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Bam Morcha calls 6-hr hartal for Jan 16

DHAKA: Gonotantrik Bam Morcha on Wednesday called a countrywide six-hour hartal for January 16 protesting latest fuel price hike. Share this:

India summons Pakistan envoy after border attack 2 of its solders

NEW DELHI: India summoned Pakistan’s high commissioner (ambassador) Wednesday after two of its soldiers were killed in a cross-border attack and reports of inhuman treatment to one of the dead victims, the foreign ministry said. Share this:

Hearing on Fakhrul’s bail pleas Jan 15

DHAKA:  A Dhaka court will hear on January 15 two bail petitions of BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir in two cases filed against him. Share this:

US does not rule out removing all troops from Afghanistan

WASHINGTON: The Obama administration does not rule out a complete withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan after 2014, the White House said on Tuesday, just days before President Barack Obama is due to meet Afghan President Hamid Karzai. Share this:

Moderate quake rocks country

DHAKA: A moderate tremor measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale jolted the city and other parts of the country on Wednesday morning. Share this:

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to miss swearing-in

CARACAS: The Venezuelan National Assembly has approved a request by President Hugo Chavez to postpone his inauguration for a new term in office, which was scheduled for Thursday. Share this:

Socks rally in opening

DHAKA: Stocks opened higher Wednesday amid continued slow trading. Share this:

Non-govt primary schools, teachers to be nationalised

DHAKA, JAN 8: The government has decided to nationalise 26,193 non-government primary schools and its 103,845 teachers across the country. “Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is expected to declare this today (Wednesday) at the teachers’ grand rally at National Parade Ground,” Primary and Mass Education Minister Dr Afsarul Ameen told reporters at a press briefing at [...]

Vote AL to power again: PM

NOAKHALI, Jan 8: In her first public address on completion of four years in office, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday appealed to the people for their mandate in the next general election and held out the assurance that the election would be totally free, fair and neutral. Share this:

Govt has unleashed state terrorism, says BNP

DHAKA, JAN 8: BNP standing committee member Tariqul Islam has accused the government of unleashing state terror resulting in an increase in incidents like killing, abduction and forced disappearances. “The state sponsored criminal activities including killing is going on in full swing and the premier Sheikh Hasina is mulling hanging on to power through materialising [...]