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Parties submit final lists of candidates to EC

Parties submit final lists 
of candidates to EC
On the last day of withdrawal of candidacies, different political parties and alliances yesterday submitted letters to the Election Commission (EC) with the lists of those of their candidates who will contest in and withdraw from the general elections, scheduled to be held on December 30. Parties like the Awami League (AL), the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), the Jatiya Party and the Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD) have also requested the EC to allot their respective electoral symbols to some of the candidates of their alliance partners. There are provisions as regards the withdrawal of candidacy in the Representation of the People Order, 1972. Under Provision 16(1) of the RPO, ‘any validly nominated candidate may, by notice in writing…

4 technocrat ministers quit

4 technocrat ministers quit

Thirty two days after Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina asked four technocrat ministers to resign, religious affairs minister Motiur Rahman, expatriates welfare and overseas employment minister Nurul Islam, science and technology minister Yeafesh Osman and telecom and IT minister Mustafa Jabbar finally stepped…
Skilled Navy needed to protect marine resources: President

Skilled Navy needed to protect marine resources: President

President Abdul Hamid said there is no alternative to a skilled and smart navyforce for protecting the maritime sovereignty alongside ensure full utilisation of the potentials of increasing trade and investment and protect marine resources. He made the remarks while addressing the President Winter Parade…
Functional education for slum children

Functional education for slum children

Youth leaders and development workers have unanimously underlined the need for proper education for slum children so that they can break away from the cycle of poverty, develop skills and improve their social conditions. Since the 80s, several NGOs have been working in urban shanty towns and while this…
Tech giant Huawei caught in US-China row

Tech giant Huawei caught in US-China row

As the US President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping were having, in Trump’s words, “An amazing and productive meeting with unlimited possibilities for both the United States and China” at a dinner after the G20 summit in Buenos Aires, quietly on the other American…
‘Expenditure hits record Tk 36,438cr’

‘Expenditure hits record Tk 36,438cr’

The implementation of the Annual Development Programme (ADP) during the July-November period of the current fiscal 2018-2019 reached a record Taka 36,438 crore in terms of expenditure with an implementation rate of 20.15 percent, said Planning Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal yesterday. “The ADP implementation…
Yellow vest protests ‘economic catastrophe’ for France

Yellow vest protests ‘economic catastrophe’ for France

The “yellow vest” protests have been “a catastrophe” for the French economy, the finance minister says. France has seen four consecutive weekends of demonstrations against fuel tax rises, high living costs, and other issues. About 125,000 protesters took to the streets on Saturday,…
Countrywide short film fest begins

Countrywide short film fest begins

An eight-day ‘Bangladesh Short and Documentary Film Festival 2018’ began on Saturday at 64 districts simultaneously across the country. Information Secretary Abdul Malek inaugurated the festival as the special guest in the afternoon at National Chitrashala Auditorium of Bangladesh Shilpakala…
18 years, 200 ODIs down the
line, Mash still looks fresh

18 years, 200 ODIs down the line, Mash still looks fresh

Mashrafe Bin Mortaza marked his 200th ODI game, producing one of his most memorable performances in the recent time as he snapped up three for 30 in a measly bowling effort against West Indies, a side boasted with several big hitters who can destroy any bowling line up in any kind of pitch. But more…
Mymensingh, Narail liberated          on this day

Mymensingh, Narail liberated on this day

Mymensingh and Narail districts were freed from the Pakistan occupation forces on December 10. Our Narail correspondent reports: To observe the day district and Sadar upazila units of Bangladesh Muktijoddha Sangsad have taken up a number of programmes including hoisting national and organisational flags…
Don’t create family feuds in the name of realising rights

Don’t create family feuds in the name of realising rights

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday urged the country's women not to create problems in their families while trying to realise their rights as everyone has the responsibility to the family. "Your [women] rights have to be realised but be careful that there shouldn't be any unrest in…
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