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Amendment sought to law for witnesses’ lifelong security

A proposal for amendment to the International Crimes (Tribunals) Act 1973 making provisions for providing lifelong security to witnesses, victims, judges and officials of the tribunals, prosecutors and investigators... Full story

Human remains unearthed again from debris

Local people on Friday recovered 17 pieces of human bones, including a broken skull, and a lock of hair from the debris of Rana Plaza at Savar after eight month of the building collapse in April 2013 that left at least 1,133 dead. Full story

2 picked up by lawman were found dead: family, witnesses

Two Bangladesh Nationalist Party men, found dead in Nilphamari, had earlier been picked up by the law enforcers from Panchagarh and Tangail, said the families and the people who had sheltered them. Lakshmichap union BNP... Full story

Hasina should be called JP chief, BNP retorts

Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Friday reacted sharply to the prime minister’s comments that the BNP chairperson had now become the ameer of Jamaat-e-Islami and said that actually Sheikh Hasina could now be called the ‘chief of Jatiya Party’ for her ties with them. Full story

ASM Feroz made chief whip

Ruling Awami League lawmaker ASM Feroz has been appointed the chief whip in the 10th parliament. Parliament secretariat issued a gazette notification in this regard on Friday. Full story

Urs begins at Bishwa Zaker Manjil today

A four-day ‘Bishwa Urs Sharif’ of Bishwawali Khwajababa Faridpuri will begin today at Bishwa Zaker Manjil at Atrashi under Sadarpur upazila of the district. All preparations had been completed... 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 river basins and light to moderate for elsewhere over the country during midnight till morning, Met Office said. Full story

Univ student commits suicide

A university student allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself at his house in South Surma upazila Thursday afternoon. The deceased was identified as Mostafizur Rahman, 22, son of Abdus Salam... Full story

Call for participatory elections

Some eminent citizens at a roundtable on Friday expressed concern about the national election held on January 5 saying that another election should be held soon to establish a ‘genuinely representative government.’ Full story

No option for BNP but to accept govt for joining upazila polls: AL

Industries minister Amir Hossain Amu on Friday said that the Bangladesh Nationalist Party had no alternative but to accept the leadership of prime minister Sheikh Hasina and her government if they wanted to join the upcoming upazila parishad elections. Full story

Kazi Zafar mulls joining 18-party alliance

The Jatiya Party-faction, led by Kazi Zafar Ahmed, is going to join the Bangladesh Nationalist Party-led 18-aprty alliance. ‘The executive committee meeting of the faction will make the final decision on Saturday. Full story

2 killed in level crossing

Two vegetable traders were killed and another was injured as a train hit a pick-up van on a level crossing at Sharifpur in Jamalpur on Friday morning. The deceased were Dulal Hossain, 38, and Sames... Full story

Govt to launch smart device for school students

School students can read the books on a smart device soon as the government has taken initiative to make available multimedia version of national curriculum and textbooks on smart device. The information and communications... Full story

Fog cuts off Paturia-Daulatdia ferry link

Ferry movement on the Paturia-Daulatdia route came to a halt early Friday due to poor visibility caused by dense fog. Bidyut Kumar Saha, manager of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation at Paturia ghat, said they kept suspended ferry service and... Full story

Mass Uprising Day observed

The historic Mass Uprising Day was observed across the country on Friday with paying homage to the martyrs, including Matiur Rahman. People waged a countrywide movement against the autocratic regime of Ayub Khan in 1969. Different political and socio-cultural... Full story

CPB, SPB to participate in upazila polls

The Communist Party of Bangladesh and the Socialist Party of Bangladesh will support candidates contesting in the next upazila polls. Both the parties boycotted the 10th parliamentary elections. The CPB president, Mujahidul Islam... Full story

One held with firearm, ammo in Jessore

Police arrested a man with a pistol and four bullets from his possession at village Shakharigati under sadar upazila in Jessore Thursday night. The arrested was identified as Jewel Ahmed, 30, of the village. Full story

Khandker Mahbub not released

The jail authorities detained Bangladesh Bar Council vice-chairman Khandker Mahbub Hossain although his bail bond reached to Kashimpur jail on Friday. Khandker Mahbub’s lawyer M Masud... Full story

Mugger held in the capital

Police held a suspected mugger from the capital’s Pallabi area on Friday morning. The mugger was shot at by the police after a group of four muggers hurled crude bombs on the police. The alleged mugger, Mohammad... Full story

Temple vandalised in Narsingdi

Miscreants vandalised four idols in a Hindu temple at village Shanerbari at Polash upazila in Narsingdi early Friday. Police and witnesses said unidentified criminals entered the Durgabari temple... Full story

BCC to realise Tk 70 million holding taxes

Barisal City Corporation authorities have decided to launch drives to realise holding taxes in arrears to the tune of Tk 70 million. Although a large amount of the arrear holding taxes remains dues in the public ... Full story

Tk 432cr project to train 10 lakh rural farmers, boost farm produce

In a bid to boost agricultural production and increase income of the country’s rural farmers, an initiative has been taken to impart training to around 10 lakh male and female farmers on integrated farm management to create... Full story

Nomination submission deadline expires today

The deadline for submission of nomination papers to contest elections in 102 upazila parishads, slated for February 19, expires on Saturday. The nomination papers will be scrutinised on Monday... Full story

BSF abducts 3 Bangladeshis

The Border Security Force of India early Friday abducted three Bangladeshi nationals from the Paba frontier in Rajshahi. The abducted were identified as Ali Hossain, 18, and his brother... Full story


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