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  • Publishers are busy with the last-minute preparations for Amar Ekushey Book Fair scheduled to begin at the Bangla Academy today. — New Age photo

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Abduction on rise

Incidents of kidnap mainly for ransoms have increased in the past year with children becoming the prime victims who in some cases are killed for their parents’ inability to buy their freedom. At least six bodies of schoolchildren were... Full story

Ekushey Book Fair begins today

Publishers are busy with the last-minute preparations for Amar Ekushey Book Fair scheduled to begin at the Bangla Academy today. — New Age photo
Amar Ekushey Book Fair 2014, this time extended into Suhrawardy Udyan from the Bangla Academy begins today, organisers said. Two hundred and ninety-nine publishing... Full story

Sub-contracting RMG factories to come under regulations

The apparel factories involved in sub-contracting business must be complaint on labour issues, working conditions, wages and building construction, said a draft guidelines prepared by the government. The guidelines to come... Full story

BRTC profit falls despite heavy investment

The government is going inject fresh funds into Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation that is struggling to improve its operational profit despite heavy investment in last five years, officials said. More than 900 buses... Full story

Jamaat calls daylong hartal for Monday

Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami called a day-long countrywide hartal for Monday to protest at the death sentence a court had handed down to its amir Matiur Rahman Nizami in the 10-truck arms haul cases, a party statement said on Friday. Full story

BNP to hold protest rallies across country today

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party-led opposition alliance will hold protest rallies across the country but the capital Dhaka today demanding the cancellation of January 5 elections. The agitation programme... Full story

Three ‘robbers’ killed in police encounter

Three alleged robbers were killed in a ‘shootout’ with the police at Baldipukur in Mithapukur upazila on Dhaka-Rangpur highway on Friday morning, the police said. Of the three deceased, Ripon Islam... Full story

Inside Pakistan army bomb school

Militants in Pakistan have found clever ways to hide homemade bombs. They’ve been strapped to children’s bicycles, hidden inside water jugs and even hung in tree branches. But the most shocking place that Brigadier... Full story

6 killed in road accidents in city

At least six people were killed in road accidents in the capital’s Hatirjheel, Gabtoli, Kamalapur, Tejgaon, Postogola, and Kuril Bishwa Road areas on Friday. The deceased were aged between 19 to 27 years. In Hatirjheel area, a young... Full story

2nd phase of Ijtema begins at Tongi

The second phase of Bishwa Ijtema began on the bank of the river Turag at Tongi on Friday with tens of thousands of Muslims joining the sessions of sermon and prayers. The Ijtema venue turned into a human sea at the time of the Juma prayers as people... Full story


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