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EU polls mission holds meeting with FM Momen, BNP leaders

A delegation of the European Union Election Expert Mission to Bangladesh 2023 held meetings with Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen and the BNP leaders in Sylhet on Wednesday evening. The meeting between Momen and the mission was held at the latter’s residence at Dhopadighirpara in Sylhet city around 6pm. Legal and human rights expert Rebecca Cox and media and ...

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Suranjit’s wife files complaint with EC seeking OC’s withdrawal

Seeking withdrawal of Dirai Police Station officer-in-charge (OC) Ikhtiar Uddin, Sunamganj-2 (Dirai-Shalla) constituency’s MP and independent candidate Dr Joya Sengupta submitted a complaint to the Election Commission (EC). She is contesting the 12th Jatiya Sangsad election with ‘Sickle’ symbol. In her complaint submitted to the EC on Thursday (December 28), she mentioned that taking over the charge in Dirai Police ...

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Despite HC order Sylhet-2 independent candidate yet to get symbol

Despite a High Court (HC) order to allocate an electoral symbol to an independent candidate for Sylhet-2 constituency on Sunday, no symbol is yet to be provided to him ahead of the upcoming parliamentary national elections scheduled for January 7. Muhibur Rahman, who is also Biswanath municipality mayor, staged a sit-in programme at the district returning officer’s office demanding allocation ...

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First Sylhet-Madina direct flight takes off Wednesday

The Sylhet-Madina direct flight is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, marking a significant milestone. A total of 268 passengers would travel from MAG Osmani International Airport to Madina on the maiden flight. Biman Bangladesh Airlines’ flight BG-237 would depart with these passengers at 5pm, and this service will be available every Wednesday. Previously, the Sylhet-Jeddah direct flight was inaugurated on ...

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Not election, drama being staged: BNP to EU delegation

Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) on Wednesday informed the EU that the ‘one-sided election’ that is going to be held in the country without opposition party is not an election, ‘a drama’ is going to be staged in the name of election. Holding an hour-long virtual meeting, a six-member BNP politician talked to the visiting European Union (EU) election expert to ...

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Habiganj DC Debi Chanda withdrawn

Habiganj deputy commissioner (DC) Debi Chanda has been withdrawn following the directive of the Election Commission (EC). The Ministry of Public Administration issued a circular on Wednesday (December 27) transferring Debi Chanda as deputy secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture. Rangpur Local Government’s deputy secretary Mosammat Jilufa Sultana has been appointed as new deputy commissioner of Habiganj. In a letter ...

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SGFL eyes 164mmcf of gas in Sylhet by 2024

Sylhet Gas Fields Limited (SGFL) has set a target of producing 164 million cubic feet (mmcf) of gas by December 2024. The Managing Director (MD) of SGFL, Md Mizanur Rahman, set the target in the hope that SGFL will be able to extract 40-50mmcf gas by June of the same year. Md Mizanur Rahman shared the information at a meeting ...

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Doctor, son killed in Sylhet three-way collision

A doctor and his son were killed, and another injured in a three-way collision between a autorickshaw, truck, and a covered van at South Surma upazila in Sylhet on Monday. The incident happened at around 10:00pm at Humayun Rashid intersection of the area under the upazila adjacent to the city. The deceased were identified as Dr Touhidur Rashid Chowdhury, 45, ...

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Sheikh Hasina is needed for the country as well as for regional stability: Momen

Sheikh Hasina’s government is needed not only for Bangladesh but also for regional stability, said Foreign Minister Dr Abdul Momen on Monday. “There is an international effort to undermine stability in the Indo-Pacific region. One group is conspiring to wage a proxy war in the region by putting a gun on the shoulder of another. This will not happen if ...

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EC decides to withdraw Habiganj DC

The election commission (EC) on Monday (December 25) decided to withdraw Habiganj District Commissioner (DC) Debi Chando. A letter in this regard was sent to the Ministry of Public Administration and the Ministry of Home Affairs today. According to the letter, EC decided to withdraw her to conduct the 12th National Assembly elections in a fair and impartial manner. Additional ...

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