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AL, BNP want EC to enroll expatriates as voters

AL, BNP want EC to enroll expatriates as voters
Both the Awami League (AL) and BNP want the Election Commission (EC) to take measures to enrol expatriates as voters so that they can cast their ballots in the next general election. Talking to The Independent, senior leaders of both parties asserted that they were in favour of enrolment of expatriates and would welcome it if the EC made such an effort. AL leaders said they held a meeting with the chief election commissioner (CEC) and proposed that measures be taken in this regard. BNP leaders said the party had pledged in its "Vision 2030" that it would take steps to enrol Bangladeshi expatriates so that they could cast their votes in the national polls. The observations of the two major political parties came as the Probashi Bangali…

ARSA contradicts AI report on Hindu massacre

ARSA contradicts AI report on Hindu massacre

 Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) on Friday categorically denied what it says "unjustifiable and careless serious criminal accusations" made by Amnesty International, reports UNB. In a statement it said it is appalling to learn the recent report titled "New evidence reveals…
Concerns growing over 
sexual harassment

Concerns growing over sexual harassment

While roaming around the blue and white world of Facebook, many forget the basic idea of using the social platform in a healthy way as many use it as a tool of harassing others, especially girls, reports UNB. Most girls are still unaware that the digital space is being invaded with sexual harassment,…
The Higher Education Commission

The Higher Education Commission

The enactment of a Higher Education Commission Law should now be given an urgent push. Because of the limited power, the present University Grants Commission (UGC) is rather grappling to deal with the country’s tertiary level education institutions now numbering 141. When the present UGC was founded…
Coalition in Karnataka

Coalition in Karnataka

They won, they lost and they won again: the story of the Congress-JD(S) coalition in Karnataka. It is a story that has the ingredients of a first rate film in the making: how the Governor helped the BJP wrest power and hurriedly swore in its Chief Minister B.S.Yeddyurappa who will go down in history…
Meals at doorsteps

Meals at doorsteps

With more and more families supported by working parents, and younger, single people favouring convenience above everything else, cooking after a long day at work is not exactly the option uptown Dhaka residents prefer these days. Banking on that, two events have occurred: restaurants are mushrooming…
US warns Syria of ‘firm’ action over southern offensive

US warns Syria of ‘firm’ action over southern offensive

WASHINGTON: The US has warned Damascus it will take “firm” action if the regime of Bashar al-Assad violates a ceasefire deal, after Syrian aircraft dropped leaflets on a southern province ahead of an expected offensive, reports AFP. Residents of Daraa told AFP Friday that several different…
Weeklong architectural exhibition underway at AFD

Weeklong architectural exhibition underway at AFD

A weeklong architectural exhibition titled ‘Archiprix Bangladesh Exhibition 2018’ is underway at La Galerie of Alliance Française de Dhaka (AFD) in Dhanmondi of the capital. The exhibition is organised jointly by the Department of Architecture, Bangladesh University of Engineering…
Focus more on own game: Tamim

Focus more on own game: Tamim

Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal said that they should focus much more on themselves rather than its opposition, Afghanistan in their next three-T20 series in Dehradun in June. Tamim also said that you will never come out of it if you will be focused in a particular matter only. “If you obsessed…
Two abandoned sub-jails grabbed by persons with vested interests

Two abandoned sub-jails grabbed by persons with vested interests

The abandoned sub-jails of Sakhipur and Delduwar in Tangail district have been occupied by persons with vested interests, causing losses to the government. As a result, the government’s attempt to turn the establishments into safe homes for adolescents is being delayed.   The buildings have…
No headway in 7 years

No headway in 7 years

For about last seven years, Bangladesh has been asking India to conclude the Teesta water sharing agreement only to receive repeated assurance from the country’s first neighbour. The assurances, however, do not come with any specific or even tentative timeframe for the signing of the agreement,…
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