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Death toll from Joypurhat fire rises to 8

Photo: Eight members of a family are burnt to death in a fire originated from an electric short circuit at a house in Aramnagar area of Joypurhat on November 8, 2018. Joypurhat, Nov 8 : Five people, who suffered serious burn injuries in a fire which broke out at a house in Aramnagar area of the district on Wednesday night, ...

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CEC to announce election schedule at 7pm Thursday

Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda. File photo: Courtesy. Dhaka, Nov 7 : Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda will announce the schedule for the 11th parliamentary elections in a televised address to the nation at 7pm on Thursday. Bangladesh Television and Bangladesh Betar will simultaneously air the CEC’s address to the nation, said a handout on Wednesday. ...

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PM assures Oikya Front of holding fair, credible election: Quader

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina assured the Jatiya Oikya Front leaders of holding a fair, credible and acceptable election.   Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Wednesday said this while briefing reporters after a three-hour dialogue between the leaders Jatiya Oikya Front and Sheikh Hasina –led 14-party alliance at Ganabhaban.  The Prime Minister urged the Oikya Front leaders to take ...

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Oikya Front in dialogue with 14-party alliance over elections

Leaders of Jatiya Oikya Front sat in their second round of dialogue with 14-party alliance leaders, led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, on Wednesday morning in an effort to reach an understanding over the forthcoming national election.   The meeting between Dr Kamal Hossain-led Jatiya Oikya Front and the 14-party started at 11:00 am at the Prime Minister’s official residence ...

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BNP submits list of 1046 ‘fictitious cases’ to PMO

Dhaka, Nov 7 : BNP on Wednesday submitted a list of 1046 ‘fictitious cases’ filed against its leaders and activists to the Prime Ministers’ office. BNP assistant office secretary Taiful Islam Tipu told UNB that the list of ‘fictitious cases’ was submitted to the PMO at 11 am and PM’s Personal Secretary Abdur Rahim received it. He said that it ...

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Ershad-led alliance wants election schedule on Nov 8

Jatiya Party chairman HM Ershad. File Photo Dhaka, Nov 7 : Sammilito Jatiya Jote, led by Jatiya Party chairman HM Ershad, has urged the Election Commission to announce the election schedule on Thursday (Nov 8). The 15-member delegation of the alliance came up with the call during a meeting with the Election Commission at Nirbachan Bhaban on Wednesday. Chief Election ...

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Jatiya Oikyafront’s 2nd phase of dialogue with PM begins

Dhaka, Nov 7 : Leaders of Jatiya Oikyafront sat in their second round of dialogue with 14-party alliance leaders, led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, on Wednesday morning in an effort to reach an understanding over the forthcoming national election. The meeting between Dr Kamal Hossain-led Jatiya Oikyafront and the 14-party started around 11:00 am at the Prime Minister’s official ...

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AL office torched in Pirojpur

Pirojpur, Nov 7 : Miscreants set a ward unit Awami League office afire at Mukterkanthi Bypass in the municipality early Wednesday. Miron Sheikh, president of no 1 ward unit Awami League, said a fire broke out at the office in the dead of night as a group of miscreants set the office on fire by pouring petrol. The fire also ...

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Export & import through Benapole remain suspended for Kali puja

Benapole, Nov 7 : Export and import between Bangladesh and India through Benapole land port remained suspended due to Kali Puja, a religious festival of the Hindu community, on Wednesday. Kartik Chakrawarty, general secretary of Benapole C&F Staff Welfare Association, said the trade activities between the two countries remained suspended since Wednesday morning as there is a holiday on Indian ...

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PM asks 4 technocrat ministers to quit

From left, Motiur Rahman, Nurul Islam,Yafes Osman and Mustafa Jabbar. File photo. Dhaka, Nov 6 : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has asked the four technocrat ministers of the current cabinet to step down. Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader came up with the disclosure while talking to reporters at Ganobhaban after the Cabinet meeting. He, however, said the other ministers will ...

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