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Fire burns down Ashulia thread factory

Photo: Fire breaks out a thread factory in Bairpara area of Ashulia on Friday night. Savar, Dec 8 : A devastating fire gutted a thread factory in Bairpara area of Ashulia on Friday night. Four firefighting units from Kaliakair Fire Service Station Civil Defence station rushed there and brought the flame under control in about over two hours of frantic ...

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Khaleda ineligible for election as EC rejects her appeals

Dhaka, Dec 8 : BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia is now unable to participate in the 11th parliamentary elections as the Election Commission on Saturday declared her all three nomination papers invalid. The five-member Election Commission, led by Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda, announced the decision in the evening. Four commissioners, including the CEC, rejected the petitions of the BNP ...

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EC resumes last day hearing on 233 petitions

Dhaka, Dec 8 : The Election Commission resumed its hearing for the last day on Saturday on the petitions filed against the decisions of the returning officers over the rejection and acceptance of nomination papers in different constituencies. The EC will hear and dispose of the remaining 233 petitions, including three of jailed BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia. The EC’s third-day ...

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UCL Bangla Society event Reflections on 1971

Ansar Ahmed Ullah: An event titled ‘Reflections on 1971’ was held on 4 December at the University College London (UCL) organised by the UCL Bangla Society to coincide with the month of Victory of Bangladesh. The event was held in Chadwick Building G08, UCL that included a documentary film screening of ‘Birth Pangs of a Nation’ and a photo exhibition ...

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Seminar to be held in Brussels on Bangladesh genocide

Bangla Mirror Desk: A delegation from the Europe based Bengali diaspora organisation European Bangladesh Forum (EBF) recently met up with officers of South Asia Democratic Forum (SADF) in Belgium to highlight and draw attention of European community to Bangladesh’s genocide of 1971. The meeting took place in a Brussels venue on 28 November where EBF’s President Ansar Ahmed Ullah & ...

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Hasina to contest polls from Gopalganj-3, Shirin from Rangpur-6

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will contest the upcoming general election from Gopalganj-3 constituency. Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader came up with this information while declaring the party’s final list at Sheikh Hasina’s Dhanmondi political in the city on Friday noon.   “Our party president and also Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has taken decision to contest election from Goplaganj-3 constituency, ...

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AL shares 55-60 seats to candidates of its alliance: Quader

Awami League general Secreteray Obaidul Quader said AL shared 55 to 60 seats to candidates of its grand alliance to contest for the 11th parliamentary election, reports banglanews24.com. Quader, also road transport and bridges minister said AL shared 55 to 60 seats to the aspirants of its alliance. But, one or two seats can be finalized within a day or ...

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Hawladar, Samir Quader Chy’s petitions rejected

EC declares 50 candidatures valid Photo: The Election Commission resumes hearing on petitions on Friday, December 7, 2018. Dhaka, Dec 7 : The Election Commission on Friday declared invalid the candidatures of Jatiya Party leader ABM Ruhul Amin Hawladar for Patuakhai-1 and BNP candidate Samir QuaderChowdhury for Chittagong-6 on the 2nd day of hearing petitions filed challenging returning officers’ decision. ...

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Oikyafront to hold rally at Suhrawardy Udyan on Dec 10

Photo: BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi announces the plan at a press conference at the party’s Nayapaltan central office on Thursday. Dhaka, Dec 6 : Jatiya Oikyafront, led by Dr Kamal Hossain, wants to hold a rally at Suhrawardy Udyan in the city on December 10 ahead of the 11th parliamentary elections. On behalf of the Oikyafront, ...

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BNP candidates Rony, Milton cleared for polls

Photo: BNP candidates Rony and Milton celebrate as they get clearance for polls on Thursday, December 6, 2018. Dhaka, Dec 6 : The Election Commission on Thursday cleared the candidature of several BNP aspirants, including Golam Maula Rony of Patuakhali-3 and Morshed Milton of Bagura-7, to contest the 11th general election. The Election Commission, the appellate authority, cleared them off ...

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