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Students begin year amid uncertainty

Although students have new textbooks in their hands, the beginning of their normal classes remains uncertain because of political unrest, especially frequent blockades and general strikes. Authorities of most of the schools are yet to... Full story

Rights activists Adilur, Elan indicted

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The Cyber Crimes Tribunal on Wednesday indicted rights organisation Odhikar’s secretary Adilur Rahman Khan and its director AKM Nasiruddin Elan for providing ‘distorted’ information about the killing at a rally of Hefazat-e-Islam... Full story

Add’l security withdrawn from Khaleda’s house

Additional security forces deployed around the house of the leader of the opposition in the parliament, Khaleda Zia, at Gulshan were withdrawn on Wednesday morning, the police said. Full story

Political standoff France, Germany call for dialogue

Major European countries Germany and France joined ranks with the United Nations, Commonwealth, the United States, Japan and Australia in expressing concern over political turmoil and elections carried out on January 5. Full story

Justice Khairul defends scrapping poll-time caretaker system

Former chief justice ABM Khairul Haque on Wednesday defended his judgement which had scrapped the election-time caretaker government system saying the Constitution and law did not permit unelected people to govern the country... Full story

Police whisk away Selima from meal

The police on Wednesday had taken the BNP’s vice-chairman Selima Rahman away to jail from a courtroom before she completed her meal, her followers alleged. Witnesses said that Selima started taking lunch sitting on a bench... Full story

Communal attacks unchecked: Mizan

The government has failed to prevent attacks on the Hindus after Sunday’s polls, the National Human Rights Commission Chairman Mizanur Rahman has said. ‘The minorities are being tortured across the country. Full story

Dry weather likely

Weather may remain dry with temporary partly cloudy sky over the country till 6:00pm today. Moderate to thick fog may occur over Rangpur, Rajshahi, Dhaka and Sylhet divisions and light to moderate fog elsewhere over the country... Full story

361 held in joint force drives against opposition

At least 361 people were arrested on Tuesday night and Wednesday as the joint forces, comprised of paramilitary Border Guard Bangladesh, Rapid Action Battalion and the police, continued with drives on opposition men across the country. Full story

Power bills worth Tk 3,761cr remain overdue

Due to poor recovery, the power utilities have failed to comply with the power division instruction to bring down unrecovered bills to less than two months, officials said. Till October 2013, five utilities — Rural Electrification Board... Full story

BNP-Jamaat want to push country towards instability, say AL leaders

Leaders of Awami League on Wednesday accused BNP and its ally Jamaat-e-Islam of carrying out attacks on the religious minorities in a bid to push the country towards instability. Full story

CEC terms holding polls ‘big success’

The chief election commissioner, Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad, on Wednesday defended a 40 per cent voter turning in the national elections held on Sunday and said that, despite ‘several obstacles,’ the holding of the elections... Full story

3 held for snatching ballot boxes

Police arrested three persons on Wednesday from Paltan area in Dhaka accused of snatching and burning ballot boxes at Chanderchar govt primary school polling centre under Sirajdikhan upazila in Munshiganj. Full story

Diplomats, foreign journalist, professionals meet Khaleda

UK high commissioner and professionals met Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia at her Gulshan house on Wednesday evening. Earlier in the morning, additional police and barricade posted in front of her house... Full story

Gebregziabher new country director to Plan Int’l Bangladesh

Senait Gebregziabher has joined Plan International Bangladesh as country director. An Ethiopian national, Senait has had an illustrious career in development and humanitarian field spanning over two decades, said a press release. Full story

Sherpur church gate burnt, 1 held

Miscreants torched the gate of a church at Bakakura in Jhenaigati upazila Tuesday night. Quoting locals, police said a group of miscreants set fire to the worship place of the Christian community at about 8:00pm, burning... Full story

Teacher sacked for setting fire to school

The primary and mass education ministry on Wednesday sacked the headmaster of Sujabad Government Primary School in Bogra allegedly for setting fire to school furniture. A ministry press statement said that legal action would be taken... Full story

Delays in input supplies hampering boro cropping

Delays in supplying fertilizers, diesel and other inputs are hampering boro cultivation in January, its peak season, said officials. The delays caused by transport crisis stem from hartals and blockades, they said. Full story

BCL captures Twaki Mancha venue in Narayanganj

Ruling Awami League-backed student organisation Bangladesh Chhatra League on Wednesday occupied Shaheed Minar premises in Narayanganj where Shantrash Nirmul Twaki Mancha was scheduled to hold a programme... Full story

JP wants Rawshan to be opposition leader in JS

Jatiya Party senior presidium member Rawshan Ershad, also the health minister, is poised to be the leader of the opposition in the 10th Jatiya Sangsad. Rawshan, also the spouse of party chairman HM... Full story

Govt out to destroy opposition: BNP

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Wednesday alleged that the government was using the law enforcers to destroy the opposition parties and create anarchy in the country. ‘The Awami League which won... Full story

25 citizens demand investigation

Twenty-five noted professionals in a statement on Tuesday demanded fair and neutral investigation into the violence that took place on the Supreme Court premises on December 29 last year. They also demanded... Full story

DMP to escort O-level, A-level examinees

Dhaka Metropolitan Police on Wednesday announced that they would give escort to O-level and A-level examinees if they feel insecure in attending their examinations. At a media briefing, DMP... Full story

Two die in Ctg

Two people died in Chittagong on Wednesday in separate incidents. A robber was killed by agitated people in Fotehpur area under Hathazari upazila early Wednesday. The deceased was Javed, 27. Hathazari police assistant superintendent AFM Nizam... Full story

Woman dies ‘mysteriously’ in B’baria

A woman died ‘mysteriously’ falling from the roof of Christian Memorial Hospital in Brahmanbaria on Wednesday. The deceased was Lipika Gomez, 45, an employee of the hospital. The police, quoting witnesses, said... Full story

Man stabbed to death in Pabna

A man was stabbed to death in Dokhhin Raghabpur area of the Pabna town Tuesday night. The deceased was Milan Hossain, 28, son of Golam Mostafa. Pabna sadar police officer-in-charge Kazi Haniful Islam said miscreants stabbed Milan while... Full story

10 injured as Shibir men attack AL procession

At least 10 people were injured as activists of Islami Chhatra Shibir attacked a procession of Awami League activists in front of Chapainawabganj Government College on Wednesday. Shibir men also exploded several... Full story

11 houses set on fire in Khulna

Unidentified miscreants set eleven thatched and semi-pucca houses to fire on early Wednesday at Khalispur industrial belt of Khulna city. The houses were owned by Saiful Islam Shantu, General Secretary of Khalishpur thana unit Juba Dal. He accused... Full story

AL leader stabbed in Lalmonirhat

An Awami League leader was allegedly injured by Bangladesh Nationalist Party activists at village Burir Bazar in Lalmonirhat sadar upazila on Tuesday night. The injured was Rafiqul Islam, 46, was the joint secretary of Mohendranagar union unit AL... Full story

Tk 20 lakh valuables looted

Robbers looted valuables worth Tk 20 lakh from an expatriate’s house at village Barthakuri under Jakiganj upazila in Sylhet early Wednesday. Local people said a gang of armed... Full story

Mozena meets Tofail

US ambassador Dan Mozena on Wednesday met industries, housing and public works minister Tofail Ahmed at his residence in the city. During the meeting, they discussed various bilateral issues, said a PID handout. Full story


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