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Five hurt as speedboat turns turtle in Padma

Munshiganj, June 27 : Five people sustained minor injuries when a speedboat turned turtle in the middle of the Padma river on Shimulia-Kathalia route near Louhajang on Wednesday. Liakat Ali, officer-in-charge of Louhajang Police Station, said a Kathalbari-bound speedboat with 20 passengers overturned in the middle of the river due to strong current around 9:15 am. Locals on other speedboats ...

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AL’s Jahangir elected Gazipur mayor

Unofficially elected Gazipur City Corporation Mayor Jahangir Alam showing V-sign for victory in a post-polls reaction at Gazipur Club on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Photo: Collected Gazipur, June 27 : Awami League candidate Jahangir Alam was declared elected in Gazipur City Corporation (GCC) elections on Wednesday defeating his rival BNP contestant Hasan Uddin Sarker by a huge margin of 4.10 ...

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BNP leader Major (retd) Mizan arrested

BNP central executive committee member Major (retd) Mizanur Rahman. Photo: Collected Dhaka, June 26 : Police on Monday night arrested BNP central executive committee member Major (retd) Mizanur Rahman in the city early Tuesday on charge of his ‘evil efforts’ to make Gazipur election controversial. Masudur Rahman, deputy commissioner (media) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP), told UNB that plainclothes police ...

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BNP candidate for stopping GCC polls immediately

Photo: BNP-backed candidate Hasan Uddin Sarker casting his vote at Bashir Uddin Academy centre on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Gazipur, June 26 : Bringing widespread allegations, including vote frauds and capturing of most polling stations, BNP mayoral candidate Hasan Uddin Sarker in Gazipur City Corporation (GCC) elections on Tuesday demanded the Election Commission (EC) to stop voting immediately. He came ...

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Army chief adorned with General rank badge

DHAKA, June 26, 2018 : Newly-appointed Chief of Army Staff Aziz Ahmed was adorned with the rank badge of General in the presence of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at Ganabhaban here this morning. Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Nizamuddin Ahmed and Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal Masihuzzaman Serniabat adorned the new army chief with the rank badge of General. ...

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SC upholds Khaleda’s bail in Cumilla arson case

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia. File photo Dhaka, June 26 : The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a High Court order that granted bail to BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in a case filed under the Special Powers Act over the arson attack in Cumilla on Feb 3, 2015. A four-member bench of the Appellate Division headed by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud ...

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US support actions taken by Canada, EU on Myanmar

Myanmar fires general who led campaign against Rohingya   Dhaka, Jun 26 : The United States on Tuesday said they strongly support the actions taken by Canada and European Union partners to continue the promotion of accountability for the atrocities in Myanmar. “We strongly support these actions,” said State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert in a press statement. The Department of ...

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Voting underway for Gazipur City Corporation elections

 Photo: A woman is seen casting her vote at a polling centre during the Gazipur city corporation elections on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Gazipur, June 26 : Voting in the Gazipur City Corporation (GCC) elections began on Tuesday morning to elect its new mayor and councillors. The balloting that began at 8:00 am will continue till 4:00 pm without any ...

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Hiking gas price in advance illegal: CAB

Dhaka, Jun 25 : Consumer right groups on Monday at a special public hearing on gas price hike alleged that the state owned Petrobangla and its subsidiary body RPGCL are trying to raise gas price in advance on the basis of future cost of their development programmes which is totally illegal. “Petrobangla and RPGCL are trying charge the consumers even ...

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Lt Gen Aziz Ahmed takes over as Army chief

Dhaka, June 25 : Lieutenant General Aziz Ahmed on Monday took over as the Chief of Bangladesh Army for three years. He formally took over the charge from outgoing Army Chief General Abu Belal Muhammad Shafiul Huq, said a press release issued by the Inter Service Public Relation (ISPR). The new Army chief will be adorned with the new rank ...

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