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  • Ganajagaran Mancha brings out a procession from Shahbagh in Dhaka on Saturday in protest at attacks on its road march rally. — New Age photo

  • The Bangladesh Nationalist Party organises a discussion at the National Press Club in Dhaka on Saturday marking the 78th birth anniversary of its founder Ziaur Rahman. — New Age photo

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Autonomous BERC subordinates itself to energy ministry

The Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission has for five years been seeking the approval of the power and energy ministry before framing regulations involving energy prices and standards although it has the legal authority to... Full story

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Ganajagaran Mancha convoy attacked

Ganajagaran Mancha brings out a procession from Shahbagh in Dhaka on Saturday in protest at attacks on its road march rally. — New Age photo
Crude bombs were hurled into a Ganajagaran Mancha convoy at Chirirbandar in Dinajpur on on Saturday evening. No one was hurt in the attack, Baki Billah, an organiser of Ganajagaran Mancha, said. Baki said that the convoy was headed towards... Full story

Movement, polls boycott prove a success: BNP

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party organises a discussion at the National Press Club in Dhaka on Saturday marking the 78th birth anniversary of its founder Ziaur Rahman. — New Age photo
Bangladesh Nationalist Party standing committee member Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain said on Saturday that the opposition’s movement and boycott of the January 5 ‘unilateral’ polls proved ‘absolutely successful’. Full story

Discussion on attacks on minority held

Speakers at a discussion in the city on Saturday called on all progressive political parties and social organisations to unite to resist the persecution of religious minorities by miscreants after the January 5 national elections. Full story

Rangpur 6 by-poll schedule today

The Election Commission will announce the schedule today for the by-election to Rangpur 6 parliamentary constituency. An election commissioner told New Age that the commission has decided in principle to announce the schedule... Full story

Body of BNP ‘activist’ recovered

The police recovered the body of a middle-aged man, said to be a BNP activist, from Mujibnagar upazila in Meherpur on Saturday morning. Locals found the body of Abu Bakar, 48, in a mango orchard and called the police. Full story

Man’s body recovered in Faridpur

Police on Friday morning recovered the body of a middle-aged man from a pond at Sholapur village in Nagarkanda upazila. The deceased was identified as Ismail Molla, 50, a local cattle trader and son of late Maula Molla of Nayakanda... Full story

Zia’s 78th birth anniv today

Ziaur Rahman
The 78th anniversary of birth of the late president Ziaur Rahman, also the Bangladesh Nationalist Party founder, will be observed today. Zia was born on January 19, 1936 at Bagbari village of Gabtali upazila in Bogra. The BNP and different cultural... Full story

15 shops, houses gutted

A devastating fire gutted at least 15 shops and houses in Kashiganj Bazar area under Tarakanda upazila of Mymensingh early Saturday. Tarakanda police officer-in-charge Makbul Hossain Mollah said that the fire originated from an electric... Full story

SI closed for taking bribe

A sub-inspector of Kaliakoir Police Station was closed to the district police lines on charge of taking bribe on Saturday. Police said that SI Jakir Hossain along with two police constables picked up Anwarul, a sales representative... Full story

Dry weather likely

Light rain or drizzle is likely to occur at one or two places over Rajshahi and Rangpur divisions and the regions of Jessore and Kushtia till 6:00pm today. Weather may remain dry with temporary partly cloudy sky elsewhere over the country... Full story

2 hacked to death in Narail, Narayanganj

A retired army soldier and a sexagenarian woman were chopped to death in Narail and Narayanganj on Saturday. New Age correspondent in Narail reported that retried soldier Firoz Bhuiyan, 55, was chopped to death allegedly by... Full story

Ask India to abandon river linking project: greens urge govt

Environmentalists on Saturday urged the government to ask India to abandon its controversial project for inter-linking rivers as it was bound to cause economic and ecological disasters for lower riparian Bangladesh. Full story

Kazi Zafar meets Khaleda

Jatiya Party faction chairman Kazi Zafar Ahmed on Saturday said that his party extended support to and would join the Bangladesh Nationalist Party-led opposition alliance programmes — rally on January 20 and black flag... Full story

2 boys rescued

Members of the Rapid Action Battalion rescued two boys from the clutches of an alleged human trafficker at village Chakgupal under sadar upazila in Jaipurhat on Friday. The rescued, identified as Shamim, 12, and Jamal... Full story

Opposing Hasina does not mean anti-liberation stand: Ganasanghati

Ganasanghati Andalon on Saturday said that opposing the prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, and her party should not mean taking a stand against the spirit of the war of independence. Full story

Nirmul Committee founding anniv today

Ekattorer Ghatak Dalal Nirmul Committee will observe its 22nd founding anniversary today. On this day in 1992, 101 eminent citizens of the country formed the committee to raise voice for war crimes trial and a ban on... Full story

Falu’s mother dies at 90

Raman Bibi, mother of NTV managing director Mohammad Mosaddak Ali, also president of Association of Television Channel Owners, died from old age complications on Thursday. She was 90, said a press release. Full story

Indian scholarships awarded to children of FFs

Minister for liberation war affairs AKM Mozzammel Huq handed over cheques to 30 children of freedom fighters of Dhaka region in a symbolic start of cheque distribution ceremonies for the year 2014 in presence of Indian high... Full story

Mustafizur Rahman dies at 73

Dr Muhammad Mustafizur Rahman, retired professor of Arabic department at Dhaka University and former vice-chancellor of Islamic University, Kushtia, died of brain hemorrhage at United Hospital in Dhaka on Saturday. He was 73. Full story

250 children hospitalised with cold diseases

Ferry services on Paturia-Daulatdia and Mawa-Kawrakandi routes were halted for several hours on Saturday because of dense fog, while several hundred people, mainly children and elderly people, had been admitted to hospitals... Full story

Urban experts oppose bringing Moghbazaar footbridge to Shahbagh

Moghbazaar-Mouchak Flyover Project Office has asked Dhaka South City Corporation to immediately remove the footbridge at Moghbazaar to make way for the under construction flyover. The MMFPO expects... Full story

WB okays $410m loan for municipal governance

The World Bank on Thursday approved $410 million credit for a project aimed at improving municipal governance and urban services in 26 district towns in Bangladesh. The project tilted Municipal Governance and Services will provide... Full story

Arson victims to be rehabilitated: Nasim

Health minister Mohammad Nasim on Saturday said that the people who sustained burn injuries during the 18-party’s hartal and blockade programmes would be rehabilitated. ‘Prime minister Sheikh Hasina has asked me to say... Full story

1 killed in Jhenaidah AL factional clash

An Awami League activist was shot dead and 15 others were injured in a factional clash of the ruling Awami League at a bazaar at Tikari village under sadar upazila in Jhenaidah on Saturday evening. Full story

Amal fair ends in Jessore

A two-day Amal fair marking the 11th anniversary of death of the Tebhaga movement leader Amal Sen ended at the Bankri Primary School ground under Bagharpara upazila in Jessore on Saturday. The fair had begun on Friday. Full story

Nirmal Sen Remembered

Politicians and academics on Saturday at a commemoration meeting said that the dream of politician-cum-journalist Nirmal Sen can be fulfilled through the establishment of a secular democratic Bangladesh. Full story

Idols vandalised at Nazirpur

Unidentified miscreants vandalised two idols in a Hindu temple at Sriramkathi in Nazirpur upazila of Pirojpur Friday night. Quoting Gitatma Nandaji, priest of the temple, police and locals said the miscreants vandalised the idols... Full story

Man found dead

A man was found dead at his friend’s residence in the city’s Natun Bazar area Saturday morning. The victim was Rubel Shikdar, 38, son of Masud Shikdar and owner of Riya Guinea House. Kotwali police subinspector Sahabuddin said... Full story

Smuggled wine seized at Teknaf

Border Guard Bangladesh personnel seized a huge quantity of smuggled wine worth Tk 52 lakh from Shahporir dweep point in Teknaf upazila Friday night. Commanding officer of 42 BGB Lt Col Md Abujar Al Jahid said a patrol team... Full story

Two held with homemade liquor

The police arrested two people and seized 1,000 litres of homemade liquor from their possession at Lohagara upazila in Chittagong on Saturday. The arrestees were Bodiul Alam, 32, and Md Shahed, 24. Lohagara police... Full story

Cop hurt by bullet fired from his own gun

A police constable received bullet injury in an accidental fire from his own gun during a drive in Harindia Mamunshia area in Kotchandpur upazila Saturday afternoon. The victim was Ripon, a constable of Kotchandpur police station. Full story

UP chairman killed

A union parishad chairman was killed in an attack by unknown miscreants at Singra upazila of Natore Saturday afternoon. The victim was Fazlur Rahman, 55, chairman of Kalam union parishad and also an executive member of... Full story

Woman held with hemp, Yaba

The Rapid Action Battalion arrested a woman and seized eight kilograms of hemp, 100 pieces of Yaba and Tk 5 lakh from her possession in the capital’s Karwan Bazar area. The arrestee was Sahida Begum Salma... Full story

Act without prejudice, Asad asks police

State minister for home affairs Asaduzzaman Khan on Saturday asked the police to perform their duties efficiently and without any prejudice. He made the call while addressing a view-exchange meeting with senior police officials... Full story

Sale of Sylhet Textile Mills protested

Leaders of the Trade Union Sangha on Saturday demanded an immediate withdrawal of the decision to sell Sylhet Textile Mills, Tk 8,000 a month in worker’s minimum wage and the establishment of a regular labour court in Sylhet. Full story


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