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Candidature of 80 nominees cleared

Candidature of 80 
nominees cleared
The Election Commission (EC) yesterday restored the candidatures of 80 nominees by accepting their appeals but rejected 78 and withheld two other while disposing of 160 appeals on the first day of hearing on the appeals yesterday. With this, the major opposition BNP got back its single candidates each in four constituencies—Bagura-7, Jamalpur-4, Manikganj-2 and Dhaka-1—where the party had no valid candidate after scrutiny of the nomination papers by the respective returning officers on December 2. The appeals of BNP’s jailed chairperson Khaleda Zia for Feni-1, Bogura-6 and Bogura-7 constituencies are yet to be settled. The EC cleared the candidatures of BNP leaders Morshed Milton for Bagura-7, Faridul Kabir Talukder (Shamim)…

HC reprimands ACC official

HC reprimands ACC official

The High Court yesterday reprimanded an Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) official for his bid to harass a college principal and asked him to perform duty considering him as a public servant. An HC bench of Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice KM Hafizul Alam came up with the remarks while disposing…
Awareness urgent to prevent 
cancer among women

Awareness urgent to prevent cancer among women

Rabeya Ferdousi, a 37-year-old homemaker, was passing a happy family life with loving corporate husband and adorable kids despite facing various daily urban odds in the mega city. Everything was going fine for Rabeya except suffering from periodic fever in the last few months. Though she did not care…
Rejuvenating state-owned industries welcome

Rejuvenating state-owned industries welcome

The government has planned to inject a new lease of life into a series of state-owned industries to turn the tide of loss and transform them into profitable and modern enterprises. This is indeed a commendable move not only because it aims to add fresh life into moribund state-owned industries but also…
Need effective basic education for all

Need effective basic education for all

Formal education of 16 to 18 years duration in the modern world is divided almost equally (each of 5-6 years) into three stages: Primary/Elementary, Secondary and Higher. A review of the education systems of 182 countries reveals that the highest number of countries (87) have the Primary Education (PE)…
Full automation at Benapole Port almost complete

Full automation at Benapole Port almost complete

Benapole Port, the country's biggest land port, is on the path to full-fledged automation with the installation of all necessary electronic devices going on full-swing. With an estimated cost of Tk 52 crore, the port area will be equipped with automation machines and close-circuit television (CCTV)…
Theresa May hints at Brexit backstop vote

Theresa May hints at Brexit backstop vote

Prime Minister Theresa May suggested yesterday that MPs may get to decide whether Britain eventually joins the “backstop” plan to avoid post-Brexit border checks with Ireland. May told BBC Radio that she was looking at allowing lawmakers a vote on the arrangement, which would keep the country…
Two Bangladeshi films awarded

Two Bangladeshi films awarded

Bangladeshi film ‘Haldaa’, directed by Tauquir Ahmed, has clinched the Best Feature Film (Fiction) award at the 4th Kashmir World Film Festival. Monjurul Islam Megh, an International Film Festival distributor, submitted films from Bangladesh, Tunisia and Kazakhstan to Kashmir World Film…
Tamim, Soumya blazing tons sink WI

Tamim, Soumya blazing tons sink WI

Tamim Iqbal returned to the competitive cricket with a bang after recovering from his injury as he smacked a century in the warm-up game against West Indies to gain much-needed confidence ahead of the three-match ODI series, slated to begin on December 9. Tamim’s marauding knock was complemented…
‘Concerted efforts vital to safe food’

‘Concerted efforts vital to safe food’

Agriculturists and development activists at a discussion on Wednesday viewed that concerted efforts of all public and private entities including the farmers and manufacturers can be the vital means of ensuring safe food for sound public health. To this end, they mentioned that ensuring good agricultural,…
66pc women in country suffer from domestic violence: Study

66pc women in country suffer from domestic violence: Study

Two of every three women, around 66 per cent, in the country have suffered from domestic violence and 72.7 per cent of them never disclosed their experience to others. A joint research conducted by ActionAid Bangladesh and Jatiyo Nari Nirjaton Protirodh Forum (JNNPF) titled "Spotlight on violence…
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