Publish: December 18, 2013

BNP can’t join 10th nat’l poll anymore

Say two top AL leaders, stressing dialogue can happen only for 11th general election

Two top Awami League leaders yesterday categorically said the main opposition BNP had no scope to participate in the forthcoming 10th parliamentary polls, even if the two parties reached any consensus through the ongoing talks. Discussions can now be held

Ongoing Political Turbulence

Mosharraf denies impact on manpower export

Facts prove otherwise

Labour and Overseas Employment Minister Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain yesterday emphatically denied that the ongoing political turbulence is affecting manpower exports although facts prove otherwise. Mosharraf was addressing a press briefing at his ministry marking International Migrants’ Day slated for today.

Hannan Shah gets bail in vandalism, arson case

Still to remain in jail for two other cases

A Dhaka court yesterday granted bail to BNP leader Brig (retd) ASM Hannan Shah in a case filed for preventing police from discharging their duties, vandalising and torching a vehicle in the capital during an opposition hartal. The case was

IT in health sector improves services, helps beneficiaries

Finds pilot project

Use of computer apps and digital resources had an impact in developing skills of field-level government health workers and increasing knowledge of its beneficiaries on health, family planning and nutrition issues, found a pilot project. A three and a half

Pak Resolution on Mollah's Execution

It’s interference in Bangladesh’s affairs

Say eminent citizens

Eminent citizens yesterday sharply reacted to Pakistan’s condemnation over the execution of war criminal and Jamaat-e-Islami leader Abdul Quader Mollah. Such a stance by Pakistan is an act of interference in Bangladesh’s internal affairs, they told a discussion in the

Govt should have protested earlier

Remarks Nazrul Islam Khan; says there is still time for AL-BNP compromise, urges postponement of January 5 elections

BNP standing committee member Nazrul Islam Khan yesterday said the government should have protested much earlier the Pakistan National Assembly’s resolution adopted on Monday expressing deep concern over execution of war criminal Abdul Quader Mollah. “The government has weakened our

BGB seizes illegal goods of Tk 526cr this year

Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) this year seized contraband goods and drugs worth over Tk 526.52 crore while those were being smuggled in and out of the country. BGB also rescued 685 women and 168 children from being trafficked out of

Law, order drive has nothing to do with poll: CEC

Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad yesterday said there was no association between the upcoming national election and the drive of law enforcement agencies against opposition party activists for their violent activities. “It is a matter of law enforcement

Padma Bridge Project

Deal inked to build approach road at Mawa end

Bridges Division of communications ministry yesterday inked a Tk 193.39 crore deal with a local construction firm, Abdul Monem Ltd, for construction of an approach road for the Padma bridge project at Mawa end. Abid Habib, director (construction) of Abdul

Singapore Riot

Bangladeshi man to be deported for involvement

Mohammad Hannan, a resident of Narayanganj, will have to return home from Singapore as the Singaporean government has decided to deport him and 52 Indian workers for their involvement in the city-state’s first riot on December 8. Zahid Hossain, labour

Road crashes kill three

A policeman was killed when a Dhaka-bound truck carrying him collided head-on with a covered van in Miaher Bazar area in Chauddagram upazila yesterday, reports a Comilla correspondent. The deceased was Mosarof Hossain, 32, sub-inspector of Sitakunda Industrial Area Police

Two ‘commit suicide’, one found dead in Ctg

Three people, including a schoolgirl, died in separate incidents in Chittagong yesterday. In Mirsarai upazila, Nasima Akter, 32, wife of Emran Hossain, allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself from a ceiling fan in her Jamalpur residence at Baroiyer Haat Municipality.

More than two hundred goods-laden trucks got stuck on the Dhaka-Mawa highway due to start of the opposition's fresh 72-hour blockade at 6:00am yesterday. Photo: Star, Focus Bangla

Blockade Back Again

News in Brief

Joint forces to conduct drives in capital if necessary: DMP Staff Correspondent   Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) said joint forces will conduct drives in the capital, if necessary. “We have considerable information about three people out of the 11 who