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Two people arrested in Chattogram for posting defamatory remarks on Facebook about PM

Two people were arrested in Chattogram on Friday for posting defamatory remarks on Facebook about Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

general dairy filed against Dr Kamal for threatening journalists

A general dairy (GD) was lodged with Islamic University Police Station in Kushtia on Friday against Jatiya Oikyafront chief Dr Kamal Hossain for ‘threatening’

Dr Kamal is motorcade comes under attack in Dhaka

Main opposition alliance Jatiya Oikya Front chief Dr Kamal Hossain’s motorcade was attacked reportedly by ruling Awami League activists in Dhaka on Friday as opposition’s

Alleging that the BNP has nominated war criminals their relatives and corrupt elements in different constituencies

Alleging that the BNP has nominated war criminals, their relatives and corrupt elements in different constituencies, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday urged the people not to

Behave with manners Kamal tells govt after attack

Opposition Jatiya Oikya Front on Friday alleged that the ruling Awami League activists attacked the motorcade of its leaders including Dr Kamal Hossain and ASM Rob when they went

Teach the young about martyred intellectuals sacrifice Speaker

Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury on Friday said anti-liberation forces killed the intellectuals on December 14, 1971 to make the emerging Bangladesh intellectually cripple.She

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today came down heavily on BNP

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today came down heavily on BNP and its election partners for giving nominations to the persons convicted for corruption, militancy and war crimes

People of the country will reject BNP and vote for boat as the boat is a symbol of the liberation war said Quader

Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader today said the people of the country will reject BNP and vote for boat as the boat is a

JP unveils manifesto pledge to bring back democratic atmosphere

Jatiya Party, a component of the Awami League-led 14-party grand alliance, today unveiled its election manifesto and pledged to form provincial government if it comes to power.JP

Jatiya Oikyafront leader Dr Kamal Hossain is motorcade was allegedly attacked

Jatiya Oikyafront leader Dr Kamal Hossain’s motorcade was allegedly attacked at the Martyred Intellectuals Mausoleum in Mirpur area of Dhaka this morning.The motorcade came

Sheikh Hasina on Thursday urged all to cast vote

Awami League President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday urged all to cast vote for her party to ensure a hunger- and poverty-free Bangladesh.“Every vote is valuable

AL to win 168 to 220 seats Joy

Prime Minister's ICT Adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy has said the ruling Awami League will 168 and 220 seats on its own in the next parliamentary elections billed for December 30.Joy,

Digital Bangladesh Day observed

The ‘Digital Bangladesh Day’ was observed through holding various programmes aiming to educate the people on ICT-based services to build a technologically advanced country.The

Law enforcement agencies to protect people life during the time CEC

Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda urged law enforcement agencies to be alert in the election so that any untoward situation would not be happened.

Prime Minister joins rallies  for election

The Prime Minister first joined the rallies and election campaign today at Faridpur’s Bhanga and then will join Faridpur intersection, Rajbari intersection; Paturia ferry ghat


The prime minister solicited vote for the ruling party’s ‘boat’ symbol “to save the country and Liberation War spirit from destruction” at her first campaign rally in

Kamal launches campaign calling for stopping polls manipulation

Jatiya Oikya Front leader Kamal Hossain started the opposition coalition's election campaign from Sylhet on Wednesday.He also renewed his call on the people to cast their vote and

EC to meet on security measures for polls Thursday

The election commission will sit in a meeting on Thursday with law enforcement agencies and armed forces to finalise security measures for the 11th parliamentary elections slated

BNP leader Dulu arrested

Detectives arrested BNP Organising Secretary Ruhul Kuddus Talukder Dulu from his Gulshan residence in Dhaka this morning in connection with a case.There was an arrest warrant

Atmosphere not favourable yet

The lack of a congenial election atmosphere was casting doubt over the credibility of the upcoming parliamentary polls, speakers said at a discussion yesterday.The Election

AL-BNP fight in Noakhali-5 injures 30

At least 30 people injured in a clash between rulling Awami League and BNP supporters on Tuesday at Kabirhat in Noakhali, where Obaidul Quader and Moudud Ahmed vying for

Gopalganj start election campaign

Awami League President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina left Dhaka for Gopalganj on Wednesday to kick off her party’s election campaign.She started her journey by road around

Spectre of violence returns

Two Jubo League and Awami League leaders were killed in Noakhali and Faridpur as violence broke out yesterday, the second day of election campaign.On the other hand, BNP

Spectre of violence returns

Two Jubo League and Awami League leaders were killed in Noakhali and Faridpur as violence broke out yesterday, the second day of election campaign.On the other hand, BNP

Pre-election violence leaves 2 dead 62 injured

Two Awami League men were killed and 72 people were injured in pre-election violence in Noakhali, Faridpur, Thakurgaon, Manikganj, Bogura and Jhalakathi districts on Tuesday, the

Oikyafront leaders kick off campaign today from Sylhet

Jatiya Oikyafront leaders, led by its top leader and Ganaforum president Dr Kamal Hossain, are going to kick off their formal campaigning for the "sheaf of paddy" symbol today

VAT rates to be multiple

Finance Minister AMA Muhith yesterday said the new value-added tax law would be fully implemented by 2021 and the rates would be multiple instead of a single one.The rates will be

Oikyafront to begin campaign tomorrow

The Jatiya Oikyafront alliance will start its election campaign tomorrow by visiting the shrines of Hazrat Shah Jalal (R) and Hazrat Shah Poran (R) in Sylhet. The alliance will

HC order today on Khaleda fate

The High Court (HC) will deliver its order today on three writ petitions filed by BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia challenging the Election Commission’s order that upheld the

Campaign takes off

Parliamentary aspirants along with their supporters hit the campaign trail yesterday as electioneering formally kicked off soon after the candidates were allocated polls

Civil society, govt, media can protect human rights

Speakers at a seminar on Sunday said government, civil society and mass media can protect the human rights of people and stop violence against ethnic people across the world.

BNP keeps 242 constituencies for itself, 58 for allies

According to party top brass, the BNP has approved their final list of candidates considering three factors- popularity, past history of the candidate based on winning capacity,

26 candidates from allied parties get paddy sheaf

The BNP has granted the paddy sheaf candidacy to 26 members of the Gono Forum, LDP, JSD, Krishak Sramik Janata League, BJP, Khelafat Majlis, the Kalyan Party and the Jamiat Ulam E

Hawladar files writ against EC is decision

Jatiya Partys former secretary general ABM Ruhul Amin Hawladar filed a writ petition with the High Court seeking acceptance of his nomination paper. Advocate AF Hasan Arif

Awami League urges Election Commission not to bow down to any pressure

The ruling Awami League has urged the Election Commission (EC) not to bow down to pressure from any quarter.“We urged the Election Commission not to bow down to any quarter

EC to decide on Khaleda’s candidature in the afternoon

The Election Commission on Saturday heard three appeals of Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia against the returning officers’ rejection of her nomination

EC postpones hearing all 3 appeals of Khaleda till 5pm

The Election Commission today postponed hearing on all three appeals of BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia filed against the rejection of her nominations for Feni-1, Bogura-6 and

Oikyafront postpones candidate list announcement

Jatiya Oikyafront, led by Dr Kamal Hossain, on Friday postponed its decision to announce the final list of candidates for the forthcoming general election. Alliance media wing

AL finalises candidates keeping aside 60 seats for alliance partners

Awami League on Friday finalised its candidates for 240 constituencies keeping aside 60 seats for its alliance partners for contesting the 11th parliamentary elections. AL

Hasina to vie polls from Gopalganj-3, Shirin from Rangpur-6

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will contest the upcoming 11th parliamentary elections from Gopalganj-3 constituency. Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader said this while

17 contenders declared valid so far as EC resumes hearing

The Election Commission (EC) today declared 17 candidates valid after hearing 40 petitions filed against the rejection of their nomination papers by the returning officers during

JP’s Hawlader denied, Sohel Rana accepted

The Election Commission (EC) today turned down candidature of Jatiya Party leader Ruhul Amin Hawlader from Patuakhali-1 constituency for contesting the upcoming general election.

Party Candidates for Polls: AL, BNP likely to unveil lists today

Both the ruling Awami League and its archrival BNP are likely to unveil today their final lists of parliamentary candidates, leaving out seats for their alliance partners.The AL

AL to start giving final nomination letters from today: Quader

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader has said that the party will start giving final nomination letters to their candidates today and the process will be completed by

Good news for upazila chairmen vying for JS polls

Upazila chairmen whose nominations were cancelled on the ground that their resignation from their posts were not accepted by the local government ministry are likely to get back

‘EC is under invisible pressure’

Syed Abul Maksud, a columnist and civic rights activist, today said the Election Commission is under an “invisible pressure” and therefore, it is failing to perform properly.

Scrutinise nominations of 3 aspirants from Dhaka-16, Kishoreganj-1, 2

The High Court (HC) today directed the returning officers to receive and scrutinise nomination papers of three aspirants of Dhaka-16 and Kishoreganj-1and Kishoreganj-2

Fakhrul thanks EC

BNP today said it sees a victory as the Election Commission (EC) has given back candidatures to some of its heavyweight candidates in contesting the December 30 national election.

Over 80 candidates challenge cancellation of nomination

More than 80 aggrieved canddiates on Monday submitted petitions to the election commission challenging the cancellation of their nomination by returning officers during Sunday is

No possibility of lopsided polls

Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader on Monday said the government does not want to hold a lopsided election as the prime minister is against scoring a goal in an empty

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