Shakhwat Hossain Badsha, special correspondent of the Daily Inqilab, and Ilyas Hossain, senior reporter of the Independent Television, were elected president and general secretary respectively of Dhaka Reporters Unity (DRU) on Sunday.
Election Commissioner of the poll Golam Sarwar, editor of the Daily Samakal, made the announcement in the evening.
Badsha got 366 votes while Ilyas polled 432 votes.
Rafiqul Islam Azad of Daily Independent elected as vice-president while Ferdous Mobarak of Daily Star as joint general secretary, Riaz Chowdhury of Alokito Bangladesh as organising secretary and Moinuddin Khan elected as publicity and publication secretary.
Of the 20-members executive committee, 13 including seven members were elected uncontested.
They are : Ashraful Islam (finance secretary), Mehedi Azad Masum (office secretary), Irin Niazi Manna (women affairs secretary), Azizul Parvez (cultural affairs secretary), Badrul Alam Chowdhury Khokon (sports secretary) and Aminul Haque Bhuiyan (entertainment secretary) were elected uncontested.
The executive members are : Habibur Rahman of Shaka Times, Sajida Islam Parul of The Report24.com, Shahnaj Sharmin of ABC Radio, Haralal Roy Sagar of Manabkantha, Farooque Khan of RTV, Osman Goni Babul and Kamaluddin Sumon of daily Sangram.