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  • Thai anti-government protesters wave national flags as they occupy Victory Monument in downtown Bangkok on Monday. — AFP photo

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BNP works on strategies to restart movement

Bangladesh Nationalist Party which led non-stop agitations to resist the one-sided parliamentary election of January 5 is now contemplating ‘mass contact’ through road marches to restart its movement to... Full story

Govt curtails allocation

The government has withdrawn almost half of the fund allocated to the much-vaunted Padma Bridge project in the current fiscal year due to sluggish tender process, officials said. From the... Full story

80 officials promoted to addl secretaries

The government on Monday promoted 80 joint secretaries, mostly from the 1984 batch of BCS administration cadre, to the rank of additional secretary although there were no vacancies in the organogram. Full story

Talks with BNP speed up: Ashraf

LGRD and cooperatives minister Syed Ashraful Islam said on Monday that the Awami League had speeded up the talks with the Bangladesh Nationalist Party that started before the January 5 election to reach a political consensus. Full story

Govt, oppn to create conditions for dialogue: diplomats

Foreign diplomats, including those of the United States and European Union, stationed in Dhaka on Monday hoped that both the government and the opposition would create a congenial environment for immediate dialogue for holding an inclusive election. Full story

China, Cambodia, Vietnam greet Hasina

The prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday was greeted by three countries, including China, and two top leaders of India after she assumed office for the third term. Chinese prime minister Li Keqiang, has warmly... Full story

BNP, allies assess successes, failures of movement

Senior leaders of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party-led alliance at a meeting on Monday night observed that their movement for resisting the January 5 unilateral election had been ‘successful to some extent’ as most of the voters did not come to the polling stations. Full story

JP lawmakers vent anger

Most of the Jatiya Party lawmakers who aspired to become ministers have vented their anger as they have not been inducted into the newly formed cabinet. Besides, those who had withdrawn their candidacies... Full story

JS goes into maiden session Jan 29

The 10th Jatiya Sangsad will go into its first session on January 29 without the presence of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party, which had served as treasury bench in four parliaments and as opposition in two parliaments in the past. Full story

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Thai opposition launches Bangkok shutdown

Thai anti-government protesters wave national flags as they occupy Victory Monument in downtown Bangkok on Monday.  — AFP photo
Huge crowds of Thai opposition protesters occupied major streets in central Bangkok on Monday in an attempted ‘shutdown’ of the capital, escalating a campaign to unseat the embattled premier. The demonstrators... Full story


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