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  • A child is administered MR vaccine under the measles-rubella vaccination campaign at the Baubazar-Shahidnagar health complex in Dhaka on Friday. — New Age photo

  • The Platform against Communalism and Extremism holds a discussion the Liberation War Museum in Dhaka in protest at attacks on minority communities.— New Age photo

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Parents confused about MR vaccination

A child is administered MR vaccine under the measles-rubella vaccination campaign at the Baubazar-Shahidnagar health complex in Dhaka on Friday. — New Age photo
The ongoing measles-rubella vaccination campaign has created confusion among the parents whether the vaccine administered was needed for the children who had taken regular dose and also the second booster dose of the anti-measles vaccine. Full story

BNP terms verdict in 10-truck arms haul case politically motivated

Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Friday termed ‘farcical and ‘politically motivated’ the verdict on the case of 10-truck arms haul to eliminate the opposition. BNP joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi at a news briefing at the... Full story

AL prefers its existing chairmen to contest upazila polls

Little changes are expected in nominating Awami League candidates in the Upazila Parishad elections to be held in phases from February 19 as the party now prefers to extend its support to most of the existing Upazila chairmen in the electoral race, said party insiders. Full story

Hindu farmer killed for land

A Hindu farmer died early Friday at Rangpur Medical College Hospital after being beaten up allegedly by a local BNP leader in Kamlabari village under Aditmari upazila of the district on Wednesday. The deceased was identified... Full story

Dry weather likely

Weather is likely to remain dry with temporary partly cloudy sky over the country till 6:00pm today. Moderate to thick fog may occur over the country during midnight till morning, Met Office said. Night and day temperature... Full story

2 youths jailed for stalking

A mobile court here on Thursday sentenced two youths to six-month jail for stalking at Shatchhori national garden in Chunarughat upazila. The convicts are Abdul Kaiyum, 22, son of Ismail Miah and Monirul Islam, 21, son of Nurul Islam of Harital village... Full story

One held with arms

Members of Border Guard Bangladesh arrested a man with a pistol, one round bullet and 25 bottles of Phensidyl from his possession at Enayetpur frontier of the district on Thursday. The arrestee is Abdul Alim, 35. Full story

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Govt fails to protect religious minorities

The Platform against Communalism and Extremism holds a discussion the Liberation War Museum in Dhaka in protest at attacks on minority communities.— New Age photo
Politicians and leaders of the civil society on Friday alleged that the government had failed to protect the religious minorities of the country from the deadly violence. At a discussion meeting on ‘post-poll violence on... Full story

13 killed in road mishaps

At least 13 people were killed in traffic accidents in Chandpur, Tangail, Gazipur, Bogra Savar, Ashulia, Jessore, and Sylhet. In Sylhet, a stone trader was killed and three others, including a minor boy, were injured critically in two separate... Full story

People hurl shoes, stones at AL lawmaker in Ctg

People hurled shoes and stones at the Awami League lawmaker for the Satkania and Lohagara constituency at a meeting at Chunti of Lohagara in Chittagong on Friday evening when he was giving a speech. Abu Reja Mohammed Nezam... Full story

Call to scrap Rampal power plant deal

Leaders of the National Committee to Protect Oil, Gas, Mineral Resources, Power and Ports on Friday urged the government to scrap the agreement with an Indian company to install a coal-based thermal power plant at Rampal in Bagerhat, terming it contrary to our national interests. Full story

BNP leader Bulu’s father-in-law dies

Agronomist Dr ASMN Iqbal, father-in-law of BNP joint secretary general and former commerce adviser Barkatullah Bulu, died on Friday in a city hospital at the age of 78. Iqbal, who had long been suffering from cancer, breathed his last at... Full story

1 killed, 7 injured in clash over land dispute

An elderly man was killed and at least seven others were injured in a clash over a land dispute at Shankarpasha under Abhaynagar upazila in Jessore on Friday. The deceased was identified as Abdul Aziz Mollah, 55, a worker at Jessore Jute Industries Ltd in... Full story

Call for ensuring quality pry education for all children

Speakers at a discussion meeting have stressed the need for ensuring quality primary education for all children through strengthening the school management committees involving the teachers, parents and guardians. Full story

Maya rules out possibility of midterm polls

Disaster management and relief minister Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya on Friday said the government was elected for five-year term as per the constitution and ruled out the possibility of any midterm election. Full story

84 Shibir men nabbed for vandalism at SUST

Eighty four Islami Chhatra Shibir men have been arrested for their alleged involvement in vandalising 13 buses and windowpanes in the register building and central library building at Shahjalal University of Science and Technology in Sylhet on January 26. Full story

DLA demands mid-term nat’l polls

Democratic Left Alliance, a combine of the eight left-leaning political parties, on Friday urged the government to take steps for holding mid-term national elections, dissolving the existing parliament. The central steering committee... Full story

BSF returns 3 Bangladeshis

Indian Border Security Force handed over three Bangladeshi young men through Benapole check post to the Bangladesh authorities on Friday. The three youths -- Hashem Mandal, 16, Jasim Uddin, 15, and... Full story


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