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Overall, voting situation good: CEC

Photo: Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda castshis vote at IES High School polling station at Uttara on Sunday, Dec 30, 2018. Dhaka, Dec 30 : Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda on Sunday said the overall voting situation across the country is good except some sporadic incidents. “If there’s any problem in any polling station, steps will be taken ...

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Govt shuts off mobile internet

Dhaka, Dec 29 : The country is set to vote in the 11th national election Sunday with no mobile internet access available anywhere across 64 districts. The government has completely shut down mobile internet across the country, after  earlier, the authorities curbed 4G and 3G network services to limit mobile internet following instructions from the Election Commission to slow down ...

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Thwart violence with iron fist: CEC to law enforcers

Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda has called upon the members of the law enforcing agencies to quell any kind of violence on election day with an iron fist. The CEC came up with the call while addressing a press briefing at the Nirbachan Bhaban on Saturday afternoon. Warning the law enforcers against any slack of duty, the CE ...

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Mashrafe’s wife donates Tk 1 lakh to late cop’s wife

Mashrafe Bin Mortaza and his wife Sumona Haque. Photo: Collected Narail, Dec 29 : Sumona Haque, wife of national cricket captain and Awami League Narail-2 candidate Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, donated Tk one lakh for the treatment of late police officer’s wife Rabeya on Sunday noon. Sumona went to Sadar Hospital to meet Rabeya, wife of Sub-inspector Md Moniruzzaman Mintu, and ...

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3G, 4G shut down again

Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission has asked all mobile operators to shut down 3G and 4G services with immediate effect. According to an e-mail sent to the mobile operators by the BTRC’s engineering and operations department, only 2G internet will be available now. As per the BTRC directives, the decision is effective immediately. And the 3G and 4G services will be ...

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3 RMG workers killed in Chattogram road crash

Chattogram, Dec 29 : Three garment workers were killed and 40 others injured as a bus carrying them hit another stationary bus in KEPZ area under Anwara thana on Saturday morning. The deceased were identified as Mohammad Latif, 50, Sultana Razia, 35, and Md Irfan, 27. Md Arefin Jewel, additional deputy commissioner of Chattogram Metropolitan Police (port), said that the ...

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Darmapasha upazila parishad chairman held in Sunamganj

Sunamganj Correspondent : Police arrested Darmapasha Upazila Parishad Chairman from upazila parishad premises on Friday evening in connection with an arson case. The arrestee is Motalib Khan, 55, a resident of Muktarpur village and also upazila BNP president. Ejajul Islam, officer-in-charge of Darmapasha Police Station, said an arson attack was carried out in Deula Primary Government School on December 19. ...

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Cold wave grips Kashmir Valley, Drass shivers at minus 21 degree Celsius

A severe cold wave triggered by the bone chilling night temperature continued unabated in the Kashmir Valley and Ladakh region on Saturday, the Met Office said. There was no relief from the intense cold in the valley and the Ladakh region as the temperature dropped several notches below the freezing point.   An official of the Met department said the ...

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EC imposes restrictions on helicopter services

The Election Commission(EC) has imposed restrictions on the use of helicopters on Saturday and Sunday as a part of the security measures ahead of the 11th general election. Helicopters may only be used to transport patients to hospitals and to transport medicines and other emergency products during this time. Previously, EC had issued restrictions on the movement of vehicles for ...

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National polls: Security beefed up

Law enforcement agencies have wrapped up the country with multiple layers of security measures ahead of the 11th parliamentary election on Sunday. Bangladesh Army troops, members of the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB), as well as the police have set up security check-posts at various locations throughout Dhaka. Bangladesh Army troops have been deployed in 389 upazilas ...

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