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  • Tarique Rahman

  • The chief election commissioner, Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmed, addresses journalists as he inaugurated the media centre at the EC secretariat in Dhaka on Saturday. — New Age photo

  • View of an under-construction sluice gate at Hatirjheel beside the Rampura Bridge in Dhaka. The gate is yet to be completed although the stipulated time is over. — Sanaul Haque

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Govt pry schools charging admission fees

Many government primary schools are charging admission fees although any type of fees is prohibited in government and registered non-government primary schools. The Education Policy 2010, approved by the Jatiya Sangsad... Full story

Judges feel insecure travelling by bus, rickshaw

Judges and magistrates across the country said they felt insecure in attending courts and on the way back home in buses or rickshaws during hartals and blockades when they can’t use official transports. Full story

Local traders, youths on polls assignment

The authorities have ‘contractually’ employed local traders and youths for assisting the law enforcers in the 10th parliamentary elections scheduled for today, officials said. The youths, who had no training before the deployment... Full story

Moulvibazar minor drowns

A minor girl drowned in a pond at West Singu village in Kulaura upazila in Moulvibazar on Friday. The deceased was identified as Promi Akter, 3, daughter of Abdul Ahad of the village. Local people said Promi slipped and fell... Full story

Tarique urges people to resist polls

Tarique Rahman
Bangladesh Nationalist Party senior vice-chairman Tarique Rahman on Saturday called upon the country’s people to stand united and resist at any costs today’s national polls. ‘It is time to launch an all-out united movement. Wait no more for orders. From now... Full story

Elderly woman found dead in Comilla

The body of an elderly woman was found at village Sundulpur under Daudkandi upazila in Comilla Saturday morning. She was Tohirunnessa Begum, 70, wife of Dilu Miahzi. Full story

Election tidbits

Voters of five districts are deprived of franchising voting right in the 10th parliamentary polls taking place today as the candidates in all the seats in those districts were elected unopposed, according to the Election Commission. Full story

Dry weather likely

Weather may remain dry with partly cloudy sky over the country till 6:00pm today. Light to moderate fog may occur over the country during midnight till morning, Met Office said. Night and day temperature may remain nearly unchanged... Full story

CEC worried over arson attacks on polling stations

The chief election commissioner, Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmed, addresses journalists as he inaugurated the media centre at the EC secretariat in Dhaka on Saturday. — New Age photo
Chief Election Commissioner Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad on Saturday expressed concern over escalating violence and setting polling stations on fire on the eve of Sunday’s polls and said that the EC had asked the government to strengthen polling stations... Full story

Ruling party men attack BNP men’s houses in Lalmonirhat

Houses of local BNP men at Jummapara and Fire Service Road in Lalmonirhat town were attacked by ruling party men Friday night. The miscreants vandalised these houses and looted cash, gold ornaments and furniture... Full story

Mild cold wave continues

Intensity of cold has increased as minimum temperature has fallen sharply due to the sweeping of mild to moderate cold wave through some parts of the country. A meteorologist of Bangladesh meteorological department... Full story

24-hour ban on 12 types vehicles in Dhaka

The Dhaka Metropolitan Police has imposed a 24-hour ban on movement of 12 types of vehicles in the capital today. The ban would be effective from Saturday midnight to Sunday midnight, said a press release issued... Full story

Nothing for voters to get scared: MKA

Former home minister Mohiuddin Khan Alamgir on Saturday said there is nothing for voters to get frightened as the law enforcers are taking all necessary measures to curb the ongoing violence over Sunday’s national election. Full story

30 injured in Sylhet clash

At least 30 people were injured in a clash between two groups of villagers over a trifling matter at Old Tetli village in Dakkhin Surma upazila in Sylhet on Friday. Quoting villagers, the police said an altercation ensued... Full story

Human flag certified world’s largest

Guinness World Records authorities have officially certified Bangladesh’s human flag record of 27,117 people created on December 16 last as the world’s largest human national flag. Full story

No major dev within a year of inauguration

View of an under-construction sluice gate at Hatirjheel beside the Rampura Bridge in Dhaka. The gate is yet to be completed although the stipulated time is over. — Sanaul Haque
No new recreational facility was added to the much hyped Hatrijheel-Bebunbari canal project in the last one year after its splendid inauguration. Though the project was supposed to provide game equipment for children, celebration point, viewing... Full story

Boycott polls: SCBA

The Supreme Court Bar Association on Saturday called upon people to boycott Sunday’s 10thparliamentary elections. The SCBA came up with the call at its executive committee meeting held with its president AJ Mohammad Ali in... Full story

UP chairman killed

The Dhamalia union acting chairman, Shahidul Islam, was shot dead by miscreants in front of his house at village Tolna under Dumuria in Khulna Friday night. The victim was also an Awami League Dumuria upazila unit activist. Full story

Robber killed in ‘shoot-out’

An alleged robber was killed in a ‘shoot-out’ with police in Sirajganj Friday night. The deceased was identified as Karoon Chandra, 22, son of late Amulya Chandra, of Kadda Keshtopur under sadar upazila. Full story

Govt efforts fall flat

The government’s plan to add more public transports for Dhaka city dwellers was doomed to failure due to unwillingness of transport owners and current political unrest, said transport owners and officials. Full story

DGFI wants 50pc of basic pay as risk allowance

The Directorate General of Forces Intelligence is seeking 50 per cent of basic pay as risk allowance for its personnel, said finance ministry officials. DGFI made the request in a letter to the finance ministry, they said. Full story

Police stop Indian newsmen meeting Khaleda

Law enforcers on Saturday evening stopped two foreign journalists from meeting the BNP chairperson, Khaleda Zia, who claimed of being under house arrest. New Delhi-based news channel NDTV journalist Monideepa Banerjee and Kolkata-based... Full story

Woman dies in cylinder blast in capital

A woman died and a man received severe injury in a gas cylinder blast in the capitals’ Jatrabari area on Saturday. The deceased was Josna Begum, 35, wife of M Mosharrof Hossain of the area and the injured was Anwar Hossain, 22, of... Full story

Launch set on fire

Miscreants set fire to a launch at Sadarghat launch terminal in the capital on Saturday. Sources at the launch said a gang of unidentified miscreants set alight a cabin on the second floor of the launch ‘MV Tipu 5’ around 6:00am after... Full story

Pirate lynched

An alleged pirate was killed in mob beating at Keramatpur Bazar of Char Clark Union under Subornachar Upazila in Noakhali Saturday early morning. The deceased was Mintu, 30, son of Kala Mia. Full story

Schoolboys found dead

Two schoolboys were found dead at village Nouyatari under Domar upazila Saturday afternoon. The victims were Sujan, 14, son of Mozaffar Hossain of village Uttar Ambari, and Shanto, 13, son of Abdul Alim of village Dakshin Ambari... Full story

3 killed in accident

Three people were killed and three others injured in an accident in Shimanto Bazaar area in Sirajganj Friday night. The deceased were Abdur Razzak, 38, Jahangir Hossain, 28, and Nargis Khatoon, 32. Bangabandhu Bridge (west) police... Full story

Train derails

A freight train derailed near the Aditmari railway station on Lalmonirhat-Burimari route Saturday morning, halting the train communication on the route. The stone laden train was coming from Burimari land port station. The railway officials said... Full story

Man found dead

The police recovered the stabbed body of a man at village Koikuri dola under Gangachara upazila Saturday morning. The victim was Badsha Miah, 38, an alleged robber of the area. Gangachhara police officer-in-charge Rezaul Karim said... Full story

AL may reward rebel candidates

The ruing Awami League is considering rewarding instead of punishing the rebel candidates filing against the party nominees in the10th parliamentary polls scheduled for Sunday party insiders said. Full story

Govt plans instt for burn and plastic surgery

The government is going to set up a National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery at Dhaka Medical College and Hospital to mitigate the crisis of specialised burn and plastic surgery doctors, said sources at DMCH burn unit. Full story

BNP trying to cover up failures: chief whip

Chief whip in parliament Abdus Shahid has said that the propaganda unleashed by the BNP through meeting the president and the Speaker was an attempt to cover its own failures. ‘The propaganda and misinformation campaign... Full story

Kazi Zafar urges people to boycott polls

The Jatiya Party faction, led by Kazi Zafar Ahmed, has urged the people to boycott the controversial polls and stay at home on the polling day. Terming the 10th parliamentary elections ‘farcical’, Kazi Zafar in a statement on Saturday... Full story

15 hurt as cops, workers clash at CEPZ

At least 15 people, including seven policemen, were injured in a clash between law enforcers and apparel workers at Chittagong Export Processing Zone Saturday morning. Witnesses said that the clash ensued at around... Full story

BCL observes 66th founding anniversary

Leaders and activists of Awami League-backed Bangladesh Chhatra League celebrated their 66th founding anniversary of the organisation on Saturday. BCL men, led by its president HM Badiuzzaman Sohag and general secretary... Full story

Rights activists demand to end violence against minority

Human rights activists formed a human chain in Sylhet on Sunday afternoon, demanding immediate steps to end violence against the ethnic minority groups in the country. Human Rights Congress for Bangladesh Minority Sylhet... Full story


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