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  • SSC, Equivalent Exams

    Opening deferred, but uncertainty lingers

    Opening deferred, but uncertainty lingers

    Although today's start of the SSC and equivalent exams has been deferred due to hartal, worries remain for around 15 lakh students and their guardians over how the exams would be held amid the continued street violence. The exams will now begin on Wednesday and the rest as per the routine. Today's tests will be held at 9:00am on Friday, Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid said yesterday.   Briefing reporters at his ministry, he said no exams would take place during hartal.  "We hope there would be no hartal and blockade...

Rail line severed in CtgBreaking

Two bogies and engine of a train veered off the tracks as miscreants removed rail tracks in Mirsarai upazila of Chittagong,...

Rail line severed in CtgBreaking

Two bogies and engine of a train veered off the...

Restore lines or face non-stop hartal

The BNP will continue the ongoing hartal beyond the planned 72 hours if phone, internet and cable services are not restored...

Restore lines or face non-stop hartal

The BNP will continue the ongoing hartal beyond the planned...

Saudi job market reopens for Bangladeshis

Ending a six-year restriction, Saudi Arabia has decided to open its labour market for Bangladesh, generating new hopes among thousands of...

Saudi job market reopens for Bangladeshis

Ending a six-year restriction, Saudi Arabia has...

Falu detained after meeting Khaleda

Falu detained after meeting Khaleda

Detectives yesterday picked up Khaleda Zia's adviser Mosaddak Ali Falu from in front of the BNP chairperson's Gulshan office. Chairman of private...

Falu detained after meeting Khaleda

Detectives yesterday picked up Khaleda Zia's adviser Mosaddak Ali Falu...

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Police arrested 16 activists of Islami Chhatra Shibir along with explosives, bomb-making materials and jihadi books in Rajshahi and Feni yesterday. Iftekhar Alam, assistant commissioner of Rajshahi Metropolitan Police, said acting on a tip-off a team of DB police raided a house at the city's Bhatapara around 2:00pm and arrested four Shibir activists. The arrestees are members of Shibir's bomb manufacturing unit, police said but did not disclose their names. The law enforcers recovered 10 crude bombs, bomb-making materials and nearly 100 jihadi books from the house. During preliminary investigation, the Shibir men confessed that...

Arson victim dies, 3 cops hurt in attack

Yet another victim of Jatrabari arson died while three policemen were injured in Sirajganj in another crude bomb attack yesterday, the first day of the 72-hour hartal. So far 38 people have died in political violence since the BNP-led alliance announced indefinite blockade on January 5. Forty-year-old Nur-e Alam, a contractor from Narayanganj, had suffered 48 percent burns nine days ago, as alleged...

Tamim unlikely to play Aus XI

Opener Tamim Iqbal is unlikely to take part in either of Bangladesh's unofficial practice matches at Brisbane. The move, according to the Tigers' management, is an attempt to ensure that Tamim...

Shibir man killed in 'shootout'

An arrested Shibir activist was killed in a “shootout” between Mirpur police and his cohorts in the capital's Rupnagar area late Saturday night. Emdadullah, 22,...

Saying no to ugly politics

Matin's father Abdul Malek, 55, was a farmer. A pious man all his life, he could not make it back home after attending the Biswa Ijtema, the second biggest religious congregation...

Jubo League man burnt to death

Masked assailants in simultaneous attacks in three villages yesterday burned a Jubo League activist to death inside his house and injured three people at Haidkandi union under Mirsarai upazila. Family members and...

     Business

Govt plans to trim growth target as blockade bites

The government plans to revise down its economic growth target for the current fiscal year as the ongoing countrywide blockade and the associated violence have continued to hit the economy hard. “We will have to revise it because of the current situation. The revision exercise has already begun,” Finance Minister AMA Muhith told reporters at his secretariat office yesterday. The government had earlier targeted 7.3 percent economic growth for the current fiscal year. The World Bank forecast that the economy would grow by 6.2 percent this fiscal year, while...

     Op-ed

By the time this column appears, we  would expect that in addition to the restoration of power line to where Khaleda has been residing in, internet  and cable disconnects will have been set right returning to status quo ante. For what has been done is reprehensible and condemnable. The procedures of cutting utility services are clearly laid out -- so long as you pay the bill, you get the service. This cannot be a matter to be used for political purposes. Otherwise, the government can cut utility services of anybody it does not like. Khaleda should enjoy all rights of every citizen. If utility workers take law into their own hands, then why...

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