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  • Left, a student, injured in an attack by police and BCL activists, is being taken to hospital, and, right, a Chhatra League activist brandishes his gun at Rajhshahi University on Sunday. — New Age photo

  • A Thai pro-election protester takes cover and aims his gun before shooting towards Thai anti-government protesters (not seen) in Bangkok on Saturday. — AFP photo

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100 injured as police, BCL men fire at will

Left, a student, injured in an attack by police and BCL activists, is being taken to hospital, and, right, a Chhatra League activist brandishes his gun at Rajhshahi University 
on Sunday. — New Age photo
More than 100 students were injured, 20 of them reportedly hit by bullets, as the police and activists of the ruling party-backed Chhatra League on Sunday swooped on the students... Full story

BB warns of higher inflation

The economy risks facing higher inflationary pressure in the coming months on the back of demand-push factor and impact of a proposed new pay scale for public servants, Bangladesh Bank warned in a confidential report. Full story

Qaisar indicted

The International Crimes Tribunal-2 on Sunday indicted former Jatiya Party state minister Syed Md Qaisar on 16 counts of crimes against humanity committed in Habiganj and Brahmanbaria during the liberation war. Full story

Majority think polls ‘a farce,’ opinion poll says

Most people in Bangladesh think that the elections held on January 5 were a ‘farce’, the Awami League government lacks ‘credibility’ and that fresh elections should be held ‘soon under a non-party government,’ according to an opinion poll... Full story

More people would vote for AL than BNP, poll shows

More people would vote for the Awami League than the Bangladesh Nationalist Party according to an opinion poll conducted in the second week of January by the international organisation Democracy International and the pollster AC Nielsen Bangladesh. Full story

Moudud, Anwar, Rafiqul obtain bail in 5th case

The High Court on Sunday remanded the detained BNP leaders Moudud Ahmed, MK Anwar and Rafiqul Islam Mia on bail for three months in the fifth case against them filed in connection with violence that took pace at Hefazat-e-Islam rally in Dhaka on May 5, 2013. Full story

Thai protesters block voting in chaotic election

A Thai pro-election protester takes cover and aims his gun before shooting towards Thai anti-government protesters (not seen) in Bangkok on Saturday.
— AFP photo
Opposition protesters prevented voting at thousands of polling stations in Thailand on Sunday, triggering angry scenes in the capital over an election that plunged the strife-racked kingdom into political limbo. Despite weeks of mass street... Full story

1,852 to contest 2nd phase upazila polls

Seven hundred and sixty-six people have submitted nomination for the position of upazila chairmen, 682 for that of vice-chairmen and 404 for that of vice-chairperson reserved for women in elections to 117 upazila councils till Sunday when the submission closed. Full story

Two Bangladeshis killed in fight over pair of shoes in Sharjah

Two Bangladeshi workers were killed and three were seriously injured when a group of workers fought over a pair of shoes at a labour accommodation in Sharjah’s industrial area, Khaleej Times reported. The police said on Saturday... Full story


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