• 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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EC sets ball rolling to elect women MPs

The Election Commission said Sunday it had assigned an officer to complete the groundwork for electing 50 MPs in seats reserved for women. On Sunday Parliament secretariat sent to the EC, the list of newly elected MPs... Full story

Charge hearing deferred as Khaleda fails to appear on security ground

A Dhaka court on Sunday again deferred to February 16 the hearing in the framing of charges against the Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson, Khaleda Zia, and others in connection with Zia Charitable Trust and Zia Orphanage... Full story

JU observes 43rd university day

The 43rd founding anniversary of Jahangirnagar University was observed on Sunday. Observing the day, the university administration chalked out an elaborate programme while teachers, students and employees’... Full story

Conoco-Statoil JV bids for three blocks

State-run Petrobangla on Sunday received three bids from a single joint-venture between U.S. company ConocoPhillips and Norwegian company Statoil for oil and gas exploration in deep sea blocks 12, 16 and 21 in the Bay of Bengal... Full story

JCD men set fire to IU bus

Jatyiatabadi Chhatra Dal activists at Islamic University set fire to a university bus in Kushtia town Sunday morning. Witnesses said a group of JCD activists set fire to a university bus parked at bus stand at costume’s intersection... Full story

DoE fines power producing co Tk 50 lakh

The Department of Environment on Sunday fined a power generating company Tk 50 lakh for construction of a power station without environment clearance. DoE director enforcement Md Alamgir fined Digital Power and Associates... Full story

JU VC decides to resign

Jahangirnagar University vice-chancellor Professor Anwar Hossain on Sunday announced that he would resign from his post. He made the announcement at his Uttara office in the capital, from where he was discharging... Full story

EC not fully satisfied with Jan 5 election: Shah Nawaz

The Election Commission is ‘not fully satisfied’ with the controversial January 5 election boycotted by the main opposition, election commissioner Shah Nawaz said Sunday. He, however, told reporters at his office, that he felt... Full story

Dry weather likely

Weather may remain mainly dry with partly cloudy sky over the country till 6:00pm today. Moderate fog may occur over the country during midnight till morning, Met Office said. Night temperature may fall by 1-2 degrees Celsius... Full story

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Charge pressed against Fakhrul, 11 others

Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir
A metropolitan magistrate court on Sunday transferred an explosive substance case of 2012 to the metropolitan sessions judge court in which the police recently pressed charge against 12 opposition leaders and activities, including BNP acting secretary general... Full story

Warm clothes distributed

Students of some English medium schools under Footsteps’ initiative distributed warm clothes among the cold-hit people of the capital city of Dhaka, northern districts of Rangpur, Kurigram and Lalmonihat in last two nights and days. Full story

5 former ministers, MPs under ACC scanner

The Anti-Corruption Commission on Sunday decided to probe into the wealth of at least five immediate-past lawmakers and ministers who contested the 10th general elections held on January 5, said a commission official. Full story

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Mujibul Huq dies

Mujibul Huq
Mujibul Huq, a former cabinet secretary, has died at a Dhaka hospital. He was 83. He had been suffering from age-related complications. Huq had retired in 1988 as cabinet secretary and was awarded Bangladesh’s highest civilian award ‘Swadhinata... Full story

Masterda Surya Sen remembered

Different political and socio-cultural organisations in Chittagong on Sunday remembered the day of hanging of the legendary hero of the anti-British Revolution Masterda Surya Sen. They paid rich tributes to the revolutionary hero... Full story

Court orders division 1 for Khandker Mahbub

A magistrate court in Dhaka on Sunday asked the jail authorities to provide the detained Bangladesh Bar Council vice-chairman Khandker Mahbub Hossain with facilities enjoyed by a first class prisoner. Full story

High level of mercury detected in human body, fresh water fishes

High level of mercury was detected in human body and fresh water fishes in different parts of the country, revealed a recent study that has not yet been published. According to World Health Organisation, mercury is considered to be one of the top ten... Full story

Farroque challenges legality

Bangladesh Nationalist Party leader Zainul Abdin Farroque on Sunday filed a writ petition challenging the legality of publication of the tenth parliamentary election results and the subsequent administering of oath of office to 290 new lawmakers. Full story

CPA continues special drive

The special drive launched last Tuesday by Chittagong Port Authority (CPA) to curb haphazard anchoring of ships in and around the port channel on Karnaphuli river to ensure marine security for safe navigation continued... Full story

Religion-based politics blamed

Cultural platform Sammilita Sangskritik Jote on Sunday stressed the need for banning religion-based politics to check communal attack on and protect the country’s minority people. Full story

Donors pose no challenge to new govt: Muhith

The finance minister, AMA Muhith, on Sunday ruled out speculations over cold relations with the country’s development partners saying that the donor agencies would not be a big challenge for the new government. Full story

ICT-1 not reconstituted in 12 days

The International Crimes Tribunal -1 awaits reconstitution even 12 days after its chairman Justice ATM Fazle Kabir went into retirement on December 31. No new chairman has been appointed as yet, ICT registrar AKM Nasiruddin Mahmud... Full story

RAB assigned to investigate Aftab murder

The Rapid Action Battalion on Sunday was assigned to probe the murder case of veteran photojournalist Aftab Ahmed. Ekushey Padak winner photojournalist Aftab was killed in his flat of Pashchim Rampura on December 25. Full story

DU ‘Kha’ unit viva Jan 15-22

Interview for admission to 1st year honours courses under ‘Kha’ unit of Dhaka University for the session 2013-2014 will be held on January 15-22, 2014. Detailed timetable of the interview may be seen on the notice board... Full story

Lawyers, notary publics asked not to endorse concocted affidavits

Two lawyers from Bagerhat, one of them also a notary public, were on Sunday admonished not to identify deponents or endorse affidavits in pending criminal cases. At a full court hearing the International Crimes Tribunal-2 gave the... Full story

One killed in Gopalganj

A man was killed allegedly at South Gobra village under the sadar upazila of Gopalganj district Saturday night, police said. The deceased was identified as Rubel Mullah, 28, son of Sayed Mullah of... Full story

Young man found dead in Comilla

The police recovered the body of a man at village Anantapur under Brahmanpara upazila Sunday morning. The deceased was Nadim Hossain, 17, son of Nur Islam and a student of Shahedbad Degree College. Brahmanpara police... Full story

Woman found dead in Sylhet

The body of a woman was recovered from a pond at village Ilamer Gaon under Bishwnath upazila Sunday noon. The victim was Nasima Begum, 19, daughter of Abdur Rahim. The police said Nasima was missing from Saturday... Full story

JU winter vacation begins tomorrow

An eight-day winter vacation, in January 14-21, at Jahangirnagar University will begin tomorrow, a university press release said on Sunday. However, university office will remain closed in January 14-16, the release said. Full story

Man killed by niece’s lover in Natore

A man was killed allegedly by his niece’s lover at village Bagdob in Boraigram upazila early Sunday. The deceased was identified as Haripad Mandal, 50, a resident of the village. Police arrested the alleged murderer Robin... Full story

NU Masters results today

The results of Masters final examinations of the year 2010 under National University will be published today evening. The results will be available on the university website at www.nubd.info and www.nu.edu.bd. Full story

Suspected robber lynched in Sylhet

A suspected robber was lynched and two others were injured robbers at village Umanpur under Jaintapur upazila early Sunday. The deceased was Abul Hossain, 25, and the injured were Rafik Ahmad, 25, and Nasir Uddin, 20. Full story

Lebanon keen to import jute, jute goods from Bangladesh

Lebanon, a potential export destination, has expressed keen interest to import jute and jute goods from Bangladesh, a top official of Bangladesh Jute Mills Corporation said. BJMC Chairman Major General (retd) Humayun Khaled... Full story

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