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

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150 sick Rohingya try to enter Bangladesh, BGB remains alertMore than 150 sick Rohingya people are waiting to trespass into Bangladesh through Ukhia upazila and several border points of Teknaf upazila in Cox's Bazar district.It was stated by the inhabitants of Palongkhali border in Ukhia and Whykong border. Security has been tightened at different points including Anjumanpara in Ukhia upazila.Myanmar is situated along these ...
By Farhad Iqbal
Two drug dealers killed in 'gunfight'Two suspected drug traders were killed in a reported gunfight with the members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) in Teknaf upazila of Cox's Bazar early Monday.The deceased were identified as Jamal, 27, and Yunus, 21.On secret information that a big consignment of Yaba pills was storing in Dakshin Damdamia area for smuggling, a team of ...
By Farhad Iqbal
2 bullet-hit bodies recovered in Cox's BazarPolice recovered two bullet-hit bodies from different areas in Sadar upazila of Cox's Bazar district on Monday morning.The deceased were identified as Raja Mia, 45, a resident of Kharulia area, and Md Abdullah Al Rifat, 25, of Baharchhara area, in the upazila. Both of them were accused in several cases, including of robbery, arms, drugs ...
By Farhad Iqbal
Japan for Rohingya repatriation within short timeJapanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono on Tuesday laid emphasis on Rohingya repatriation process within a short period.  Rohingyas are huge burden for Bangladesh, said Kono adding that the global leaders should cooperate Bangladesh to reduce the burden on the country. He told journalists while visiting Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar in the morning. Kono led ...
By Farhad Iqbal
2 detained with Yaba tablets in Cox’s BazarMembers of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) detained two people along with 1,70,000 Yaba tablets from Cox’s Bazar district town early Saturday.Among the two detainees one is Md Rabiul Alam, a resident in the upazila. RAB-15 director (media) Hasan Mamun said acting on a tip-off, members of RAB-15 conducted a drive in Tarabonia area of the ...
By Farhad Iqbal
Four Bangladeshi fishermen picked up by Myanmar BGPMayanmar Border Guard Police (BGP) on Tuesday morning reportedly picked up four Bangladeshi fishermen from the Naf River in Teknaf upazila of Cox’s Bazar district.The fishermen are: Azim Ullah Majhi, Mohammad Abdullah, Abul Kalam and Mohammad Hasan. They all hail from Shah Parir Dwip Bazar area in the upazila.Local people said the fishermen went to ...
By Farhad Iqbal
Rohingya man 'strangles wife' A Rohingya man allegedly strangled his wife at Ukhiya camp in Cox's Bazar on Tuesday morning.Deceased Ayesha Begum,19, was the wife of Zahid Hossain, a resident of E block of Balaukhali camp.Camp residents said Zahid  had an altercation with Ayesha in the morning. At one stage, he stragled Ayesha, leaving her unconscious.Ayesha was rushed to ...
Farhad Iqbal
Rain-affected salt farmers worried of fair price COX'S BAZAR, Mar 13: Inclement weather along with rain in the first week of the month affected the salt farmers here.Due to incessant rain on March 6, water washed away the salt from the salt harvesting fields in Maheshkhali, Kutubdia, Pekua, Chakaria, Teknaf and Sadar upazilas.  ,According to field sources, although weather is good now, ...
By Farhad Iqbal
8.40 lakh Yaba tablets recoveredBorder Guard of Bangladesh (BGB) early Monday recovered around 8.40 lakh Yaba pills from Teknaf upazila of Cox's Bazar district.Asaduzzaman Chowdhury, commanding officer of BGB-2, said they, in a drive, recovered the Yaba tablets from Omar Khal area.Worth of the drug about Tk 25 crore, the BGB official added.SU
By Farhad Iqbal
2 trafficker suspects, 30 Rohingyas held from TeknafBoarder Guard Bangladesh (BGB) early Friday detained two suspected human traffickers and 30 Rohingyas when they were being  trafficked to Malaysia by sea from Ukhia and Teknaf in Cox's Bazar.Acting on a tip-off, two seperate teams of BGB conducted drives in Shah Parir Dwip Gholarchar and Noakhaliapara. In Gholarchar drive, the BGB men detained a ...
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