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  • A file photo shows journalist couple Mehrun Runi and Sagar Sarwar.

  • USAID mission director Janina Jaruzelski speaks at a press conference at the American Centre in Dhaka on Monday. — New Age photo


No real progress in probe

A file photo shows journalist couple Mehrun Runi and Sagar Sarwar.
The murder of journalist couple Golam Mustafa Sarwar Sagar and Meherun Nahar Runi remained buried in mystery to the frustration of their families as Rapid Action Battalion was yet to make any real... Full story

HC questions Feroz’s JS membership

The High Court on Monday asked the Election Commission and chief whip ASM Feroz to explain in four weeks the legality of holding the office of a lawmaker by Feroz despite being a ‘loan defaulter.’ The bench of Justice Salma Masud... Full story

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US sticks to fresh polls: Mozena

USAID mission director Janina Jaruzelski speaks at a press conference at the American Centre in Dhaka on Monday. — New Age photo
US Ambassador Dan Mozena on Monday reiterated that Bangladesh ought to hold fresh elections as soon as possible. He called for holding the dialogue immediately to find a way for holding... Full story

PM for speedy implementation of action plan

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Monday asked the authorities concerned to expedite the implementation of the action plan suggested by the US authority for reinstating the suspended Generalised... Full story

BNP to recast Dhaka city unit

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party will form a high-level committee in a few days to reconstitute the party’s Dhaka city unit through holding its council session in a month. BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia announced the decision at a closed-door meeting with its Dhaka... Full story

AL has rebels at 2 Ctg upazilas

The ruling Awami League has failed to ensure single candidates in elections at Mirsarai and Hathazari uapzilas in Chittagong, scheduled for February 19 in the first phase of elections to upazila parishads, as rebel candidates are adamant to contest the polls. Awami League activists... Full story

Shibir cuts tendons, BCL severs heads: Haji Selim

Independent lawmaker Haji Mohammad Selim on Monday in parliament blasted the ruling party-backed Chhatra League for its violence across the country. In an unscheduled discussion, he expressed concern over the gradual deterioration of law and order. Full story

Juba League man killed in ‘gunfight’ with RAB

A Juba League activist was killed in ‘gunfight’ with the Rapid Action Battalion at Chawak Bazar in the Barisal city early Monday. The battalion claimed that they found dead the ruling party leader, Faruk Ahmed alias Panama Faruk, after the gunfight. Full story

Nepal elects Sushil Koirala as new PM

Nepal’s fractious lawmakers elected veteran politician Sushil Koirala as prime minister Monday, with the 75-year-old promising to steer through a long-delayed new constitution for the Himalayan nation within a year. The silver-haired bachelor easily won a vote in the... Full story

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