• Solution lies in political will, readiness to compromise: Taranco
  • Boy killed in Sirajganj as blockade continues for 3rd day amid violence, UPDATE
  • Important talks taking place: CEC
  • Taranco holds meeting with Khaleda
  • Khaleda sits in emergency meeting with party leaders
  • Opposition blockade extended to 6:00am Friday
  • Jamaat calls strike on Tuesday
  • Chhatra Dal leader shot dead in Jessore
  • Legal notice served on govt against Mollah's execution
  • Taranco meets with AL, Jamaat delegations
  • Red notice for Tarique dropped
  • Court permits police to quiz Hannan, Rizvi at jail gate
  • State defence submits list of witnesses to defend Khokon in war crimes trial
  • Lawyers to meet Quader Molla Tuesday
  • Bangladesh says World T20 safe after Windies pull out
  • West Indies U-19s cancel Bangladesh tour
  • JP ministers not attending cabinet meeting
  • ICT closes cross-examination of 15th witness
  • BSF detains two Bangladeshi at Thakurgaon border
  • More than 70 leaders expected for Mandela memorial, funeral
  • Thai PM calls elections as 100,000 join protests
  • Environmentalists hail China shark fin ban at official banquets
  • Abdul Quader Molla

  • The UN assistant secretary general Oscar Fernandez-Taranco, calls on the chief election commissioner, Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad, at the Election Commission office in Dhaka on Sunday. — New Age photo

  • Jatiyatabadi Mahila Dal activists run for cover as a policeman chases them after they brought out a procession at Tejgaon in Dhaka on Friday, demanding release BNP leaders. — New Age photo

  • Anti-government protesters shout slogans at the Democracy Monument in Bangkok, Thailand on Sunday.— AP photo

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Death warrant issued for Quader Molla

Abdul Quader Molla
The International Crimes Tribunal̢۪s registrar on Sunday issued the execution warrant for Jamaat leader Abdul Quader Molla on war crimes charges. The registrar, AKM Nasiruddin, told... Full story

Taranco asks EC if polls could be deferred

The UN assistant secretary general Oscar Fernandez-Taranco, calls on the chief election commissioner, Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad, at the Election Commission office in Dhaka on Sunday. — New Age photo
The visiting UN assistant secretary general Oscar Fernández-Taranco on Sunday inquired whether it was possible for the Election Commission to defer the polls after political parties and civic... Full story

One killed on 2nd day of blockade

Jatiyatabadi Mahila Dal activists run for cover as a policeman chases them after they brought out a procession at Tejgaon in Dhaka on Friday, demanding release BNP leaders. — New Age photo
Sporadic clashes between the police and opposition activists, torching of vehicles and crude bomb blasts at places across the country marked the second day of the 72-hour rail-road-waterway blockade... Full story

Promotion in admin on hold

Promotions of several hundred officials to the rank of additional secretary and deputy secretary have been kept on hold, apparently in fear of adverse reactions in civil bureaucracy ahead of the 10th parliamentary polls. The prime... Full story

Jamaat calls hartal for today

The Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami has called nationwide dawn-to-dusk general strike for today protesting at ‘the government conspiracy to kill its assistant secretary general Abdul Quader Molla in a planned manner.’ Full story

AL candidates, grass-roots leaders want inclusive polls

Most of the Awami League̢۪s incumbent lawmakers, candidates and grass-roots leaders want inclusive elections after resolution of the current political crisis. As New Age spoke to least 50 AL leaders, mostly incumbent... Full story

Thai opposition quits parliament

Anti-government protesters shout slogans at the Democracy Monument in Bangkok, Thailand on Sunday.— AP photo
Thailand’s main opposition party resigned from Parliament on Sunday to protest what it called ‘the illegitimacy’ of a government with which it can no longer work. The move deepens the country’s latest political crisis one day before new... Full story

JP to post resignations to PM

The Jatiya Party faction led by HM Ershad on Sunday said that the resignations of all its six ministers and an adviser to the prime minister would be posted to the prime minister, Sheikh Hasina. ‘We decided to sent the resignations to the prime... Full story

AL likely to decide seat sharing with allies in 2 days

The Awami League is likely to sharing of parliamentary seats for the national elections with partners in the ruling alliance in a day or two. The ruling Awami League is thinking about sharing 10... Full story

Nanak, Azam cleared of 2004 bus arson charge

A magistrate̢۪s court on Sunday acquitted all the 18 accused including ruling Awami League leader Jahangir Kabir Nanak, Mirza Azam and Sayed Khokan of the charges of arson attack on a double-decker bus in Dhaka Sheraton Hotel crossing on... Full story

Sabotage feared at power and energy sector establishments

The power and energy ministry, fearing sabotage in power and energy sector installations, has asked local administrations to increase vigilance at the sites concerned, officials said. Although the establishments like power stations and substations, petroleum... Full story

Govt to shoulder responsibility for any unwarranted situation: BNP

BNP standing committee member RA Gani on Sunday warned that the government would be held responsible for any unwarranted situation in the country due to its rejection of the opposition̢۪s demand for arranging the... Full story

India̢۪s Congress whipped in anti-graft poll backlash

A stunning performance by an upstart anti-corruption party helped topple India̢۪s ruling Congress in elections to New Delhi̢۪s state assembly Sunday, only months before the country goes to the polls. Congress, in power at national level for... Full story

Non use of jute bags to be penalised by mobile courts

The jute and textile ministry has requested the home ministry to make violation of the Mandatory Jute Packaging Act-2010 as a punishable offence under the mobile court law, senior officials told New Age. They said that the ministry would start... Full story

BPC battles to avert diesel crisis during irrigation season

Bangladesh Petrolium Corporation (BPC) is battling to avert diesel crisis during the current irrigation season as the special supply operation launched for farmers suffers setback due to blockade enforced by opposition alliance, concerned officials said. Full story

Test in 17 dists cancelled

The primary and mass education ministry has cancelled the written tests for recruiting assistant teachers for primary schools in 17 districts after the ministry probe committee found that question papers of the test were leaked. Full story

BSF men torch house

Members of Indian Border Security Force intruded into the Bangladesh territory and torched a house in Tiapara along Ghagra frontier under the sadar upazila in Panchagarh on Sunday. Local people said a group of BSF members, numbering... Full story

US ice storm causes blackouts, delays flights in Texas, Arkansas

Freezing weather gripped parts of the United States on Saturday, with hundreds of thousands of people in Texas and Arkansas coping in the cold without power after a winter storm made roads impassable and caused severe flight delays. Full story

Rokeya Day today

Begum Rokeya Sakhawat
The nation will pay tributes to Begum Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain today marking the 133nd anniversary of her birth and the 81th anniversary her the death today. The government and socio-cultural and women̢۪s... Full story

Sadeque Hossain sent to jail

A court in Dhaka on Sunday sent Bangladesh Nationalist Party leader Sadeque Hossain to jail after rejecting both bail and remand prayer. Metropolitan magistrate Syed Atiqur Rahman passed the order after the Tejgaon police... Full story

President to attend Mandela̢۪s funeral

The president, Abdul Hamid, will be going to South Africa to attend a sweeping, emotional farewell to Nelson Mandela - a funeral that will draw an unprecedented gathering of world leaders and luminaries, reflecting the anti-apartheid icon̢۪s... Full story

‘Madi’ turns into severe cyclone

The cyclonic storm ‘Madi’ over southwest bay and adjoining area moved slightly north-northeastwards, intensifying into a very severe cyclonic storm over southwest bay and adjoining west-central Bay. It was centred at 6:00pm on Sunday about... Full story


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