• President summons 1st session of new parliament
  • Truck arms verdict Jan 30
  • Workers to fly Saudi Arabia with only Tk 17,400: Minister
  • ACC to probe lawmakers' wealth
  • AL still engaged in talks with BNP: Syed Ashraf
  • Five, including driver held over photo journalist Aftab murder
  • Khaleda to meet allies
  • PM pays homage to Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
  • Garment factory catches fire in the capital
  • Writ petition against legality of MPs’ oath won’t proceed: lawyer
  • Ministers greeted at secretariat
  • JU VC quits
  • Have to handle losses quickly: Muhith
  • ICT to decide on Qaisar’s indictment on January 30
  • Case filed over CU clash
  • Tearful adieu to Habibur Rahman
  • Troops return to barrack
  • AL men lay siege to Monirampur police station
  • Slum gutted in Chittagong
  • Thai opposition protesters launch Bangkok ‘shutdown’
  • Bank of China launches 2.5 billion yuan bond in London
  • Deal curbing Iran nuclear drive to take effect Jan 20
  • Tennis: Venus determined to play on despite Open flop
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Democracy at peril

THE elections to the 10th Jatiya Sangsad were held on January 5, with candidates belonging to the ruling Awami League and its allies having already been declared ‘elected’ unopposed in 153 of the total 300 seats. Full story

An ill-fated country

WHEN I compare January of 1972 with January of 2014, the difference is so vast that I feel deep anguish. At that time people were celebrating winning the liberation war, eyes sparkling with joy and happiness, hearts filled with hopes... Full story


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