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Educationists raise question about quality despite high pass rate

Results of Junior School Certificate and Primary Education Completion Examinations has demonstrated high pass rate, but competence as well as quality of education of the successful students can be... Full story

US ready to re-engage efforts to see settlement over elections

The United States has again expressed its disappointment that the major political parties have not yet reached a consensus on a way to hold free, fair, and credible elections but expressed its readiness to reengage their... Full story

AL leader killed in arson attack

A local leader of Awami League was burnt to death when alleged activists of Bangladesh Nationalist Party set fire to his business establishment at Shibganj Bazar in Chapainawabganj district on Monday night. Full story

Change in temperature unlikely

Weather is likely to remain dry with temporary partly cloudy sky over the country till 6:00pm today. Moderate to thick fog may occur over the country during night till morning, Met Office said. Full story

Man killed by muggers

A man was killed by a gang of muggers at Battala under the sadar upazila in Magura Monday night. The deceased was identified as Kamrul Islam, 35, son of Ahmed Ullah of village Dholhara of the upazila. Full story

ASK worried over mass arrests of political opponents

Rights watchdog Ain o Salish Kendra on Tuesday expressed deep concern over the recent mass arrests of political opponents on security pretexts without any allegation. Releasing Bangladesh’s... Full story

ACC sues Morshed Khan, wife, son for money laundering

The Anti-Corruption Commission on Tuesday filed a case against former foreign minister M Morshed Khan, his wife and his son for their alleged involvement in laundering USD 3,95,00540 and HKD 1,36,45,583 to Hong Kong from 2000 to 2011. Full story

Cop, 3 others hurt in bomb blast

At least four people, including a cop, were injured as miscreants hurled crude bombs at traffic police in the capital’s Mouchak area Tuesday evening. Ramna police sub-inspector Rafat Ara Sultana said that a... Full story

Growers set to reap bumper aman harvest

The growers are set to reap bumper aman harvest rice, Department of Agriculture Extension officials said Tuesday. The per-hectare production of the crop crossed official expectations, they said. Full story

BNP should receive training from AL: Obaidul

Communications minister Obaidul Quader on Tuesday asked the main opposition BNP to receive training from Awami League as to how a movement can be successful. He came up with the remarks while talking to reporters at his office. Full story

Hartal observed in Rangpur

A dawn-to-dusk general strike, called by the BNP-led opposition alliance protesting the visit of prime minister Sheikh Hasina in the district and demanding withdrawal of ‘false’ cases against the... Full story

DLA calls on govt to scrap ‘unilateral’ elections

Democratic Left Alliance, a combine of eight left leaning political parties, on Tuesday demanded scraping of national elections scheduled for January 5. Terming the ‘unilateral’ elections as farcical the coordinator of... Full story

Justice ATM Fazle Kabir retires

The presiding judge of International Crimes Tribunal-1, Justice ATM Fazle Kabir, has retired from his job as a Supreme Court judge. He went on retirement on attaining age of 67. Full story

Rebel candidate’s men torch AL office in Jessore

Awami league men, followers of independent candidate Sheikh Abdul Wahab, torched the electioneering office of Awami League candidate Ranjit Roy at Baghutia and ransacked another office of the same candidate at Gopinathpur under Abhaynagar upazila. General... Full story

Gold seized at Dhaka airport

The airport customs officials Monday night seized around one and a half kilogram of gold Monday night at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport. Assistant commissioner of customs Kamrul Hasan said the customs officials recovered the gold from a Dubai... Full story

Body recovered in Khulna

Police recovered the body from Barakpur under Digholia upazila on Tuesday morning. The deceased was identified as Mohammod Kismat, 61, son of the late Abdul Bari Molla and a manpower agent. Officer-in-charge of Dhigholia police Rabiul Hossain said... Full story

Heavy fog disrupted ferry service in Mawa

Ferry services on the Maowa-Kewrakandi route remained suspended for the second time for nine hours till Tuesday morning due to dense fog. Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation Maowa terminal manager Sirajul Haq said ferry movement on... Full story

Goods worth Tk 60 lakhs gutted in Ctg

Goods worth at least Tk 60 lakhs were damaged by fire in two factories in Chittagong on Monday. Fire service officials said miscreants set ablaze a plywood factory Tuesday morning in the BOC area of Satkania... Full story

BCL man shot dead by fellow in Comilla

A Chhatra league activist was shot dead by a fellow party man at Jalam Bazar in Barura upazila Tuesday afternoon over previous enmity. The deceased was identified as Saddam Hossain, 22, son of Anower Hossain of village Kanail. Full story

Name of those would be erased who trade in falsehood: PM

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Tuesday termed as irresponsible the remarks made by BNP chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia on December 29 that the name of Gopalganj won’t exist. ‘The name of those who trade in falsehood... Full story

31 Jatiya Party candidates active in campaign

Only 31 of the 85 candidates from the Jatiya Party faction led by HM Ershad have intensified campaign with no election manifesto, while 20 have already been elected unopposed and the rests are yet to go for any campaign. Full story

Subhan indicted

Jamaat leader Abdus Subhan was on Tuesday handed a nine-count indictment for his alleged complicity in 1971 crimes against humanity. Standing in the dock, Subhan, 78, pleaded not guilty of the multiple charges... Full story

Skilled labour migration drastically declines

Skilled labour migration has drastically declined affecting the remittance inflow during the current year, according to officials and manpower sector experts. Due to global economic recession, there was little demand of skilled workers... Full story

PM okays package remuneration for chairman, members

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has approved package remuneration for chairman and members of eighth pay and services commission formed about one month back to formulate a new pay structure for nearly 13 lakh public servants by May 15. Full story

1 killed in ‘gunfight’ with cops

An alleged robber was killed in a ‘gunfight’ with police at Akkelpur in Jaipurhat Tuesday afternoon. Two policemen were also injured during the gunfight. The deceased was identified as Arman Ali 40, son of the late... Full story

WP unveils manifesto

Workers Party of Bangladesh, an ally of the Awami League led alliance, on Tuesday unveiled its manifesto, pledging a non-communal democratic Bangladesh. Workers Party, second among the alliance partners, announced... Full story

British envoy meets Ashraf

British high commissioner Robert Gibson had a meeting with ruling Awami League general secretary Syed Ashraful Islam at the latter’s house for about an hour on Tuesday. The envoy did not speak to reporters waiting outside... Full story

Arson attack on AL office

A group of unidentified people set fire to Awami League Office and a tea stall at Kacharibari bazar area of North Bedkashi union under Koira upazila of Khulna district early on Tuesday. The Awami League office including... Full story

One killed in city

A motorcyclist died as construction materials of an under-construction building of Jamuna Future Park fell on him while he was passing the area in the capital’s Basundhara Residential Area on Tuesday. The deceased was... Full story

Defamation complaint against Khaleda dismissed

A metropolitan magistrate in Dhaka on Tuesday dismissed a defamation complaint against Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia for her comment on changing the name of Gopalganj district. Full story

No political showdown on SC premises

Pro-Awami League and pro-BNP lawyers on Tuesday assured the chief justice that they would not get involved in the politics of confrontation on the Supreme Court premises anymore. The assurance came after the... Full story

PM may address nation on Friday

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina, also the president of the Awami League, is likely to address the nation on January 3 as part of her electioneering for the January 5 parliamentary pollls. The state-run Bangladesh... Full story

Char people cry for warm clothes

Academics and NGO activists at a conference on Tuesday said that the extremely poor people in the char areas in the northwestern region were leading a miserable life due to cold snap and lack of job and essentials. Full story

Blockade cannot foil January 5 polls, says AL leaders

Ruling Awami League-led alliance spokesman Mohammad Nasim on Tuesday said that indefinite blockade called by opposition leader Khaleda Zia would not obstruct the January 5 general elections but would only cause sufferings to people. Full story

Two killed in capital

Two people, including a minor girl, were killed in two incidents at Uttara and Kafrul in Dhaka on Monday night and Tuesday morning. An official of Securex Security Company was killed at his flat in South Kafrul. Full story

Pro-AL blue panel sweeps DUTA polls

Awami League-backed blue panel on Tuesday swept the election to Dhaka University Teachers’ Association with capturing nine posts, including president and general secretary, in the 15-member executive body. Full story

Shafiul, Tanvir elected president, secy of BUTA

Md Shafiul Alam, assistant professor of mathematics, and Mohammad Tanvir Kaisar, assistant professor of English, were elected as president and secretary of Barisal University Teachers’ Association on Tuesday. Full story


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