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  • Tribunal for formality before handing over Yusuf’s body
  • Delwar, wife land in jail
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  • Tamim resigns as vice captain of national team
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  • US government to expand recognition of gay marriage
  • Roadside bomb kills 8 Afghan soldiers
  • Fire fighters put out the flames after a fire broke out in a slum in the capital’s Moghbazar area on Saturday. — Sanaul Haque


Govt insincerity holds back district councils

District councils have failed to take off, for lack of sincerity of successive governments, since the idea was broached in the promulgation of the local government ordinance in 1976 that provisioned for three tiers, with district councils on top. Governments have also... Full story

Khaleda Zia queen of destruction: PM

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday dubbed BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia the ‘queen of destruction’ as she said the BNP chief did not know any other politics except destruction. ‘She (Khaleda) can only take, but cannot give anything... Full story

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Child dies in city slum fire

Fire fighters put out the flames after a fire broke out in a slum in the capital’s Moghbazar area on Saturday. — Sanaul Haque
A child was burnt to death and more than 100 shanties were gutted in a fire that broke out at a densely populated slum at Madhubagh in the capital on Saturday morning. The victim was identified as Sabuj, a boy of two years and a half. Fire Service and Civil Defence... Full story

Trials delayed as ICT 1 has no chairman

Trial in war crimes cases pending with the International Crimes Tribunal 1 is being delayed as the government is yet to reconstitute the tribunal after the retirement of its former chairman. Justice ATM Fazle Kabir retired as the chairman... Full story

Movement to pull down ‘illegal’ govt: Fakhrul

Bangladesh Nationalist Party acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Saturday said the ‘illegal’ and ‘unconstitutional’ Awami League government would be toppled through a ‘popular movement’. Full story

Afghan civilian deaths up in 2013: UN

War took an increasing toll on Afghanistan’s civilians in 2013 as fighting intensified between the government and insurgents, the United Nations said in a report on Saturday, with total casualties rising 14 per cent. Full story

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