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BNP sees possibility of early polls

BNP sees possibility of early polls

“We think that the prime minister statement ‘a democratic government can call elections at any time’ is an indication of early polls,” Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, the secretary-general, told reporters on Friday.

Politics

Dhaka: Jatiyo Party chairman Hussein Mohammad Ershad on Friday said that his party would assume office after the next election through massive preparation. The former military dictator said his party does not believe in “democracy of one day” that remain confined in voting only. “We want a meaningful democracy,” he added. Ershad, also the special…

Dhaka – Bangladesh Nationalist Party chief Khaleda Zia will address a public meeting in Natore Saturday to drum up support for her demand for a fresh election under a non-partisan caretaker administration. The public meeting was originally scheduled to be held on October 30m but it was reschedule apparently because of the Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami’s strike…

Dhaka – Railway Minister Mujibul Haque on Friday finally tied the knot with Hanufa Akhter Rikta at a traditional marriage ceremony arranged at the bridge’s home in Comilla district. The minister was drove to his in-law’s home at Kangai village of Chandina upazila in the afternoon where the formalities for wedlock were completed amid a…

international

31 October, 2014

Burkina Faso leader 'to stay on'

International Desk: Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore says he will stay in power for a year under a transitional government, following a day of violent p…

30 October, 2014

Japan Crown Princess attends first feast in 11 years

International Desk: Japan's Crown Princess has attended a banquet for visiting Dutch royals, her first such appearance in 11 years. Princess Masako, 50, is t…

30 October, 2014

Gujarat braces for Nilofar 

International Desk: Indian authorities have begun clearing tens of thousands of people as a powerful cyclone heads for the western coast. Cyclone Nilofar, c…

Bangladesh

Dhaka – Activists of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami on Wednesday clashed with law enforcement in different places after a special tribunal sentenced its chief to death for war crimes committed during the country’s 1971 liberation war. The party also called a three-day strike to protest the sentence to Matiur Rahman Nizami, who was also the chief of…

Economy

Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) in its September report said that the country’s total mobile internet connections stand at 40.79 million.…

Sci-Tech

Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) in its September report said that the country’s total mobile internet connections stand at 40.79 million.…

Life&Arts

International Desk: Japan’s Crown Princess has attended a banquet for visiting Dutch royals, her first such appearance in 11 years. Princess Masako, 50, is the wife of Crown Prince Naruhito, the heir to the Japanese imperial throne. She began to suffer from a stress-related illness after joining the royal family in 1993. Since the birth…

Sports

Sports desk – Carlo Ancelotti has hailed Cristiano Ronaldo’s “impossible” form in the wake of his double in Real Madrid’s 5-0 win over Levante, with Javier Hernandez, James Rodriguez and Isco scoring the Santiago Bernabeu side’s remaining three goals. The Portugal international has already netted 15 times after eight Liga rounds, thus breaking a record…

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