Archive for December 30th, 2015

Municipals polls largely fair, says EC

Chief election commissioner Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad on Wednesday claimed that the countrywide municipal elections were held fairly barring some stray incidents…

December 30, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

AL candidates lead municipality polls

The candidates of ruling Awami League are leading the race of municipality polls across the country on Wednesday, reports United News of Bangladesh and our correspondents…

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Primary, Ebtedayee, JSC, JDC results Thursday

The results of Primary and Ebtedayee Terminal Examinations, and Junior School Certificate and Junior Dakhil Certificate will be published on Thursday…

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EC suspends polls at Madhabdi municipality

The election commission on Wednesday cancelled the polls of Madhabdi municipality of Narsingdi for violence and mass rigging, said EC spokesperson Rafiqul Islam…

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Khaleda to sit in emergency meeting tonight

Khaleda to sit in emergency meeting tonight

Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia convened an emergency meeting of the party’s senior leaders on Wednesday night to discuss municipal elections and the party’s next course of actions…

December 30, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Vote counting on as municipal polls end amid violence

Vote counting has commenced following the close of voting in the country’s first-ever partisan municipal elections to 234 municipalities amid allegations of capture of some polling stations, vote fraud and violence in some areas…

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Fakhrul finds polls nothing but mockery

Fakhrul finds polls nothing but mockery

Bangladesh Nationalist Party acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Wednesday branded the municipality polls nothing but mockery as there was no sign of transparency…

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Ministry extends deadline for fixing RR number plates

The road transport and bridges ministry on Wednesday decided to extend the deadline for fixing Retro-Reflective number plates with radiofrequency identification tags on all motor vehicles…

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Cox’s Bazar upazila chairman suspended

The ministry of local government and rural development on Wednesday suspended the chairman of Cox’s Bazar Upazila GM Rahimullah for being accused in a murder case…

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1 killed, 100 injured in municipal polls violence

Sporadic violence, occupation of polling centres, stuffing ballot boxes marked the first ever municipal polls with partisan nominations that left one person killed and around 100 injured across the country…

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EC asks home office to suspend police for negligence in duties

The Election Commission has requested the home ministry to suspend five policemen deployed at polling centres at Kalkini of Madaripur and Chandanaish of Chittagong for negligence in duties…

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Rescue workers detected the eight survivors using infrared cameras.--AP photo

China mine survivors detected by infrared cameras in Shandong

Eight miners trapped for five days after a mine in China caved in have been found alive, state media say…

December 30, 2015 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International
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El Nino weather: Worries grow over humanitarian impact

The strongest El Nino weather cycle on record is likely to increase the threat of hunger and disease for millions of people in 2016, aid agencies say…

December 30, 2015 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
Zero tolerance to violence triggers clash at some places: AL

Zero tolerance to violence triggers clash at some places: AL

The prime minister’s adviser, HT Imam, on Wednesday said there was strict instruction to maintain zero tolerance to violence during polling and it had caused clashes at some places…

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BNP finds election a festival of occupying polling centers

Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Wednesday alleged that ruling party men have unleashed a reign of terror across the country and occupied more than 60 polling centers in first two and a half hour of polling…

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North Korean Kim’s top aide to dies in accident

A senior North Korean ruling party official and a top aide to leader Kim Jong Un has died in a car accident…

December 30, 2015 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International

Bangladesh envoy in Islamabad asked to return home

Bangladesh High Commissioner to Pakistan Suhrab Hossain has been asked to return home though his contractual appointment will expire in the middle of the next year…

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Ballot boxes and other election materials for municipal polls, scheduled for today, are being taken to different centres at Akhaura in Brahminbaria on Tuesday. — Focusbangla photo

234 municipalities go to polls today

First ever partisan elections to 234 municipal councils in the country are set to be held today with the opposition fearing violence, intimidation and ballot rigging…

December 30, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

LOOKING BACK 2015 : Admin left in disarray over disparity

Disparity among various cadre officers have drawn widespread protests from a vast majority of civil servants, causing serious strain in the bureaucracy and also affecting order in overall administration…

December 30, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

BASIC BANK : Recapitalisation demand rejected

The finance division has turned down an appeal for immediate recapitalisation of the scam-hit state-owned banks including BASIC Bank saying the revenue income was poor amid additional pressure for the implementation of the new pay scale…

December 30, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

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