The Election Commission has been apparently playing a silent role over a huge number of allegations and objections filed by the candidates of the ongoing upazila elections. The commission receives 15-20 applications every day over alleged violations of the election code, intimidation, objections regarding election officials, petitions for recounting the votes and so on, said a concerned election official. But the EC hardly takes them into cognizance on the pretext of not having specific grounds. The commission feels it has no responsibility and authority in the matters, shifting the onus onto the shoulders of the returning officers for taking measures over any complaint or allegation. BNP-backed chairman candidate Zahurul Islam, who... more ›
CHITTAGONG: Chittagong City Awami League (AL) President and former city mayor ABM Mohiuddin Chowdhury called upon the agitating officials and employees of Chittagong Medical College Hospital (CMCH) not to be confused about upgrading the medical college as university. He said a vested quarter with an ill-motive is confusing the staff. No staff will be losers through the upgrade of the institution. He said this at a press conference organised under the banner of Chittagong Medical University Implementation Forum at Chittagong Press Club on Sunday. Mohiuddin, also the Forum chairman, said the announcement for turning the college into university came as a great gift for some 40 million people of Chittagong and... more ›
Noted economist and chairman of Centre for Policy Dialogue Rehman Sobhan on Sunday said members of the minority communities are living with a huge sense of vulnerability in today’s Bangladesh. Talking at a dissemination seminar on ‘Religion, Minority and Trust’, he also noted that even the state cannot be trusted by its minorities. Neither the transcending rigorous secularism nor any religious denomination matters with the minority of any category - religion, ethnicity or class - due to the muscle power that exists and the state is not protecting anyone from any misdeed, he observed. The dissemination seminar was jointly organised by International Growth Centre (IGC), Institute of Governance Studies (IGS) of Brac University... more ›
The businessmen of the old city under the banner of Sammilito Babsaee Samity (United Businessmen’s Association) Sunday sought prime minister’s intervention for resolving the Jagannath University (JnU) issue for restoration of a congenial atmosphere of trade and business in the area. They sought PM’s intervention at a press conference held at Jahangir tower in the old city. Expressing businessmen’s sympathy with the students, the convenor of the traders’ association, Sheikh Muhammad Jahangir Alam, said,”Because of students’ ceaseless demonstration, our commercial activities have come to a halt. We call upon the prime minister for her immediate intervention to resolve the local problem.” Meanwhile, the students of JnU agitating to recover grabbed halls continued... more ›
Jatiya Party chairman HM Ershad Sunday urged the party loyalists to reorganise JP saying an election would be held again. Jatiya Party has a bright future which will join the election and ultimately it will come to power individually, he said. The JP chief said this while addressing a condolence meeting organized in front of the party office at Kakrail in the capital following death of party leader Harun-or-Rashid Bashar recently. “Now, the party has been passing a crucial period but it will be reorganised again and will participate in election to form a JP-led government,” Ershad said. Those who have withdrawn nomination papers following my instruction, need not to be... more ›
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