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  • Devotees participate in the jumma prayers at Bishwa Ijtema ground at Tongi near the capital on Friday on the first day of the first phase of the congregation. — Sanaul Haque


Employment slows down as investments sluggish

Employment in the formal sector has slowed down considerably in the past one year because of sluggish private and public investments against the backdrop of prolonged political unrest over the holding of the general elections. Full story

Attacks on Hindus aimed at land grab

People of Hindu community whose houses and businesses were vandalised and burnt down in Satkhira by Jamaat-Shibir men alleged that the attacks were aimed at grabbing the lands of the minorities. Most of the Hindus... Full story

Khaleda urges people to unite for ‘tough fight’ against Govt

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson, Khaleda Zia, on Friday asked the people to stand united against the Awami League-led government saying that the incumbents were marching towards... Full story

Islamic allies not worried about BNP’s changing gesture

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Bishwa Ijtema begins

Devotees participate in the jumma prayers at Bishwa Ijtema ground at Tongi near the capital on Friday on the first day of the first phase of the congregation. — Sanaul Haque
The first phase of Bishwa Ijtema began on the bank of the River Turag at Tongi on Friday with tens of thousands of Muslims joining the session where Pakistani scholar Maulana Ismail Hossain Batla gave the sermon. Full story

HT Imam will review police recruitments

Prime Minister’s political adviser HT Imam has called a meeting of the administration high ups on Sunday, bypassing the home ministry, to review police recruitments, said officials. To be held at the prime... Full story

Man shot dead in capital

Assailants shot dead a man at Mohakhali in the capital Dhaka on Friday night, the police said. The victim, Dulal Sardar, 35, was pronounced dead after he had been sent to Dhaka Medical College Hospital. Full story

Injured Rana Plaza victim commits suicide

A female apparel worker, who became seriously wounded in the collapse of the Rana Plaza building in April 2013, on Friday committed suicide in her house at Turag on the outskirts of Dhaka said to be out of her... Full story

BD makes big bang success in buffalo genome sequencing

In another historic feat, renowned animal scientists from Bangladesh and China on Friday formally announced the water buffalo genome sequencing success. Lal Teer Livestock... Full story

Syrian govt threatens to walk out of peace talks

Syria’s government handed an ultimatum to a UN mediator hoping to broker peace in the country’s civil war, vowing to leave if ‘serious talks’ do not begin by Saturday. The Western-backed... Full story

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