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British Airways refuses to fly Hasina to Dhaka
Dhaka court issues arrest warrant against her in Paltan killing case
The British Airways (BA) last night refused to fly former prime minister Sheikh Hasina from London to Bangladesh as a Dhaka court ordered her arrest in October 28 Paltan killing case.
Why govt not be asked to produce Khaleda in court
HC asks for explanation in five days after court told Khaleda not confined
The High Court (HC) yesterday issued a rule on the government to explain within five days why the court will not direct the government to produce former prime minister Khaleda Zia before the court toprove
Drama continues
Khaleda still in country, chartered plane yet to be on horizon
The drama surrounding Khaleda Zia's going into exile continued yesterday as she could not leave for Saudi Arabia due to unavailability of an 'appropriate' flight, delay in issuance of visas, and uncertainty
Govt to back genuine politicians for reforms
Says Mainul
Law, Justice and Information Adviser Mainul Hosein yesterday said political parties have not been banned in the country and the present government is tolerant towards the politicians who are working to
'Homecoming bar unacceptable'
Acting president of Awami League (AL) Zillur Rahman yesterday termed the government press note barring AL President Sheikh Hasina's return "unacceptable, baseless and disappointing" and added that Hasina
More leaders gather under Bhuiyan umbrella
Many BNP leaders are trying to be united under the leadership of Secretary General Abdul Mannan Bhuiyan to face any probable conflict within the party following possible departure of Chairperson Khaleda
HC to consider bail petitions
The High Court yesterday ruled that it has the jurisdiction to dispose of petition seeking bail by any person facing a criminal case under the Emergency Power Rules 2007.
EC asks govt for Tk 450cr
The Election Commission (EC) requested the government to allocate Tk 450 crore in the next budget for its projects to prepare a voter list and national identity cards.
Reputed hospital now in political quagmire
Wholesale politicisation and massive recruitment of low quality persons during 2001 to 2006 are hampering academic affairs and treatment at the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) andits
Pre-Budget BIDS Discussion
Steps to check price hike, review of ADP projects urged
Speakers at a pre-budget discussion yesterday urged the government to take measures against price hike of essentials and restore normalcy in the economic and social lives of the nation.
Adviser stresses quick implementation of city's transport plan
The Strategic Transport Plan (STP) for the capital is a demand of time and Dhaka city would suffer more if its implementation is delayed further, Communications Adviser MA Matin observed yesterday.
Ninth death anniversary of Shazneen today
Today is the ninth death anniversary of Shazneen Tasnim Rahman, a student of class nine of Scholastica School who was murdered in 1998 at the age of 15.
City ravaged by nor'wester
A nor'wester coupled with heavy rain swept over the capital last evening disrupting normal life. The Met office recorded 63mm of rain in the city.
A scene of downpour...

Court to frame charges against Harris, Mamun tomorrow
A Dhaka court will frame charges against Harris Chowdhury, former political secretary to former prime minister and BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, in absentia tomorrow in connection with a graft case.
Ex-Jamaat MP Nazrul sued again for extortion
A second extortion case was filed yesterday against detained former Jamaat lawmaker Gazi Nazrul Islam with Shyamnagar Police Station.
Cricket bids bye to King Lara
Brian Lara bid an emotional farewell to international cricket on Saturday but admitted he leaves the game with regrets that the West Indies are still a struggling team.
UK to up aid
Says Iftekhar
Foreign Affairs Adviser Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury yesterday said Britain will soon increase its annual aid, now amounts to 125 million pounds, substantially in appreciation of Bangladesh's developmentpolicies
4 suspected JMB men arrested
Law enforcers yesterday arrested at least four alleged Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) militants from Jhenidah, Kurigram and Rajshahi and recovered some bomb-making materials.
Rising smoke...

Titas Gas Leakage
Canadian expert places report, recommends remedial steps
The gas well blowout prevention consultant from Canada yesterday submitted his detailed report on the third well of Titas Gas Field to Petrobangla.
6 killed in city road crashes
Six people were killed and five injured in road accidents in the capital yesterday.
Charges framed against Shamim Osman
The district judge's court yesterday framed corruption charge against Awami League leader and former lawmaker Shamim Osman, now absconding.
50 killed in new Iraq carnage
Insurgents killed 50 people in a new day of carnage in Iraq yesterday, including 23 members of a non-Muslim minority dragged from a bus and gunned down by the roadside and 16 others killed in two carbomb
Afghan bomb blasts, ambush kill 17
Two bomb blasts killed 11 people in Afghanistan's eastern city of Khost yesterday, while five Taliban fighters rebels and a policeman died in a battle elsewhere, officials said.
39 killed in Nigeria poll violence
At least 39 people have been killed in election violence in two rounds of successive weekend elections in Nigeria, officials said.

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