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  • The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, speaks as she inaugurates a procession in Suhrawardy Udyan in the city in the afternoon. The Dhaka city Awami League organized the programme marking the historic March 7. — Sanaul Haque

  • Vehicles remain stuck in a long tailback at Karwan Bazar in Dhaka on Wednesday. People suffered as the ruling party observed the historic March 7 with various programmes held in public places. — Sony Ramany

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Opposition desperate to save war criminals: PM

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, speaks as she inaugurates a procession in Suhrawardy Udyan in the city in the afternoon. The Dhaka city Awami League organized the programme marking the historic March 7. 
— Sanaul Haque
The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Wednesday said that the opposition leaders had gone mad after the start of the trials of war crimes but none would be able to save them. Full story

Govt failures blamed

High levels of sexual harassment and violence against women and young girls continue with many blaming the failure of the government to implement the existing legislation and enact Full story

Women reps bemoan lack of power

Local elected female representatives say that they are completely marginalised by men who dominate almost all decision making. Women representatives to local government bodies alleged that they were Full story

Discrimination continues against working women

Discrimination against working women, particularly those employed in the informal sector, continues with the government paying little heed to its election pledge that such practices would be stopped. Full story

Int’l Women’s Day today

International Women’s Day will be observed in Bangladesh as elsewhere today with a fresh vow to ensure empowerment of rural women to end hunger and poverty. Full story

Patients suffer as doctors join rally

Patients on Wednesday suffered on the way to hospitals because of severe traffic congestion on the Dhaka city roads as the ruling Awami League observed March 7. Full story

BNP fears ‘sabotage’ by govt on March 12

The opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Wednesday accused the government of hatching plots of subversion centring the party’s March 12 Dhaka rally and shift blame onto the opposition. Full story

Parimal Jayadhar indicted

The detained Viqarunnisa Noon School and College teacher Parimal Jayadhar was charged on Wednesday with raping a student of the institution. The police arrested Parimal on July 6, 2011 Full story

Prosecution scolded

The International Crimes Tribunal on Wednesday reprimanded the prosecution for failing, once again, to produce witnesses against detained Jamaat nayeb-e-amir Delwar Hossain Sayedee, facing prosecution Full story

It reflects chaos in country: Muhith

The finance minister, Abul Maal Abdul Muhith, on Wednesday opposed public servants joining political progammes and said it would show chaos in the state. The ruling Awami League was to take out a 'mass rally' Full story

Tailbacks all over the city

Vehicles remain stuck in a long tailback at Karwan Bazar in Dhaka on Wednesday. People suffered as the ruling party observed the historic March 7 with various programmes held in public places. 
— Sony Ramany
City dwellers on Wednesday experienced terrible traffic congestions on the streets as some stretches of the major city roads were occupied by Awami League activists for the historic March 7 programme. Full story

GCC, 4 Arab countries, US condemn Saudi official killing

The Gulf Cooperation Council and four Arab countries on Wednesday condemned the killing of a Saudi Arabian embassy official in Dhaka, according to Saudi Press Agency. The countries Full story

Sonia Gandhi vows to ‘correct mistakes’

Sonia Gandhi, president of India’s ruling Congress party, vowed Wednesday to ‘correct the mistakes’ that led to a mid-term drubbing in local polls and defended embattled prime minister Manmohan Singh. Full story

Voters’ list ‘correction’ from March 10

The Election Commission would take up on March 10 the task of ‘correction’ of the electoral roll after neglecting its updating for three years. The EC said on Wednesday that it expects Full story

Plots to kill us still on, PM tells JS

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Wednesday told parliament that enemies were still conspiring to kill her as her government was holding trials of the war criminals. Full story

Asia military spending to pass Europe in 2012: think-tank

Military spending in Asia will top that in Europe for the first time this year, a London-based think-tank said Wednesday in its annual assessment of the strength of the world’s armies. Full story

BB cancels coin supply tender

The Bangladesh Bank cancelled the tender for the supply of 50 crore pieces of Tk 1 coins and the same number of Tk 2 coins on Wednesday, the last day for bidders to respond to the tender. Full story

New Indian HC arrives

Indian high commissioner-designate to Bangladesh Pankaj Saran arrived in the capital on Wednesday to take up his new assignment with a pledge to translate into reality the visions of prime minister Manmohan Singh Full story

2 lynched in Jessore

Two unidentified youths were lynched on Haridaskathi Bridge under Monirampur upazila in Jessore at around 11:00pm on Tuesday after the two had allegedly tried to snatch a motorbike. Full story

Sunamganj clashes injure 80

Eighty people were injured in separate clashes at Chhatak upazila in Sumanganj on Wednesday. Police said a clash broke out at about 9:00am between cargo and quarry workers over loading Full story

Khaleda to declare ‘expanded alliance’ on March 12

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson, Khaleda Zia, will announce an expanded alliance led by her party at the March 12 rally. The BNP-led alliance took the decision after a meeting of its leaders Full story

Charges framed against Quader Molla

The prosecution of war crimes trial on Wednesday pressed charges against the detained Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami assistant secretary general Abdul Quader Molla on eight counts of genocide Full story


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