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Nominations of 117 mayoral candidates cancelled

The nomination papers of at least 117 mayoral candidates, including three of Awami League and 14 of BNP, in different municipalities across the country were cancelled during the two-day scrutiny beginning on Saturday, reports UNB. Besides, two Awami League mayoral candidates of the December-30 polls in Chandpur and Feni are set to be elected unopposed as nomination papers of their ...

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Hasina among 100 leading global thinkers: Foreign Policy

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been named as one of the world’s 100 leading global thinkers by Foreign Policy, a Washington-based prestigious magazine of global politics, economics and ideas. Hasina is among the 13 top global thinkers in the category “decision-makers”. She has been named as a leading global thinker for her outstanding contribution towards addressing the issue of climate ...

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FB reopening depends on Govt: Tarana

State Minister for Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology Tarana Halim on Wednesday reiterated her stance on temporary shutdown of social networking platform Facebook and other communication apps saying the reopening of those depends on the Home Ministry. “It (reopening) doesn’t depend on our wish, it depends on the Home Ministry and the government to determine whether the citizens are absolutely ...

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Foreign Minister Mahmood Ali Spends a Busy Day in Malta

Foreign Minister A.H. Mahmood Ali, MP led Bangladesh delegation at the Pre-CHOGM Commonwealth Foreign Ministers meeting on the second and final day (26 November) of the event. The Foreign Ministers discussed wide range of political issues yesterday including migration, violent extremism and radicalisation, ending sexual violence in conflict, early and forced marriage. They finalised the Communique of the CHOGM 2015 ...

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National Security Council should be formed to overcome crisis

A National Security Council should be formed in the country as the institutional framework to take quick decision at critical times. Security experts expressed this view and said that such a body is expected to help overcome the security crisis. Sources point out that there is no institutional establishment in the country to take urgent decision at the time of ...

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Khoka among 4 indicted in car parking graft case

A Dhaka court on Sunday framed charges against former Dhaka City Corporation (DCC) mayor and BNP leader Sadeque Hossain Khoka and three others in a case filed for alleged corruption in leasing a multi-storey car parking. Passing the order in the absence of Khoka, Dhaka Divisional Judge M Ataur Rahman fixed February 15 next for the start of formal trial ...

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Decision on parties’ demands over municipal polls Monday

Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad on Sunday said, the Commission will sit tomorrow for a meeting and take the decision on the demands of political parties over the upcoming municipality elections. Hours after the delegations of Awami League and BNP met him, the CEC told reporters,“We will sit tomorrow and decide.” A delegation of the ruling Awami League ...

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Nepalese ambassador makes farewell call on President

Nepalese Ambassador in Dhaka Hari Kumar Shrestha made a farewell call on President Abdul Hamid at Bangabhaban in the capital on Sunday. During the meeting, the Nepalese envoy expressed his gratitude to the Bangladesh government and the people for extending cooperation to Nepal for post-earthquake rescue operations and reconstruction, quoting President’s Press Secretary Joynal Abedin BSS reports. Shrestha highly appreciated ...

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Facebook ban to go after law enforcers’ green signal: Palak

State Minister for ICT Zunaid Ahmed Palak on Saturday said the temporary ban on social networking site Facebook and online messaging and calling services WhatsApp and Viber will be withdrawn after getting the green signal from the law-enforcement agencies, reports UNB. “The temporary ban on Facebook, Messenger, WhatsApp and Viber has been imposed for national security,” the state minister said ...

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