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Police officials meet Dr Kamal at his chamber

A police official speaks to reporters at Dr Kamal’s Motijheel chamber on Wednesday, Dec 26, 2018. Photo: Courtesy Dhaka, Dec 26 : A team of police officials met Oikyafront chief Dr Kamal Hossain at his Motijheel chamber on Wednesday to ‘discuss security issues’. The police team, led by Deputy Commissioner (Motijheel Zone) Anwar Hossain, met Dr Kamal around 12:10 pm. ...

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College teacher held with fake notes in Satkhira

Photo: Police arrests a college teacher along with counterfeit currencies in Satkhira on Wednesday, Dec 26, 2018. Satkhira, Dec 26 : Police in a drive arrested a college teacher along with counterfeit currencies worth Tk 85,000 from Palashpole area in the district town on Wednesday morning. The arrestee was identified as Miaraj Hossain, assistant lecturer of Islamic Studies Department of ...

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EVM to reach Ctg today, ballots Thursday

Electronic Voting Machine(EVM) and the postal ballot papers are expected to reach Chattogram Election office today and December 27 respectively. EVM for Chattogram-9 constituency will reach today and the ballots for other constituencies on Thursday, Chattogram Election Commission (EC) office sources said.   The sources said the EVM and other related papers will be sent from Election Bhaban of Dhaka ...

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EC starts dispatching ballot papers to districts

The Election Commission on Tuesday started sending ballot papers to districts to arrange the 11th parliamentary elections on December 30.   The EC will send the ballot papers to 293 constituencies out of total 300.  Of the remaining seven parliamentary seats, the EC will use electronic voting machines (EVMs) instead of ballot papers in six while election to Gaibandha-3 has ...

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BNP tries to make election, EC controversial: Hanif

Awami League (AL) Joint General Secretary Mahabubul Alam Hanif on Tuesday said that Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) is trying to make the election and the Election Commission (EC) controversial.   “Earlier BNP tried to foil the election. After participating in the election, they are trying to make the election and the Election Commission (EC) controversial sensing their defeat in the ...

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Indonesia tsunami: New warning system ‘to be built next year’

Indonesia says it will build a new warning system capable of detecting tsunamis caused by undersea landslides, days after giant waves triggered by a volcano killed at least 429 people. Installation of the new structure of buoys would start next year, a government agency told the BBC.   It is thought that activity by the Anak Krakatau volcano set off ...

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Time running out for electioneering, Ershad nowhere

Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad. File Photo Dhaka, Dec 26 : Though only three days are left before the curtain falls on electioneering, Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad, who is contesting the December-30 election from two seats, could not yet join the campaign either for him or his party candidates, demoralising his party leaders and activists. Party senior leaders said ...

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Businessman held with Tk 8cr to influence polls

RAB arrested a businessman from city’s Motijheel for possessing Tk 8 crore cash and cheques of Taka 10 crore meant to influence the 11th national election slated for December 30. The arrestee was identified as Ali Haidar, managing director of import-export Company and contractor of United Corporation. Mizanur Rahman, Senior assistant superintendent (ASP) of Rapid Action Battalion’s media wing confirmed the ...

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Second Guatemalan migrant child dies in US custody

An eight-year-old migrant from Guatemala died in government custody on Tuesday, US Customs and Border Protection said, the second child fatality in US detention this month.   The boy, who was with his apprehended father, had been transferred to a New Mexico medical center showing signs of sickness on Monday, the agency said.  Staff diagnosed him with a cold but ...

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Journalist sets himself ablaze, Tunisians clash with police

Tunisian security forces on Tuesday fired tear gas at protesters in the western city of Kasserine following the funeral of a journalist who had set himself on fire over harsh living conditions.   Abdel Razaq Zorgi, a 32-year-old journalist, died late Monday.  His death sparked protests in the city after dark and clashes overnight with police who fired tear gas ...

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