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  • People crowd an Awami League rally in Surharawardy Udyan in Dhaka on Friday. The Awami League president, Sheikh Hasina, addressed the rally. — New Age photo

  • People leaving Dhaka for outlying areas crowd the Sadarghart launch terminal in Dhaka on Friday during the two-day break from the blockade of road, railway and waterways enforced by the BNP-led alliance. — Sanaul Haque

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Stop troubling people, or face stringent action

People crowd an Awami League rally in Surharawardy Udyan in Dhaka on Friday. The Awami League president, Sheikh Hasina, addressed the rally. — New Age photo
The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Friday cautioned the opposition that she would be as tough as needed to control the current state of anarchy and restore peace and ensure security of lives... Full story

BNP grass roots for movement, not talks

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party will continue with its movement demanding the cancellation of the January 5 parliamentary elections amidst differences of opinion within the party about opening a fresh dialogue... Full story

Govt to complete term despite polls dispute: AL leaders

Senior Awami League leaders, as well as its grassroots leaders, admitted that the January 5 general elections had not been a participatory one in absence of the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party. Full story

Protests continue, more temples burnt, stolen

Political, socio-cultural and rights organisations continued with protests in Dhaka and elsewhere on Friday condemning attacks on religious minorities, especially the Hindus, after the national elections held on January 5... Full story

No plots could stop movement: BNP

The acting Bangladesh Nationalist Party secretary general, Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, on Friday urged leaders and activists of the opposition alliance to ‘peacefully’ carry out all its programmes braving all ‘conspiracies’ until the people’s legitimate demands were realised. Full story

Passengers suffer in long tailback

People leaving Dhaka for outlying areas crowd the Sadarghart launch terminal in Dhaka on Friday during the two-day break from the blockade of road, railway and waterways enforced by the BNP-led alliance. — Sanaul Haque
People going outdoors during a two-day break from the blockade enforced by the opposition alliance that kept Dhaka cut off and roads deserted and passengers travelling long-distance suffered because of tailbacks for hours on the first day of the weekends on Friday. Full story

Govt fails to ensure emergency health care services

Emergency and primary healthcare facilities have not been ensured causing an increase in out-of-pocket health expenditure while drugs have gone beyond the purchasing capacity of most of people because of frequent price increases by manufacturers in the past five years. Full story

US Senate for talks towards credible polls

The US Senate has adopted a resolution on Bangladesh emphasising the ‘critical need for political dialogue’ among political parties towards credible elections. The Senate also condemned the... Full story

Devyani Khobragade leaves US

India ordered the United States on Friday to withdraw one of its diplomats from New Delhi, as the Indian consul at the centre of the row between the two countries flew home after she was indicted in New York for visa fraud. Full story


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