• Portfolios of new cabinet members
  • New cabinet swears in
  • Hasina takes oath as PM
  • Won’t bow to int’l pressure: PM
  • Manmohan congratulates Hasina
  • Ershad PM’s special envoy
  • We’re for 5 yrs: Ashraf
  • Ominous start: BNP
  • Writ seeks stay on swearing in of new cabinet
  • Writ filed seeking 10th parliamentary election again
  • Shibir man killed in clash with BCL at CU
  • Tribunal pardons two Bagerhat lawyers
  • Farmer murdered in Natore
  • Oppn’s blockade draws poor response
  • 21 injured in Chittagong road accident
  • Libya's deputy industry minister shot dead
  • Permit to kill Namibia black rhino fetches $350,000 in US
  • Israelis pay last respects to Sharon

New cabinet today

The new cabinet of prime minister Sheikh Hasina will take oath of office today. President Abdul Hamid will administer the swearing-in at his residence-cum-office Bangabhaban at 3:30pm. Around 50 members – 29 ministers, 17 state... Full story

Justice Habibur Rahman dies

Former chief justice and head of a caretaker government Muhammad Habibur Rahman died in United Hospital in Dhaka around 10:30pm on Saturday, family and hospital sources said. He was 85. ‘He felt sick at his residence around 9:30pm and was taken to... Full story

Govt claims success, experts say much more to do

The government claims that it has achievements in the education sector made in the past five years while teachers and experts say that a number of issues are yet to be addressed and the education minister keeps thinking quality... Full story

BNP-led alliance postpones blockade from tomorrow

The BNP-led alliance on Saturday night said that the countrywide blockade of roads, railway and waterways it started enforcing on January 1 would remain postponed for an indefinite period from tomorrow morning... Full story

Ershad takes oath, JP demands 8 cabinet places

The Jatiya Party chairman, HM Ershad, on Saturday took oath as a lawmaker of the 10th parliament. Another Jatiya Party lawmaker, Nasim Osman, who was abroad on Thursday, also took oath after Ershad. Full story

CEC asks police to shoot at troublemakers

Chief Election Commissioner Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad on Saturday asked the police and other law enforcement agencies to get tough against ‘troublemakers’ and open fire if necessary to ensure ‘smooth re-polling in eight constituencies... Full story

Khaleda visits office after 15 days

Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia on Saturday came to her office at Gulshan after 15 days of ‘confinement’ in her house by law enforcers. She arrived at the office around 7:35pm in her jeep with... Full story

US senator urges Hasina, Khaleda to start talks

US senator Robert Menendez, chairman of the senate foreign relations committee, sent letters to the prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, and the BNP chairperson, Khaleda Zia, urging them to end the current political impasse, shun street... Full story

Moscow supports new govt, regrets BNP’s polls boycott

Russia has expressed its readiness to continue constructive partnership with new Bangladesh government set to be sworn in today while it regretted the main opposition BNP’s boycotting the polls, the state-run ITAR-TASS news... Full story

UK to continue aid for Bangladesh

The British high commissioner in Dhaka, Robert W Gibson, on Saturday said that Britain would continue its development aid in Bangladesh to support the poorest people of the country. In response to speculation... Full story

diplomat row India says ‘no standoff’ with US

India said on Saturday there was ‘no standoff’ with Washington after it expelled a US diplomat in a bitter row over the arrest and strip search of an Indian consulate official in New York. The Indian foreign minister Salman Khurshid’s comments... Full story

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