Politics

AL places 11-point proposal for next election

  

Pns: Awami League on Wednesday placed an 11-point proposal, including introduction of the use of electronic voting machines (EVMs), for holding the next general election in a credible manner. During a dialogue with the Election Commission that lasted for nearly two hours and 15 minutes, the ruling party also proposed submission of the list of polling agents to presiding officers and assistant presiding officers three days before the polling day and strictly curbing the use of black...

Khaleda Zia returns home

  

Pns: BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, who is facing arrest warrants in three cases, returned home from the UK on Wednesday afternoon after over a three-month stay there. She reached Hazrat Shahjajal International Airport by an Emirates Airlines flight around 5:08pm.BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir received the party chief at the airport.Earlier, Khaleda left London's Heathrow Airport for Bangladesh around 9:45 pm (London time) on Tuesday night, said UK chapter...

AL to join EC’s dialogue Wednesday

  

Pns: As part of the ongoing dialogue with registered political parties, the Election Commission will sit in talks with ruling Awami League to seek its opinion over the Commission's preparation for the next general election likely to be held in December 2018.A 21-member AL delegation will join the dialogue which will start at 11am with Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda in the chair, said Director (PR) at the EC Secretariat SM Asaduzzaman."Awami League will place an 11-point...

Allegations against Sinha ‘cooked up to contain him’: BNP

  

Pns: BNP on Monday alleged that the government is making an 'imaginary story' bringing various allegations against Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha only to contain him. "The allegations brought against the Chief Justice are nothing, but a cooked-up story. People believe that the main motive behind the allegations is to force him to resign after compelling him to leave the country in a terror style and sending him on forced leave through fraudulence," said BNP senior joint secretary...

AL expects neutrality from EC: Quader

  

Pns: Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader said on Monday his party does not want any favour from the Election Commission but the neutrality. He came up with the remarks while talking to newsmen emerging from a function at the Krishibid Institution at Khamarbari here.Quader, also the Road Bridges and Transport Minister, said the Chief Election Commissioner did not make comments on the role of Ziaur Rahman in the press briefing but in the dialogue with BNP."We will...

BNP places 20-point proposal to EC

  

Pns: BNP on Sunday placed its 20-point proposal, including holding the next polls under a supportive government, deployment of army with magistracy power, and dissolving the current parliament before the election, in a dialogue with the Election Commission (EC). During the nearly three-hour dialogue with the Commission, the party also proposed withdrawal of all the 'false' cases filed against its leaders and activists, including party chief Khaleda Zia, before the...

BNP's proposal to dissolve parliament unconstitutional: Hanif

  

Pns: The ruling Awami League (AL) Joint General Secretary Mahbub-ul-Alam Hanif on Sunday ruled out the possibility of dissolving the parliament before general polls, terming the BNP’s proposal in this regard as unconstitutional. "The next general election will be held under the present AL government as per the constitution. So, there is no scope to dissolve the parliament before polls," he said while talking to media at a press conference at his Kushtia residence this...

BNP to place written proposals ahead of dialogues with EC

  

Pns: BNP will place a set of proposals before the Election Commission (EC) during the dialogue with it on Sunday for holding a credible general election, said BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Friday. “We’ll join the dialogue with the Election Commission with a big team and place our written proposals in it. It’ll be very comprehensive, and I think it’ll remain as a milestone,” he said.Fakhrul came up with the remarks while talking to reporters after visiting...

Courts issue warrants for Khaleda’s arrest

  

Pns: Two courts in Bangladesh issued warrants yesterday for the arrest of the opposition leader and former premier Khaleda Zia, a move her party said was politically motivated ahead of elections expected next year, reports AFP. The move came after the government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina launched a crackdown on the opposition, arresting leaders and supporters of Zia’s Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP). One of the warrants relates to a failure to respond to a court summons in a...

Arrest warrant against Khaleda for 2 cases

  

Pns: Arrest warrants have been issued against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in two separate cases filed against her in connection with Zia Orphanage Trust graft case and over undermining Bangladesh's map, its national flag and liberation war, reports UNB. 'Zia Orphanage Trust graft case' Dhaka Special Court-5 Judge Md Akhtaruzzaman passed the order in response to a petition filed by the state seeking an arrest warrant against her for going to London without court's...

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