• ‘JP ministers submit their resignation to Ershad’
  • Two-day remand granted to quiz Khoka
  • Sleeping bus helper burnt to death
  • Compromise good for all: CEC
  • Another 3-day blockade from Saturday
  • Stop violence: HRW
  • Three JP ministers now at Ershad’s residence
  • ACC appeals against Tarique’s acquittal
  • Sadek Hossain to be produced before court today
  • SC releases full text of Quader Molla verdict
  • Azhar’s trial begins
  • Teenager burnt in arson attack
  • Bullet-wounded rickshaw puller dies today in CMCH
  • Auto-rickshaw arson burns driver in Ctg
  • OPEC alert to risk of lower oil prices in 2014
  • Biden says 'significant apprehension' over China air zone
  • Tense Thailand celebrates revered king's birthday
  • Bangladesh Hindu Buddha Christian Unity Council holds a press conference at the National Press Club in Dhaka on Wednesday. — New Age photo

  • Freedom fighters continue their hunger strike at Central Shaheed Minar on Wednesday to protest at the ongoing political violence amid countrywide opposition blockade. — New Age photo

  • Hussain Shaheed Suhrawardy

  • Mohammad Nurul Islam


Religious, nat̢۪l minorities urge end to repression

Bangladesh Hindu Buddha Christian Unity Council holds a press conference at the National Press Club in Dhaka on Wednesday. — New Age photo
The Bangladesh Hindu, Buddhist and Christian Unity Council and the Bangladesh Adivasi Forum at a press conference on Wednesday called on the government to take adequate steps to stop attacks on religious and national minorities. Leaders of the two... Full story

Court rejects plea of remand for Rizvi

A metropolitan magistrate̢۪s court on Wednesday rejected a police prayer for remanding Bangladesh Nationalist Party leader Ruhul Kabir Rizvi in custody for 10 days for interrogation in a case of arson attack on a running bus. Full story

FFs stage protests against violence

Freedom fighters continue their hunger strike at Central Shaheed Minar on Wednesday to protest at the ongoing political violence amid countrywide opposition blockade. — New Age photo
Freedom fighters on Wednesday staged protests against countrywide violence and urged the people to save the country from political ills. They made the call at two separate programmes held at the Central Shaheed Minar and in front of the National... Full story

ACC interrogates seven BB officials

The Anti-Corruption Commission on Wednesday interrogated seven officials of Bangladesh Bank as witness to embezzlement of around Tk 372 crore by five signboard-based companies from Sonali Bank Ruposhi Bangla Hotel branch. Full story

400 RU teachers condemn violence

Over 400 teachers of Rajshahi University in a joint statement on Wednesday protested the violence and anarchy created by the opposition across the country in the name of blockade. Full story

PM̢۪s new advisers get duties

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Wednesday distributed duties among her newly appointed advisers. According to a gazette notification of the cabinet division, Shafique Ahmed has been made law and justice affairs adviser, Dilip Barua... Full story

Pro-BNP teachers won̢۪t do poll duty

Bangladesh Nationalist Party-backed teachers in a joint statement on Wednesday said that they would not carry out their duty during the upcoming general election. The Election Commission on November 25 announced the schedule... Full story

Lawmen asked to crack down on ‘miscreants’

The government on Wednesday asked law enforcement agencies to launch crackdown on ‘miscreants’ involved in countrywide violence during the Bangladesh Nationalist Party-led opposition alliance’s blockade against the election schedule. Full story

Country now on the verge of civil war, says B Chowudhury

Bikalpadhara Bangladesh chief AQM Badruddoza Chowudhury, also former president, on Wednesday said that the country was now on the verge of a civil war. Indicating the prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, he said, ‘You are responsible... Full story

TICFA agreement challenged in HC

A writ petition was filed on Wednesday in public interest seeking a directive on the government to explain as to why signing of Trade and Investment Cooperation Framework Agreement with the USA should not be declared unconstitutional. Full story

JCD men blast crude bombs at RUET

The activists of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal exploded at least three crude bombs at Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology Wednesday noon. Motihar police arrested a JCD activist from the spot who was identified as Zakir... Full story

Suhrawardy̢۪s 50th death anniv today

Hussain Shaheed Suhrawardy
The 50th death anniversary of Hussain Shaheed Suhrawardy will be observed in the country today. Different political, social, cultural and professional organisations including ruling Awami League have chalked out various programmes to observe... Full story

5th death anniv of Nurul Islam observed

Mohammad Nurul Islam
The 5th death anniversary of Mohammad Nurul Islam was observed on Wednesday. He was the former president of Ganatantri Party and president of Bangladesh Trade Union Centre. On this day in 2008 he died at Combined Military Hospital after... Full story

BCL men vandalise Ibn Sina Hospital

A group of Chhatra League activists vandalised Ibn Sina Hospital̢۪s Shankar branch in the capital Dhaka Wednesday afternoon. Witnesses said that the Chhatra League activists attacked the hospital at around 2:00pm. Full story

Biswajit murder case verdict on Dec 18

A Dhaka court on Wednesday fixed December 18 for announcing verdict in the sensational Biswajit Das killing case against 21 activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League. Judge ABM Nizamul Haque of the speedy trial tribunal-4 fixed... Full story

1 killed, 5 hurt in Narail clash

A man was killed and five others were injured in a clash between two groups of villagers at Kagojipara village in sadar upazila of the district on Tuesday. The deceased was identified as Aksir Mollah, 35, son of Tabibur Mollah, of the village. Full story

Alleged robber lynched in Narayanganj

An alleged robber was lynched by a mob at village Majhipara under Rupganj upazila in Narayanganj on Tuesday night. The victim, aged around 35, could not be identified immediately. Full story

BNP expresses mixed reaction

Bangladesh Nationalist Party leaders on Tuesday expressed mixed reactions over Jatiya Party chairman HM Ershad̢۪s announcement of boycotting the 10th parliamentary election. Full story

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