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Gun ‘used in Ekramul murder’ seized

Gun ‘used in Ekramul murder’ seized

Police early today recovered a pistol, which they believe was used in the killing of Phulgazi upazila chairman Ekramul Haq in Feni. The law enforcers raided the office of Jihad Chowdhury, the prime suspect in the killing, on Mizan Road in Feni town early today and recovered the pistol and four bullets, reports our...

Blockades mark hartal in Feni

Blockades mark hartal in Feni

The activists of Awami League and its associate bodies blockaded different roads this morning as they are observing a dawn-to-dusk hartal (shutdown) in Phulgazi upazila of Feni protesting the killing of upazila chairman Ekramul Haque. Ekramul, also the president of the upazila AL, was shot and burnt alive inside his car by the miscreants...

12 upazilas go to polls today

Polls to 12 upazila parishads in eight districts will be held today in the sixth phase amid tight security measures to avert violence. Rebel candidates have again appeared as a big threat to both the ruling Awami League and the BNP-backed candidates. Meanwhile, the by-election for Tarakanda upazila in Mymensingh will also be held today, as its chairman became an MP in the January 5 national elections. As many as 182 candidates are contesting in 13 upazilas, 64 of them for the...

What of long-term cricketing plans?

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) called an emergency meeting which will take place tomorrow at its Mirpur headquarters, mainly to discuss the worldwide media rights issue. The board has already floated a tender and the interested parties can buy tenders from today till May 8 and an open auction will take place on May 12. “We want to discuss everything in the board so that we can look after our interests in the six-year deal. We have got some advice from...

Insight

Selim Reza: The one man agro think tank!

Selim Reza: The one man agro think tank!

Being a development journalist for three decades, I've had the opportunity of meeting many dedicated officers who stand by local inhabitants and farmers. But today, I'll introduce you to a Sub-Assistant Agriculture Officer (SAAO) of the Department of Agricultural Extension who really stands out amongst the lot. He's a very creative officer who...

Wasim to coach BD bowlers?

Former Pakistan pacer Wasim Akram could become Bangladesh's bowling consultant. Chairman of the Bangladesh Cricket Board's (BCB's) cricket operations committee Akram Khan had meetings with the Pakistan legend about a possible position with the BCB during the Asia cup and the recently concluded ICC World Twenty20. According to BCB director Akram, a proposal could be raised in the forthcoming board meeting. “The board still does not know anything about the issue. I hope to raise it in the next board meeting....

Zainul Abedin new Rajuk chief

Zainul Abedin new Rajuk chief

GM Zainul Abedin Bhuiyan has been appointed as the new chairman of Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha (Rajuk) on a one-year contract, officials at the housing ministry confirmed. The new chairman is due to replace the incumbent Engineer Nurul Huda who was appointed on a two-year contract on March 30, 2009. His subsequent renewals ended on...

8 candidates boycott polls

8 candidates boycott polls

Eight chairmen candidates, six BNP-backed, today boycotted the fourth phase of the upazila election in Khulna, Barisal and Bhola alleging vote rigging and ouster of their agents by ruling party men. Three vice-chairman candidates also stayed away from the election on the same allegation. Six BNP-backed chairmen candidates also alleged that the election officials were...

Polls in 112 Upazilas

BNP excels as AL falls in 5yrs

BNP excels as AL falls in 5yrs

In the polls to 112 upazilas on Thursday, the Awami League-backed candidates lost half the chairman posts they had secured five years ago and the BNP blessed ones nearly doubled their presence in upazila parishads. The AL blessed candidates managed to secure only 107 out of 336 chairman and vice-chairman posts, including those reserved...

Counting on after Maheshkhali voting

Counting on after Maheshkhali voting

Voting in Maheshkhali upazila of Cox’s Bazar ended at 4:00pm without any major incident of violence. The voting started at 8:00am and will continue till 4:00pm without any break. A total of 25 candidates --10 in the race for the chairman post, 11 for the vice-chairman post and four for the woman vice-chairman (reserved) post --...

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