• New cabinet set to take oath Sunday
  • Gazette naming Raushan oppn leader published
  • Chinese envoy meets Khaleda
  • No blockade on Monday, Tuesday
  • US Senate body urges Hasina, Khaleda to begin talks
  • Moscow to cooperate with new government, regrets BNP's polls boycott
  • Suranjit differs with consensus govt
  • Ershad takes oath
  • Two suspects arrested on rape charges in Jessore
  • 40-km tailback at Bangabandhu Bridge
  • Gazipur dyeing factory catches fire
  • Dhaka-Ctg rail link restored
  • 60 people routed illegally for Malaysia rescued, 4 brokers held
  • US envoy headed home after India 'revenge' expulsion
  • Ex-Israel PM Sharon dies
  • Gunmen fire on Thai anti-government protest
  • US seeks closure in spat with India
  • President's resignation brings rare hope to C. Africa

BPC seeks Tk 1,254cr in outstanding subsidy

Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation has made a demand for nearly Tk 1,254 crore from finance ministry as outstanding subsidy amount the corporation provided for marketing petroleum products in the... Full story

7th anniv of Jan 11 changeover today

Today marks the seventh anniversary of the January 11, 2007 changeover resulting into a two-year rule of a military-controlled interim regime following declaration of a state of emergency. On this day in 2007, a group... Full story

AL, BNP unite to safeguard Hindus

Local leaders of BNP and Awami League in an upazila of Gaibandha have joined hands to protect the Hindus of the area following attacks on the community in different parts of the country after the January 5 elections. On January 6, several homes... Full story

Khaleda’s security to get special attention: police

The security of Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson, Khaleda Zia, will be given special consideration, even though she is no longer the leader of the opposition, the police said. Khaleda is no longer the opposition leader... Full story

32 BNP, Jamaat men arrested

Joint forces arrested 32 activists of BNP and Jamaat-e-Islami in four districts on Thursday night and Friday. The joint forces — composed of Border Guard Bangladesh, Rapid Action Battalion and the police — arrested at least 1,000 opposition activists from Tuesday... Full story

WP decides to take part in new govt

The Workers Party of Bangladesh, an ally of the Awami League led alliance, will take part in the new cabinet to be formed on Sunday. The decision was made on Friday at the party’s central committee meeting held at NAM flat of the party president, Rashed Khan Menon, at Nakhalpara. Full story

Ershad to make his stand clear soon

Jatiya Party secretary general ABM Ruhul Amin Hawlader on Friday said that the party chief HM Ershad would make his party’s post-election stance clear in a day or two. ‘The chairman himself would make his... Full story

Light rain or drizzle likely

Light rain or drizzle is likely to occur at one or two places over Rajshahi, Rangpur, Khulna, Dhaka and Sylhet divisions and the region of Comilla till 6:00pm today. Weather may remain dry with temporary partly cloudy sky elsewhere over the country. Full story

Murder accused hacked to death in Jhenaidah

An accused in a murder case was hacked to death while two others were injured by rivals at Kaliganj in Jhenaidah Friday afternoon. The deceased was identified as Kamal Hossain, 35, son of Matiar Rahman of village Krishnapur under Kaliganj. Full story

Mahbub sent to jail

A court on Friday sent the BNP chairperson’s adviser Khandaker Mahbub Hossain, also the Supremem Court Bar Association vicechairman, to jail in an explosion case. Metropolitan magistrate Sabina Yasmin... Full story

Chilly weather harms boro seedlings, hits farmers hard

The cold wave, combined with dense fog, has put an adverse impact on boro seedlings, leaving farmers and day laborers to suffer badly. New Age correspondents in Lalmonirhat and Narshingdi... Full story

Two die of Nipah infection, says IEDCR

The deadly virus Nipah, which reportedly kills nearly 80 percent of its infected victims, was responsible for the death of two related teenagers in Manikganj towards the end of December, confirmed the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research on Friday. Full story

AL men torch BNP office in Pirojpur

Awami League activists allegedly set fire to a BNP office in Pirojpur hours after an Awami League office was torched in the district town Friday morning. Police and witnesses said unidentified... Full story

Apparel workers getting fired

Several apparel factories at Gazipur and Ashulia sacked hundreds of workers in last two months alleging they were involved in recent labour unrest and also for cost cutting. But labour leaders said that the... Full story

BJP youth wing protests at attacks on B’desh minorities

Members of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha, the youth wing of the Bharatiya Janata Party, on Friday demonstrated in Agartala, the capital of Indian state of Tripura, protesting against the attacks on religious minorities in Bangladesh. Full story

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