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Appeal dismissed, verdict on Jamaat’s registration upheld

The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Sunday dismissed Jamaat-e-Islami’s leave-to-appeal petition and upheld the High Court’s earlier verdict that declared the registration of Jamaat-e-Islami as a political party illegal. A six-member bench of the Appellate Division, led by Chief Justice Obaidul Hassan, dismissed the petition.  

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1st day hartal: 235 BGB platoons deployed across the country

A total of 235 platoons of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) have been deployed across the country to maintain law and order as the 48-hour countrywide hartal called by the BNP, Jamaat and likeminded opposition parties began this morning. Shariful Islam, public relations officer (PRO) at BGB headquarters, confirmed the development on Sunday morning. Today, on the first day of the ...

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48-hour hartal begins amid violence

A 48-hour hartal, enforced by BNP, Jamaat and like-minded opposition parties protesting the general election schedule, began on Sunday amid some sporadic violence. This is the first hartal being observed by the opposition parties since the EC announced the polls schedule. BNP, Jamaat and other opposition parties called the hartal after they had earlier observed five countrywide blockades of roads, ...

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AL sells nomination forms woth Tk 5.37cr on first day

The ruling Awami League has started selling nomination forms for the 12th Jatiya Sangsad elections scheduled to be held on January 7 next. The party sold more than 1,000 forms on Saturday, the first day of selling nomination forms. Nomination seekers crowded the area-wise booths set up at the party’s central office at Bangabandhu Avenue from Saturday morning. The Awami ...

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Raushan Ershad, GM Quader face to face, send seperate letters to EC

Internal conflict of Jatiya Party (JaPa) has again come to limelight ahead of the 12th Jatiya Sangsad election. Two separate letters were sent to the Election Commission (EC) from JaPa on Saturday ahead of the election. One letter was sent by the party’s chief patron and leader of the opposition in parliament Raushan Ershad, while the other letter was sent ...

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Three buses torched in Dhaka ahead of hartal

Unidentified miscreants set three buses on fire at Gulistan, Taltola and on Mayor Hanif Flyover in the capital on Saturday evening, ahead of the 48-hour countrywide hartal called by the BNP and its allies to protest the announcement of the national polls schedule by the Election Commission on November 15. In Gulistan: Talha Bin Zashim, station officer of the Fire ...

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BNP-led opposition calls 48-hour hartal from Sunday morning

The BNP and like-minded opposition parties has called for a 48-hour nationwide hartal from 6:00am on Sunday. The hartal has been called to protest the Election Commission’s schedule for the next national election under the Awami League-led government, announced last week. The shutdown which will begin at 6:00am on Sunday and end at 6:00am on Tuesday is meant to mount ...

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Govt can be changed by vote: PM Sheikh Hasina

Awami League (AL) President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday sought doa (blessing) from the countrymen to hold fair and peaceful election, saying the government can be changed only by vote and elections. “We want the voting rights of the people to continue…and the government will be changed through votes,” she said while inaugurating selling of AL nomination forms ...

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PM Sheikh Hasina opens sale of AL nomination forms

Awami League President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina formally inaugurated the sale of party’s nomination forms on Saturday through purchasing her nomination paper. On behalf of her, Gopalganj-3 seat leaders collected the nomination paper for the upcoming 12th national election. The AL chief inaugurated the nomination paper selling at the party’s central office at Bangabandhu Avenue at 10am The sale of nominations will ...

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Trinamool BNP to start nomination papers selling Saturday

Trinamool Bangladesh National Party (Trinamool BNP) will start selling its nomination papers on Saturday among aspirant candidates for the upcoming general elections. Trinamool BNP’s nomination form sale will begin at 11am at its Topkhana road office in Dhaka, a press release said. An aspirant can collect nomination form by submitting a pay order of Tk 5,000. The interviews of aspirant ...

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