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  • Blood marks a spot where the explosion of a mortar left two non-commissioned army officers and three BGB personnel dead and 11 others injured at Ghatail in Tangail on Wednesday. — New Age photo

  • The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, cuts a cake at Ansar-VDP Academy at Shafipur in Gazipur on Wednesday, celebrating the 34th rally of the Ansar and VDP. — Focusbangla photo

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6 army, BGB men die as mortar explodes

Blood marks a spot where the explosion of a mortar left two non-commissioned army officers and three BGB personnel dead and 11 others injured at Ghatail in Tangail on Wednesday. 
— New Age photo
Two non-commissioned army officers and four Border Guard Bangladesh personnel died and 11 others became wounded as a mortar exploded while being primed for shelling in a firing range at Ghatail in... Full story

US suspends RAB training

The United states has informed Bangladesh that it will not continue with training programmes and assistance for the Rapid Action Battalion citing a gross violation of human rights by the battalion personnel. Full story

BNP in last-minute efforts to ensure single candidates

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party is putting in last-minute efforts to ensure that single party leader contest each of the positions in upazila polls by convincing rebel candidates to drop out of the race in a number of upazilas. Full story

Next polls in 2019: Ashraful

The Awami League’s general secretary Syed Ashraful Islam on Wednesday said that the next general elections would be held in accordance with the constitution after the current government serves out its tenure on January 28, 2019. Full story

JP in crisis, says Ershad

The Jatiya Party chairman, HM Ershad, on Wednesday said that the party was now facing an artificial crisis. ‘Come back to me if you want a better tomorrow and if you disobey my order you will be no more needed in my... Full story

Govt hatching plot to rig UZ polls: BNP

Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Wednesday alleged that the government was hatching conspiracy to rig the Upzlila elections adding that the party was observing the government’s ‘behaviour’ and hinted to boycott the elections if necessary. Full story

BD won’t be allowed to be playground of militancy: PM

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, cuts a cake at Ansar-VDP Academy at Shafipur in Gazipur on Wednesday, celebrating the 34th rally of the Ansar and VDP. — Focusbangla photo
Mentioning that Bangladesh had been a country of militancy, terrorism and corruption under the BNP-Jamaat rule, prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said the soil of Bangladesh would not be allowed to become a playground of militancy and terrorism again by any means. Full story

Telangana row rocks Indian parliament

The storm over Telangana on Wednesday derailed the presentation of the interim rail budget 2014-15 with railway minister Mallikarjun Kharge being forced to cut short his speech in Lok Sabha because of turmoil, The Times of India reported. Full story

GSP restoration could be difficult if US considers politics: Tofail

Bangladesh would never get back the lost GSP facility in the US market if the review on the suspension to be conducted in April by the USTR is made on political grounds, commerce minister Tofail Ahmed said on Wednesday. Full story

4 of a family killed in Sylhet traffic accident

Four people of a family, including a couple and their only son, were killed and another was injured critically in a traffic accident in Sylhet on Tuesday afternoon. The deceased were identified as Humayun Kabir Afaz, 38, of Kayasthagram village at Golapganj upazila... Full story


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