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Bail in criminal cases stopped for 2 weeks
The High Court (HC) will not grant bail in any criminal case filed under the emergency power rules over the next two weeks.
AL starts work on party reforms
Analysing funding system, constitutions of parties in US, UK, Australia, India
The Awami League (AL) high command is preparing comprehensive proposals for reforms in the party as well as in the electoral system which will be finalised within three weeks.
Military top brass upgraded
Army chief made general, navy chief vice-admiral, air chief air marshal
Army Chief Lt Gen Moeen U Ahmed has been made a four-star general in a major elevation in the military services, an ISPR release said yesterday.
Titas Gas Well Leakage
BB declines L/C for unsolicited deal
Bangladesh Bank (BB) has declined opening of a Letter of Credit (LC) for Bangladesh Gas Field Company Ltd (BGFCL) to award an unsolicited contract to US company GSM for remedial action on a troubled well
Board conflict leads to CRP crisis
The future of the Centre for the Rehabilitation of the Paralysed (CRP) seems to be in jeopardy as its founder Valerie A Taylor has been gradually 'sidelined' over a conflict of views on management and
Voter List With Photo
EC plans to complete data entry by June
Secretary to the Election Commission (EC) yesterday said the EC has made plans to complete the task of data entry for preparing the voter list with photographs by June next year.
Prothom Alo Roundtable
CEC slams wrong choice in picking election commissioners in past
Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) ATM Shamsul Huda yesterday said past practices of "picking people from the streets" to make election commissioners have to stop if we have to have an independent andefficient
Clouded sky...

BB seeks banking info of 24 graft suspects
List contains Koko, ex-ministers Altaf, Sajeda
The central bank yesterday asked all banks for account details of 24 corruption suspects, including former prime minister Khaleda Zia's son Arafat Rahman Koko, BNP leader Altaf Hossain Chowdhury, Awami
AL, BNP hail Gen Moeen's statement
Both the Awami League (AL) and BNP yesterday hailed Wednesday's statement of Army chief Lt General Moeen U Ahmed and expressed hope that it will help to strengthen democracy in the country by holdingfree
Ex-BNP MP Abul Hossain jailed for 7 yrs
Former BNP lawmaker Abul Hossain Khan was yesterday sentenced to seven years imprisonment for possessing ammunition illegally.
TI Global Corruption Report
Politicisation major reason for judicial graft in Bangladesh
Transparency International (TI) in its Global Corruption Report (GCR) 2007 said Bangladesh failed to ensure full independence of the judiciary and the politicisation of the judiciary is one of the major
No procession, discussion on Zia's death anniversary
The military-backed interim government yesterday decided not to allow BNP leaders, activists and workers to bring out processions and hold discussions in observance of the death anniversary of late president
Rain threatens 2nd Test too
Heavy rainstorm in the capital last night threatened the start of the second and final Test between Bangladesh and India today at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur.
Rab captures 2 militants who threatened to blow up Jatiya Press Club
Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) yesterday claimed to have captured two members of the militant outfit "Jadid al Qaeda Bangladesh," who allegedly threatened to blow up the Jatiya Press Club earlier
Muggers shoot army officer's son dead
Unidentified criminals shot dead a youth in Dhanmondi in the capital yesterday morning and snatched Tk 4.45 lakh from him.
Nazrul's birth anniversary today
The 108th birth anniversary of National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam will be celebrated today. On this day in 1899, Nazrul was born at Churulia in Burdwan district of West Bengal.
Ctg mayor's bail order stayed for 2 days
Another extortion case filed against him
The Supreme Court yesterday stayed for two days the operation of Tuesday's High Court order, granting bail to the ailing Chittagong Mayor ABM Mohiuddin Chowdhury.
Long queue...

Detention Extension
Tarique, 40 others produced before HC advisory board
More than 40 detainees, including former prime minister Khaleda Zia's son and BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Tarique Rahman and Uttara Group owner Giridhari Lal Modi, were produced before an advisory
Australian assistance to rise 33pc from next year
Australia yesterday announced 33 percent increase in its bilateral assistance for Bangladesh from next year, raising the amount to around 48 million Australian dollars.
Storm kills 4 in city
A nor'wester killed four people including two children at different parts of the capital last night.
Two bombs with Jadid al Qaeda message found
Police recovered two more locally made bombs near the main gate of Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology (Ruet) yesterday. A similar bomb was recovered at Ruet main gate on Tuesday.
Outlaw killed in 'shootout'
A regional commander of outlawed Sarbohara Party was killed in a shootout between his cohorts and Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) at Gonopara village in Bagmara upazila under the district early yesterday.
Tamil Tigers ambush Lankan navy base
35 sailors, 18 rebels killed
A flotilla of rebel boats launched a deadly raid yesterday on a navy camp in northern Sri Lanka, hours before a bomb exploded near an army bus in the capital killing one soldier and wounding six people.

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