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  • Former South African President Nelson Mandela speaks after being conferred with an Honorary Doctorate of Laws at the University of Galway in this June 20, 2003 file photo. — Reuters photo

  • A man talks over phone beside Jahanara Khatun undergoing treatment at Dhaka Medical College Hospital after being injured by a petrol bomb at Shyampur in Dhaka on Friday. — Ali Hossain Mintu

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Nelson Mandela dies

Former South African President Nelson Mandela speaks after being conferred with an Honorary Doctorate of Laws at the University of Galway in this June 20, 2003 file photo.                    — Reuters photo
Nelson Mandela, the icon of South Africa̢۪s anti-apartheid struggle and a colossus of 20th century politics, died late Thursday aged 95, prompting mass mourning and a global celebration of his astonishing life. Full story

Many stream out of Dhaka

Thousands of people who had been left stranded in Dhaka and elsewhere for days swarmed railway stations and bus and launch terminals on Friday finding a day̢۪s gap between two spells... Full story

72-hour blockade begins today

The BNP-led opposition alliance enforces a 72-hour countrywide blockade of road, railway and waterways beginning this morning demanding the cancellation of the national elections schedule and the holding of the elections under a... Full story

6 parties deny having submitted nomination papers

Top leaders of six registered political parties, including three opposition alliance partners, were taken aback by the disclosure of Election Commission that candidates from their parties had submitted nomination papers for contesting the... Full story

Prisoner, president and father of ‘Rainbow Nation’

South Africa̢۪s first black president spent nearly a third of his life as a prisoner of apartheid, yet he sought to win over its defeated guardians in a relatively peaceful transition of power that inspired the world. Mandela̢۪s stature as a fighter... Full story

3-day mourning announced for Mandela

Bangladesh has announced three-day national mourning from today to pay homage to South African leader Nelson Mandela, who died at the age of 95 on Friday. ‘Bangladesh will observe three-day national mourning from December 7... Full story

Taranco arrives, meets Hasina, Khaleda today

The UN assistant secretary-general for political affairs, Oscar Fernández Taranco, arrived in Bangladesh Friday evening amid the country’s murky political situation that has cast a shadow on its general election. Full story

AL- JP talks on amid Ershad flip-flop

The Awami League and Jatiya Party are holding negotiations behind the scenes though the JP has announced it will not contest the 10th general elections because of its being non-inclusive and lack of proper atmosphere. Full story

Europe winter storm claims nine lives

Icy winter storms with hurricane-force winds on Friday lashed northern Europe, where the death toll rose to nine while hundreds of thousands were left without power or stranded by transport chaos. Emergency services across the... Full story

6 ministers, 33 others likely to be elected unopposed

At least 33 ruling Awami League candidates, six of them are ministers, are likely to be elected unopposed in the 10th parliamentary elections as they emerged single candidates for the constituencies after the scrutiny of... Full story

AL hopes JP will eventually contest polls

The Awami League is still hopeful the Jatiya Party chief HM Ershad will withdraw his decision to boycott the next general elections and is party will eventually contest the polls, scheduled for January 5. Leaders of the ruling party say that Ershad changes... Full story

Changes in RAB, BGB

The government has changed some important posts in the Border Guard Bangladesh and the Rapid Action Battalion, officials told New Age on Friday. Brigadier General Anisur Rahman, now at army headquarters on return from UN peace keeping mission, will... Full story

Thousands in southwest marooned

Thousands of people living in the Kobadak river basin which covers parts of three districts in the country’s south-west continue to suffer as their homesteads have been under water for more than four months. The areas—parts of Tala upazila in Satkhira, and... Full story

UN calls for urgent investigation after Reuters Rohingya report

The United Nations called on Friday for an urgent investigation into allegations in a Reuters report that Thai immigration officials moved Myanmar refugees into human trafficking rings. The report, published on Thursday and based... Full story

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Elderly woman burnt in petrol bomb attack

A man talks over phone beside Jahanara Khatun undergoing treatment at Dhaka Medical College Hospital after being injured by a petrol bomb at Shyampur in Dhaka on Friday. — Ali Hossain Mintu
A pentagenarian woman sustained serious burn injuries in the upper part of her body as unidentified assailants hurled petrol bomb at a CNG-run auto-rickshaw at Shyampur WASA gate point under Kadamtoli police station in the capital on Friday evening. Full story

Indian minister under fire over remark on women

An Indian minister apologised on Friday for causing offence after remarking that men were now ‘scared to talk to women’ amid an ongoing public debate about sexual harassment following several high-profile cases. ‘I’m scared to talk to a woman these days. Full story

Medical college teacher found dead in Sylhet

The body of an associate professor was found in his chamber at Ragib-Rabeya Medical College in Sylhet city Thursday evening. The deceased was identified as Shubhagata Baidya, 35, a teacher of surgery department at the medical college, police said. Full story


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