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Khasru, 2 other BNP leaders denied bail

A court in Dhaka on Wednesday rejected bail petition of three BNP leaders, including its standing committee member Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury, in two separate cases. Dhaka’s First Additional Metropolitan Sessions Judge Faisal Atiq Bin Quader rejected the bail following a bail application filed earlier by the BNP leaders’ lawyer Sayed Jaynal Abedin Mezbah. The two other BNP leaders are ...

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Saudi Arabia is Bangladesh’s important dev partner: PM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said Chittagong Port Authority’s Patenga Container Terminal Project is a beacon of hope for Bangladesh’s economic uplift. “This self-reliant modern terminal will enhance the capacity of our port, facilitate seamless trade, and create job opportunities and entrepreneurship,” she said. The prime minister said this while speaking at the Concession Agreement Signing Ceremony between Chittagong ...

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Agrani Bank staff bus set on fire in Khilgaon

A BRTC staff bus of Agrani Bank was set on fire in the capital’s Khilgaon area on Wednesday morning, when the opposition parties’ 48-hour blockade for the 10th phase is underway. Receiving information, two fire-fighting units went to Khilgaon Taltola area. But before their reaching, locals managed to douse the fire, said Fire Service Headquarters acting official (media cell) Md ...

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10th blockade: 156 BGB platoons, 422 RAB patrol teams deployed

A total of 156 platoons of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) have been deployed across the country to maintain law and order as the latest 48-hour countrywide blockade of road, rail and waterways called by the BNP and like-minded opposition parties is underway. Shariful Islam, public relations officer (PRO) at BGB headquarters, shared the information on Wednesday morning. Along with the ...

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Army to be deployed during election: EC

Election Commissioner Md Alamgir has said that army will be deployed during the upcoming national parliamentary election to ensure security. Besides, he said there is no foreign pressure on the Election Commission regarding the national election. “They (foreigners) wanted to know what steps we have taken to ensure a peaceful, fair, and free election,” he told reporters after holding an ...

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14-Party Alliance candidates will contest in election with ‘Boat’ symbol

Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD-Inu) president Hasanul Huq Inu has said that the Awami League led 14-party alliance has decided to contest in the 12th parliamentary elections with AL’s election symbol ‘Boat’. The decision was taken at a meeting of the 14-party alliance meeting held at its coordinator and spokesperson Amir Hossain Amu’s Eskaton residence in the city Tuesday afternoon. Inu ...

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No musical function in open spaces on 31st night: Home Minister

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal has said that the law enforcers and intelligence agencies will ensure tight security in all churches centering the Christmas Day. “We will deploy law enforcement agencies from early in the morning on December 24 to December 26 morning near at all churches to ensure safety and security of all,” he said after a meeting on ...

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National Professor Dr Malik passes away, PM Sheikh Hasina mourns

National Heart Foundation Founder and National Professor Brig (Retd) Dr Abdul Malik passed away on Tuesday morning. He was 94. He breathed his last at about 9:40am at the National Heart Foundation due to old-age complications. Professor Malik left behind wife, two sons, a daughter and a hosts of relatives and well-wisher to mourn his death. His daughter Dr Fazilatunnesa ...

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Blockades, hartals: 253 arson attacks reported since Oct end

A total of 253 arson attacks have been recorded till 6 am today during the blockades and hartals called by BNP, Jamaat and like-minded opposition parties since the end of October. An arson attack was reported between 6 am on December 4 till 6 am today during the second day of the latest road, rail and waterways blockade called by ...

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EC to receive appeals against ROs’ decisions from today

Aspirants or banks or financial institutions will be able to lodge petitions with the Election Commission (EC) challenging returning officers’ (ROs) decisions over rejection and acceptance of nomination papers from Tuesday as the scrutiny of the papers have been completed. As the ROs today completed the scrutiny of the nomination papers submitted by aspirants to contest in the upcoming 12th ...

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