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  • Tofail Ahmed, Hossein Mohammad Ershad and US ambassador in Dhaka Dan W Mozena share a moment at Bangabhaban in Dhaka on Sunday after new cabinet was sworn in. — New Age photo

  • Long-route passengers wait for bus at Gabtoli terminal as transports did not leave the capital amid opposition blockade on Sunday. — Sony Ramany

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Hasina leads 49-member cabinet

Awami League president Sheikh Hasina on Sunday was sworn in as prime minister of the AL-led coalition government for the second consecutive term after securing an absolute majority in the controversial... Full story

Analysts view JP’s share in power as unprecedented

Analysts of constitutional practice and parliamentary democracy said that the Jatiya Party’s being in opposition in the 10th parliament and having three places in the cabinet was unprecedented and in breach of norms... Full story

34 cabinet members did not contest Jan 5 polls

Thirty-four members of prime minister Sheikh Hasina’s new 49-member cabinet, which was sworn in on Sunday, did not face direct election in the January 5 polls. In the absence of candidates in the polls... Full story

35 former ministers left out of new cabinet

Thirty-five ministers, including some stalwarts, who had served Sheikh Hasina’s cabinet at different times during her 2009-2013 government, were left out of the new cabinet which was sworn in on Sunday. Full story

BNP calls Jan 12 a ‘black day’

Bangladesh Nationalist Party termed January 12, the day the new government was formed by Awami League, a ‘black day’ and said an ‘ominous journey’ started with the swearing-in of the ‘illegal government’. Full story

Ershad freed from CMH, made PM’s special envoy

Tofail Ahmed, Hossein Mohammad Ershad and US ambassador in Dhaka Dan W Mozena share a moment at Bangabhaban in Dhaka on Sunday after new cabinet was sworn in. — New Age photo
Jatiya Party chairman and former military dictator HM Ershad was on Sunday freed from Combined Military Hospital in Dhaka after a month-long mysterious ‘admission’ and made ‘special envoy’ of prime minister Sheikh Hasina, with the status of a full minister. Full story

Shibir leader dies in clash with BCL in CU

An Islami Chhatra Shibir leader was killed and 30 others were wounded as Shibir and Chhatra League clashed in Chittagong University on Sunday evening after a Chhatra League leader had been attacked in Sylhet. Full story

Manpower export drops significantly

Labour migration has decreased during the last year of the government’s term in office, which would strain foreign currency reserves and threaten development of the rural economy that depends... Full story

Blockade has little impact

Long-route passengers wait for bus at Gabtoli terminal as transports did not leave the capital amid opposition blockade on Sunday. 
— Sony Ramany
The blockade of roads, railways and waterways enforced by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party-led alliance had a little impact on city life while vehicles ran on long-distances route, without police protection, more than on other blockade days. Full story

PM rules out bowing to int’l pressure on polls

Ruling out bowing to any international pressure regarding the just-concluded parliamentary polls, the prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Sunday said her government would continue to work that is needed for the welfare of the country and the people. Full story

Manmohan congratulates Hasina

Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh sent a message of felicitations to prime minister Sheikh Hasina and also called her on the telephone on Sunday evening to convey his good wishes on her assumption of the office of prime minister... Full story


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