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  • Pressure mounts on Sheikh Hasina after walkover election
  • Resume dialogue for inclusive political process: Ban Ki-moon
  • 48-hr hartal underway peacefully
  • Terrorists torch 531 schools, colleges
  • 41 bombs seized in Pabna
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  • US speeds up supply of military equipment to Iraq
  • Sudan and S Sudan agree to protect oilfields
  • Myanmar journalists stage rare protest
  • A child undergoes treatment at Dhaka Medical College Hospital after being injured in an explosion of crude bomb at the capital’s Badda on Monday. — New Age photo

  • Slum-dwellers wail as a fire razes at least 50 shanties in a slum in the Aambagan Jhautala area in Chittagong on Monday, rendering several hundred people homeless. — New Age photo

  • Photo shows petrol bombs recovered by the Rapid Action Battalion from Adabar and Hazaribagh areas of the capital in two drives on Sunday night. — Indrajit Ghosh

  • Manzur-Ur-Rahman

  • Aminur Rahman

  • A woman holds a baby, both clad in warm clothes to protect themselves from the cold wave sweeping the country. The photo is taken at the capital’s Baunia Bandh on Monday. — Indrajit Ghosh

  • German ambassador to Bangladesh Albrecht Conze meets opposition leader Khaleda Zia at her Gulshan office in Dhaka on Monday. — New Age photo

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Results withheld for 8 seats as polls suspended at 540 centres

The Election Commission has suspended polling at about 550 polling stations causing suspension of the announcement of election results for eight parliamentary constituencies in the 10th parliamentary elections held on Sunday... Full story

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Children injured in bomb explosion

A child undergoes treatment at Dhaka Medical College Hospital after being injured in an explosion of crude bomb at the capital’s Badda on Monday. — New Age photo
Two more children were injured in explosion of crude bombs in separate incidents in the capital on early Monday and Sunday night. Of them, nine-year-old schoolboy Fahim Ahmed sustained splinter injuries in the left hand when a crude bomb exploded... Full story

Fenali family still crying for justice

Family of Felani Khatun, who was shot dead by the Indian Border Security Force, is still crying for justice even after three years of the murder of the teenage girl. ‘I will be seeking justice till I am not satisfied,’ Felani’s frustrated... Full story

Withdraw DC, SP of Gaibandha

The Election Commission on Monday ordered withdrawal of deputy commissioner and superintendent of police in Gaibandha which was rocked by widespread violence that led to the suspension of polling in 206 centres there. Full story

Tarique opposes dialogue with new ‘illegal’ govt

Bangladesh Nationalist Party senior-vice chairman Tarique Rahman on Sunday said there is no logic to sit for dialogue with the ‘illegal’ government elected in Sunday’s ‘farcical’ elections to resolve the political crisis in the country. Full story

RU dorms reopen on Tuesday

The 16 residential dormitories of Rajshahi University will reopen today at 8:00am, said a press release of the university on Monday. The university went on winter vacation from December25. The regular classes, examination... Full story

40 shanties gutted in Ctg fire

Slum-dwellers wail as a fire razes at least 50 shanties in a slum in the Aambagan Jhautala area in Chittagong on Monday, rendering several hundred people homeless. — New Age photo
Fire gutted at least 40 shanties in a slum of Nalapara at Jhautola under the Khulsi police station in the port city on Monday. Jashim Uddin, deputy director of Fire Service and Civil Defence in Chittagong, said that the fire originated from an oven of a shanty at noon... Full story

Balloon vendor dies in cylinder explosion

A balloon vendor met his tragic death in a gas cylinder blast while filling gas in balloons at Nazipur under Potnitola upazila in Naogaon on Monday, police said. Potnitola police officer-in-charge Abul Kalam Azad said the deceased... Full story

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65 bombs recovered

Photo shows petrol bombs recovered by the Rapid Action Battalion from Adabar and Hazaribagh areas of the capital in two drives on Sunday night. — Indrajit Ghosh
The Rapid Action Battalion in two separate drives on Sunday night recovered 65 petrol bombs, bomb making materials and arrested two people in connection at Adabar and Hazaribagh areas of the capital. The arrested were Murad, 19, and Sajib, 18. Full story

Dry weather likely

Weather is likely to remain mainly dry with partly cloudy sky over the country, having chances of light rain or drizzle at one or two places over Rajshahi, Dhaka and Sylhet divisions and the regions of Jessore, Kushtia and Comilla... Full story

18-party threatens to continue movement

The BNP-led 18-party alliance on Monday threatened to continue the ongoing movement if the government did not take effective steps for fresh elections to restore peace in the country. Full story

Tk 2cr Indian clothes seized

Members of Border Guard Bangladesh seized smuggled Indian clothes worth Tk 2 crore from Boro Achra border point in Benapole early Saturday. BGB 26 battalion commander Lieutenant Colonel Matiur Rahman said acting... Full story

Don’t destroy democracy: Suranjit to opposition

Senior Awami League leader Suranjit Sengupta on Monday urged the BNP-led 18-party leaders not to destroy democracy out of wrong-headedness. ‘There could be discussions if you have any constitutional and democratic demand. Full story

Cracks in health centre spark panic

Cracks have appeared in the building of a community clinic in Dakkhin Surma upazila triggering fear of some deadly accident any time. As the cracks became visible, the authorities for a security concern shifted all the activities of... Full story

Student killed in city road accident

A man was killed in a road accident in the capital’s Raysaheb Bazaar area on Monday evening. The victim was Sahin, 24, of Srinagar in Munshiganj and also a second year political science student of Kabi Nazrul College. Full story

Business leader passes away

Manzur-Ur-Rahman
Former senior vice-president of Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry Manzur-Ur-Rahman Ruskin died on Saturday evening. He was 63. Manzur, who was also an income tax lawyer, died while he was undergoing treatment at the Apollo Hospital... Full story

Hawkers’ leader Aminur dies

Aminur Rahman
Aminur Rahman, member of the Dhaka Newspaper Hawkers’ Multipurpose Cooperative Society Ltd, died of heart attack at his house at Tongi on Sunday. He was 75, said a press release. He is survived by his wife, four sons and four daughters. Full story

Parents of examinees fail to meet Khaleda

Parents of examinees failed to meet BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia as her security officials barred them from entering her residence in Gulshan on Monday when they went to meet her with a request to relax political programmes... Full story

AL bags 231, Ershad’s JP 33, WP 6, JSD 5

The ruling Bangladesh Awami League has managed to bag over two-thirds of the parliamentary seats in the 10th general elections held on Sunday amidst widespread violence killing at least 20 people. Full story

Krisenergy takes office today as operator of block 9

The top brass of Singapore-based oil company Krisenergy Ltd are likely to take office in Dhaka today as operator and 30 per cent stakeholder of Bangladesh’s hydrocarbon block 9, officials said. Full story

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Weather remains foggy

A woman holds a baby, both clad in warm clothes to protect themselves from the cold wave sweeping the country. The photo is taken at the capital’s Baunia Bandh on Monday. — Indrajit Ghosh
The sun could not be seen in different parts of the country including Dhaka as the country witnessed foggy weather throughout Monday with a partly cloudy sky. The situation may remain the same over the country having chances of light rain or drizzle at one... Full story

Rawshan likely to be leader of the opposition in parliament

The health minister, Rawshan Ershad, is likely to be the leader of the opposition in the 10th parliament, Jatiya Party presidium member Kazi Firoz Rashid told newsmen on Monday. Jatiya Party senior presidium member Rawshan, also... Full story

EC yet to disclose voter turnout rate

The Election Commission could not give the percentage of voters’ turnout in the 10th parliamentary polls even though over 24 hours elapsed since the polling ended on Sunday. Full story

Govt was able to resist violence: Joy

Prime minister’s son Sajeeb Wazed Joy thinks the government was able to resist violence in ‘almost all places’ on the day of polling. In a Facebook status Joy wrote on Sunday night, ‘The BNP-Jamaat continued their attacks. Full story

Murder-suspect escapes in Sirajganj

A murder-suspect escaped from a court in Sirajganj on Monday. The escapee was Golam Hossain, 25, of Railway Colony Mohhalla, who was arrested on Sunday as a suspect of the killing of grocer Mohir Uddin of the area. Full story

Murder suspects of ICT witness arrested

The detective branch of police on Monday arrested murder suspects of the state witness against Delwar Hossain Sayeede in the International Crimes Tribunal from Zianagar upazila Pirojpur. Full story

2 killed in Sirajganj

At least two people including a madrassah student were killed in separate incident in Sirajganj on Sunday night. Police recovered the bodies and sent them to Sirajganj General Hospital morgue for post-mortem examination. Full story

Man stabbed to death in Jessore

A man was stabbed to death at TB Clinic Para in Jessore town on Sunday night. The deceased was Babu Hossain, 22, son of Makbul Hossain of the area. Kotwali police subinspector Rezaul, quoting the victim’s family, said two... Full story

Man found dead in C’nawabganj

The police recovered the body of a man from River Mohananda in Akundbaria area under Chapainawabganj sadar upazila on Monday. The deceased could not be identified immediately. Sadar police subinspector Lutfur Rahman... Full story

Dhanmondi Lake dev misses another deadline

The Dhanmondi Lake development project of the capital has missed its December 2013 deadline. Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development and Cooperatives and Dhaka South City Corporation initiated the project in 2011 which... Full story

Those involved in polls violence to face legal actions: Tuku

State minister for home Shamsul Haq Tuku on Monday said the law enforcers have been given directives to take legal actions against those involved in the election violence. ‘They’ll be brought to justice after proper investigation,’ the... Full story

Man awarded life-term

A man was sentenced to life imprisonment in a case on Monday in Chapainawabganj. The convict was Sohel Rana, 20. The prosecution story says members of Rapid Action Battalion-5 arrested Sohel with two pistols, four magazines... Full story

Barisal INSU makes 6-point demand

The Imarat Nirman Sramik Union (Building Construction Workers’ Union) Barisal unit held a rally at the city’s Aswani Kumar Hall on Monday marking the 23rd anniversary of the organisation. The speakers on the rally... Full story

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German envoy meets Khaleda

German ambassador to Bangladesh Albrecht Conze meets opposition leader Khaleda Zia at her Gulshan office in Dhaka on Monday. — New Age photo
Ambassador of Germany, journalist of New York Times and Supreme Court lawyers separately called on Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia at her Gulshan residence Monday night. German ambassador in Dhaka... Full story

Body found in Kushtia

The police recovered the throat-slit body of a man from Gaserdiar village in Daulatpur upazila on Saturday. The identity of the deceased, aged around 30, could not be ascertained immediately. Full story

SCBA announces fresh programmes

Supreme Court lawyers loyal to the opposition BNP on Monday wore black badges in support of their demands for immediate arrest and punishment for the ruling party ‘musclemen’ who assaulted them on December 29 on the apex court premises. Full story

Remand hearing on 5 BNP leaders deferred

A Dhaka court on Monday deferred until January 9 the hearing on remand of five senior BNP leaders in two cases filed by the police in connection with violence at Motijheel in the capital Dhaka on May 5 last year. Full story

JCD stages demo at DU

Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal, student wing of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party, on Monday took out a procession on the Dhaka University campus demanding cancellation of the 10th general election and exploded several crude bombs there. Full story


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