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EC validates 85 more appeals

EC validates 85 more appeals
The Election Commission (EC) accepted the appeals of 85 disgruntled candidates on the last day of hearing on appeals against the rejection of nomination papers yesterday, EC sources said. With this, the EC has validated candidatures of 243 aspirants out of 543 who appealed against the returning officers’ rejection of nomination papers. Returning officers across the country rejected a total of 786 nomination forms out of 3,065 submitted for the 300 parliamentary seats. On Thursday, as many as 78 aspirants out of 150 got their candidatures valid, while on Friday 80 candidates out of 160 were allowed to contest the general election. The deadline for withdrawing candidature in the 11th parliamentary elections expires at 5pm today, said officials…

Avoid infighting: Rizvi urges BNP men

Avoid infighting: Rizvi urges BNP men

Though the supporters of their some 'nomination deprived' aspirants are expressing anger, BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi yesterday said party leaders and activists will work together for the candidates of 'Sheaf of Paddy'. "There're some reactions among…
Army more skilled, smarter now, says president

Army more skilled, smarter now, says president

Mentioning Bangladesh Army as a symbol of pride for the nation , President Abdul Hamid said that the force is much more developed, skilled and smarter now with modern training and equipment. President Hamid made the remarks while attending the President Parade 2018 of 76th BMA Long Course organised…
RCC’s plan to make biogas from wastes laudable

RCC’s plan to make biogas from wastes laudable

Rajshahi City Corporation’s (RCC) decision to generate fuel, biogas and bio-fertilizer from wastes is indeed a welcome initiative. This kind of decision should have come in Bangladesh much earlier. Due to absence of local technology in this regard, RCC is going to use foreign technology and signed…
Chasing the enemy

Chasing the enemy

A gun and a helicopter seem to have muddied the waters between the Congress and the BJP in India. Charges and countercharges are being levelled at each other in the most vicious way. Beginning with the gun, it has always played a crucial role in Indian politics. It haunted politicians in the Eighties…
World Vision helps rural women find foothold

World Vision helps rural women find foothold

Momena Khatun still recalls the day when she was first asked to deal with earthworms and cow dung with bare hands. As someone who has been living in a small village since her birth, Momena had been familiar with the tasks. But the very thought of applying her bare hands made her cringe and forced her…
Mass arrests as Paris ‘yellow vest’ protests turn violent

Mass arrests as Paris ‘yellow vest’ protests turn violent

Armoured vehicles rolled through central Paris yesterday as riot police clashed with “yellow vest” demonstrators, who set fire to barricades and hurled rocks in the latest demonstrations against President Emmanuel Macron. Shouts of “Macron, resign” mingled with tear gas on the…
Photography show ‘Exodus’ to begin tomorrow

Photography show ‘Exodus’ to begin tomorrow

A 12-day photography exhibition titled ‘Exodus’ by internationally acclaimed photographer Patrick Brown will begin tomorrow at La Galerie of Alliance Française de Dhaka (AFD) in Dhanmondi of the capital. UNICEF Bangladesh, in collaboration with AFD, is organising the exhibition. UNICEF…
Bangladesh look wary of WI big hitter

Bangladesh look wary of WI big hitter

Bangladesh looks wary of West Indies’s big hitter, who possessed muscle power enough to change the complexion of the game, specially in the shorter format. The recent India series was an example of how capable their big hitters are to destroy the bowling line up on their days and Bangladesh ODI…
Souls reunite on Indo-Bangla border

Souls reunite on Indo-Bangla border

Thousands of people from Bangladesh and India met their relatives from either side at border points in Ranishankail and Haripur upazilas of the district on Friday on the occasion of decade-old traditional ‘Patharkali Mela’. The five-km border fence between boundary pillar No. 345 and 346…
23 abandoned CHT army camps grabbed by ‘local political groups’

23 abandoned CHT army camps grabbed by ‘local political groups’

After 21 years of the signing of the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) Peace Accord, the local political groups, especially the United Peoples Democratic Front (UPDF), have grabbed some 23 out of a total of 240 army camps from where troops have been withdrawn so far. Most of the withdrawn army camps are…
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