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Landslide victory for AL’s Atiqul

Landslide victory 
for AL’s Atiqul
The Awami League’s (AL) mayoral candidate, Atiqul Islam, was unofficially elected in Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) mayoral by-election held yesterday, receiving 8,39,302 votes from all 1,295 polling centres. Jatiya Party's Shafin Ahmed remained a distant second with a mere 52,429 votes in the same number of centres. In the election 31.05 per cent votes were polled. Returning Officer Abul Kashem announced the results at the result collection and announcement centre set up at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre around 1:30am on Friday. The DNCC mayoral by-election and polls to the newly added 36 wards of the DNCC and Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) ended peacefully. The presence of voters was not high at most of the…

Three ‘criminals’ killed in ‘gunfights’

Three ‘criminals’ killed in ‘gunfights’

A suspected drug trader and two suspected members of a robber gang were killed while one suspected drug trader was injured in separate gunfights with Police, Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) and Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) members in Cox’s Bazar, Lalmonirhat add Satkhira districts yesterday. In…
Chilai River on the verge of demise amid rampant pollution in Gazipur

Chilai River on the verge of demise amid rampant pollution in Gazipur

The 23-kilometer long Chilai River, flowing through the northern parts of the district, has become toxic with poisonous industrial and construction wastes, and encroachments. “Many locals once depended on the river for their livelihood. Now there's not even a frog in the river, let alone fish,…
School level awareness against militancy

School level awareness against militancy

It’s heartening to see that at a school in Nachole, Chapainawabganj, an academic session was held in order to create a platform consisting of students, parents and teachers, aimed at resisting any attempt to proliferate militant ideas and radicalism. The move to involve school students is the…
Student politics need a revamp

Student politics need a revamp

The last time the DUCSU (Dhaka University Central Students’ Union) elections were held was on June 6, 1990. Yours truly had just became a student of Dhaka University. And I after so many years the great deal of enthusiasm showed by the general students, teachers, political activists and leaders.…
Foreign e-commerce ventures object to 49pc equity cap

Foreign e-commerce ventures object to 49pc equity cap

Foreign e-commerce ventures have raised objections to 49pc equity limit for foreign investors in the National Digital Commerce Policy-2018 and asked the government to increase their stakes. The gazette notification, issued by the commerce ministry on January 31, has barred the holding of majority stakes…
Syria force poised for final assault on IS

Syria force poised for final assault on IS

Kurdish-led fighters readied yesterday for a final onslaught against jihadist fighters who have been defending the last patch of their “caliphate” in eastern Syria. The Syrian Democratic Forces were still struggling however to cope with the influx of families pouring out of Baghouz, the…
Week-long monodrama festival begins at Mahila Samiti today

Week-long monodrama festival begins at Mahila Samiti today

A week-long monodrama festival with the slogan ‘Hey Prem, Hey Bonhi Shikha’ will begin today at Nilima Ibrahim Auditorium of the Bangladesh Mahila Samiti in the capital’s Baily Road area. Bangladesh Mahila Samiti, in association with Bangladesh Group Theatre Federation, is organising…
Abahani go on top with MSC win

Abahani go on top with MSC win

Abahani Limited bounced back strongly to their winning ways in the Bangladesh Premier League with inflecting defeat on their arch rivals Mohammedan Sporting Club by 3-0 yesterday at the Bangabandhu National Stadium. Holders Abahani, who suffered their second defeat after going down to Sheikh Russel…
Bagerhat youth opens sheep farm, hoping high returns

Bagerhat youth opens sheep farm, hoping high returns

A Bangladeshi young man has started rearing fat-tailed sheep, a species of domesticated animal more common in desert regions like in the Middle East countries, including Saudi Arabia, and is expecting high returns from his commercial venture, a sheep farm in his village. Unlike his fellows who are still…
More drug peddlers approach govt to surrender

More drug peddlers approach govt to surrender

Following the much-hyped surrender of 102 drug dealers at Teknaf in Cox’s Bazaar on February 16, more such dealers across the country have urged the government to give them a chance to surrender formally. Home minister Asaduzzaman Khan told The Independent that a number of listed ‘yaba’…
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