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  • RAB personnel check a bag of a man at the Kamalapur railway station in Dhaka on Friday as security has been heightened in view of the March 12 march towards Dhaka programme. — Sanaul Haque

  • The queen of South Asian pop Asha Bhosle performs a duet with Runa Laila in a concert at the Army Stadium in Dhaka on Friday. — Sanaul Haque

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Occupied, damaged footpaths major reason for road accidents

People walk down the roads as footpaths remain occupied by vendors
The lack of accessible footpaths, many which are damaged or containing obstacles preventing people walking on them, are a major reason pedestrians fall victim to road accidents... Full story

Khaleda asks govt not to resist Mar 12 rally

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson, Khaleda Zia, on Friday warned the government saying that the party would have no option but wage a tougher movement if the march towards Dhaka the opposition would hold on March 12 was resisted. Full story

Farm workers to be brought under labour act

The government is likely to amend the Bangladesh Labour Act 2006 making minor changes in three sections of the law to bring agricultural workers within its ambit. Rights activists, labour leaders and activists working with... Full story

ADB to extend deadline for meeting conditions

The Asian Development Bank has assured the government that it would extend the deadline by a year for meeting its conditions for disbursement of the final tranche of the good governance funding amounting to $45 million. A delegation from... Full story

Local political leaders, police extort money from footpath vendors

Local level political leaders are alleged to collect tolls from hawkers on the footpaths with the help of policemen in places in the capital city. It is typical of the capital and... Full story

DCC, police fail to execute HC directives in 11 years

The Dhaka city corporations and the police have failed to comply with the directive the High Court issued 11 years ago asking them to keep footpaths in the capital city clean and free for passage. Full story

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Several hundred arrested across country

RAB personnel check a bag of a man at the Kamalapur railway station in Dhaka on Friday as security has been heightened in view of the March 12 march towards Dhaka programme. — Sanaul Haque
Law enforcers arrested several hundred people across the country over past few days as the police and Rapid Action Battalion on Friday began search of Dhaka-bound passenger buses at different places on the eve of the opposition alliance’s ‘march towards... Full story

Hacked-off torso found in city

The police on Friday recovered four sacks containing the hacked-off pieces of a man’s torso from Daniya in the capital. Local people called the police after they discovered... Full story

Make Mar 14 ‘grand rally’ a success: PM

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, has directed the leaders of Dhaka district Awami League and its adjoining districts to make the 14-party ‘grand rally’ to be held in the capital on March 14 a success. Full story

AL activists to stay on city roads on March 12

Two leaders of the Dhaka city unit of the Awami League on Friday said that their activists would stay on the roads on March 12, during the ‘Dhaka march’ programme of the Bangladesh... Full story

Govt should ban BNP’s March 12 programme: Hanif

The Awami League joint general secretary, Mahbubul Alam Hanif, on Friday said the government should slap a ‘ban’ on Bangladesh Nationalist Party’s March 12 ‘march towards Dhaka’ programme... Full story

Bapex plans JV with China consortium over known gas structures

Bapex is going ahead with a joint-venture project with a Chinese consortium for oil and gas exploration and production in four known gas structures in the country’s south-east. Full story

Australia flood bill mounts and more rain forecast

Australia’s flood crisis was set to cost in excess of Aus$500 million in New South Wales alone and more rain was on the way, the state government said Friday. Eastern Australia has endured... Full story

Space weather storm fizzles on arrival

A space weather storm that was forecast to be the strongest in five years has fizzled out and ended up causing no impact to power grids or modern navigation systems, US experts said on Thursday. Full story

2011 ‘most repressive year’ for rights in China

A major crackdown on dissent following protests across the Arab world made 2011 the worst year for human rights in China in a decade, a pressure group said Friday. Long jail terms, enforced... Full story

Asha performs live in Dhaka

The queen of South Asian pop Asha Bhosle performs a duet with Runa Laila in a concert at the Army Stadium in Dhaka on Friday. — Sanaul Haque
The queen of South Asian pop Asha Bhosle captured not only the voice of Bollywood but also its soul as she performed live in the Army Stadium in Dhaka on Friday night. Asha, who came on stage about 8:30pm, began her performance... Full story

Section 144 imposed in Chandpur

Local administration has imposed section 144 at Hajiganj bazaar and in its surrounding areas in Hajiganj upazila in Chandpur as two rival groups of the BNP called meetings at the same time on Friday. Full story


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