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Farhad Iqbal
Correspondent
Working as District Correspondent at Cox’s Bazar for the Daily Observer since April 2014.

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By Farhad Iqbal
Shringla repeats India's supports to BD on Rohingya issueIndian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Harsh Vardhan Shringla on Monday said that his country was extending all-out supports to Bangladesh for safe repatriation of Rohingyas to Myanmar. "India remains by the side of Bangladesh since the beginning of Rohingya crisis and is extending cooperation for Rohingya repatriation," he said.The Indian envoy said this while distributing relief ...
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100-metre woman swimming zone on C’Bazar beach unprotectedCOX'S BAZAR, Sept 11: Though the government fixed 100-metre area on the sea-beach for women's safe swimming, it has become unprotected due to random presence of males. There is nobody to monitor the matter. As a result, the safe zone for women's swimming is in black and white. The district administration fixed the zone in ...
By Farhad Iqbal
4 Cox's Bazar 'missing' boys rescued from RangamatiFour students of Cox's Bazar Govt High School, presumed  missing since Sunday, were rescued from a hotel in Rangamati on Monday.They are: Syed Nakib of class VII, and HA Galib Uddin, Shahriar Kamal Shakib and Safin Nur of class VIII of the school.Earlier, local people told media that five boys, including the four, went out ...
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Four bridges on Cox’s Bazar highway being upgraded to six lanesCOX'S BAZAR, Sept 9: After correction of a project named "Cross Border", four bridges on 150-km long Chattogram-Cox's Bazar highway are being upgraded to six lanes. Though Executive Committee on National Economic Council (ECNEC) passed the project of turning the bridges into four lanes earlier, it was later decided to upgrade those into six lanes. ...
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70,000 living on Ramu hills amid riskCOX'S BAZAR, Sept 7: About 70,000 people of 11 unions under Ramu Upazila of the district are living amid risk on local hills. The administration is not taking any step despite casualties and possibility of further casualties from hill slides.People living on the hills remain in constant fear of landslide during any prolonged rainfall. Recently, ...
By Farhad Iqbal
Varsity student drowns in seaA student of BRAC University drowned in the bay while taking bath at Laboni point of the sea in Cox’s Bazar on Saturday morning. The deceased was identified as Iftekharul Alam Abid, 25, son of Yunus Ali, a resident of Feni district. Abid drowned after washed away by wave while taking bath with other friends ...
By Farhad Iqbal
UNHCR official’s body found in Cox’s BazarPolice on Thursday recovered the body of an UNHCR official who went missing two days ago from Moheshkhali upazila of Cox’s Bazar. Dead Suliman Mulata, an UNHCR protection official, was citizen of Ethiopia.Fishermen found the body while they were netting in the sea at Sonadia area in the morning, said Afruzul Haque Tutul, additional superintendent ...
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Strong current in Bay fast eroding Cox’s Bazar beachCOX'S BAZAR, July 24: The strong current in the Bay of Bengal, caused by low and monsoon wind, is eroding the Cox's Bazar sea-beach fast, leaving the tamarisk trees across the beach devoured by the sea. The monsoon wind is also increasing water level to several feet in the Bay. The beach from Laboni point ...
By Farhad Iqbal
Road accident kills 4Four people were killed and eight others wounded when truck overturned in front of Balukhali customs office in Ukhia upazila of Cox’s Bazar on Monday morning.The identities of the deceased could not be known yet.Ukhiya Upazila Nirbahi Officer Md Nikaruzzaman Chowdhury said a bamboo-laden truck turned turtle on the road after its driver lost control ...
Rice procurement drive begins in Cox\'s Bazar
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Paddy purchase to benefit farmersRice procurement drive begins in Cox's BazarCOX'S BAZAR, July 12: The government has started rice procurement drive here as elsewhere in the country to increase food reserve during lean period.The government has a target to purchase 2,000 metric tonnes of rice from Cox's Bazar. But, the farmers have urged the government to procure paddy instead ...
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