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Death in Habiganj police custody: SI withdrawn

A sub-inspector of Baniachong Police Station has been withdrawn in connection with the custodial death of Golam Rabbani, an accused in a theft case, who died at Baniachong Police Station in Habiganj on Tuesday. Additional Superintendent of Habiganj Police Hasibur Rahman said the punitive action was taken against Manirul Islam, sub-inspector of Habiganj Police Station on Saturday following a complaint ...

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Drug peddler held with Yaba in Moulvibazar

Police arrested a drug peddler along with Yaba pills from Kamalganj upazila in Moulvibazar district on Friday night. The arrested was Shoeb Miah, 30, Dawlatpur village under Shamshernagar union in the upazila. Acting on a tip-off, a team from Shamshernagar Police Outpost in Pirer Bazar Road area and caught him red-handed along with 25 Yaba pills, said its sub-inspector Zakir ...

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Elections must be fair at any cost: CEC

Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Kazi Habibul Awal declared on Saturday that the 12th Jatiya Sangsad elections must, at all costs, be free and fair. The CEC expressed his vow during a viewpoint-sharing session at Shilpakala Academy in Sylhet with the local government and law enforcement agencies. In addition, he asked for everyone’s assistance in order to ensure free, fair, and ...

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Youth shot dead along Sylhet border

A Bangladeshi youth shot dead by members of the Indian Border Security Force (BSF) along Bichanakandi border of Gowainghat upazila in Sylhet district on Friday night. The incident took place at around 9.30pm within 400 yards of 1263 main pillar along the border area in the upazila. The deceased was identified as Kawser Ahmed, 26, son of Ruson Mia, a ...

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BNP plotting to create confrontational situation: FM Momen

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Friday alleged that the BNP has been plotting to create a confrontational situation in the country ahead of the upcoming national parliamentary elections scheduled for January 7. On the other hand, Awami League is going door to door to voters for a free, fair and acceptable election as it believes in democracy, he ...

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Sylhet-2 independent candidate finally gets symbol

Muhibur Rahman Muhib, an independent candidate for Sylhet-2 constituency, finally got an electoral symbol ‘Truck’ to contest the 12th parliamentary election. Muhib, who is also Biswanath municipality mayor, staged a sit-in programme at the district returning officer’s office demanding allocation of symbol on Thursday. His supporters accompanied him during the protest. At this moment, staff of the returning officer’s office ...

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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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