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Schedule not before February 20

Election commissioner Shah Nawaz on Tuesday said the Election Commission would not announce the schedule for election to parliamentary seats reserved for women before February 20 due to ‘legal obligations’. Full story

15 held with fake medicines in city

The Rapid Action Battalion personnel on Tuesday detained 15 people and seized a huge quantity of fake medicines from Green Road in the capital. A team of RAB-2 raided Multiple Health Care in the area and detained them, said... Full story

Most AL MPs, leaders reluctant to follow up on chief’s advice

Most lawmakers and central leaders of the ruling Awami League appeared reluctant to follow up on the party chief’s instruction about ensure that a a single leader of the party contested the upazila council elections, leaders said. Full story

Publishers adorn stall to woo visitors

Besides bringing out new titles, some publishers have put an extra effort to make their stalls in the Amar Ekushey Book Fair attractive to the visitors through the colourful decoration and design. The interior and exterior of some 30 stalls were decorated to catch... Full story

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Journalists disappointed at sluggish pace of probe

Friends and relatives of the slain journalist couple Sagar Sarwar and Mehrun Runi form a human chain at Karwan Bazar in Dhaka on Tuesday, demanding capital punishment for the killers. — New Age photo
Journalists across the country on Tuesday staged demonstrations and formed human chains demanding immediate completion of the investigation into the case of murder of slain journalist couple Sagar Sarowar and Meherun Runi. Marking the second... Full story

15 held with fake medicines in city

The Rapid Action Battalion personnel on Tuesday detained 15 people and seized a huge quantity of fake medicines from Green Road in the capital. A team of RAB-2 raided Multiple Health Care in the area and detained them, said... Full story

Dry weather likely

Weather is likely to remain mainly dry with temporary partly cloudy sky over the country having chances of light rain or thundershowers at one or two places over Khulna, Barisal, Chittagong and Sylhet divisions till 6:00pm today. Full story

EC asked to explain legality of elections

The High Court on Tuesday asked the Election Commission to explain why the January 5 elections in Lakshmipur-4 and Mymensingh-9 constituencies would not be cancelled for holding fresh polls. Full story

HC asks PSC to declare 280 examinees qualified in ‘indigenous quota’

The High Court on Tuesday directed the Bangladesh Public Service Commission to publish fresh results of the 34th Bangladesh Civil Service preliminary test announcing 280 indigenous candidates qualified in the revised result. Full story

Inu regrets govt failure

The information minister, Hasanul Haq Inu, on Tuesday regretted the government’s failure to make any progress in the probe into the murder of journalist couple Golam Mustafa Sarwar Sagar and Meherun Nahar Runi even two years after the killings. Full story

Legal notice issued over police action on RU students

Five academics and a rights activist on Tuesday issued a legal notice on the home secretary and the police to explain in 24 hours the reason for opening fires at protesting students at Rajshahi University on February 2. Full story

Withdrawal of Bt brinjal saplings demanded

Campaigners against genetically modified crops on Tuesday urged the government to immediately withdraw genetically modified Bt brinjal sapling and stop the process of introducing other GM crops including ‘potato and golden rice.’ Full story

Jordanian PM greets Hasina

Jordanian prime minister Abdalla Ensour on Tuesday congratulated Sheikh Hasina on her success in the parliamentary elections and reappointment as the prime minister of Bangladesh. Full story

Stop extra judicial killings: DLA

The Democratic Left Alliance on Tuesday urged the Awami League led government to stop extra judicial killings in the country. The leaders of the eight left leaning combine made the forceful demand at a protest rally held in front of... Full story

15 named for Ekushey Padak

Fifteen eminent personalities have been named for this year’s Ekushey Padak in recognition of their contribution to different fields. The recipients are Shamsul Huda and Dr Badrul Alam (posthumous) for language movement, Samarjit... Full story

Prof. AHM Ahsan Ullah passes away

AHM Ahsan Ullah
Renowned physician and neurosurgeon breathed his last on Tuesday. Family members of the deceased requested all the relatives, friends and well-wishers to pray for... Full story

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Hamida Ahmad’s death anniv observed

Hamida Ahmad
First death anniversary of Hamida Ahmad, mother of Ex. Managing Director of National bank Limited will be observed on Wednesday. She was the wife of former secretary to the Govt of Pakistan and Bangladesh Borhanuddin Ahmad. Family members... Full story

Implementation in all units in a month, says Mujibul

The state minister for labour and employment, Mujibul Haque, on Tuesday told parliament that the award of the minimum wage board for apparel workers was yet to be implemented in all factories. Full story

Selim asks Mamata to send back BNP-Jamaat goons

Awami League presidium member Sheikh Fazlul Karim Selim on Tuesday asked Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh and Paschim Banga chief minister Mamata Banerjee to take steps to sent back Jamaat-e-Islami and Islami... Full story

JS committees next week

Parliamentary standing committees on 47 ministries and other parliamentary affairs will be formed in the next week, chief whip ASM Feroz told newsmen at his office on Tuesday. Earlier on February 5, the parliament formed five committees... Full story

AL backed candidates lead Ctg bar assoc poll

Awami League-backed candidates led the election to Chittagong District Lawyers’ Association, bagging seven posts, including those of president and secretary. The results were announced early Tuesday while the election was held... Full story

BDR explosive case transferred

The case filed under the Explosives Act for the February 25-26 BDR mutiny has been transferred from the court of additional metropolitan sessions’ judge Md Akhtaruzzaman as he felt embarrassed to hold the trial. Dhaka metropolitan sessions... Full story

300 rendered homeless as fire razes city slum

About 300 people become homeless after a fire razed a slum in the city’s Mirpur-2 area on Tuesday afternoon. Over 150 shanties and 15 shops were burnt, police and fire service officials said. Full story

BSF compensates Bangladeshi for torture

India’s Border Security Force on Tuesday paid Rs 50,000 in damages to Habibur Rahman Habu in connection with BSF assault on him about two years ago. The Indian border force also punished two of its solders who were involved in assault on Habibur. Full story

Farmers dump potato into river in Munshiganj

Growers in Munshiganj on Tuesday staged demonstration and dumped potato into the river Dhaleswari and on the road in protest at low price of their produce. Small and marginalised potato growers of the district took to the streets in the morning and held... Full story

Leftist students enforce strike at DU

Dhaka University authorities could not hold any classes amid strike enforced by leftist student platform Progressive Students’ Alliance on Tuesday in protest at increased tuition fees in a department. The strikers locked the... Full story

AL Facebook page gets approval

Facebook authority on Tuesday granted approval to the official facebook page of Awami League. A press release signed by AL office secretary Dr Abdus Sobhan confirmed the approval of the page... Full story

Adilur among finalists for Front Line Defenders Award

Adilur Rahman Khan
The Front Line Defenders has selected human rights organisation Odhikar secretary Adilur Rahman Khan as one of the six finalists for the 10th Annual Front Line Defenders Award for Human Rights Defenders at Risk. According to a press... Full story

40 BNP, JCD Jamaat men detained

Jhenaidah police arrested at least 40 activists of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party, Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal and Jamaat-e-Islami from Jhenaidah sadar, Sailkupa and Kotchandpur upazilas early Tuesday. Among the arrestees, 26 were detained from Jhenaidah... Full story

2 get life for killing woman

A Chuadanga court sentenced two people to life term imprisonment on Monday for killing a woman. The convicts were Milon, 35, and Ahad Ali, 43, both from village Nafarkandi under Sadar upazila. Two other accused Azizul and Mirajul were proved to be innocent. Full story

DB recovers firearms from RU hall

Detective Branch members of Rajshahi Metropolitan Police recovered two foreign made firearms from the Rajshahi University campus early Tuesday. Metropolitan DB officer-in-charge Saidur Rahman Bhuyian said, acting on a tip-off, the police conducted a drive... Full story

Man beaten to death

A man was beaten to death by unidentified miscreants at Shibpur Bazaar under Atgharia upazila in Pabna Tuesday morning. The victim was Saddam Hossain, 22, son of Sona Mian of village Saradangi under Pabna sadar upazila. The police, quoting witnesses, said... Full story

211 Malaysian job seekers held from St Martin’s Island

Members of the Bangladesh Coast Guard rescued 211 people including children, women from the Bay of Bengal near Saint Martin’s Island on early Tuesday while they were illegally going to Malaysia. The police said that they also held two traffickers in the drive. Full story

ACC grills Mahbub’s APS

The Anti-Corruption Commission on Tuesday interrogated assistant personal secretary of former state minister of water resources Mahbubur Rahman as part of its probe into the wealth the latter allegedly amassed illegally. Full story

JL leader held with firearm

Members of the Rapid Action Battalion picked up a leader of Juba League, youth front of the ruling Awami League, along with a firearm from Shaheed Bappi Sarani area in the district town on Monday. Full story

Muhith dismisses Noman’s view on Padma funding

Finance minister AMA Muhith on Tuesday dismissed an observation by Bangladesh Nationalist Party vice-chairman Abdullah Al Noman on funding of the proposed Padma Bridge project. Full story

SAARC FMs conference in Maldives Feb 17

The Foreign Ministers’ conference of the SAARC countries will be held in the Maldives on February 17, Syed Akbar Uddin, spokesman of India’s external affairs ministry, said on Tuesday. Full story


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