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Oikyafront to submit memorandum to EC seeking reelection

Dr Kamal may file writ with HC challenging election Jatiya Oikyafront leaders. File photo Dhaka, Dec 31 : Jatiya Oikyafront will submit a memorandum to the Election Commission demanding reelection under a nonparty caretaker government cancelling Sunday’s general election. “Oikyafront along with its candidates will submit a memorandum to the Election Commission and announce programmes demanding reelection cancelling Sunday’s election,” ...

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London police arrest 39 for attempted murder after stabbing

British police said 39 people were arrested Monday on suspicion of attempted murder following a stabbing in west London. Police said the unusual mass arrest was necessary because the suspects refused to cooperate with police following the stabbing. London police say they were summoned to an address in the Hammersmith neighborhood of west London shortly before 1 a.m. Monday and ...

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Trump-Pelosi showdown over shutdown first battle of new era

Photo: President Donald Trump makes a statement on the possible government shutdown before signing criminal just reform legislation in the Oval Office of the White House, in Washington. Washington, Dec  31 : Nancy Pelosi often quotes Abraham Lincoln saying public sentiment is everything. It’s a theory that will be put to the test when the new House Democratic majority gavels ...

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Iran denounces Brazil’s plan to move embassy to Jerusalem

Photo: Brazil’s President-elect Jair Bolsonaro, left, and Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shake hands during a joint statement at the military base Fort Copacabana, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Dec. 28, 2018. Iran, Dec 31 : Iran has denounced plans by Brazil’s newly elected president to move its embassy to Jerusalem. Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi said Monday that ...

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All 9 candidates from Bangabandhu family shine bright in polls

Photo: Nine members of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s family who contest Sunday’s election. Dhaka, Dec 31 : All the nine members of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s family who contested Sunday’s election came out successful. Eight of them participated in the election as Awami League candidates while Mujibur Rahman Chowdhury alias Nixon Chowdhury vied from Faridpur-4 as an independent contestant. The ...

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CEC rules out any possibility of re-election

Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda on Monday ruled out any possibility of holding re-election demanded by opposition alliance Jatiya Oikya Front.   “There is no scope to hold re-election in the country,” he said while talking to newsmen, a day after the general election of the country.   “The allegation of ballot stuffing on the night before the election is ...

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Rumana included in ICC Women’s T20I Team as first Bangladeshi

Rumana Ahmed. Photo: Courtesy Dhaka, Dec 31 : Rumana Ahmed, the Bangladeshi star women cricketer, has been selected for the ICC Women’s T20I Team of the Year. Rumana is the first Bangladeshi women to earn this honour. The ICC announced the team on Monday which is led by India’s Harmanpreet Kaur. Rumana had the tremendous year of 2018 when she ...

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MA Mannan wins Sunamganj-3

Amit Deb : State Minister for Finance and Planning MA Mannan MP was unofficially declared elected in Sunamganj-3 (Jagannathpur-South Sunamganj) constituency in the 11th general election on Sunday. MA Mannan (Boat) bagged 163,149 votes while his nearest rival Jamiat-E-Ulema-E-Islam Bangladesh Joint Secretary Ex Mp Mawlana Shahinur Pasha Chowdhury (sheaf of paddy) polled 52,925. Assistant Returning Officer, Jagannathpur UNO Mahfujul Alom ...

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This is another victory in the month of victory: Prime Minister

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday said the win of the Awami League-led Grand Alliance in the 11th national election is another victory for the people of the country in December –the month of victory, UNB reports.   The Prime Minister came up with the remarks when political leaders as well as senior officials of civil and military administration greeted ...

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Chinese President, PM congratulate Hasina on her party’s win

Chinese Ambassador in Dhaka Zhang Zuo hands over China-made boat to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her official residence Ganobhaban on Monday, Dec 31, 2018. Photo: Courtesy Dhaka, Dec 31 : Chinese President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Li Keqiang on Monday extended their heartfelt congratulations to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on securing her party’s absolute majority in the 11th ...

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