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University admissions in limbo

Academic life of students seeking admission to the public universities stands in limbo as many universities are yet to complete the admission process while 14 of them are yet to take admission tests. Full story

Troops start returning to barracks

Troops of the Armed Forces have started returning to their barracks on completion of polls duty while a number of troops are still on duty in six districts where polls are yet to be completed, officials said. Full story

2 murdered in city

Two young men were hacked to death in separate incidents in the capital’s Darussalam and Bangsal area on Monday afternoon. The deceased were identified as Md Fazal, 20, and Sahed, 26. Full story

Habibur Rahman laid to rest

Relatives and people from all walks of life show their last respect as the body of the late eminent jurist Habibur Rahman is kept at the Central Shaheed Minar in Dhaka on Monday. — New Age photo
Former chief justice Muhammad Habibur Rahman, also the chief adviser to the 1996 caretaker government, was buried at Banani graveyard in the capital Dhaka on Monday. Habibur, much known to his fellows as Shelley, died at a city hospital Saturday... Full story

Qaisar’s indictment on January 30

The International Crimes Tribunal – 2 will on January 30 pass its order on whether or not former Jatiya Party state minister Syed Md Qaisar would be indicted on multiple charges of 1971 crimes against humanity. Full story

Jamaat leader granted bail on condition of planting 50 trees

The High Court on Monday granted interim bail to a Jamaat leader on condition that he would plant at least 50 roadside trees at a place in Satkhira where seven trees had been destroyed in last March protesting death sentence... Full story

2 held with explosives

The police on Sunday night arrested two people along with eight Molotov cocktails and six crude bombs raiding a medicine store in Natun Bazar area of Chandpur town. The arrestees were identified as Humayun Kabir... Full story

Cop shot at in city

A policeman was shot at by miscreants in the capital’s Gulshan area on Monday night. The police constable, Md Sakhawat Hossain, 32, sustained injury in the testicles while he was standing in front of Gulshan... Full story

Dry weather likely

Weather may remain dry with temporary partly cloudy sky over the country till 6:00pm today. Moderate to thick fog may occur over the country during midnight till morning, Met Office said. Full story

Tofail says he was against providing transit to India

Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed said on Tuesday that he had all along been against giving transit to India during his tenure as commerce minister from June 1996 to December 1999 in the first cabinet of prime minister Sheikh Hasina. Full story

Chhatra Shibir calls hartal in Ctg

Islami Chhatra Shibir, student organisation of Jamaat-e-Islami, called dawn-to-dusk strike for Wednesday in greater Chittagong in protest at the killing of a Chittagong University unit leader during a clash with Chhatra League activists... Full story

Advani greets Hasina

India’s opposition leader LK Advani congratulated Sheikh Hasina over telephone on her assuming office as prime minister of Bangladesh. Sheikh Hasina’s information affairs adviser Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury said the senior Bharatiya... Full story

AL men attack Juba Dal leader’s house

Awami League men attacked a local Juba Dal leader’s house at village Thakurbari under Rupganj in Narayanganj Sunday night. Rupganj upazila unit Juba Dal social welfare secretary Kabir Hossain said some Awami League men, led by... Full story

Dayera Sharif observes Miladunnabi

Azimpur Dayera Sharif held a twelve-day programme on Eid-e-Miladunnabi (Sm) from January 2 through January 13 on the Khankah shariff premises in Dhaka, said a press release. Full story

Ganajagaran Mancha to march to Thakurgaon

Ganajagaran Mancha will launch road march to Thakurgaon on January 16 in protest against the countrywide post-polls atrocities on the Hindu communities. The platform’s spokesman, Imran H Sarkar, announced the schedule of... Full story

Eid-e-Miladunnabi today

Eid- e-Miladunnabi will be observed in the country today commemorating the birth of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) 1,441 years ago on this day of the month of Rabiul Awal with divine blessings for the mankind. Full story

Ministry estimates Tk 600cr loss

The jute and textiles ministry estimates that it will suffer a loss of Tk 600 crore in the last six months of the current fiscal year due to reduction in the level of exports of raw jute and finished jute-goods, ministry officials said. Full story

JU VC Anwar resigns

Professor Anwar Hossain on Monday resigned as the vice- chancellor of Jahangirnagar University following agitation by a section of teachers and students for months. ‘I have sent in my resignation to president Abdul Hamid, also chancellor... Full story

RAB detains five suspects

The Rapid Action Battalion Sunday night detained five persons, including the car driver of veteran photojournalist Aftab Ahmed who was found dead at his West Rampura residence on December 25 last year. Full story

RMG wage board to sit Wednesday

The minimum wages board for apparel workers is scheduled for holding its meeting on Wednesday, about one month and a half after awarding new wage structure, aiming at the inclusion of some new posts, which were left out... Full story

AL besiege Monirampur police station

Ruling Awami League activists led by local lawmaker Khan Tipu Sultan laid siege to Monirampur police station in Jessore on Sunday night demanding release of local Juba League leader Adam Ali. Full story

Man beaten to death in Comilla

A man was beaten to death at village Gajaria under Sadar Dakkhin upazila early Monday. The deceased was Enam Hossain, 18, son of Abdur Rahman of village Hiritkora. Sadar Dakkhin police officer-in-charge Gazi Shakawat Hossain... Full story

‘Miscreant’ beaten to death in Noakhali

A man was lynched by agitated people at Bangla Bazaar under Begumganj Upazila Sunday night. The deceased was Md Kamal of village Hossainpur. Begumganj Model police officer-in-charge Md Mostafizur Rahman said... Full story

20 injured in Sadargath tri-party clash

At least 20 people were injured in a clash among workers, businessmen of South Plaza and police in Sadarghat area Monday afternoon. Kotwali police subinspector Golam Rasul said workers of the area were locked... Full story

5-months-fetus recovered from DU hall premise

The body of a five-month fetus was recovered from Dhaka University’s Salimulla Muslim Hall premises Monday morning. The shopkeepers and canteen boys noticed the infant, DU proctor Amzad Ali said. Full story

SSC examinee committed suicide in Jhenaidah

A secondary school certificate examinee committed suicide at village Ramchandrapur under Jhenaidah sadar upazila Sunday night. The victim was identified as Ivy Khatun, 14, daughter of Mozzamel Hossain from the same village. Full story

Two held in Pabna

The members of Rapid Action Battalion arrested two alleged extortionists from the village Charkoshkhli of Pabna Sadar upazila on Sunday night. The arrested were Ripon Sarkar, 30 of village Kalchandpara... Full story

Writ petition against legality of MPs’ oath won’t proceed: lawyer

Bangladesh Nationalist Party leader Zainul Abdin Farroque’s lawyer said on Monday that they would not proceed with the writ petition challenging the legality of the publication of the 10th parliamentary election results... Full story

HC asks police not to harass Khokon, Awal

The High Court on Monday directed the police not to harass detained BNP joint secretary general Mahbub Uddin Khokon and chairperson’s adviser Abdul Awal Mintoo without due process of law. Full story

Two Faridpur motorcyclists killed in road accident

Two motorcyclists were killed in a road accident at Jhatukdia on the Dhaka-Khulna highway under Bhanga upazila in Faridpur on Monday. According to Bhanga highway police, the deceased were identified as fertiliser traders Harun Matubbar... Full story


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