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Saddam Hussein sent to gallows
68 killed in car bomb as violence erupts in Iraq
Saddam Hussein was hanged at dawn yesterday for crimes against humanity, a dramatic, violent end for a leader who ruled Iraq by fear for three decades before he was toppled by a US invasion in 2003.
Eid tomorrow
Holy Eid-ul-Azha, the second largest religious festival of the Muslims, will be celebrated across the country tomorrow with due religious fervour and solemnity.
Grand Alliance Choice for Sylhet-6
AL men refuse to work for 'militant' candidate
Shocked leaders of Sylhet Awami League (AL) refuse to work for AL-led grand alliance nominee in Sylhet-6 constituency Maulana Habibur Rahman, a madrasa principal with the background of working for a 'Taliban-style'
Anger forces AL to review candidature
Flaws found in choice for 100 seats
Continuing grassroots and mid-level leaders' resentment at the Awami League (AL)-led grand alliance's election nominations forced the AL Parliamentary Board to have a marathon meeting yesterday in order
CIB Not Showing Falu As Defaulter
Probe on to know how defaulters escaped list
The Bangladesh Bank (BB) formed an investigation committee yesterday to find out why the Credit Information Bureau (CIB) report on known loan defaulters, who are also aspiring candidates for the nextupcoming
Brotee Sample Survey
6 constituencies have 14.7pc excess voters
A survey by a non-governmental organisation (NGO), Brotee, in six constituencies of the country found 2,02,763 or 14.7 percent excess voters on the current voter lists of those constituencies.
Closure of Oil Depots
Fuel pumps to run dry on last two days of Eid
The government decision to keep all oil depots closed for five days from December 29 to January 2 for Eid-ul-Azha will lead to drying up of the petrol pumps on the last two days.
Nomination Rejection
EC starts hearing today on 124 appeals
The Election Commission (EC) today starts hearing of 124 appeals filed by aspirants challenging the validity of the returning officers' (RO) decision rejecting their nomination papers.
Bush hails execution
US President George W Bush late Friday hailed Saddam Hussein's execution as an "important milestone" on the road to building an Iraqi democracy but warned it will not end deadly violence there.
Defiant Saddam refuses hood
A defiant Saddam Hussein refused to wear a hood over his head before the noose was wrapped around his neck and a trap door dropped beneath his feet, eyewitnesses to Saturday's hanging said.
Explosives, Rab garb found at militant den
Law enforcers yesterday seized bomb-making materials and uniforms of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) when they busted two militant dens at Mograpara in Narayanganj and Kaliakoir in Gazipur following leads
Prices of essentials shoot up again as Eid nears
The price of essentials shot up again in both retail and wholesale markets ahead of the Eid-ul-Azha pushing the moderate-earners and the poor in distress.
Citizens' body asks AL to scrap deal with bigots
A number of eminent citizens of the country yesterday submitted a memorandum to the Awami League (AL) demanding the cancellation of the five-point deal between the AL and the Bangladesh Khelafat Majlish
Yunus for 'mega' port to boost economy
Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr Muhammad Yunus yesterday emphasised the need for mega maritime port, airport, highway and railway for attracting the investors and traders to bolster the country's economy.
3 die in Meghna launch collision
A mid-river collision between two launches on the Meghna Friday midnight at Char Jalalpur near the meeting line of Chandpur and Shariatpur districts left three people dead and at least 20 injured.
Eid observed early in many villages
More than thirty thousand people observed Eid-ul Azha yesterday in different areas of Chandpur, Barisal, Patuakhali, Bhola, Barguna, and Narayanganj.
JP won't take part in polls if Iajuddin doesn't quit
Says Ershad
Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad yesterday said his party will not participate in the upcoming general election unless President Iajuddin Ahmed resigns from the post of chief adviser to the caretaker government.
Fog continues to disrupt journeys
Dense fog continued to disrupt road and river communications yesterday, causing immense sufferings to the homebound passengers of southern region ahead of the Eid-ul-Azha.

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