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‘Roads still in chaotic condition’

A minister, an editor, a litterateur and experts on Friday observed that the highways and roads were still in a chaotic condition. They made the observation at the launch of online news portal ‘nirapadnews.com’ organised by Nirapad Sarak... Full story

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Crowd swells at Amar Ekushey Book Fair

The month-long Amar Ekushey Book Fair premises witnessed a surge of visitors on Friday, with dozens of new titles hitting the stalls. Booklovers were seen standing in long queues starting at the academy entry and extending to the Dhaka... Full story

Ganasanghati demands fresh elections

Ganasanghati Andolan on Friday at a rally in the capital called on the Awami League-led government to immediately initiate dialogue for holding the next general elections creating democratic atmospheres for an ‘inclusive’ election. The party leaders at the programme in front of the... Full story

Ganajagaran Mancha vows movement

Ganajagaran Mancha activists on Friday vowed to continue their fight against anti-liberation forces and realise their demand for capital punishment for all war criminals. The platform on the last day of a three-day programme at Shahbagh, marking its first... Full story

Ahmadiyya convention begins

Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at, Bangladesh began its three-day 90th annual convention on Friday in Dhaka with a call to spread the messages of the Quran and the Prophet Muhammad (sm). Mobasherur Rahman, national amir... Full story

Libyan PM greets Hasina

Libyan prime minister Ali Zeidan Mohamed on Friday congratulated Sheikh Hasina on her re-election as prime minister of Bangladesh. In a message to Hasina, Ali Zeidan expressed his pride in the great bonds of friendship and cooperation which... Full story

Dry weather likely

Weather may remain dry with temporary partly cloudy sky over the country till 6:00pm today. Moderate to thick fog may occur over the river basins and light to moderate fog elsewhere over the country during midnight till morning, Met Office said. Full story

JP plans council sessions in March

The Jatiya Party faction led by HM Ershad is scheduled to consult all the district leaders in phases as part of the party’s effort to hold a triennial conference and council sessions in March. ‘Party chief HM Ershad will start meeting... Full story

Poet Abu Zafar Obaidullah’s 80th birth anniv today

The 80th birth anniversary of poet Abu Zafar Obaidullah will be observed today. On this day in 1934, he was born in Barisal. A discussion on his life and works has been arranged at his village Baherchar of Babuganj upazila in Barisal. Full story

PM encouraging extrajudicial killings, alleges Fakhrul

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party acting secretary general, Mirza Fakhurl Islam Alamgir, on Friday alleged that prime minister Sheikh Hasina was encouraging extrajudicial killings and warned that she would have to ‘answer’ for her remarks in parliament ‘supporting’ extrajudicial killing. Full story

Gold bars seized at Ctg airport

Custom officials at Chittagong Shah Amanat International Airport seized at least six gold bars on Friday morning within 12 hours of the biggest ever gold haul on Thursday night. There has been an alarming rise in gold smuggling through the port city airport with six bars... Full story

Two killed in city

Two pedestrians were killed and another was injured after a bus veered off the road at Merul Badda of the capital Friday evening. Of the deceased, Saidur Rahman, 30, was identified by the family while the other victim could not be identified immediately. Full story

Govt accused of cheating with people

Branding the government ‘illegal’, a section of writers, teachers, doctors and cultural activists on Friday alleged that the incumbents had cheated the people by holding the farcical January 5 elections. Forming a human chain organised under the banner... Full story

Govt urged to be worker-friendly

Politicians and labour leaders on Friday at a discussion meeting called on the Awami League-led government to be worker-friendly. The labourers are suffering much as they get the poorest wages and are deprived of their rights, they said. Full story

Strong measures needed to check air pollution

Green activists on Friday urged the government to take strict measures to check the country’s air pollution. At a citizens’ gathering they suggested setting up environment-friendly brick kilns, regularly checking vehicle maintenance, collecting roadside... Full story

Santrah Nirmul Twaki Macha holds token hunger strike

A citizen platform, Santrash Nirmul Twaki Mancha, on Friday observed token hunger strike at Shaheed Minar in Narayanganj town, pressing for trial of the killer of meritorious student Tanvir Muhammad Twaki. The platform organised the four-hour... Full story

MR Khan’s death anniv today

The second death anniversary of M Masudur Rahman Khan will be observed on Saturday. MR Khan was the country’s first ENT-micro surgeon and founder chairman of MARKS Group. On the occasion, a special prayer... Full story

Family of Sagar, Runi holds photo show seeking justice

The family of slain journalist couple, Sagar and Runi, has organised a photography exhibition in the city from Monday in protest at the delay in investigation even two years after their killing. ‘We seek justice...and we want to remind... Full story

Ilias loyalists stage demo against Shamsher Mobin

A section of leaders and activists of the Sylhet sadar upazila BNP, who have been left out of the new committee, on Friday staged protests in the city accusing the party’s vice-chairman Shamsher Mobin Chowdhury of inducting opportunists in the committee. Full story

Actor Nadim found dead

Stage actor Nasir Uddin Nadim, 35, was found dead at his Mohammadpur house in the city on Friday. His body was found hanging from a ceiling fan at his house at Tajmahal road. The police suspected that Nadim had committed suicide. Full story

JU bird fair attracts visitors

Hundreds of bird lovers thronged the Jahangirnagar University campus on Friday on the occasion of a bird fair. JU zoology department organised the fair, which was inaugurated by acting vice-chancellor Professor MA Matin at about 9:30am, on the Zahir Raihan Auditorium premises. Full story

Bangladesh to proceed with BCIM economic corridor plan

Bangladesh will emerge as a potential commercial hub of South-East Asia and can reap maximum economic benefit from the proposed Bangladesh, China, India and Myanmar Economic Corridor, a concept paper of foreign ministry said. Full story

BNP calls hartal for today in Lakshmipur

The local unit of BNP called a half-day general strike for today in Laksmipur protesting at disappearance of its Sadar upazila unit organising secretary and Hajipara union chairman Omar Faruk, who was picked up by Rapid Action Battalion from the residence of his... Full story

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