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  • Girl students of a Segunbaghicha school in Dhaka take examination on Friday, a public holiday, after the 6-day blockade programme of the opposition. — New Age photo


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Students pass unusual Friday

Girl students of a Segunbaghicha school in Dhaka take examination on Friday, a public holiday, after the 6-day blockade programme of the opposition. — New Age photo
Students in the capital passed a hectic Friday as educational institutions were open holding primary completion and annual examinations at the weekends between two spells of the blockade by the... Full story

Democracy Day observed amid AL-BNP tussle over Ershad

The country on Friday passed Democracy Day, marking the fall of military dictator HM Ershad, with the ruling Awami League and the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party taking no programme but tussling over Ershad. Full story

AL to face BNP-Jamaat after Dec 13

Most of the ruling Awami League nominated candidates are trying to avoid going out of the houses or offices and waiting for the formal electioneering to begin on December 13. ‘We the party candidates are now setting strategy to face the BNP and Jamaat... Full story

Youth killed in RAB ‘crossfire’

A youth was killed by the Rapid Action Battalion in ‘crossfire’ on Friday in the capital’s Maghbazar area. The victim, Shafikul Islam, 35, son of freedom fighter Abdur Rahim, died at the Square Hospitals when he was admitted there after being shot at by battalion personnel. Full story

Shaheed Milon̢۪s mother urges AL, BNP to dump Ershad

Selina Akhter, mother of Shaheed Dr Milon, on Friday urged both the ruling and the opposition parties to end the politics of violence and dump ‘fallen autocrat’ HM Ershad. Addressing a rally at the Shaheed Minar, she also... Full story

22 gold bars seized

Detective branch of police arrested an alleged smuggler along with 22 gold bars weighing 2.75 kilogrammes from Sahapur Talpukur area under sadar upazila in Naogaon Friday morning. The arrested was identified as Nasir Khan, 45, of Muktarpara of the upazila. Full story

50-km tailback on Dhaka-Ctg highway

Thousands of passengers got stranded on Dhaka-Chittagong highway in Comilla Friday morning as a 50-kilometre tailback was created due to large-scale traffic flow. The police said vehicular movement came to a halt from Maynamati to... Full story

Unilateral polls to further deepen crisis: Ganasanghati

Ganasanghati Andolan, a left leaning political party, on Friday said a unilateral election would not lift the country out of the present political crisis. The party at a rally in the capital said the country had plunged into a deep crisis over the issue... Full story

Toys contaminated with high level toxic elements: study

A high level of toxic materials was found in many types of toys in the markets, according to a recent study. ‘It contains high concentration of toxic heavy metals that is harmful to children and can cause brain damage, learning disabilities, hormone problems and cancer to... Full story

BCL man stabbed

A Bangladesh Chhatra League activist was critically injured in an attack by miscreants at Burir Bazar village in sadar upazila of Lalmonirhat on Friday. The injured BCL man was identified as Abul Kalam, 25, of the village. Full story

Call for govt to stop attack on minorities

The Bangladesh Hindu, Buddhist and Christian Unity Council and Bangladesh Abivasi Forum at a human chain in the capital on Friday urged adequate measures to stop attacks on religious and national minorities in pre-election violence. Full story

14 Jamaat, a former JMB, 3 BNP men held in Dhaka, Khulna

The police on Friday arrested 15 activists of the Jamaat-e-Islami and its student front Islami Chhatra Shibir, including a former member of banned islamist outfit Jamaatul Mujahedeen Bangladesh, and three BNP activists in Dhaka and Khulna. Full story

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