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DU admission seekers give 3-day ultimatum

DU admission seekers give 3-day ultimatum

Admission seekers demonstrating against the new rules submitted a memo threatening a three-day ultimatum to the Dhaka University vice-chancellor this morning. A six-member delegation of the protestors handed the memorandum to Vice-Chancellor Prof AAMS Arefin Siddique at 11:30am demanding withdrawal of the provision that bars candidates a second try at the university entrance tests,...

Ex-govt employee, son hacked in Dhaka residence

Ex-govt employee, son hacked in Dhaka residence

Armed assailants forced into the residence of a retired government employee and hacked the veteran and his son in Sabujbagh area of Dhaka early today. The injured were Abul Hossain, 67, a retired assistant director of Bangladesh’s Board of Investment, and his son Ahad Hossain, 45. They were attending treatments at a Dhaka hospital. The...

Nightmare on Dhaka footpath

Nightmare on Dhaka footpath

Illegal parking on the streets of Dhaka or driving on the wrong sides are phenomena the city dwellers have been facing for long and, hence, are quite accustomed with. Now they are faced with a new trend: parking on the walkway. In a short tour of Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue yesterday, The Daily Star...

SAARC'S 8 Development Goals

Dhaka second to Colombo

Bangladesh is the second best performer in achieving the Saarc Development Goals (SDGs) and tops the list of Saarc nations in reducing fertility rate, according to a government report. Among the members of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation, Sri Lanka has done the best in pursuing six of the goals, says the Bangladesh planning ministry report released yesterday. The ministry evaluated the performance of Saarc countries in poverty alleviation, health, education and environment in 2011 compared to that in...

Jhut trader killed in Dhaka, wife held

Jhut trader killed in Dhaka, wife held

Masked assailants stabbed dead a businessman in Mirpur area of Dhaka in the wee hours of today. The deceased was Gias Uddin, 35, a jhut trader dealing with garments’ waste and a resident of block-C in Jhutpatti area of Mirpur-10, according to police. Gias’ wife whose name could not be known immediately was detained over...

Charge framing decision against 3 Bagerhat Razakers Nov 5

Charge framing decision against 3 Bagerhat Razakers Nov 5

A tribunal in Dhaka today fixed November 5 to decide whether it will frame charges against three suspected war criminals of Bagerhat for their alleged involvement in crimes against humanity committed during the country’s Liberation War. The International Crimes Tribunal-1 led by Justice M Enayetur Rahim came up with the decision after concluding hearing...

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Aggrieved JCD men postpone agitation following assurance

Aggrieved JCD men postpone agitation following assurance

Dissident JCD men have postponed their agitation till tomorrow following the assurance of BNP spokesperson Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir that he would take the issue to party Chairperson Khaleda Zia. A five-member delegation of the rebel leaders of the Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal came up with the decision after an around 20-minute discussion with Mirza...

7.5kg gold seized at Dhaka airport

7.5kg gold seized at Dhaka airport

Custom officials detained a man along with 64 gold bars, weighing around 7.5 kilogrammes, at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka this morning. The detainee is Abdul Latif, 37, a resident of Satkania upazila of Chittagong. A team of customs intercepted Latif when he was about to leave the airport with the gold stashed in...

Deprived JCD men padlock Dhaka office

Deprived JCD men padlock Dhaka office

Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal leaders and activists, who were deprived of any post in the newly formed central committee, padlocked the party’s office in Dhaka since this morning, demanding immediate dissolution of the body. Around 200 leaders and activists gathered in front of the JCD office housed on the fourth floor of BNP’s central office...

Hasina, Putin for stronger ties

Hasina, Putin for stronger ties

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Russian President Vladimir Putin have hoped that the socioeconomic relations between Bangladesh and Russia would get strengthened further in the days to come. Both leaders expressed their high hopes while having talks during a gala dinner hosted by Italian President Giorgio Nepolitano at Sala Delle Cariatidi at Milan, Italy...

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