Thursday, 29 Oct, 2020

Politics

BNP stages countrywide demonstrations <br> Govt represses journalists in ÔÇÿBaksal-styleÔÇÖ, allege

DHAKA: The main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) alleged that the government is ruling the country in ‘Baksal style’ by repressing journalists as well as the media.“You were not forgiven by the people for repressing journalists and for shutting down news organizations

Mayor Khoka down during demo, rushed to hospital

DHAKA: Dhaka’s mayor and BNP leader Sadek Hossain Khoka dropped down ill during party’s demonstration in the capital on Sunday afternoon and was rushed to Banani United Hospital.“He fell sick while leading the party procession in protest against the assault on journalists,” said

BNP staging countrywide demo Sunday

DHAKA: The main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) is staging countrywide demonstrations Sunday against what they say government’s repression on journalists and interference in the run of the mass media. Earlier, the party high command instructed the leaders and activists of

CCC election result a turning point: BNPÔÇÖs Mirza Faqrul

DHAKA: BNP joint-secretary-general Mirza Faqrul Islam Alamgir Saturday termed the Chittagong City Corporation election a ‘turning point’ in national politics, as the opposition camp swept the important local-body polls. “Through the election result, the people of the country started

BNP stages countrywide demonstrations <br> Govt represses journalists in ÔÇÿBaksal-styleÔÇÖ, allege

DHAKA: The main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) alleged that the government is ruling the country in ‘Baksal style’ by repressing journalists as well as the media.“You were not forgiven by the people for repressing journalists and for shutting down news organizations

Mohiuddin complains of ÔÇÿelection engineeringÔÇÖ

CHITTAGONG: Defeated former city father ABM Mohiuddin Chowdhury, who had the ruling party’s full weight thrown behind him, complained of ‘election engineering’ as the results of Thursday’s polls showed Friday his rival colleague Manzur Alam elected Mayor of Chittagong.The outgoing

Govt couldnÔÇÖt change CCC poll result as brave Chittagonians stood guard: Nizami

DHAKA: Jamaat-e-Islami Ameer Matiur Rahman Nizami Friday said the government finally could not change the result of Chittagong City Corporation polls as the “brave Chittagonians” were aware and took position at EC offices in a nightlong watch.“Though the government was ready with

Looser even in voting close to home

Chittagong: By an unhappy stroke of luck, immediate-past mayor of Chittagong ABM Mohiuddin Chowdhury even faced defeat in voting close to home in Thursday’s Chittagong City Corporation polls. Banglanews24.com.bd correspondent from the port city informed that Mohiuddin polled 571 votes

Khaleda congratulates Manjur on election victory

DHAKA: Buoyed by a stunning outcome of the opposition stake on the Chittagong City Corporation election, BNP chairperson and Leader of the Opposition in Parliament Begum Khaleda Zia Friday congratulated Mayor-elect Manzur Alam and the councilors.In a congratulatory message Begum Zia also

CCC election gimmicks<br>Vote miracle makes Manjur Mayor of Chittagong

Chittagong: Opposition consensus candidate Manjur Alam was Friday unofficially declared elected Mayor of Chittagong, country’s commercial capital and a stronghold of the ruling Awami League, as his former boss was overwhelmingly voted down after three consecutive terms.Returning Officer

CCC Election<br>Manjur unofficially declared Ctg Mayor

Chittagong: Opposition BNP-backed candidate Manjur Alam was Friday unofficially declared Mayor of Chittagong City Corporation, a stronghold of ruling Awami League.Returning Officer Jesmin Tuli made the announcement of Manjur’s victory at about 10:30am.Manjur defeated the ruling Awami

Manjur supporters take out victory procession in port city

CHITTAGONG: Jubilant supporters of unofficially elected Chittagong Mayor Mohammad Manjur Alam Friday morning took out victory processions across the port city ignoring the downpour.Overwhelmed by the news of Manjur’s victory in the CCC election, his party colleagues came out on the

Manjur unofficially declared Ctg Mayor

Chittagong: Opposition BNP-backed candidate Manjur Alam Manju was Friday unofficially declared Mayor of Chittagong City Corporation, a stronghold of ruling Awami League.Returning Officer Jesmin Tuli made the announcement of Manjur’s victory at about 10:30am.Manjur defeated the ruling

Voting in CCC polls ends in peace: ballot count on

CHITTAGONG: Counting votes began as the much-orchestrated Chittagong City Corporation election ended peacefully amid tight security Thursday.Polling started at 8 am and continued till 4pm, without break.Witnesses and Election Commission officials said hundreds of voters queued up and cast

Mayoral hopefuls Mohiuddin, Manzur cast votes

CHITTAGONG: Voting in the much-orchestrated Chittagong City Corporation election is underway peacefully amid tight security Thursday.Polling started at 8 am and would continue till 4pm, without break.Witnesses and Election Commission officials said hundreds of voters queued up at the

CCC polls<br>Ward Councillor held in Chittagong, released later

CHITTAGONG: Police held a ward counselor on Thursday as the polling began in the Chittagong City Corporation election amid enthusiasm among voters. banglanews24.com.bd correspondent from the port city Ramen Das Gupta said counselor of Ward 32, Jahar Lal Hajari was held following a brawl

Pre-poll brawls: lawmaker SQ Chowdhury arrested

CHITTAGONG:  Opposition lawmaker and BNP standing committee member Salahuddin Quader Chowdhury was arrested Wednesday after a long holdup in his car in the port city on charge of violating electoral rules.  The outspoken BNP leader was shown arrested in a case against him for giving

CCC Polls Tomorrow <br>RO for EC decision about flooded centers<br>Coordination Cell formed in Dhak

Chittagong: Chittagong City Corporation goes to the polls Thursday in a crucial local-body election, amid a downbeat mood of the Election Commission office here, though, about smooth balloting as heavy rain inundated some areas and a few polling centers in the port city.“It is now

Security buildups for CCC polls<br>Army deployed as striking force in port city

Chittagong: As the countdown to June 17 voting began, the authorities Monday deployed army for policing the crucial Chittagong City Corporation polls.Six companies comprising at least 600 members of the Army will be on duty as striking force till June 18, officials said. Meanwhile, six

Sajeda calls for purge of pro-BNP-Jamaat officials from administration

DHAKA: Awami League presidium member and deputy leader of the House in Parliament Syeda Sajeda Chowdhury urged premier Sheikh Hasina to immediate purge from the administration hordes of pro-BNP-Jamaat officials who rule the roost.She made the strong plea Saturday while speaking as chief