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BNP team urges EC  not to use EVM  in city pollsBNP has requested the Election Commission (EC) not to use electronic voting machines (EVMs) in the upcoming Dhaka North and South City Corporation polls slated for February 1.A four-member BNP delegation led by its standing committee member Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury met Chief Election Commissioner     (CEC) KM Nurul Huda and four election commissioners at ...
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BD among the weakest in youth employmentExperts have said that the government should focus on ensuring quality education and appropriate skills-creating employment and entrepreneurial opportunities for country's young generation, especially for the marginalised communities."The government has various schemes and projects to create skill development and employment opportunities for the youths of the country," said eminent economist Dr Debapariya Bhattacharya, Distinguished Fellow, ...
Rifat Murder
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HC rejects Minni’s petition for cancellation of trial proceedings The High Court (HC) on Tuesday rejected a petition of Ayesha Siddika Minni seeking cancellation of the trial proceedings in a case filed over the murder of her husband Rifat Sharif.The bench of Justice AKM Asaduzzaman and Justice SM Mozibur Rahman passed the order after hearing the petition filed by Ayesha Minni.Senior lawyer ZI Khan ...
Coronavirus Scare In China
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Passenger screening begins at Dhaka, Ctg airports Amid fear of an outbreak of the new SARS-like virus in China, the authorities of Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka has began screening process of passengers coming from the country from Tuesday morning.Three flights operate on the China-Bangladesh route, one of US Bangla and two Chinese airlines -- China Eastern and China Southern, said ...
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HC orders to freeze bank account of PK HalderThe High Court (HC) on Tuesday ordered to the authorities concerned to confiscate the bank accounts and passports of 20 persons including Prashanta Kumar Halder (PK Halder), former Managing Director of NRB Global Bank and Reliance Finance, who fled abroad with around Tk 35 billion. A single bench of the HC of Justice Mohammad Khurshid ...
Ramadan Essentials
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BB asks banks to take prompt steps to deal with import papersThe Bangladesh Bank on Monday asked the scheduled banks to take prompt measures to deal with import documents of 17 essential kitchen market commodities.The central bank on the day issued a circular in this regard to the banks based on a commerce ministry letter.The commerce ministry issued a letter to Bangladesh Bank Governor Fazle Kabir ...
City Polls
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Public holiday on Feb 1The Election Commission has asked the Public Administration ministry to declare a public holiday in Dhaka city on February 1 on the occasion of Dhaka North and South City Corporation elections.In this regard, the commission on Tuesday issued a circular signed by its deputy secretary Atiar Rahman.According to the circular, a general holiday will be ...
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BNP trains workers on EVM useDespite strong disagreement over using the electronic voting machines (EVM) in the upcoming polls to the two city corporations- Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) and Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC)- country's main opposition BNP has taken steps to train up its leaders and activists on the proper use of the EVM.At the same time, it ...
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PM to open e-Passport issuance today Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is expected to launch the issuance and distribution of e-Passports at a programme in Bangabandhu International Convention Centre (BICC) at Agargaon in Dhaka.The Department of Immigration and Passport (DIP) under the Home Ministry and Bangladesh Army is implementing the project with the technical support of German company Veridos GmbH.With the launching ...
Polls Code Violations
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EC Mahbub urges executive magistrates to make activities visibleElection Commissioner Mahbub Talukdar on Monday urged executive magistrates to take bold steps against the violation of electoral code of conduct during the campaigning of the Dhaka North and South City Corporation polls.He alleged that activities of executive magistrates deployed to monitor the violation of election code of conduct in Dhaka city polls were not ...
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