Wednesday 19 December 2018 ,
Wednesday 19 December 2018 ,
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  • AL makes 21 special pledges in election manifesto
  • AL to introduce 5G services, reduce cost of internet, cell-phone use
  • HC confirms Khaleda's ineligibility to contest polls
  • BNP manifesto promises scrapping black laws, higher GDP growth
  • Quader hopes AL to win next polls again
  • US hopes polls to be credible
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Settle appeal on 22 Jamaat leaders’ candidature in 3 days: HC to EC The High Court asked the Election Commission on Tuesday to resolve an appeal challenging legality of 22 Jamaat-e-Islami leaders contesting the polls with…
Voting underway in Jatiya Press Club election Voting to elect the new managing committee of the Jatiya Press Club is underway here on Tuesday. The voting began at 9am and will continue until 5pm without…
  • Int’l Migrants Day today
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  • Bangladesh
    Khaleda can’t contest polls, confirms HC The third bench of the High Court (HC) yesterday (Tuesday) upheld the decision of the junior judge of another bench that rejected BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia’s writ petitions, challenging the legality of the decision of the Election Commission (EC) rejecting her candidature in three constituencies…
    US encourages free, fair polls US Ambassador in Dhaka Earl R Miller has said his country encourages all to participate in the democratic and electoral process in Bangladesh avoiding violence as the national election is scheduled to be held on December 30. "The United States continues to encourage a free, fair, credible, participatory,…
  • AL promises to continue zero tolerance against corruption, militancy
  • Be careful when declaring polls results: EC Rafiqul
  • Politics
    HC confirms Khaleda’s ineligibility to contest polls The High Court on Tuesday rejected a writ petition filed challenging the cancellation of BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia's candidature, barring her from contest the December-30 parliamentary elections from three constituencies. The one-member bench of Justice JBM Hassan passed the order. Attorney General…
    SC stays Rashiduzzaman Millat’s candidature The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the High Court order that stayed the candidature of BNP candidate M Rashiduzzaman Millat from Jamalpur-1. The seven-member bench led by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain passed ‘no order’ after hearing on an appeal filed by Millat against the HC order.…
  • Quader hopes AL to win next polls again
  • AL makes 21 special pledges in election manifesto
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    • New York : The Mandarin duck, known as Mandarin Patinkin, swims in Central Park as warmer than normal temperatures hit New York City on December 14, 2018. AFP PHOTO
    • New Delhi : Painted storks perch on a tree in the Delhi Zoo premises in New Delhi on December 13, 2018. AFP PHOTO
    • Moscow : A woman skies in a snow-covered park in Moscow on December 15, 2018. AFP PHOTO
    • Italy : The moon rises over the Dolomites mountains in Val Gardena on December 15, 2018. AFP PHOTO
    • Kuala Lumpur : People walk at a shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur filled with Christmas decorations on December 17, 2018. AFP PHOTO
    • Paris : Pedestrians cross the Seine river on the Alexander III bridge, as the sunset is reflected on the windows of the building boarding the river, in Paris on December 10, 2018. PHOTO AFP
    • United Kingdom : Sea birds are seen over the North Sea off the east coast of Scotland on December 10, 2018. Photo AFP
    • Kuala Lumpur : This picture taken on December 5, 2018 shows a hanging restaurant inspired by Santa Claus travelling on a sleigh with reindeers for a Christmas season promotion that takes customers with a view of Kuala Lumpur skyline. AFP PHOTO
    • Beirut : Fireworks light the sky as a Christmas is lit in Lebanon's capital Beirut on December 3, 2018. AFP PHOTO
    • United Arab Emirates : Falcons are seen standing on their perches before being released while on a hunting trip by Al-Marzoom Hunting Association at Al-Marzoom Falconry Reserve, about 100 kilometres southwest of Abu Dhabi, on December 8, 2018. AFP PHOTO
    Bangladesh Jiggasha champion Shamim Ahmed receives Tk 1 crore cheque from Planning Minister AHM Mustafa
Kamal after the grand finale of the IFIC Bank-sponsored quiz show held in the capital Sunday night. Beximco Group
Vice-Chairman and Independent TV Chairman Salman F Rahman (3rd from left), IFIC Bank Managing Director and
CEO Shah A Sarwar (2nd from left), Independent TV CEO and Editor-in-Chief M Shamsur Rahman (left) and anchor
Khaled Muhiuddin are also seen. INDEPENDENT PHOTO Bangladesh Jiggasha champion Shamim Ahmed receives Tk 1 crore cheque from Planning Minister…
    Vendors busy selling warm clothes at makeshift shops at New Market in the capital yesterday. INDEPENDENT PHOTO Vendors busy selling warm clothes at makeshift shops at New Market in the capital yesterday.…
    Sudden rain accompanied by winter chill in the capital disrupts life and causes sufferings to commuters. The photo was taken yesterday
from Bangshal intersection. FOCUS BANGLA PHOTO Sudden rain accompanied by winter chill in the capital disrupts life and causes sufferings…
    President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina pay tributes to the martyrs of the Liberation War by placing wreaths at the National Memorial in Savar yesterday with a
military contingent presenting state salute on the occasion of Victory Day of the country. FOCUS BANGLA PHOTO President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina pay tributes to the martyrs of the…
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