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Fakhrul, Rizvi, Khasru sued for sedition Prothom Alo English Desk |  Aug 06, 2018      A sedition case has been filed against Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi and its standing committee member Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury on Monday, reports UNB. AB Siddique, president of […]

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BNP defends Khosru’s conversation Staff Correspondent | Prothom Alo Aug 05, 2018     Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Sunday defended the leaked telephonic conversation of the party’s senior leader Amir Khosru Mahmud Chowdhury. “The telephonic conversation of Amir Khosru is not an offence,” Mirza Fakhrul told a media briefing at […]

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Politics sneaked into the non-political protests carried out by students with calls for safe roads, Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader has said. “People think the students’ nine-point demand is logical. The government has taken steps to translate them into reality,” Quader said after a meeting at the party president’s offices in Dhanmondi on Saturday. […]

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Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan has visited the grieving family of Diya Khanam Mim, one of the two students killed in a road crash. Shajahan, a transporters’ leader, also apologised for smiling while speaking about the incident ‘without knowing about it’. “I might have smiled while speaking which may have hurt you. Actually I was speaking […]

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Zimbabwe opposition cries foul ahead of presidential election results Ruling Zanu-PF wins parliamentary majority but opposition claims fraud in presidential vote Jason Burke in Harare    The Guardian Wed 1 Aug 2018 Supporters of the opposition MDC in Harare on Tuesday. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images Election monitors in Zimbabwe have called for votes in Monday’s presidential […]

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Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan UNB Shajahan Khan’s apology came at a time when outrage over the deaths of two teenagers in the road accident fuelled a third day of protests. Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan on Monday apologized for grinning after hearing the news of the killing of two students of Shaheed Ramiz Uddin School and College […]

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বরিশাল সিটি নির্বাচন ব্যালটে জোর করে সিল: কেন্দ্রে ভোট স্থগিত সামছুর রহমান, বরিশাল থেকে ৩০ জুলাই ২০১৮ বরিশাল মহানগর পশ্চিম কাউনিয়া এলাকার সৈয়দা মজিদুন্নেছা মাধ্যমিক বিদ্যালয় কেন্দ্রের (পুরুষ) ভোট বাতিল করা হয়েছে। কেন্দ্র দখল, জোরপূর্বক ব্যালট ছিনতাই করে সিল মারার অভিযোগে দুপুর ১২টার দিকে কেন্দ্রের ভোট কার্যক্রম স্থগিত করেন প্রিসাইডিং কর্মকর্তা সঞ্জয় কুমার। একই সঙ্গে […]

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Elections in 3 Cities: AL wins 2, irregularities rule The Daily Star 31 July 2018 AL takes Barisal, Rajshahi mayoral posts, BNP leads in Sylhet; BNP’s Sarwar boycotts Barisal polls; in Rajshahi, Bulbul refuses to vote Mosaddek Hossain Bulbul, BNP mayoral candidate in Rajshahi, stages a sit-in in front of Islamia College polling centre, alleging […]

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Bangladesh Elections at Crossroads of Autocracy and Democracy – With Nepal References   Hari Prasad Shrestha*    30 July 2018 An election is a formal collective decision-making procedure by which people choose a candidate to hold public office. Elections have been a reliable mechanism for modern representative democracy. In several countries with the weak rule […]

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Serniabat Sadiq Abdullah The Election Commission on Sunday issued a show-cause notice on Awami League mayoral candidate of Barishal City Corporation election Serniabat Sadiq Abdullah for violating the election code of conduct. Helal Uddin Khan, assistant returning officer of Barisal EC, said the show-cause notice was issued on Sadiq as he held a public rally […]

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BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakrul Islam Alamgir addresses a press briefing at the party’s Naya Paltan central office on Friday BNP’s Facebook page Fakhrul claimed the current Election Commission had failed to perform its duty as an independent and constitutional body. BNP on Friday expressed fears that the elections to the Sylhet, Rajshahi and Barisal city […]

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Bangladesh: Government ambivalence fuelling quota-reform protests By Arshad Mahmud     26 July 2018 Dhaka: The quota-induced agitation refuses to die down. Despite police action and Chhatra League (student wing of the ruling Awami League) goons cracking down on the anti-quota protagonists, the turmoil is spreading, causing a lingering headache for the government of Sheikh Hasina. […]

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