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No chance of fresh election, says CEC

No chance of fresh election, says CEC
Rejecting Jatiya Oikyafront's demand for re-election, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC)KM Nurul Huda yesterday said there is no such scope. “There will be no fresh election. There is simply no scope for it,” said the CEC. About alleged stuffing ballot boxes overnight, KM Nurul Huda said: “It is completely untrue.” “I am fully satisfied with the election. The other commissioners are satisfied as well,” he added. "The election was credible according to reports of the media, and local and foreign observers. Till now, we haven't received any written complaint of irregularities," KM Nurul Huda said while briefing media at Nirbachan Bhaban in the capital. The CEC also said that the 11th parliamentary…

Textbook festival today

Textbook festival today

Textbook festival, marking the distribution of free textbooks among school and madrasah students, will be celebrated across the country today. Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid will distribute books at Azimpur Government Girls' School and College field around 9:30am. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina…
Experts suggest reducing screen time to save eyes

Experts suggest reducing screen time to save eyes

Spending too much time with digital devices, including television, mobile and tablets, hurts children’s eyesight.  “Normally, school going children who spend more times using computers or mobile phones triple their risk for myopia or nearsightedness,” the President of Ophthalmological…
Victory for development in election

Victory for development in election

Congratulations to the Awami League for securing a phenomenal victory in the 11th national parliamentary elections. With 259 seats, the party has been given a rousing approval by the nation in an election which was held without any major disruption across the country. The opposition failed to put up…
The activism versus journalism debate

The activism versus journalism debate

Recently The Independent interviewed Pulitzer prize-winning The Washington Post journalist Stephanie McCrummen at the Hong Kong Baptist University where he came to join a workshop. She answered some questions about activism and journalism. She answered--Are activism and journalism mutually exclusive…
Handicraft exports see steady boom

Handicraft exports see steady boom

The country’s handicraft exports have been registering a steady annual growth of 15-20 per cent for the past several years due to a low cost of production, accessibility of loans with single digit interest rate, exploration of untapped markets and availability of raw materials, industry players…
Obamacare can stand while appeal heard: Judge

Obamacare can stand while appeal heard: Judge

A US judge who ruled earlier this month that Obamacare is unconstitutional has said the health care law can stand while his decision is appealed. In a stay order issued Sunday, Texas-based Judge Reed O'Connor said that while he was confident his ruling would be upheld, it should not take effect…
Looking back at the best of 2018

Looking back at the best of 2018

Since 1992, the Dhaka International Film Festival has been a platform that has connected Bangladeshi films with world cinema, and the 16th edition of the Dhaka International Film Festival—organised by Rainbow Film Society—held from January 12 to 20. During the festival, organisers screened…
Rumana named in ICC T20 XI

Rumana named in ICC T20 XI

Bangladesh ace leg-spinner Rumana Ahmed has been named in the prestigious International Cricket Council (ICC) women’s Twenty20 International squad by the world cricket apex body on Monday. The 27-year-old Rumana is the first player from Bangladesh women’s cricket to earn the credible accolade.…
BPC hopes to make profits in 2019

BPC hopes to make profits in 2019

There is good news for the government in the new year as the country will again benefit from the downtrend in international oil prices. After suffering immense losses in the oil market last year, the Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation (BPC) is finally looking to book profits. In the past three months,…
2018: The year that the youth spoke out

2018: The year that the youth spoke out

The year that just ended was a crucial one in many respects. Obviously the 2018 parliamentary election was the major event, the ramifications of which will be felt in the next years. The people voted overwhelming number for the continuity of development and progress that Bangladesh has seen in the last…
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