• Khoka released on bail
  • Foolproof security taken for Amar Ekushey
  • Counting begins as UZ polls close
  • Govt out to manipulate upazila polls: Rizvi
  • Court grants 10-day remand to quiz Rasel
  • A few BNP-backed candidates boycott polls
  • Dhaka briefs Washington on various issues
  • Singer Arefin Rumi gets bail
  • Mozena observes 3 centers in Rajshahi
  • Outlawed leader killed in Madaripur ‘gun battle’
  • 14 Myanmar citizens pushed back
  • Police assault turns Kiev protest camp into war zone
  • Thai protesters vow to storm PM's crisis HQ
  • Rajiv Gandhi murder: Tamil Nadu to free plotters
  • Former US soldier jailed for Iraq atrocities dies

Petition challenges police action on RU students

Five academics and a rights activist on Tuesday filed a public interest litigation writ petition challenging the legality of police shooting into students rallying against increased fees and the move for the introduction of evening... Full story

MP’s aide attacked in Sirajganj

Md Ekramul Haque Rizvi, a close associate of Sirajganj-2 Awami League lawmaker Habib-e-Millat Munna, came under attack of the local ruling party men Monday noon while he tried to enter the local office of Roads and Highway Department... Full story

Light titles lead tally, serious books lag behind

Volumes of poetry, novels and story clinched the highest position in the tally of new books that arrived so far till the 18th day of the month-long Amar Ekushey Book Fair on Tuesday. But serious books like volumes of essays and research-based publications... Full story

HC summons RMCH director, registrar

The High Court on Tuesday summoned Rajshahi Medical College director and its registrar to appear before the court on March 5 to explain why ward boys had been allowed to conduct surgical operations at the hospital. Full story

DB informer Jalal killing trial resumes after 11 years

The trial in the case for the killing of police informant Jalal Ahmed in 1999 resumed on Tuesday with the recording of depositions of the 21th prosecution witness after 11 years. Additional metropolitan sessions judge Ruhul Amin recorded... Full story

EC orders to discharge controversial polling officials from poll duty

The Election Commission has sent a list of ‘controversial presiding officers’ to the respective deputy commissioners and returning officers asking to relieve them of the election duty in the ensuing Upazila Parishad election beginning today. Full story

BCL leader shot dead

A local leader of Bangladesh Chhatra League was shot dead by unknown assailants in Tri-Mohoni intersection under Shibpur upazila in Narsingdi on Tuesday. Narsingdi district Juba League secretary Bijoy Goswami said that district... Full story

Mozena opens American Corner in Rajshahi

US ambassador Dan W Mozena inaugurated ‘American Corner’ in Rajshahi on Tuesday, linking a nationwide network of American Spaces in Dhaka, Chittagong, Sylhet and Khulna and over 400 American Spaces around the world. Full story

Dry weather likely

Weather is likely to remain dry with temporary partly cloudy sky over the country till 6:00pm today. Mild cold wave is sweeping over the regions of Jessore, Kushtia, Rajshahi, Pabna and Srimangal and it may continue, Met Office said. Full story

BNP warns govt against polls results manipulation

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Tuesday threatened that the party and its allies would give a fitting reply if the government manipulated upazila election results in favour of the candidates who are leaders of the ruling alliance. Full story

ACC grills ex-minister Shahjahan Mia’s APS

The Anti-Corruption Commission on Tuesday interrogated Samarendra Chandra Shoilen, former assistant personal secretary of ex-state minister for religious affairs M Shahjahan Miah, for alleged illegal wealth accumulation... Full story

CHT commission condemns rape, killing of Chakma woman

The Chittagong Hill Tracts Commission on Tuesday condemned the killing of an indigenous woman in Khagrachari and called on the government to bring the perpetrators to book. Full story

6 PMO officials get job extension

Six officials of the Prime Minister’s Office appointed on contract basis have got extension of their services. The public administration ministry issued separate notifications in this regard on Tuesday. Full story

Cancellation of deals with Indian joint venture demanded

Different left leaning political parties and the National Committee to Protect Oil, Gas, Mineral Resources, Power and Ports on Tuesday urged the government to cancel the gas exploration deals signed with an Indian joint-venture. Full story

Girl dies as scarf tangles with wheel

A college girl died after her scarf tangled with the wheel of an auto-rickshaw in Nandipara of Sabujbagh in the capital on Tuesday. The deceased was identified as Sanjida Akhter, 22, final year student of Uttara Polytechnic College. Full story

4 injured as gas line explodes

Four members of a family, including two women, sustained burn injuries in a gas explosion at their rented house at Ibrahimpur in the capital’s Karful area Tuesday, family and hospital sources said. Full story

Al-Badr men led by Quasem abducted, killed Ranjit, son testifies

The notorious Al-Badr Bahini men led by Mir Quasem Ali abducted and killed Ranjit Das in Chittagong in November 1971, the victim’s son Shibu Das said in his testimony on Tuesday. Full story

Govt signs contracts with Indian joint venture

The government on Monday signed two contracts with an Indian joint-venture between state-run Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Videsh and Oil India for oil and gas exploration in two shallow sea blocks, 4 and 9, for next eight years. Full story

153 MPs elected uncontested on Allah’s desire, says AL MP

Awami League lawmaker Shamsul Hoque Chowdhury told parliament on Monday that 153 lawmakers in the tenth parliament were elected uncontested as Allah had desired so. Shamsul also said that he would resign as lawmaker, if Bangladesh... Full story

Expert suggest making SAARC accountable

Experts on Monday urged all stakeholders of the South Asian countries to raise voice to make SAARC accountable for tackling the negative impacts of climate change. At a seminar they said the South Asian region was the most affected by the consequences... Full story

HC summons 2 prosecutors for producing no witness in 10 years

The High Court on Monday summoned Dhaka metropolitan public prosecutor Abdullah Abu and additional public prosecutor Dewan Mohiuddin to appear before it on March 4 to explain why they had failed to produce prosecution... Full story

HSC, equivalent exams begin April 3

The Higher Secondary Certificate and its equivalent examinations of 2014 will begin on April 3, said an education ministry statement on Monday. The examinations were supposed to begin on April 1, but were deferred by two days after... Full story

2 held with 2,198 pieces of Yaba

The Detective Branch of police arrested two people with 2,198 pieces of Yaba tablets from Chanchra area on the Narail-Jessore road on Sunday. The arrestees were Kobir Hossain, 35, of village Chanchra Roypara and Noor Islam... Full story

Kidnapped boy rescued in Sylhet

The police rescued a madrassah student from Kulaura in Moulvibazar Sunday night who was kidnapped from Sylhet city 36 hours earlier. The victim was Jamil Ahmad, 11, son of Ahmad Ali of the city’s Goabari area. The police, quoting Jamil’s family... Full story

Man ‘commits’ suicide in Jhenaidah

A man allegedly committed suicide taking poison at village Kodalia of sadar upazila Monday morning. The deceased was Arif Hossain, 25, son of Ruhul Amin Biswas of the village. Jhenaidah sadar police officer-in-charge Iqbal Bahar Chowdhury... Full story

Woman found dead in Jessore

The Jessore Kotwali police recovered the body of an unidentified woman from near the rail track at Rahmatpur of sadar upazila Monday morning. Kotwali police subinspector Jamal Uddin said the police recovered the body being informed by... Full story

Injured SUST teacher shifted to BSMMUH

Shahjalal University of Science and Technology’s chemical engineering and polymer science department’s assistant professor Raqib Uddin, who was seriously injured being hit by a motorbike on the campus on Friday, was shifted to... Full story

Robbers loot textile mills

Armed robbers on Sunday midnight looted yarn worth Tk 25 lakh from two textile mills in the Jatramura area of Rupganj upazila. The mills owner, Shahidul Islam, said an armed gang, comprising 30 to 40, forcibly entered into Suny Textile Mills. Full story

ACC summons 3 Milk Vita officials

The Anti-Corruption Commission on Tuesday served notices upon three officials of Bangladesh Milk Producers’ Cooperative Union Limited, seeking their statements regarding alleged irregularities in the organisation, an ACC official told New Age. Full story

Petition seeks contempt proceedings against Bergman

A High Court lawyer on Tuesday filed a petition with International Crimes Tribunal 2 seeking a rule asking David Bergman, a special correspondent at New Age, to explain why contempt proceedings would not be drawn against him... Full story

Court orders arrest of blogger Rajib killing suspect

A Dhaka court on Tuesday issued a warrant for the arrest of former North South University student Rejwanul Azad Rana in connection with the killing of blogger Ahmed Rajib Haider in February 2013. Full story

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