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BNP leader Rafiqul jailed for 3yrs for concealing wealth statement

BNP standing committee member Barrister Rafiqul Islam Mia was jailed for three years in a case filed against him for not submitting his wealth statement to the Anti-Corruption Commission.   Judge Sheikh Golam Mahbub of the Special Judge Court-6 announced the verdict on Tuesday in his absence.  The BNP leader, Rafiqul was also fined Tk 50,000, in default of which ...

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AL aspirants name will be declared November 24 or 25: Quader

The Awami League General secretary Obaidul Quader said the aspirants names of Awami League for nominations in the 11th parliamentary election will be declared on November 24 or 25. Quader, also road transport and bridges minister said this while meeting with Indian High Commissioner in Dhaka Harsh Vardhan Shringla today.   The minister said the imminent election will be held ...

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Election observers urged not to talk to media on polls day

Election Commission Secretary Helaluddin Ahmed on Tuesday urged the election observers not to make any comment to the media on the day of the 11th parliamentary elections.   “The election observers must stay at polling stations like statues, even if there’re irregularities,” said the secretary while briefing election observers about the rules and regulations while performing duties during the election.  ...

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Tarique joins nomination board through another App on 3rd day

BNP acting chairman Tarique Rahman joins the interview through videoconferencing at BNP chairperson’s Gulshan office. File photo Dhaka, Nov 20 : Though the authorities concerned blocked telecommunication application Skype, BNP acting chairman Tarique Rahman joined the nomination board using another app as the party started interviewing its nomination hopefuls for the third consecutive day on Tuesday. The party nomination board, ...

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Administration not working neutrally, Dr Kamal says to British envoy

Jatiya Oikya Front (JOF) chief Dr Kamal Hossain on Monday alleged that the government seems to be unwilling to hold a fair and competitive election this time as well.   The JOF chief came up with this allegation while talking to British High Commissioner in Dhaka Alison Blake this evening.  The British envoy had a hour-long meeting with Dr Kamal ...

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NBR fetches Tk 2468,94,40,895 as Tax Fair ends

Visitors at the Income Tax Fair in the city on Friday, November 16, 2018. File photo Dhaka, Nov 19 : National Board of Revenue (NBR) has fetched Tk 2468,94,40,895 from the weeklong Income Tax Fair across the country, which is 11.35 percent higher than the previous year. The revenue authority collected Tk 2217,33,14,221 from the last year’s fair, according to ...

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Taking interview by Tarique illegal, says Quader

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader at a press conference at the AL president’s Dhanmondi political office on Monday, November 19, 2018. Dhaka, Nov 19 : Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Monday claimed that the process of taking nomination seekers’ interview by ‘fugitive convict and corrupt’ BNP leader TariqueRahman is illegal. “Our question is how a convicted man ...

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Provide treatment to Khaleda as per medical board advice: HC

Dhaka, Nov 19 : The High Court on Monday asked the authorities concerned to provide proper treatment to BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, if necessary, as per the recommendations of the medical board formed for her treatment. The HC bench of Justice Sheikh Hassan Arif and Justice Razik Al Jalil passed the order after hearing a writ petition filed challenging the ...

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Petition seeks stay on HC verdict against Khaleda in Zia Orphanage case

Dhaka, Nov 19 : A provisional leave to appeal was filed on Monday seeking stay on the High Court verdict that extended the jail term of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case to 10 years from five years. Joynul Abedin Tuhin, advocate on record, filed the petition with the concerned wing of the Appellate Division. ...

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11 years after Sidr, a missing fisherman returns

Photo: Shahidul Molla with his family members. Bagerhat, Nov 19 : Shahidul Molla, who had gone missing during Sidr, returned home at Amragacchia village in Sharankhola upazila on November 12, 11 years after the devastating cyclone. Villagers said Shahidul along with his father and two other fishermen—Masum and Selim—went to the Bay of Bengal in separate boats for fishing on ...

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