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  • A passenger at Kamalapur railway station sleeps out of boredom amid severe disruption in train schedule on Wednesday, the first day of the indefinite opposition blockade. — Sony Ramany

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Blockade shuts Dhaka off, 1 killed in Chandpur

A passenger at Kamalapur railway station sleeps out of boredom amid severe disruption in train schedule on Wednesday, the first day of the indefinite opposition blockade. — Sony Ramany
The capital Dhaka remained almost shut from the rest of the country on Wednesday as the BNP-led opposition alliance began a blockade or roads, railway and waterways for an indefinite period... Full story

Judiciary: not fully independent yet

The government has neither restored the original provisions on the judiciary through the 15th amendment to the constitution nor established a separate secretariat under the Supreme Court to fulfil its 2008 election pledge... Full story

Govt fields 400 executive magistrates to operate mobile courts

The government has posted 400 senior assistant secretaries as executive magistrates to various constituencies across the country to contain criminal activities during the January 5 national polls. The public administration... Full story

Govt schools lag behind pvt, non-govt schools in Dhaka

Government primary and secondary schools have largely failed to compete with with non-government and private institutions, according to results of the Junior School Certificate and Primary Education Completion exams which were... Full story

Hasina seeks vote for Dhaka city constituencies

The Awami League chief, Sheikh Hasina, on Wednesday carried out a campaign for the first time in the capital Dhaka seeking votes for the party symbol in the elections scheduled for January 5 ‘for the continuity of democracy... Full story

Iraq suffers worst year of violence since 2008

Violence in Iraq surged in 2013 to its worst level in five years, fuelled by widespread discontent among the Sunni Arab minority and Syria’s civil war, figures released Wednesday showed. Bombs tore through markets, cafes, football fields and... Full story

Khaleda under house arrest: Selima

Bangladesh Nationalist Party vice-chairman Selima Rahman on Wednesday claimed that the government kept her party chairperson Khaleda Zia under ‘house arrest’ in Gulhsan. At a briefing at her Gulshan house in the... Full story

Police foil JP anniv programme

The police foiled founding anniversary celebrations of the Jatiya Party led by HM Ershad in the capital on Wednesday, party leaders and activists said. The police forced JP activists to leave the convention centre at Gulshan... Full story


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