• Molla’s review petition rejected
  • Army ready to get deployed during polls: CEC
  • We’re ready to carry out execution order against Molla: IG Prisons
  • No legal bar to execute Molla: AG
  • Seven family members wish to meet Quader
  • Family members enter Dhaka Central Jail to meet Quader
  • SC notifies authorities about Quader’s review dismissal
  • Five killed in Lakshmipur in BNP-RAB clash
  • Apparel orders fall by 30 pc
  • People leading normal life, Tuku claims
  • Crude bombs blasted at Inu and Fazle Kabir’s village homes
  • Ershad asks EC not to allocate ‘Plough’ to any candidate
  • I saw Khokon Razakar shooting my mother to death: Witness
  • Injured driver dies at CMCH
  • India gains from Bangladesh labour unrest
  • China wants to play more constructive role at WTO
  • US weighs Ukraine sanctions, warns against military force
  • South Africa mourns as Mandela lies in state for second day
  • The UN assistant secretary general for political affairs, Oscar Fernandez-Taranco addresses a press conference at the Sonargaon Hotel in Dhaka on Wednesday. — Sanaul Haque

  • Top, a girl shouts slogans demanding an early execution of the Appellate Division verdict against Abdul Quader Molla at Shahbagh in Dhaka; above, blockaders clash with the police at Shahzadpur in Dhaka on Wednesday. — Indrajit/New Age photo

  • Police walk down the Dash Mile crossing in Dinajpur after Jamaat and Shibir activists blocked the road with logs. — New Age photo

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AL, BNP stand their ground as Taranco wraps up visit

Ruling and opposition political camps in the two rounds of sitting the visiting UN assistant secretary general Oscar Fernández-Taranco brokered remained stubborn on respective conditions for the beginning... Full story

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UN stands for fair, credible, inclusive polls: Taranco

The UN assistant secretary general for political affairs, Oscar Fernandez-Taranco addresses a press conference at the Sonargaon Hotel in Dhaka on Wednesday. — Sanaul Haque
The United Nations stands for a free, fair, inclusive and non-violent election which the people in Bangladesh want and deserve and the credibility of the election will ultimately rest with the... Full story

No execution until petition disposal: AG

Attorney general Mahbubey Alam on Wednesday told the Appellate Division that no step would be taken to execute condemned Jamaat-e-Islami leader Abdul Quader Molla till disposal of his petition seeking review of the highest... Full story

Salimullah Medical College closed sine die

Salimullah Medical College located in Old Town of Dhaka was closed for an indefinite period on Wednesday in the wake of Tuesday̢۪s clash involving staff, interns and students. The students were asked to vacate their dormitories by Wednesday night. Full story

Ban, Kerry phone Hasina

The UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, and the US secretary of state, John Kerry, on Wednesday phoned the prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, and welcomed the dialogue going on between the ruling and the opposition party to resolve... Full story

Shahbagh sit-in to continue till Quader̢۪s execution

Top, a girl shouts slogans demanding an early execution of the Appellate Division verdict against Abdul Quader Molla at Shahbagh in Dhaka; above, blockaders clash with the police at Shahzadpur in Dhaka on Wednesday. 
— Indrajit/New Age photo
Ganajagaran Mancha on Wednesday declared that it would continue the sit-in, began on Tuesday, in Shahbagh intersection, until the execution of Jamaat-e-Islami assistant secretary general Abdul Quader Molla. Full story

Top parties to shoulder responsibility: FBCCI

The Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry on Wednesday said that the two major political parties would have to take liability of catastrophic damages of economy and loss of life during frequent non-stop blockades and hartals. Full story

Jamaat-Shibir on rampage

Police walk down the Dash Mile crossing in Dinajpur after Jamaat and Shibir activists blocked the road with logs. — New Age photo
Pickets intensified their street presence and clashed with lawmen on Wednesday, the fifth day of the third spell of rail-road-waterways blockade enforced by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party-led alliance. The opposition alliance began to enforce... Full story

Masuma dies after 13 days

‘She called me in the morning and asked me to hold her hand and hug. I tried to hug, but the burn wounds she was suffering from did not allow me to embrace her,’ Mahbubur Rahman, husband of Masuma, the latest... Full story

AL leaves 10 seats for partners

The ruling Awami League on Wednesday decided to leave 10 parliamentary seats for its alliance partners for the 10th parliamentary elections scheduled for January 5, 2014. A meeting of the AL-led ruling alliance held at the prime minister̢۪s official... Full story

BNP to continue protests until a ‘satisfactory development’

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Wednesday said they would continue street protest until a satisfactory consensus is reached to resolve the crisis over the election. ‘The ongoing programmes began before... Full story

JP candidates start withdrawing nomination

Jatiya Party chairman HM Ershad on Wednesday made phone calls to several party candidates asking them to withdraw their nomination papers submitted earlier for 10th parliamentary elections, sources close to Ershad said. Full story

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Bhashani̢۪s 133rd birth anniv today

Maulana Abdul Hamid Khan Bhashani
The nation celebrates today the133rd anniversary of birth of Maulana Abdul Hamid Khan Bhashani, who throughout his life fought for the rights of the oppressed and against exploitation, imperialism and feudalism. Full story

No probe yet of threat to New Age editor, family

No investigation has been done even after the filing of a general dairy in connection with the New Age editor, Nurul Kabir, and his family being threatened by unnamed caller in October 1. None has so far been arrested in... Full story

Targeted attacks launched at places

The opposition activists, mostly of Jamaat-e-Islami and its student wing Islami Chattra Shibir, have appeared to have launched targeted attacks across the country. The targets of most of the attacks they made on Wednesday... Full story

AL leader burnt dead in city

Police found the burnt body a local Awami League leader at South Kerajiganj on Wednesday evening. The deceased was identified as, Atikullah Khan Chowdhury, 70, Kunda Union Parishad chairman. Full story

No foreign friend to be honoured this Dec

Though December is undeniably the best of times for receptions in Bangladesh, no foreign friend or institution has been invited this time around for their contribution in the nation̢۪s quest for independence in 1971, said officials. Full story

BCL man̢۪s tendon cut

Activists of BNP and Islami Chhatra Shibir allegedly severed tendon of a hand of a Bangladesh Chhatra League activist in Chhatari area of Bagha upazila in Rajshahi Wednesday evening. The victim was identified as Mizanur... Full story

BSF on ‘high alert’

Escalating violence in Bangladesh has led to a spurt in smuggling of explosives from India into the neighbouring country — if seizures by the border guards are an indication. Between Saturday and Monday, 32 kilogrammes of explosives... Full story

80 flights cancelled at London airports due to fog

Thousands of air passengers were held up at London airports early on Wednesday morning after thick fog caused more than 80 flights to be cancelled or delayed. About 60 flights were cancelled at Heathrow due... Full story

Woman kills husband over extramarital affair

A man, who was tortured allegedly by his wife and her associates in the capital̢۪s Khilgaon area Monday night, died from his injuries in a city hospital early Wednesday. The deceased was identified as Md Jahangir Alam, 35. Full story

Iftekhar new IG prisons

Brigadier General Syed Iftekhar Uddin has been named as new inspector general of prisons on Wednesday replacing the incumbent prisons chief Main Uddin Khandaker. The public administration ministry issued an order with effect from December 10. Full story

UK minister Warsi due today

Amid the ongoing dialogue between two major political parties ahead of the crucial national election, British senior foreign and commonwealth office minister Baroness Warsi will arrives in Dhaka today to discuss polls issues with political leaders. Full story

Tutu home burgled

Burglars broke into the Cape Town home of Nobel Peace laureate Desmond Tutu while he was in Johannesburg to attend the memorial service for Nelson Mandela, a Tutu family spokesman said on Wednesday. Full story


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