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  • A group of transport workers demonstrates against the countrywide political violence at Gulshan 2 circle in Dhaka after police intercepted them from submitting a memorandum to opposition leader on Thursday. — New Age photo


Labour minister for a committee to attend to apparel buyers̢۪ issues

Labour minister Khandker Mosharraf Hossain on Thursday proposed to form a steering committee comprising of representatives of buyers, government and exporters to instantly attend to the problems of foreign buyers of readymade apparels. Full story

Bomb attack at ICT-1 judge̢۪s village home

The village home of International Crimes Tribunal-1 presiding judge ATM Fazle Kabir came under bomb attack at village Chamagram under Chapainawabganj Sadar upazila in the early hours of Thursday. Full story

‘Unilateral’ polls won’t resolve crisis, say CPB, BSD

The Communist Party of Bangladesh and Socialist Party of Bangladesh on Thursday renewed their call on the Awami League-led government to refrain from holding a ‘unilateral’ election. Full story

Govt control over TV talk-shows condemned

A group of citizens at an exchange of views on Thursday expressed concern at the government̢۪s control over television talk-shows and asked the people concerned to keep distance from all activities of anyone infringing... Full story

Hall-Mark chairman sued

The Anti Corruption Commission on Thursday filed a case against Hall-Mark chairman Jesmin Islam on charge of accumulating illegal wealth. ACC deputy assistant director Mohammad Zainal Abedin filed the case with Ramna... Full story

Bhashani̢۪s birth anniv observed

The 133rd anniversary of birth of Maulana Abdul Hamid Khan Bhashani, a populist leader, was observed in Tangail on Thursday through various programmes. Different socio-cultural and political organisations chalked out elaborate... Full story

Polls acceptability depends on voter turnout: CEC

The chief election commissioner, Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad, on Thursday denied terming the January 5 polls a ‘farce’ and said the acceptability of the polls would depend on the voter turnout on the polling day. Full story

President returns from S Africa

The president, Abdul Hamid, on Thursday returned in the country after his three-day visit to South Africa to pay his last respect to anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela. The president reached Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka by... Full story

‘I saw Khokon kill my mother, 2 siblings’: witness

Prosecution witness Kalom Sheikh on Thursday said that he himself saw war crimes accused Zahid Hossain alias Khokon Razakar shoot and kill his mother and his two siblings at midday on May 30, 1971. Full story

Discussion on political crisis held in N̢۪ganj

Participants at a roundtable discussion on Thursday said that there was a crying need for a ‘democratic third force’ in the country to break the current political deadlock. The existing political crisis of the country could be resolved through... Full story

BRU ex-VC sued on graft charges

The Anti-Corruption Commission on Thursday filed a case against former vice-chancellor of Begum Rokeya University Professor Abdul Jalil Miah and acting registrar Shajahan Ali Mandol. Full story

Man found dead in Gazipur

The police recovered the body of a man from a ditch in Mulaid Amtoli area under Shreepur upazila in Gazipur on Thursday. The victim Sentu Mandal, 33, a mechanical foreman of Noman Textile Mills Limited, was son of Abdul Gafur Mandal... Full story

US embassy closed on Victory Day

The US embassy in Dhaka will remain closed on Monday on the occasion of Victory Day, a national holiday of Bangladesh. The Consular Section, the American Center, Archer K Blood American Center Library, and the EducationUSA... Full story

Transport workers̢۪ bid to besiege Khaleda̢۪s house foiled

A group of transport workers demonstrates against the countrywide political violence at Gulshan 2 circle in Dhaka after police intercepted them from submitting a memorandum to opposition leader on Thursday. — New Age photo
A group of transport workers on Thursday took a move to lay siege to the house of opposition leader Khaleda Zia at Gulshan in protest at the ongoing blockade that affected their livelihood. The police, however, obstructed the procession at Gulshan-2 intersection... Full story

PM seeks more Chinese investment in country

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Thursday sought more Chinese investment in various sectors of Bangladesh including infrastructure. She made the request when a Chinese delegation led by policy adviser for asian... Full story

VCs to visit India from tomorrow

The first-ever high-level delegation of vice-chancellors of leading universities of Bangladesh will be visiting India from December 14 to 19, aiming to strengthen educational cooperation and exchanges between the two neighbouring countries. Full story

Country to be freed from stigma burying Jamaat-Shibir: Shahjahan

Shipping and liberation war affairs minister Shahjahan Khan on Thursday said the country would be freed from stigma with the burial of Jamaat-Shibir elements forever. Speaking at a human-chain programme in front... Full story

Body found in Khulna

The police recovered the body of an unidentified person from a place near Lota Bypass Road in Khulna city on Wednesday. Abu Musa Khandaker, officer-in-charge of Arangghata police station, said they recovered the body... Full story

Man commits suicide in Panchagarh

A man reportedly committed suicide at Dararhat village under Debiganj upazila of the district early Thursday. The deceased was identified as Proshan Krishno, 50, a resident of the village. The police and villagers said he had been... Full story

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