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  • A police armoured vehicle passes by two burning cars which were set on fire by Jamaat-Shibir activists at Motijheel in Dhaka on Friday in protest at the execution of Jamaat leader Abdul Quader Molla for crime against humanity. — Sanaul Haque

  • Shahbagh protesters flash V-sign at their rally in Dhaka on Friday afternoon in celebration of the execution of Jamaat leader Abdul Quader Molla for crime against humanity. — Sanaul Haque

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Seven killed as Jamaat men run riot

A police armoured vehicle passes by two burning cars which were set on fire by Jamaat-Shibir activists at Motijheel in Dhaka on Friday in protest at the execution of Jamaat leader Abdul Quader Molla for crime against humanity. 
— Sanaul Haque
At least seven people were killed and scores injured on Friday as activists of Jamaat-e-Islami and Islami Chhatra Shibir went on the rampage at different places across the country... Full story

Martyred Intellectuals Day today

The nation observes Martyred Intellectuals Day today amid demand of quick execution of Al-Badr bosses Md Ashrafuzzaman Khan alias Nayeb Ali and Chowdhury Mueenuddin, now hiding... Full story

AL manages 116 seats unopposed

The ruling Awami League now requires only 49 candidates elected to have a majority in the 10th parliament as at least 102 of its candidates are set to be elected unopposed. According to the Election Commission̢۪s... Full story

AL, BNP place proposals for inclusive polls

The ruling Awami League and opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party in their third round of meeting on Friday placed their respective proposals for holding the 10th parliamentary election in a free, fair and credible manner. Full story

No govt list of intellectuals killed in 1971 war

The nation is yet to know for certain how many intellectuals were killed by the Pakistani occupation forces and their local collaborators even 43 years after the country̢۪s independence as the government is yet to prepare a comprehensive list of martyred intellectuals. Full story

Ershad firm on not joining polls

The ruling Awami League has failed to convince the Jatiya Party to revise its decision to boycott the 10th parliamentary elections scheduled for January 5, JP leaders told New Age. The JP chairman, HM Ershad, meanwhile on Friday... Full story

Thai protesters to meet military chiefs

The leader of a protest group trying to overthrow Thailand̢۪s government and scrap planned elections said on Friday the prime minister should either step down or be forced out, and his movement would then need around a year to push through reforms. Full story

Polls boycott led to arrest of Ershad: BNP

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Friday alleged that the arrest of the Jatiya Party chairman, Hussein Muhammad Ershad, had resulted from his unwillingness to take part in the next parliamentary elections. The acting BNP... Full story

Shoot Jamaat, Shibir rioters Says Shahriar Kabir

Shahbagh protesters flash V-sign at their rally in Dhaka on Friday afternoon in celebration of the execution of Jamaat leader Abdul Quader Molla for crime against humanity. — Sanaul Haque
Writer Shahriar Kabir on Friday called upon the government to shoot the Jamaat-e-Islami and Islami Chhatra Shibir men who would be found running atrocities in the streets. He made the call at a rally at Shahbagh organised... Full story

Chances slim for making Jan 5 polls participatory: CEC

The chief election commissioner, Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad, said on Friday that it was becoming increasingly difficult for the commission to ensure participation of all political parties in the January 5 general election. Full story

US urges political parties to refrain from violence

Terming the current situation in Bangladesh a ‘sensitive moment’, the United States has strongly urged all parties to exercise restraint and refrain from violence and express views peacefully. ‘Well, we’re aware that his... Full story

North Korea executes leader̢۪s uncle as a traitor

North Korea said Friday that it executed Kim Jong Un̢۪s uncle as a traitor for trying to seize supreme power, a stunning end for the leader̢۪s former mentor, long considered the country̢۪s No. 2. In a sharp reversal of the popular image of Jang... Full story

Finance mulls sanctioning Tk 100 crore

The finance ministry plans to sanction Tk 100 crore to upgrade 12 major land ports of the country, a lion̢۪s share of which would be spent to enlarge the small areas of the ports to ease the export-import activities. Full story

US military reveals laser can down drones, mortars

The US Army has for the first time successfully tested a vehicle-mounted laser that managed to shoot down incoming mortar rounds and drone aircraft, officials said Thursday. Installed in a dome-shaped turret atop a... Full story

Rly official suspended

Mohammad Zahirul Haque, the chief train controller of Bangladesh Railway, Dhaka has been suspended for providing wrong information to news media about rail communications. He was suspended on Friday following an order issued... Full story

‘India’s ties with Bangladesh based on mutual respect’

Spokesperson for India̢۪s external affairs minister on Friday said that India̢۪s relations with Bangladesh are based on the principles of mutual respect, mutual benefit, non- interference and respect for each other̢۪s sovereignty. Full story

India summons US ambassador over diplomat arrest

India summoned Friday the US ambassador to New Delhi to protest the ‘humiliating’ arrest of a top diplomat while dropping her children at school in New York, the foreign ministry said. Ambassador Nancy Powell was summoned... Full story

Ban also had talks with president

Voicing deep concern over widespread violence in Bangladesh, UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon also spoke to president Abdul Hamid the day when he called on prime minister Sheikh Hasina to resolve differences over upcoming... Full story


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