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  • The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, at the Gaibandha Circuit House on Saturday consoles the member of one of the families that fell victim to election violence. — Focusbangla photo

  • The chairman of a Jatiya Party faction, Kazi Zafar Ahmed, presents the BNP chairperson, Khaleda Zia, with a bouquet in her office at Gulshan in Dhaka on Saturday. — New Age photo

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BNP, AL leaders file nominations

Leaders of both the major rival political alliance, led by the ruling Awami League and the Bangladesh Nationalist Party have submitted nomination for the forthcoming elections to upazila councils. The BNP-led alliance earlier... Full story

CPD sees no political stability without inclusive polls

The Centre for Policy Dialogue on Saturday said that political uncertainty was unlikely to end completely unless there was an inclusive and acceptable election. A prolonged political uncertainly would continue to affect investment and in... Full story

Fear of retaliation forces opposition men to be on the run

Hundreds of families in Nilphamari, particularly women and children are passing days amid uncertainties and insecurity as the opposition men have been on the run to escape torture by ruling party activists and possible arrests. Full story

Panic grips Satkhira over joint forces drive

Joint forces’ drive following atrocities of Jamaat-e-Islami in Satkhira caused panic and dissatisfaction among people because of law enforcers’ excesses indiscriminate fire killing people and bulldozing houses of opposition men. Full story

No room for terrorism, militancy in Bangladesh: PM

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, at the Gaibandha Circuit House on Saturday consoles the member of one of the families that fell victim to election violence. — Focusbangla photo
Prime minister Sheikh Hasina said on Saturday that the wrath of the BNP-Jamaat-Shibir cronies would not continue further as they would have to answer to the people one day for acts of violence in their bid to foil the last parliament elections. Full story

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Keep count of days, let alone 5 years, Khaleda asks govt

The chairman of a Jatiya Party faction, Kazi Zafar Ahmed, presents the BNP chairperson, Khaleda Zia, with a bouquet in her office at Gulshan in Dhaka on Saturday. — New Age photo
The BNP chairperson, Khaleda Zia, on Saturday ridiculed the incumbent government for asserting that it would stay in power for five years and asked it to see for how many days it could survive. ‘They [Awami League government] plundered wealth... Full story

Thai govt refuses to postpone polls

Thai authorities told anti-government protesters on Saturday not to interfere in early voting in a general election and stop blockading official buildings, but promised not to use violence to clear Bangkok streets. Full story

Salma’s death termed act of murder

Leaders of garment labour rights organisations said the case of suicide by a female apparel worker of Rana Plaza, for want of treatment was an act of killing and demanded exemplary punishment of the people responsible... Full story

British expat leaves job after Singapore ‘poor people’ remark

A Singapore-based British wealth adviser who set off a firestorm by publicly insulting Singaporeans who have to rely on public transport has ‘parted ways’ with his former employer, the firm said on Saturday. Full story

Akheri Munajat today

The ‘Akheri Munajat’ of the first phase of the Bishwa Ijtima will be offered today just before the Zuhr prayers. Before and during the Akheri Munajat vehicle movement in the adjacent areas would be limited. Full story


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