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Metropolitan
 
Five killed, 58 injured in road accidents
At least five people were killed and 58 others injured in separate road accidents in Gazipur, Gaibandha, Mymensingh, Patuakhali, Sylhet and Brahmanbaria yesterday and on Thursday.
 
Diesel Crisis in N-region
People suffer as bus service disrupted
Short supply of diesel has led to the suspension of several bus services on various routes in the northern region, causing untold suffering to people trying to reach their destinations after celebrating
 
Grand alliance forced to boycott election
Ctg mayor tells EU polls observation team
A team of European Union Election Observation Mission (EOM) yesterday met Grand Alliance's Chittagong divisional leaders at its office in the port city and discussed various election-related issues.
 
17 shops gutted in 2 districts
At least 17 shops were gutted in Jhalakati and Kishoreganj yesterday. Jhalakati correspondent adds: A devastating fire gutted 10 shops at Niamoti Bazar in Bakerganj upazila in Barisal early yesterday.
 
Prices of rice, vegetables fall in city markets
Prices of vegetable and rice fell in the city markets this week while prices of pulses and other items remained at previous levels.
 
Jafar Chy quits AL to contest Jan 22 polls
Awami League (AL) leader Jafar Ahmad Chowdhury resigned from the party yesterday protesting the party's decision to nominate LDP Executive President Col (retd) Oli Ahmed as grand alliance candidate in
 
Comrade Aruna Sen passes away
Veteran communist leader Comrade Aruna Sen, wife of late Shanti Sen and mother of Gono Sanskriti Front leader Chanchal Sen, passed away due to brain haemorrhage yesterday morning at the age of 96.
 
Khulna in grip of acute power crisis
Electricity generation in 110-MW power plant remains suspended as a big fire broke out due to leak in its turbine on Thursday midnight.
 
Indigenous woman, bus helper found dead in city
An indigenous woman and a bus helper were found dead on roadsides at Jatrabari and Mirpur in the city in the last two days.
 
Reception to Prof Yunus in Chandpur on Jan 12
Nobel laureate Prof Muhammad Yunus will be accorded a grand civic reception in Chandpur on January 12.
 
Arrest of former state minister demanded
District Awami League President Dr Shamsul Hoque Bhuiyan has urged the local administration to arrest ex-state minister for education ANM Ehsanul Hoque Milon for launching an attack on Kochua unit ofBangladesh
 
Attack on Journo Titu
Punishment to culprits demanded
Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists (BFUJ) and Dhaka Union of Journalists (DUJ) yesterday demanded immediate arrest and punishment to the culprits who attacked journalist Zahirul Haque Titu in Pirojpur.
 
Widow chopped to death after rape in Meherpur
A woman was chopped to death after rape by miscreants in Meherpur district on Thursday night. She was identified as Mabia Khatun, 36, daughter of Zobed Ali of Mujibnagar village. She was a widow.
 
10 injured in clash over cultivation of shoal in Padma
At least 10 people were injured, three of them critically, in a clash between the two groups of farmers on the outskirts of the city yesterday.
 
Pro-BNP lawyers protest British envoy's remark
Jatiyatabadi Ainjibi Forum, a platform of pro-BNP lawyers, yesterday protested a statement of British High Commissioner Anwar Choudhury regarding the current political situation.
 
Tribute paid to Satyen Sen
Udichi Shilpi Gosthi yesterday paid tribute to the memory of its founder Satyen Sen, an eminent litterateur and journalist, on the occasion of his 26th death anniversary.
 
Resignation of Iajuddin as CA demanded
Awami League-led grand alliance staged a demonstration in the town yesterday demanding resignation of Iajuddin Ahmed as Chief Adviser to Caretaker Government for holding a free and fair election.
 
Rehana leaves for London
Sheikh Rehana, sister of Awami League President Sheikh Hasina, leaves Dhaka for London today. Rehana came here with her children on December 20.
 

 
   
 
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