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  • Trucks carrying goods are stuck in a long tailback on Dhaka-Tangail highway on Saturday morning. — Focusbangla photo

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Owners to run long route buses

Trucks carrying goods are stuck in a long tailback on Dhaka-Tangail highway on Saturday morning. — Focusbangla photo
Transport owners said they would run long-route buses from today even if they did not get protection from the police, while passengers suffered because of tailbacks for hours on Saturday during a two-day break from the enforced by opposition parties. Full story

Govt to erect watch towers at secretariat

The government has taken an initiative to erect watch towers along the outer fence of the secretariat in the capital to bolster security system, officials said. Besides, the ministry of home affairs will introduce electronic access control system to secure... Full story

Petrobangla opens bids today

Petrobangla is scheduled today to open bids to be submitted by international companies for oil and gas exploration in three hydrocarbon blocks in the deep of Bay of Bengal under the amended Model Production Sharing Contract 2012. Full story

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Ganajagaran Mancha visits Malopara

Ganajagaran Mancha leaders attend a ‘solidarity rally’ at Malopara in Abhaynagar upazila of Jessore on Saturday after their two-day march from the capital. — New Age photo
Ganajagaran Mancha, the youth-led platform campaigning for capital punishment for all war criminals, visited Malopara of Abhaynagar upazila in Jessore on Saturday noon. A delegate of about 100 people led by the platform’s spokesman Imran H Sarkar... Full story

New government unacceptable: BNP

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party said the new government to be sworn in today would not be acceptable at home and abroad as it did not represent the people. ‘The government that is going to be sworn in would be authoritarian... Full story

RMG workers block Manikganj road

Apparel workers on Saturday blocked the Dhaka–Aricha Road at Saturia in Manikganj demanding implementation of the latest wage structure announced in November 2013. The workers rallied on road stretch halting traffic... Full story

Joint forces arrest 13 opposition men

The joint forces in separate drives on Saturday arrested 13 activists of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party and the Jamaat-e-Islami in Rangpur in connection with violence during the 10th parliamentary polls on January 5. Full story

Train services between Comilla, other cities restored

Train services between Comilla and other cities, including Dhaka, Chittagong, Sylhet and Mymensingh resumed about 11 hours after four carriages of a Chittagong-bound train derailed on Saturday at Nangolkot in the district. Full story

Light rain or drizzle likely

Light rain or drizzle is likely to occur at one or two places over Rajshahi, Rangpur, Dhaka and Sylhet divisions and the regions of Jessore, Kushtia, Comilla and Noakhali till 6:00pm today. Full story

Protests against attacks on minorities continue

Political, socio-cultural and rights organisations on Saturday staged rallies in Dhaka and elsewhere in protest at attacks on religious minorities soon after the national elections held on January 5. Full story

Expats foil Jamaat rally on Molla

Expatriate Bangladeshis in New York foiled an event of the Jamaat-e-Islami that it planned to organise on hanged war criminal Abdul Quader Mollah. Jamaat’s assistant secretary general Abdur Razzaq was expected to attend... Full story

Road accidents kill 3 in Tangail, Gazipur

At least three persons were killed and 20 others injured in separate road accidents in Tangail and Gazipur Saturday afternoon. Basail police officer-in-charge Md Salauddin Miah said that a 22-year-old man was killed... Full story

Youth chopped, strangled, burnt to death

An unidentified young man was chopped, strangled and burnt to death in the capital’s Jatrabari area. The police recovered the body on Saturday morning. The young man, aged about 25, was killed as assailants chopped him... Full story

158 children infected with cold related diseases

At least 158 children, infected with cold related diseases, were admitted to Khulna Shishu Hospital on Friday. The condition of 16 patients was stated to be critical, hospital sources said, adding that most of these patients... Full story

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Basil new CEO of STS Holdings

R Basil
R Basil has been appointed as the executive director-cum-CEO of STS Holdings Ltd recently. He will be based in Dhaka and will be responsible for leading all the transformational initiatives of healthcare business of the company. Basil will hold full charge... Full story

Nurjahan Sufyani dies

Nurjahan Sufyani, wife of banker Mahfuzul Hoque Sufyani, died early Friday. She was 61. She left behind her husband, only son and two daughters. Qul khwani of Nurjahan will be... Full story

Fire at Gazipur dyeing factory

A fire broke out at the godown of a dyeing factory in city’s Konabari area on Saturday. Gazipur fire service deputy assistant director Aktaruzzaman said that the fire originated from the godown of Swadhin Dyeing... Full story

2 rape suspects held in Jessore

Police on Saturday arrested two activists of Jamaat-e-Islami on charge of raping two housewives at Rishipara in Monirampur upazila Tuesday night. Monirampur police officer-in-charge Mir Rezaul Hossain told New Age that they arrested the two... Full story

Mawa ferry services halted for 7 hrs

Ferry services on Mawa-Kawrakandi route were resumed at 7:00am morning after a seven-hour suspension. Thirteen ferries with about 1,500 passengers and vehicles were stranded on the route due... Full story

Undergrads present thesis at ULAB

University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh organised undergraduate thesis presentation and farewell programme on January 3 highlighting the importance of engaging with the world in a critical way and organising ideas in a creative manner. Full story

RMG worker killed in ‘police action’

Relatives of a female worker who was killed in a clash between police and workers in Korean Export Processing Zone in Chittagong alleged that police attack had caused her death. Full story

Ruling class violate constitution, say Left leaders

Left leaning politicians on Saturday alleged that the ruling class violated laws by holding ‘farcical election.’ They made the remark at a discussion organised by Shaheed Biplabi O Deshpremik Smriti Sangsad at National Press Club... Full story

Rajuk, Metro Makers fail to comply with SC verdict

The Rajdhani Unnyan Katripakkha has failed to comply with a July 2013 Appellate Court directive to restore wetland illegally grabbed for Madhumati Model Town, a housing project. Rajuk was asked to restore the wetland in six months. Full story

AL leaders admit polls not quite recognised by int’l community

Senior leaders and ministers of the ruling Awami League have said that the international quarters but India and Russia do not seem quite willing to recognise the 10th parliamentary elections mainly due to their ‘wrong perception’ of... Full story

Ctg gunfight leaves 2 cops injured

Three people, including two policemen, were bullet-hit as some alleged miscreants locked in a gunfight with the police in the port city’s Tiger Pass CRV area early Saturday. The injured were constables Qader Mustafa and Hamid Sharif of the detective... Full story

3 held over cop murder

Detectives have arrested three people in connection with an arson attack on a police vehicle in the capital’s Banglamotor area on December 24 that left a cop dead and two others injured. Full story

DMCH burn unit treats 200 patients since Oct 26

The Dhaka Medical College Hospital authorities on Thursday said that they had treated around 200 burn injured patients in its burn and plastic surgery unit since October 26 last year. Full story

China envoy meets Khaleda

The Chinese ambassador in Dhaka, Li Jun, met the BNP chairperson, Khaleda Zia, in her office at Gulshan in the capital on Saturday. The meeting continued for about an hour beginning about 7:30pm. None of the sides held any official... Full story

60 rescued in Ctg while going to Malaysia

Police on Saturday arrested four middlemen at Bahaddarhat bus terminal in Chittagong and rescued at least 60 people from the spot. They conducted a drive and arrested the four middlemen who were trying to send the rescued... Full story

2 detained in Rajshahi for drunkenness

The police detained two persons, including ward councilor SM Mahbubul Haque Pavel, in Rajshahi city Friday night. They were sent to jail hajat Saturday evening through court. Ziaur Rahman Zia, officer-in-charge of Boalia... Full story

AC (land) killed in road mishap in Gaibandha

An assistant commissioner (land) was killed as a CNG-run auto-rickshaw collided with his motorcycle at Kata in Gobindaganj upazila on Saturday evening. The deceased was identified as Omadew Murdy... Full story

Mawa-Kawrakandi ferry services halt for 7 hrs

Ferry services on Mawa-Kawrakandi route were resumed at 7:00am morning after a seven-hour suspension. Thirteen ferries with about 1,500 passengers and vehicles were stranded on the route due to thick fog in the area. Full story

C’nawabganj burn victim sent to DMCH

A young man, who sustained burn injuries in a petrol bomb attack on his motorcycle by miscreants in Kansat upazila of Chapainawabganj district on January 3, was shifted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital on Saturday for better treatment. Full story

Tk 20 lakh valuables burnt in Sylhet

A fire burnt down valuables worth about Tk 20 lakh in Dasghar Masukhali Market in Biswanath upazila early Friday. Sources said the fire originated from a tea stall in the market around 12:30am and soon spread to other nearby... Full story


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