President casts vote thru postal ballot, urges citizens to vote on Jan 7

President Mohammed Shahabuddin today exercised his franchise through postal ballot for the upcoming 12th parliamentary election slated for January 7, urging the countrymen to fulfil their civic duty by voting

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Yunus' unjust conviction must be immediately reversed: Kerry Kennedy

Kerry Kennedy, president of US-based Robert F Kennedy Human Rights, has called for immediate reversal of the "unjust conviction" handed against Nobel Laureate Prof Muhammad Yunus

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Yunus is our national asset but he committed crimes: foreign minister

Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen said Nobel Laureate Prof Muhammad Yunus is a national asset, but he has been punished for his criminal activities

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HC defers Fakhrul's bail hearing till next week

The High Court today deferred till next week the hearing on the rule regarding BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir's bail in a case filed over vandalising the chief justice's residence on October 28

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Letter to CJ on boycotting court: Two SC lawyers summoned on Jan 11

The Appellate Division of the apex court today summoned two Supreme Court lawyers, Mohammad Mohsen Rashid and Shah Ahmed Badal, over their letter to the chief justice informing him of their court boycott programme

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Armed forces deployed ahead of Jan 7 polls

Members of the armed forces have been deployed today across the country to assist the local civil administration in holding the January 7 national election in a free, fair, and peaceful manner

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PM to address rallies virtually in five districts, one upazila today at 3pm

Awami League (AL) President Sheikh Hasina will join election rallies virtually in five districts and one upazila today

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US highlights criticism of Yunus' conviction

The United States drew attention Tuesday to international condemnation of Nobel peace laureate Muhammad Yunus's conviction in Bangladesh in what his supporters called a politically motivated prosecution

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Ctg-Dhaka train movement disrupted due to derailment

Train services from Chattogram to Dhaka are being disrupted as a compartment of a passenger train derailed in Sitakunda upazila this morning

Paturia-Daulatdia ferry services resume after 9 hours

The ferry services on Paturia-Daulatdia and Aricha-Kazirhat routes were suspended for nine hours and over eleven hours respectively today amid poor visibility due to dense fog

Ayesha Khanam remembered

Yesterday was the death anniversary of Bangladesh Mahila Parishad president and freedom fighter Ayesha Khanam -- a guardian of the women’s movement in Bangladesh, who dedicated her life to the rights of deprived, oppressed and disenfranchised women.

‘Of unkept promises and curtailed human rights’

The human rights situation in Chittagong Hill Tracts has become extremely fragile as the CHT Peace Accord has not been properly implemented, said Parbatya Chattagram Jana Samhati Samiti (PCJSS) in its annual report, released yesterday.

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Two-month ban on crab netting

A two-month ban has been imposed on crab fishing in the Sundarbans from January 1, as the breeding season has started.

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Prepare a list of grabbers: HC

The High Court yesterday instructed authorities concerned to prepare a complete list of grabbers and industries polluting the Bangshi river in Savar.

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Clearing Power, Fertiliser Arrears: Govt to issue Tk 26,000cr special bonds

The Finance Division is set to issue special bonds of about Tk 26,000 crore to clear mounting arrears to independent power producers and fertiliser suppliers.

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Keep vigil against plots

Awami League President Sheikh Hasina yesterday urged the people to remain vigilant against the conspiracies of the anti-liberation forces.

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Cold Wave: Dense fog disrupts flights

Flight operations at Nilphamari’s Saidpur Airport were suspended for around five hours, from 9:30am yesterday, due to poor visibility caused by dense fog.

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Commentary: Yunus the ‘guilty’, let facts speak

For the last 15 years and more, Prof Yunus has been accused, judged and found guilty by the highest echelon of Bangladesh’s power structure.

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First dengue death of 2024

The year 2024 witnessed its first dengue death yesterday, the second day of the year, according to the Directorate General of Health Services.

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Five more JP picks pull out of election race

Five more Jatiyo Party candidates yesterday quit the election race citing doubts about the fairness of the January 7 election as one of the reasons.

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Burners with no flame

Every morning, Shuvechchha Ghosh, a resident of Chattogram city’s Askar Dighir Par area, wakes up being worried for her three-year-old son.

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