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Quader’s brother Mirza Quader wins Basurhat mayoral post

Awami League (AL) General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader’s younger brother Mirza Abdul Quader has won mayoral post in Noakhali’s Basurhat municipality election with a huge margin of votes. Mirza Quader became much talked about person and talk of the country criticising his won political leaders about their irregularities. He also criticised local and national leaders ...

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Voting in 2nd phase municipality elections ends

The voting in the second phase of municipal elections to 60 municipalities across the country ended amid several stray incidents. The polling started at 8:00am and continued until 4:00pm without any break today (Saturday). Elections were supposed to be held in 61 municipalities in the second phase, but polls in Syedpur municipality under Nilphamari district were put on hold following ...

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Bangladesh reports 21 more deaths, 578 new cases

Bangladesh recorded 21 more Covid-19 deaths in the last 24 hours, bringing the death toll from the pandemic to 7,883. Besides, the tally of infections has surged to 5,27,093 as 578 new cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours. Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) came up with the information in a press release on Saturday. During the last ...

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Elevated expressway project to linger for over 3 more years

The Dhaka elevated expressway project, designed to ease traffic gridlock in the city, is set to linger for at least 3.5 more years with cost hike as a new link is being added to the project. The new link will start from Moghbazar rail crossing and end at Plassey intersection after travelling through Sonargaon hotel-Hatirpool-Katabon-Dhaka University areas. Bangladesh Bridge Authority ...

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Joint secretary Nasir Uddin dies of COVID-19

Nasir Uddin Ahmed, a member of the Bangladesh Land Port Authority, died from coronavirus infection at a hospital in the capital early Saturday. He was undergoing treatment at Nugda General Hospital where he breathed his last this morning, public relation officer of Shipping Ministry Md Jahangir Alam said. Nasir left behind his wife, two daughters and a son to mourn ...

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Journo assaulted by mayor’s son while covering news

Banglanews Savar correspondent Sagar Fardin was assaulted by Kamrul Hasan Shaheen, son of mayor candidate Haji Abdul Gani, while covering election news at a polling centre in Savar municipality on Tuesday morning. The incident took place at Tangail Cadet And Academic School centre around 8:30am, half an hour of the voting began. Shaheen snatched away the cell phone of Sagar ...

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Bangladesh schools to remain shut until Jan 30 amid pandemic

The ongoing closure of all educational institutions in the country has been extended again, this time till January 30 due to the covid-19 pandemic. However, Qawmi Madrasa will be exempt from this directive. In an official notification signed by education ministry’s public relations officer M Abul Khair on Friday extended the ongoing shutdown. “The current closure of all educational institutions ...

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Polls to 60 municipalities under second phase on Saturday

The second phase election to country’s 60 municipalities will be held on Saturday. The Election Commission has completed all the necessary preparations to hold the polls. “The EC has primarily declared schedules for holding polls in sixty-one municipalities under the second phase …but the polls in Sayedpur municipality under Nilphamari district has been postponed,” said EC joint secretary Asaduzzaman, reports ...

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Covid-19 in Bangladesh : 13 more die, 762 test positive in 24hrs

aBangladesh reported 13 new deaths from the novel coronavirus infection in a daily count, taking a total of 7,862. Another 762 coronavirus patients are found in 24 hours, raising the total number of infections to 526,485. A press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) made the disclosure on Friday afternoon. In the last 24 hours, 199 coronavirus ...

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Bhorer Kagoj’s senior Sub-Editor Hilaly Wadud Chowdhury dies

Senior Sub-Editor of Daily Bhorer Kagoj Hilaly Wadud Chowdhury died of heart attack on Friday morning. Having breathing difficulties, Hilaly was being taken to hospital but he breathed his last at around 9:15am on the way, family sources said. Hilaly Wadud was the president candidate for the Dhaka Sub-Editor’s Council election slated for Saturday.

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