence lawyer in AKM Yusuf̢۪s war crimes case. The International Crimes Tribunal-2 also closed the cross-examination of Babul Kumar Mistri... Full story

3 held with arms in Ctg

Police Tuesday morning arrested three youths with arms at Textile crossing under Baizid police station in the port city. They also seized a light gun with three rounds of bullet and a machete from their possession. Full story

Farmers demand blockade exemption

Bangladesh Krishak Samity on Tuesday demanded that transportation of agro-produces be kept out of the opposition blockade̢۪s purview. Growers of perishable agro-produces are facing huge losses as... Full story

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