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Govt to probe bureaucrats' secret date with Mahmud
No one other than any offenders hide their faces the way they did, says establishment secretary
The government will investigate the Friday night's incident of in-service senior civil servants attending a surreptitious party hosted by former energy adviser Mahmudur Rahman at Uttara in the capital,
EC starts sending election materials
Schedule to be announced this week; no step yet to correct voter list
The Election Commission (EC) yesterday started sending election materials across the country in accordance with the EC's plan to announce the schedule for next general election this week without initiating
Don't bother about anymore demands
Khaleda asks CG about 14-party
BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia yesterday once again asked the caretaker government to announce the election schedule immediately and not to bother about the demands placed by the Awami League (AL) led 14-party
More agitation to get 11 tasks done
14-party may meet CA today
The Awami League (AL)-led 14-party alliance plans to go for a non-stop movement to compel the chief adviser (CA) to the caretaker government (CG) to meet its 11-point demand.
Poll candidates' assets accounts to be probed
Says ACC chairman
The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) will investigate the income and assets accounts of the persons who will contest the upcoming election, ACC Chairman Justice Sultan Hossain Khan told a seminar yesterday.
48-hr Ultimatum Ends Today
Rival dockers face off over gantry crane use
Two rival groups at Chittagong Port are drawn into confrontation as their 48-hour ultimatum on the question of operating four sophisticated gantry cranes by a private company at Chittagong Container Terminal
Suspend civil servants in question
14-party asks CG over 'conspiracy' meeting
The Awami League (AL)-led 14-party combine yesterday asked the caretaker government (CG) to suspend those senior civil servants who secretly met former energy adviser Mahmudur Rahman at his business house
Country runs risk of losing export orders
Exporters warn against persistent political unrest
Bangladesh runs the risk of being identified as a 'politically unstable country' in the international market if the present political unrest persists, leading exporters of the country said yesterday.
Yunus hopes for amicable solution to ongoing crisis
Nobel laureate Prof Muhammad Yunus yesterday expected a peaceful and acceptable solution to the country's current political crisis through consensus.
Mahmudur leads media mauling as Khaleda nods
Leaders of pro-BNP Association of Engineers, Bangladesh (AEB) yesterday accused the media of not writing and telecasting "neutral" and "impartial" reports on the BNP and four-party alliance and its leaders.
Waterlogged Southern Dists
10m people stare at looming disaster
Environmentalists and human rights activists are apprehending a major humanitarian disaster in the vast waterlogged area of three southern districts of the country, as livelihood of nearly10 lakh people
JCD, BCL men clash at DU, Jagannath
20 hurt; gunshots fired
Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) and Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) at Dhaka University (DU) and Jagannath University yesterday locked in clashes where at least 20 were hurt as cocktails exploded and guns
People to give befitting reply thru' ballots
Hasina on 4-party govt's graft
Awami League (AL) President Sheikh Hasina has said the people will give a befitting reply to the "unbridled corruption" of the immediate past coalition government through ballots if the election is held
Law enforcers asked to tackle 14-party sit-in with patience
The advisory committee on law and order yesterday directed the law enforcers to tackle the sit-in programme around the Bangabhaban tomorrow and Election Commission (EC) Secretariat on Tuesday with patience
2 outlaws killed in 'shootout'
Two members of the outlawed Purbo Banglar Communist Party (PBCP) Lal Pataka faction were killed in a 'shootout' with law enforcement agencies at Mahishkhola village under Gangni upazila in Meherpur early
Economist Survey
Bangladesh put in category of 'flawed democracy'
Bangladesh ranks 75th among 165 democracies and is grouped in the category of "flawed democracy" in a global survey report released by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) on November 24, as hassleshampered
Baghdad under curfew
Scores killed in attacks, Sunni mosques vandalised
Baghdad was under curfew for the second straight day yesterday after an explosion of violence killed hundreds of Iraqis and forced President Jalal Talabani to delay his much-anticipated visit to Tehran.
Four government high officials yesterday protested a report headlined "'Secret' meet of admin big wigs at ex-energy adviser's office" which was published in The Daily Star yesterday.
S Korea confirms bird flu outbreak
South Korea yesterday confirmed its first bird flu outbreak in three years after a strain of the avian virus was found in tests on dead birds.

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