• 18-party alliance declares 72-hour blockade from Tuesday
  • Prime minister’s international affairs adviser Gowher Rizvi visits Jatiya Party chief HM Ershad, also former president, at the Combined Military Hospital in Dhaka on Sunday. — New Age photo


Local reps asked to assist law enforcers

The government on Sunday decided to engage local representatives ‘more effectively’ to protect life and property of the public’ in the face of violent protests over the election and execution of war crimes convict Abdul Quader Molla. Full story

Retaliation after December 16: AL

Ruling Awami League leaders on Sunday instructed their party activists to resist and retaliate against any attack or subversive act of main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party and its ally Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami after... Full story

Bomb hurled at home of JP minister

Miscreants hurled two crude bombs at Sadeknagar residence of water resources minister of the polls-time government Anisul Islam Mahmud in Hathazari upazila of Chittagong early Sunday. Full story

154 elected unopposed till Sunday

The number of candidates elected unopposed to the 10th parliament went up to 154 on Sunday, two days after the last date of withdrawal. Election Commission officials could not confirm whether the number of candidates elected... Full story

US Congressmen send letters to Hasina, Khaleda

Six members of the US Congress sent separate letters to prime minister Sheikh Hasina and leader of the opposition Khaleda Zia urging them to engage in direct negotiations immediately to ensure that the upcoming elections... Full story

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Anisul attends cabinet committee meeting

Prime minister’s international affairs adviser Gowher Rizvi visits Jatiya Party chief HM Ershad, also former president, at the Combined Military Hospital in Dhaka on Sunday. — New Age photo
The prime minister̢۪s advisor Gowher Rizvi on Sunday visisted Jatiya Party chairman HM Ershad at Combined Military Hospital in Dhaka cantonment, where the deposed military dictator were reportedly detained being picked up by the Rapid Action... Full story

Mobarak defends himself from witness box

War crimes accused Md Mobarak Hossain on Sunday took the witness stand and pleaded his innocence. In his testimony as the first defence witness in the International Crimes Tribunal – 1, the accused said he was a minor boy in... Full story

‘AL activists’ detained over torching of houses

Locals detained four alleged activists of Awami League and Chhatra League in separate incidents of torching of the houses of a judge and a minority family on Sunday. New Age Satkhira correspondent reported that locals had detained... Full story

ICT-2 directs Bagerhat SP to produce notary public

The International Crimes Tribunal-2 on Sunday directed the superintendent of police of Bagerhat to ensure the presence of lawyer and notary public Shamima Akhter before it ‘without fail’ on December 19 to explain her role in an affidavit fiasco. Full story

2 WP leaders resign protesting at unilateral elections

Two central leaders of the Workers Party of Bangladesh, an ally of the Awami League-led ruling alliance, resigned on Sunday differing with the party’s participation in the unilateral election and in the ‘polls-time’ government. Full story

41 Indian ex-army officers meet army chief

A delegation of 41 retired Indian military officers who fought for Bangladesh in 1971, on Sunday called on chief of army staff General Iqbal Karim Bhuiyan at the Officers̢۪ Mess in the Dhaka Cantonment. Full story

Qatar urged to recruit workers for FIFA WC

President Abdul Hamid on Sunday urged Qatar to recruit Bangladeshi workers for the works related to FIFA World Cup 2022 to be hosted by the oil rich country. The president said this when newly-appointed ambassador of Qatar... Full story

RAB flies chopper for air patrol

The Rapid Action Battalion used one its two choppers for an air patrol over the capital Dhaka for an hour to assess the security situation amid the current political turmoil, officials said on Sunday. Full story

Couple killed in road accident

A couple, injured in a road accident on Saturday, died at Mymensingh Medical College Hospital early Sunday. The deceased were identified as Abdur Rashid Sarker, 50, general secretary of Nalitabari upazila unit Krishak Dal... Full story

3 services chiefs call on president

Chief of army staff General Iqbal Karim Bhuiyan, chief of naval staff Vice Admiral M Farid Habib and chief of air staff Air Marshal M Enamul Bari together called on the president, Abdul Hamid, at Bangabhaban on Sunday. Full story

Medical board formed for bullet injured schoolboy

The Dhaka Medical College and Hospital authority on Sunday formed a seven-member medical board for treatment of 10-year boy Shanto Islam who received a number of birdshots in the head, chest and shoulder on Friday. Full story

Azhar̢۪s indictment review plea rejected

The International Crimes Tribunal-1 on Sunday rejected a defence petition seeking review of the indictment order passed against detained Jamaat leader ATM Azharul Islam. Sunday was set for hearing on the review petition but a junior... Full story

Contract signed to construct 20km Dhaka Elevated Expressway

The communications ministry on Sunday signed an amedned contract with investors to construct about 20km Dhaka Elevated Expressway from the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport to Kutubkhali. Full story

Transport owners̢۪ leader killed

A leader of the local transport owners̢۪ association was shot dead by unidentified miscreants in housing area of Kushtia town Saturday night. The victim was identified as M Nur Hossain, 45, general secretary of Kushtia Bus Minibus... Full story

BGB detains 48 people in Benapole

Border Guard Bangladesh members detained 48 Bangladeshi nationals including five women and two children from Putkhali frontier in Benapole on Saturday evening. The 23-BGB commanding officer, Lieutenant Colonel... Full story

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