Wednesday, 21 November, 2018, 9:48 PM
Mizanur Rahman
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EC to meet President todayChief Election Commi-ssioner KM Nurul Huda and his deputies will meet President Abdul Hamid today to discuss announcement of polls schedule.President's Press Secretary Joynal Abedin said the commission would sit at a meeting with the President at 4:00pm at Bangabhaban in the capital.Four election commissioners - Mahbub Talukder, Rafiqul Islam, Kabita Khanam and Brig Gen ...
Election schedule likely on Nov 4
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Ordinance to give legality to RPO amendmentThe much-talked-about amendment to the Representation of the People Order (RPO) will be given legality through an ordinance, Election Commission (EC) Secretary Helal Uddin Ahmed told the Daily Observer on Wednesday. The provision of using Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) in the national elections is included in the draft RPO Amendment - 2018, according to the ...
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EC to sit with ministries on Oct 31The Election Commission (EC) has called a meeting on October 31 with all ministries in connection with holding a free and fair national election. The Commission will give some important directives to the ministries, EC sources told the Daily Observer on Tuesday. The directives may include completion of all examinations by December 15 by the ...
Each MP candidates' polls expenditure fixed
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Spend Tk 25 lakh irrespective of number of voters: ECThe Election Commission (EC) has fixed Tk 25 lakh as election expenditure for each MP candidate in the 11th national elections irrespective of the number of voters in the constituency. Sources said the EC has sent 14 proposals for amendment of the RPO by the Law Ministry. But there was no proposal to increase the ...
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EC's election preparations meeting todayElection Commission (EC) is going to hold a meeting today to decide on final preparation for the upcoming 11th national election.  The EC at the meeting will have a discussion on 22 issues so that it can hold the election smoothly. The  36th meeting of the EC will be held at its office with Chief ...
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Early winter veg start arriving in city markets, prices highWinter vegetables started to arrive in the capital's kitchen markets but their prices are very high.Traders said that supply of early varieties winter vegetables including cauliflower, cabbage, beans, radish and spinach is very inadequate.They said that the prices of vegetables would come down in coming weeks after the start of harvesting season of winter varieties. ...
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EC likely to recognise Hijras as third gender The Election Commission (EC) is likely to recognise Hijra (transgender) community as the third gender on the voter list next Monday but they are unlikely to be able to vote in the next election. To this end, the EC will hold its 36th meeting at its office with Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda in ...
Infrastructure uplift
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Tk 3667.42cr project may get nod todayThe Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development (LGRD) has taken up a Tk 3667.42 crore project for infrastructure development in 34 districts.The government is giving importance to infrastructure development across the country and putting its best efforts to increase the pace of project works ahead of the 11th national elections. The districts are Brahmanbaria, ...
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BHBFC lowers interest rates on flat, house loansThe government has reduced the interest rates on both house and flat loans of Bangladesh House Building Finance Corporation (BHBFC).The Finance Ministry has already ordered the corporation to bring down the interest rates to nine percent, the Finance Ministry sources told the Daily Observer on Wednesday. Debasish Chakrabarty, Managing Director of the BHBFC told the ...
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Chilahati-Darjeeling rail link reopens next yearThe government has decided to connect rail line with India from Chilahati to Darjeeling to increase trade and business. The Railway Ministry has taken a project worth Tk 78.13 crore, the Planning Ministry sources told the Daily Observer on Monday.Parimal Chandra Bosu, Deputy Chief of the Railway Wing of the Planning Commission, said if the ...
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