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Saboteurs plan to create panic on election day: IGP

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Chowdhury Abdullah Al-Mamun on Friday said that the law enforcement agencies have the information about the saboteurs’ plans in creating panic among citizens on election day. The IGP said the saboteurs had planned some activities centering the upcoming 12th national elections and on election day, as part of the plan, they would create panic among ...

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BNP brings out procession with stick in city opposing polls

Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and its associate organizations brought out a stick procession in the capital on Friday morning, as part of their movement to boycott the January 7 elections. The procession, led by the Senior Joint Secretary General Advocate Ruhul Kabir Rizvi, marched in Karwan Bazar area calling on the people to boycott the national election. During a brief ...

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India describes Bangladesh election as domestic affair

India has continued to describe the January 7 election as a domestic affair of Bangladesh, while China said the next election will be a milestone for the democratic process of Bangladesh. “We have been very consistently saying that the election in Bangladesh is the domestic affair of Bangladesh,” official spokesperson at the Indian Ministry of External Affairs Randhir Jaiswal told ...

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Don’t indulge in constitutional process disrupting ideas: Sheikh Hasina

Awami League President Sheikh Hasina has urged the pro-democratic and rule of law believing political parties and institutions not to indulge in and fuel any peculiar ideas that disrupt the country’s constitutional process. “The 12th National Parliamentary Election will be held on January 7. My request to political parties and institutions that believe in democracy and the rule of law, ...

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C’wealth expert team meets IGP over polls security

The visiting 10-person Commonwealth Expert Team (CET) on Thursday met Inspector General of Police (IGP) Chowdhury Abdullah Al Mamun at the Police Headquarters in Dhaka over the 12th parliamentary elections slated to be held on Sunday. The IGP informed the CET headed by its chairperson and former Prime Minister of Jamaica Bruce Golding, about the overall security of the polls, ...

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Media Centre set up at Sonargaon Hotel

An election media centre has been set up at Sonargaon Hotel in the capital to assist local and foreign journalists, and observers in collecting the results of the 12th parliamentary elections and other information. Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Kazi Habibul Awal opened the media center at Sonargaon Hotel in the city on Thursday afternoon. Election Commissioners (EC) Brig Gen Md ...

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Testimony in 2015 sabotage case against Rizvi Mar 5

Dhaka court has set March 5 for recording the deposition of the witnesses in a sabotage case filed in 2015 against 45 BNP leaders and activists, including its senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi and Dhaka north city unit convener Amanullah Aman. January 4 was fixed for recording the deposition, however, no prosecution witness turned up before the court ...

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Election campaign ends at 8am Friday

Candidates of the 12th parliamentary elections and their supporters were passing a hectic day in their last time electioneering on Thursday as the Election Commission (EC) put a ban on campaigning over the polls from 8am Friday. The candidates, however, could continue preparatory works for polls amid ban on electioneering. The election campaigning, however, began with the allocation of the ...

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BNP calls countrywide hartal for Saturday, Sunday

Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has called a countrywide hartal from Saturday morning to Monday morning, as part of their ongoing movement to boycott the upcoming election slated for January 7. BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Katie Rizvi in a virtual press briefing on Thursday said the opposition party and its allies will observe the hartal programme from Saturday 6am ...

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Sheikh Hasina does not care about threat from foreign powers: Quader

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Thursday said and their party chief and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina does not care about visa policy or any foreign sanction. “Sheikh Hasina does not care about threat or warning from any foreign power. She is only afraid of God. She loves the people of Bangladesh,” he said while addressing an event marking ...

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