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Day: December 30, 2015

Essex Roads Deliberately Booby Trapped
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Essex Roads Deliberately Booby Trapped

    Roads in Essex are being deliberately booby trapped with concrete blocks, wood and barbed wire, police are warning. The obstacles have been left on unlit sections of road and have already caused thousands of pounds' worth of damage to four cars and a bus. According to officers, there have been nine incidents reported in the area of Tiptree, southwest of Colchester, in just over a week. Chief Inspector Nick Lee said: "The first couple of reports of items found were thought to be debris that had fallen in the road, but it is now clear that there has been a pattern to these incidents and the items have been deliberately placed in the road with the intention of causing danger to motorists. "We have been very fortunate so far that no motorists or other road users have been inju...
The clection were held as peaceful environment: CEC
Bangladesh, ENGLISH

The clection were held as peaceful environment: CEC

    Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmed today claimed that the municipality elections were held in a peaceful manner except some stray incidents here and there. Asked, if he was satisfied with the elections, the CEC said, “You will evaluate that. It’s our duty. We are doing our job.” He mentioned that the Election Commission (EC) has cancelled polls at 50 centres and one municipality. They have also suspended some officials for their negligence of duty, he added. Addressing a post-election press conference at the EC Media Centre, the CEC said they received allegations of irregularities from different political parties. “Most of the allegations were brought by the BNP.” “We have taken measures at various places after verifying the allegations,” said Rakibudd...
Election not fair: Jatiya Party
Bangladesh, ENGLISH

Election not fair: Jatiya Party

    Earlier in the day, the JP leader alleged that ruling party polling agents drove out polling agents of JP from 174 polling centres of 24 municipalities during voting in Wednesday’s municipal elections. Jatiya Party, a key ally of the Awami League led grand alliance government, has alleged that today’s municipality elections were not fair by any chance. “The Jatiya Party candidates even could not cast their votes in Satkania and Jamalpur Sadar municipalities and our candidates were harassed in several other constituencies,” JP’s Senior Joint Secretary Rezaul Islam Bhuiyan said at a post-polls press conference at the party’s central office today, reports Prothom Alo. Earlier in the day, the JP leader alleged that ruling party polling agents drove out polling agents of JP fro...
Farcical polls a blatant reality: BNP
Bangladesh, ENGLISH

Farcical polls a blatant reality: BNP

    BNP today said their apprehension of a ‘farcical election’ became true as today’s municipality polls have been marked by “gross irregularities”. The party demanded re-election to at least 1,500 polling centres of 160 municipalities. It alleged that the agents of the party candidates were forced out of more than 1,500 polling stations in 157 to 200 municipalities. “The election was held as per the blueprint of the government that we had anticipated earlier. There were no signs of peaceful environment during the polls,” BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said in a post-poll reaction this afternoon at Khaleda Zia’s Gulshan office. He said attacks on BNP candidates, their polling agents and intimidation of voters took place in most of the elec-toral consti...
7/7 suicide bomb plot couple jailed for life
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

7/7 suicide bomb plot couple jailed for life

    A Muslim married couple who planned an Islamic State suicide bombing for the 10th anniversary of the the 7/7 atrocities have been jailed for life today. Mohammed Rehman, 25, used his bedroom as a bomb factory filled with deadly chemicals and explosives recipes, and took to Twitter for help picking his targets. He was handed a minimum of 27 years behind bars.