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The EC should be beholden to the people only

The EC should be beholden to the people only Brig Gen Shahedul Anam Khan ndc, psc (Retd) Clearly, there is an absence of sync in the EC, and a palatable lack of internal organisation. Firstly, it seemed unnecessarily evasive about the date of the election. On September 27 and August 7, the CEC had said […]

File photo: Rohingya refugees are reflected in rain water along an embankment next to paddy fields after fleeing from Myanmar into Palang Khali, near Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh November 2, 2017 Reuters Global pressure is mounting on Myanmar to act on accountability after a Myanmar military crackdown in the western state of Rakhine last year China, […]

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Finance minister AMA Muhith on Wednesday said the government was in the process of giving approval to four new private banks, hours after admitting that the number of banks and non-bank financial institutions in the country was high. He disclosed the developments regarding the new banks in parliament while responding to a query made by […]

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Bangladesh’s Liton Das plays a shot during their second ODI against Zimbabwe in Chittagong Wednesday Dhaka Tribune/Md Manik The Tigers named an unchanged playing XI from the first ODI at Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka Sunday, while Zimbabwe made one change, bringing in all-rounder Elton Chigumbura for middle-order batsman Craig Ervine Dominant Bangladesh […]

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For the sake of a successful election M Sakhawat Hossain |  Oct 24, 2018 |  Prothom Alo      As the election nears, the political arena grows more heated by the day. BNP remains with its back against the wall, while the ruling Awami League and its allies campaign in full swing. The entire country is plastered with […]

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AL not politically prepared, opposition in the making Staff Correspondent . Dhaka |  Oct 20, 2018   Prothom Alo        The government and the election commission have completed their clerical preparations for holding the 11th parliamentary polls but not taken concrete decision on politically sensitive issues of army deployment and use of electronic voting machine (EVM). On […]

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An Unavoidable Question 25.10. 2018  The Daily Star Ali Riaz Barring any dramatic shift in the current political situation or unforeseen circumstances, the 11th parliamentary elections are to be held no later than January 28, 2019. It is against this background that the final session of the 10th parliament has commenced on Sunday. The proviso […]

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Unite for fair polls

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October 25, 2018 The Daily Star Unite for fair polls Oikyafront urges people at its first rally held in Sylhet, vows to stage peaceful agitation Jatiya Oikyafront leaders join hands on a rally stage yesterday afternoon at Sylhet Registrar’s Office ground. A few thousand people joined the first ever rally of the newly formed alliance. […]

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 October 24, 2018 The Daily Star Woman harassed at police checkpoint Video goes viral Star Online Graphics Staff Correspondent A video showing on-duty policemen harassing a young woman at a checkpoint in the capital has triggered outrage on social media. The incident took place around 2:30am yesterday in front of Rampura TV station. At least […]

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October 24, 2018 The Daily Star Proposed Reception to PM: Rift in Hefajat Shah Ahmad Shafi M Nurul Hayat Chowdhury Cracks have surfaced within the Hefajat-e Islam over a proposed public reception to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, prompting the Islamist group’s senior nayeb-e-ameer Mohibullah Babunagari to resign. The proposal that threw Hefajat into the crisis […]

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