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AL, front organizations pay tributes to Bangabandhu

Live Correspondent: Bangladesh Awami League (AL), its front and associate organizations paid tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman by placing a wreath at the portrait of the Father of the Nation in front of Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi here this morning on the occasion of the 48th Victory Day. Leaders and activists of Dhaka north and south units of... details

Army to be deployed on Dec 24: EC Sec

Live Correspondent:  Army will be deployed from December 24 for 10 days as a striking force ahead of the parliamentary elections. “Three categories of officials will perform their duties with magistracy power in the ensuing election. Of them, executive magistrates are 652, joint district judges are 244 and judicial magistrates are 640. They will be deployed two days ahead of the polls and... details

”Opinion poll suggest AL itself to bag 168 to 220 seats”

Live Correspondent: Awami League (AL) is set to bag alone 168 to 220 seats in the 300-seat parliament, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s ICT Adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy said referring to a public opinion poll run by independent research group RDC. “The Awami League’s margin of victory will be even greater than the 2008 elections,” said Joy in a status posted on his Facebook page disclosing... details

Sheikh Hasina flags off campaign from Gopalganj

Live Correspondent: Prime Minister and Awami League President Sheikh Hasina will begin election campaign from Gopalganj tomorrow paying tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Sheikh Hasina will leave the capital for Tungipara of Gopalganj by road from her official Ganabhaban residence at 8am. She will begin her campaign by placing a wreath at the mazar of... details

CEC urges judicial magistrates to perform duty neutrally

Live Correspondent: Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda today urged the judicial magistrates to perform their duty neutrally in the upcoming general election. “You’ve to perform electoral duties applying your merits irrespective of any party, views and individuals. You are free and neutral as you are judges. You have to apply your judicious minds,” he said while addressing a... details

EC rejects Khaleda’s appeals

Live Correspondent: The Election Commission today turned down BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia’s appeals against cancellation of her nomination papers by returning Officers, declaring her candidacies invalid. The five-member Election Commission, led by Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda, announced the decision after hearing on her three appeals. Earlier, Begum Zia submitted... details

AL starts giving final nominations to party

Live Correspondent: Awami League has started giving the letters of final nomination to the candidates of the party and the grand alliance who will contest in the 11th parliamentary elections with ‘boat’, the electoral symbol of AL. The ruling party also declared its single candidates for 17 constituencies where it gave nominations to more than one aspirants earlier. Among those, Awami... details

CEC warns of legal action for filing false complaints on polls

Live Correspondent: Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) K M Nurul Huda today warned of taking punitive action against those responsible for filing false complaints regarding the electoral process. “Anyone who does not abide by the instructions of the election officials will have to face seven years of imprisonment as per section 193 of the penal code. A person providing false/fabricated news... details

“Apply electoral rules equally for all”

Live Correspondent: Election Commissioner Mahbub Talukder today urged officials concerned to apply the electoral rules equally for all candidates in the upcoming general election scheduled to be held in December 30 next. “Free, fair and neutrality is an urgent for the election. You’ve to play a strong role in this regard,” he told a training programme arranged for the election officials... details

EC for treating all candidates equally, neutrally

Live Correspondent: Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda today asked officials concerned to treat equally all candidates vying for the 11th parliamentary elections scheduled to be held on December 30. “The candidates must be considered as general ones . . . the government officials involved in the electoral process should treat them equally and neutrally,” he said. Nurul... details

14-party alliance to hold meeting with professionals

Live Correspondent: The 14-party alliance will hold a meeting with leaders of different professional bodies at 11am on Friday at Awami League (AL) Office in the city’s Bangabandhu Avenue, said a party press release here today. AL Presidium Member and Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammed Nasim have requested all concerned to attend the meeting.     Dhaka, 28 November... details

150 retired armed forces officers express solidarity

Live Correspondent: More than 150 retired officers of Army, Navy and Air Force expressed solidarity with the Awami League and pledged to work for the party’s victory in the upcoming national election. The retired officers expressed their solidarity with the Awami League (AL) in presence of Prime Minister and AL President Sheikh Hasina at a function here today. PM’s Security Adviser Major... details

EC asks magistrates to ensure voters’ security

Live Correspondent: Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda today asked the executive magistrates to ensure the security of voters so that they can return home safely after casting their votes. “We don’t want any type of violence centering the general election. We want to hold the election in a free, fair, neutral and peaceful manner,” he said while briefing the executive magistrates,... details