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AL mayor candidates win in Rajshahi, Barishal city polls

SCC polls results suspended The Awami League mayoral candidates were unofficially declared elected in Rajshahi and Barishal city polls on Monday while the announcement of the results was postponed in Sylhet.   In Rajshahi, Awami League mayoral contestant AHM Khairuzzaman Liton bagged 165,096 votes to defeat his nearest rival Mosaddek Hossain Bulbul of BNP who polled 77,700 in all the ...

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Bangladesh, Windies T20I series kicks off Wednesday

Dhaka, July 30 : Bangladesh will play the first T20I of a three-match series against host West Indies at Warner Park, Basseterre in St Kitts on Wednesday. The match will begin at 6:30 am [Bangladesh time]. This will be the first-ever three-match T20I series between Bangladesh and West Indies. After a successful campaign for a 2-1 win in the three-match ...

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Provide Tk 5 lakh each to families of Airport Road crash victims: HC

Dhaka, Jul 30 : The High Court on Monday directed the owners of ‘Jabal-e-Noor Paribahan’ to provide Tk 5 lakh within a week to each family of the two students who were killed in a road crash at Airport Road on Sunday. The court also ordered the bus owners to bear all the costs of treatment of the nine students ...

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Mother, 2 daughters found dead in Sylhet

Sylhet Office : A young woman and her two daughters were found dead at their house in the city’s Dakkhin Surma area on Monday. The deceased were identified as Jony Begum Sheuli, 32, wife of Hasan Munshi of Kamalapur village in Maksudpur upazila of Gopanganj district, and their daughters — Mim, 15, and Sima, 12. Smelling bad odour coming from ...

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PM unveils cover of book on Bangabandhu’s prison life

Dhaka, July 30 : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday unveiled the cover of a book titled ‘3053 Days’ composed on the prison life of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The Prime Minister opened the cover of the book at the outset of the cabinet meeting held under her chairmanship at the Prime Minister’s Office, said Secretary ...

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Sylhet BNP mayoral candidate demands reelection

Sylhet Office : Accusing the ruling party of capturing many polling stations and rigging votes, BNP mayoral candidate Ariful Haque Chowdhury on Monday demanded reelection to Sylhet City Corporation. Ariful made the demand in an application submitted to the returning officer. Talking to reporters, he said leaders and activists of Awami League and its associate bodies captured most polling stations ...

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BNP boycotts Barisal city elections

Nearly four hours after the voting began, BNP mayoral candidate Mujibur Rahman Sarwar boycotted Barishal City Corporation polls, bringing the allegation of widespread vote rigging and other irregularities.   Sarwar announced the decision at a press conference at Barishal Press Club at noon.  Besides, Islami Andolon Bangladesh candidate Obaidur Rahman Mahbub also pulled out of the race citing the same ...

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Facebook donates $2.5 lakh for flood affected BD children

Dhaka, July 30 : In an effort to help the community with aid and recovery, Facebook has contributed $2.5 lakh to Save the Children to help children and their families in Bangladesh affected by flood and destruction caused by monsoon rains. “After heavy monsoon waters spread across Bangladesh in mid-June, threatening hundreds of thousands of refugees, the community activated Safety ...

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‘Naked rigging’ in city polls got exposed: BNP

Dhaka, July 30 : Bringing various allegations of irregularities, including driving out of its polling agents and stuffing ballot boxes, BNP on Monday said the ‘naked vote rigging by the ruling party has got exposed in Barishal, Sylhet and Rajshahi city corporations. “We have been talking about the government’s blueprint over the elections in the three cities since the beginning ...

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BNP mayoral candidate quits Barishal city polls race

Photo: People stand in queue for casting vote in Barishal city corporation election at a center on Monday. Barishal, July 30 : Nearly four hours after the voting began, BNP mayoral candidate Mujibur Rahman Sarwar boycotted Barishal City Corporation polls, bringing the allegation of widespread vote rigging and other irregularities. Sarwar announced the decision at a press conference at Barishal ...

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