Saturday, 20 Apr, 2024


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. 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

Zia was directly involved in Bangabandhu murder : Qamrul Islam

Savar: After igniting a heated debate in the countryÔÇÖs political circles by labeling ex-President general Ziaur Rahman as ÔÇÿPakistani spyÔÇÖ, State Minister for Law Advocate Qamrul Islam now says the BNP founder was ÔÇ£directly involvedÔÇØ in the assassination of

Lawmaker Inu comes under attack One suspect held

KUSHTIA: Leftwing politician Hasanul Haque Inu MP, Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Telecommunications, came under a gun attack in Pangsha upazila of Rajbari district on his way home on Thursday night.The JSD chief was accompanied by party leader Karim Sikder, Standing

Khaleda gets 3 more months to stay in Cantt house

Dhaka: The High Court Thursday extended by three months its stay order on government notice directing opposition leader Begum Khaleda Zia to vacate her leasehold cantonment residence.With the latest extension of the hold, the effect of the notice has been stayed five times—thereby

BNPÔÇÖs sit-in demo begins

Dhaka: The main opposition BNP, whose leaders now talk of launching an oust-government movement, staged a ‘mass sit-in’ demonstration in the capital Wednesday professedly in protest against government interference in the judiciary.As scheduled, the 4-hour squatting began on the

EC plans banning showdown in all next local polls

CHITTAGONG: The Election Commission plans to replicate the Chittagong model in all local polls henceforth banning all kinds of showdown, as the restraints worked well in the port city. “Any kind of gathering, including rally and procession, would be banned in all local-government

411 more `political` cases to be axed

DHAKA: The National Committee on review of politically motivated cases recommended the withdrawal of 411 more cases filed during the tenures of the past BNP-Jamaat alliance and caretaker governments. State Minister for Law Advocate Kamrul Islam chaired the committee`s 19th meeting in the

EC`s mission is to hold model election in Ctg, says Shakawat

CHITTAGONG: The `nonpolitical` city corporation election turned into a political one, an election commissioner said here Monday, indicating the open-secret matter of all the major political parties jockeying behind the two rival mayoral candidates. Brig-gen (Retd) Shakawat Hossain,

HC petitioned for declaring BNP hartal illegal

DHAKA: A writ petition was filed Monday with the High Court for its ruling outlawing June 27 hartal called by the opposition BNP, as the opponents interpret the general strike as a disruptive political action.The petition was filed with a HC bench compressing justices Mohammad Mamtaz

Historic Six-point Movement Day being observed <br>AL pledges militant-free country

DHAKA: The historic six-point movement day is being observed today (Monday) with the main pledge for keeping the country free from militancy, which emerges as the gravest concern for people at home and abroad in present times.The ruling party, Awami League, is observing the historic 7th

Writ petition seeking HC rule outlawing hartal on way

Dhaka: A writ petition is going to be filed Monday with the High Court for declaring the general strike called by Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) for June 27 as illegal and contrary to the constitution, as a legal notice went unheeded, said one of the petitioners.Five people, including

Historic Six-point Movement Day

DHAKA: Awami League will observe the historic 7th June tomorrow (Monday) to commemorate the six-point movement it launched this day 43 years ago with the pivotal demand for autonomy of erstwhile East Pakistan. The six-point movement was scaled up with the supreme sacrifice of Sramik

City AL starts fundraising for Nimtoli fire victims

DHAKA: Dhaka City Awami League Saturday started fundraising in aid to the people affected by Thursday night’s blaze at Nimtola in the old part of the capital city that put at least 120 people to a terrible death.The fund was formed at an extended meeting of the city unit of the ruling