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Sheikh Hasina to address nation at 7pm

Awami League President Sheikh Hasina will address the nation at 7pm today ahead of the 12th national election slated for January 7. “In her address, she will announce her party’s election manifesto before the nation, said a press release signed by AL Office Secretary Barrister Biplob Barua last night. The address will be aired simultaneously by Bangladesh Television, Bangladesh Betar, ...

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PM Sheikh Hasina urges journalists to stay alert against rumor

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has asked the journalist community to remain alert against any rumor and misleading information. “Stay alert against rumors,” she said when a delegation of the Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists (BFUJ) led by former president of BFUJ Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury, called on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the latter’s official Ganabhaban residence in Dhaka on Wednesday ...

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Fakhrul’s bail hearing deferred to one week

The High Court has deferred one week the hearing on a rule regarding BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir’s bail in a case filed over attack on Chief Justice’s official residence on October 28. An HC bench of Justice Md Salim and Justice Shahed Nuruddin on Wednesday set the new date for hearing following a time petition by Fakhrul’s ...

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President casts vote thru postal ballot, urges citizens to vote on Jan 7

President Mohammed Shahabuddin on Wednesday exercised his franchise through postal ballot for the upcoming 12th Jatiya Sangsad (JS) polls slated for January 7 next, urging the countrymen to fulfill their civic duty by voting. “Let’s vote ourselves and encourage others to cast vote,” the president told the journalists this noon after casting his vote at the Credential Hall of Bangabhaban, ...

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Coast Guard DG visits Coast Guard’s activities for election

Coast Guard Director General Rear Admiral Ashraful Haque Chowdhury on Tuesday visited the Coast Guard’s activities to maintain law and order in Khulna in the 12th parliamentary election. According to the Election Commission’s directive, the Bangladesh Coast Guard is working with mobile and striking force from December 25 to January 2021 to maintain the overall peace and order of the ...

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Armed forces deployed across country

Armed forces have been deployed across the country on Wednesday (January 3) to perform election duties. They will remain on the field from till January 10 to support the Election Commission or local civil administrations to ensure law and order before and after election.  

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Illegal power grabbers did no do any development in country: PM Sheikh Hasina

Awami League President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said the country didn’t see any development during the regimes of illegal power grabbers who seized power violating the constitution with the strength of arms. Seeking vote for her party’s election symbol ‘boat’, he reiterated that the country’s people witness development when boat remains in power. “Bangladesh witnessed no development when ...

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Rimi’s plea seeking cancellation of cousin’s candidature rejected

The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court has rejected the prayer of ‘Boat’ candidate Simin Hossain Rimi seeking cancellation of the candidature of independent candidate Alam Ahmed in Gazipur-4 constituency. A six-member Appellate Division bench led by Chief Justice on Tuesday passed the order rejecting the plea of Simin Hossain Rimi. As a result, the candidature of Alam Ahmed in ...

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Armed forces to be deployed on Wednesday

Armed forces will be deployed to perform election duties from Wednesday (January 3) . A press release of the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) in this regard on Tuesday confirmed the matter. They will remain on the field from January 3-10 to support the Election Commission or local civil administrations to ensure law and order before and after election. The 12th ...

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Chuadanga-1 JaPa candidate withdraws from election

Jatiya Party (JaPa) candidate for Chuadanga-1 constituency, Advocate Sohrab Hossain, has withdrawn his candidacy from the 12th parliamentary election race, alleging lack of cooperation from his party and coordination. He is the president of Chuadanga district unit of Jatiya Party, reports UNB. Expressing frustration, the Jatiya Party leader said, “You know how this year’s voting is going to be held. ...

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