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Election schedule announced swiftly at govt behest: BNP

BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi at a press conference at BNP’s Nayapaltan central office on Friday, Nov 9, 2018. Dhaka, Nov 9 : BNP on Friday alleged that the Election Commission (EC) ‘unilaterally’ announced the schedule for the 11th parliamentary elections ignoring the opinions of political parties at the behest of the government. “The sudden announcement of ...

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Dr Kamal ill, not to attend Oikyafront’s Rajshahi rally

Gono Forum President Dr Kamal Hossain. File photo Dhaka, Nov 9 : Gono Forum President Dr Kamal Hossain was reported to be ill and could not go to Rajshahi to join Jatiya Oikyafront’s scheduled public rally there to be held this (Friday) afternoon due to his illness. “Dr Kamal Hossain was scheduled to go to Rajshahi with us by air ...

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EC appoints returning officers for 11th parliamentary polls

Dhaka, Nov 9 : The Election Commission has appointed Deputy Commissioners of all the districts and two divisional commissioners as Returning Officers(ROs) to conduct the 11th national elections to be held on December 23 next. Besides, Upazila Nirbahi Officers (UNOs) have been appointed as assistant returning officers. In some constituencies, Assistant Commissioners (Land) have been made assistant returning officers. The ...

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AL starts selling nomination papers

Photo: People gather in front of AL’s Dhanmondi political office for collecting nomination paper. Dhaka, Nov 9 : Awami League on Friday started selling its nomination papers for the forthcoming 11th parliamentary elections. AL General Secretary Obaidul Quader inaugurated the sale of nomination forms at AL president’s Dhanmondi political office around 10:00 am by purchasing a nomination paper on behalf ...

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5pc increment for non-govt edu teachers, employees announced

Photo: PM Sheikh Hasina distributs cheques of seed money among nine organisations and trust funds at a ceremony at Ganobhaban in the evening. Dhaka, Nov 8 : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday announced ‘Boishakhi Festival’ allowance and 5 percent increment for teachers and employees of non-government educational institutions, who are now under monthly pay order (MPO). She made the ...

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National election on Dec 23, announces CEC

CEC urges all parties to join polls Photo: Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda announces The 11th parliamentary elections date in a televised address to the nation on Thursday, November 2018. Dhaka, Nov 8 : The 11th parliamentary elections will be held on December 23 (Sunday) next,Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda announced in a televised address to ...

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Formation of poll-time government likely on Friday: Muhith

Finance Minister AMA Muhith has said the poll-time government is likely to be formed on Friday.   Muhith came up with the remark while talking to journalists at secretariat in the capital on Thursday noon.  There will be no new minister. However, the resignation letters of technocrat ministers were not accepted by the Prime Minister yet, he said.   Industries Minister ...

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PM urges BGB to free country from drug, militancy

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday urged the Bangladesh Border Guard (BGB) to work with utmost honesty and sincerity to free the country from the onslaughts of militancy, terrorism and drug.   “You have to work with sincerity and honesty so that drug cannot enter our country and our country cannot be used as the route of drug smuggling,” she ...

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Chinese miner killed in Barapukuria coal mining

A Chinese miner was killed and a Bangladesh worker sustained injuries in an accident in an underground tunnel of Barapukuria coal mine in Dinajpur early Thursday.   The incident took place around 4 am when stones and mining materials fell on them while they were working in the tunnel, leaving one dead and another injured, said AKM Badrul Alam, deputy ...

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Khaleda Zia shifted back to jail in Niko graft case

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia shifted to BSMMU . File photo Dhaka, Nov 8 : BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia was taken to a makeshift court at the old Central Jail from Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) on Thursday to be produced before it for hearing of Niko graft case. A black SUV carrying Khaleda reached the old central jail in ...

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