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Rawshan revolts to oust Ershad
Announces herself as acting JP chief; reveals 13-pt reform proposal; Ershad threatens to expel her
Rawshan Ershad, senior presidium member of Jatiya Party (JP), in a dramatic development yesterday proclaimed herself as the acting chief and unveiled plans for intra-party reforms apparently seeking to
Over 100 BNP ex-ministers, MPs support Bhuiyan
Many BNP leaders including more than a hundred former ministers, former lawmakers, and current district level leaders yesterday expressed their support for the reform proposal prepared by the party secretary
Dhaka, Delhi to share security info
Secretary-level talks end
Bangladesh and India will share security information regarding cross-border crimes and look to accelerate resolutions on border and water-resources sharing.
Manju jailed for 5yrs for possessing liquor
A Dhaka court yesterday sentenced Jatiya Party (Manju) Chairman Anwar Hossain Manju to five years' simple imprisonment and fined Tk 10,000 for possessing 21 bottles of contraband liquor at his Dhanmondi
The wilting children
Small palm prints. Black, red, yellow and green. All splintered across a large poster paper, nicely laminated.
Tigers drown in runs
Sri Lanka enjoyed the second day of the first Test with both team and individual achievements as they piled on the runs against Bangladesh at the Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC) ground yesterday.
Forest plunderers start to tell of their wealth
Detained forest officials being quizzed by investigators have confessed amassing huge wealth through corruption and also provided information about their patronisers and modes of corrupt practices, sources
Hasina accuses govt of playing double standard
Awami League (AL) President Sheikh Hasina yesterday said intra-party reform proposals are being announced while political activities continue to be banned and asked the caretaker government to explain
Govt may allow parties to hold councils despite ban on politics
2 advisers say
The caretaker government may consider allowing political parties to hold their council sessions despite the ban on politics.
Dhaka expects increased co-op from Delhi on key issues
CA tells Indian FS
Chief Adviser (CA) Fakhruddin Ahmed has said Bangladesh expects increased cooperation from India on key issues, particularly in water sharing, which is a common concern for both the countries.
Oli claims B Chy, Mannan quit LDP
Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) Executive President Col (retd) Oli Ahmed last night claimed that AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury and Maj (retd) Abdul Mannan have quit the party.
Dr Kamal calls for concerted efforts towards healthy politics
Gono Forum President Dr Kamal Hossain has stressed the need for a unified national effort involving people of all strata of life to bring about meaningful changes and regenerate healthy politics in the
Advisory body for more urea price hike
Approves forming North-West Power Co
Terming the industry ministry's proposed price hike of urea as insufficient, the advisory committee on economic affairs yesterday sent back the proposal to the ministry for a revision.
ADB okays $465m power sector grant
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) yesterday approved $465 million loans for further development of Bangladesh's power sector.
Patients suffer as Birdem doctors continue strike
The strike by the doctors on contract at Birdem hospital continued for the second consecutive day yesterday leaving around 500 indoor patients almost uncared and unattended.
Two SUVs of Bashundhara Group seized
One sold illegally by ex-state minister Anwarul Kabir
The Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) seized two SUVs (sport utility vehicle) from Bashundhara City in the capital on Monday night.
Wealth Report
Tarique's wife, mother-in-law seek time from ACC
In response to the Anti-Corruption Commission's directive to appear in person before a team, the wife and mother-in-law of Tarique Rahman have sought more time to substantiate the information provided
Taskforce raids house of Khaleda's assignment officer
The anti-corruption task force yesterday raided the residence of Khaleda Zia's assignment officer Firoz Mahmud's father in Bogra.
Ex-MP Redwan, Lobi's wife held
Aman, wife sued for extortion
The army-led joint forces last night arrested former state minister for Liberation War affairs and Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) leader Redwan Ahmed in the city's Baridhara area.
Nine ex-camel jockeys get compensation
Nine children of the district, used as camel jockeys in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), received Tk 9.36 lakh as compensation.
Abducted Danida staff yet to be rescued
The two kidnapped Danida (Danish International Development Agency) staff could not be rescued as of yesterday evening, 24 hours into their abduction.
International Anti-Drug Day

Israel to set free 250 Palestinian prisoners
Israel's prime minister promised Monday to free 250 Palestinian prisoners and promised to improve life in the West Bank in an attempt to boost Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas after Hamas' takeover
Blair lauds reforms in Bangladesh
British Prime Minister Tony Blair has praised Bangladesh's efforts in socioeconomic reforms and pledged his government's continued support to these measures.

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