Saturday, September 30, 2023

Abolition of election to non-govt edn instt bodies proposed

Siddiqur Rahman Khan The education ministry has put into the final form the draft of an ordinance on the management committees of non-government educational institutions to replace the existing election system to choose guardians and teachers’ representatives. ‘Guardians of the students who become first in the final exams will be nominated representatives of guardians to ... Read more

Barisal Public University project approved in ECNEC

Admission in six subjects from current session, Named Shahid Ziaur Rahman University Our Correspondent, Barisal The implementation of the project for a general public university in Barisal division had been approved in the recent meeting of the Executive Committee of Economic Council (ECNEC). According to the related sources, a project with a budget of Tk. ... Read more

Yet BNP, AL in trouble in Barisal

Many rebel candidates retire from poll campaign Yet BNP, AL in trouble in Barisal Our Correspondent, Barisal Both the two major political alliances are still facing problems from eight rebel candidates (five in BNP and three in Mahajote) even after withdrawal by others. In one constituency, both ‘boat’ (AL) and ‘plough(JP)’, and in another constituency, ... Read more

Poll campaign in south Ctg gains momentum

BSS, Chittagong The hustling for next week’s parliamentary polls has gained momentum in the five constituencies of south Chittagong. The candidates, their active supporters and even relatives have virtually no time for rest and sleep as they have been putting in maximum efforts by utilizing properly the time left for campaigning. Nominees of major parties ... Read more

Ershad blames AL for deadlock in seat sharing

Rangpur Correspondent Party chairman HM Ershad blamed the AL for violation of seat sharing treaty with JP in the election. He called the Awami League candidates in Rangpur-4 and Rangpur-5 to stop campaign for them in the greater interest of grand alliance. “There is no alternative of election symbol ‘plough’ in Rangpur,” said Ershad asking ... Read more

286 judicial magistrates on polls duty

Staff Correspondent The government on Tuesday appointed 286 judicial magistrates on election duties to deal with electoral offences and conduct summary trial in the 299 parliamentary constituencies going to polls on December 29. The law and parliamentary affairs ministry assigned the judicial magistrates and sent a list of 286 such magistrates to the commission six ... Read more

Manifestos skip job nationalisation for non-govt teachers

Staff correspondent Bangladesh Non-Govern-ment Primary Schoolteachers’ Association leaders on Tues-day expressed disappointment about the absence of any pledge for the nationalisation of their jobs in the election manifestos of major political parties. ‘In the manifestos for the 2001 elections, both the Bangladesh Nationalist Party and the Awami League pledged to nationalise all non-government primary schools. ... Read more

Long-distance bus owners say no to fare cut

Staff Correspondent Owners of long-distance buses have decided not to reduce fare despite the government’s directive to cut fare by Tk 0.02 per kilometre following the reduction in fuel prices. ‘We will not reduce fare until a new government takes office after the elections,’ the Bangladesh Bus Truck Owners’ Association chairman, Golam Md Siraj, told ... Read more

Rajuk extends time for plot application

Uttara, Purbachal Rajuk extends time for plot application Staff Correspondent Due to huge rush of applicants, Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha (Rajuk) yesterday extended the time limit both for collecting and submitting application forms for plots at Purbachal New Town project and Uttara Model Town (Third phase). Rajuk officials said the last date for procuring forms is ... Read more

Ershad beats Rowshan in possessing ornaments

M Abul Kalam Azad Jatiya Party (JP) Chairman HM Ershad has more ornaments than his wife has and fewer assets than she owns, reveals his wealth statement submitted to the Election Commission along with nomination papers. According to his affidavits attached to nomination papers for Dhaka-17, Rangpur-3 and Kurigram-2 constituencies, Ershad possesses gold and ornaments ... Read more

Candidates passing busy time in election campaign in Rajshahi

4-party has edge over 14-party in popularity Our Correspondent All 28 candidates of six constituencies in Rajshahi district are now spending extremely busy time in campaigning for the upcoming parliamentary election. All of them are now sparing all their available time to communicate with the voters. The quiet city Rajshahi has now turned into a ... Read more

BCS candidates continue fast unto death

DU Correspondent. The candidates, who had qualified in the 27th BCS examinations as per the results published on January 21, 2007, continued their fast unto death programme for the third consecutive day at the Central Shaheed Miner on Tuesday. They said they would not end their programme unless the government met their demand. Seven of ... Read more