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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
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 ...
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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 ...
By Farhad Iqbal
Angelina Jolie visits Rohingya camps
The UNHCR special envoy and Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie visited  Rohingya camps in Teknaf of Cox's Bazar on Monday afternoon.Jolie reached Chamarkul area at about 2pm and visited a number of camps where she talked to Rohingya women who fell victims to the atrocities including rape committed by the Myanmar military. Earlier at 10:30am, the ...
BSCIC Committee Submits Report
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No need to import saltCOX'S BAZAR, Oct 29: A committee after inspecting at the field level  said there is no need to import salt from abroad as three lakh metric tons of salt are in store here.Industries Minister Amir Hossen Amu, at a meeting with local salt farmers and traders, administration, public representatives and elite on September 25 last, ...
Anti-drug crackdown
By Farhad Iqbal
Yaba trader killed in 'gunfight' Police recovered the body of a Yaba trader at Merine Driver area in Teknaf upazila of Cox's Bazar early Wednesday.The deceased was identified as Mofiz Alam, 32, son of later Lal Miah.With this, the number of deaths in anti-drugs crackdown stood at 239 across the country since May 12.Police sources said on secret information that ...
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Rohingyas sell relief items, flee camps COX'S BAZAR, Oct 21: The Rohingyas who came to Bangladesh to avoid atrocities by the Myanmar army, are getting more relief goods than requirement. After selling the relief materials in the open markets, they are becoming self-reliant. Now, they are fleeing from the camps and spreading across the country through making fake national identity cards. ...
By Farhad Iqbal
School peon found dead 4 days after going missing A man was found dead in the Naf River in Teknaf upazila of Cox's Bazar district on Thursday morning, four days after he had gone missing.Deceased Abdur Rashid, 40, was a peon at Hoyaikong Ali Asia High School in the upazila, said Teknaf Model Police Station officer in-charge Ranjit Kumar Barua.Being informed by locals, police ...
By Farhad Iqbal
Mobile court jails land grabber, recovers landA mobile court in Cox's Bazar on Monday sentenced land grabber Mohammad Masum to two years' imprisonment.The mobile court, led by Sadar UNO Habibul Hasan, raided Kalatoli bypass road in the afternoon and held Masum and handed down the judgmenet.During the drive, khas land worth about Tk 2 crore were also recovered.The UNO said Masum, ...
By Farhad Iqbal
9 lakh Yaba recovered, one held in TeknafMembers of police, BGB and RAB, in separate drives, recovered over 8.93 lakh Yaba pills from different places in Teknaf of Cox's Bazar on Saturday night and Sunday.During the driver, Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) members detained a drug trader.A team of Teknaf Model police raided the sea beach area adjacent to the Marine Drive at ...
By Farhad Iqbal
Man 'kills' younger brother A man was killed allegedly by his elder brother over extra-marital affairs in Teknaf upazila of Cox's Bazar district early Sunday.Deceased Mohammad Ismail, 28, was the son of late Nazir Hossain, a resident of Jahalia Para in the upazila, said Teknaf Police Station officer in-charge Ranjit Kumar.Police could not arrest accused Farid Ahmed, an expatriate ...
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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