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Election

Britons vote in election seen strengthening May’s Brexit hand

  Live Desk: Britons began voting on Thursday in a snap election predicted to give Prime Minister Theresa May a larger parliamentary majority, which she hopes will strengthen her hand in looming divorce talks with the European Union. A final survey backed other opinion polls in the last 24 hours, suggesting that the Conservatives had widened their lead following a tricky campaign in... details

Jaya Sengupta wins in Sunamganj by-polls

    Sunamganj Live:   Dr Joya Sengupta, wife of former veteran leader of the ruling Awami League Suranjit Sengupta, has won the by-polls of Sunamgaj-2 (Dirai-Shalla) by a large margin of votes. According to the unofficial result announced on Thursday evening (March 30), Joya Sengupta got 95,959 votes with the symbol ‘boat’, while independent candidate Sayed Ali Mahbub... details

BNP’s Sakku wins Comilla polls again

  Comilla Live:  BNP nominated mayor candidate Monirul Haque Sakku has again won the Comilla City Corporation (CCC) polls. He defeated Awami League nominated candidate Anjum Sultana Seema by a margin of over ten thousand votes. According to the unofficial result announced by the returning officer on Thursday evening (March 30), Sakku bagged 68,795 votes with the symbol ‘sheaf of... details

‘Comilla polls marred by violence, rigging’

       Comilla Live: BNP on Thursday alleged that the Comilla City Corporation polls were 'marred by widespread violence, vote rigging and irregularities' as the Election Commission has failed to perform its constitutional duties. "Ruling party cadres and law enforcers continued to drive out BNP candidate's agents and supporters from different polling... details

‘EC behaves cruelly with AL candidate in CCC polls’

Live Correspondent:  Prime Minister's Political Adviser HT Imam today said the Election Commission (EC), in the name of playing a neutral role, is behaving cruelly with the Awami League candidate in Comilla City Corporation (CCC) polls slated for Thursday. "In the name of showing neutrality , the EC has become rude to Awami League," he told journalists after a meeting with Chief Election... details

Pro-BNP lawyers sweep SCBA polls

Live Correspondent: Pro-BNP lawyers won in eight posts out of 14, including that of president and secretary of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) election. Advocate Zainul Abedin and Barrister Mahbub Uddin Khokon of BNP have been elected as president and secretary respectively. Pro-Awami League lawyers won in the remaining six posts including that of the vice president and... details

SC clears way for FBCCI polls

Business Live: The Supreme Court has allowed the authorities concerned to continue the process for holding the FBCCI election until further notice. Chamber Judge of the Appellate Division Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain passed the order following a petition filed by the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) seeking stay on the High Court order that had halted the... details

6 killed as polling ends

Live Correspondent: The polling in the 4th phase election to 703 Union Parishads in 87 upazilas of the country’s 46 districts concluded amid widespread irregularities and stray incidents of violence that left two people dead and over 100 others injured in different parts of the country on Saturday, reports UNB news agency. The balloting began at 8:00am and continued till 4:00pm without any... details

Kochi University to introduce nursing course

Live Correspondent: Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) would implement a project for improvement of nursing practicum in Bangladesh with the support of Kochi University of Japan. President of Kochi University of Japan Hiroko Minami during a courtesy call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her Tejgaon office here today discussed the project. PM's press secretary Ihsanul Karim... details

AL bags 10 out 11 chairmen posts in Pirganj, Rangpur

Live correspondent: Awami League (AL)-nominated candidates have won landslide victory bagging 10 posts of Union Parishad (UP) chairman out of 11 in Pirganj upazila where elections were held here on Thursday as elsewhere in the country. Citing unofficial results of UP elections held in 11 out of total 15 UPs in Pirganj, Upazila Election Officer KN Roy Niyoti said AL-nominated 10 candidates... details

Election now money-centric: Kazi Rakib

Live Correspondent: Chief election commissioner Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad on Monday said nowadays elections have turned money-centric, and muscle power has been the criterion for competence of a candidate to win. He said this at the Election Commission at 3:30pm at Agargaon in Dhaka, while briefing newsmen about the first phase of UP elections tomorrow, Tuesday. The CEC said, "Election... details

‘BNP Getting More Facilities From EC’

Live Correspondent: Ruling Awami League`s Joint General Secretary Mahbub-ul-Alam Hanif said that BNP is getting more facilities than Awami League as they are out of the Parliament. The Awami League leader made the comment while addressing media after meeting with Chief Election Commissioner Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmed in the capital on Thursday noon. He said, "The central leaders of BNP got scope... details

BNP Candidates Clash: 4 Injured

Jamalpur Live:  At least 4 people including one bullet-hit have been injured in a clash between BNP mayoral contester and its rebel candidate at Sharishabari in Jamalpur. The calsh erupted between the supporters of BNP nominated Foyezul Kabir Shahin and its rebel candidate Ruhul Amin around 12:15 pm on Monday. Witnesses said supporters of the two candidates had an altercation over... details