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EC unveils roadmap for next polls

EC unveils roadmap for next polls
The Election Commission (EC) has no legal authority to act against alleged disruptions of political meetings by law enforcers at present, chief election commissioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda stated yesterday. “If any political party meeting is disrupted now, the EC has no jurisdiction to interfere in the activities of the government. The interference would come only after the poll schedule is announced,” Huda told reporters at Election Bhaban after unveiling the EC’s booklet on the roadmap for the 2019 general election. Recently, law enforcers allegedly tried to disrupt a meeting of different political parties at the Uttara residence of Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal president ASM Abdur Rob. The CEC further a level playing field would…

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Padma swells as India opens Farakka barrage
Padma swells as India 
opens Farakka barrage
Even though the fall in the water level of the Brahmaputra-Jamuna river system has improved the flood…

Quader asks party men to forget intra-party feuds

Quader asks party men to forget intra-party feuds

Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader yesterday urged party leaders and workers to get united forgetting all intra-party feuds and grouping as the national elections will be held a year later, reports BSS. Quader said if BNP and its alliance come to power…
Students asked to 
call off hunger strike

Students asked to call off hunger strike

The Jahangirnagar University (JU) syndicate yesterday ordered four students of the university to withdraw programme as they started hunger strike unto death  demanding withdrawal of a vandalism case filed against 56 students of the university. One of the syndicate members also Pro-Vice-chancellor…
Floods in the north

Floods in the north

Flood situation in Kurigram, Sirajganj and Lalmonirhat districts in the north of the country remains unchanged while waters of different rivers in the mid-region are flowing above the danger level. Such static state of flood water poses dangerous threat to health and environment. Apart from rampant…
Chikungunya outbreak

Chikungunya outbreak

Bangladesh found the first case in 2008 in northern Rajshahi and Chapainawabganj districts. In Dhaka, IEDCR noticed the presence of the disease later in 2O11. Institute of Epidemiology Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) Director Prof Dr Meerjady Sabrina Flora said 196 cases of chikungunya have so…
Government to build shelters in flood-prone districts

Government to build shelters in flood-prone districts

GAIBANDHA: Disaster Management and Relief Minister Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya yesterday said the government will construct shelter centres for flood affected people in each union parishad of 17 flood-prone districts very soon, reports BSS. “The government will always stay beside the flood…
List of 1,100 recruiting agencies
sent to Kuala Lumpur for aproval

List of 1,100 recruiting agencies sent to Kuala Lumpur for aproval

Expatriates Welfare and Oversees Employment Minister Nurul Islam BSc yesterday said the drive against illegal Bangladeshi workers in Malaysia has been stopped following an initiative taken by the government, reports UNB. "As per their given time, the illegal migrants have the opportunity to get…
Venezuelans cast ballots in opposition vote

Venezuelans cast ballots in opposition vote

CARACAS: Polls opened in Venezuela on Sunday in an opposition-organized vote to measure public support for President Nicolas Maduro's plan to rewrite the constitution, against a backdrop of worsening political violence, reports AFP. Dozens of people were queuing in Caracas neighborhoods including…
Shaila Tasmeen enchants audience at Nat’l Museum

Shaila Tasmeen enchants audience at Nat’l Museum

Singer Shaila Tasmeen enchanted the audience at an evening of classical vocal music, organised by Indira Gandhi Cultural Centre, at the Kobi Sufia Kamal Auditorium of Bangladesh National Museum, Shahbagh in the capital on Saturday. The programme began with the presentation of Khayal ‘Koushik Dhoni’.…
Nasir aims to cement his place in nat’l team

Nasir aims to cement his place in nat’l team

Nasir Hossain established himself as an effective performer of Bangladesh team within a short span of time after being stepped into international arc by his dexterity with bat and ball along with his electrifying fielding. But he could not consolidate his position in the national fold for the last two…
Another bumper year for jute on the cards

Another bumper year for jute on the cards

Thanks to favourable weather conditions and increased cultivation, jute farmers of Faridpur are set to witness a bumper year for jute production in 2017-18. According to farmers and the district branch of the Jute Research Institute, at least 902,151 bales of jute (1 bale=180kg) will be produced this…
Power Division 
starts parleys

Power Division starts parleys

The Power Division has initiated negotiations, with a team headed by power secretary Dr Ahmad Kaikus, over the unsolicited proposals for generating power based on furnace oil and diesel. The target is to start production before the national elections, scheduled to be held towards the end of 2018. “We…
The gulf between rich and poor is vast and growing. Where will it end?

The gulf between rich and poor is vast and growing. Where will it end?

A new play I am directing echoes the message of the recent general election: inequality is completely out of hand. From the very beginning, our species behaved hierarchically, just like chimpanzees, with whom we share a common ancestor. We have always colluded in the principle that some people are much…
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