Monday, 23 May, 2022

Politics

Ivy wins 3rd straight term as Narayanganj city mayor 

The Awami League’s Selina Hayat Ivy has won the mayoral race in the Narayanganj City Corporation election for the third consecutive time. However, the Election Commission (EC) is yet to announce official results. Ivy, who has been representing Narayanganj City for 18 years,

Narayanganj city polls: Voting ends, counting begins

The voting in the Narayanganj City Corporation elections has ended without any major incident on Sunday.   The counting of votes then started immediately at all polling centres across the city. The polls were held through the Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) from 8:00am to

Voting to Narayanganj city polls underway

The much-awaited elections to Narayanganj City Corporation (NCC) began on Sunday (Jan 16) morning. The voting began at 8.00am and will continue till 4.00pm without any break.  The government has already assigned 27 mobile teams run by the magistrates and deployed huge law

Rajshahi mayor Liton tests positive for Covid-19

Rajshahi City Corporation (RCC) mayor AHM Khairuzzaman Liton tested positive for Covid-19 on Thursday. A reliable source confirmed the matter on Saturday (Jan 15) noon. Mayor Lytton's condition is stable and he is in good health. He is currently staying at his Dhaka residence.

All set for Narayanganj city polls tomorrow 

Electioneering ended on Friday midnight as the Narayanganj City Corporation (NCC) polls will be held on Sunday (Jan 16). The voting will continue from 8 am to 4 pm without any break. The government has assigned 27 mobile teams run by the magistrates and deployed huge law enforcing

Mirza Fakhrul, his wife test positive for Covid-19

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir and his wife Rahat Ara Begum tested positive for coronavirus (Covid-19). BNP Chairperson's press wing member Shairul Kabir Khan confirmed the matter on Tuesday (Jan 11). Sources said that Mirza Fakhrul and his wife Rahat Ara

Bangabandhu homecoming day today

The historic Homecoming Day of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman is being observed in the country today (January 10). The supreme commander of the country's Liberation War Bangabandhu returned liberated Bangladesh via London and New Delhi on January 10 in 1972,

Bangabandhu homecoming day on Monday

The historic Homecoming Day of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman will be observed in the country on Monday (Jan 10). The supreme commander of the country's Liberation War Bangabandhu returned liberated Bangladesh via London and New Delhi on January 10 in 1972,

5th phase UP polls: Voting ends, counting begins

The fifth phase of the local government elections at 708 union parishads (UPs) in 48 districts ended on Wednesday (Jan 5). The polling started 8:00am and continued till 4:00pm. Meanwhile, incidents of violence, killing, and torching of campaign offices have become widespread,

Man killed in Ctg union council poll violence

A man was killed in a clash between supporters of opposing candidates in the union council polls in Anwara Upazila of Chattogram on Wednesday. The deceased was identified as Ankur Dutta, 35, son of Nepal Dutta. Thana election officer Syed Md Anwar Khaled confirmed the matter. The

Teacher's death: KUET expels BCL Gen Secy, 3 others for life

The authorities of Khulna University of Engineering and Technology (KUET) expelled four students, including university unit BCL general secretary Sadman Nahian Sejan, over the unnatural death of Professor Dr Md Selim Hossain. The other three are Abu Hasan Abdullah Kaiyum, Md

Taimur loses BNP chairperson's adviser post

Taimur Alam Khandaker, who is contesting for mayoral post in Narayanganj City Corporation (NCC) Polls, has been removed from the Advisory Council to the BNP Chairperson. BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi confirmed the development to the media on Monday. Taimur

BNP's 'no' to President’s dialogue on EC 

The BNP has decided not to join the dialogue with President Abdul Hamid over forming the new Election Commission. The party leaders discussed the issue in detail at a virtual meeting of its standing committee on Monday night (December 27), Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir

Joynal Hazari passes away

Joynal Hazari, Awami League Advisory Council member and a former lawmaker from Feni, passed away on Monday afternoon. He was 76 He breathed his last around 5:30 pm while undergoing at Labaid Hospital in the capital. His personal political assistant Shakhawat Hossain Bhuiyan

Obaidul Quader leaves hospital, returns to work

After 12 days of treatment, Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader was discharged today (Dec 26) from the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) in Dhaka. Obaidul Quader, also the Awami League General Secretary, however, reached his ministry from the hospital

Dewanganj municipality mayor suspended 

Jamalpur's Dewanganj Municipality Mayor Shah Newaz Shahanshah was suspended for allegedly slapping an upazila secondary education officer during a Victory Day programme on December 16. A notification, signed by Farzana Mannan, deputy secretary of Local Government Division, was

HC directives sought for Khaleda’s oversees treatment 

A writ petition was filed with the High Court seeking its directives on the government so that BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia can travel abroad for advanced medical treatment. Supreme Court lawyer Md Eunus Ali Akond submitted the public interest litigation (PIL) plea on Monday, arguing

Ex-MP Akmal Ibne Yusuf passes away

Former Member of Parliament Chowdhury Akmal Ibne Yusuf died in the capital on early Sunday. He was 75. He breathed his last at 1:30am while undergoing treatment at United Hospital. Shahidul Islam Babul, general secretary of Krishak Dal, confirmed the matter to Banglanews. BNP

Obaidul Quader's health condition improving

The health condition of Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader is improving, confirmed by his physicians here on Wednesday (Dec 15).   "The physical condition of Obaidul Quader is comparatively better than Tuesday," said Professor Dr Sharfuddin, Vice

Obaidul Quader falls sick, hospitalised

Road, Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader was taken to a hospital in the capital on Tuesday (December 14). He was admitted to the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) Hospital as he fell sick, said Awami League’s Office Secretary Barrister Biplob Barua.