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    Few titles on Language Movement this year

    Sadiqur Rahman | Updated at 01:03am on February 21, 2017

    The number of publications on the Language Movement and their diversity seems to have got stuck at a point, exposing the dwindling interest in the historic event...

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    Call for archiving full info on war babies of 1971

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:01am on February 21, 2017

    Complete information regarding war babies, children born during or after the War of Independence 1971 as a result of rape of Bangladeshi women by the barbaric Pakistani army, should be archived...

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    Youth held with 1.39kg gold

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:57am on February 21, 2017

    Customs intelligence officials arrested a young man along with 12 gold bars, weighing around 1.39 kilograms, at Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka on Monday...

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    Quota relaxed for 36th BCS to fill up vacancies

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:56am on February 21, 2017

    The cabinet on Monday approved a proposal for relaxing the quota restrictions to fill up nearly 1,100 vacant posts in technical/professional cadres from the general merit lists only from the 36th Bangladesh Civil Service...

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    Sunamganj-2 by-poll, Comilla mayoral polls on March 30

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:55am on February 21, 2017

    The Election Commission on Monday announced that the by-election in Sunamganj-2 constituency and Comilla mayoral polls would be held on March 30...

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    JP to form separate alliance to join the next polls

    Zakir Hossain . Rangpur | Updated at 12:54am on February 21, 2017

    Jatiya Party chief HM Ershad on Monday said JP will form separate alliance to participate in the next national election...

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    JnU suspends teacher for sexual harassment

    JnU Correspondent | Updated at 12:53am on February 21, 2017

    The Jagannath University authorities on Monday suspended a theatre department teacher of the university temporarily for allegedly harassing a female student sexually on the campus...

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    Case filed, 11 stone crushers evicted

    Staff Correspondent . Sylhet | Updated at 12:52am on February 21, 2017

    Police filed a case against nine people in Sunday’s landslide at a sandstone quarry at Jaflong in Sylhet that killed 2 miners and injured one...

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    Power consumers to pay in installments

    Manjurul Ahsan | Updated at 12:46am on February 21, 2017

    The government has decided that the power distribution utilities will realise the price of prepaid electric metres from the consumers in installments to be tagged with monthly electric bills over 10 years...

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    15 injured as AL groups clash in Magura

    Our Correspondent . Magura | Updated at 12:44am on February 21, 2017

    Fifteen people, including three women, were injured with bullet during clashes between two rival groups of ruling party at village Balidia under Mohammadpur upazila in Magura on Monday...

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    President asks EC to ensure fair, transparent polls

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 12:37am on February 21, 2017

    President Abdul Hamid on Monday asked members of the newly constituted Election Commission to perform their job with the help of all political parties and others concerned to ensure holding of polls in a free, fair and credible manner...

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    HC order allowing telecast of 3 Indian TV channels challenged

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:31am on February 21, 2017

    A petition was filed on Monday with the Supreme Court challenging a High Court order that rejected a writ petition seeking ban on airing three Indian TV channels – Star Jalsha, Star Plus and Zee Bangla – in Bangladesh...

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    3,500 Rohingyas entered past week

    Mohammad Nurul Islam . Cox’s Bazar | Updated at 12:17am on February 21, 2017

    About 3,500 Rohingyas entered Bangladesh in the past week fleeing persecution of the ethnic minority community in the Rakhine State of Myanmar...

  • Suu Kyi should have done more to uphold rights: Norway FM

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 12:16am on February 21, 2017

    International community should mount pressure on Myanmar for resolving crisis of minority Muslims in Rakhine State, Norwegian foreign minister Børge Brende said in Dhaka on Monday...

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    Trump remarks baffles Sweden

    Reuters . Stockholm/Washington | Updated at 12:00am on February 21, 2017

    US president Donald Trump’s suggestion that Sweden experienced an immigration-related security incident prompted a baffled response from the Scandinavian country on Sunday as diplomats asked for an explanation and citizens responded with amusement...

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    Nation salutes language heroes

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 02:00am on February 21, 2017

    Streams of barefooted people from all walks of life began filing past the shaheed minars after placing flowers at the altars across the country at one minute past Monday midnight with the nation paying tributes to the 1952 Language Movement heroes...

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    Renewed commitment needed to overcome present gloom

    by Jehan Perera | Updated at 01:20am on February 21, 2017

    A YEAR ago a contractor whom I spoke to rejoiced that corruption was much reduced under the new government...

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    Immigrant round-ups stir fears

    | Updated at 01:10am on February 21, 2017

    PRESIDENT Donald Trump is keeping his promise to go after undocumented people in the United States, with recent reports of sweeps by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement sending waves of fear through the Latino and other immigrant communities in California, Texas and Arizona...

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    Ekushey narrative gone missing on Urdu

    by Abu Jar M Akkas | Updated at 01:10am on February 21, 2017

    THIS is how the poem ends. This is how the protest, in Urdu, begins — a protest against the resolve of the rulers from the erstwhile West Pakistan to impose Urdu as the only state language of the united Pakistan...

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    An Indian ploy to avoid border killing responsibility

    | Updated at 01:05am on February 21, 2017

    AFTER a schoolboy of Goalpara in Chuadanga was shot at point-blank range on May 14, 2016 by the Indian Border Security Force, the Border Guard Bangladesh and the BSF agreed at the 42nd director general-level talks between the two border forces...

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    A deplorable absence of language planning

    | Updated at 01:05am on February 21, 2017

    GOVERNMENT efforts to introduce Bangla at all levels of national life, even after the passage of the Bangla Language Introduction Act in 1987, have so far only been deplorable...

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    Custodial torture continues

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on February 21, 2017

    Torture of detained persons in police custody continues flouting Supreme Court directives as well as the Torture and Custodial Death (Prevention) Act 2013...

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    Condemned convict, another held

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:05am on February 21, 2017

    Members of the Counter Terrorism and Transnational Unit of the Dhaka Metropolitan Police arrested two people, including the death-row convict in blogger Rajib murder case, from the city’s Uttara area on Monday...