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    BNP to start selling nomination papers tomorrow

    The main political opposition BNP is to start selling nomination papers of the 11th parliamentary election from November 12.

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    Remove all campaign materials by Nov 14

    Election campaign materials including posters and banners will have to be removed from public places by November 14, an official of the Election Commission says.

  • Cyclonic storm Gaja formed over Bay of Bengal

    Cyclonic storm ‘Gaja’ formed over Bay

    Maritime ports of Chattogram, Cox's Bazar, Mongla and Payra have been advised to hoist distant warning signal no two as the deep depression over southeast bay and adjoining area moved to West-northwestwards, intensified into a cyclonic storm 'Gaja' over East central bay and adjoining West central bay and Southeast bay.

  • 5.4-magnitude earthquake rocks northeastern Bangladesh

    5.4-magnitude earthquake shakes Northeastern Bangladesh

    An earthquake of 5.4-magnitude on the Richter scale shakes Northeastern parts of the country including Sylhet.

  • All Rounder Shaik Al Hasan dicides not to go in Bangladesh 11th parliamentary election

    Shakib decides not to run polls

    Bangladesh's ace all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has decided not to contest the upcoming 11th parliamentary election.

  • SI suspended as road blocked in protest

    A sub-inspector of Bangabandhu Bridge East Police Station in Tangail is suspended after transport workers block the road on the eastern side of the Bangabandhu Bridge for three hours bringing allegation that the SI assaulted a truck driver for extortion.

  • Two 'robbers' arrested with arms

    Police arrested two members of an inter-district robber gang at Chesrirampur village in Kathalia upazila yesterday.

  • Kid found murdered

    The body of a five-year-old girl was recovered from Panchgaon village in Bhaluka upazila on Friday night.

  • 'Punish madrasa principal for sexual harassment'

    Students of Jalalia Dakhil Madrasa in Kulaura upazila formed a human chain yesterday demanding punishment of the principal of the institution for his alleged sexual harassment of a female student.

  • Hill Tracts not safe yet

    Safety and security of hill people are yet to be ensured even after two decades of the signing of Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) peace accord.

  • Procession, rally banned at PUST

    The authorities of Pabna University of Science and Technology (PUST), at a meeting of the Board of Regents, banned meetings, processions and rallies on the university campus to keep the law and order situation under control.

  • Bumper yield brings smile to farmers

    Harvesting of Aman paddy is going on full swing in the chars of the district and farmers are very happy at getting good production this year.

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    EC may seek army support at EVM booths

    The Election Commission is mulling a plan to deploy army at the polling booths equipped with Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) to “ensure technical support and security”.

  • 'Don’t plunge polls into controversy'

    Bikalpa Dhara Bangladesh (BDB) President AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury urges the Election Commission (EC) not to plunge the national election into controversy.

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    EC appoints returning officers for 11th parliamentary polls

    The Election Commission appoints Deputy Commissioners of all the districts and two divisional commissioners as Returning Officers (ROs) to conduct the 11th national elections to be held on December 23 next.

  • Road Accident on Rangpur-Bogura Highway

    3 killed in Tangail road crash

    Three people are killed in a road accident on Bangabandhu Bridge East Link Road in Kalihati upazila of Tangail.

  • Chinese miner dies as rocks fall on him

    A Chinese miner was killed and a Bangladeshi miner badly injured when a heap of rocks fell on them at Barapukuria Coal Mining Company Ltd (BCMCL) colliery in Parbatipur upazila early yesterday.

  • Housewife gang-raped

    A housewife filed a case yesterday accusing three youths of raping her at Gulishakhali village in Morrelganj upazila of the district.

  • Trader killed for demanding due

    A timber trader was killed allegedly by a customer as he asked dues from the latter in Birampur upazila of the district yesterday.

  • 7 cops among 50 sued on charge of extortion

    Seven policemen among 50 people have been sued on charge of extortion and assaulting a woman in Sirajganj's Shahzadpur upazila on November 2.

  • Man gets life for raping girl

    A court here yesterday sentenced a man to life imprisonment for raping a girl in 2007.

  • Girl stops attending classes

    A madrasa girl in Kulaura upazila has stopped attending her institution for over a week after allegedly being sexually harassed by the madrasa principal in the classroom recently.

  • House for the poor in exchange for bribe?

    The recipients of houses from the government's Jami Achhe Ghar Nai scheme under Ashrayan Project-2 in the district are happy at getting the houses, but they are also upset that they had to allegedly give bribe to public representatives and their men to get those.

  • Patients bear the brunt

    Both the two ambulances of Tangail's Bhuapur Hospital have remained out of order for long due to lack of necessary maintenance and repairing works, much to the sufferings of patients, especially emergency cares.

  • Couple traceless for four days

    A couple, picked up by a group introducing themselves as members of the Detective Branch (DB) of police from their home in Melandah upazila under the district on Sunday, remained traceless as of yesterday evening.

  • Newly renovated road collapses

    About one kilometre of the nine-kilometre-long Kulaura-Fulertal road is in an awful condition as the seal coat (top of a carpeted road) has worn away before official handing over of the newly renovated road to the authorities concerned.

  • Longadu attack: Victims in hardship

    Over a year into the arson attack, the indigenous families in Rangamati's Longadu are yet to get houses. They are still living at small huts beside their burnt houses near a jungle amid great hardship.

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    ASK concerned over ‘mass arrest’

    Ain O Salish Kendra (ASK) expresses grave concerns over “mass arrest” of leaders and activists of opposition parties centring political programmes.

  • Bangladesh Election Commission ready for Bangladesh National Election 2018

    EC starts sending polling materials to field level offices

    Election Commission starts sending nomination forms and other polling materials to its field level offices from the BG Press in Dhaka ahead of the upcoming general election.

  • Millionaire through cultivation of year-long mango

    People who tasted the sweetness of mango know how great the fruit is. Emperor Akbar was once suffering from stomachache. The doctor advised the emperor to eat mango, which would heal the disease. It did indeed.