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20-party to contest polls with BNP’s symbol

Dhaka, Nov 11 : The eight registered political parties of the BNP-led 20-party alliance have decided to contest the 11th parliamentary elections with ‘sheaf of paddy’, the electoral symbol of BNP. A delegation of the 20-party, led by BNP chairperson’s adviser BijonKanti Sarkar, sent a  letter signed by BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir to the Election Commission on ...

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AL has no objection to election rescheduling: Quader

Dhaka, Nov 11 : Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader on Sunday said his party will have no objection if the election schedule is deferred but this should have to be done logically. “Holding the national election, including the deferment of its schedule, is the jurisdiction of the Election Commission. They’ll decide whether they’ll defer the schedule. But the deferment ...

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All political parties to join polls, hopes Prime Minister

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday hoped that all the political parties will join the upcoming national election strengthening the democratic system in the country.   “The election will be free and fair…that’s what we want to do. I hope other political parties will also join the election,” she said.  The Prime Minister said this while talking to Jubo League ...

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Mashrafe collects AL nomination form

Photo: Bangladesh National Cricket Team ODI captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza collects the Awami League nomination form to contest the 11th national election on Sunday. Dhaka, Nov 11 : Bangladesh National Cricket Team ODI captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza has collected the Awami League nomination form to contest the 11th national election scheduled to be held on December 23. Mashrafe collected the ...

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Oikya Front announces to join election

Jatiya Oikyo Front on Sunday announced to participate in the upcoming 11th parliamentary elections as part of its movement to restore democracy.   “We, however, demand deferment of the current election schedule by one month and announcement of a new schedule,” said Dr Kamal Hossain while briefing journalists at the Jatiya Press Club.  BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, ...

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HC rejects Mirza Abbas’s plea to scrap graft case

BNP housing and public works minister Mirza Abbas. File photo: Courtesy Dhaka, Nov 11 : The High Court on Sunday rejected an appeal filed by former BNP housing and public works minister Mirza Abbas to cancel a corruption case filed by Anti-Corruption Commission for amassing wealth beyond known sources of income. An HC bench of Justice Nazrul Islam Talukder and ...

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42,000 SIMs used for VoIP seized in October: BTRC

Photo: Md Jahurul Haque acting chairman of the telecom watchdog with BTRC and Rab officials at a press conference at his office on Sunday, November 11, 2018. Dhaka, Nov 11 : Bangladesh Telecom Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has seized 42,000 SIM cards, used for illegally routing international calls through voice over internet protocol (VoIP), during separate raids in the capital and ...

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BD JS Speaker Shirin Sharmin calls on British PM Theresa May

Jatiya Sangsad Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury has met British Prime Minister Theresa May at the latter’s office at 10 Downing Street in London during her visit to the UK to attend the Women MPs of the World Conference. During the meeting, Shirin Sharmin wished a successful completion of the conference and thanked May for inviting her to the event, ...

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BNP to join polls, no doubt, says Quader

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader. File photo Dhaka, Nov 10 : Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Saturday said there is no doubt that BNP is going to join the 11th parliamentary elections. “I don’t know why there’s no festivity in the opposition camp. But, there’s no doubt that BNP is taking part in the election. We’re hopeful ...

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‘Bangladesh Dev Fair’ in New York showcase dev trajectory

Fekitamoeloa Katoa ‘Utoikamanu speaks at the Bangladesh Development Fair organized jointly by the Permanent Mission of Bangladesh to the United Nations and Bangladesh Consulate General, New York on Friday, Nov 10, 2018. Dhaka, Nov 10 : Bangladesh Development Fair, held at Consulate General’s auditorium in New York, has attracted huge crowd of Bangladeshi Diaspora and a good number of foreign ...

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