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EVM a tool for robbing votes: Oikyafront

Jatiya Oikyafront urges the Election Commission to change its stance of using the Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) in the Dhaka north and south city corporation elections scheduled for January 30.

  • Man held with cocaine worth Tk 15cr

    Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) arrested a man with 820 grammes of cocaine worth around Tk 15 crore in port city early yesterday.

  • A 24-year wait ends in death

    “I’m so excited to see my family after 24 years,” read the Facebook status of Bangladeshi expatriate living in the US Ruhul Amin. However, before he could reach his home in Sylhet’s Beanibazar, he died in a road accident on the Dhaka-Sylhet Highway in Brahmanbaria on Wednesday night. The accident also injured four more members of the family.

  • Critically endangered white-rumped vulture rescued

    A critically endangered white-rumped vulture, locally known as “Bangla Shokun”, was rescued from Nurallahpur of Chhatak upazila in Sunamganj yesterday.

  • First time in nine months

    For the first time in the last nine months, no new dengue patient was admitted to any hospitals across the country in the last 24 hours till yesterday morning, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said.

  • All coaching centres to be closed during SSC exams

    All coaching centres will remain closed during the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and equivalent examinations scheduled to begin from February 1, Education Minister Dipu Moni said yesterday.

  • ‘Expel Nur’s attackers’

    Santrash Birodhi Chhatra Oikya -- an alliance of 12 student organisations -- yesterday demanded academic expulsion and punishment for those who attacked Dhaka University Central Students’ Union (Ducsu) Vice President Nurul Haque Nur and his followers on December 22 last year. The alliance also demanded the proctor’s resignation for his failure to provide security to students.

  • ‘Minister can’t avoid his responsibility’

    Several MPs yesterday in parliament strongly criticised Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque, saying the minister cannot avoid responsibility for publishing the flawed list of Razakers.

  • Three relatives, hitman charged

    It was not a mugging incident gone wrong, rather a planned murder. Relatives hired a hitman to kill Sagira Morshed Salam over domestic disputes.

  • AL dominates, BNP barely visible

    A week has passed since the 19-day election campaign for Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) polls officially kicked off on January 10, but activities of BNP candidates and their supporters are hardly noticeable compared to their Awami League counterparts.

  • onion price hike

    Agriculture minister admits to people's sufferings due to onion price hike

    Admitting that the people suffered a lot due to skyrocketing prices of onion, Agriculture Minister Abdur Razzaque in parliament has assured that such problem will not be there in the next year.

  • DU student rape: Lone accused confesses crime

    “I made a mistake by not killing her,” rape accused Majnu confesses to a magistrate. In his statement, Majnu also confesses that he alone raped the young woman, a student of Dhaka University, in the capital’s Kurmitola area.

  • Bangladeshi expatriate Ruhul Amin

    A 24-year homecoming wait ends in death

    "Going [to] BD after 24 years", read the Facebook status of Bangladeshi expatriate living in the US Ruhul Amin. However, before he could reach his home in Sylhet's Beanibazar, he died in a road accident on the Dhaka-Sylhet Highway in Brahmanbaria on Wednesday night. The accident also injured four more members of the family.

  • BNP mayoral candidate Tabith Awal

    People not ready to cast vote using EVMs: Tabith

    Tabith Awal, BNP’s mayoral candidate for the Dhaka North City Corporation election, says people were not ready to cast their votes using the Electronic Voting Machine (EVMs) in the election scheduled for January 30.

  • Dengue Fever Death Numbers in 2019

    No dengue patient hospitalised in 24 hours

    No new dengue patients were admitted to any hospital across the country during the last 24 hours, for the first time in the last nine months, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said today.

  • Man held with cocaine worth Tk 15cr in Chattogram

    Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested a man with 820 grammes of cocaine worth around Tk 15 crore in Chattogram early today.

  • BNP mayoral candidate

    Govt conspiracy on against sheaf of paddy: Ishraque

    BNP-backed mayoral candidate for Dhaka South City Corporation polls, Ishraque Hossain says that the government is sensing a mass support for “sheaf of paddy” in the upcoming city election, and is behaving outrageously.

  • Public Service Act: Legal notice served on govt to scrap Section 42

    A rights organisation serves a legal notice on the government requesting it to scrap in seven days the Section of the Public Service Act which provides that a civil servant will not be dismissed from the job unless he or she is sentenced to at least one-year imprisonment for any criminal offence.

  • Arrest warrant against Prothom Alo editor

    Arrest warrant against Prothom Alo editor, 9 others

    Arrest warrants are issued against Bangla daily Prothom Alo Editor and Publisher Matiur Rahman, Deputy Editor Anisul Hoque and eight others in a case filed over the death of Naimul Abrar Rahat, a ninth-grader of Dhaka Residential Model College.

  • Sagira Morshed Salam

    4 charged with Sagira Morshed murder

    Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) presses charges against four people in Sagira Morshed murder case.

  • Supreme Court to regain candidacy

    Appeal seeks stay on DCC polls

    A petition has been filed with the Supreme Court seeking its directives on the Election Commission (EC) to stay Dhaka north and south city corporations’ polls on January 30 as it coincides with Saraswati Puja.

  • DU students go on hunger strike over Dhaka city polls’ date

    Around fifty students of Dhaka University go on a hunger strike unto death demanding deferral of the two city corporation elections that coincides with Saraswati Puja, a major religious festival of the Hindus.

  • Accept HC order on city polls: Quader to protesters

    Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader urges those who have been demanding deferral of the two city corporation elections, to stop their protest and accept the High Court order delivered in this regard.

  • Dhaka Airport

    Flight operations resume at Dhaka airport after 7hrs

    Flight operation at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport remains suspended due to dense fog.

  • Commuters suffer as RMG workers block Mirpur Road

    Commuters crossing Mirpur Road in Dhaka have been suffering immensely as several hundred garments workers took to the streets in Shyamoli halting traffic movement demanding arrears and bonuses.

  • Man kills wife, daughter in Mymensingh

    A man allegedly strangles his wife and a daughter over “family feud” in Khagdohor Ghonti area of Mymensingh city.

  • 24kg gold recovered from plane

    Customs intelligence yesterday seized 24 gold bars weighing 24 kilogrammes from an aircraft of Biman Bangladesh Airlines at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport.

  • ‘Withdraw comments endorsing crossfire at once’

    Rights activists yesterday expressed deep concern and frustration over parliament members’ demands of killing rapists “in crossfires”.

  • Masuma Khan passes away

    Artist Masuma Khan passed away on Monday at United Hospital, says a press release.

  • Students extend support to Swapan mama

    Dhaka University’s Teacher-Student Centre (TSC) based socio-cultural organisations yesterday extended their support towards the beloved tea vendor Swapan mama, whose daughter was raped by a neighbour in Brahmanbaria Sadar upazila last year.

  • Discussion on Sir Abed today

    Gyantapas Abdur Razzaq Foundation is going to organise a discussion on the life and works of Brac founder Sir Fazle Hasan Abed today.

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