• Govt announces 3-day national mourning
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  • Two more blockade victims die
  • JCD president held
  • Nelson Mandela dies

War crimes trial of Azhar begins

The trial of war crime accused Jamaat leader ATM Azharul Islam began on Thursday with the prosecutors detailing the charges against him in a 115-page opening statement. Prosecutors Zead-Al Malum, Saiful Islam, Tapos Kanti Baul... Full story

Unilateral election would deepen political crisis

Politicians and academics at a discussion meeting in the capital on Thursday said that holding unilateral national election would not end the current political crisis, rather it would deepen the crisis. Full story

AL won̢۪t let Sheikh Hasina step down as PM: Quader

Communications minister Obaidul Quader on Thursday said that the election would be held in time and the Awami League was on its way to the 10th parliamentary elections, no matter its key alliance partner Ershad-led Jatiya Party... Full story

JU VC leaves campus

The Jahangirnagar University vice-chancellor, Anwar Hossain, left the campus on a ‘five-day leave’ on Thursday in the face of demonstrations by the teachers. The JU VC and his family members went out of their university residence... Full story

Fratricide over land dispute

A man was killed in an attack allegedly by his younger brother over a land-related dispute at Hamidpur village in Srimangal upazila on Wednesday. The deceased was identified as Bachhoi Mia, 55, a resident of the village. Full story

Three held with arms in C̢۪nawabganj

The Rapid Action Battalion arrested three persons in possession of four foreign pistols, seven magazines and 24 bullets from Rashiknagar village under Shibganj upazila of Chapainawabganj district on Wednesday. Full story

Main Uddin made IG prisons

The government has appointed Main Uddin Khandaker, additional secretary of the home ministry, as a new inspector general (prisons). He will replace Brig Gen (retd) Ashraful Islam Khan whose tenure expired on November... Full story

Apparel makers to form human chain tomorrow

Upset over the mindless violence across the country, apparel manufacturers have decided to form a human chain on Saturday in front of the BGMEA complex in the city, aiming to send out a strong message to the politicians - ‘save... Full story

President returns today

President Abdul Hamid̢۪s medical checkup has been completed at Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore on Thursday. The president will return to country tonight by a regular... Full story

Political turbulence hits FDI inflow to developing countries: report

Foreign investors are increasingly becoming cautious about investing in developing countries in the face of continued global economic and political turbulence, finds the World Investment and Political Risk 2013 report, published by... Full story

WB provides $390m for education sector

The World Bank on Wednesday approved a total of US$390 million additional financing for two ongoing projects in the Bangladesh education sector, a WB press release said on Thursday. Full story

Fake DC arrested

The police on Wednesday arrested a man on charge of impersonating the deputy commissioner of Sirajganj. The arrested was Aminul Islam, 38, a peon of LGED office in Serajganj. He used to identify himself as DC of Sirajganj... Full story

RMG workers̢۪ wage structure gazetted

The government on Thursday published a gazette notification on the wage board award for apparel workers and others on the staff at apparel factories setting the monthly minimum wage at Tk 5,300 from Tk 3,000. Full story

Waterways to be used to carry stranded containers at Ctg port

The Chittagong port authorities in a meeting with concerned stakeholders in presence of shipping minister Wednesday evening decided to carry container through waterways amid container gridlock triggered by the opposition blockade. Full story

It̢۪s not int̢۪l community to mediate: Canada

The Canadian high commissioner in Dhaka, Heather Cruden, on Thursday said the international community would not play the mediator̢۪s role to resolve the political crisis ahead of Bangladesh̢۪s national election billed for January 5. Full story

Biometric requirement must for visitors to Canada

Visitors to Canada from several countries, including Bangladesh, will be required to provide fingerprints and a digital photograph when they apply for a visitor visa, study or work permit. Full story

Batteries worth Tk 2-cr seized

Customs officials at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on Thursday seized some 32,000 ready mobile phone batteries worth about Tk 2 crore that were imported with... Full story

Suhrawardy̢۪s 50th death anniv observed

The nation on Thursday paid glowing tribute to the memory of Hussain Shaheed Suhrawardy as the 50th death anniversary of the eminent politician in the sub-continent was observed across the country. Full story

RMG worker gang-raped

A readymade garment worker was violated by a group of miscreants Wednesday night at Killarpool of Ishakhan road in the Narayanganj city. Narayanganj sadar model thana police arrested two young men named Ramjan, 25, and Sajal... Full story

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