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14 fire incidents reported in 16 hours in Bangladesh amid BNP's hartal before election

Dhaka, Jan. 6 -- As many as 14 fire incidents have been reported in the 16 hours to Saturday morning across Bangladesh, according to the Fire Service and Civil Defence. Most of the incidents that occ... Read More


Bangladesh records 42 dengue cases, no deaths in a day

Dhaka, Jan. 6 -- Hospitals in Bangladesh have recorded 42 new cases of dengue fever in a day, taking the tally of infections this year to 365 after the the worst outbreak in the country's history in 2... Read More


Hasina to vote at Dhaka City College centre on Jan 7

Dhaka, Jan. 6 -- Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is set to cast her vote in the 12th parliamentary elections at the Dhaka City College polling station on Sunday, according to a spokesperson from her pres... Read More


Vote without fear, CEC urges citizens on election eve amid boycott, violence

Dhaka, Jan. 6 -- Chief Election Commissioner Kazi Habibul Awal has urged Bangladeshis to turn up at the polling stations by overcoming fears of violence and concerns of irregularities to cast their vo... Read More


Benapole Express: Imtiaz rushes from hospital to hospital in search for sister

Dhaka, Jan. 6 -- Md Imtiaz's phone was plugged into a charger on a wall plug point near Ward No. 520 at the burn institute in Dhaka and it rang constantly. Call after call came in. Imtiaz was calling ... Read More


Jubo Dal involved in Benapole Express fire, police say

Dhaka, Jan. 6 -- The names of Jubo Dal's Dhaka South Unit Convenor Khandakar Enamul Haque Enam and Member Secretary Rabiul Islam Nayan have emerged as the 'masterminds' behind the deadly fire on the B... Read More


13 polling centres torched in nine districts in Bangladesh on Friday night

Dhaka, Jan. 6 -- Arson attacks have been reported at 13 polling centres in nine districts since Friday night. Fires were reported in Sunamganj, Habiganj, Tangail, Shariatpur, Chattogram, Gazipur, Mym... Read More


13 polling centres set on fire in nine districts in Bangladesh on Friday night

Dhaka, Jan. 6 -- Arson attacks have been reported at 13 polling centres in nine districts since Friday night. Fires were reported in Sunamganj, Habiganj, Tangail, Shariatpur, Chattogram, Gazipur, Mym... Read More


Election Commission denies reports of suspension of Gaibandha-5 election

Dhaka, Jan. 6 -- The Election Commission has denied reports that it suspended voting in the Gaibandha-5 constituency, urging the public not to be misled by such "baseless" information. During a press... Read More


Relatives search desperately for loved ones after deadly train arson in Dhaka

Dhaka, Jan. 6 -- Tonima, who identified herself with a single name, was on the Benapole Express with her sister Elina Yamin and Elina's 5-month-old child Arfan Hossain when the train was set on fire a... Read More