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  • Two children read a book sitting on the edge of Nazrul Mancha inside the Bangla Academy during children’s hour of Ekushey book fair on Saturday. — New Age photo

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  • The police intercept a procession of the Bangladesh General Students’ Council in front of the National Press Club in Dhaka on Saturday. — New Age photo

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Several NGOs, lacking capacity, got climate funds

Several NGOs, having no capacity or accountability, have been given funds for implementing climate projects. Bangladesh Climate Change Trustee Board assigned Palli Karma Shahayak Foundation to disburse climate funds... Full story

SSC exams begin today

The Secondary School Certificate and equivalent dakhil and vocational examinations begin today with students taking the Bangla first paper exams amid rumors of question papers being leaked. Full story

People’s right to vote violated in Jan 5 polls: discussion

Politicians, diplomats and academics in a roundtable discussion on Saturday said that the January 5 general elections had fulfilled a constitutional obligation but it grossly violated the people’s right to vote and choose their representatives... Full story

Children’s hour with thin presence

Two children read a book sitting on the edge of Nazrul Mancha inside the Bangla Academy during children’s hour of Ekushey book fair on Saturday. — New Age photo
Children’s hour taking place in this year’s Ekushey Book Fair for the first time on Saturday morning failed to attract young readers. The organisers, however, decorated the children’s corner, featuring 27 publishing houses of children and juvenile literature... Full story

2 BCL men hacked

Two Bangladesh Chhatra League activists were hacked by a group of assailants at Buthpara in Rajshahi city on Friday. The injured blamed Islami Chhatra shibir activists for the incident. Full story

Judge sues airlines, officials after bag goes missing

A judicial officer travelling from Australia has sued the officials of Singapore Airlines, Biman Bangladesh Airlines and CAAB after one of her bags went missing on her arrival at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in December last. Full story

Maximum punishment demanded for killers of Gen Manzur

Bangladesh Jatiyatabati Muktijoddha Dal, a platform of freedom fighters, on Saturday demanded capital punishment for the killer/s of freedom fighter Major General Syed Abul Manzur. Full story

Dry weather likely

Weather may remain dry with temporary partly cloudy sky over the country, having chances of rain or thundershowers at one or two places over Sylhet division and the regions of Comilla and Noakhali till 6:00pm today. Full story

Intern doctors begin strike at SBMCH

A wildcat strike of intern doctors from Saturday noon protesting against alleged assault on their fellow by college canteen staff and son of a local Awami League leader badly disrupted the medical services at Barisal Sher-E-Bangla Medical... Full story

Juba Dal activist killed in Ctg

Miscreants knifed to death an activist of Juba Dal, youth front of BNP, at Sitakunda upazila in Chittagong on Saturday. The deceased was identified as Sajib, 32, a worker of Muradpur union Juba Dal under Sitakunda upazila. Full story

Govt set to promote cultivation of African HYV rice, NERICA

Bangladesh will commercially grow African high yielding rice, NERICA, from the coming aus season to boost cereal production, officials said. They said that the agriculture ministry took the decision to encourage farmers to grow... Full story

Govt to introduce quality assurance cell at universities

The government will introduce quality assurance cell at all public and selected private universities to monitor the quality of education at the universities under the Higher Education Quality Enhancement Project. Full story

BCL lock CU exam hall

Bangladesh Chattra League activists on Saturday locked the examination hall of accounting and information system department of Chittagong University just before the beginning of the mid-term exam of second year students. Full story

JP leader’s body found floating in river

The police on Saturday recovered the body of a local leader of Jatiya Party from Sandhya river in Ujirpur of the district. The deceased was identified as Kamal Hossain Talukdar, 55, vice-president of Babuganj upazila of JP (Ershad). Full story

Buriganga grabbed under govt patronisation: BAPA

Environmentalists on Saturday said that the river Buriganga is being grabbed by influential people patronised by the government. At a press conference, they blamed the government for its failure to protect the river from destruction. Full story

Emranul Huq re-elected BSAF chair

Md Emranul Huq Chowdhury
Md Emranul Huq Chowdhury was re-elected as chairperson of the executive board of Bangladesh Shishu Adhikar Forum for the next two years, says a release. Other office bearers are vice-chairperson Iqbal Ahammad, member secretary AS Mahmood, treasurer... Full story

Ex-joint secy Wahid passes away

Former joint secretary MA Wahid died at a city hospital Friday afternoon at the age of 86. He had been suffering from old-age complications, says a press release. Full story

BNP bows to govt by deciding to join UZ polls, says Amu

Senior Awami League leader Amir Hossain Amu on Saturday said that instead of upholding the constitutional and democratic process, the Bangladesh Nationalist Party had wanted to introduce an unconstitutional process... Full story

Parliament secretariat gets lukewarm response

Lawmakers of the 9th parliament who failed to get re-elected are yet to vacate their apartments they have been using since 2009 despite the authorities’ directives to vacate those. The parliament secretariat on January 14 asked them to... Full story

Call for movement for a democratic constitution

Leftist leaders and thinkers at a discussion on Saturday called for a popular movement to democratise the constitution ‘which is full of contradictions and which authorises absolute power to a single person.’ Full story

12 BCL activists detained over land dispute

Local people handed over to the police 12 Chhatra League activists for attempting to grab a piece of land at Jugitila in Sylhet city on Friday night. They also vandalised five motorcycles of the Chhatra League activists, police sources said. Full story

Jan 5 polls can’t be called election: Shamsul Huda

The immediate-past chief election commissioner, ATM Shamsul Huda, on Saturday said he did not consider the January 5 parliamentary polls a general election because it was boycotted by most of the political parties and over half of... Full story

Employees vandalise RUET over recruitment

Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology employees on Saturday vandalised windowpanes at the administrative building protesting against recruitment of 17 employees against 9 posts advertised. Full story

Nagarik Sanghati rally over low potato price

Nagarik Sanghati on Saturday called on the Awami League-led government to save potato farmers. Civic group leaders at a rally in front of the National Press Club said potato growers were suffering as they were not getting proper price. Full story

RCC to establish City University

The Rajshahi City Corporation authorities are going to establish City University in Rajshahi. This was disclosed at a review meeting on the proposed university held at the city’s Nagar Bhaban on Saturday. City mayor and chairman of the City... Full story

BGB seizes smuggled goods

The Border Guard Bangladesh in separate drives seized goods worth about Tk 3 crore at Putkhali and Baroanchra frontiers under the Benapole port police station early Saturday. BGB Putkhali camp in-charge Shafiuddin Hawlader... Full story

BRU admission test results published

The results of admission tests in the academic session 2013-14 of Begum Rokeya University were published on Saturday. Viva voce of the selected candidates will be held from February 14-15 and allocation of subjects will be published... Full story

Warehouse, shop burnt

A warehouse and a shop were burnt in a fire in Mauna Chaurasta area under Sreepur upazila on Saturday. Sreepur Fire Service and Civil Defence senior station officer Abdus Sattar said the fire broke out at the warehouse at Sohag Market... Full story

Students form human chain

Rajshahi students formed a human chain Saturday noon demanding holding of all government jobs’ recruitment tests in respective divisional headquarters without fees. Students of different institutions under the banner ‘Conscious... Full story

BSF pushes back 9 Bangladeshis

The Indian Border Security Force pushed back nine Bangladeshis to the Bangladesh territory through Darshana border early Friday. The victims hailed from Jessore and Narail. 26-BGB commanding officer Lieutenant Colonel SM Maniruzzaman... Full story

Students want age limit raised to 35 years

The police intercept a procession of the Bangladesh General Students’ Council in front of the National Press Club in Dhaka on Saturday. — New Age photo
A platform of job-seeking university students has given an ultimatum to the government to meet their demand for raising the age limit for recruitment by February 21 or they would go for movement. The platform, Bangladesh Sadharan Chhatra Parishad... Full story


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