Wednesday 14 November 2018 ,
Wednesday 14 November 2018 ,
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  • BNP’s demand for polls deferment unrealistic: Quader
  • Keep aside 33 pc nominations for women: Leaders
  • BNP submits another list of 1,002 ‘fictitious cases’ to PMO
  • AL to interview its nomination seekers Wednesday
  • No way to defer election date further: CEC
  • Oikyafront to meet EC Wednesday seeking polls deferment
  • Technocrat ministers’ resignation to ‘take effect once PM accepts’
  • New election date aimed at keeping foreign observers at bay: BNP
  • Rohingya refugees flee camps to avoid return to Myanmar
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Disposal timeframe in ‘papers only’

Disposal timeframe 
in ‘papers only’
The provision for disposing of cases under the Women and Children Repression Prevention Act within 180 days is hardly being followed in reality. This is causing immense suffering for litigants and increasing the number of pending cases in courts. Records show that as many 11,616 cases filed under the law are pending in the five women and children repression prevention tribunals in Dhaka alone till March 31. According to Supreme Court (SC) sources, the total number of such pending cases across the country stands at 289,019. A senior official of the SC, who requested anonymity, said some of the pending cases had been filed more then 10–12 years ago. “But they are yet to be disposed of. Hence, the number of pending cases keeps increasing,”…

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AL, BNP rigid stances cast doubt over inclusive polls
AL, BNP rigid stances cast doubt over inclusive polls
The much-hyped dialogue between the Awami League-led 14-Party Alliance and the Jatiya Oikya Front, whose…

Dhaka Delhi to jointly protect FFs’ graveyards in Tripura

Dhaka Delhi to jointly protect FFs’ graveyards in Tripura

Indian and Bangladeshi authorities will jointly develop and protect the graveyards of Bangladeshi freedom fighters (FF) along the bordering areas in Tripura. "We are collecting every detail about the graveyards of Bangladeshi freedom fighters who sacrificed their lives during the 1971 Liberation…
Govt now opts for project under IPP initiative

Govt now opts for project under IPP initiative

After its 'failure' to implement the country's first-ever waste-based power plant project at Keraniganj on the outskirts of the capital city of Dhaka on its own initiative, the government has now decided to go for executing it on the Independent Power Producer (IPP) basis. Official sources…
Reclaiming the 
city’s canals

Reclaiming the city’s canals

A picture on the front page of The Independent tells it all: unabated grabbing of Meradia Canal has made the canal very narrow, choking the way of drainage of the capital’s relevant area. The mindless grabbing of city’s vital drainage is not limited to Meradia Canal only, the reality of…
Trump is creating a nuclear threat worse than the cold war

Trump is creating a nuclear threat worse than the cold war

A Russian Iskander-M tactical missile: ‘Trump’s decision, if implemented, fires a starting gun in a second global arms race.’ Photograph: Konstantin Alysh/Defence Ministry handout/EPA Whoa! There he goes again. Donald Trump’s impulsive decision to rubbish a landmark arms control…
Imported onion prices stable, local onions go cheaper

Imported onion prices stable, local onions go cheaper

Imported onion prices remain unchanged in the city's retail markets at the end of the week. Prices of imported onions remained unchanged as they sold for Tk 5–10 a kg. But the retail market rate of locally grown onions was Tk 40–45, which was Tk 5 less than the price that prevailed a…
Iran seeks to leverage diplomatic goodwill

Iran seeks to leverage diplomatic goodwill

As it braces for the return of a US-enforced oil embargo on Monday, Iran can take comfort in how much stronger its diplomatic position looks compared to the past. During the last sanctions period between 2010 and 2015, most of the world lined up behind Washington to help enforce embargoes aimed at curbing…
Bangladesh chapter of Int’l Theatre Instt celebrates 70th founding anniv

Bangladesh chapter of Int’l Theatre Instt celebrates 70th founding anniv

To mark the 70th founding anniversary of the International Theatre Institute (ITI), a three-day celebration programme featuring discussions and cultural presentations was organised at the National Theatre auditorium of the Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) in Segun Bagicha of the capital. Cultural…
Tigers look to make wining start

Tigers look to make wining start

Emboldened by their convincing victory over Zimbabwe in ODI series, Bangladesh are looking forward to sweep of the Test series too, showing an unwavering resolve at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium which would make its debut today with the first Test as the eighth Test venue of the country.…
Kuakata beach faces erosion

Kuakata beach faces erosion

Constant erosion of the Bay of Bengal is destroying the spectacular sea beach of Kuakata. It is also posing a threat to the Kuakata National Park. A tamarisk garden is one of the major attractions of this beach. But sea has washed away almost 70 per cent of the garden during the recently concluded rainy…
Vote for boat to keep up development: PM

Vote for boat to keep up development: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday urged people to elect Awami League to power again to make Bangladesh a developed and prosperous country free from hunger and poverty. "I seek your votes for boat to make the country a developed and prosperous one which will be free from hunger and poverty,…
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Citing constitutional obligation, Chief Elelction Commissioner Nurul Huda yesterday said there was no scope to defer the voting date again. Do you agree?
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