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Sima to help Sakku in developing Comilla city

  

PNS: Anzum Sultana Sima, defeated Awami League (AL) candidate of Comilla City Corporation polls, has expressed her willingness to work alongside elected candidate Sakku in developing Comilla city.Earlier, she congratulated her rival from BNP, Monirul Haque Sakku, for winning the Comilla City Corporation elections.“The voters have elected the person who they consider as right and qualified,” she said.However, Sima refused to answer the question that whether the conflict in local...

CCC voting ends, counting ongoing

  

PNS: The Comilla City Corporation (CCC) polls began Thursday morning from 8:00 am, and the voting ended at 4:00 pm without any break.114 candidates are contesting for 27 general councillor posts while 41 women for nine reserved seats.A total of 207,566 voters — 102,447 males and 105,119 females — are expected to exercise their voting rights at 103 polling stations to elect their city mayor, councilors.Members of law enforcement agencies, including police, Rab and BGB, have been...

Bagerhat trawler capsize, Death toll rises to 11

  

PNS: Bodies of six more people, who had gone missing after a trawler capsized in the Panguchi River in Morelganj upazila of Bagerhat on Tuesday morning, were recovered from the river on Thursday.They include five males, aged between 40 and 50 years old and a child, said Navy Commander Md Shahriar Akan.The naval officer is leading the rescue operation conducting jointly by the navy, coast guards, fire service and police along with the locals.With this, the bodies of 11 people have...

EC hopes record number voting in CCC polls

  

PNS: The Election Commission (EC) hoped that a record number of votes will be cast in the Comilla City Corporation elections underway on Thursday.According to Election Commission Secretary Mohammad Abdullah, in first four hours of the voting, on an average 40 percent vote were cast.“Voter presence is huge. If this trend continues we hope that record amount of vote will be cast,” he said.The secretary also said that the EC has not yet received any major complaints regarding the...

Tanners seek time until Eid-ul-Azha

  

PNS: Tannery owners of the capital’s Hazaribagh area have filed a petition with the High Court seeking time until the upcoming Eid-ul-Azha to fully relocate their tanneries.The petition was filed with the HC on last Thursday by Bangladesh Tanners Association and Bangladesh Finished Leather, Leather Goods Exporters Association.On Tuesday, a two-member bench comprising Justice Syed Refaat Ahmed and Justice Md Salim deferred the hearing on the petition for Wednesday.Barristers...

3 suffers burn injury in Jurain gas leak

  

PNS: A fire by gas leak at a residence in Dhaka’s Jurain area caused three persons, including two children suffer burn injuries on Monday morning.Officer-in-charge of Kadamtali Police Station Kazi Wazed informed that the injured were Morsalin Sarkar, 60, Shaon, 7, and Hasan, 7, of Muradpur area in Jurain.They were taken to the burn unit of Dhaka Medical College Hospital, he said.Being informed through media, a team of Fire Service and Civil Defense visited the spot, Md Belal...

Chuadanga road accident kills 12

  

PNS: A truck crashed into a passenger-carrying four wheeler on Sunday at Chuadanga’s Damurhuda and killed at least 12 people and injured 10.Chuadanga’s assistant police superintendent Tarikul Islam said the accident occured around 6.45 am at Jairampur Battala area of Damurhuda.The sand-laden truck bound for Darshana crashed into the four wheeler coming from the opposite direction near Jayrampur Char area.The four wheeler was carrying 25 passengers; eight died on the spot and the...

Huge blast, sporadic gunshots heard in ‘Atia Mahal’

  

PNS: A huge blast was heard near the militant den “Atia Mahal” in Sylhet’s Shibbari on the third day of an Army-led joint force operation, codenamed “Operation Twilight”.The impact of the blast seemingly tilted the building towards one side around 11:45am. Several gunshots were also being heard.At least six people, including a police officer have been killed so far and scores others were injured in a blast outside the suspected militant den in Shibbari area of Sylhet city on Saturday...

Two arrested with liquor in Jessore

  

PNS: Two drug peddlers along with 130 liters of liquor were arrested by police from Lohapatti area in the Jessore town on Thursday night.The arrested people were identified as Shahid, 35 of Birampur upazila and Bappa, 25 of Railgate area of the town.Tipped off, a team of police conducted a drive and arrested them along with the liquor around 10 pm.A case was filed with Kotwali Police station.PNS/Baki Billah

10 killed Mymensingh road crash

  

PNS: A truck overturned on a road in Bhaluka upazila of Mymensingh early on Friday.The accident killed at least 10 people and injured several others.The cement-laden truck, carrying them, was going to Sherpur from Dhaka. The truck overturned after falling into a pothole on Dhaka-Mymensingh highway in Meherabari area around 4:00am, leaving nine people dead on the spot, said Md Zahurul Islam, a sergeant of Bharaduba Highway Police.Identities of the deceased could not be known...

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