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  • Industries minister Amir Hossain Amu holds a meeting with executives of the Newspapers Owners’ Association of Bangladesh at industries ministry in Dhaka on Tuesday. — New Age photo

  • An armed Thai police officer, centre, aims his rubber bullet rifle as medical team carry an injured person on a stretcher during a clash between police and anti-government protesters on Tuesday in Bangkok, Thailand.— AP photo

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Electricity price to go up again

At least three distribution utilities have taken a move to increase the price of electricity for the retail consumers by up to 20 per cent to make up their losses, officials said. On Tuesday, state minister for power and energy Nasrul Hamid... Full story

97 upazilas go to polls today

Ninety seven Upazilas in 40 districts are going to polls today (Wednesday) in the first phase of staggered Upazila Parishad elections amidst allegations of ‘attacks and harassment’ on candidates belonging to the... Full story

USTR review on GSP for Bangladesh negative

A US review of Bangladesh’s meeting an action plan for the reinstatement of GSP facilities projected a negative outcome as the plan was not fully implemented. Bangladesh has now been given till April 15 to comply the... Full story

Govt prefers consortium for maximum benefits

The government is desperately looking for an international consortium instead of a single country to award the construction works of the proposed deep-sea port at Sonadia island in Cox’s Bazar. Shipping ministry officials said... Full story

Youth nabbed for propagating al-Qaeda audio clip

A young man was detained on early Tuesday by the Rapid Action Battalion in on charge of spreading an audiovisual message reportedly of al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri. The battalion, however, was yet to confirm the authenticity... Full story

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Newspaper sector becomes industry

Industries minister Amir Hossain Amu holds a meeting with executives of the Newspapers Owners’ Association of Bangladesh at industries ministry in Dhaka on Tuesday. — New Age photo
The industry minister, Amir Hossain Amu, on Tuesday said that the government had decided to declare newspaper sector as an industry. At a meeting with the leaders of the Newspaper Owners Association of Bangladesh at his Shilpa Bhaban office, Amu... Full story

WB takes a suspect to Canada secretly: law minister

The law minister, Anisul Huq, on Monday said that the World Bank had taken a Padma Bridge graft suspect from Bangladesh in secret to a foreign country to get his confessional statement ‘on condition of immunity from prosecution.’ Full story

Canada calls on govt to hold talks

Canada has urged the Bangladesh government to begin a move for dialogues with major political parties soon to resolve the current ‘political crisis’ so that violence and general strike would not take place. The Canadian high commissioner in... Full story

HC summons IO to explain headway

The High Court on Tuesday summoned the investigation officer to explain what headway he could make in the probe in the sensational case twin murders of journalist couple Sagar Sarwar and Meherun Runi. A bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and... Full story

Thai PM faces charges as clashes leave four dead

An armed Thai police officer, centre, aims his rubber bullet rifle as medical team carry an injured person on a stretcher during a clash between police and anti-government protesters on Tuesday in Bangkok, Thailand.— AP photo
Thailand’s embattled premier will be charged with neglect of duty, anti-graft officials said Tuesday, as clashes between the police and opposition protesters left four dead and dozens wounded in central Bangkok. The National Anti-Corruption... Full story


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