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Elections to 4 municipalities, 15 UPs underway

Country Today Desk Voters at four municipalities and 15 union parishads (UP) are exercising their franchise to elect new public representatives. Moreover, by-elections in 3 municipalities, 2 upazilas, 33 union councils and re-elections in 13 union councils, which have been stalled due to various reasons, are also underway. Polling started at 8 am on Wednesday using electronic voting machines and ...

Sacked OC Pradeep gets 20-year imprisonment, wife 21-year in graft case

Staff Reporter A Chittagong court has sentenced suspended OC of Teknaf police Pradeep Kumar Das to 20-year rigorous imprisonment and his wife Chumki Karan to 21-year in jail in a graft case. Judge Munshi Abdul Majed of the Chittagong Divisional Special Judge’s Court announced the verdict on Wednesday. The two have been fined Tk4 crore by the court.The court also ...

Bangladesh delegate visits nuclear equipment manufacturing facilities in Russia

Staff Reporter A high-level Bangladesh delegation headed by Architect Yeafesh Osman Minister of Science and Technology has recently visited the Petrozavodskmash facility in Russia, which has been manufacturing equipment for Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant. The delegation visited the assembly and welding section to witness the manufacturing process of equipment for both units of Rooppur NPP. They saw for themselves the ...

Yep, ‘Nope’ rules at N.America box office

Entertainment Desk Universal’s new horror flick “Nope” opened atop the North American box office, hammering the latest edition of Marvel’s “Thor” franchise to earn an estimated $44 million, industry watcher Exhibitor Relations reported Sunday. The alien-invasion sci-fi mystery, which features a Black family struggling to make ends meet on their bleached California horse ranch, is the highly-anticipated latest effort by ...

HC scraps bail plea of 4 convicts of Sheikh Hasina motorcade attack case

Staff Reporter The High Court (HC) scrapped plea for bail filed by four people convicted and sentenced to different jail terms in a case lodged over the 2002 attack on the motorcade of the then opposition leader and incumbent Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in Satkhira. A High Court division bench comprising Justice ASM Abdul Mobin and Justice Md Atoar Rahman ...

CEC calls for all-party participation in next national election

Staff Reporter Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Kazi Habibul Awal on Tuesday said that the commission wants all political parties to take part in the next parliamentary election, even though it does not always guarantee a free and fair voting. “If the National election is participatory, it does not mean that there will not be vote stealing. But participation of all ...

Two more deaths push up flood toll to 131

Staff Reporter The death toll from floods in the country rose to 131 with two more deaths in Lalmonirhat district in 24 hours till Tuesday morning. The deaths were recorded from May 17 to July 26, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS). The latest victims drowned in floodwater, it added.Of the deceased, 73 were from Sylhet, 43 ...

WB’s refusal to fund Padma Bridge was blessing in disguise: Anisul

Staff Reporter Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anisul Huq today said the World Bank’s decision to withdraw itself from funding the Padma Bridge was a blessing in disguise. “Our self-respect has gone way up after constructing the bridge with our own funding. Our confidence in ourselves has become more robust. Father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman had ...

Russia to quit International Space Station ‘after 2024’: official

International Desk Russia has decided to quit the International Space Station “after 2024”, the newly-appointed chief of Moscow’s space agency told President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday. “Of course, we will fulfil all our obligations to our partners, but the decision to leave this station after 2024 has been made,” Roscosmos chief Yury Borisov told Putin in comments released by the ...

Women struggling to find employment thru’ training in Bhola

Sabbir Alam Babu, Bhola Dhalchar’s Kulsum or Kukri’s Shirin Akhter (35). They have been the head of the family for a long time. They are not the only ones to start on the south coast of Bhola Charfashion. There are many other women whose husbands have gone to the land of no return. Some have been abandoned by their husbands, ...