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I was a legal president: Ershad

The special envoy to the Prime Minister and also the Jatiya Party chairman HM Ershad on Monday claimed that he was legal president during 1986-90 period, he also hoped to be the president again in future. The former army ruler made the remarks as he was replying to a reporter’s question regarding the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s remarks– Ziaur Rahman ...

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N’ganj 7 murders: Order on further probe pleas Dec 9

The High Court will deliver its order on December 9 on a petition filed seeking further investigation into the sensational seven-murder incident of Narayanganj. An HC bench comprising Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Amir Hossain fixed the date on Sunday after completing hearing the petition filed by Selina Hossain Beauty, wife of slain councilor Nazrul Islam, seeking further investigation ...

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No one will have to quit polls race: EC

“We’re alert as we’ve taken lessons from the elections we’d arranged in the past. That’s why I’m saying we’ve taken all measures so that no one is forced to quit the election race, unless he or she does it deliberately,” he said. Talking to reporters at Election Commission Secretariat, the election commissioner further said, “We can assure you that from ...

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Bangladesh plans new aviation route eying Indian tourists

Civil aviation and tourism minister Rashed Khan Menon on Sunday said Bangladesh plans to introduce a new aviation route between Sylhet and Chittagong expecting it to attract tourists from bordering northeastern Indian region. Inaugurating a photographic exhibition on tourism in the capital, he said his ministry contemplated introduction of the route taking into account the attraction of the sea resort ...

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US partnership with BD to continue: Bernicat

US Ambassador in Dhaka Marcia Bernicat on Sunday said her country’s unwavering commitment to reducing hunger and poverty remains strong and hoped to continue their partnership with Bangladesh to achieve the goal of making healthy and productive lives for all. “We hope to continue our partnership with Bangladesh to achieve the goal of making sure each and every person has ...

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Nominations of 117 mayoral candidates cancelled

The nomination papers of at least 117 mayoral candidates, including three of Awami League and 14 of BNP, in different municipalities across the country were cancelled during the two-day scrutiny beginning on Saturday, reports UNB. Besides, two Awami League mayoral candidates of the December-30 polls in Chandpur and Feni are set to be elected unopposed as nomination papers of their ...

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Hasina among 100 leading global thinkers: Foreign Policy

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been named as one of the world’s 100 leading global thinkers by Foreign Policy, a Washington-based prestigious magazine of global politics, economics and ideas. Hasina is among the 13 top global thinkers in the category “decision-makers”. She has been named as a leading global thinker for her outstanding contribution towards addressing the issue of climate ...

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FB reopening depends on Govt: Tarana

State Minister for Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology Tarana Halim on Wednesday reiterated her stance on temporary shutdown of social networking platform Facebook and other communication apps saying the reopening of those depends on the Home Ministry. “It (reopening) doesn’t depend on our wish, it depends on the Home Ministry and the government to determine whether the citizens are absolutely ...

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Foreign Minister Mahmood Ali Spends a Busy Day in Malta

Foreign Minister A.H. Mahmood Ali, MP led Bangladesh delegation at the Pre-CHOGM Commonwealth Foreign Ministers meeting on the second and final day (26 November) of the event. The Foreign Ministers discussed wide range of political issues yesterday including migration, violent extremism and radicalisation, ending sexual violence in conflict, early and forced marriage. They finalised the Communique of the CHOGM 2015 ...

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