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Security, presence of agents vital to fair polls: Experts

Security, presence of agents
vital to fair polls: Experts
Free and fair elections cannot be expected without ensuring the security and presence of election agents appointed by the candidates at the polling centres, experts have opined. They expected that the Election Commission (EC) would ensure the security and presence of election agents in the Dhaka city civic polls on January 30 to ensure free and fair polls. The poll agents play a pivotal role in holding free and fair polls from the inception of elections till the announcement of results, they pointed out. The EC should also seriously take the allegations by the candidates that they sometimes cannot appoint their agents or the agents are driven out or prevented by powerful candidates, they opined. The EC and returning officers of both Dhaka North…

‘Gang leader’ placed on one-day remand

‘Gang leader’ placed on one-day remand

A Dhaka court yesterday placed Md Faisal Hossain, the gang leader of a cycle extorting money from people with assurance of getting entry into the Ganabahban, on one-day remand. Investigation Officer (IO) and Sub-Inspector of Sher-e-Bangla Nagar Police Station Sujan Ul Islam produced Faisal before the…
BNP poses question to make city polls controversial: Info minister

BNP poses question to make city polls controversial: Info minister

Castigating BNP leaders for their imprudent comments on upcoming two city corporations’ polls in Dhaka, Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud yesterday said BNP’s efforts to make the polls questionable are not accepted. “BNP is out to make the city polls debatable and questionable which…
Book the brick-kilns for not following rules

Book the brick-kilns for not following rules

It is worrying that brick-kiln owners are defying ban and are using timbers to burn bricks. At Jhenidah’s Harinakundu upazila this activity is going on by setting up sawmills near kilns but the local administration is not taking steps to stop it. To protect the country’s environment—burning…
Nirbhaya rape case deferred yet again

Nirbhaya rape case deferred yet again

When gang rape victim Nirbhaya’s mother, Asha Devi, reacted to the court verdict, saying,  "Today I have another date in my hands” after the matter was  deferred  yet again, she touched a chord. Her daughter’s gang rape seven years ago had shook the nation wherein…
Search for affordable apartment

Search for affordable apartment

Robel Islam Rezo from the capital’s Malibagh area is looking for an apartment.  “I have come to the fair to get a general idea about the price of an apartment in my area. It's not possible to roam all around the capital in a day to get the information. The fair makes things easier,”…
US asks for proportionate response: Iran

US asks for proportionate response: Iran

The deputy commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said Washington had asked Tehran to respond “in proportion” after US forces killed top military commander Qasem Soleimani. Soleimani, the commander of its Quds Force foreign operations arm, was killed before dawn Friday in a US drone…
‘Bangladesh Cultural Festival 2020’ underway at Shilpakala

‘Bangladesh Cultural Festival 2020’ underway at Shilpakala

‘Bangladesh Cultural Festival 2020’, a 21-day long national cultural event, was kicked off at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) on Friday. Hosted by BSA in association with the ministry of cultural affairs, the festival is scheduled to showcase the performance of five thousand performing…
Bangladesh drawn with 
Palestine and Sri Lanka

Bangladesh drawn with Palestine and Sri Lanka

With paying great honour to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, a colorful draw and logo unveiling ceremony of the Bangabandhu Gold Cup Football tournament was held at the Hotel Pan Pacific Sonargaon, in the capital yesterday. The six-nation tournament will kick-off on January 15 and the final of January…
Dry fish processing takes toll on reserved forest

Dry fish processing takes toll on reserved forest

The processing of dry fish is destroying the protected forests of Kalapara. Here fishermen have been selling dry fish to traders from Sayedpur, Chattogram, Dhaka, Khulna, Bagerhat, and Kuakata. Locals claim that the dry fish industry is taking a toll on both the fishery and forest sectors. Some influential…
BNP hesitant to go for tough political action, admit leaders

BNP hesitant to go for tough political action, admit leaders

The BNP is still struggling to make a turnaround in its political fortunes after the major debacle in the December 30, 2018 general election, which the party claimed was “manipulated and unacceptable”. The party could win only six parliamentary seats out of the total 300 and joined Parliament…
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