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  • BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia addresses a press conference at the Westin Hotel in Dhaka on Tuesday. — New Age photo

  • The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, delivers a speech in parliament on Tuesday. — New Age photo


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Khaleda urges end to killings

BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia addresses a press conference at the Westin Hotel in Dhaka on Tuesday. 
— New Age photo
The BNP chairperson, Khaleda Zia, on Tuesday urged an early end to ‘state terrorism’ marked with killing, disappearances and repression to eliminate the BNP-led alliance. Khaleda said the fresh... Full story

Plotters also to face trial: PM

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, delivers a speech in parliament 
on Tuesday. 
— New Age photo
Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday said the government would launch a fresh investigation into the conspiracies behind the smuggling of 10 truckloads of arms using Bangladesh as transit. Full story

11 burnt alive as boat catches fire

At least 11 people, including 5 children, were burnt to death and more than 40 were injured as a engine boat caught fire in Surma River at Chhatak upazila in Sunamganj on Monday night. Five more children remained missing till Tuesday... Full story

No RU action yet against BCL men

The Rajshahi University authorities are yet to take any action against Chhatra League activists involved in attacking general students, who were protesting against increased fees and the introduction of evening courses, on the campus on Sunday. Full story

PM defends RU Chhatra League

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Tuesday defended the acts of Chhatra League at Rajshahi University saying that they had protested against attack on them and all of those who were carrying arms were not Chhatra League activists. Full story

Event put country’s foreign policy under question: court

The Chittagong court that dealt with the 10 truckloads of arms smuggling cases observed that evidence and statements of the witnesses had proved that the arms were meant for United Liberation Front Asom and the event tarnished the image of the... Full story

Fin min waives fine on 9.6 lakh vehicles

The ministry of finance has decided to waive the surcharges incurred by commercial transport operators for failing to pay annual tax and fees against their vehicles timely, officials said. They said intense pressure... Full story

Road-map to ease foreign exchange regulations on cards

The finance ministry plans to bring in reforms on foreign exchange regulations to help implement a phased opening of capital account along with regulating and updating the current account transaction rules to allow local businessmen to invest abroad. Full story

Thai opposition seeks to annul election, disband ruling party

Thailand’s opposition Tuesday launched a legal attempt to annul a controversial weekend general election, as the US warned against any attempt at a military coup to end months of political agony. A lawyer for the opposition... Full story

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