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Atiq wins DNCC election by big margin

Awami League mayoral candidate Atiqul Islam has been unofficially declared elected in the Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) election on Saturday. DNCC Returning Officer Abul Quasem announced Atiq as the mayor elect while he was delivering unofficial primary results of the polls at around 2:30 am Saturday night (early Sunday). According to unofficial results, Atiq bagged 4,47,211 votes in all ...

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BNP rejects election results; calls hartal in Dhaka for Sunday

Politics of hartal comes back after nearly five years Rejecting the results of the elections to the two Dhaka city corporations, BNP has called a dawn-to-dusk hartal in Dhaka for Sunday protesting ‘massive vote frauds.’ BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir made the announcement at a press conference at the party’s Nayapaltan central office on Saturday evening. With Fakhrul’s ...

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Taposh wins DSCC election by big margin

Photo : Awami League mayoral candidate Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh wins DSCC election by big margin. Awami League mayoral candidate Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh was unofficially declared elected in the Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) election on Saturday. According to unofficial results, Taposh got 424,595 votes in all 1,150 centres to defeat BNP’s Ishraque Hossain, who polled 236,512, by 188,083 ...

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Britain leaves the European Union, leaps into the unknown

So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, adieu. With little fanfare, Britain left the European Union on Friday after 47 years of membership, taking a leap into the unknown in a historic blow to the bloc. The U.K.’s departure became official at 11 p.m. (2300GMT), midnight in Brussels, where the EU is headquartered. Thousands of enthusiastic Brexit supporters gathered outside Britain’s Parliament ...

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Coronavirus: Bangladeshis brought back from Wuhan taken to Ashkona

Photo: Travelers wearing face masks line up near the Japan Airlines check-in counters at Beijing Capital International Airport in Beijing. Bangladeshi citizens brought back from China’s Wuhan, the epicenter of the new coronavirus outbreak, on Saturday morning have been kept at the quarantine unit at Ashkona Hajj Camp. A special flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the Bangladeshis landed at ...

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Brexit turns sea crossing into journey through dimensions

People stand on a hill overlooking the first ferry to dock in the port of Dover, England, after the Britain left the European Union on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. With little fuss and not much fanfare, Britain left the European Union on Friday after 47 years of membership, taking a leap into the unknown in a historic blow to the ...

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Elizabeth Banks being honored with parade, roast at Harvard

In this file photo, Elizabeth Banks poses for photographers upon arrival at the UK premiere of ‘Charlie’s Angels’, at a central London cinema. Actor and director  Elizabeth Banks is being honored as Woman of the Year by Harvard University’s famed Hasty Pudding theater troupe. The “Hunger Games” star will be paraded through Harvard Square and then awarded a golden pudding ...

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India pulls off another Super Over win over New Zealand

For the second time in three days, India pulled off a dramatic Super Over win over a New Zealand team haunted by the recurring pain of tiebreaker losses. Four wickets fell in an astonishing final over in regulation play as New Zealand, needing seven runs to win off six balls with seven wickets in hand, self-destructed and ended tied with ...

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Voters have no confidence in election system: Dr Kamal

  Voicing dissatisfaction over the low voter turnout, Jatiya Oikya Front Convener Dr Kamal Hossain on Saturday said voters are not coming to polling stations as they have no confidence in the election system. “I’m not satisfied at all with the voter turnout. It takes a long time to cast vote. Among 2,600 voters, less than a hundred votes were ...

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