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  • Truck assistant Mujibur Rahman undergoes treatment at Dhaka Medical College Hospital burn unit as he sustained burns after miscreants hurled petrol bombs at his vehicle on Dhaka-Comilla highway on Monday. — New Age photo

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Manpower shortage hampers service at DMCH burn unit

Truck assistant Mujibur Rahman undergoes treatment at Dhaka Medical College Hospital burn unit as he sustained burns after miscreants hurled petrol bombs at his vehicle on Dhaka-Comilla highway on Monday. — New Age photo
Shortage of doctors and staff is hampering treatment at the burn and plastic surgery unit at Dhaka Medical College Hospital, officials said. The unit officials said that they were struggling to provide treatment to huge burn patients with limited number of staff... Full story

Intl Human Rights Day today

The Human Rights Day will be observed in Bangladesh, as elsewhere in the world, today when the nation is passing through a political crisis resulting into killing of people in arsons while torture in custody and extrajudicial killing go... Full story

Cops foil UTAB̢۪s hunger strike

Police on Monday forced a group of university teachers to stop their token hunger strike in front of the National Press Club before the scheduled time. University Teachers̢۪ Association of Bangladesh was staging the token hunger... Full story

Tarique warrant recalled

A Dhaka court has recalled the warrant for the arrest of Bangladesh Nationalist Party senior vice-chairman Tarique Rahman in connection with a money laundering as he has been acquitted of the charges. Full story

Crisis to deepen if Taranco mission fails

Pro-BNP lawyers on Monday asked the government to reach a consensus with the opposition over the issue of a participatory election considering the mediation of the visiting UN assistant secretary general Oscar Fernandez-Taranco. Full story

Ganajagaran Mancha writes to UN

Ganajagaran Mancha on Monday sent a letter to the United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-moon condemning the meeting between UN assistant secretary general Oscar Fernandez-Taranco and the leaders of the Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami. Full story

Hefajot threatens hartal for December 14

Hefajat-e-Islam Bangladesh on Monday threatened to stage agitation and enforce countrywide general strike on Friday and Sunday respectively if the authority failed to give permission by today to hold its two-day ‘Islamic... Full story

Private medical colleges asked to complete admission of poor students by Dec 20

The Directorate General of Health Service asked the private medical colleges to complete the admission process of poor meritorious students by December 20. An order issued by director of medical education Abdul Hannan... Full story

DU student goes missing

A Dhaka University student has been missing since Thursday from Mirpur area in the capital. A master̢۪s student of Islamic history and culture Ziaur Rahman Shahin, also a resident of Haji Muhammad Mohsin Hall, went... Full story

PM assures dissolving controversial ACC provision : Badiuzzman

The Anti-Corruption Commission chairman, M Badiuzzman, on Monday said that prime minister Sheikh Hasina had assured that the controversial provision would be dissolved from the Anti-Corruption Commission (Amendment) Act-2013 in... Full story

BSF detaines two Bangladeshis at Thakurgaon border

Border security force of India detained two Bangladeshi cow traders from Beurjhari frontier on Sunday morning. They were detained from pillar no: 381/S of Baliadanghi upzilla. Full story

About 140 appeals against ROs̢۪ decision

About 140 candidates in the ensuing 10th parliamentary polls have submitted appeals with the Election Commission challenging the decision of the returning officers till Monday, the last date for doing so. Full story

BNP leaders sent to jail again

A Dhaka court on Monday again ordered three Bangladesh Nationalist Party leaders to jail. Dhaka metropolitan magistrate Md Asaduzzaman Noor passed the order rejecting petitions filed by BNP joint secretary... Full story

JCD leader shot dead in Jessore

A Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal leader was shot dead by gunmen at civil court intersection near Jessore Press Club on Monday evening. The deceased was identified as Kabir Hossain Palash, 30, vice–president of Jessore district unit... Full story

Fazle Rashid Chy̢۪s death anniv today

ABM Fazle Rashid Chowdhury
Today is the seventh anniversary of death of eminent social worker and businessman ABM Fazle Rashid Chowdhury Hiru. He was the eldest son of AKM Fazlul Kabir Chowdhury, former leader of the opposition in the East Pakistan Assembly, said a press... Full story

UZ chairmen urge Hasina, Khaleda to sit for negotiation

Bangladesh Upazila Parishad Association, the platform of upazila chairmen, on Monday urged both the prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, and the leader of the opposition, Khaleda Zia, to ensure security of the country and people resolving... Full story

Domestic help tortured

Police rescued a domestic help, who was severely tortured by her employer, from Madhya Paikpara at Mirpur in the capital Dhaka Sunday night. The victim, Khadiza Akhter, 12, was first taken to the victim support centre... Full story

Reach political consensus, check ruination: REHAB

The Real Estate and Housing Association of Bangladesh, the apex body of the country̢۪s housing sector, on Monday urged all the political parties to reach a consensus for a peaceful solution to the existing political crisis. Full story

Rokeya Day observed at Begum Rokeya University

Rokeya Day was observed on Monday at Begum Rokeya University in Rangpur though various programmes. To mark the day, teachers, students and officials of the university brought out a procession on the campus in the morning. Full story

Cross-examination closed for fourth time

The International Crimes Tribunal-2 on Monday closed the cross-examination of the 15th prosecution witness against Jamaat leader AKM Yusuf as the conducting defence lawyer did not appear before the tribunal to cross-examine him. Full story

Decomposed body found in Chittagong

The police recovered the decomposed body of a man in Uknera area of Boroliya union under Patiya upazila in Chittagong on Monday. The deceased could not be identified immediately. Full story


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