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Quader asks party men to make room for honest people in politics

Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Monday directed the party men to make room for honest and competent people in politics fearing that the political arena was failing to create ground to attract people with integrity. “We want to make politics attractive to the people. We want to make room for honest, able and ...

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No formula on next general election will be accepted: Nasim

The coordinator of the Awami League led 14-party grand alliance Mohammad Nasim on Sunday said the next general election would be held as per the constitution and no ‘formula’ regarding this issue would be accepted. Nasim, Health and Family Welfare Minister, came up with this stance while addressing as the chief guest a meeting arranged by the Gano Azadi League ...

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Khaleda Zia facing political vendetta: Rizvi

BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi is concerned that the prime minister’s statement on a graft case against Khaleda Zia will influence the trial. The BNP leader was addressing a press conference at the party central office in Naya Paltan on Sunday. Rizvi claimed that the graft cases filed against the BNP chairperson are part of a political ...

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No polls if Khaleda sent to jail, Fakhrul says

Mentioning that no patriot will contest the elections, BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Wednesday said that no election will be held in the country if Khaleda Zia is sent to jail in fabricated case. Fakhrul came up with this observation while addressing a programme at Dhaka Reporters Unity in the city this afternoon adding the BNP wants ...

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Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader asks party men to ensure victory for 3rd term

Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Tuesday asked party men to put their best efforts in convincing people to vote Awami League for the third consecutive terms and retain victory through the next general elections. He came up with the call while attending as the chief guest at a joint meeting of Dhaka ...

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Murderer not to be spared: Inu

  Information minister Hasanul Haq Inu on Saturday said that the culprits behind the murder of journalist Shimul in Sirajganj will be brought to book. He said this at a programme in the capital. Minister also said no political influence will be considered in this regard. He said that the murderer will not be spared regardless of his or her ...

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AL, BNP among 25 parties submit names to search committee for new EC

Responding to its call, 25 political parties, including Awami League and BNP, on Tuesday submitted names to the search committee for reconstituting the Election Commission (EC). The other political parties include Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), Islamic Oikya Jote, Bangladesh Khilafat Majlish, National Awami Party (NAP), Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Bangladesh and Bangladesh Khilafat Andolon. Cabinet Division Additional Secretary Abdul Wadud said 25 ...

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Police foils BNP procession in Pabna, 5 held

At least five local leaders and activists of BNP were arrested as police charged baton on a BNP procession in Pabna on Saturday protesting the arrest warrant against Senior Vice Chairman of BNP Tarique Rahman. The BNP men brought out a protest procession from the district BNP office in the town. Witnesses said police intercepted the procession in front of ...

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EC formation: Search body asks 31 political parties to propose 5 names by January 31

The newly formed search committee on Saturday requested 31 registered political parties, including BNP and ruling Awami League, to propose five names of Election Commission head and members to the additional secretary of the Cabinet division by January 31. The six-member body headed by Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain held the meeting at the Supreme Court Judges’ Lounge in Dhaka at ...

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Police thwart Rampal protests with teargas, rubber bullet

The eight-hour general strike enforced by the National Committee to Protect Oil, Gas, Mineral Resources, Power and Ports to press home their 7-point demand, including scrapping coal-based Rampal power plant near the Sunderbans, ended Thursday afternoon in Dhaka amid scattered clashes between police and strike supporters. Police fired rubber bullets, teargas shells and sprayed water from water cannon to disperse ...

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